The Isaac Low Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas hosted the 2013 District 2 Workshop in Hurst. The event was an opportunity to bring chapters together to provide committee reports and bring members up to date on state projects.
Chapter president Betsy Smith welcomed more than 85 attendees to the packed meeting room and chapter chaplain Carolyn Schiewe led the invocation. Many Isaac Low members helped organize the event.
The business meeting included reports on the Memorial Medallion program, Republic of Texas Museum, and Republic Village. In addition, various chapters had information booths and sold items to raise funds for projects.
There was also a speech by Reed Denton, who is President General of the Children of the Republic of Texas (CRT). There are 1,500 CRT members statewide. Denton explained that CRT members are also raising funds for the medallion program.
Approximately 7,000 women across the state are members of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. There are 106 chapters.
Any woman having attained her 16th birthday is eligible for membership who is a lineal descendant of a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the United States of America February 19, 1846. Founded in 1891, The Daughters of The Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation.
Visit the Daughters of the Republic of Texas website for more information.