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Our chapter has had a busy 2017. We have had informative presentations, a CRT induction, medallion ceremony, book donation to a local library, and presented an award to a student essay winner. Visit our photo page to catch up on our projects.

Presentation on identifying old photos


Chapter Kicks Off New Year

The Isaac Low Chapter will meet on the following dates in 2017-2018. All meetings will be at the Euless Public Library unless otherwise noted. Meetings are at 10 a.m.

Sept. 20, 2017
Oct. 18, 2017
Nov. 15, 2017
Jan. 17, 2018
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 – Annual informational workshop for interested new members
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 23, 2018

Spring 2017 Meetings and Events

March 4:      Tarrant County and the Republic of Texas   By:  Judge Quentin                      McGown, 11 a.m., Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth

March 15:     Traveling Trunk  By:  Betsy Smith  Euless Public Library

April 8:          Medallion Ceremony for Vienna Parker Johnson  By:  UDC                           Chapter, Fort Worth, 2 p.m., Johnson Plantation Cemetery                           Arlington, on Arkansas Lane off Matlock Road

April 19:         French Legislation  By:  Beth Gathings  Euless Public Library

April 22:        CRT Induction/Reception   By:  Julie Makens/Sylvia Hoad                                10 a.m.,  Julie Makens’ home

June 23-24:  CRT 57th State Convention, Inn of the Hills, Kerrville, Texas

January meeting change of venue

The January 2016 chapter meeting will not take place at Panera Bread. Contact Julie Makens at for details on this meeting.

November program on eyewitness account of Dawson Massacre

Sally Brandt Nov 2015

Sally Brandt gave a presentation at the November meeting on her ancestor, Edward T. Manton, who was soldier and who wrote an eyewitness account of the famous Dawson Massacre of 1842. Manton and other soldiers fought against the Mexican army, which was invading the area not far from San Antonio. Manton was taken prisoner and kept in Mexico for two years before being released in 1844.

October program on Thomas J. Rusk

Beth Gathings gave a presentation on her ancestor, Thomas Jefferson Rusk, at the October meeting. Rusk wasBeth Gathings DRT presentation Oct 2015 a soldier, a statesman, and an early Texas pioneer. He was born in South Carolina in 1803 and died in 1857. Rusk County and the town of Rusk are named in his honor.

Chapter inducts new officers at October meeting

Oct 2015 DRT induction officers

The Isaac Low Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas held its regular monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Hurst. Officers (from left): Janna Patton, Julie Makens, Sally Brandt, Anita Thetford, Beth Gathings and Betsy Smith.

Chapter begins the year at a new location

The chapter held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 year at a new location, Panera Bread in Hurst. The chapter welcome several prospective new members and discussed activities for this year, including veterans’ events,  chapter award eligibility, and state news.

New year, new meeting, new location.

New year, new meeting, new location.

State essay winner from Isaac Low Chapter

Earlier this spring, members of the chapter reviewed essays submitted by local fourth grade students in the DRT Student Essay Contest. The local winner’s essay advanced and was declared the state champion. The winner, Katie Mitchell, wrote her essay about The Runaway Scrape. She was recognized at a dinner at the state convention along with other state winners.

Isaac Low Chapter prepares for new year with new officers

The Isaac Low Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas nominated and elected the following officers for the 2015-2016 year:

Betsy Smith, President
Beth Gathings, First Vice President
Sally Brandt, Recording and Corresponding secretary
Anita Thetford, Treasurer
Rita Bryan, Registrar
Jana  Patton, Chaplain

These officers will lead the first meeting of the new year in September.