The Ezekial Richardson Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century installed newly elected officers at a special luncheon at the Noble House in Hudson.

Rose Elaine McIntyre will serve as president for 2017-2019.

Other elected officers are Vice President Roberta Harlow Dodd, Chaplain Marjorie Ann Sonnemann Solan, Recording Secretary Megan Jarvis Alchebaina, Corresponding Secretary Elizabeth Barr Field Erwin, Treasurer Carol Jean Singleton Jones, Registrar Sharon Rae Singleton Snowden, Historian Michelle Dodd Jay, Librarian Laura Peniston Erwin and Parliamentarian Sharon Rae Singleton Snowden.

Colonial Dames is a national organization and is open to women 18 years and older who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor that lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the original colonies.

The object of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century shall be: to aid in the preservation of the records and of the historic sites of our country; to foster interest in historical colonial research; to aid in the education of the youth of our country; to commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founders of our great Republic; to maintain zealously those high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the colonies and the foundation and establishment of the United States of America; to maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coats of Arms of our Armorial ancestors; and to develop a library specializing in the Seventeenth century American colonial data.

This chapter welcomes new members. For information, call Snowden at 330-699-0361.