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CCC Legacy "Cowtown" Chapter 123



CCC Legacy Chapter 123 Newsletter Mar 2018

Posted by RUAVET on 11 June, 2018 at 18:05
















3412 Pleasant Run Road,

Irving, Texas, 75062

10 March, 2018


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-,Tammy Pixler, 806-786-6299, Second Vice President-Troy Jones, 817-293-2638 Secretary/Treasurer- Joe Pixler, 806-786-6299, Sergeant at Arms-Troy Jones, Chaplain-Rev. James Pixler, Kitchen Committee, (Volunteer- Wanda Jones), 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 East 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 $15 a person annually, effective from Oct. to Sep. Bring a friend & enjoy fun, fellowship & food. Sign the register for you may win the $15 door prize.




To All,


> Due to illness, injury, and the past weather conditions, the 

> decision has been made to cancel the 10 March, 2018 CCC Legacy 

> Chapter 123 meeting. Next scheduled meeting,

>14 April, 2018. Enjoy Spring Break? Tell your friends and family.

>Yours in service,


>Mike Pixler, President

>CCC Legacy Chapter 123


>[email protected]



REMINDER: The purpose of CCC Legacy is to honor the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942 by increasing the awareness of their accomplishments to the public and to promote, sustain and increase membership of CCC Legacy Inc and CCC Legacy Chapter 123.



A printed copy of the financial report(s) for March and April, 2018 will be available at the 14 April, 2018 meeting.


Effective 1 March, 2018, CCC Legacy Chapter 123 dues shall be $15 per person, annually,

1 October to 30 September.




The following notes are current issues and events of CCC Legacy Chapter 123;

1) the Buffalo Boogie, 12 May, 2018 at the FWNC&R. The chapter members present suggested we support this endeavor again this year. Two sites. One at the entrance close to the gate. Site 2 at the refectory overlook, as we had in 2017. The chapter now has a large tent, similar to the one used last year, which needs a replacement tarp for the top and tie downs.

A replacement tarp and tie downs will be on the agenda, 14 April, 2018.



A number of support personnel and members of CCC Legacy Chapter 123 are not available to support this chapter event due to prior arrangements and changing of the minds.



Mike Pixler, President

CCC Legacy Chapter 123

Dear Mike,


As you are undoubtedly aware, Buffalo Boogie would not be the same with out CCC representation.


I am hoping I might be able to entice you to participate as a vendor at this year's Buffalo Boogie, its 26th anniversary.


Yours has always been a wonderful booth and last year's special second "booth" site at the Broadview overlook site was special.


Attached is the invitation letter with accompanying application form. If your group can provide the same large tent for Broadview site,

we'll only charge you for the smaller site in your usual site just inside the entrance gate. We'll not have any problem providing chairs and tables.


I haven't seen the commemorative  T-shirt image yet, but I'm sure they'll be attractive as usual.


Kindest regards,












2) CCC Legacy Chapter 123 - EVENT 2018. The following is a brief understanding of the decisions made by the members present. YES, CCC Legacy Chapter 123 will have an EVENT-2018. Most likely a 2 day event. Location possibly, to likely, at 2 locations to be visited. Location. 1) Long Horn Caverns State Park & Location 2) the Frontier Fort in Burnet, Texas.


Location 1) was developed by CCC Company 854. Location 2) Historical CCC artifacts are at a small CCC/Frontier Fort Museum. An event committee is being formed.

Preliminary work has been accomplished by chapter members. Lodging (2) nights @ possibly hotel/motels in Marble Falls, Texas or Cedar Lakes (Austin West). Many issues are to be worked. Transportation, cost per participant, COST FOR CCC BOYS, general marketing and logistical issues. A Banquet w/ special speaker, location TBD, Saturday night. Preliminary dates are 5 thru 7 October, 2018. Columbus Day is (Monday)8 October...Secondary dates 12 thru 14 October, 2018. The 13th is the scheduled meeting date for CCC Legacy Chapter 123. That meeting will be held on-site, at the fort. There is a special event happening on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at the Frontier Fort. In past years, a special CCC Boy Reunion was held by CCC Legacy Chapter 123.


This event will be CCC LEGACY CHAPTER 123, CCC Boy Reunion for 2018.


Tell your friends, family, and “the CCC Kids”, we shall support this event!!!


Let’s support our Dads and these men, even if it doesn’t fit our plans.

Which it should.


More to follow. Once the dates are finalized...SAVE THE DATE. Tell your family and friends. Plan to attend. Ideas/assistance from friends, family, and support agencies are welcome.


UPDATE: The Executive Council recommends, with the final decision to be made at the 14 April, 2018 meeting, the SAVE THE DATE to be 12 thru 14 October, 2018. CCC Legacy Chapter 123 supports the Open House at Meridian State Park (annually) 1st weekend in October.











The following is an edited and modified version of The President’s Corner, February, 2015.

The information, though current, is still relevant today. Names have changed to reflect the situation.


The President's Corner, February, 2015...March, 2018


The subject for this corner is; CRS, (I’ll clean it up) Can’t Remember Stuff, or $45 Dues. Really?

I'm not sure if this is politically correct, I'm not sure if I am politically correct. Probably not. What I am is the President of CCC Legacy Chapter 123. With that said, I'd like to share a bit of information with all of you. Especially the members who enjoy the benefits, while not helping the chapter by paying the dues, required. A whole $15 a year.

