The Euharlee Valley Historical Society (EVHS) has reactivated, elected officers and selected preservation of the historic Van Wert Church building and cemetery as its major project.
Local historical writers have noted that the Van Wert Methodist Church was organized in 1846, within the meeting house of the Missionary Baptist Church of Van Wert.
EVHS also plans to support the creation of a Rockmart Museum.
A meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 9 in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Rockmart, to review and vote on by-laws. Meetings will be held the second Monday night of each month.
Greg Gray has been named as EVHS president. Other officers include Jean Laltrello, vice president; Nell Burch, treasurer; Brenda Palmer, secretary and Laura Bates, chief curator.
Membership to EVHS is open to everyone.
Officers are elected to serve a two-year term. They may serve more than two consecutive terms, if re-elected.
Any person interested in the preservation of the history of the Euharlee Valley in Polk County, Georgia, who applies for membership and tenders the necessary dues, shall thereby become a member.
Committees will include the following:
Publicity - responsible for news articles in local papers, magazines, radio and flyers promoting the projects and meeting of the group.
Program - will arrange suitable programs.
Membership - membership drives and processing new candidates for membership.
Telephone - shall maintain an area-wide telephone communications network, and for notifying the area membership of the group of monthly meetings and any necessary communications.
Fund Raising - responsible for suggesting fund raising projects for the group.
Project - will gather information for projects to submit to EVHS for approval of the group.