DRT William Carroll Crawford Chapter Receives Awards at State Convention

May 17, 2021 - The William Carroll Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) received multiple awards at the DRT 130th Annual Convention May 13th through May 15th in San Antonio, Texas.

Gina Ferren, Chapter PresidentChapter awards received for 2021 were 1st Achievement, 1st Attendance, 1st Volunteer, 1st Membership, and 1st President General's Project Award. Chapter President Gina Ferren accepted the awards certificate on behalf of the chapter.

Maggie Casto, Chapter Registrar accepted the Chapter Growth Award for the chapter for achieving a 10% increase in membership.

Maggie Castro, Registrar

A Memorial Roll Call was held Friday, May 14th at convention where the following names of William Carroll Crawford Chapter members were read: Evelyn Biggar, Juanita Bell Sample Chandler, and Elizabeth Annette Sanders Person.

The President General for the DRT is Carolyn Thomas Raney and her project "All In" has been for the Republic of Texas History Center and Museum. The DRT has been dreaming and working towards the completion of the RTHC for 14 years. The past several years the project has been challenging and exciting. President General Raney has guided the organization along with the Board of Management through the pandemic and ice storm all while the organization is bringing into fruition the new history center and museum. A ground breaking ceremony was held at the new RTHC's location on November 15, 2019 at 810 1/2 San Marcus Street in Austin. It was announced at convention the project construction is projected to be completed in early 2022 at which time the Daughters will be given the keys to the building.

The 2022 State Convention will be in Austin May 19-21 with hopes the Daughters will be able to tour the completed Republic of Texas History Center. For more information on the Republic of Texas History Center or to make a donation, visit the DRT online at https://www.drtinfo.org/

Attending the conventon were Gina Ferren, Merle Howard, Maggie Casto, Vickie Martin, and J.J. Ford. Honorary convention attendee was Gail Sholar for signing up; however, life events got in the way.

From left: Vickie Martin, J.J. Ford, Merle Howard, Gina Ferren, and Maggie Casto