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Membership and Contact


For questions or information about joining Elizabeth Patch Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century, send an e-mail to: Chapter President: Sue Moritz

Eligibility and Service Categories

Membership Eligibility:

Any woman of good moral character, eighteen years of age or over, is eligible for membership, provided she has been invited by the Society and is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies in the geographical area of the present United States of America. Membership is in the National Society but members join through Chapters. Admission into the Society is by invitation and the endorsement by two members, to whom the applicant is known personally, and approval of lineage papers by the President General, Registrar General and Treasurer General. Documentary proof of an ancestor's service prior to 1701 is required. There are 18 categories of eligible service as detailed in the list below, including both male and female ancestors. No person may enter the Society under known false lineage records.

Service Categories:

Documentary proof of an ancestor's service and residence prior to 1701 in one of the folowing is required:

1. Historic Founder of Jamestown or Historic Founder of any of the original colonies
2. Member of the London, Plymouth or Virginia Companies who came to the colonies to live.
3. Colonial Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Governor, or Colonial Officer.
4. Member of the House of Burgesses.
5. Member or Delegate to the Council of the Assembly.
6. Deputy or Representative to the General Court.
7. All civil and church officials and services.
8. Founder or Trustee of any college or school.
9. Minister of the Gospel or Commissary of the Bishops of London.
10. Member of the Council of Safety of 1689.
11. Signer of the Mayflower Compact.
12. Member of the House of Delegates.
13. All Professions, Trades and Crafts.
14. All Military and Naval services of the colonies.
15. Any who furnished funds or supplies.
16. Member of Provincial Congress.
17. Landowner, Freeman or Planter.
18. Headright, Transportee.


Time to pay your dues - $45.00 - Mail them to B. Allison
If you have any questions, please e-mail B. Allison

Chapter Meetings

June 13, 2017
       11:00 AM: Delhi Cafe
       4625 Willoughby Rd. #9, Holt, MI, phone: 517-694-8655
       Agenda June 13, 2017 meeting
       RSVP: Sue Moritz

Chapter Minutes

       Minutes from April 27, 2017 meeting
       Minutes from August 11, 2016 meeting
       Minutes from March 18, 2016 meeting

Michigan State Board of Management Meeting

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