Daughters of Founders and Patriots of
Mrs. Charles Robert Odom
and our State Officers welcome you to the
Virginia Chapter web site
shall be accorded to our forefathers who founded
their patriot descendants who served to aid the independence of this great Nation
Tri-Centennial of Jamestowne
Virginia Chapter was formed at
to be established and the first founded in the South. The Chapter
was organized by
Two Virginia Daughters have served as National Presidents,
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COLORS OF THE SOCIETY
The ribbon of the National Society shall be divided into equal lengthwise stripes of three colors, red, buff and blue. Red symbolizes the Colonial period of American history.
and blue depicts the uniforms of soldiers who served in the War for
OBJECT OF THE SOCIETY
1. To associate congenial women whose ancestors struggled together for life, liberty home and happiness in this land when it was a new and
2. To teach reverent regard for the names, history, character, deeds, and heroism of the founders of this country and their descendents, to inculcate patriotism in the present and succeeding generations, and to commemorate events of the history of the Colonies and of the Republic
3. To discover and preserve family and history, otherwise unwritten and unknown, of the first Colonists, their ancestors, and descendents.
4. In time of war to obtain and forward supplies for Arm and Navy hospitals.
Vice President Margaret “Marge” Ruth Richards
Chaplain Lettie Genung Groshel, Mrs. Lyle R.
Recording Secretary Jennie Harris Palacios, Mrs. Ernesto H.
Corresponding Secretary Martha Bass Giovanelli, Mrs. Robert A.
Treasurer Nancy Barker Squire, Mrs. Peter Weaver, Sr.
Historian Kathryn Nicholas Winslow, Mrs.
Color Bearer Carole Ware Featherston, Mrs. Charles A.
Councillors Martha Bass Giovanelli, Mrs. Robert A.
Carole Ware Featherston, Mrs. Charles A.
Parliamentarian Carole Ware Featherston, Mrs. Charles A.
Chapter meetings are held in the Fall, Winter and Spring at different sites, usually in the Tidewater. The Winter Meeting is the Annual Meeting. Guests are invited to the luncheon and program.
Membership in the Virginia Society is by invitation only.
woman of at least eighteen years of age and of good moral character and
reputation who is in sympathy with the object of this society is eligible to
membership, provided she is descended in unbroken paternal line of either
father or mother from an ancestor who settled in any of the Colonies now
included in the United States of America during the period from the settlement
OUR MAIN PURPOSE
Our main purpose is limited to promoting patriotic and historical projects.
Some examples are:
Aiding hospitals during time of war
Awarding medals to outstanding ROTC students
Presenting awards for excellence to graduate of Service Academies
Promoting respect for our American Flag.
Awarding achievement of students in American History
Commemorating special historical events by erecting memorials.
Remembering outstanding individuals in American History
Collecting, restoring and preserving our records.
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