July 2022 Minutes

JULY 2022 – TEXAS TRAVELERS MINUTES
         Submitted by Sharon McCollough

DATE:  July 9, 2022

LOCATION:  Lake Athens Marina and RV Park

President Scott Lyles called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones be silenced.

OPENING PRAYER:  Vaughn Linders

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Carol Fitzgerald

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS/NEW MEMBERS:  Guests were Larry Walker and Cecil Lawrence of DFW Sam’s.

President Lyles asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as posted on the Website.  There were no changes or corrections.  Carol Duke made a motion to accept the minutes as posted and was seconded by Vaughn Linders.  Motion carried.

Those present at the meeting were:  Scott and Darla Lyles, Carol and Norm Fitzgerald, Carol and Tim Duke, Lou and Wayne Brush, Janie and Vaughn Linders, Gloria and Jay Delmar, Johnny and Brenda Bean, Elaine and Bud Toleos, Lucille Bean, Mike and Sharon McCollough.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Balance did not change.  The signature cards were signed and the address was changed to Carol Duke’s house.  Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Mike McCollough.  Seconded by Lou Brush.  Motion carried.

WAGON MASTER REPORT:  There were 9 rigs and one drive in.

SUNSHINE REPORT:  Patsy Irby is adjusting to their move. Getting along much better.  Larry is really enjoying the food there. 

Gloria is making good progress after her knee surgery.  Nurse Jay is doing well.

Delores Kolb may be having a hip replacement.  Will let us know.

The King’s made an offer on a house in New Braunfels.  They will be closing on July 28th.

After all the problems that the Brushes had with their sewer hose on their trip to Mount Rushmore, Lou bought Wayne a new sewer hose for his birthday.

HISTORIAN’S REPORT:  No Report this month.

CHAPLAIN REPORT:  There will be no service as the hall is being used by another group.

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:  Happy Birthday to Wayne Brush and Tim Duke.  Happy Anniversary to Tim and Carol Duke.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  Scott said that he thought our co-camping with DFW Sam’s went well.  Everyone agrees that they are a very compatible group.  They like to play the same games we do and most importantly, they like to eat.  Some of our group even learned the Joker, Jr. game and liked it.  Larry Walker and Cecil Lawrence commented that the DFW Sam’s thought it was a very good weekend and their group is excited about possibly camping with us permanently.  Wayne Brush made a motion that we start camping with the DFW Sam’s. Carol Duke seconded the motion.  Motion carried unanimously.

There will be a mini-rally in Mineola as they have 48 rigs registered to attend.  If you want to attend, please register quickly.  There will be entertainment for four nights.  This may be the last mini-rally.

Gloria told us that there will be a State Rally in Missouri.  They will have tours to the Clydesdale Ranch and an old Historical Prison.  The next State Rally will be in Kansas and then in Oklahoma.  If you are interested in going to any of these, please get in contact with Jay or Gloria Delmar.  These may be the last Rallys.

Due to the very strange year of not having enough rigs for our campouts, a motion was made by Wayne Brush that we keep the same officers for next year.  Second was made by Carol Fitzgerald.  Current officers agreed to this motion.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  Since the vote to co-camp with the DFW Sam’s was approved, Vaughn Linders suggested that we communicate with them about hosting and scheduling.  At this time, there will be two wagon masters working together.

Carol Duke made a motion that the August campout at Choctaw be cancelled due to the heat. The DFW Sam’s are not having a campout in August.  Seconded by Janie Linders.  Motion carried.

The DFW Sam’s have a luncheon scheduled at Mona’s Pasta and Pizza in Arlington on August 17th.  They have invited us to join them.  We will need to let them know if we are coming.

A motion was made by Tim Duke to have our October campout at the Lazy L in Sherman with DFW Sam’s instead of Mineola Civic Center.  Hosts will be The Duke’s and the Fitzgerald’s.  Seconded by Lou Brush.  Motion carried.  There will be a group of us leaving Sherman and going to Fredericksburg for a week.

There will be no September campout because of the mini-rally.

In November, the DFW Sam’s have a regular campout.  They do not have a Thanksgiving dinner.  We will be camping at Bushman’s RV at Bullard, Texas.

The first weekend of December (Dec. 1st-4th), we will be joining the DFW Sam’s at Airstream RV Park (NTAC) in Hillsboro, Texas for a Christmas Party.  It will be at 2:00 on Saturday, meats will be catered.  There will be a sign-up sheet for side dishes.  Tables can be decorated by individuals.  Games will be played with prizes.  We will have a gift exchange for men and women.  No more than $15.00 per gift.

Our visitor, Cecil Lawrence drew the ticket for our 50/50 drawing.  The Fitzgerald’s won $40.00.  $45.00 was given to our treasurer, Carol Duke to deposit.

HOST REPORT:  Dinner was hosted by DFW Sam’s.  Dinner of Chili Dogs and Sloppy Joes are being served at 5:30 pm.  Everyone bring a side dish to go with the meal.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Vaughn Linders. Seconded by Mike McCollough.  Motion carried.

