SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER / AMERICAN COACH ASSOCIATION
President’s Newsletter - January
Hey group, hope you are off to a
healthy, prosperous and joyful start of the new year!!
is going to be a great year and I am hopeful it will be the best year to date,
filled with great travel adventures.
We need to tighten our ranks, volunteer more,
communicate with each other and support our association and friendships.
I encourage you to work hard at reaching out and
opening up to others, expand your cadre in our association.
Available to you through our chapter website
is our roster of members, including pictures (when available), email addresses,
phone numbers and addresses. The
link MEMBERS ONLY is password
protected, the username and password being:
Offer to help plan and host a rally, step it up a notch.
Our chapter is one of the best at having fun,
fellowship and caring for each of our members.
Look for opportunities to share kindness and joy.
We are still waiting on rally master enquiries from you.
We need your help.
It seems from my vantage point that many of the
same people are doing most of the work.
Let’s spread that around, share the work and get
new blood into the action.
We have created a “cheat sheet” to assist you in
planning a rally and we will assist you every step of the way, if needed.
It was pointed out at the last national board
meeting that in
2019 our organization
is moving to one national rally and more regional rallies.
They called on South Central to host one regional,
suggesting Conroe as a possible sight . . seems they liked the location,
remembering FMCA and the 6-State rallies in the past.
We were chosen because the records show we were
the chapter that hasn’t hosted a regional rally in some time.
So we have time and need to start some dialog
concerning the “calling”.
It will take a lot of involvement of our
membership so get ready to participate!
We are doing some great things and it is my belief
that the service dog project (VA Dogs of Texas) is one of our best decisions.
We are close to training our second dog.
Something to be proud of.
The feedback has been amazing and Onyx is truly a
Looking forward to our new dog and all it will accomplish
in a veteran’s life.
I hope all know how much I appreciate our vice
president, Kitty Nicholson.
She has done an excellent job taking over during
my health issues.
She is a trooper.
We all owe her a major thank you for holding us
I personally am indebted for all she has done.
I also want to thank my wife and chapter secretary
for doing her dead level best at keeping me on task and encouraging me.
Don’t forget to read the report from the secretary
and our treasurer, Sharon Peeples, as well as our historian Susan Gesford,
birthdays and anniversaries Linda Raffa and the Getting to Know You section
under the care of Dick Holmes.
Another important recognition to Tony Ford, our
National President for reaching out to members who have had
with their coaches.
His leadership has impacted our organization in
positive ways (long reaching and up close and personal).
As I get ready to wrap this newsletter up I want
to thank Robin Fagala and Myrna Haden for their stewardship of our chapter.
He manages the membership details and she watches
over our website.
Her dedication to it should not go unnoticed.
closing, my wish for everyone is that you enjoy the fruits of our land, it’s
people and places and that 2018 will be a healthy, wealthy year for you.
God bless those that serve our nation and have
dedicated their lives to our protection and safety.
We live in a great country, God Bless the U. S. A!
Allen or Vicki Meek