The Lone Star Chapter
The Lone Star Chapter was formed during the 1985 ACGA National Convention in Overland Park, Kansas. The first meeting was held in Dallas, Texas, on September 28, 1985. Starting with only seventeen members, the chapter roster currently boasts one hundred ninety-five members. As the name Lone Star might suggest, the majority of members hail from Texas. There are, however, members from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Florida, South Carolina, New York and Missouri.
The Lone Star Chapter has been very active since it was created. The chapter meets four times a year in various locations with one of these meetings being in conjunction with the national convention. Several times the Lone Star Chapter has co-hosted meetings with other chapters of the ACGA.
In 1993 the Lone Star Chapter members published a 414 page cookbook of 300 recipes and 184 photographs of American Brilliant Cut and Engraved Glass belonging to members of the Lone Star Chapter. A limited edition of 1000 copies was published and sold. There are still requests for the cookbook.
The Lone Star Chapter has hosted several ACGA National Conventions. The first was the 1986 National Convention in Dallas, Texas; the second was held in 1995 in San Antonio, Texas; and the third was in 2003 (the 25th anniversary of ACGA) in Dallas, Texas. Most recently, the ACGA Convention of 2013 was held, also in Dallas.