The Apple Dumplin' Gang Proudly Presents

The Virtual Museum of CASI History

Mission Statement

The Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) raises money for charity through the promotion of American red chili. CASI sanctions over 500 chili cook offs internationally each year as qualifying events for the Terlingua International Chili Championship. This grand spectacle is held the first Saturday of November each year at the society’s grounds in Terlingua, Texas.

CASI is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Charitable Corporation. It is governed by a diverse eleven member Board of Directors elected by local affiliate pods internationally. The Board of Directors oversees the sanctioning of local events that raise well over a million dollars annually for charity and an active scholarship program. It raises funds, conducts, and oversees the Terlingua International Chili Championship.

You are cordially invited to join us in our quest to have fun while promoting chili and raising money for charitable causes.
Bucky Seelig
ADG Member

Annual Championship
Associated Organizations
     Apple Dumplin' Gang
     Chili Hall of Flame
     Krazy Flats Saloon
     Rancho CASI de los Chisos Old 320
CASI Charities and South Brewster County
     Terlingua Area School District
     Terlingua Scholarships
Chili - State Dish of Texas - May 11, 1977
Chili Cooking History - 1992 thru 2016
     Access via Cookoff Date
     Access via Name of a chili cook
Domain Names Associated with CASI
Mission Statement
Monthly Newspaper - Terlingua Trails
Remembering CASI's Colorful Evolution
     Articles from CASI Members
          History of Chili Cookoffs - 5 Part Series - John Raven
          Terlingua Trails History - Past Editor - Myrl Coultas
          Terlingua Trails History - Past Editor - Doug 'Buckty' Seelig
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Dean, Alan
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Duffield, Irene
     Articles from CASI Members - (Continued)
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Gonzales, Louis
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Johnson, Dixie and Junior
          Terlingua Trails Writer - King, Ray
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Rodd, Ken
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Shands, Donn
          Terlingua Trails Writer - Williams, Tom
     Articles from the Web
     Friends Not To Be Forgotten
     CASI Pod's History
     Photo Albums from CASI Members
     Interesting Videos
Special Awards and Honors
     Chilihead of the Year
     Great Pepper of the Year
     Lifetime Achievement Award
     Navy of the Republic of Texas - Governor's Award - Admiral
     Navy of the Republic of Texas - Governor's Award - Yellow Rose
     New School Named After Longtime Educator - Hut Brown
     Pioneer Award
     Pod of the Year
     President's Award
     The Olympic Torch through Austin

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