August 2015 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
~Meeting was held Thursday, 8/20/15 and called to order at 7:00PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. We truly appreciate the willingness of the Legion to allow us to use the room in their building. We have members who belong to the American Legion and belong to this post. Great place to meet - and it was cool!
~About 40 members, guests and new members were present. Thank you for your support and participation at the meetings.
~New members were introduced to the club - Fred Cook, Tyler Oblinger and Gary Whitmore - welcome to the club and we are so glad to have you! We look forward to your participation with us.
~Our guests included Sonya Jackson from the Kansas Star Casino and her husband, Mike Robinson from the Mulvane News, Jeff Cott from the Derby newspaper, Joanne & Herb Duncan and Larry Gunkel.
~Presentations of donations/charities:
Kevin presented Sonya Jackson with a restaurant gift card as a small token of the club's appreciation for all she did to help us with Showdown in the Valley at the Casino. She helped guide the club through this first year - she thought the show went well and the Casino is gearing up to do it again next year.
Kevin then presented the three charities for this year's show each with a check in the amount of $2000.00. Herb and Joanne Duncan accepted on behalf of the Kansas Honor Flight, Larry Gunkel accepted on behalf of the Kansas Food Bank/BackPack Program & Cheryl Boyes accepted on behalf of Kruz'n for Kids/Toys for Tots. All were surprised at the amount of their donations and very grateful for the support and generosity of the club. All three groups commented that these donations will go a long way to help those in their charity. The funds donated to these three groups will help Veterans, families and children in our state and primarily in our own area. Pictures of the presentations were taken by the Mulvane News and Derby newspaper for future publishing. Thanks to all who played a huge part in the show and these donations. All three groups were extremely grateful!!
Once again - the Marauders doin' good in their communities! We appreciate all of you!!!!
~Our new treasurer, Steve Nichols, gave a financial report. Four (4) checks were cut at the meeting - for the three charities and for the gift for Sonya. Steve reported that the rock sign will not be installed at English Park until about the end of October and we still needed to make that payment. Finances are good and we are still in the process of collecting the 2015/16 dues.
~Steve also gave an update on the new website. Kasey was making great progress with the changes and update - he let members know the new site would include sound & animation. Hope to have a demo of the new site at the September meeting. As it looks right now it is going to be "kool"!!
~Kevin mentioned the club picnic. Thinking of having it at Jack's home or perhaps the Sports Complex. Would like to lock in a date and specifics at the September meeting.
~The club would still like to get the calendar project rolling as this should be completed in the next couple of months. Max Ayers volunteered to help Don Heersche with this project. They will try to schedule a photo shoot or members can submit an appropriate picture of their car/s. We will also be selling ads for each page to offset the expense. These will be $50 per ad. Members can purchase or we can sell outside the club. Steve suggested that we use any of the ad sponsors businesses as a back drop for some photos for that page/month. Stay tuned on this project & if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Don or Max. We will need 13 pages of good photos. Kevin said he had a good camera and would be willing to take photos. If anyone else would be available to help take pictures, please let Kevin know as soon as possible.
~Hot Rodding American style is still interested in the Marauders participating in their video shoot event in the near future and a date that is convenient for all - will feature a few old time Marauders and local guys in a round table discussion format. It would be about hot rodding & racing and would include some guys from outside the club. They would like for members to provide cars at this location. Still trying to find a date and location that all would be aggreeable to all. September 12 will not work for the club. We will advise about this as soon as a date is set.
~Oldies 92.7 Oaklaw Fall Festival and Car Show - 9/19/15 at Idlewild Park in Oaklawn. Parade at 10A, show at noon and awards at 5:30PM.
~Trunk or Treat Show for Arsenal Baseball team on 10/31/15 at the Middle School in Mulvane.
~Blacktop Nationals this weekend - downtown Wichita 8/21/15 to 8/23/15.
~Starliner Garage Krawl and Car Show - 9/11/15 and 9/12/15 at the Kansas Air Museum - all proceeds go to the air museum. This show is pre 1964 only.
~The Rumble car show (formerly in Delano) now on S. Commerce St Saturday, 9/26/15. Pre 1964 only.
~Cheryl announced the Veterans Day Parade for Saturday, 11/7/15 - line up about 9:30AM and parade at 11AM. Show 'n Shine at Water Walk noon to 2PM. No fee to participate - if anyone is interested in this event to celebrate our Veterans, please contact Cheryl as we can enter as a club and be able to be in the parade as a group and afterwards. This event is put on by the USD259 JROTC students and staff.
~With our meetings being at the American Legion, we are not permitted to bring in alcohol or any other drinks. For these meetings the club will make available a tab for $50 - first come first serve - after that is used, it will be a cash bar and members are on their own.
