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.

Application for Membership

The CRT Membership Application is to be completed by a Chapter CRT Registrar or by the national CRT Registrar (for at-large members only). The application may be used as a guide by prospective members.

CRT Membership Application Instructions
CRT Membership Application (Must be printed on official DRT paper & printer settings set to….”Legal Size”)

Checks or money orders for the initiation fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or supplemental
fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) should accompany the completed application. No state yearly
dues are required for CRT.

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. If applicant wishes to be notified, a stamped, self-addressed post card may be
included with name of applicant, ancestor’s name, and space for date 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 (currently $50.00). 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 (currently $120.00).

Annual CRT Convention
Each year the Children of the Republic of Texas hold an annual CRT Convention. The
Convention features the election of new state officers, chapter awards and the completion of
business for the organization. The awarding of scholarships to deserving CRT members is
always a highlight of the Convention.

This year the Children of the Republic of Texas annual convention will be hosted by DRT District IV on June 23 – 24 in Center, Texas.

For more information on the Children of the Republic of Texas, please visit their website.


CRT Membership Application Information

For information on the location of CRT Chapters, click here.

For more information about CRT, call 512-339-1997, and press extension “9” or contact the CRT Director

For further information, contact the [email protected] in Austin, and ask how to contact a Chapter near you.

For information on Membership-at-Large or chapter applications, contact the national CRT Registrar.