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2019 Mid-Winter Texas Chaplains Association Chaplains Work Shop

Omni Austin Southpark Hotel

4140 Governor’s Row

Austin, TX. 78744

(512) 448-2222


9:30 A.M. Omni Conference Center

Surprise Drawing – FREE!

Past National Chaplain Harvey H. Klee’s book, “Following the Path”

$15 and no shipping cost – a $6.50 savings!

Full Agenda to be posted later

2018 TCA Business Meeting Minutes and Work Shop

Mid-Winter Conference Omni Hotel Southpark Austin, Texas

January 26, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Conference Center Room

President Harvey H. Klee called the meeting to order at 9:30 am in the Conference Room of the Omni Hotel Southpark, Austin, Texas on January 26, 2018.

All joined in the Salute to the Colors followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Klee offered the opening prayer and welcomed all.

Shirley Rogers moved to have the Minutes of January 29, 2017 approved. The motion was duly seconded and the approved.

Ed Kegley read the financial report and noted a deposit of $257 in membership fees and book sales.. There being no questions, President Klee directed the report be filed as presented.

President Klee presented the proposed nomination of officers submitted by the Board of Directors and called for nominations from the floor.

There bring no nominations from the floor, Shirley Rogers moved nominations cease and the following individuals individuals be elected to their respective offices by acclamation. The motion was duly seconded.

Harvey H. Klee, President & Chairman of the Board

Marve Howland, Vice President

Ed Kegley, Treasurer/Secretary

Mickie Prendergast, Borad of Directors & Publicity Chair

Gerry Hince, Board of Directors

The motion passed unanimously.

NOTE: All officers are automatically serve on the Board of Directors

There being no further business to come before the me eting, the meeting adjourned at 9:45 am. The meeting was followed by the TCA annual Workshop.

Respectfully submitted,

Ed Kegley, Secretary/Treasurer

Other Texas Chaplains Association News

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.

“Getting Started as Post Chaplain” booklet published by TCA are still available at the Workshop for $2.00 apiece. Mail orders are $3.00 apiece and cover shipping and handling.

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

Don’t Forget Your 2019 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.