Seven new members were officially welcomed by Chipola Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in May. Honored were Sandra Parrish, Mary Ann Flowers, Carolyn Jordan, Christy Bloechl, Josephine McGlamery, Patty Melvin and Rosie Smith. Smith is a member of Fort San Luis Chapter in Tallahassee and a new associate member of the Marianna chapter. Regent Dorcas Jackson and Chaplain Jean Brooks conducted the ceremony with each new "daughter" receiving a pin from the chapter.
The NSDAR, established in 1890, is committed to historic preservation, education and patriotism. To be eligible for DAR membership a woman must be at least eighteen years old and able to prove direct lineage to an ancestor who rendered aid to the colonies, between 1775 and 1783, in the fight for independence from Great Britain. Chipola Chapter is glad to help interested women prove lineage. Please contact Registrar Marilyn Clere with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance or call Regent Dorcas Jackson at 579-2103.
A certificate in appreciation for support of the chapter and for "giving us a history of Jackson County" was given to historian and acclaimed author, Dale A. Cox. Cox is donating proceeds from his latest work, The History of Jackson County, Florida: Volume One, to Chipola Chapter, NSDAR with the funds to be used to establish historic markers in this area.
The program for May was "Sharing Our Family Heirlooms." Deborah Buckhalter and Mark Skinner from the Jackson County Floridan were present to make a video tape of the program. At the end of the meeting Buckhalter was surprised when presented a certificate of appreciation for her numerous efforts to preserve history and for her support of Chipola Chapter, NSDAR.