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!

Elkhart Gathering

From Dave Phillips

Reservations are now open for the Elkhart, IN Gathering scheduled for July 16-22, 2018 (departure on the 22nd). Call the Elkhart Campground for reservations at 574-264-2914 (25608 County Rd 4, Elkhart, IN) and say you’re with the Traveling Supremes/Phillips group. Eight spaces have been set aside.

The weekly rate is $235 if you’d like to stay the entire week. Join us for a fun week in RV and Amish country. Please notify the Phillips when you make a reservation ( Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.

elkhartHosts: David & Deanne Phillips

Quartzite happenngs

Reported by Jim Hoover

Several of the Traveling Supremes attended the annual Quartzsite RV show January 20th through the 28th. Those attending were Jim &Tina Hoover, Ted & Susan Kercher, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Louis and Leona Keyser, Dwight and Marilyn Winborn, Joe and Ardis Schenk and guests Rick and Linda Wahl. We stayed in Black Rock RV park in an area known as Brenda about 12 miles east of Quartzsite. Brenda was not a town but consists of a small store and several RV parks in the middle of the desert. Pictured are several of the TS members on the first night planning to attend the show the next day.

The RV show draws thousands of people to the tiny town of Quartzsite so the traffic is congested and the crowds are large. However, Black Rock RV provided a free shuttle service over to the show that many of us used. The main area is a huge tent that housed vendors of all things RV related as well other unrelated vendors that usually show up at these events. Outside the tent there was a flea market where you could buy anything from an RV to food to RV supplies and even rocks. Yes rocks! These people are serious about rocks and gemstones. In fact there are often gem and mineral shows several times a year in this area.

Although we stayed in a park with full hookups away from the hustle and bustle of the event many campers choose to boondock in the desert on government land where they can stay for a small fee. In fact it is an annual tradition with many of these campers. Literally thousands and thousands of RVs are in the desert as far as the eye can see.

Since this was a tag along most of the things we did were not really planned but more spontaneous. As always though we found time to go out to eat together. The wait times were long at most restaurants but well worth the wait to enjoy some food and fellowship together. Shown here are Traveling Supremes at “Dos Amigos” and “Silly Al’s Pizza”.


Dues, Notes and Rallies


Dues are now due. To have your info included in the upcoming roster, dues need to be paid prior to April 1.  Best do it now! (Better facilitates bookkeeping.)  Dues are only $20  (Send to Treasurer Bud Odom, 211 Walnut, West Monroe, LA 71291).

Please note: Some have paid in advance and again paid while we were in Victoria so you may want to check your records.  We have one person who now is paid up to 2024!

E-Letter and Notes

Linda Brian would like to send the E-Newsletter to both spouses, so make sure she has both your emails.  Not just one….

Similarly, this blog is sent automatically to the email address of all who “follow” the blog.  So make sure that BOTH spouses enter their emails in the “Follow” box on the left.  That way both of you will get all the new posts forwarded.  We won’t use your emails for any nefarious purposes, and you can always cancel if you wish so no harm no foul.

2018 rallies:

James and Gail Smith will be hosting the Business Meeting in the fall. No place or date yet.  A reminder to sign up for the 2018 rallies, info in the “Upcoming Rallies” menu on the left.  Or click on the place name in the list below, no excuses that you couldn’t find the info! In summary:

January 19-28, 2018, Quartzite, AZ – Hosts Hoovers, 928-927-4206

June 28 – July 5, 2018, Mount Vernon, Kentucky, no host, Renfro Valley RV Park 800-765-7464, call for reservations after January 1, 2018.

July 5-8, 2018, Georgetown Kentucky for Noah’s Ark and Creation Museum – no host, Whispering Hills RV Park 502-863-2552

July 8-15 – Ohio Amish Gathering – Gambles Hosting– Scenic Hills RV, Millersburg, OH 330-893-3607

July 16-22 – Elkhart, Indiana- Phillips – More info later.

Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2018 depart – Buena Vista, CO – – Tag along, Mt. Princeton RV Park, 719-395-6206 No hosts

Aug. 12-19 – Chama , NM – No host, Sky Mt. Resort RV, 575-756-1100, call now because it fills up quickly.


2018 NY Rally, more….

Our 2018 NY rally has come and gone, and it was a huge success.  A few pictures are posted below.  For the complete report see under “Past Rallies” or click here

Gail Smith has posted a President’s report.  It can be viewed under “Officer’s corner” or just click here

Finally, please check out all the upcoming rallies and plan to join in on the fun.  You can find them under “Upcoming Rallies” in the main menu.

Have a great 2018!

The first dinner

Frito pie!  What can be more Texas than that?  So we all enjoyed our arrival meal and the opportunity to renew old acquaintances and, in some cases, make new friends.  Nothing fancy but a great way to start the rally!

Unfortunately, our blog site (the one you’re viewing now) can’t show images taken with the latest “thing”, but our Facebook page does.  See it here in all it’s glory.

It’s not too late!

Traveling Supreme members are beginning to gather at the Coleta Creek KOA ( for full details click here ).  Joyful hellos, hamburgers, RV stories, pizza, even more RV stories, tater tots, and even more RV anecdotes are filling the air.  We can expect a wonderful new year event!

It’s not too late to join us!  Come join in the fun and bring in the new year in RV style.  Below are a few people in the clubhouse.  How many do you recognize?

Poor picture, but you get the idea…..