The Texas Folklore Society is governed by a Board of Directors, which holds a meeting at each annual meeting. Important matters are voted upon by the Board, then presented to the general membership for approval at a business meeting the following day.
To read the most current version of our by-laws, click on the following link: By-Laws of the Texas Folklore Society.
PRESIDENT. . . . . . . . . .Elaine Davenport (Dripping Springs)
VICE-PRESIDENT (Program Chair). . . . .Sarana Savage (Midland)
SECRETARY-EDITOR . . . Kenneth L. Untiedt (Nacogdoches)
TREASURER . . . . . . . . Charlotte Blacksher (Nacogdoches)
Bob Dunn (Garland) 2019
Len Ainsworth (Lubbock) 2020
Clifton Fifer (Kerrville) 2020
Kay Arnold (Austin) 2021
Chuck Smith (Fort Worth) 2021
Acayla Haile (Maxwell) 2019
Lori Najvar (Austin) 2019
Lorraine Mason (Bellaire) 2020
Erin Marissa Russell (Denton) 2020
Patrick Vick (Dallas) 2021
Past-President Lee Haile (Tarpley)
Fran Vick (Dallas)
Ron Chrisman (Denton)
Each year, members honor the dedication and contributions of certain Board members by electing someone to the position of President. A few individuals have served in this position more than once, or for longer than just one year.
For a list of all past TFS Presidents, click here:
In over a century, the Texas Folklore Society has awarded its highest honor, that of Fellow, to only fourteen individuals. Each has been instrumental in service and research, as well as bringing new members to the Society and mentoring them.
To see the names of these legendary paisanos, click here: