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September 2013

Just a few more weeks and we will be in a New Chili Year.  Congratulations if you have qualified and if you haven’t you still have a few more weeks and some great cook-offs to get them needed points to qualify.  Good Luck chasing them points and most of all “Have Fun.”  If you have not received your qualifying pin from the HLCP, please let Carrie know or she will have them at The Central Texas Happy Hour in Terlingua.
The Great Peppers meeting at the Sheraton in Arlington was eventful, the hospitality room was great.  Thanks to everyone that made this all possible and Congratulations to all our new CASI board of Directors Tim Collier (3 year term), Patti Meyers (2 year term), Kris Hudspbeth (2 year term) and re elected Lee Kroencke (3 year term).  Jim Ezell (President), Jenny Windsor (Vice President), Darin Jester (Secretary) and Mary Ellen (Treasurer).  On behalf of The Highland Lakes Pod we appreciate your courage to volunteer your time and efforts so that CASI can continue to grow and help the charities we all support.
Elections for The Highland Lakes Pod were held at the July meeting and our officers for the 2013-2014 chili year are:  Doc Kinnison-Great Pepper, Fred Westerman-Pepper Popper, Carrie Kinnison-Secretary/membership, and Ruby Ross-Treasurer.  Directors are:  Johnny Campbell, Tamara Dees, Sharon Roy and Melba Westerman.  Pod Referees:  Carrie Kinnison, Larry Kinnison, Bucky Seelig and Sharon Roy.  Regional referee is Ruby Ross. 
TICC is just around the corner.  The Central Texas Happy Hour will be on Thursday evening October 31st at the Texas Hill Country campsite from 4:30-6:30 PM.  The Highland Lakes Pod will host this year and the theme will be Halloween.  All members of sponsoring pods are asked to bring food, help setup starting about 3 PM and help cleanup immediately following the party.  Please contact Carrie (281-615-2408 or if you can help out at the membership table.
Plans are being made for the Kingsland CCO on December 28th and 29th at The Kingsland American Legion Post 437.  RV’s can start arriving on Thursday 26th.  NO HOOKUPS  Friday will be a free day to play golf, shop, tour or just relax with cooks party Friday evening.  CAST OFF CCO  Saturday starting with community breakfast at 9 AM, black eye peas turn in at noon, chili turn in at 2 PM, potluck dinner followed by games and fellowship.  Sunday  is Just Because CCO starting with community breakfast at 9 AM and chili turn in at 1 PM.  Please contact Carrie on what she needs for the community breakfast.  Make your plans to join the CHILI-CHARITY-FUN!
Sending words of cheer and wishing better health to our loved ones in our chili family who are having some challenging times.  May you all have a speedy recovery and be on the Chili Trail soon.
Herb Ross is doing as good as can be expected and celebrated his 95th Birthday on September 11th.  He is a resident at Granite Mesa Health Center in Marble Falls.
MEMBERSHIPS ARE DUE:  To be eligible for the door prize to be given away at the Central Texas Membership Happy Hour your dues must be received by October 28th or sign up at the party.  See application below.
See You On The Chili Trail!
Great Pepper-Highland Lakes Pod
phone:  830-613-8666/

If you  have not been a participating active member and wish to share your ideas, we encourage you to join us.  Please make checks payable to: HLCP and mail to Carrie Kinnison-PO Box 878-Marble Falls, TX 78654.    COUPLE $8.00/SINGLE $5.00