June 2022 Minutes

JUNE 2022 – TEXAS TRAVELERS MINUTES

Submitted by Sharon McCollough

 

DATE:  June 11, 2022

LOCATION:  Bedrock RV Park, Grand Saline, Texas

President Scott Lyles called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones be silenced.

OPENING PRAYER:  Mike McCollough

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Norm Fitzgerald

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS/NEW MEMBERS:  There were no guests or new members.

President Lyles asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as posted on the Website. There were no changes or corrections.  Carol Duke made a motion to accept the minutes as posted and was seconded by Ty Kolb. Motion carried.

Those present at the meeting were:  Scott and Darla Lyles, Wayne and Lou Brush, Lucille Bean, Tim and Carol Duke, Norm and Carol Fitzgerald, Mike and Sharon McCollough, Ty and Delores Kolb, Bud and Elaine Toleos, and Johnny and Brenda Bean.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Vaughn Linders presented the Audit Report for 2019, 2020, and 2021. Results looked great but not perfect. There were minuscule mistakes.  Mr. Linders signed the Audit. Wayne Brush made a motion to accept the Audit and was seconded by Mike McCollough. Motion carried.

Our treasurer, Carol Duke, reported that the bank balance was adjusted to reflect the small mistakes from the Audit.  Our bank balance is $870.18.  There were no expenses or deposits made since December 2021.  Lou Brush made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Bud Toleos.  Motion Carried.

WAGON MASTER REPORT:  Tim Duke stated that we had 10 rigs present and one couple staying in a room.  Shiryl Nelson was a drive in for Saturday.

SUNSHINE REPORT:  Brenda Bean said that Gloria Delmar was recovering from Knee Surgery and doing well.

HISTORIAN’S REPORT:  No Report

CHAPLAIN REPORT:  No meeting this time as everyone had to leave early.  Two rigs were on their way to Mount Rushmore.

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES:           Birthdays – Brenda Bean and Sharon McCollough

Former members – John McCurry 1931
                                           Sheryl Hazelwood

Anniversaries – Former Members
                                    AC and JoEllen Blair 1956
                                    Joe and Sylvia Thomas 1951

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  Scott Lyles has been contacted by Donna Mann, Assistant State Director, about the Mini Rally on September 14th – 17th at the Mineola Civic Center. There will be 3 rigs attending but not participating in helping with parking etc. from our chapter.

Our president, Scott Lyles, is concerned about our chapter.  This month (June) is the 1st meeting of 2022 due to weather, covid or lack of rigs.  Sometimes, we only have 5 to 6 rigs (even with the Frontier Sams) which is not enough for the RV parks to allow us to use the Hall.

Option #1:  Scott has been talking with Larry Walker from DFW Sams about co-camping with them as they are experiencing the same problem of not having enough rigs.  They have invited us to camp with them on the Second weekend of July at Lake Athens Marina and RV Park.

Option #2:  To have no chapter but to continue camping together as friends but have no hall, hosts etc.

Motion was made by Wayne Brush to camp (one time visit) with DFW Sams on July 6th – 10th. Seconded by Jamie Linders. Motion carried.  There will be 7 rigs going to Lake Athens Marina and RV Park in July.

HOST REPORT:  Cake and Ice Cream was served Friday night after dinner for Birthdays and Anniversaries.  Chicken will be served at 5:00 p.m.  Everyone bring a side dish.

Motion was made by Janie Linders to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mike McCollough.  Meeting adjourned.

November 2021 Minutes

November 2021—Texas Travelers Minutes
submitted by

Carol A. Duke

 

Date:  November 13, 2021

Location:  Coffee Creek RV Park, Santo, Texas

President Wayne Brush called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones be silenced.

Opening Prayer:  Tim Duke

Pledge of Allegiance:  Carol Fitzgerald.

Introduction of Guests/New Members:  There were none.

Next, President Brush asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as printed in the Newsletter?  There were no changes. Mike McCollough made a motion to accept the minutes and was seconded by Norm Fitzgerald.  The minutes were accepted.

Secretary’s Report:  Carol Duke advised that the chapter had received a Thank You note from Jim Beasley’s family in appreciated for the cards, phone calls, and kindnesses extended to him before he passed away.    Those present at the meeting were:  Wayne & Lou Brush, Tim & Carol Duke, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, Rick & Jan King,  Vaughn & Janie Linders, Scott & Darla Lyles, and Mike & Sharon McCollough.

Treasurer’s Report:  Lou Brush presented the following:

Treasurer Report date: 

November 13, 2021

PRESTIGE CREDIT UNION
Balance forward 720.86
Debits  
Texas Good Sams Chapters   75.00
Deposits  
50/50 DRAWING 05-01-2021  35.00
Dues from Members 120.00
   
EOM Balance                                   800.86
   
Less Pending Bills/Obligations -0-
   
Current EOM Available Funds Balance 800.86
   
Current Balance 800.86
Treasurer Lou Brush 11-13-2021

Tim Duke made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Vaughn Linders.   Motion carried.

