December 16, 2017

About CRT


On March 3, 1928, during the DRT General Convention, Mrs. Clara Driscoll Sevier, President General, asked The Daughters assembled to bring young people into the organization to take an active part. A committee was set up to make plans to organize the children into chapters. Members of this DRT committee were Mrs. Joseph Carnal, San Antonio; Mrs. J. T. Cox, Austin; and Miss Bess Ferguson, Palestine.

During DRT Convention one year later, on March 1, 1929, the committee made the following motion, which carried: That The Daughters of the Republic of Texas sponsor the organization to be known as the Children of the Republic of Texas, such members to be subject to the Bylaws of our organization pertaining to membership and objectives and that a committee be appointed to further the same.

Children of the Republic of Texas Website

Click here to access the CRT website.

Application for Membership

A set of CRT application papers may be purchased from the member’s sponsoring DRT Chapter’s CRT Registrar or CRT Registrar General. The CRT Application form (revised 2-17) is available in PDF fillable format. Instructions for preparation of a CRT Application are available and may also be found in DRT MOP, Membership (Application Preparation Instructions).

Checks or money orders for the initiation fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or supplemental fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) should accompany the completed application. No state yearly dues are required for CRT.

One check must be sent for each applicant. When a family with two or more applicants sends papers at the same time, one check to cover all members of the family is acceptable. A chapter check covering several applicants of different families is not acceptable. This can hold up approval of all others if one application is delayed.

Chapter CRT Registrars will be notified by the CRT Registrar General when an application is approved. If applicant wishes to be notified, a stamped, self-addressed post card may be included with name of applicant, ancestor’s name, and space for date approved.

Any female CRT member may transfer to DRT after her 16th birthday. The only fee submitted with the transfer form are the DRT dues (currently $45.00). It is important for a girl to transfer BEFORE  her 21st birthday. If a CRT member has already reached the age of 21 before transferring, then she will have to apply to DRT as a new member and pay full application monies (currently $115.00).

Annual CRT Convention

Each year the Children of the Republic of Texas hold an annual CRT Convention. The Convention features the election of new state officers, chapter awards and the completion of business for the organization.   The awarding of scholarships to deserving CRT members is always a highlight of the Convention. This year the Children of the Republic of Texas will be hosted by DRT District IX on June 21 – 23 in Deer Park, Texas.

Click here for the annual CRT registration form.

CRT Membership Application Information




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