The following was submitted by Susan Knight on behalf of the Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas District 8 workshop hosted by the Caddel-Smith Chapter met recently in Uvalde with approximately 100 attending the two-day conference.
The weekend began Friday, Aug. 16 with a tour of El Progreso Memorial Library. Director Mendell Morgan welcomed the ladies and gave a brief history of the library. They were then treated to a musical program of old Texas favorites with Toni Marsh Hull on the library’s baby grand piano. She was accompanied by Nathan Lafrenz on the violin and joined by the beautiful singing voices of Autumn Wooten and Barbara Chase.
Refreshments were then served in the library’s hospitality room.
The business session began Saturday morning at the Uvalde Country Club with a welcome by Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell. The U.S. and Texas flags were then presented by Marilyn Steakly and Brianna Steakly, president general and third vice-president, respectively, of the Fort Concho Chapter of the Children of the Republic of Texas.
An election for District VII Representative was held. The candidates were Carla Miller from the Alamo Mission Chapter and Amy Jo Baker from the Alamo Couriers Chapter. Carla Miller was victorious, and Baker was elected to serve as alternate representative.
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