Wagon Master Report:  Tim Duke stated there were 7 rigs from Texas Travelers plus 4 rigs from Frontier for a total of 11 rigs. .  Copies of next year’s camping schedule were passed out to those present.

Newsletter Report:  none

Sunshine Report:  Lucille Bean fell in a parking lot and doctor’s are running tests.  Lou Brush thanked everyone for the cards, letters, and flowers after her hospital stay.  He has a bloodissue that is being monitored. 

Historian’s Report:  Historian Report: Janie Linders

I found a few more quotes from the past that I just couldn’t pass up to share this month. Comments from 1957:

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?

When I first started driving who would have thought gas would someday cost $.29 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.

No one can afford to be sick anymore; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.

 

SIGNS OF A BAD WINTER

According to folklore we don’t need weather forecasters. We need to just look at the squirrels and onions for signs.

Squirrels’ gathering nuts in flurry, Will cause snow to gather in a hurry AND a tough winter is ahead if their tails area bushy.

(Are you polishing the snow shovel yet?)

Trees, flowers, vegetables, and other plants are in the weather business as well.

When leaves drop early, autumn and winter will be mild, but if they fall late, winter will be severe.

Folklore claims that thicker onion skins can signal a cold and snowy winter.

“Onions skins very thin, mild winter coming in: Onions’ skin thick and tough, Coming winter cold and rough. “
Gardener’s Rhyme

BE THANKFUL

  1. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”
    John F. Kennedy
  1. “Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – Not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.”
    Charles Dickens
  2. “When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. IF you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.”
    Tecumseh

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.

Activities Report:  none

Chaplain Report:  Tim Duke advised the devotion will begin at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Vice President Scott Lyles advised we would be celebrating the Linders 51st Anniversary.. 

President’s Report:  President Brush Advised that the Chapter’s books would be audited after the close of December’s business by Vaughn Linders. 

After a brief discussion, the Chapter agreed that for the Christmas gift exchange there would be a $20.00 gift per rig at the December camp.  Also, members should bring a “mailbox” for the Christmas card exchange.

President Brush urged members to attend the scheduled rallies.

Host Report:  Lou Brush advised the hall should be cleared by 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Unfinished business:  Scott Lyles reminded folks to sign up for hosts for the new year.

We then proceeded with the installation of the new officers by Carol Fitzgerald.  The new officers for 2022 are:  President Scott Lyles, Vice President Tim Duke, Secetary Sharon McCollough, and Treasurer Carol Duke. 

Rick King commended the service of the former officers for the two years during COVID.  At that, the motion to adjourn the meeting was approved.

October 2021 Minutes

October, 2021 — Texas Travelers Minutes
Submitted by
Carol A. Duke

Date: October 9, 2021 

Location: Bedrock RV Park, Grand Saline, Texas

Vice-President Scott Lyles called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones silenced.

Opening Prayer: Tim Duke

Pledge of Allegiance: Carol Fitzgerald

Introduction of Guests/New Members: None

Next, Vice-President Lyles asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as printed in the newsletter from our meeting in September, 2021. There were none and the minutes were affirmed by acclamation.  

Secretary’s Report: Carol Duke requested updated information for the roster and directory be furnished as soon as possible.

Those present for the meeting were: Johnny & Brenda Bean, Tim & Carol Duke, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, Ty & Delores Kolb, Vaughn & Janie Linders, Scott & Darla Lyles, Mike & Sharon McCollough, and Bud & Elaine Toleos.

Treasurer’s Report: Carol Duke presented the following:

Treasurer Report Date:

October 9, 2021

Prestige Credit Union
Balance forward 493.61
Credits/Deposit  
Payment for Patch 9.25
50/50 Drawing 74.00
2022 Dues: J Bean, Linders, King, Schrum, Delmar, Nelson, Brush  140.00
Fines      4.00
Balance 720.86

 

EOM Balance 720.86
Treasurer Lou Brush October 9, 2021

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Tim Duke and seconded by Sharon McCollough.   Motion carried.

Wagon Master Report: Tim Duke advised there were nine (9) rigs present. Our next camp in November will be at Coffee Creek RV Park in Santo, Texas. Their management has requested that each rig book their spot with their individual credit card as soon as possible.

Sunshine Report: Brenda Bean advised that Lou Brush was being released from the hospital for home.  

Historian’s Report: Janie Linders contributed:

HISTORY: These things have survived 50 plus years and are still loved by many of us today.

Books:  How many of you have read or even have a copy of these 1960 classics

*To Kill a Mockingbird – Over a Million Copies are still sold each year

*Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.  Cancel culture has all but taken this one away this past year.

Food:  1907 Hershey Kisses  Hershey, PA If you haven’t been you need to go.

1941 The most popular candy M & M’s

1948 Cheetos were invented during WW2

Music and TV:  

Tony Bennet born in 1926 is still performing today.

