February 17, 2018

Texas Fees and Dues Increases for Applications

At the 2016 State Fall Board and Workshop, there were some changes to the Standing Rule 1 that applied to new membership applications and supplementals. The state fee of a new membership application increased from $7.00 (seven dollars) to $10.00 (ten dollars). The state fee for supplements increased from $3.00 (three dollars) to $10.00 (ten dollars).

The rationale for the increase was the increase postage the society is now made to incur by the National Registrar. It seems that packages were being stolen off of her porch/doorstep which contained our applications. The Texas Society was also utilizing the “if it fits it ships” mailings offered by the post office to save money. The National Registrar now longer will accept these large packages due to the thefts. However, the National Registrar now has a large mail slot that the postman is able to deliver the single packages through.

Hence, the state society can no longer “mass ship” thereby increasing our postage fees enormously. The change to Standing Rule 1 passed both Executive Board and the membership.

The new fees are effective as of September 7th, 2016.

State President’s Message – August 2014

Dear Members.

TIME is now moving fast!! Our Workshop is just around the corner. Please find the WS Registration Form on our Texas website. Deadline is AUGUST 26. Checks payable to TEXAS SOCIETY USD 1812. We have over 40 registered as of today.

Room reservations to the Hilton Garden Inn, Temple, (254) 773-0200, must be made by AUGUST 6 to get the ‘group’ rate. Ask for “1812”. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN FOR BREAKFAST.

Sunday, August 3, 2014, was a GREAT day in our state. The Mark Epperson Chapter, #460, Linden, became official as our newest state chapter. Your State President, along with three Board members, an Honorary State President, three State Chairmen, and National Membership Chairman, Frances Jakes, LA, was in attendance to represent you, our membership. Over fifty 1812 members and guests were present. Kay Stephens with the guidance of HSP Ora Jane Johnson is to be commended for her perseverance in forming this chapter, along with her cousins. We look forward in greeting them at WS and State Council in February.

Chapter Presidents and Treasurers, please note the DEADLINE OF AUGUST 15!! Dues are due to State Treasurer, Valerie. (THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PAID!) Also, Chapter Treasurers, please send a copy of your E-POSTCARD for the IRS to her.

The last date for entry into the State Yearbook is MONDAY, AUGUST 18. If you are planning a CHANGE in your life, membership, or status, please send that info to me ASAP!!

Region 1 will meet for planning the 2015 State Council. If Chapters would like to bring a basket for silent auction, you may.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email me at erialc2@aol.com.

Looking forward to seeing you in Temple, Tuesday, September 2 . . . SAFE TRAVELS!

Claire Cole Lillie
Texas State President
U. S. D. of 1812

PS: Check out the Website – You might find things of interest!!!

Workshop – Volunteers Needed for Registration

Hi Texas Members,

This is a request from your State Treasurer. I am in need of assistance for Tuesday afternoon for one or two members to sit at the Registration desk while I am in the Executive Board meeting. An Excel spreadsheet will be provided with the members name and check numbers that have paid. All that is required of you is to check the names off — or take $5.00 from them if they have not pre-registered.

If you are interested, please email me at: societyval@att.net

Your support is, and will be, greatly appreciated.

Valerie Laskowski
State Treasurer

August 25th Deadline for 2014 Workshop

Ladies, it is time to fill out your registration forms for the 2014 Fall Workshop and Board meeting. Your DEADLINE is August 25th. The registration form is available on this website in multiple places, just click on one of the links. I look forward to seeing you there.

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2014 Fall Workshop Registration

Texas Society
2014 Board Meeting / Fall Workshop


Board Meeting and Reception—- Tuesday,Sept. 2nd  
5:00-5:30 p.m. Finance meeting
5:30-6:00 p.m. Executive committee
7:30-9:00 p.m.8:00-Region 1 meets ReceptionAn informal reception with drinks and snacks.  All members are invited to attend and get acquainted or renew friendships.
Fall Workshop —- Wednesday,Sept. 3rd
8:30-11:55 a.m.(Chapters please bring baskets for Silent Auction – President’s Projects) Business meeting – There will be a brief business meeting preceding a Parliamentary Workshop.  Chapter and committee reports will not be given until the State Council in February.  All members are encouraged to attend.  (Com. Chair., Presidents, please bring WHITE NOTEBOOKS for updated SIP. If not attending, please send by chapter member!  THANKS!)
Noon…………….. Lunch … On Your Own


Accommodations ….

Hilton Garden Inn – Temple1749 Scott Blvd,
Temple, Texas
Hotel Reservations: (254) 773-0200
(Rooms will have been renovated by our
            Workshop date!!)
Room rate: (Lineage Organization)$84 per night for doubles
$109 per night for a suite
[Includes a full American hot breakfast.]Important:  Please make your reservation by August 6th to get the group rate!
Identify yourself as a member of the U.S.D.1812 attending the Patriotic Workshop and specify that you are with the Lineage Groups.

Claire Cole Lillie

State President (2014-2016)

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September 2014 Fall Forum Rooms Available

September room block is  available at the Temple Hilton Garden Inn from September 2, 2014 through September 6, 2014 at the rate of $84.00 single or double. Room Code is: Lineage Organizations

Please book your room as soon as possible for the U.S.D. 1812 Texas Fall workshop September 2 and 3rd.   Members will enjoy an educational and informative fall workshop 2014.


2013 Board Meeting/Fall Workshop

This is the call to the Texas Society 2013 Board Meeting / Fall Workshop which will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Salado on September 3rd & 4th.

Identify yourself as a member of the USD1812 attending the Patriotic Workshop and specify that you are with the Lineage Groups.

Please send your registration form and check for $5.00 to Janet Kres, State Treasurer, Texas Society, 11708 Prairie Hen Lane Austin, TX, 78758-3508 no later than August 28, 2012.  Make check payable to Texas Society, USD1812.

2013 Fall Workshop Registration