Ecor Rouge Chapter was founded in 1953. The name means “Red Cliff” - for a triangular-shaped bluff which lies between Daphne, the home city, and Fly Creek in Montrose, an area rich in history. The British, for instance, used the red cliffs for a hospital camp in the late 1770s.
The organizing meeting was held at the Masonic Temple in Foley, November 6, 1953, with the State Regent, Mrs. John O. Luttrell, installing the officers. Organizing members were from all over south Baldwin County.
By 1954, Ecor Rouge Chapter had made Gold Honor Roll and met all requirements for the State Standard of Excellence. By 1955, the membership had grown to 28. Citizenship manuals were placed in Junior High Schools, clothing and Christmas gifts were sent to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, citizenship pins were awarded in the schools, DAR Magazine subscriptions were given to the schools and subscribed to by members. A picture entitled “Signing the Constitution” was given to the Fairhope School.
Chapter members serving the State Society included Mrs. J. Nelson Horner, second vice regent Alabama Society DAR; Mrs. Douglas Harrell, state librarian; and Mrs. Leo A. Dekle, corresponding secretary, first vice regent, and Alabama Society DAR State Regent. Mrs. Dekle went on to become a National Society DAR Vice President General and continued to hold numerous state and national appointments. Many other members have and continue to serve the State Society as chairmen or members of committees.
Since the beginning, Ecor Rouge members have endeavored to better their communities and State Society through their projects and enthusiasm. One such accomplishment was the organization of the Israel Shreve Society, Children of the American Revolution.
Ecor Rouge Chapter celebrated its 65th birthday in 2018. The chapter remains true to the National Society DAR Motto - “God, Home & Country.”
|Regent: Carol Salsamendi|
|Vice Regent: Dana Maloney|
|Second Vice Regent: Bonnibel Byars|
|Treasurer: Glenda Gravlee|
|Registrar: Gail Critchley|
|Recording Secretary: Judith Comer|
|Corresponding Secretary: Rosalou Maxwell|
|Chaplain: : Carolyn Stapleton|
|Librarian: Doris Hair|
|Historian: Sharon Olen|
|Parlimentarian: Mary Alice Taylor|
2022-23 ECOR ROUGE CHAPTER CHAIRS (pdf document)
|Steps to membership in the National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution and the Ecor Rouge Chapter, NSDAR:
ROUGE earned recognition as a Lantern Chapter in 2022
For membership questions, please email: Carol Salsamendi, Regent, or Gail Critchley, Registrar.
Click Here to view photos from our 2017 picnic. (pdf format)
DAR Brings Sunshine to Patriots on 15th Anniversary of Patriot Day, September 11
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|Ecor Rouge Chapter Day of Service at Prodissee Pantry. Volunteer members packed produce for needy families. This day of service was arranged by Rosalou Maxwell, Chairman of the Ecor Rouge Service to America Committee.|
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