Gail Cropper Swick, of Wheelersburg, has received prestigious recognition from the Ohio Society, United States Daughters of the War of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812), President Sunda Anderson Peters. Mrs. Swick was recently presented with a certificate signed by President Peters recognizing her service as the “Organizing Chapter President” of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter (SVV), Portsmouth, Scioto County.
Having received approval from the U.S.D. 1812 National President to organize a chapter in Scioto County, Organizing President Swick called for an “organizing” meeting on July 27, 2013, at the Portsmouth Welcome Center. Chapter #451 (later to be named the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter) was formed being only the second U.S.D. 1812 Chapter to be established in the State of Ohio in 20 years.
The SVV received it’s official Charter dated January 25, 2014, signed by both the National U.S.D. Society President and the Ohio Society President. At that time, the Chapter had 24 members who had proven that they were lineal descendants of a War of 1812 veteran.
President Swick completed the organizing year, and served the first regular two-year term as the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter President which formally concluded at the close of the chapter’s recent October meeting.