February 17, 2018

2015 State Council Room Block Open

February 20-22, 2015 is the date for the Texas State council.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Sunday breakfast optional).

Room block at the Temple Hilton Garden Inn has been established for the dates of February 19-22, 2015  – this rate is available for 3 days prior to State Council and 3 days after state council.

Two bottles of water at check in for all Texas State Daughters and Guests.

This block will be available until full or January 01, 2015.

Invitation to State Council President’s Reception

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100% Reporting

Dear Chapter Presidents, State Officers, and State Chairmen …
I have been receiving many interesting reports and have been thrilled to hear of the many activities across the state.  I hope you are getting your reports in to the National officers and chairmen per the deadline so that all of your activities can be recognized at National.
As a reminder … our goal is 100% reporting!  I have seen a few reports where there was not 100%.
Presidents … Are you sure?  If you have nothing to report in a certain category … just send an email or pick up the phone and notify the chairman or officer that you have “nothing to report”.  This will count as a report and will count toward your chapter’s 100% reporting status and will help the chairman complete a 100% report.;  And don’t forget you owe me your completed report status form with all of your report dates.  This was in your SIP and is also available on the webpage.  If you don’t have it, can’t find it, forgot about it … no problem … I will send you a blank one via email to fill out.  Just please, fill it out.  There will be a little reward at State Council for any 100% chapter.
State Officers and Chairs … Are you sure?  Call that president you have not heard from.  Take her report over the phone.  Or, ask her if she has nothing to report.  Give her the opportunity to help make you, and the State Society, successful by making a report.
What if someone DID report and it got lost????  It is worth that last check to make sure we don’t miss anyone’s input.
I am so excited to see you all at State Council.  I know we will have wonderful fellowship and a day of learning and sharing.
Looking forward to it!

Times-locations for State Council Activities

Friday. All activities in Junior Trinity
4:30 Executive Committee
5:00 Finance Committee
5:30 State Board
6:30-7:30 break … Dinner on own
7:30-9:30 “Wrap it Up” Reception

Saturday – All activities in Grand Ballroom unless noted
9:00 – 11:30 Business Session 1
11:30-12:00 Room setup for lunch
12:00-1:15 Dolley Madison Luncheon and awards ceremony
1:15-1:30 Room setup for memorial
1:30-2:00 Memorial Service
2:00-5:00 Business Session 2
6:00-6:30 Photos in Trinity Junior
6:30-6:45 Receiving line in Grand Foyer
6:45-7:00 Processional
7:00-9:00 Star Spangled Banner Banquet

7:00-9:00 Star Spangled Banner Banquet
Followed immediately after by officer installation and photographs.

Sunday – Grand Ballroom
7:30-9:00Andrew Jackson breakfast
9:00-9:30 State Officers’ Club meeting
9:30-11:30 Business Session 3 as needed

Be prompt by being early
Be ready by being at your place.
Be concise by being prepared.
Be nice by thinking of others.
But most of all …
Be involved by being there.

Placement of New Texas State Pin

I have a message for all the Texas State Chapter Presidents and members who have bought or plan to buy the Texas State Pin that can be worn on the official ribbon.

The State Pins follow the chapter pins and come before the club pins.

The State Pin comes after the EX-CHAPTER OFFICER PIN and before the OFFICERS NATIONAL CLUB PIN as you follow the Society current list of the placement of pins on the ribbon.

This list can be found on the http://txusd1812.com/ web site under FORMS.

Thank you,

Kay Bakken
TSUSD 1812 3ed Vice President
TSUSD 1812 Insignia Chairman

New Texas State Pin


TX State Pin

The new Texas State pin was approved at Fall National Board 2013 to be worn on the official ribbon. This beautiful on inch diameter cloisonné emblem features the Lone Star Flag super-imposed on the universally recognized shape of the State of Texas, surrounded with the words Texas USD 1812 and the organization date of June 9, 1903.
To pre-order, please fill out the form below. The pins are $20.00; plus $3.15 shipping for each. The first shipment is due in late January. You may also contact Janisue Rigel if you want to pre-order and pick up at State Council next month.

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2014 State Council Registration

The 2014 State Council Registration Form is now online.  For best results, once you open the file, save it to your computer before filling it in.  The file should be opened up with Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Please contact Janisue Rigel, Valerie Laskowski, or Ora Jane Johnson if you have any problems with this file.


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Nickels, Dimes, Pennies and Quarters Needed February

February 2014 State Council ~ There will be containers for you to place your change into funds go towards the donations Texas State Makes.  Each container will have the name of where the funds will go ~ enjoy this fun time to see how much Texas State Can bring in with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.    

These containers will be available at registration, when you pick up your badge from credentials. 


Texas State U.S.D. 1812 State Council

Reminder to book your room for the Texas State U.S.D. 1812 State Council in TEMPLE TEXAS

February 21, 2014  Board of Directors Meeting  Time to be announced

February 22, 2014  General Membership – Voting on Motions

February 22, 2014  Photograph Session 6:00 p.m.

February 22, 2014 Star Spangled Banquet 7:00 p.m.

February 23, 2014 Andrew Jackson Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.* open to all

February 23, 2014 State Officers Club Meeting ~ Mary Brandhorst, Presiding 9:00 a.m.

111th State Council

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The Texas Society’s Region III Chapters

Beaumont’s Willis Green Chapter #432
Conroe’s Thomas Bay Chapter #350
Houston’s Capt James Asbury Tait Chapter #89
Longview’s Jacob Coffman #431
Lufkin’s William Gann Chapter #324
Nacogdoches’ John S. Roberts Chapter #443
Texas City’s Francis Fleshhart Chapter#367
West Columbia’s Micajah Fort Chapter#310


Cordially Invite You to the

“Continuing Bicentennial Celebration”
of the War of 1812

FEBRUARY 21 – 23, 2014
in Temple, Texas

To be held at the Hilton Garden Inn
1749 Scott Boulevard, Temple, Texas,
For Reservations call (254) 773-0200
by Feb. 1, 2014 & mention TX1812 group
Please book your hotel as soon as possible ~
there is a 24 hour cancel on this location.
Looking forward to another marvelous and fun Texas State Council !

In 1812 Friendship – Janisue Rigel ~
Thomas Bay President