The Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) will hold the first meeting of 2009 at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stephenville.

The first order of business will be to welcome Toni Naccache of Glen Rose, the newest DRT member. Naccache served as an associate member while she worked on her application papers. She will give a presentation titled “Famous Texas Women: Jane Long, Mother of Texas,” during the program.

Naccache will lead the chapter in recognition of Texas Honor Days for January and February.

January 26 is Mirabeau B. Lamar Day. Lamar, the “Father of Texas Education,” was instrumental in securing land in each county for a public school system.

February 19 is Texas Statehood Day in recognition of the day in 1846 when the flag of the Republic was lowered at the state capitol and the Republic of Texas ceased to exist.

During the meeting, members will answer the roll call by giving the name of an ancestor who fought at the Alamo or at the Battle of San Jacinto.

Pocket change will be collected and donated to the DRT Library, located on the grounds of the Alamo.

The Bosque River Chapter donated a Texas flag to a school in Hico in December, with the generous help of Becky Farrar.

DRT members must be a direct descendant of a patriot who was in Texas prior to February 19, 1846.

Bosque River members live in Somervell, Bosque, Erath, Hamilton and Comanche counties.

For more information call Judith D’Amico at 254-898-0535.