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
Blog note: on some devices, it isn’t obvious that you can double tap on a picture in the mosaic below. That brings up a larger picture along with an arrow on each side so you can scroll through the pictures. Clicking on the “X” collapses the pictures back to the mosaic.
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
Addendum: there has been some difficulty printing the Membership Application form, so now the Contact Us menu option has a link to a printable Membership Application.
After an exhaustive day of conducting business affairs, we decided to take some time off. And Gail did an outstanding job of setting up activities. First, a stop at the Weatherford Farmers Market gave us an opportunity to buy some fresh veggies. And check out the pumpkins and other fall indications. Then we walked across to the Vintage Car Museum, where we checked out some interesting cars. Not only for the cars themselves, but most had an interesting history (like Aretha Franklin’s Cadillac and Lyndon Johnson’s Lincoln).
This worked up quite an appetite, so off the Boo Rays Cajun restaurant. Made us think we were in Louisiana! We obviously needed to walk this off, so we went to the Chandor Gardens. These were the gardens designed and built by one of the greatest US portrait painters. A very interesting walk, and tour of the house.
Then back to the campground where we gathered and once again discussed the state of the world. Then off to bed, to get ready for day 3 (and hoping the rain stays away)….
Can you guess the time of year?
Part of the group at the Farmers Market
Inside an old Chevy convertible
Ford Model T
A most famous car — ’57 Chevy
Evidence that the way to a woman’s heart is a one way street…. with a cool car!
Not all going was easy
What used to be the bowling green
Another peaceful setting in the gardens
Bridge over one of the many ponds at the Chandor Gardens
We have around 11 member rigs here, which means 22 members in attendance. We also have some visitors (in an actual Travel Supreme motor home!) who we are happy to meet and greet.
The meeting started with an informal gathering, where the fate of the world was discussed. And many other topics came up as well, especially how much we all like the RVing lifestyle! The we were invited into the club house, where Gail had prepared a terrific meal for us. Delicious ham, potato casserole, pea salad and delicious brownies were attacked with the usual Traveling Supreme gusto. Not to forget some of the most delicious yeast rolls ever! After which the meeting was called to order.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, we discussed past meetings, and Jim Hoover discussed the upcoming New Years Rally. A table was setup with signup sheets for additional events and activities. New officer election results will be posted in a Business Meeting post followup. Several current members were recognized for continued service to the club.