Chama 2022 Update

James and Gail Smith wants the Traveling Supremes know what is going on in New Mexico. Chama is having fires all around it and most recently has had a disruption in the water supply that threatens to last quite awhile. Everything is shut down and train isn’t running. Hopefully it will be ready for us August 15-20! But it is still our beautiful, peaceful, cool Chama!

Gail Smith found a video from a Facebook Page called ”What’s up in Chama” and wanted to share it with us (I hope the video will open, will work, if it doesn’t, text or email me and I can forward to you):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4462135410501619/posts/5213010448747441/

Ted and I are planning to join the Traveling Supremes in Chama and will be at the Elkhorn Lodge from August 15-21. We hope to see everyone there for CHAMA TIME…Susan Kercher

2022 Business Meeting

October 12-16, 2022

The 2022 Traveling Supremes Business Meeting is now scheduled for Jamaica Beach RV Resort in Galveston, Texas, for October 12-16, 2022.  It will be hosted by the TS Executive Committee.  

For reservations, please call (409) 632-0200 and ask for Angela, if possible.  Rates differ according to weekday/weekend and location of RV spot.

More details will be forthcoming in the near future.  Get your spot now!

DUES ARE DUE!

Traveling Supremes dues for the 2022 travel year are due! We thank those of you who have already paid and we look forward to receiving the dues from the rest of us! Dues for returning members is $20.00!

Please mail your checks to Myrna Braly at P.O. 6687, Tyler, Texas 75711 or email Myrna at bralymyrna@gmail.com with any questions.

Passing of Kay Hauffe

On December 23, Kay Hauffe passed after a long battle of pulmonary issues.  Henry asked me to notify those who would remember her.  Kay was always upbeat and had many unusual life experiences to share with many of us.  Henry and Kay were always a team in everything  they did and he was always by her side during her health problems.   

You may read Kay’s obituary by going to ejfieldingfh.com.  You may comment at that site or send a card, Henry’s address is:86520 North Factory Rd.Folsom, LA 70437

From Ardis Schenk

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Ted and I want to wish all of you Traveling Supremes a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

We sure wish we were going to be traveling to Caldwell, Texas to be with you Cowboys and Cowgirls for a Yellowstone New Years Eve Celebration! I can’t wait to see pictures…not everything in Caldwell has to stay in Caldwell 😉

I wanted to mention that I reserved a cabin for us at the Elkhorn Lodge during Chama Time…8/15 departing 8/21 and we hope to see you all there! We may also be going to Yuma the end of January but do not have our reservation yet!

Christmas holiday design. Realistic silk red bow with ribbon, 3d balls, fir-tree branches, berries. New Year background. Vector illustration.

2021 Business Meeting


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.  

Linda Brian

Opening Night Pictures:

Breakfast:

Fellowship Time

Taking Care of Business:

Touring:

Louis & Leona’s Hosting:

Party:

Upcoming Rally List

08/15/22-08/20/22 Chama:

No host tagalong, Sky Mountain Resort RV Park, 2742 S. US Hwy 84/64, Chama, NM 87520. call 575-756-1100 for reservations.

09/02/22-09/09/22 Custer South Dakota:

No host tagalong, Broken Arrow Campground, 25446 Sidney Park Road, Custer, SD 57730. Call 605-517-1964 for reservations

10/12/22-10/16/22 Galveston Texas:

2022 Traveling Supreme Business Meeting, Jamaica Beach Campground, 17200 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd., Galveston, Texas 77554. For reservations call Angela at 409-632-0200.

2022 Lubbock

2020 LUBBOCK SPRING RALLY

May 12-17, 2022

Hosts: Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith

The RV Retreat Resort in Lubbock, Texas

Get ready for a big Spring adventure into West Texas on the Caprock! We have reserved 15 spots at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27 (at intersection of Loop 289 and I-27 South). These spots will be held until March 1, 2022 or until they are all gone! You can make your reservation by calling (806) 368-8613. Rates are $42 per night with one night’s deposit required in advance.

There are too many things to see in Lubbock to list them all, but for starters, we will visit the Heritage Museum, the Silent Wings Flight Museum, the Buddy Holly Center, the Windmill Museum and the Lubbock 1970 Tornado Memorial. There are other surprises, too, so SIGN UP TODAY!!!

We promise the skies will be bright blue and the mornings and evenings will be nice and cool!

Windmill Museum in Lubbock, Texas

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.