Bylaws update

Our bylaws were updated in September 27, 2017. Although our Bylaws were properly edited, the web site was not updated with the changes. This has now been remedied. Here are the changes:

Article 2, Section 2 now reads:

Section 2. The officers shall be elected at the annual business meeting for terms of two years, but shall hold office until the successors are duly elected and installed.  No elected officer may serve for more than two consecutive terms in any one office, except the secretary and treasurer.

Also added Article 2, Section 5:

Section 5: In the event that an officer resigns or is unable to serve, the Executive Committee shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next officer election. 

The entire Bylaws may be found by clicking on this link:

Officers page update

In a few weeks we will have our Business Meeting. For more info, click here. Our Officers Corner has been updated with names and contact info, for more info click Officer’s corner. At the business meeting we will be taking pictures to add to the page so you’ll just have to wait to gaze at your officers until then.

Meanwhile be sure to make plans to attend the business meeting. You’ll be glad you did.

Meeting in Michigan

Most of you know that when the Traveling Supreme company shut down its assets were purchased by Jayco, and went back in production under the Entegra name. The Entegra company has an annual Homecoming Rally, where Entegra owners can meet, mingle attend class and brag about their coaches. This year, the Cooks and Laninga’s will be attending. It is held in Elkhart mid May.

Sine this is so close to Dick and Nancy Akers, we decided to drop by for a visit. So we made reservations at the Riverside RV Park in Coldwater, MI. As luck would have it, the Kerchers will be in the area and also stop by. That prompted this post, if anyone else want to join in we will be at the park May 24 – 31.

As a side note, the rains and cold weather continue in the Midwest and South. The Cooks needed help getting out of their own driveway, and the Tom Sawyer RV Park is closed again due to flooding. Let’s keep all the people impacted by the weather in our thoughts.

On edit: Deanne and Dave Phillips are also attending the Entegra Homecoming Rally. And your webmaster added the wrong RV Park name in Michigan, that should be Harbor Cove RV Park in Coldwater, MI. Oops!

Rear wheels of the Cooks’ coach stuck in the mud

Walking issues?

A while back the Cooks and the Phillips each bought a Cricket. No, not the hopping kind, but the battery powered wheeled kind. It comes in real handy when trying to get around in these ever growing larger RV parks. So, as a public service, here is a link to the Cricket web site:

Just click Here

These little carts will fit in the back of a full size SUV so no trailer is needed to tow them around. Meanwhile, here are some happy owners:

Wagon Master’s Report

Hello Traveling Supremes,

Well we just finished our West Memphis gathering hosted by Ted and Susan Kercher. They did a great job and we all had a great time despite the rainy weather. Love that Memphis BBQ! If you missed this one there are plenty more opportunities to join in the fun.

In June we have a tag a long to Trader Village in Houston. Check in May 31 and check out June 3rd. Call Tori Brooks at 281-890-5500. More info Here

Then in July we have a gathering in Buena Vista Colorado hosted by the Butauds and the Hoovers. Check in July 21st and check out July 28th. The blocked off sites at Mt. Princeton RV were released in March but you still‎ may be able to get in by calling Cindy at 719-395-6206. Join us and escape the summer heat in the mountains of Colorado! More info Here

From there we go to Chama NM. The Gathering dates are August 18th to the 25th but as most of you know many members come and go at various times. Another great way to escape the heat in the mountains. Sky Mountain RV doesn’t open until May 15th ( it snowed in Chama yesterday) but call 575-766-1100 or go online to start making your reservation but do it soon as this park is very popular! More info Here

‎Then we will have the annual business meeting in Ruston LA at Lincoln Parish park 318-251-5156. Check in Sept 21st and check out Sept 27th. More info Here

That rounds out our current schedule for 2019 but I’m always open to ideas. We are also in search of a host for the next new year’s rally. I am also considering another tag a long to Quartzsite next January so let me know if you might be interested.

Until then I wish you safe travels!

James C. Hoover


2018 Business Meeting update


October 10-14, 2018
Cowtown RV Park, Aledo, TX

As posted in Rallies, the 2018 General Business Meeting and Rally will be held October 10-14, 2018 and hosted by President, Gail Smith. We will stay at the Cowtown RV Park, the address is 7000 Interstate 20 East (exit 418), Aledo, Texas. Spots are being held for us until September 15. You may reserve by calling 817-441-7878 and talk to Jaynie. She has a special section for 40-45 foot rigs. Rally rate is $31 per night and includes rally room.

There are obviously lots of fun things to do in the Fort Worth/Weatherford area. Tentative plans are to visit the Railhead Smokehouse for barbecue and music, have free time to visit the Texas State Fair or museum area of Fort Worth, take a Fort Worth tour by bus, including the Stockyards Parade, visit the Vintage Car museum and Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Of course we will have our annual club financed catered meal at the business meeting, with lots of other good meals at restaurants, camp and more!

There will be no rally fee, although there may be a small charge for the bus and garden
tours. More details and reservations for tours when we are closer to the event.

For Cowtown RV Web site click here

Gail Smith

Amish Country Gathering

BERLIN, OHIO – JULY 8-15, 2018

Submitted by Irby and Judy Gamble

Well, folks it is getting closer and closer to our Amish Gathering. I talked to Scenic Hills yesterday and they tell me that 16 rigs have made reservations. They are holding 2 more sites for us and will hold them until May 8, all 50 amp. Please mention Travel Supremes and my name when making your reservation. After May 8, you might have trouble getting a site with the rest of us.

As most of you know, we go to Ohio’s beautiful Holmes County yearly and love it. Holmes County, Ohio is the largest settlement of Amish in the United States with a population of more than 40,000 Amish people. It is a beautiful area with many rolling hills and small farm agriculture.

