The Journey Continues
It has been my great honor to serve as your President General for the last two years. On May 29, I will pass the torch to the 45th President General, Barbara Stevens. I want to thank you for your support during my time in office and want to wish Barbara God’s speed as she leads us into the future.
I am pleased to report to you that the Daughters of the Republic of Texas remain strong. We recognize the increasing importance of and remain more committed than ever to telling the story of Texas. We have faced challenges but as I have said throughout the past two years, we are Texas women and together we have overcome, we have prevailed, we have learned and we are stronger.
As your President General, I traveled thousands of miles across the state and spent time with hundreds of amazing Daughters. We succeeded in defending the DRT Library Collection from the state’s attempts to take possession and prepare for its next exciting chapter as we place it on loan to Texas A&M-San Antonio. There is much to reflect upon from the past two years but perhaps all of those memories can best be summed up by sharing the honor, pride and emotion I felt as we gathered on the banks of the Pedernales River to celebrate our 125th anniversary.
Our organization has grown, and we have grown closer together. But there’s still more exciting work ahead of us. It’s important that as we look to the future, we stay focused on our mission to honor the past.
As I prepare to depart from my post, I call upon my sisters to come together to fund and build our future headquarters, the Republic of Texas History Center. I ask that you donate to this cause and that we come together to finalize the centerpiece and foundation for our organization’s future.
Our mission to preserve and tell the story of the Republic grows more important as memory of it fades. I thank you for your unwavering commitment to the DRT but most especially to those brave individuals that gave us Texas.