Texas Conference of Clubs

Mark Your Calendar!!

 

Memorial Day Weekend 2014! Join us at the Texas Conference of Clubs campground for a four-day, three-night, fun-filled weekend of camping and camaraderie.

 

Twisted Silver Magnolias — let your imagination guide you!

 

What prize will your Easter egg contain?

 

Your $75 run fee includes your campsite fee, all meals, beer and soda, a great show, games, the Mr., Ms., and Miss LoneStar contest, and there will be some great cocktail parties throughout the weekend.

 

There is limited space available in our bunkhouse for only $15 for the entire weekend. For those coming in an RV, there are a number of spaces available for only $25 for the entire weekend.

 

Be sure to make your reservations early to reserve your space! On April 21, 2014, the price of the run goes up to $95; after May 23, 2014, the gate price for the run is $125.

 

If you have any questions regarding LoneStar 25 - Twisted Steel Magnolias, please feel free to contact the man in charge of the event, our vice chairman David, or ask any member of the Texas Conference of Clubs for more information.

 

Applications are available by clicking on LoneStar in the menu.

Medical Equipment Needed

 

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year alone. It can happen to anyone, anytime, any-where, and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac ar-rest, and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medi-cal background.

 

Time is of the essence: the average response time for first re-sponders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes [usually much longer to reach TCC]. For each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced approximately 10%.

 

What is an AED? AED stands for automated external defibrilla-tor. It is a medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm. If necessary, it delivers an electrical shock, known as defibrilla-tion, which helps the heart reestablish an effective rhythm.

 

 

Boy Leo of Discipline Corp is spearheading an effort to raise the funds to purchase one of the AED devices for the medical shed at the Texas Conference of Clubs. At the January 2014 meeting, Boy Leo presented the need for the AED device and various individuals and group members donated/pledged $750 toward the purchase. The price of the unit varies from supplier to supplier. The one pictured is featured on Amazon for $1,198. We will also need funds for maintenance of the unit: pads must be replaced after any usage or every two years at a cost of $65. The battery needs to be replaced every four years at an approximate cost of $150.

 

All donations toward the purchase and maintenance of the AED device for the Texas Conference of Clubs are welcome!! If you can help, please send your donation marked for the medical fund for AED purchase to Treasurer, Texas Conference of Clubs, Post Office Box 792561, San Antonio, Texas 78279-2561.

 

Photo from Amazon website

General

 

Our next scheduled Maintenance Weekend is April 18-20, 2014. On April 19, 2014, at 1:00 PM, we we hold our spring quarterly meeting in the pole barn.

 

During Maintenance Weekends the members of the Texas Conference of Clubs work on the land site keeping the grounds in shape, repairing facilities where needed and all the other hundred and one items needed to provide campers a great place to stay.

 

Who Are We?

 

The Texas Conference of Clubs, Inc. owns and operates a private 30-plus acre campground outside of Cameron, Texas. The Conference is composed of member clubs, independent members and commercial organizations. TCC has member clubs in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, as well as other cities in and bordering the State of Texas.

 

History

 

Chartered in 1975, the Texas Conference of Clubs long felt there should be a facility available for the men and women of our community to use as a campground, run-site, or retreat.

 

In August of 1983, the Conference purchased a tract of land in Milam County, Texas to be used by the member clubs and others as a place for camping, holding runs or retreats, or just enjoying the great outdoors. This piece of land became known as Buzzards' Peak. The site is made up of tree-covered hills of cedar, hickory, gum, elm and oaks, with ravines, rocks, grassy areas and small wild animals.

 

Since 1983 many improvements have been made to the land site. In addition to its increasing use by the member clubs, TCC now offers the use of the land site to interested community groups for their recreational functions.

 

What Do We Do?

 

There are numerous runs and events scheduled during the year by member clubs and organizations. Please check out the club functions on our site.

 

Most months we have a "Maintenance Weekend" where members spend all or part of the weekend at the land site taking care of the general maintenance.

 

Where Are We?

 

The TCC's Buzzards' Peak land site is located near the town of Cameron, Texas. If you are interested in visiting the land site and need a map, please feel free to e-mail a member!

 

 

Updated: January 20, 2014