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CCC LEGACY CHAPTER 123 NEWSLETTER, April 2018

Posted by RUAVET on June 11, 2018 at 6:10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCC LEGACY CHAPTER 123 NEWSLETTER

3412 Pleasant Run Road,

Irving, Texas, 75062

14 APRIL, 2018

 

Chartered: Nov. 1, 1985. Past Presidents: *Nelson Oats, *Harold Ballard, *W. O. Mullin, *Verle Oringderff, *Harold Trammell, *William Oakley, *Frank Polenta, *S. L. Baker, *George Payne,

*Harry Steinert, & *Al Clement. *deceased.

Current Officers: President-Mike Pixler, phone contact: 817-929-1557, First Vice President-,Tammy Pixler, 806-786-6299, Second Vice President-Troy Jones, 817-293-2638 Secretary/Treasurer- Joe Pixler, 806-786-6299, Sergeant at Arms-Troy Jones, Chaplain-Rev. James Pixler, Kitchen Committee, (Volunteer- Wanda Jones), Historian/Reporter at Large & Newsletter Editor-Bill Stallings, phone contact: 972- 255-7237.

Monthly Meeting is held on the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the North Side Multipurpose Center, 1801 Harrington [North], Fort Worth, TX 76106. If you are using a GPS display, this address is the FRONT of the building; our meeting room is at the BACK, off of Homan St. The door to the meeting room is on the right as you approach from the parking lot, and will have a CCC sign on it. Driving Directions: Interstate Hwy 30 runs east & west, and accesses the downtown Fort Worth area from the south. Exit north on Henderson St. After a couple of miles it crosses a fork of the Trinity River and becomes State Hwy 199 which goes to Lake Worth, and the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. When you reach the traffic light at the intersection of 18th St.

NW, turn right [east] and go up the hill four blocks to Homan St. Turn left [north], and go a block to the Y. Stay right and continue into the Center’s rear parking lot. If coming from Loop 820 North, go East on Hwy 199 and left on 18th St. Our meeting room door with the CCC sign is to the right as you approach the building. Our dues are $15 a person annually, effective from Oct. to Sep. Bring a friend & enjoy fun, fellowship & food. Sign the register for you may win the $15 door prize.

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MINUTES OF MEETING CCC LEGACY CHAPTER 123, 14 APRIL, 2018

 

Weather: Temp 52, Cloudy, Attendance 4

 

Meeting called to order at 11:00 AM by President Pixler.

 

Invocation offered by, Mike Pixler.

 

Pledges to Flags led by Sgt-at-Arms, Troy Jones

 

President Pixler reminded the members present of the purpose of CCC Legacy is to honor the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942 by increasing the awareness of their accomplishments to the public and to promote, sustain and increase membership of CCC Legacy Inc and CCC Legacy Chapter 123.

 

There was not a meeting in March, 2018, therefore a motion to permanently table reading made by Troy Jones, 2nd Bill Stallings, motion passed.

 

A printed copy of the financial report was available. Motion to accept, as printed by Troy Jones,

2nd Bill Stallings, motion passed. During a discussion about membership to CCC Legacy Inc, paid by the chapter, (3 ea), a motion made by Bill Stallings, 2nd Troy Jones to submit $20 membership for CCC Boy, Steve Wingo. Renewal/Life membership will be left, at this time, to Steve and his family. NOTE; Memberships paid by the chapter upon renewal become the responsibility of the member and their family.

 

Sick call update of the membership, Troy Jones shared Wanda Jones had experienced a fall and is recovering. Her doctor suggested she take it easy for a few days. She was missed by the members present.

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Birthdays for the month, 14th Rev. James E Pixler. Anniversaries for April included on the 14th, Troy and Wanda Jones #51, WOW! Members present sang Happy Anniversary to Troy Jones.