1960 Motown favorite high school song by the Temptations “My Girl”

1950 Color TV for those who could afford a TV.  All three major TV networks adopted full color in 1965.

1964 Jeopardy best game ever.

Handy Gadgets we all have used and are still using to this day:

1946 Tupperware    1953 Ice Coolers   1954 Commercial Drip Coffee Makers introduced and in 1972 Mr. Coffee Pots were manufactured for at home use.

Clothing:  1932 High top sneakers.  1946 The Bikini. 1960 Tie-dye t-shirts

1964 Berkenstocks comfortable footwear sells over 25 million pairs a year

Business:

1958 American Express was the first to boost our love affair with debt.

1962 If you had invested $10,000 in Warren Buffett you would be worth $298 million dollars now and wouldn’t be sitting here listening to me.

And last I close with the 1963 invention of the HAPPY FACE

Chaplain’s Report: Tim Duke advised we would meet at  9:00 a.m.

Birthdays and Anniversaries: Vice President Lyles noted the birthdays of Janie Linders, Jo Ellen and Lou Brush.  Anniversaries being celebrated were Bud & Elaine Toleos and Scott & Darla Lyles.  Congratulations to all.

President’s Report: Scott advised there was no new information to share.There will be a sign up for food at the November/Thanksgiving Camp after the meeting as well as a sign up for 2022 Hosting by month.

Host Report: Ty Kolb advised that the cost of th catered meal wa $6.00 per person to be ready at 5:30 p.m.  Please clear the hall by 4:30 p.m.  

Committee Reports: Nominating Committee Chair Janie Linders reported that the slate of new officer who had agreed to serve were:

President Scott Lyles

Vice President Tim Duke

Secretary Sharon McCollough

Treasurer Carol Duke

Scott asked if anyone had any other nominations who would agree to serve.  As there were none,

there was a unanimous vote to accept the slate as presented.

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: Janie Linders suggested that we might want to tour the Baker Hotel since our last visit to see the progress.  She will look into it.  

Vice-President Lyles asked if there was any other business to discuss. Tim Duke made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Mike McCollough. The meeting was adjourned.

September 2021 Minutes

September 2021 — Texas Travelers Minutes
Submitted by
Carol A. Duke

Date: September 11, 2021

Location: Choctaw KOA, Durant, Oklahoma

President Wayne Brush called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones be silenced.

Opening Prayer: Tim Duke

Pledge of Allegiance:  Carol Fitzgerald with the standard flag. (Congratulations on your continued improvement!)

Introduction of Guests/New Members: None

Next, President Brush asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as printed in the newsletter from our meeting in June, 2021. There were none and the minutes were accepted as printed.

Secretary’s Report: Carol Duke asked that updated information for the directory be furnished as soon as possible. This includes new phone, address, rig type, emergency contacts. Current photographs of each member would be appreciated.

Those present for the meeting were: Johnny & Brenda Bean, Lucille Bean, Wayne & Lou Brush, Jay & Gloria Delmar, Tim & Carol Duke, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, Rick & Jan Kin, VAughn & Janie Linders, Scott & Darla Lyles, Bob & Shiryl Nelson, and Nola Schrum. Also present were Norwood & Corinda King with Frontier Sam.

Treasurer’s Report: Lou Brush presented the following:

Treasurer Report

Date:

September 11, 2021                                                        Prestige Credit Union
Balance forward                                                                  669.88
Credits/Deposit
Payment for Patch                                                                 9.25
Debits
Carol Duke -Postage & Supplies                                    17.27
EOM Balance                                                                        661.86
Less Pending Bills/Obligations
Brenda Bean-Sunshine Expenses:
     Carol Fitzgerald                                                                   30.00
     Patsy Irby                                                                                30.00
     Jim Beasley Funeral                                                        108.25
Current EOM Available Funds Balance                  493.61
Current Balance                                                                   493.61
Treasurer Lou Brush                                                         09-11-2021

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report was made by Tim Duke and seconded by Carol Fitzgerald. Motion carried.

Wagon Master Report: Tim Duke advised there were nine (j9) rigs present. Our next camp in October will be at Bedrock RV Park in Grand Saline, Texas.

Sunshine Report: Brenda Bean advised that Bob Price, a former member, collapsed last Saturday. He was hospitalized and is stable. He is 99 years old.

Historian’s Report: Janie Linders contributed that our chapter celebrated its 42nd Anniversary this week.

 
Chaplain’s Report: Tim Duke advised that in his absence, Jay Delmar will be presenting the devotion. Jay requested that we bring our hymnals to the 9:00 a.m. meeting.

Birthdays and Anniversaries: Vice President Lyles noted the birthdays of Vaughn Linders, Jo Ellen Blair, and Corinda King. Anniversaries being celebrated were Rick and Jan King of 53 years as well
as Jay & Gloria Delmar for 39 years. Congratulations to all.

