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 celebrates its 65th birthday in 2018. The chapter remains true to the National Society DAR Motto - “God, Home & Country.”
|Regent: Donna Parker|
|Vice Regent: Gail Critchley|
|Treasurer: Glenda Gravlee|
|Registrar: Sandy Hill|
|Recording Secretary: Carol Stapleton|
|Corresponding Secretary: Rita Glennon|
|Chaplain: Deborah Nelson|
|Librarian: Rosalou Maxwell|
|Historian: Jane Adkinson|
|Parlimentarian: Rennie Pittman|
Ecor Rouge Chapter Officers attended the 2018 Alabama State
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For membership questions, please email: Donna Parker, Regent, or Sandy Hill, Registrar.
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