The new officers for the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were installed at the April 2018 meeting and given the oath of office by Honorary Chapter Regent Dotty Burdick.

Each officer was given a token of their office, a symbol to remind each of the responsibilities they will be taking on. The registrar is given parsley, which stands for friendship and is a symbol of the many new friends that will be brought into the chapter. The treasurer receives pepper, which stands for wealth and is a reminder to guard well the chapter wealth. The recording secretary is given sage, which stands for wisdom that will be needed to keep the club's records straight. Cinnamon is given to the chaplain as a reminder of the soothing warmth that will be needed in that position. The second vice regent receives oregano as a reminder of the joy that will be brought to the chapter in the forms of programs offered. The first vice regent receives fennel, which stands for strength and vision, a reminder that both will be needed to assist the regent. Finally, the regent is given thyme, which stands for courage and sacrifice, a symbol that the office will require often.

Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has more than 185,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children and programs for new immigrants.

For more information about DAR and its programs, visit For information on the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, contact Regent Carolyn Ketchel at 850-651-1123.