Interim officers

As you may know, our President Susan Kercher has resigned formally from her position effective October 1, 2021. Our Wagonmaster and Second Vice-President, Jim Hoover, has agreed to move into the Presidency to finish out the term. This has left a vacancy for the office of Wagonmaster. In addition, our Treasurer, Bud Odom, has requested relief from his position, which he has held for several years.

Based on these needs, the Executive Board has met and appointed a committee to appoint interim officers to fill these two positions. We are pleased to announce that James Smith has agreed to accept the position of Wagonmaster and Billy Braley has agreed to accept the position of Treasurer. Both will fill these interim offices until such time as the next formal club election of officers in the fall of 2022, which represents the end of this slate of officers’ term. Bill Bobo will continue as Second Vice-President and Myrna Braley will continue as Secretary.

Thank you to everyone for your help during this transition.

Farewell

Ted and I have made a decision to settle down in Fresno, California. We will be moving to a home near our nephews in August. We are selling the Motorhome and therefore will not be coming to Chama this year nor will we be able to come to September business meeting. I have resigned as President of the Traveling Supremes and Jim Hoover will step up to become President to complete our final term. More information will be coming soon.

Ted and I will remain emeritus club members and hope to see you all at a future gathering.

It has been a great experience being a Traveling Supreme member and we have made wonderful friendships with this great group of people!

Ted and Susan Kercher

New members

Hello members,

Meet our new members Duane and Patty Stowe, who joined in Quartzsite. They lived in Kingsville, TX for 33 years and raised their 3 children there. He was employed by Celanese Chemical plant, and Patty was a teacher.  They have 8 grandchildren that are center of their life.  After retirement, they settled in central Texas. They enjoy visiting family and working in their church.   

James C. Hoover Jr.

New member intro

Allow us to allow Steve to introduce himself…..

“I retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 2005 after 37 yrs as a RR engineer. Since then we have Rved around the nation with two other couples. My wife of 50 yrs passed away in 2017. I am just now starting to get out traveling a little. I am glad to be a member of the Traveling Supremes, had a great time in Louisiana and met a lot of very fine people. Will see every one down the road .”

Steve Merriman

Annual Business Meeting

“God Bless America”

October 26-30, 2020

Come one, come all! We would love to see you all in Natchitoches, Louisiana for our annual meeting and on Wednesday at the business meeting, please wear you best red, white and blue in celebration of our country! Let’s end this crazy and sad 2020 year on a high note for our club! This will be more of a tag-along so that we can all do as much or as little as you feel is safe in the scary times of the pandemic!

October 26th: Arrival 5:00. Meet and Greet to get welcome packets and say hello to friends! We will be safely distanced…details to follow!

October 27th: Tag-along to the Columbia Space Shuttle Museum 10-11:30 ($5.00 fee). Those interested in lunch at a restaurant will be on their own but info on restaurants will be in packets provided! Afternoon will be on your own!

October 28th: 12:00 Delicious lunch catered and provided by our club…details to follow! Followed by Business Meeting (no sleeping allowed lol)!

October 29th: Tag-along to Fort Jesup State Historic site, a Mexican-American War Era Fort! (Free for seniors 62+). Afternoon on your own!

October 30th: Departure!

Please sign up soon so we can get a head count for the luncheon! If you have any questions, please give myself or Jim a call. Thank you…Susan Kercher and Jim Hoover!

Traveling Supreme yard signs.

Thanks to Dave Phillips and Jim Hoover for arranging for Traveling Supreme members to get swag (hats, jackets, signs). To simplify the ordering of yard signs, Dave has contacted the sign maker and set up an ordering system. Below you will find a picture of the order form. Just print it out, fill in the blanks including shipping and payment info, mail it to the address shown and watch your mail box with bated breath. Soon you too can set yourself apart from the horde of RVers with your very own yard sign and proudly announce that you are a Traveling Supreme member.

You can find the order form under the Member menu option on the left at any time, or, you can just click https://travelingsupremes.com/yard-sign-orders/. And the form is also shown below….

President’s report

Webmaster note: this report was delayed in posting because I was in an area where internet was poor or non existent. OTOH, we didn’t need AC…

Unbelievably 2019 has passed the halfway mark.   Ted and I hosted a Memphis Rally enjoying fellowship, sightseeing and some pretty good barbecue!

The Buena Vista Rally produced some great pictures and it looked like a good time was had by all!

Chama is currently in full swing and Ted and I are missing that cooler climate for sure…can you say jealous!

Next up is our Annual Business Meeting!  I know we are all looking forward to all the fun things Linda has put together for us and that fine Southern hospitality and food!

Mark Twain once said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness; and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts”!  So let’s not worry about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey! (Bans Hoffman)!

Susan Kercher, President

Lunch at Pat’s

If you’ve been a Traveling Supremes member for any length of time, chances are you had lunch during Mardi Gras time at Pat’s Riverside Seafood restaurant. A real Cajun treat, serving only the freshest seafood. The Cooks, Butauds, and Moreaus all showed up for lunch. Alas, Burnel was stilL under the weather a bit and stayed at home. And, we had a pleasant surprise, charter members Dave and Cynthia Reed came by to say hello.

So we had plenty of old stories and fresh seafood for an terrific lunch.

Entrance to Pat’s restaurant has plenty of other sights to see

Cynthia and Dave Reed

The Reeds and Cooks

The Butauds, Laninga’s and lonely Marie