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.
Today at the Business Meeting Rally in Natchitoches, LA, at the Nakatosh RV Park we had a quiet day with a club sponsored meal of Bar-B-Que and had a general business meeting conducted by our president Susan Kercher. The theme for the day was “Patriotism” and the room was decorated with red, white and blue and we were to wear red, white or blue clothing.
Those attending were: President Susan and Ted Kercher, Wagon Master Jim and Tina Hoover, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Michael and Patti Hutton with mom, Nellie, Pete and Mary Minnix, Les and Ida Cook, Burnel and Marie Moreaux, Guest of Jim and Tina, Steve Merrimen and Polk and myself, Linda Brian. We sang along to two songs, one led by Tina Hoover and one by Polk Brian and Mary Minnix and Linda Brian was presented a plaque for serving as the editor and publisher of the newsletter for 15 years.
Natchitoches TS Business Meeting held at Nakatosh RV – We have 9 rigs here but had about five that had to back out due to many different problems, health, rig damage and repair needs. Those attending are: Host and President Susan and Ted Kercher, Wagon Master Jim and Tina Hoover, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Michael and Patti Hutton with mom, Nellie, Pete and Mary Minnix, Les and Ida Cook, Burnel and Marie Moreaux, Guest of Jim and Tina, Steve Merrimen and Polk and myself, Linda Brian.
We arrived to the park Monday afternoon, Monday, October 26 and had our “meet and greet” time in front of Susan and Ted’s motorhome. In our host packets, we had patriotic masks and info about the area. Monday was both Ida and Marie’s birthday and Susan had treats for them and individual muffins to celebrate their birthday. Jim discussed about the need to find a good park for the New Year’s rally. Most of the parks have closed their meeting rooms due to COVID virus. He also said he had a few more caps if anyone is interested.
Tuesday morning we left at nine to go to Hemphill, Texas, to tour the NASA Space Museum. It is a small museum but worth the stop if you are in the area. The 15 minute film prior to the tour was emotional and informative. That afternoon was open for scouting around Natchitoches or resting. Some took advantage of both while the Executive Committee had a quick meeting but no voting due to the lack of a quorum.
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.
TS Members, I’m getting more excited about the North Louisiana “Southern Pride” Business Meeting to be held at Lincoln Park, Ruston, Louisiana for September 23rd to 27th. But before you come to North Louisiana, don’t forget we have two other gatherings, Buena Vista for July 21-26 and Chama on August 18-25th. Check the web page for details.
Now for info about the NL “Southern Pride” Business Meeting, don’t shy away because you think it is just a business meeting, you’ll be disappointed. I want to encourage you to go ahead and call for your reservations early (318-251-5156). You will not be given a site number but when you arrive you pick out the site you want and park. Most all sites are easily accessible to the club house.
This is a rally that is hosted by your executive committee. You will be served a welcome meal, two breakfasts and desserts on two other evenings. We will eat as a group at an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with a senior discount and we’ll meet at an Italian Restaurant for a group meal which is across the street from Miss Kays’s (of Duck Dynasty) bakery. You’ll have options of several tours in three cities, Ruston, Monroe and West Monroe. We’ll have a few guest speakers through the week and you’ll learn why so many people are proud to be from North Louisiana. You’ll learn about some of the well known people from the area including a visit to Duck Dynasty. Our decorations and meals will reflect the culture of the area and that is not South Louisiana culture or dishes, I’m talking about North Louisiana pride, country food.
So mark your calendars now with the date and call to register. Tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes. Hope to see you in September in Ruston. Linda Brian
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.
Here are some preliminary details of a few events planned for 2019. As more details are added you will find complete information in the “Rallies” option on the main menu (on the left). Also, we will let you know through the blog as others are added. Stay tuned!
Buena Vista, CO
July 21-28, 2019. Buena Vista Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park. Hosts are the Hoovers and the Butauds, reservations have been made for 10 sites. You can reserve no by calling the park at 719-315-6206.
August 18-25, 2019. Chama Gathering at Sky Mountain Resort. No host, just a great gathering in the cool mountains of New Mexico. Actually, many will be staying a month or longer, just make reservations early as the park fills up fast. Cal 575-766-1100.
September 23-27, 2019. Year end business meeting at Lincoln Park in Ruston, LA. Hosts are the Executive Council. Small park, close to everything. We have spaces reserved, but pick your own as you arrive. Park phone is 318-251-5156
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Despite the exhaustive pace of Day 2, Day 3 didn’t let up at all. We gathered at 9:30 and drove off to our first event, a bus tour of Fort Worth. As usual, Gail did an excellent job of setting things up. We had a nice bus and an excellent tour of Fort Worth. I don’t think there was anyone on the tour that didn’t learn something!
It culminated with a short visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards where we witnessed the daily Cattle Drive. Those long horns really live up to their name!
Lunch was at Joe T Garcia, Ft. Worth’s iconic TexMex restaurant. If memory serves, most everyone walked off holding a box of leftovers for another full meal. Delicious!
Thistle Hill Mansion
Fort Worth Community Art Center
Art work on the walls
First United Methodist Church. And lots of construction equipment too