President’s Report: Wayne advised that other commitments would prevent their attendance at the October camp. Therefore, Vice President Scott Lyles will be serving as president next month. Of note, our election of new officers will be in October. They will be installed at the November Camp. Then,
 he new president will make new appointments.

Host Report: Norwood King, President of Frontier Sam, advised that the meal would be served at 6:00 p.m. consisting of Brisket, green beans, etc. All we needed to bring was our appetites.

Committee Reports: President Brush asked for the Nominating Committee Chair to report. Janie Linders reported that the slate of new officer who had agreed to serve were:
President Scott Lyles
Vice President Tim Duke
Secretary Sharon McCollough
Treasurer Carol Duke

Unfinished Business: None

New Business: Rick King reminded the group that the CPR class would begin at 1:00 p.m. Lou Brush advised that Chapter dues were payable now or at the October Camp in the amount of $20.00 per rig. As she will not be present, Carol Duke will accept dues payments at the October camp.

President Brush asked if there was any other business to discuss. Tim Duke made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Norm Fitzgerald. The meeting was adjourned.

June 2021 Minutes

Date:  June 11, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Bedrock RV Park in Grand Saline, Texas

President Wayne Brush called the meeting to order and requested all cell phones be silenced.

Opening Prayer:  Tim Duke

Pledge of Allegiance:  Carol Fitzgerald, who also held an accommodating flag suited to her recent health condition.

Introduction of Guests/New Members:  Wayne Brush introduced our guests: Jim & Valina Bowling and G.W. & Anna Sanders

Next, President Brush asked if there were any corrections or changes to the minutes as printed in the Newsletter?  There were none and the minutes were accepted.

Secretary’s Report:  Carol Duke informed that the new ASD Donna Mann wanted updates to our rosters in real time.  We need to update any changes as they occur.  Please provide current information to the Secretary.  Those present at the meeting were:  Johnny & Brenda Bean, Lucille Bean, Wayne & Lou Brush, Jay & Gloria Delmar, Tim & Carol Duke, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, Rick & Jan King, Ty & Delores Kolb, Vaughn & Janie Linders, and Scott & Darla Lyles. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Lou Brush presented the following:

Treasurer Report date: 

June 12, 2021

PRESTIGE CREDIT UNION
Balance forward 599.13
Deposits  
50/50 DRAWING 05-01-2021  43.00
Payment for Patches  27.25
   
EOM Balance                                   669.88
   
Less Pending Bills/Obligations -0-
   
Current EOM Available Funds Balance 699.88
   
Current Balance 669.88
Treasurer Lou Brush 06-12-2021

Tim Duke made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Janie Linders.   Motion carried.

Wagon Master Report:  Eight (8) rigs plus one room rental making nine (9).  Frontier Sam’s added three (3).  Total of twelve (12).

Newsletter Report:  Carol Duke stated that current rig information from members, contact information as well as photos of members was needed.  Please provide to secretary via e-mail, text, or in person.  Information will be passed on to Norm Fitzgerald to update the members’ web site.

Sunshine Report:  Brenda Bean advised that Jim Beasley is still in hospice care. Others advised that his voice was not as strong, and he was more difficult to understand.  Big improvements with Carol Fitzgerald from the stroke she suffered in May.  Tremendous progress in such a short time with physical therapy continuing.  Nola Schrum’s sister passed away last week preventing Nola from being with us this camp.  Rick King will have back surgery on June 25, 2021.  Hoping to have a short recovery time.  Larry and Patsy Irby were in a car accident that totaled her car.  She is receiving PT and Larry is still driving Ms. Patsy.  Other party did have insurance.

Historian’s Report:  Janie Linders advised there was none.

Activities Report:  Janie Linders advised Painting with Jan and Jane would take place beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the hall on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Cost is $7.00 per person.

Chaplain Report:  Tim Duke advised that due to issues with rig, he could provide a devotion via ZOOM.  President Brush declined the offer.

Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Vice President Scott Lyles advised that we had two (2) birthdays:  Sharon McCollough and Brenda Bean.  Of note, former members AC & JoEllen Blair will have their 65th Anniversary on June 22nd

President’s Report:  President Brush gave a review of the key changes to our Standard Operating Procedures as well as affirming the Texas Traveler’s Expectations for new members.  Tim Duke made a motion to accept the new SOP, seconded by Janie Linders.  A vote was taken ad the motion carried.

The floor was then opened for nominations for the Nominating Committee.  The committee will be comprised of:  Carol Duke, Delores Kolb, and Janie Linders.  The committee was confirmed by Chapter vote.  President Brush and Treasurer Brush advised they would not be available to serve as officers in the upcoming year. 

Rick King and Nola Schrum are looking for a venue for the CPR class.  Rick advised that a room sufficient for the course was available at First Baptist Church Garland for a fee of $75.00.  He did not want to obligate the Chapter without presenting this option.  Carol Duke made a motion to use Chapter funds to pay for the venue.  Seconded by Carol Fitzgerald.  Vote was taken and motion carried.  Rick and Nola will proceed with getting a date and time.

