Activities

Historical:

— Texas Historical Markers were sponsored for Ephraim Merrill Daggett, Father of Fort Worth, in 1993 and Handley Cemetery in 1981. DRT Medallions were placed on graves of nine Real Daughters and two past presidents general from the chapter. Additionally, eight Citizens of the Republic Medallions, two Veterans of the Republic Medallions and one Republic of Texas Emblem were placed on graves of members’ ancestors.

Education:

— Activities include the awarding of $500 scholarships to local high school graduating seniors as well as the presentation of plaques to local, district and state DRT Texas history essay contest winners. State winners sponsored by the chapter include Pat Ritchie, the 2009 Outstanding History Teacher of the Year, a seventh grade teacher at Keller ISD, and Julia Wong, the 2012 co-winner of the 7th grade History Essay Contest and a student of Pat Ritchie.

Patriotic:

— Texas Independence Day is observed annually with a luncheon attended by DRT and SRT members, guests and community leaders. Sam Houston IV was guest speaker in 2007. Texas flags, pledge cards and Republic of Texas historical maps are presented to area schools and have, on occasion, been presented to new citizens at naturalization ceremonies.

Leadership:

— Chapter members have served as officers and leaders of DRT, including President Generals Harriett Vandervoort (1951-‘53) and Naomi-Ray Morey (1969-‘71). The chapter’s long tradition of active participation in DRT activities has resulted in its designation as a Six Star Chapter for seven years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013). The hapter generously supports all DRT programs and projects, contributing more than $4,000 to the Vision Project.

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