The Gathering will begin July 8 and end July 15, 2018. We will be staying at Scenic Hills RV Park in Berlin, Ohio (their mailing address is Millersburg, Ohio 44654 and your GPS will take you directly to it, but it will take you through the back roads that are not great for pulling your rig. The RV Park is, actually, in the small town of Berlin and it would best best to put Berlin in your GPS and it will take you on better roads for RV’s. By going to the park website you can find all the information you will need to make your reservations and directions. Scenic Hills only accepts cash or checks and requires a $30.00 deposit that will be deducted from your total bill when you arrive. They must receive your $30.00 deposit no later than June 8, for them to hold your reservation.

This will be a very laid back gathering, as is true to the Amish lifestyle. We have lots and lots of information for everyone about things that we think you will love doing. Most of it will be more enjoyable in small groups, allowing all us to make our own plans. On the Saturday of our gathering (July 14) the Doughty Wise School Auction will be held. There will probably be over 1000 Amish people there auctioning off beautiful handcrafted furniture, quilts (my favorite), etc., along with lots of good fattening food and pastries. HALF-STITCHED THE MUSICAL is a first class play that will be performing July 11 and 12 in Sugarcreek and you can easily get tickets online. I have gone before and enjoyed it very much. We have gone to the Amish Country Theater (kind of a slapstick comedy and music) and we enjoyed it. A great way to spend the day is to just get in your vehicle and drive around the country side and see what you come across. Many of the Amish have stores and bakeries in their homes, produce and flower stands out side their homes and they are very interesting people to visit with. All this and much, much more is a close driving distance from our campground. We will have a list of things to do, along with brochures and driving distances for you when you get there.

Something else that some of you might be interested in is the Football Hall of Fame. It is in Canton, Ohio and that is only 44 miles from Scenic Hills.

There are two things that we plan to do as a group this year. One is to have dinner at the home of Naomi and Ray Yoder in Winesburg (Naomi is the daughter of our friends, Henry and Mary Yoder). We have sampled a few of Naomi’s dessert and I assure you that they are delicious. She cooks in her home for bus tours and other groups and caters Amish weddings. We think everyone will really enjoy this event. We, also, plan to eat as a group one night at Mrs. Yoder’s Restaurant in Mt. Hope. This is one of our favorite places to eat.

Last, but not least, don’t forget Millers Bakery and all the great Amish cooked family style restaurants such as Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, Boyd and Wurthmann, Der Dutchman and Berlin Homestead, for just a few. I must warn you though that these places offer very little low calorie food. Personally, I think that everyone attending should lose at least 15 lbs. before we go and eat our way back up.

Below is the list of persons that have reservations – I got this list from Scenic Hills yesterday:

Irby and Judy Gamble
Joe and Ardis Schenk
Bernie and Carol Lezell
Jim and Tina Hoover
Jerry and Jane Smith
Les and Ida Cook
John and Romola Laninga
Glen and Carol Richmond
Pete and Deb Horvath
Joe and Sue Kelly
Ron and Carol Page
Leo and Carolyn Fitzpatrick
David and DeAnn Phillips
Martha and Bill Bobo
James and Gail Smith
Dave Evans

We will be sending you, in the near future, our schedule for the week via email, along with the price for dinner at Naomi and RayYoders.

God’s Traveling Grace to all of you – Judy and Irby Gamble

Scenic Hills RV Park Information:
4483 Township Road 367
Millersburg, Ohio 44654



Wagon Master update

A Wagon Master Update has been posted in the Officers Page.  You may access it by clicking here or just reading below:

“Aww – Spring! Winter is in our rear-view mirror and it’s time to plan our summer outings. As more and more people are purchasing RV’s, there are increasing difficulties finding available openings at RV parks – be it for overnight stays or longer durations. The difficulties intensify over the summer and holidays. The Traveling Supremes have a jam-packed summer schedule of Gatherings and Tag-Alongs. Spaces have been set aside at each of the parks where we plan to stay. But – these spaces are limited and availability will terminate about a month before the scheduled event. So, act now! Check out the “Future Rallies” section of for details on reservations. Make your reservation and join us in the summer fun.

Our summer will fly by and before we realize it, Fall will be upon us. In October, James and Gail Smith will be hosting our annual Traveling Supremes Business Meeting. This is an event that is important to attend as well as one that is always packed with things to do. And, of course, there’s always YUMMY FOOD!

We don’t yet have hosts for the 2018/19 New Year’s Rally. Suggestions for places and parks might include Stella Mare RV Resort, a new park in Galveston; Johnson Creek RV Resort in Ingram; The Vineyards at Fredericksburg RV Park in Fredericksburg; Judge Felix Poche Plantation RV Park in Convent, LA; Poche’s RV Park and Fish-N-Camp in Breaux Bridge, LA. These are only a few possibilities to stimulate ideas! In order for us to have this popular event, it is necessary for someone to step forward to host. No Volunteers = No New Year’s Rally. Call, text or email me and volunteer. The Club needs you!”

Deanne Phillips, VP and Wagon Master

Business meeting 2018


From Gail Smith

The 2018 General Business Meeting and Rally will be held October 10-14, 2018 in Aledo, Texas (just west of Ft. worth).  It will be hosted by James and Gail Smith. We will stay at the Cowtown RV Park, 7000 Interstate 20 East (exit 418), Aledo. They are holding spots for us until September 15. You may reserve by calling 817-441-7878 and ask for Janie. She is aware of details for us especially for those with larger rigs. She has a special section for 40-45 foot rigs. Our rally rate is $31 per night and includes rally room. We will forward itinerary and activity details later, but there should be lots of fun things to do in this area!