Okay Folks ! TICC is just around the corner and I still need all the help I can get at the gates ,
so if you have a little time you can spare and man a shift drop me an email and let me know
you really will have fun and it is not hard to do..... I promise! Winksintexas@aol.com Thanks!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
From Kelly Brignon:
I forgot to let everyone know that our CCO is going to be Sunday the Septemeber 27th.“Still chasing those stubborn last few points? Come out to the NOW Pod’s 1st Annual Last Chance Cook Off held at the KJT Hall located at 1216 S. Paris in Ennis. Chili and Bean turn in is High Noon and entry fee for chili is $18 and $10 for beans. Chili Grind Only. Plenty of RV Parking, no hook ups. For information and/or directions, please contact Kelly Brignon at 469.628.8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits the KJT Youth Group. Hope to see you there!”
Are you living in an area that is close enough to Terlingua that we can expect to attract some Public to come and join us and maybe judge? If so, and you do not have any of the small poster's that advertise TICC and you are willing to go from business to business and put them up on display, please contact John Goforth. He has about 125 of the samll posters left to distribute. These posters are not for personal copies, they are for distribution for advertisement!
From Kathy and Pual Mulkey:
Do you need that last point? Or are you just looking for a fun place to spend your weekend? Don't forget that there is a 2 day CCO at the Events Center in Hobbs, NM. On Friday night, there will be a Pot Luck with the meat provided. Then there are 2 days of chili cooking with GREAT prizes on Sun. If you need more information, contact Paul 575-390-6184 or Kathy Mulkey, 575-390-6675 *New Mexico Health-Environmental Inspections Possible* To make RV Hookups Reservation call 575-391- 2900
From Darin Jester:
If you are trying to see the article in the Indy Star, you must copy the entire address. Somehow the address does not connect when copied. The address is http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090923/LIVING07/909230304 You can not just click on the link, you must copy and paste.
NOTES from Janice:
At TICC, a discussion about initiating a Mentoring Team that would assist with Pods who are having trouble meeting all of the requirements outlined in our Bylaws, Article 13. If you are interested, please let me know. Right after TICC I will be identifying those members and assigning them to Pods. Our Pods in the for West and East are locations where some assistance might help. We will need to help them advertise CASI and try to help them attract cooks and for their CCOs as well as emcouraging new CASI members.
Speaking of Credentials, I want to take the time and space to say a special THANK YOU to the Credentials Committee for all their hard work and the quickness that we were able to complete the task of reviewing and sanctioning our Pods for the Great Pepper's Meeting. Thank you to Chairman Darin Jester, Committee Members: David Sexton, Mike Strack and Robbie Swart. You guys did a GREAT job and made my job so much easier.
Consider this idea for your Pod. How about having a Scholarship Chairman in your Pod? This person would help us get the word out about our Scholarship Program and review the applicants paperwork then forwarding it to our National Scholarship Program Administrator, Barbara Herrin. We have a good program and it just continues to get better.
I get requests every week for new CCOs and their need to have some assistance in planning a sanctioned CCO and then executing the plan. Most of them are fairly close to a pod, but lately I have had requests from regions where there are not only no pods, but there are no CASI members. One day this week, I had 3 inquires about establishing new CCOs and they were from 3 different regions of the Continental US. One was from Florida, one from Texas, and one from Arizona. To me, this is exciting that people are hearing about CASI and want to have sanctioned CCOs. This week, I also had a request from Montana. There aren't a lot of Chili Cooks up there. I worked with the girl to help her set up her CCO, but it was to late for it to be sanctioned, and I am not sure who I could find to volunteer to go into the cold land in the Oct/Nov timeframe and Referee this cookoff.
Here are some facts about our Membership as of Sep 12. We have a total of 984 paid Annual Members, 494 Life Members and 56 Corporate Members. Of these, the following are New Memberships in the Past 12 months: Annual 278, Life 15, and corporate 15. We have a lot of our Annual members who have not paid their dues. If everybody kept their dues paid, we would have increased our membership by 308. Many of you wait to see if you are qualified for TICC before you pay your dues. Our dues are very reasonable at $15. If you enjoy chili cooking, meeting new friends, and having a really good time, isn't it worth the price of a membership! If you have not paid your dues, take the time and send them to John Goforth this week. Help keep CASI strong!
We are leaving for Hobbs, NM today for the 2 day CCO off at their Event Center. This is a really fun CCO and you are even in walking distance to the Zia Casino! This may be the last post for the week. It will depend upon whether we have internet access tomorrow.
May Chiligula Bless Your Weekend Quest for Points and Your Journey Home!