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Fort Bend Chapter

Richmond, Texas


History of our Chapter

The Fort Bend Chapter, founded in Richmond, takes its name from the Gulf Coast County in which it was organized. Here in 1821, on a bend of the Brazos River, a very small group of Stephen F. Austin’s “original 300” settlers erected a fort.

The settlement was known as the Fort Settlement, or Fort Bend, until 16 years later when the town of Richmond was planned.  The county created the town name which was chosen by the engineers from Richmond, England. When the Fort Bend Chapter was organized on December 20, 1946, by Mrs. Mason (Grace Lynn) Briscoe, one-quarter of the 43 original members were related to the organizing regent. Mrs. Briscoe served the chapter with unstinting devotion and capability until her death on January 1, 1971. The chapter received its charter from the National Society on December 16, 1947.

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Our regular monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday in September, October, November, Febuary, March, April and May.  We have a holiday party in December and a business meeting in January.  You are invited to join us during any of our regular monthly meetings.

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Contact us

Please contact Mary Ann Janecka, Regent, at maryannjanecka@aol.com if you are interested in attending one of our meetings.  We welcome prospective members and guests. 



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