Members of the Bosque River Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently had the experience of attending the 121st annual convention of the DRT. Of the 8,000 members, a record 596 were in attendance.
Jane Klein, President of the Bosque River chapter, Judith D’Amico and Gwen Swink all participated in the event. Members were given a private tour of The French Legation and got to see all the hard work that the DRT has put into restoring the building. The original building was constructed in 1840 by France for the Charge d’affaires of His Majesty Louis Phillippe de Saligny, King of France and given to the Republic of Texas.
Along with the tour, a major highlight of the convention was a speech given by Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. The GLO is the oldest state agency and generates its own income.
The Bosque River members were also honored. The received third place for the Achievement Award and first place for the Membership Award, Volunteer Hours Award and President General’s Project Award. Awards were given based on the criteria of donating Texas flags, books of Texas history, and giving programs on Texas history to schools, as well as service committed to DRT.
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Original Source: Stepenville Empire Tribune