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
 

March 2020 Campout Report

Bedrock RV
Grand Saline, TX
March 13 – 15
By Brenda Bean

Hello Texas Travelers,

We had a great weekend camping at Grand Saline, we had 8 rigs and 3 drive ins, attending were:

Johnny and Brenda – hosts
Jay and Gloria
Rick and Jan
Lou and Wayne
Jim and  Darlene
Carol and Norm
Nola
Ty and Delores –  suite at Bedrock

Darla and Scott – drive in
Bud and Elaine  – drive in
Bob and Shiryl   -drive in

Gloria, Wayne and Lou had blue shirts for anyone that needed them, as well as  lanyards and patches. It was exciting to see folks wear the shirts all weekend…. I think we like them!

Also, Norm designed and ordered business cards and everyone was encouraged to take some and hand them out as you see fit.

Thursday evening we traveled to Winnsboro Tx to Tino V’s Mexican Restaurant. Gloria was checking out a singer for the September Mini Rally.  Janet Adams was great! She sings country, gospel and loud!

Friday evening, Texas Travelers and Frontier, there were 28 of us, had dinner at The Lumberyard in Edgewood.   We had a back room to ourselves and excellent service.

Several folks ask about our matching shirts and were given our TT cards!

Saturday evening we had a pot luck meal, the hall was decorated for St Patrick’s day until someone ( Johnny Bean)  bought red solo cups instead of clear and suddenly we flashed RIGHT BACK to Christmas.  When asked WHY he bought those red cups he responded “Red was cheaper than the clear cups.” Well, there you have it!

Of course we had GAMES! Delores brought Farkle and that’s fun! Big winners were Delores (she kept score) and Norm.  Not sure who won at Joker, but I’m sure they won fair and square,

Jay Delmar did and excellent job with the devolution Sunday morning. His text was from John 11 about  Lazarus.

 

Brenda Bean

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

February 2020 Campout Report

Choctaw KOA
Durant, OK
February 7 – 9 2020
By: Darla Lyles

All you need is love, isn’t that how the song goes? Even with the weather not being so lovely Wednesday, causing angst amongst us campers, Jay and Gloria Delmar and Wayne and Lou Brush ventured out Thursday morning. Scott and Darla Lyles ventured out Friday afternoon as did Nola Schrum, a visitor. We had 10 rigs together with Frontier and the KOA allowed us to use their lovely clubhouse. The weather also proved lovely, with temps reaching into the mid-60’s on Saturday.

Jay and Gloria brought deer chili and all the fixins for dinner Thursday night. And, as I understand it, there was an incident with Jay’s most prized hat.

We all gathered for dinner at Naifeh’s Friday night and had a lovely time. Then we headed back to Choctaw for card games, visiting and chocolate.

Jim and Darlene Beasley, Lucille Bean, Norm and Carol Fitzgerald, Patsy and Larry Irby, and Mike and Sharon McCullough all arrived Saturday morning. We had our meeting and celebrated Patsy Irby and Mike McCullough’s birthdays and Larry and Patsy Irby’s anniversary with three lovely desserts—a white ice cream cake with chocolate ice cream; a chocolate cookie with vanilla ice cream and a sugar free chocolate loaf with sugar-free ice cream. Then we played card games, Joker, visited, and ate various snacks. Later on, the hall was decorated and Frontier served grilled chicken and baked potatoes. There were lots of yummy sides and lovely desserts. After dinner, us friends played a few rousing games of Valentine Bingo until the fabulous prizes were gone! Kudos to Gloria! (Just for the record, all prizes under $5).

Sunday morning Jay Delmar brought our devotional from Hebrews on God’s promises, hope and love. Jay and Gloria and Wayne and Lou went to breakfast at Choctaw and just as breakfast arrived, our visitor, Nola Schrum needed some help. She experienced car trouble and Wayne called a tow truck for her making sure the tow truck arrived before hanging up. Nola, her SUV and her camper were safely transported off the roadway and taken to their needed destinations. Thank you Wayne for your assistance and eating a cold breakfast! It must have been Wayne’s day because the shuttle ride from the Casino to the campground proved to be, well, weird. The story might just be an opening for the next meeting!

It was a fun weekend! We will be camping March 11-15 at Bedrock, Grand Saline. See ya there!

Happy Trails!

January 2020 Report

The January camp-out was canceled this year. However, we did get together for dinner and a business meeting, at Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy in Garland. In attendance were: Wayne & Lou Brush, Rick King, Jay & Gloria Delmar, Johnny & Brenda Bean, Scott & Darla Lyles, Vaugn & Janie Linders, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, AC & Jo Ellen Blair, Larry & Patsy Irby, Lucille  Bean, Mildred Pittman and Bob & Wanda Price.

We voted to change the name of the chapter to “Texas Travelers”. We also voted to adopt light blue chambray  shirts and to order new badges with a blue background and white front along with blue lanyards. Each member will purchase their own shirt. Gloria Delmar will order the new badges. Norm Fitzgerald will create a new website and submit suggestions for a new logo. We will vote on the new logo at the February meeting.