GMC CTLB
Central Texas Lunch Bunch

Austin Gathering

 
All GMC'ers WELCOME

Central Texas Lunch Bunch

GMC Classics Members and Friends
All that is required to be a part of our group is that
you own or have interest in owning a GMC Motorhome

Everyone is invited
Come join us for the roundup

Last Friday of every Month
Time: 11:00 AM
Golden Corral Restaurant
7300 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Ph: 512-383-8545 or GMC Contact
512-587-3006

Lots of free parking & great food
Bring your GMC or not
See you There!

Introduction

Feel free to come for a quick lunch or to stay and visit till 2pm.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry as we will catch you at the next one.  Golden Corral has a “banquet” type room which can hold up to 75 people.  We won’t necessarily have the room all to ourselves, but should easily be able to sit together as they have us marked down to eat in that room.  There is plenty of parking on the sides and behind the restaurant.  If you have a “Classics” cap please wear it. If you have any questions please let me know.  I am looking forward to a good turn out and seeing you all there.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Please RSVP back to me, if possible, so I can give Golden Corral an good estimate of how many to expect.  Feel free to show up even if you forgot to RSVP though.  Look forward to seeing you there!

To keep informed of our activities, contact Chuck Peck at or 512-587-3006 to get on the monthly email list.



230 and 260 Paper GMCs. Thanks to Rhonda Peck for these terrific centerpieces.

 

Get Together Reports


2019

February 22

We had another good turn out at the Feb CTLB.  Attendees included: Tiago and Deb Soromenho, Stephen Wilhite, Chuck and Rhonda Peck, Bud DeGroot, Tom Henderson, Carroll Shelley, Merrill Shelley, Sandra and Bob Price, Billy and Debbie Massey, Paul and Mardy Array, Bert and Charlotte Austin and some new folks as well - a big Classics welcome to Roy and Kay White of San Antonio and Gary Halko of Georgetown.  We are glad these new GMC'ers showed up and are looking forward to them bring regulars.  Looked like everyone had a good time, as it was a great opportunity to catch up with everyone and hear what was going on.  As we all know the International is next month, so for those of us that aren't going we will be having the CTLB on the last Friday of March which is the 29th.  (I'll send out an email in about a week or so). Also please remember that the next rally is May and is gonna be in Abilene; plan on being there as it will be a great time...details are on the Classics website.  Please check out the photos that Charlotte Austin took during the Feb lunch bunch, they are fabulous as usual!!! Thanks, Charlotte!!!

Kind Regards,
Chuck

Click for more photos


January

Went to the Classics Rally in Durant, OK


 

2018

December 28, 2018

We had another great get together last Friday at Bob and Sandra Price's home in Spicewood with 15 people in attendance. A big thank you and shout out to Bob and Sandra for generously hosting this special holiday luncheon at their place. The lunch was graciously provided by them as well and was delicious sausage and peppers, salad, and sumptuous deserts brought by several people! Attendees included: John Strauss, Paul and Mardy Array, Bud and Lynn DeGroot, Mike and Billie Kelley, Carly and Matthew Tillman, Chuck and Rhonda Peck, Bob and Sandra Price, & Charlotte and Bert Austin. This was a great opportunity to get together after Christmas and visit with old friends and make some new ones. Three GMC Motorhomes were there as well, so many of us checked out Bob and Sandra's, Bert and Charlotte's, & Paul and Mardy's coaches. Charlotte took photographs and they will be posted soon. Hoping to see everyone at the Durant rally next month on the last weekend in January. Since the rally overlaps the last Friday of the month, let's plan on meeting back at the Golden Corral in February...I'll send a reminder mid February.

Kind Regards,
Chuck Peck

 


November 30, 2018

Well, it looked like everyone made it through the Thanksgiving holiday okay and we had a really great turnout for the November Central Texas Lunch Bunch, with a total of 23 attendees!  We had a chance to greet old friends and make some new friends as well.  Lots of folks showed up to include: Mike & Billie Kelley, Sandra & Bob Price, Chuck & Rhonda Peck, Stephen Wilhite, Anneka & Tom Henderson, Delanie & Wayne Brady, Billy & Debbie Massey, Brian LaBorde, Robert Abney, Bert & Charlotte Austin, Janice & John Sloop, and Bob O’Farrell.  We also had new friends show up; a big “Classics” welcome to Paul Wright and Mike & Vera Hooper.  Paul already has a GMC and Mike & Vera are actively searching for a coach.  We also had two “Classic” GMC’s show up, so please give a big shout out to Bert & Charlotte and Mike & Billie for driving their coaches to the luncheon.

