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2017 TCA Business Meeting Agenda and Work Shop 
Mid-Winter Conference Omni Hotel Southpark Austin, Texas
January 27, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Conference Center Room


1. Call to order – President Klee
2. Opening prayer – President Klee
3. Welcome members
4. Approval of Minutes of January 29, 2016
5. Financial report
6. Election of officers:

Nominations by the Board of Directors
President – Harvey H. Klee
Vice President – Marv Howland
Secretary/Treasurer – Ed Kegley
Public Relations – Mickie Prendergast

Note: all officers are automatically members of the Board of Directors and select their own chair. Nominations are asked from the floor.

MID-WINTER WORKSHOP (Following Business Meeting)

TCA Chaplains Workshop 2017 (Follows regular business meeting)

  • Report from the National Chaplain on the National Department Chaplains Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana last year.
  • “For God and Country…” Comments on the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion and discussion.
  • What if you’re called upon to give a speech? There are caveats.
  • Resources for Legion members.
  • The following will,be distributed at no cost to all attendees while supplies last.

            a. Chaplain’s Prayer Book – Latest Revision

            b. Chaplain’s Handbook – Latest Revision

NOTE: These publications and many others are downloadable for free at:

The Texas Boys State Chaplain’s Manual is now available for purchase: $15 by mail plus S/H; $13 at work shop (20% discount)and no shipping and handling charges.

Update on the status of A Chaplain’s Story – Manual & Guide, 2nd ed: $35 plus S/H. No special discount sold basically at cost. Unlikely there will be a 3rd Ed. forthcoming.

TCA pins are available at $4.00 at conferences or conventions (20 percent discount); $5 by mail) plus S/H.

Chaplains’ Best Practices  available. Summarizes good principles for all chaplains to follow by Department Chaplains attending a previouslynheld National Chaplains Conference.

Keep Your Contact Information Up-To-Date
The Texas Chaplains Association recently sent out a bulk mailing to all of its members to their respective mailing address and e-mail address based on our records. Although most were delivered, a large percentage was not.

If you have not updated your contact information with us, please do so immediately so that you will not miss out on future mailings, whether by e-mail or print letter. And be sure to check out our web site periodically to stay abreast of the latest TCA news.

We hope to see you all at the Mid-Winter Workshop. All attendees will receive a free “Getting Started as Post Chaplain” booklet just recently published by TCA. Additional copies will be available at the Workshop for $2.00 apiece. Mail orders are $3.00 apiece and cover shipping and handling.

Contact either Ed Kegely or Harvey H. Klee to order copies. Make checks payable to TCA:
Ed Kegely
P.O. Box 31
Beasley, TX 77417-0031

Harvey H. Klee
374 CR 216 AA
Bluffton, TX 78607

Don’t Forget Your 2017 Dues – $5 Yearly
Make your check out to Texas Chaplains Association and Mail your check in today to:
Ed Kegley
P.O. Box 31
Beasley, Texas 77417-0031
Or, Take out a PUFL Membership – Membership Page for details

Chaplains Card and Funeral Handbook
This is a publication made available by our Secretary/Treasurer Ed Kegley that should be of immeasurable assistance to Chaplains in writing letters of sympathy, condolences, concern, etc. as well as officiating at funeral services – at graveside, Post or funeral homes.

Let’s hear from you!
We’re always glad to hear from our membership as to how we can make this website more responsive to their needs. So please, do not hesitate by contacting Harvey H. Klee at to offer your suggestions and comments.