To be a member of CCC Legacy Inc, which actually is a prerequisite of being a chapter member, is just $20 per year. That's just $45 a year to be a part of the finest organizations who, through education, and action, keep the legacy of the “Greatest Generation” and the Civilian Conservation Corps in the forefront of the conservation efforts initiated by the CCC, of the USA. Been to a state or federal park, lately? Chances are good, the CCC built that park. Makes no difference what state you are in. Forty five dollars a year? I don't care who you are, you spend more than that on just one evening meal with the family. Don't get me started on if you have a party at your house. Come on people. Really? $45 per year! I paid almost that much on just one prescription for my mother. It wasn't covered by insurance, but she needed it. You tell me you're on a fixed income. Unless one works on commission, we're all on a fixed income. Now we all know “the boys” are exempt, at the chapter level, and are LIFE members (no dues). If you are a LIFE member of CCC Legacy Inc, or have been identified by the chapter as a Life member, or Honorary Life Member, you also are exempt (no dues).You may be a widow of a boy. By action vote of the Executive Council in 2012, you are an Honorary Life member (no dues). A wife owes. All Life or Honorary Life members may donate to the continued operation of the chapter.

I can't come up with a reason why a “kid” of a boy would not pay just $45 a year, $15 to the chapter only, to keep there Dad's, Grand Dad's, Uncle's etc legacy alive. If you are not a kid, but believe in the ideas and ideals of the CCC, it's still just $45 a year to be a member of CCC Legacy Inc. and CCC Legacy Chapter 123. As I update the activities of the chapter you will see names throughout. If your name is included by mistake contact Joe Pixler, Secretary/Treasurer, [email protected] , 806-786-6299, or Mike Pixler, President [email protected] ,

817-929-1557. Kathy Mays Smith, congratulations on your Honorary Life membership status. You have always represented CCC Legacy Chapter 123 in an outstanding manner. Thank you.

A special thank you to the Executive Council, and to the “anonymous donors” who continue to donate to the chapter. Anonymous donors continue to pay for someone who can pay their dues, but don't. That doesn't mean I agree with it or like it. The money is coming in so I guess I'll live with it. I know I'll make someone mad.


My actions should not make you mad, Dennis Greer, Jennifer Weger, your actions, or the lack of action Cam Coberly, Judy Coberly, Anna Crawford, should make you mad. I understand sometimes we just forget. Those of you who know me, know I suffer from a condition known as CRS. I'm sure we all suffer CRS at some point. Some call it having a senior’s moment, or brain stall, Blanche Howerton, Jim Rau, but what ever you call it, Dennis Mann, Kenneth Mann, Jeff McKee, it eventually passes. When it does, do the right thing, Bob Crow, Larka Tetens, Clair Radi, Benita C Reese, Dale Roberts, pay the dues. I do understand, Jane Smith, (Mike is a Life member) that we are all busy. Some of us rely on our kin to take care of these things, Josh Tetens, Goldie Vaughn, that's fine. Again, CRS rears its ugly head. But we do get over it, Maria Jo White, and Suzie Wingo. You will too. I know there's a number of you that are really mad by now. How dare you include me in such a writing, especially since I personally have not paid my dues for at least two years, Richard Brice, Marcia Doherty, Kathy Mann, Jim Elkins, but still receive the newsletter, in most cases.

Even though I have seen the numerous reminders in the newsletter and at the meetings, Bill Hollingsworth, Mary Williamson, Mickey Hooper, Cynthia White Wolley, I choose to ignore them and let someone else pay my way, NOTE; The chapter will authorize the paying of one’s dues by some else on a case by case basis. Barbara Myers LaDonna Fruge Perkins, LaVonne Walter and Dwain White. Don't get excited by this writing. Again, I do understand CRS and relationships and the like. But we do get over it and eventually move on.

I probably have missed someone. Contact Joe or me, to renew, if I did. Quite a number who will have an opportunity to make this right when you receive the newsletter one last time. Should you decide not to renew for some reason, at least contact someone in the chapter and let them know so we or they can stop paying your way. There are some that will not be receiving the newsletter and will not be physically at the next meeting, 14 April, 2018. Theirs is the only understandable and acceptable reason for not paying their dues. Many already have. Thank you, Al Clement, Curtis Greer, Willie Pixler, Herman Elliot, Houston Fruge, GE Pixler, Norbert Gebhard, Ernest Hubbard, James Chandler, James Green, Harry Steinart, WO Penick, Verle Orindorff, Dan Small, Eugene Singleton, Ben F Yung, Jim Lyde, Charles Varro, Bob Nettles, Claude Tyler, Truman Pixler, Richard Crooks, Joe Minshew, Merle Timblin, Morris Taylor, Claude Tyler, Larkin Dilbeck, Rusty Rodgers, TW Bill McKee, Albert Scott Frank Polenta, and Hubert Foster.

These men I knew personally as one of the “boys” or members of the chapter. Let's not forget the ladies of the chapter and wives of the boys, Tennie Mae, Helene, Lillie, Terry, Lee, Fay, Ruby, and Kathy. Other boys include, Nelson Oats, George Payne, William Oakley, Harold Trammell, Harold Ballard, and WO Mullin.

Where are the “kids” of these members? All need to join. Some have, some have not. Again, I don't know why not. CRS, or $45 dues, I guess.




Join, Volunteer, be a part of these wonderful and special organization which honors these men, CCC Legacy Chapter 123 and CCC Legacy Inc. So much for an update of the chapter. I hope it is. Hope to see you all soon, 14 April, 2018.

Yours in service,

Mike Pixler, President CCC Legacy Chapter 123 3116 Indian Gap St Weatherford, TX 76087 817-929-1557 [email protected]




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
























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