It looked like everyone was having a good time as there were several animated conversations going on and everyone was socializing and enjoying themselves.  As a special holiday treat, next month the December Lunch Bunch will be hosted by Sandra and Bob Price.  They have graciously offered to have it at their home, on Friday, Dec 28th, at 11am (stay tuned for more info in December, to include directions as well as other information).  Enjoy the cooler weather - it’s a good opportunity to maybe do some work on your coach that you had been putting off due to the heat!  Everyone stay safe as we want to see you at the next luncheon and, of course, the upcoming rallies.   Merry Christmas y’all and remember it’s Christmas so you don’t have to feel guilty buying something you want/need for your coach, just be sure to get something for your significant other too though!!

Special thanks again to Charlotte Austin, our official CTLB photographer!  There are 29 pictures – I’ll send them out in this email and three additional ones so hopefully everyone will receive them all.

Kind Regards,
Chuck Peck

 


October 26, 2018

I think we got this thing going; this was the second meeting for the Central Texas "lunch bunch." Our meeting last Friday, the 26th, was a great time and had a good turnout. The attendees included: Billy and Debbie Massey, Sandra and Bob Price, Tiago Soromenho, Bert and Charlotte Austin, Bob and Nancy O'Farrell, John Sloop and Janice Doerner, John Strauss, Michael Touhy, Tom Henderson, Carrol and Gayla Shelley and Chuck and Rhonda Peck. We even had two GMCs show up (Many thanks to Tiago Soromenho and John Stauss for bringing their coaches!!). A good time appeared to be had by all and there was lots of interesting conversations going on…all in all a great time and great to see friends we know while we make some new ones. Billy and Debbie brought an absolutely awesome GMC Motorhome Beach Towel to show everyone. Already looking forward to seeing everyone in November, (tentative date will be Friday, November 30th) so keep an eye on your email as we will be sending reminders/info in the next couple of week. We asked Charlotte Austin to be our official photographer at our lunches, and she took some great photos. I've attached part of them to this email and part to a second one, to avoid the email from getting too large. Thanks, Charlotte! Again thanks to all and thanks for your support as we meet and share a meal, good times and conversation. See you next month…be safe and enjoy your GMC!!!

Chuck

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September 28, 2018
The Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting for the GMC Central Texas Lunch Bunch went well. We had several folks show up to include: Tiago Soromenho, Stephen Wilhite, Bud Degroot, Paul Array, John and Janice Sloop, Charlotte and Bert Austin, Delaine Brady, Brian LaBorde, Robert Abney, Anneke and Tom Henderson, Chuck and Rhonda Peck. It was also great that three GMC Motorhomes were brought also!! We had a chance to see some friends and make new ones. I think a good time was had by all. The next meeting will be on Friday, October 26, at the same location. I am thinking we will have a few more folks there as I know some Classics members were traveling. I will send out a reminder email as we get closer and if y'all have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Hoping to see y'all at the Mathis rally.

Chuck

 

Kudos:

Thanks to Chuck for organizing the GMCMH Austin Lunch Bunch earlier today!
It was great to put faces to many names I had seen in various online groups!  I didn't get to talk to everyone, but I did realize how much knowledge and experience there is all around us!
If anyone took photos, please share them! I only took a couple, they are attached... : )

Also:, oOne of the goals of the meeting was to gauge interest and the knowledge and skill levels of those of use willing to put in a day or two a month helping each other out.  I certainly welcome and support that idea, and am willing to give one of my weekends every month to both help and learn from others.  If any of you that were not able to make the inaugural Lunch Bunch but are interested in that idea, please email us to let us know your interest. Chuck will send out a notice when we take a first shot at starting this.
For anyone wanting to attend the Fall GMC Classics rally in Mathis in October, we'll also be looking to coordinate driving there in a group. It's just way cool to drive in a procession of GMCMHs -- and it will generate more head-turning potential! ; )  And also in case something happens to anyone of us, there'll be more heads and hands to help out.  Let us know too if you're interested in that.
And thanks to those that brought their coaches! It was great eye-candy and total bonus!  (And to Paul for letting us drool over his amazingly restored '50? Mercury Coupe.)

Tiago Sorohmenho


 

 

 

 

 

 

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