Chapter President Martha McGee, left, welcomes State President Mary Duvall
Two past national presidents, Mincy Copeland of Florence and Anne Swanson of Columbia, and National Curator General, Ann Alderman of Manning, and State President Mary Duvall of Hilton Head Island attended the brunch meeting of the Peedee Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century at Florence Country Club on Jan.18. The brunch was hosted by Renee’ Baxley of Marion, Claire Godwin of Lake City, Florie Ervin of Florence and President Martha McGee of Florence. One of the missions of the Colonial Dames XVIIC is to aid in the preservation of records and of historical sites of the country.
State President Mary Duvall was guest speaker. She outlined future plans of the Society and reported on the placement of a historic marker on Daufuskie Island last November. A memorial was held for Elinor Richardson who had been an important member of this chapter. The Peedee Chapter is open to receiving new members who are interested in joining and have documentary proof of an ancestor’s service and residence in the colonies prior to 1701. Applications may be made through any member.