Daughters of American Colonists chapter forms in Niceville

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Sue Bratton, Florida state regent, swears in Daughters of American Colonists-Eucheeanna chapter officers recently at Heritage Museum in Valparaiso. From left are Bratton and Margaret Nichols, organizing regent; Mary Ellen Ahlstorm, vice regent; Virginia Poffenberger, 2nd vice regent; Rita Takeuchi, chaplain; Tanya Ditto, recording secretary; Susan VanderZeyde, treasurer; Scarlett Brock, registrar; and Dianna Lantz, historian.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:19 PM.


VALPARAISO — Members and prospective members of Niceville’s Daughters of American Colonists Eucheeanna chapter recently gathered at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for their organizing meeting. 

Florida State Regent Sue Bratton installed the new chapter board, including: Regent Margaret Nichols, Vice Regent Mary Ellen Ahlstorm, 2nd Vice Regent Virginia Poffenberger, Chaplain Rita Takeuchi, Recording Secretary Tanya Ditto, Treasurer Susan VanderZeyde, Registrar Scarlett Brock and Historian Dianna Lantz.

Bratton, who realized Niceville lacked a chapter, approached Nichols about forming one. Because there was such an interest in a Niceville chapter, Eucheeanna's formation was approved and organized in six months. 

The chapter’s name honors Euchee Indians and the first Scottish settlement in territorial Florida.

Want to join?

Call Margaret Nichols, 897-1278, for details on Niceville’s Daughters of American Colonists Eucheeanna chapter.

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