 

Old Business was the discussion on the dues increase to $15 annually. Membership of the chapter is as follows; Total Membership – 58, Life/Honorary Life Members – 24, (13 Boys),

General Members – 34. A discussion followed about Buffalo Boogie, 12 May, 2018 at the FWNC&R (monthly meeting, on-site). Chapter will have 2 sites as 2017, Identify volunteers, Setup, 11/12 May, 2018. A motion made to purchase a canopy and tie downs for chapter large tent frame, not to exceed $75, by Wes Culwell, 2nd Troy Jones, motion passed.

Wes Culwell to contact owner of “large tent” used by the chapter at the pavilion in 2017 and see if we may use it again in 2018. Setup, 11/12 May, 2018. Wes also announced he, as a member, and CCC Legacy Chapter 123 will be giving away (donations accepted) young potted trees to visitors who attend the presentation. Wes and Bill are working on the “signs” for the trees.

A discussion followed concerning CCC Legacy Chapter123 EVENT 2018. A motion made byBill Stallings, 2nd Wes Culwell to replace our destination, Longhorn Caverns State Park & Fort Cogham, with a local visitation in the DFW area, motion passed.

 

The following information is an update only and is not included as part of the minutes.

UPDATE; Following a number of the members voicing concerns, online and by phone to me, of not visiting Longhorn Caverns State Park, (location of the only CCC Museum in Texas) it was decided by the members who have voiced they will attend, YES, we will go to Longhorn Caverns State Park for CCC Legacy Chapter123 EVENT 2018. This will be a smaller more personal event for our chapter. Some items have changed, NOTE; Event dates12-13 October, 2018 or

19-20 October, 2018, Let us/me know what works for you and yours. Kids let me know if your Dad is going to attend. There are items to share! Transportation (Passenger van/SUV) will be available, limit 6-8 pax. Four seats taken, so far. First come first served. You may drive yourself. Meals will be on your own. Rooms will be available . If you would like a room reserved at our “Group Rate” let me know. At this time we are looking to book 6 rooms. Target price range per person, $85 - $135. (TBD, that’s about a dollar a day) This should cover transportation, (plenty of scheduled stops) tour cost, (Longhorn Caverns) and room cost, (TBD, AAA, SR, AARP, Veterans & Group rates). Total cost reduced if you drive yourself and meet there. Let me know that you and yours are attending in order to keep the expenses down for all. Always need to update the number of attendees at a CCC Legacy Chapter 123 event. This event will be CCC Legacy Chapter 123, CCC Boy Reunion for 2018. That has not changed.

 

Final item under old business was a reminder to register for the TEXAS HERITAGE TREE TOUR, 28 April, 2018. (Wes Culwell)

 

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Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2018-western-tree-tour-tickets-44566844632?ref=estw to register. Seats going fast

 

New Business included the CCC Legacy Inc Gathering 2018, Portland Oregon, 27 – 29 September, 2018

 

Program was the reading and presentation of the Proclamation from Texas Governor,

Greg Abbott-85th Anniversary by Wes Culwell to CCC Legacy Chapter 123.

 

During the Question/Comments from the membership, we discussed the briefly how to increase membership and improve program.

 

Pass the Can was next with Troy Jones receiving the $15 door prize check.

 

The blessing was offered by President Mike Pixler.

 

Motion to adjourn byBill Stallings, 2nd Wes Culwell, all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 1:05 PM.

 

An enjoyable meal with CCC Legacy Chapter 123 friends and family followed.

Next meeting, 12 May, 2018 at Buffalo Boogie, 2018, FWNC&R

 

 

Respectfully submitted for,

Joe Pixler, Sec/Tres

CCC Legacy Chapter 123 by,

 

Mike Pixler, President

CCC Legacy Chapter 123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, preservation and education to promote better understanding of the CCC and its continuing contribution to American life and culture. “I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work, more important, however than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work. --FDR, 1933

 

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As many of you know our chapter chaplain Rev James E Pixler sustained a major injury, and is Harris Methodist in Fort Worth. We continue to pray for his recovery. Check our face book page; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1438977243053521/ or face book page for his son, Steve Pixler, https://www.facebook.com/steve.pixler for updates. There will be an email to the chapter with details in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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