Durant, OK Rally
Our 2021 Traveling Supremes Annual Business Meeting was held in Durant, Oklahoma, September 15-20th, at the Choctaw Casino KOA Park. It was a very nice park located on the Choctaw Reservation near the casino. Several members did take advantage of the shuttle bus to visit the casino but most enjoyed the TS planned tours and or checked out stores in Durant since most had not been here before. Louis and Leona Keyser had previously bought a home here and was instrumental in securing the sites with Jim Hoover. Hessie and Jerry Smith planned the trip to Denison and Polk was responsible for the two breakfasts. In all it was a good rally with a balance of activities and down time to allow people to relax and tour as they wished. The meeting room was beautiful and had a fully equipped kitchen with a serving counter which made it nice for our meals. I can’t leave out the adjoining bathrooms, wow, top-of-the line. Like Tandy Krugler said, “You have to see them to believe.”
The attendees list varied and fluctuated prior to and during the rally with several coming and going. We started out with 13 on the list and dropped some and gained some to have a final count of 10 rigs in attendance plus the Keysers, who didn’t bring their rig but joined us for all activities. Others attending were: President Jim and Tina Hoover, Secretary and Treasurer Myrna and Billy Braly who came a day late, Pete and Mary Minnix, Steve Merriman, Les and Ida Cook, Duane and Patty Stowe, guests Neil and Debra Altenbaumer, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Jerry and Hessie Smith who had parked their rig on the first day of the rally but left for appointments and returned the next day, and Polk and I rounded out the ten rigs and we left early. So, you see, we had some coming and some going throughout the rally.
Opening night we had snacks and shared information about activities expected for the next few days by reviewing the agenda. President Jim gave a welcome and introductions of guests. Thursday and Friday morning Polk with the help of several guys, Pete, Steve, Jerry, and Paul, prepared and served breakfast of pancakes and sausage one morning and biscuits, eggs and sausages another. It was delicious and thanks guys and to the club for the meals. Jim arranged a catered bar-b-que meal furnished also by the club for Thursday night prior to our business meeting. Jim conducted the business meeting and Myrna read the thank you notice from Past President Susan Kercher thanking the club for the token of appreciation for her service as president which was a Chama bracelet and card which many members had signed while in Chama. Billy Braly reported the approximate amount of $6,000 we have on hand since he will be helping Myrna with the treasury. They have just recently assumed the responsibility from past treasurer Bud Odom and didn’t have the records. Billy did take up dues for the 2022 year for those wanting to pay in advance.
For our tour Friday we visited President Eisenhower’s Birthplace located in Denison, TX, and afterwards we went to the Red River Railroad Museum prior to heading to Huck’s Restaurant for fish. The morning was filled with these three activities to be enjoyed as long as you wanted to look and tour. Saturday was lunch at the Keysers’ home for grilling of your own steaks and sampling side dishes. Since Polk and I left early, we were unable to attend this last function but was told it was a great success. Thanks, Leona and Lewis, for your hospitality in having our TS crew over and to Tina and Mary for providing some pictures. To everyone else, we hope you’ll be able to join us for the New Year’s Rally. Check your email for the latest info from wagon masters’ Gail and James Smith and/or check the web page for details.
Opening Night Pictures:
Taking Care of Business:
Louis & Leona’s Hosting: