April 17, 2014

Children of the Republic of Texas

Brief History

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.

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 V and will be held on June 20-21 in Burnet, Texas at the Comfort Inn.

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.

CRT Application  (PDF fillable)  Before printing form, make sure your print settings are set to Legal Size.
CRT Application Instructions  (PDF)

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.

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).
CRT to DRT Transfer Form

 

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.

For more information about CRT contact the 3rd Vice President General at 3vicepresident@drtinfo.org .

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