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CCC Legacy "Cowtown" Chapter 123



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Commemorative Wall Dedication, 15 September, 2013

Posted by RUAVET on 27 August, 2013 at 18:35 Comments comments (128)


15 SEPTEMBER, 2013

As part of the 80th Anniversary celebration, dedication of the Commemorative Wall at CCC Legacy, Edinburg, VA at 2:00PM. The third Sunday in September was chosen since it was the date of the former Camp Roosevelt Reunion. A small get to gather is planned for Saturday night at the local VFW. Motels are available, close by (3-5 miles). For more information contact the CCC Legacy office at 540-984-8735. Hope to see you there.


Posted by RUAVET on 17 July, 2012 at 10:05 Comments comments (32)


   Mark your calendars for March 30, 2013, 10:00am to 4:00pm, The Civilian Conservation Corps will celebrate it's 80th anniversary in 2013. CCC Legacy Chapter 123 will be a major player at the event. Members and the general public will be attending. With help from the FWNC&R, and the Friends of the Nature Center, we hope to make this a huge event, spotlighting the CCC and specifically CCC Company 1816, (1934-1937). We have a member of chapter 123 who served in Co. 1816, Steve Wingo. We hope he will attend.

   As plans move forward we hope to have a large coverage from the news media, perhaps vendors, like at the Buffalo Boogie, and a proclamation from Mayor Betsy Price of Ft Worth, sharing with us, perhaps a visit from our CCC Liasion oof TPWD, Janelle Taylor. Contact is being made for a number of guests. The FWNC&R, City of Ft Worth, Friends of the Nature Center, and a major event of your CCC Legacy Chapter 123, hope you will attend.

   Hope to see all of you at the chapter meeting, February 9, 2013.

80th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps


          TEXAS SIZE !

  Texas Parks & Wildlife Department,(TPWD) is hosting a celebration of the 80th anniversary of the CCC at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 6 April, 2013. There's only one 80th.

   Plan to attend! Representatives and displays from throughout the state will be there. A list of activities will be published, when available. I know of possibly, TPWD, PanHandle Museum, CCC Legacy Chapter 123, Dallas Parks & Recreation, Ft Worth Parks and Community Service (FWNC&R) various vendors, a dance, displays, awards, tours, who knows! Sounds like it's going to be a large time in the canyon. Hope to see you there.


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3412 Pleasant Run Road, Irving, Texas 75062


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-,OPEN,

Second Vice president-Pat Mann, contact later; Secretary/Treasurer- OPEN, Sergeant at Arms-Troy Jones,

Chaplain-Rev. James Pixler, Kitchen Committee, (volunteers), 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 south 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 $10 a person annually, effective from Oct. to Oct. Bring a friend & enjoy fun,

fellowship & food. Sign the register for you may win the $10 door prize.


Weather: Temp 57, Clear, Attendance 7

President Pixler called the meeting to order at 11:02 AM.

The Invocation was offered by Steve Porter.

The pledges to the flags were led by Sgt-at Arms, Troy Jones.

President Pixler reminded the members and guests of the purpose of the CCC Legacy is to honor the

men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942 by increased awareness of their accomplishments

to the public, and to promote, sustain and increase membership of the CCC Legacy Inc and CCC

Legacy Chapter 123.

Reading of the minutes from the October 8, 2016 meeting were suspended, by vote, Motion by Steve

Porter, 2nd Troy Jones, motion passed.

A copy of the financial report was available for the membership. Motion to accept, as written by Troy

Jones, 2nd Steve Porter, motion passed.

There were no anniversaries noted. Birthdays for the month were Bill Stallings, 11/4, Claire Radi,

11/25, and T.W. (Bill) McKee, 11/13. CCC Boy, Bill McKee was present at the meeting, so the

membership sang Happy Birthday to him for his 97th. A short sick call report was given by President Pixler.

Under old business a discussion was held on the past events of the chapter.

New business brought the reminder of renewals of membership, and the importance of voting for

members to fill the vacancies of the Board of Directors. Some ballots have been returned to

Nominating Chair, Bill Stallings.

The program/guests portion was a chapter discussion of the CCC Legacy Bulletin, Issue #1, CCC Springtown,

Texas 2016, which is available and possibly will be made available as CCC Legacy Chapter 123 is involved with

future activities.

A pictorial review of the Fall Chautauqua, 2016 at Mother Neff State Park was presented by President Pixler.

The next portion of the program was presenting CCC Boy, Bill McKee with his Proud to be a CCC Boy Pin from

CCC Legacy Inc.

Further comments by President Pixler included the announcement of Texas State Parks have free admission on 13

November, 2016 and the announced retirement of CCC Liasion, Janelle Taylor from TPWD on 30 November,

2016. More details will be available as become available.

Following the Pass the Can the drawing for the $10 door prize was held, with Tom McKee wining and

returning it to the chapter. President Pixler announced it would be used for his dues for 2017. A special

drawing was held for a small backpack from the Mother Neff SP Chautauqua, 2016. It was won by Bill

McKee's sister, Nell McKee Dowell.

The Kitchen Committee (Wanda Jones) served another splendid lunch. Steve Porter offered the

blessing and a fine meal was enjoyed by all.

President Pixler adjourned the meeting at 11:58 AM.

Respectfully submitted by,

Mike Pixler, President

CCC Legacy Chapter 123

Next meeting 10 December, 2016. Special election meeting. We will be gifting, so male bring a male

gift, female a female gift. Recommend $5 limit.

CHAPTER ETERNAL – No Report of a CCC Family member's passing for this month.

As mentioned in the minutes, there are activities of CCC Legacy Chapter 123 throughout the state. The

following are the latest with short captions.

CCC Boy T.W. (Bill) McKee

Mother Neff State Park Fall Chautauqua, 2016

Northwest YMCA 17 November, 2016

Past 1st VP Wes Culwell & Past Secretary/Treasurer Corky James

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

The CCC Legacy Chapter 123 Newsletter, 3412 Pleasant Run Rd., Irving, TX 75062 972-255-7237