DAR founds new Oak Mountain Chapter

BY SHIRLEY LOEWEN / Special to the Reporter

On March 5, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution founded a new chapter in the Oak Mountain area of North Shelby County, including Indian Springs Village.  Officers sworn in were  Sally Woolley, Regent; Pat Davis, Vice Regent; Suzanna Rawlins, Recording Secretary; Marla McCully, Treasurer; Tabitha Frazier, Corresponding Secretary; Paula Thomas, Registrar; Julie White, Chaplain; Stacey Higgins, Historian; Shirley Loewen, Librarian. The Oak Mountain Chapter daughters and they are currently organizing a Constitution Week celebration.

In 1955, the NSDAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.  The resolution was adopted by the U.S. Congress on Aug. 2, 1956, as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into Public Law #915.

As such, members of the Oak Mountain Chapter of NSDAR requested a proclamation be issued by Indian Springs Village recognizing Sept. 17-23, 2019 as Constitution Week showing support for this great document.  At the Aug. 6 Indian Springs Village Town Hall meeting, Mayor Brenda Bell-Guercio signed and presented to the Oak Mountain Chapter of NSDAR, a Ppoclamation acknowledging this commemorative event.