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.
Application for Membership
The CRT Membership Application is to be completed by a chapter registrar or by the state registrar (for at-large members only). The application may be used as a guide by prospective members.
Checks or money orders for the initiation fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) or supplemental fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) should accompany the completed application.
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.
CRT Membership Application Information
For further information, contact the DRT Headquarters in Austin, and ask how to contact a Chapter near you in the list above.
For information on Membership-at-Large, contact the CRT Registrar General.
For information on the location of CRT Chapters, click here.