January 16, 2018

Awards Committee

Awards Chairman: Sarah Hardy
Awards Co-Chair: Anita Eisenhauer

Email: awardschair@drtinfo.org


Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 5B

The Awards Committee shall be responsible for the chapter and senior member awards program, including the awards for twenty-five, fifty or seventy-five years of membership. Chapter awards provide chapter recognition and give chapters an opportunity for self-evaluation. They stimulate pride in and enthusiasm for the goals of DRT and encourage chapters to support the work of the Association including preserving and promoting the study of Texas history. Publicity was reinstituted as a part of this committee responsibilities in May, 2017 BOM.

The Awards Committee is responsible for seven chapter awards presented at Annual Conventions. They are:



Texas History Award

Membership, President General’s Project, Volunteer Hours, Six-Star Chapter*

(* Please note, these awards are located on the same form)

Chapter Presidents should complete the four “Awards Forms” covering seven Chapter awards above. These award forms cover the period of April 16 the previous year to April 15 of the current year:

Photocopy or print the blank forms so a spare set will be available in case of error. Submit the Awards Forms and Annual Chapter Narrative Reports by April 22 as follows:

1. Mail or e-mail the awards forms to the Awards Chairman.

2. Mail or e-mail only the Annual Chapter Narrative Report to the President General.

3. Send electronically the Annual Chapter Narrative Report to the Annual Proceedings Chairman.

The Awards Committee shall receive the reports from the chapters and determine eligibility of each chapter for each award. The committee shall prepare awards certificates and distribute them at Convention.

If no chapter member attends Annual Convention or picks up its chapter packet, including awards certificates, the Custodian General will take the packets to Headquarters and mail them ASAP to Chapter Presidents, with an invoice for postage.

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