National Society of Colonial Dames of America – Minnesota Chapter

Mission and Purpose

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Minnesota

On October 8, 1896 the Minnesota Society was admitted to the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America with 14 charter members. This original group of women had ancestors that contributed to our country's founding. Currently 103 women whose ancestors were part of the colonial development of America are members. 

Our mission:
  •  To educate others about the stories of our founding and histories.
  •  To serve, honor, support and preserve history.
  •  To foster friendships bound by dedication to service to our country and communities.

Operating Year: May 2019 - April 2020

Board of Managers
Term expiring 2018: Mrs. Susan McCarthy
Term expiring 2018: Vacant
Term expiring 2018: Ms. Ann Essling
Term expiring 2018: Mrs. Kitty Petit
Term expiring 2019: Mrs. Mimi Stake
Term expiring 2019: Ms. Katharine Winston
Term expiring 2020: Vacant
Term expiring 2020: Ms. Tammis McMillan
Term expiring 2020: Mrs. Mary Ellis Peterson
Term expiring 2020: Ms. Lois Mackin
Term expiring 2020: Ms. Christine Podas-Larson
President 2018-2019: Ms. Tammis McMillan
First Vice President: Ms. Susan Dunnavan
Second Vice President: Mrs. Ruth Stryker-Gordon
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Kitty Petit
Recording Secretary-2020: Mrs. Carolynn Lund
Treasurer: Ms. Kathleen Boe
Historian- 2021: Mrs. Jill Rudnitski
Registrar: Ms. Lois Mackin
Patriotic Service: Mrs. Mimi Stake
Patriotic Service: Ms. Katharine Winston
Historical Activities: Mrs. Mary Ellis Peterson
Museum Properties/Ramsey House: Ms. Christine Podas-Larson
Communications: Vacant
Program: Vacant
Lady of Dumbarton House Board: Mrs. Susan McCarthy
Regent of Gunston Hall: Mrs. Kandi Osborn
Ass. Trustee, Fr. of Sulgrave : Mrs. Kitty Petit