Update on Your Texas Cushman Club

The Board of Directors made several decisions on August 27, 2020.

A letter will be mailed on September 8 to all members. This is to inform you of the State Meet cancellation and the three motions passed.

  1.  A general election was scheduled to be held at the State Meet. With no meet, the serving officers were asked to continue serving for the next year. President Richard Kesselus has served 2 years  as president. He agreed to continue as president. Larry Freeze will remain as Vice President. The 3 Board of Directors who were scheduled to rotate off were Raymond Love, James Press, and Frank Turbeville. They each accepted another year.
  2. A freeze was placed on the dues. In a year when the only ride held was the Possum Kingdom ride in June, the Board decided you needed a “Do Over”.  All memberships were “frozen” which means you will receive another year’s membership as a gift. ( Tommy Goode will accept donations to the club if you want to help recover the loss of funds.)  If you have sent a check to Chrysti Love, it will be returned within this letter.  The price of this gift and no state meet is there WILL NOT be a color magazine issued this fall. The next newsletter will be published in February 2021. There will be a Calendar of Events for 2021 included in that mailing. Then in July 2021, another newsletter will be published with the articles about the spring rides and the State Meet information.
  3. The 2021 State meet will be held in Abilene on October 11-16, 2021. The motion made and passed increased the meet from 3 days to 6 days.

Be sure to watch your mail for this important letter. Contact Chrysti Love for a missing letter or an corrections.

Here’s to a better year in 2021.

 

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West Texas Fair Parade

The West Texas Parade will be a chance for a Cushman ride where riders can enjoy showing off their scooters and joining together -with masks and social distancing- on September 12, 2020.

The plan will be to meet at 9:00am. For lunch, the group will meet at Sharon Allen’s. Don Paige has volunteered to lead a ride after lunch. WEATHER PERMITTING!!!

Please contact Don Henry for all the details. 325-692-3749 – home. 325-665-5716 – cell.

Some one send pictures to Chrysti Love and/or Gene Perry. Thanks

Here’s the group from last year:

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2020 State meet has been cancelled

CANCELLED MEET- From Richard Kesselus:

Texas Cushman Club Inc. 38th State meet to be held in Wichita Falls has been cancelled. The Board of Directors tonight have made the tough decision to cancel the meet due to the regulation imposed on society in Texas to be safe with the infection rate of Covid -19 Pandemic. It is the right decision but with heavy hearts that we made the decision. We now understand the disappointment of all who have made the same decision. Stay Safe

Chrysti Love will be mailing a letter to all members explaining the decision.

WHAT A YEAR!!!!!!

Jerry Wayne Harbour obituary

Jerry Harbour Obituary

Here is Jerry Harbour’s obituary.

We are sad to announce that on July 18, 2020 we had to say goodbye to Jerry Harbour (Alvin, Texas). You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Jerry Harbour or send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26th 2020 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the Oak Park Chapel (300 Oak Park Dr, Alvin, TX 77511). A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 27th 2020 at 1:00 PM at the same location.

https://www.echovita.com/us/obituaries/tx/alvin/jerry-harbour-11174907

Jerry Wayne and Mary Ann Harbour joined the Texas Cushman Club in 1995. Their membership number was # 793.

The accident that took his life and the lives of 2 others was tragic. Our local paper published this article. https://sanangelolive.com/news/crashes/2020-07-20/drunk-illegal-alien-plows-police-bikers-club-killing-three

A sample of Jerry’s love of life was sent by Les and Janie Wilson. Enjoy.

Rest In Peace

Find Yourself in the Falls – Oct. 2020

The TCC officers meet in Wichita Falls June 27, 2020.  Dee Van Winkle hosted us at the MPEC ( Multi Purpose Event Center). There are plenty of hotels and camping sites, so read further about the plans.

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We will be using Exhibit Area B of the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall. These doors are on the West side of the building. Our Texas Cushman Club banner will be hung in this area for you to easily find the State Meet.