President Brush advised that Nola Schrum had been approved for the State Treasurer’s position.

New ASD Donna Mann had an unfortunate event.  Donna’s rig caught fire and burned completely.  Jay and Gloria Delmar have pictures of the ruins. 

Host Report:  Janie Linders advised that the hall should be cleared by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Meal will be served @ 5:30 p.m.  Cost is $5.50 per person for Ham, Green Beans, and Potato Salad, Tea and Lemonade.  Includes plates, utensils, and glasses.

Rick King made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Tim Duke.  Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned.

May 2021 Minutes

May Texas Travelers Minutes

Date: May 1, 2021

Location: Choctaw KOA in  Durant, Oklahoma

Meeting was called to order by:  President Wayne Brush. 

Opening prayer was given by:  Ty Kolb

Pledge of Allegiance was led by: Carol Fitzgerald

Introduction of guests and new members:  Wayne Brush introduced Eldon & Molly Pittman

Secretary’s report: No meeting in April 2021.

Treasurer’s Report: Lou Brush presented the report:

Treasurer Report: 05-01-2021    
PRESTIGE CREDIT UNION    
Balance Forward 620.17  
Deposit:    
NONE    
Total Deposits: 0  
Ending Balance 620.17  
Less Pending Bills/Obligations:    
Janie Linders—Chapter Supplies 21.04  
     
Current EOM Available Funds Balance 599.04  
     
Current Balance 599.04  
Treasurer Lou Brush

 05-01-2021

   

Motion to accept was made by:  Nola Schrum, seconded by Carol Fitzgerald.  The Treasurer’s Report was accepted. 

Wagon Master’s report was provided by:   Wayne Brush for Tim Duke.  Six (6) rigs from Texas Travelers and Five (5) rigs from Frontier Sams.  Those present for the meeting were:  Wayne & Lou Brush, Carol Duke, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, Larry & Patsy Irby, Rick & Jan King, Ty & Dolores Kolb, Vaughn & Janie Linders, Scott & Darla Lyles, Bob & Shiryl Nelson, and Nola Schrum

Newsletter report:  If members want a printed copy, then furnish stamped, self-addressed envelopes or print yourself from the website.

 Sunshine Report:  In the absence of Brenda Bean, several individuals offered updates:

 1) Lou is doing well

2) Jim Beasley was taken off strawberry ice cream as blood sugar numbers were too high

3) Delmars plan to camp next month

4) Toleos’ returning from the Valley and plan to camp next month

Historian Report: Janie Linders provided some fun facts:  Subway opened in 1965 and makes 5,300 sandwiches per day.  M& M is the most popular candy.  To Kill a Mockingbird and Green Eggs and Ham are the most popular books (after the Bible) being sold today.  Walmart still sells Green Eggs and Ham.

 Chaplain’s Report: Vaughn Linders for Tim Duke.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Anniversaries & Birthdays: Birthdays being recognized were:  Jim Beasley, Elaine Toleos, and Carol Fitzgerald, who was present.  There were no anniversaries.

President’s reportWayne Brush advised that he had spoken with State President, Ron Boullin.  Ron stated that Good Sams was resuming normal camping as of April 30, 2021. 

           There was an item from the April discussions concerning elimination of a Board of Directors for the Chapter.  Janie Linders made the motion to abolish the BOD.  Rick King seconded the motion.  The vote was in favor of abolishment.

           Disbursement of Chapter Supply Tubs and Contents was handled by Janie Linders.

            CPR Class initially discussed by former President Rick King a couple of years ago will be coordinated with Nola Schrum, who is the Student Faculty Adviser at TWU.  Their Student Nursing Association has a directive for community service, thus presenting a CPR class would meet their directive.  The class, time, and location TBD.  In the meantime, Nola has a  kit and will be available as our chapter “Nancy Nurse”.

            The elected officers for the Chapter are:  President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  It was discussed that the election of officers should be simplified as a result of diminishing numbers.  Some suggestions were:   There will be three (3) members on the nomination committee.  We should consider eliminating mail-in voting and have a secret ballot at the appropriate meeting.  Eliminating the mail-in process will eliminate an unnecessary expense.  Also, the rule on membership length should be modified to conform to our current situation. 

            The subject of drive-ins was brought up.  There are some campgrounds that have had a $5.00 charge for members attending the meeting, but without a rig.  Wagon master Tim Duke advised there was no conflict from the campgrounds and has not been brought up to him or to Sid Garner with Frontier.  If it becomes an issue, then we can deal with it at that time.

