Welcome

Welcome to the Virginia Society Daughters of the American Colonists (VADAC).  The society was organized April 7, 1922 in the Richmond home of Mrs. James Branch Cabell.  Since then the Society has grown and currently has nine chapters meeting across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  We pride ourselves on being a “Friendly Organization”.  We look forward to welcoming you.

I am honored to be the VADAC State Regent, and I would like to give you a little of my background so you can better know who I am.  My role as State Regent is the culmination of twelve years of experience with NSDAC.  It began as an organizing member of the Richard Bland Lee Chapter in Northern Virginia serving as the chapter chaplain.  Then we moved for the 33rd time, to our home in Augusta County in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  I was asked to complete the organization of the Great Warriors Path Chapter and served as chapter Regent.  During this time I also served the state as National Defense Chairman, State Treasurer and State 1st vice Regent.

Children and the community environment are my interests.  I have taught in public school systems, and the DOD schools overseas.  It was with enthusiasm that I ran one of the pilot programs for the ARMY that brought childcare, preschools and home day care to service members.   I worked at BGSU in television and supported the local school systems in North West Ohio in instituting computer programs in schools.  Then I had the pleasure to work with Federal programs to help welfare mothers become independent and have their children enter into the school systems in a non-deficit learning capacity.  I have been involved in community programs such as Girl Scout, Cub Scout den mother, Red Cross, United Way Chairman, and served on community social service board, airport board and comprehensive planning boards.

I find in my retirement years that I have developed an interest in genealogy, my goal being to produce several family books; and architecturally changing our houses; and developing landscapes designs and the gardening that goes with that.  My husband “Butch” and I have two sons, George and Cameron, and five grandsons, and a fury dog/daughter Delphi, who is a rescue for the Nelson County SPCA…  She now has us well trained.

The object of our state Society, in part, is that we “shall be Patriotic, Historical and Educational; research the history and deeds of American Colonists and [to] record and publish and commemorate the deeds, [to] foster love of American, [to] obey it laws and respect the Flag of the United States of America, the emblem of its power and civic righteousness.”

Pending State Board approval, my State Regent’s Project will be to restore Lady Justice to her place of honor on the Augusta County Courthouse roof.  Her scales will also be repaired which broke when a strong spring wind storm toppled her.  Also money will be given to repair the many leaks that sprung in the roof.  It is my hope to have a dry and safe place for the Colonial records stored there.  This is important to our nation as during the colonial time the records of not only present day Augusta County, but the land to the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico were housed in the Augusta Court House—all the records of KY, TN, AL, MISS, LA, MO, WV, OH to the Western Reserve line of CONN, and the westward land of PA.

Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Society Daughters of the American Colonists and please do not hesitate to contact Jean Hart or myself (Chaboudyc@aol.com) for more information

With Best Regards,

Louise Anderson “Penny” Beardsworth Chaboudy, State Regent

Virginia Society, Daughters of the American Colonists