Election Day

Trip Start Nov 04, 2013
Trip End Nov 10, 2013

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Flag of United States  , Texas
Saturday, November 9, 2013

The lead story today was the election of officers for the South Texas Renegades. Once again I was elected secretary, no big surprise there. Actually there were no surprises during the election. The biggest surprise came when the board presented a proposed change in the by laws. This chapter has 70+members and for each rally we need at least four people to serve as wagonmasters. These are the people who plan all the meals and any entertainment that might be needed. They collect all the rally fee money and do all the shopping. We have several members who have performed this job 10-15 times over the years and then we have many more who have never performed this job! So a few of the members thought the by-laws should address this issue and make it a requirement to be a member in good standing. Boy, you would have thought we had asked them to cut off their right hand. Several of the older crowd, who by the way have never done the job, said they would leave the club if it was made a requirement. I mean really, if you have a brain you can do the job. The main excuse they used was d/t health reasons, they couldn't stand for very long. The job does not require standing for long periods. Anyway there was kind of a shouting match and so the board backed down to fight another day.

After the business meeting, several of us went to the Veterans Day celebration in town. It wasn't big, but it was patriotic. There were displays by several local service members families. These consisted of stories, pictures, medal displays, etc. Then there was a parade with participants from the local school, a ranch or two, a float loaded with veterans, horses, long horns, fire trucks, etc. the Lackland Air Force band was supposed to be there, but d/t budget cuts, they were unable to participate. After the parade, lunch was served. Wayne Wright provided the food which was free to veterans and their wives. There must have been a lot of veterans there because I did not see any money change hands. Several people agreed that the so called leaders of our country should have been there to see what this country is all about!

After lunch we sat and talked with some of the local people. Then we had to come back to the campground for an open house at one of the RVs. We have a tradition that whenever someone gets a new motor home, they have an open house to show it off. The open house lasted about one and a half hours. By then it was pretty close to time for our Attitude Adjustment Hour which leads to dinner.

After dinner we had a gift exchange of sorts. Everyone was to bring something eatable, then we drew a number and when that number was called, you pick out a gift. It was kind of long since there were 61 numbers and several took their time making their choice.

So basically, our day was spent eating, eating, eating, and more eating! All in all it was a fun week. Tomorrow back to the routine and Monday we start replacing the carpet in our stick and bricks bedroom with hand scraped laminate flooring. :)
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