May 29, 2015 - The 124th annual Daughters of the Republic of Texas Convention was held in San Antonio on May 14-16 with President General Ellen McCaffrey presiding.
The theme of this year’s gathering was “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright” and attendees came from El Paso and Amarillo, Texarkana and Brownsville, the piney woods of east Texas to the prairies of west Texas, from the Red River to the Rio Grande River and all points in between.
The William Carroll Crawford Chapter was represented by Nancy Keeling, Elizabeth Pate, Maggie Casto, Gail Sholar, Lavonne Wood, Carol Looney, Fay Eddins, Billie Dawson, Alina Sholar, Cynthia Webster and Barbara McClellan.
Billie Dawson, the outgoing State 3rd Vice-President, was escorted by her grand-daughter and CRT Treasurer General Karlee Booth at the President General’s Reception and opening ceremonies on Thursday evening. Karlee Booth is a member of the JJE Gibson Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas of Center.
Progress on the new Republic of Texas Complex next to the French Legation in Austin was a major topic of interest, as were changes in the management of the Alamo and the DRT Library in San Antonio.
Officers General for the 2015-2017 term were elected and an invitation to the 2016 Convention in Addison was extended.