On August 24, 2021, Ross Murphy died of complications of CoVid. He spent his last days in a separate room in the same hospital as his loved wife, Barbara Stapleton Murphy. Barbara is still recovering from her bout with CoVid.
(I will add a link to his obituary when it has been published.)
According to Ross’s Face Book page: he was born on July 25, 1947. Ross married Barbara on December 16, 1966. They had 2 daughters, Jackie Gregston and Tracy Hicks.
Ross and Barbara joined in 1986. He began to be instrumental in the business of “just a little scooter club” in 1992 when he became an Area Director. From there, he served as President 1992-96. There were state meets in Cleburne, Marshall, and Sequin under his leadership. The club by-laws were drafted and voted into place on June 5, 1993.
In 1994 he was awarded the Founder’s Award. He served on the Board of Directors 1998-2001. 2004 and 2014 he took the job of Webmaster.
He served as the President of Cushman Club of America 2014-16.
Personal note from Chrysti Love: There have been so many friends who have posted sweet memories on Face Book. Raymond and I meet Ross and Barbara at the Draw, Tx ride in 1994. We were just getting started, and friendly people like them, drew us into the fun of the TCC. We joined in 1995. Not many people knew the area where I grew up – Lehman, Tx. But Ross had worked at the gas plant and he was glad to share memories of the shinnery and sand. Ross and Raymond spent many good times together. Ross rode with Raymond in our antique car during a Paris car show. We will all miss his positive attitude and smiling face. Our condolences to the family.
The Texas State meet is just around the corner so here is a little information you should know about new parts variability at the Meet. You may have seen the Post about Arcadia Parts. Here is what has happened. Due to the Late Schedule for the South East Cushman Club right on top of us we will not have either of the major Cushman Vendors at our meet. Their location in Tennessee is right in the back door of both Arcadia and B&B. So, I cannot blame them for going there instead of coming to out meet. So here is the latest on New Parts. Steve at Arcadia has worked out a deal with Tommy Goode and Steve will ship the most often asked for parts to Tommy who has agreed to add that to his own parts and have them available at the Meet. Yes, we will have new parts available and if there is something that you want let me know and I will pass the information along. I am not privy to the deal between Steve and Tommy but will pass the information along to them. It will be best to make the request by email but again to not confuse the situation just let me know and I will pass the information along.
If you watch the factbook sites the California Club has rescheduled there meet at the same time as our meet. Just to VENT some it is too bad that the leadership of all the various clubs can’t work together to space things out to make all the meets available to everyone from anywhere.Looking forward to seeing everyone in Abilene. Watch for more information as we get closer to October
I have learned the club does not have rooms blocked for the state meet. The following is our information. But we do not have a signed contract with any hotels. The Abilene Convention and Visitor Bureau had sent this list. These hotels are across town from the Expo Center.
Now for even more:
WE HAVE A VENDOR!
Tommy Goode will be conducting tables for Steve Lorenz of Arcadia Cushman. This is important news. Come with your list and buy to support your habit!
Please get your registration to Chrysti ASAP. Mail NO LATER than Oct. 1 so she will receive it. Early registration will also include a printed name badge provided by Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Also, remember to renew your membership by October 16 to receive the State Meet full-color magazine.
The Highlander Honeys welcome the Cushman Ladies to the Texas Cushman Club State Meet.
The Highlander Honey’s invite you, along with other ladies of the Texas Cushman Club, for lunch for Food, Fun and Fellowship. The lunch is scheduled for October 14, Thursday of the Texas State Cushman Meet. The Hickory Street Cafe 644 Hickory St., Abilene was been reserved for us.
Please signup for the lunch at the official meet registration table. We are looking forward to seeing you.
“ Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town that I’ve ever seen”
Last week I received the first registration for the state meet. Thanks, Tommy and Debi Goode! This weekend I had 15 more! I am excited!
Last year’s meet was cancelled but we had already had the patches made. To complete your collection of patches I will have 2020 patches for sell at the registration tables for $5.00. They have been altered and I hope you will get pleasure from the big “X” across the face of the patch.
IF you aren’t coming to the State meet, it is still time to renew your membership by Oct. 16 if you want to receive the colored magazine from the 39th State Meet.