            It was suggested as a result of recent events, that the closest fire and hospital numbers to a campground be readily available.   Norm Fitzgerald stated he had already added the information to the Chapter website.  No further action needed. Vaughn Linders made a motion to combine the Thanksgiving and Christmas Camps as folks this year would likely want to spend the time with their families as the CDC relaxed the pandemic guidelines.  A lively discussion included:

  • Spreading out the duties and delegation to members other than officers
  • Installing the newly elected officers in November for the following year vs. December
  • Scott will approach the Delmars for hosting in December as they are planning to resume camping
  • Norwood King will discuss hosting with Frontier

            Based on these discussions, the Standard Operating Procedures will need to be updated and voted on at the next meeting.  It was agreed that the Texas Travelers’ Requirements will remain the same under the revision of Texas Travelers Expectations. 

            Campgrounds are now having a hard 15 to get use of a hall.  Used to be a soft/flexible 10.  the Chapter needs new members to reach the 15 rig count needed.  We have partnered with Frontier.  There is a possibility of other chapters partnering.  Also, a possibility of smaller chapters dissolving with their members able to join as new members with ongoing chapters.  Bottom line, we need to recruit actively.  Or, have a group of campers that does not care about the rules and regulations of a national organization.  These are some things to think about prior to the next rally. 

Host’s Report:   Janie Linders announced the hall should be cleared and be ready to eat by 5:30 pm.  the cost is $6.50 per person for Lasagna, Green Beans, Salad, and Nothin’ Bundt Cake for dessert. 

Committee Report:  None

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business: Janie Linders proposed that at the next camp (June)  an activity of Painting would be organized with sufficient interest.  She needs an accurate headcount.  Hands were raised  by those present at the meeting.    Please let Janie know (if you were not at the Durant rally) if you wish to participate.

            Carol Duke reminded that updated photos and rig information will be needed for the yearbook. 

Vaughn Linders made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Carol Fitzgerald.  Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned.

 

March 2020 Minutes

The Business Meeting was held at Bedrock RV Resort in Grand Saline Texas, March 14, 2020

 
The Meeting was called to order by President Wayne Brush
 
He asked everyone to silence their cell phones
 
The opening Prayer was given by Ty Kolb
 
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim Beasley
 
Visitors 
Nola Schrum.
Nola has completed a Membership Application. Ballots were passed out by Scott Lyles
for a Membership Vote.
 
Secretary Report
There were no corrections or changes in the report.
Motion was made by Carol Fitzgerald to accept the report.
Seconded by Jim Beasley.
Motion Carried
 
Treasurer Report
February Balance was      $903.70
    ” 50-50 Drawing                45.00
Donations                             62.00
March Balance                 $1010.70
 
Less Pending Bills
Wayne Brush 50 Patches $462.20
Wayne Brush  Sewing on 10 Patches  $27.20
 
Current Balance  $521.30
 
50-50 Fund Balance $300.76
 
Usable Funds  $220.54
 
End of Month Balance $521.30
 
Motion to Accept Treasures Report Carol Fitzgerald
Seconded by Ty Kolb
Motion Carried
 
Wagon Master Report  given by Wayne Brush
7 Member rigs, 1 Visitor.
2 Drive Ins
 
Sunshine Report  Brenda Bean
Larry Irby, having kidney stones, 
Patsy Irby having back pains, but not cancer
Tim Duke having stem cell implants on his knee
Darla Lyles is having surgery on March, 19 for fibroid tumor.
Postponed pain shots until later date.
Darlene Beasley, had MRI, shows no cancer
 
Yearbook Report
None
 
Historian Report
None
 
Chaplain Report
Jay Delmar, Services at 9:00 am, bring your hymnal.
 
Birthdays and Anniversaries, given by Scott Lyles
Birthdays , Larry Irby, 31st, 
Anniversary, Norm and Carol Fitzgerald, 18th
 
Host Report
Cake and Ice Cream after Meeting
Clear the Hall at 4;00
Dinner at 5:00
 
ASD Report,  Jay Delmar
State Rally, April, 9th thru 12th at Canton Civic Center, Parking $20.00 per night.
Officially starts on Thursday, but will be events on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Presidents Meeting held in Terrell on Mini Rally Planning
Mini Rally rate is $26.00
Stated need to write letter to Marcus Lemonis on helping Chapters
 
New Business
Wayne emailed updated SOPs to Members in advance of a Secret Ballot Vote
Ballots were counted, Vote Carried.
There was Chapter discussion on putting Member information on the Website to replace the previous Yearbook.
 
Wayne asked for a show of hands on all in favor, was not a vote.
Most if not all were in favor.
It was decided that each Member should decide if they want their information on the Website.
Member information would be Password Protected.
Wayne will send out questionnaire 
 
Need New Chapter Flag for Mini Rally.
Wayne will research.
 
There was discussion about a trip to Mountain View, leaving from the Bedrock Rally on June 13 th.
Wayne asked for a show of hands.
Four rigs were in favor.
Scott Lyles reported that Pala Duro Canyon does not make group reservations, First Come, First Served.
I could not read my notes on play dates.
Four Member Rigs showed interest.
 
Need New Members
Norm had had  new Business Cards for the Chapter made at no cost to the Chapter, Stated it was his contribution.
Several Business Cards and Texas Travlers Description and Camping Schedule  pass outs were given each Member.
 
