CHILDREN OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
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.
Our purpose is to to encourage the study of Texas History, to help preserve the places made sacred by the men and women who achieved the Texas Independence; stimulate historical research into the earliest records of Texas; foster the preservation of documents and relics; promote the celebration of all Texas Honor Days; revere the Flag of Texas and promote the display of same; and to cherish and preserve TEXAS, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE, as achieved by the Fathers and Mothers of the Texas Revolution.
A set of CRT application papers may be purchased from the member’s sponsoring DRT Chapter’s CRT Registrar or CRT Registrar General. The CRT Application form (revised 4-15) is available in PDF fillable format. Instructions for preparation of a CRT Application are available and may also be found in DRT MOP, Membership (Application Preparation Instructions).
Checks or money orders made payable to CRT for the application and initiation fees of twenty dollars ($25.00) (or supplemental fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) should accompany the completed application. CRT has no annual dues.
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.
Any female CRT member may transfer to DRT after her 16th birthday. The only fee submitted with the transfer form are the DRT dues . 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.