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Welcoming us was Michael Tipton, General Manager of MPEC. We will be entering through the doors behind him. To the left are the windows of the Concession Stand which will be open for your food needs early morning though lunch.

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Schedule, registration forms, and more information can be located under the tab “2020 38th State Meet” on the Home Page of the website.

Please remember, to order your t-shirts and/or enter the 100 year ride by Sept. 23, 2020.

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Ginger Freeze’s report of the Cancer Donation of 2019

At the 2019 Texas State Meet a total of $2391 was raised and donated to the American Cancer Society. $500 was donated to the building of the new Hope Lodge in Houston in honor of all Texas Cushman Club members who are cancer survivors.
A second paver was purchased via a single donation in memory of Brenda Smith, wife of Lewis Smith.
Pictures of those pavers are attached.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.  Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better.  Hope Lodge provides a nurturing, home-like environment where guest can retreat to private rooms or connect with others.  Every Hope Lodge also offers a variety of resources and information about cancer and how best to fight the disease. There are three Hope Lodges in Texas, Lubbock, Dallas and now, Houston.
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2020 Possum Kingdom

A group of Cushman riders FINALLY got a chance to meet, ride and eat. The Possum Kingdom ride was organized by Gene Perry. The group began their week on June 22 and left for home on June 26. There were 15 scooters and lots of riding.

The full story will be in the upcoming newsletter.  I can share the pictures and let you enjoy their outing.  Thanks to Gene Perry ( and those who used his camera for him) and Belinda Beck for the pictures.

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2020 38th State Meet

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Richard Kesselus and his officers have been busy making the prelimary plans for the meet. Your next newsletter (Mid-July) will have the registration form, schedule, and other information. Because the Cushman Club of America’s Meet was cancelled, our club has increased our meet to include rides and activites from Monday through Satuday.

All the meet information is on the website under the tab: “2020 38th State Meet”.

Please note: the t-shirts will be pre-order only. We will NOT have extras at the meet.

Deadline to order: Sept. 23.

As always, if you are not attending the meet, your annual membership fee still needs to be paid by Oct. 12.  You can use the same form and mail your check to Chrysti Love, 2120 County Road 24, Lamesa, TX 79331

The following is Richard’s letter that will be in the Cushman Club of America magazine.

Texas State meet October 12 – 17th 2020 Details

Hello all From Deep in the Heart of Texas.  This will be my effort to invite you all to attend the Texas State Meet in Wichita Falls October 12 – 17, 2020

First of all, this invite is no different from any other State Meet we hold. It is just that we are making an extended effort to let all Cushman riders participate with us.  It has nothing to do with the CCOA organization.  All of the rules, Insurance and procedures are that of the Texas Cushman Club Inc.  All that is required is that you register and sign our standard waver form.  The registration fee is 25 dollars. There is no requirement to join the Texas Cushman Club but we will be glad to accept any new member applications.  The meet will begin on Monday October 12 (Columbus Day), with the registration desk opening at 10 AM Monday and 8 AM all day Tuesday and Wednesday then each morning with closing times posted for the rest of the meet.

We encourage pre-registration and will refund the registration fee upon request.  Note: We WILL NOT refund the Banquet ticket prices but will attempt to sell your tickets and if successful return that amount.  Pay attention to the registration cut off date for T-shirt purchases. If you have to cancel, we will refund the registration fee less the amount to mail your shirt.

Attached to this invite are:  1. A welcome flyer from the Wichita Falls convention center, 2. A schedule of events (subject to change), 3. A list of Motels and current prices and, 4, The Registration form which should be downloadable. http://texascushmanclub.com.  Watch for more in the next issue of the National Magazine.

We will put on a good show where everything is Bigger and Better in TEXAS.

Look forward to seeing y’all.   Richard Kesselus 512 431 2940 (leave a message)

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See you in Wichita Falls.