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Virginia Chapter

National Society

Southern Dames of America

 

 

Organizing State President Carla Whitehurst Odom

Mrs. Charles Robert Odom

and our State Officers welcome you to the

Virginia Chapter web site

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THE VIRGINIA SOCIETY RECENTLY ORGANIZED

September 13, 2009 

Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 

HISTORY OF THE VIRGINIA SOCIETY  

 

The Virginia Society was first organized many years ago.  One known member from the original society is a member of the new Virginia Society, Ann Taylor Schaeffer,

Mrs. Ronald L. Schaeffer.  

 

 

COAT OF ARMS & COLORS

 

The Coat of Arms of the National Society shall consist of a simple shield, divided diagonally, left to right, surrounded by two ribbons, the upper ribbon bearing the words,

NATIONAL SOCIETY and the date, 1962,

the lower ribbon bearing the words

SOUTHERN  DAMES  OF  AMERICA.   

The divided shield shall be in two colors, white and gold

with surrounding ribbon in blue and white.  The gold represents

richness of heritage and the white the purity of purpose. The blue

of the scroll symbolizes loyalty – to the Organization and to the Country.  

 

 

 

NATIONAL FLOWER 

Southern Magnolia

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this Society shall be as follows:  To provide an organization in which

and through which women of southern ancestry may combine their efforts to

promote benevolent, patriotic, educational endeavors including, but not 

limited to, promoting and encouraging the study  of political science

and lending assistance to development and the application

of ophthalmic research.

 

 

VIRGINIA STATE FLOWER & TREE

The Dogwood

 

 

 

 

VIRGINIA BIRD

The Cardinal

 

 

 STATE SONG

Carry Me Back to Old Virginia  click on link

 

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VIRGINIA SOCIETY ORGANIZING OFFICERS

 

 

 

President

Carla Whitehurst Odom, Mrs. Charles R.

First Vice President

Sharon Kaufelt Stine

Second Vice President

Carol Schoenborn Stone

Recording Secretary

Gloria Wilkinson Baird

Corresponding Secretary

LouisePennyBeardsworth Chaboudy

Treasurer

Gloria Wilkinson Baird.

Registrar

Gloria Wilkinson Baird.

Chaplain

Jacque-Lynne Amman Schulman

Historian

Melanie Carroll Platte

Parliamentarian

Jean Rourke Hillegass

Advisor

Dianne Alley Robinson

 

 

 

MEETINGS

 

Society meetings are held in September and February in Richmond and occasionally elsewhere

Guests are invited to the luncheon and program that are currently held in conjunction with the

Virginia Society Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars. 

 

 

 

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership in the Virginia Society is by invitation only.

 

 

 

This website was last updated on: February 22, 2010

 

 

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