The Central Texas Chapter (CenTex) was founded in April 1990 with 23 members. Some 1993-94 surviving members include Val White, Elizabeth Stone, Maxine Lisenbe, Ethel Fitzgerald, and Betty Bennett. Val, Ethel and Betty have all served as officers. All long-time members have lots of stories about campouts and harrowing experiences.
The CenTex chapter has campouts every month November (due to Thanksgiving). In this “off” month, there usually are caravans led by various members to such places as Colorado, Big Bend National Park, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Each year we select a Camper of the Year and present a certificate of award at our December campout.
In Central Texas there are many lovely campgrounds, most of which also host Winter Texans. Many of the campgrounds are on riverbanks. The CenTex area generally extends to about 100 miles from the Austin-San Antonio hubs, to keep fuel costs down, but sometimes extends farther.
A typical schedule includes a Thursday-night potluck, dinner out on Friday evening and Thursday’s leftovers on Saturday night. A host/hostess checks out places to visit, local restaurants and other things of interest to present to the members. These have included a tour of the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, wildflower trails in the Highland Lakes area, the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, little theater in Lockhart and the original Dr Pepper plant in Waco. Many members spend afternoons shopping and exploring the area near the RV parks. There are usually table games each evening and sometimes dancing, either with a karaoke machine or at a local Texas dance hall.
The club always welcomes visitors with famous Texas hospitality, so come to visit whenever you are in Central Texas. Website: Cen Tex LoWs