~AND FINALLY - DUES ARE NOW DUE AND PAYABLE. $25.00 FOR THE YEAR. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE SEPTEMBER MEETING AND PAY YOUR DUES,,,,PLEASE MAIL THEM TO OUR NEW TREASURER, STEVE NICHOLS. WE WILL BE COLLECTING UNTIL AT LEAST THE SPETEMBER MEETING - WE ARE ASKING MEMBERS TO GET DUES PAID TIMELY!!
WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR HELP !!! QUESTIONS - CONTACT STEVE NICHOLS.
~There are lots of events going on - be sure and check the club events section of the website. If you want an event added, please contact Cheryl. Pick a show and enjoy!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:50PM.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY - 9/17/2015 AT 7:00PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business*NO MORE BREAKFAST GET TOGETHERS UNTIL FALL!!! WATCH FOR UPDATES!!!!
If you have ideas about this monthly event and/or would be willing to plan this event, please let us hear from you!!!!
We will return to this monthly breakfast as a fall and winter activity.
Member News*Please be praying for Chris Middendorf as he recovers from surgery on 8/19/15 and for the results of that surgery. I know he would appreciate a call while he is at home mending or maybe a helping hand!
**It's important that we share with one another in our joys, successes and wins – but also those times of illness and loss. If any club member is ill or has had a family crisis, let Cheryl know at 685-6590 so a card can be sent from the club.
*Cars in the Park/Newton - Bob Zimmerman, Dick Cole, Scott Gimple, Don Heersche
*Attica Car Show - Don Heersche
*Halstead Show - Art Jenkinson
*Mulvane Old Settlers Car Show - Marauders won the club award & members winners - Lynn Houser, Roger Brown, Bob Zimmerman, Max Ayers, Kevin Cardwell, Scott Gimple, Don Heersche - 3 cars-3 awards, Chris Carlson, Jack Marinelli, Jerry Krob, Rick Plush & Ralph Henderson
**Congratulations to all those who recently won awards!!
If we missed listing winners at previous shows and you would like to have it listed, please send that information to me and I will be glad to list it in the next newsletter! Thanks for your patience on these listings.
As members attend area car shows, please let us know about winners. Feel free to send the information to Cheryl.
Marauders Doin' GoodPLEASE CONTINUE TO SAVE YOUR “PULL TABS” FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. BRING THEM TO THE MEETING & Cheryl WILL ENSURE THEY GET TO RMH. THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR PARTICIPATION AND SAY…………..THANK YOU to each of you!! MARAUDERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MANY WAYS IN OUR COMMUNITY!!!!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
9/11 - 9/12 - Starliners Car Show
9/17 - Club Meeting - 7:00PM
9/18-9/20 - Alva OK Car Show
9/26 - The Rumble
9/25-27 - The Last Run - Arkansas City
10/15 - Club Meeting - 7:00PM
10/25 - 11th Annual Kruz'n for Kids Charity Car Cruise
11/7 - Veterans Day Parade - Wichita
DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS????????You are now able to manage your own profile on the Marauders new website. If you are having issues with that, please contact Kasey McDowell and he will be glad to walk you through the new process. You can keep up with your own specifics and add/delete cars and pictures. No reason to miss any notices, alerts, newsletters or announcements!!
(If you have an event you would like to have listed on the Events Page of the website, please contact Cheryl.)
ON THE LIGHT SIDE
*Merv was in a terrible accident at work. He fell through a floor tile and ripped off both of his ears. Since he was permanently disfigured, he settled with the company for a rather large sum of money and went on his way. One day, Merv decided to invest his money in a small, but growing telecom business called Plexus Communications. After weeks of negotiations, he bought the company outright. But, after signing on the dotted line, he realized he knew nothing about running such a business and quickly set out to hire someone who could do that for him.IF YOU HAVE A “CAR JOKE” (or any joke) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE CLUB, PLEASE SEND IT TO CHERYL! **Remember, it has to be ‘printable’!!!
The next day he had set up three interviews. The first guy was great. He knew everything he needed to and was very interesting. At the end of the interview, Merv asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?" And the gentleman answered, "Why yes, I couldn't help but notice you have no ears." Merv got very angry and threw him out.
The second interview was with a woman, and she was even better than the first guy. He asked her the same question, "Do you notice anything different about me?" and she replied: "Well, you have no ears." Merv again was upset and tossed her out.
The third and last interview was the best of all three. It was with a very young man who was fresh out of college. He was smart. He was handsome.And he seemed to be a better businessman than the first two put together. Merv was anxious, but went ahead and asked the young man the same question: "Do you notice anything different about me?" And to his surprise, the young man answered: "Yes. You wear contact lenses."
Merv was shocked, and said, "What an incredibly observant young man. How in the world did you know that?"
The young man fell off his chair laughing hysterically and replied,
"Well, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with no ears!!"
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 9/17/15- - 7:00PM - LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED!!
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
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