Scott Lyles reported that we need Hosts and Reporters.
He has a Sign Up Sheet availble.
Reminded every one it is their duty to help.
 
Wayne asked for a Motion to Adjourn
Motion was made by Carol Fttzgerald and seconded by Darlene Beasley
Motion Carried.
 
Submitted by
Lou Brush
 

February 2020 Minutes

                    FEBRUARY TEXAS TRAVELERS MINUTES

 
Date: February 8, 2020
Location: Durant Oklahoma KOA
 
 
Meeting was called to order by: President Wayne Brush. He requested that all cell phones be silenced.
 
Opening prayer was given by : Jay Delmar
 
Pledge of Allegiance was led by :Jim Beasley & Jay Delmar
 
Introduction of guests and new members: Nola Schrum
 
Secretary’s Report: No report.
 
Treasurers Report: Presented by Lou Brush
 
Opening balance for February     $1,371.80
 
Less Pending Bills  
John More  (badges)                      $408.10
 
Brenda Bean
Sunshine                                          $60.00
 
 
Current End of Month Balance      $903.70
 
Less 50/50 Balance                       $255,76
 
Net Usable Funds                         $647.94
 
Current  End Of Month Balance    $903.70
 
Wagon Master Report: Given by Wayne Brush
3 Rigs Present, 4 Drive ins
 
News Letter Report:  None
 
Sunshine Report : Given by  Wayne Brush
Bud Toles still having problems after his surgery.
His Doctor is recommending shots.
Patsy Irby: Has news tests and new medication.
Cancer is in check still taking treatments
Shirl Nelson: Had the implant and had problems and is now improved.
Darla Lyles: I have severe arthritis in my neck and four to five facets sit on top of each other.
I will have facet block in injections Friday Feb 14th.
I also have severe arthritis in my back with the last four vertebrae found with severe stenosis or thicking
of the spine due to arthritis. During the lower MRI they found something else that requires an ultra sound.
I don’t have any information on that yet.
 
Yearbook Report: None
 
Historian: None
 
Chaplain Report: Jay Delmar & Darla at 9:00 am
 
Birthdays: Given by Scott Lyles
Patsy Irby -2,3  Johnny Bean-2,18  Mike McCollough, 2-27
 
Anniversaries: Given by Scott Lyles
Larry and Patsy Irby- 2,14  Johnny and Brenda Bean- 2,28
 
Presidents Report:  No Report
 
Host Report: Clear the Hall at 4:30
 
Dinner at 5:30
 
New Business:  A Board of Directors Meeting was held prior to the Chapter Meeting.
Since the attendance was low all  Members and the Visitor were invited to attend.
Three patches was reviewed and the patch with the state of Texas and and a Class A 
Motor Home with colors red and blue with white star and gold lettering was chosen.
The cost of a patch is $8.50 plus tax or sewn on the Chambray Shirts is $11.00 plus tax.
The Chambray Shirts had already been chosen and Chapter Vote approved at the January Meeting.
Sharon McCollough recommended that each Chapter Member pay for their own shirt and that the
Chapter pay for one Patch for each member.
Every one was in agreement.
It was discussed that the Yearbook Information be listed on the Website.
National and State are currently available.
The Chapter information would be created by Norm.
Individual Member information including pictures would be Password Protected.
All were in agreement except on the Individual Member Information.
There was no decision on the Individual Member information.
This will be discussed and voted on at the next Chapter Meeting.
Wayne will update the Chapter Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Chapter Requirements and e-mail them out to Texas Travelers Members
for a vote.
Our SOPs require a notice prior to a Chapter Vote.
The changes will be voted on by Secret Ballot at the next Meeting.
 
During the Chapter Meeting ,Wayne called for a Motion to approve The Board of Directors and Member discussions prior the the Chapter Meeting.
Mike McCollough made the Motion and Carol Fitzgerald  seconded the Motion.
The vote carried and he Motion consisting of the earlier discussions was approved by accumulation.
 
Scott Lyle said that he needs Hosts and Reporters.
 
Jay Delmar reported that the State Rally will be held in Canton Tx. this year  April 9th thru 12.
 
Jay also reported that they have a phone agreement for the Canton Mini Rally starting September,16th thru 20.
 
Jay also brought up the Marcus Lamonis comments in Motorhome and Trailer Life magazines stating “If You Are Not Happy
I Am Not Happy”
He is going to coordinate a series of letters addressed to Lamonis  addressing that the Chapters could use more help
in recruiting new members.
 
Gloria Delmar brought up the subject of  Chapter Member Trips.
We have previously discussed a trip to Mountain View Arkansas.
Scoot Lyle also brought up  the possibility of a Palo Duro  Canyon Trip.
Wayne asked him if he would get details on Palo Duro Canyon.
 
Motion to Adjourn
 
Carol Fitzgerald, seconded by Mike McCollough
Motion Passed
 
Submitted by Lou Brush
In the absence of Carol Duke