2011 ANNUAL REPORT
STERLING C. ROBERTSON CHAPTER
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
Membership in the Sterling C. Robertson Chapter increased from 149 to 158 this year. The membership total resulted from 15 new members, 3 reinstatements, 5 losses due to death, and one resignation.
Monthly luncheon meetings were held jointly with members of Waco’s George B. Erath Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT.)
All Texas Honor Days were observed at the appropriate meetings.
Programs during the year included: Jim Durst, Texas Historical Commission; Rudy Ramirez, great-grandson of The Angel of Goliad; Cynthia Beeman, Texas Historical Commission (Retired); Bill Buckner, tour of the new West Waco Library and Genealogy Center; Larry Holtz, City of Waco Information Director; Geri Hoover and family, Lincolnville, a community of former slaves once located near Gatesville, Texas; and Dee Winter, FindAGrave website, dedicated to recording burial locations and genealogical information. An interesting note about the Lincolnville program – much of their research came from the DRT Library in San Antonio.
Monetary donations during the year included memorials to the DRT Library, the DRT Alamo Fund, The Vision, San Jacinto Museum, and the Mount Calm Library. Texas flags were also donated to two local schools, and pictures of the Alamo were given to two local school libraries.
Chapter members staffed a display at the annual Texas State Genealogical Society Conference in Waco on 4-6 November 2010. Other chapter members gave presentations to: the Bosque Valley Heritage Society; 7th graders in the Clifton schools; and 4th graders in Valley Mills. Those presentations commemorated the 175th Anniversary of Texas Independence during the week of March 2. The Texas Declaration of Independence was printed on the back of the programs distributed to attendees and students. Books about Texas Heroes and framed pictures of the Alamo were given to local schools. Several genealogy books were given to the Bosque County Collection in Meridian.
Lorena Buster, President