October 2015 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
~Meeting was held Thursday, 10/22/15 and called to order at 7:05PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Some members enjoyed a Bierock Dinner at the Legion prior to the meeting. The funds raised by this dinner assists the Legion Auxiliary with their mission! Thanks for supporting them and sampling their great bierocks.
~About 41 members and guests were present. Thank you for your support and participation at the meetings. And most of the attendees enjoyed the dinner and fellowship prior to the meeting. We look forward to doing this again in the near future.
~Great to have Chris Middendorf back with the club following surgery. He is doing some treatments but on the road to recovery. We are glad to see him doing so well and thankful for the outcome.
~Guests Rhonda Parker and Donna Jantzen gave a presentation to the club regarding the Mulvane Childrens Fund and how the club might be able to help in the future. This is a non-profit group that assists children in the Mulvane School District with a variety of needs. Kevin also shared about this group and his experience with them through his daughter who is a teacher in Mulvane. We appreciate these ladies attending and sharing their work with us.
~Steve Nichols gave the recent treasurer's report. The club's bank account has never looked so good - even after the disbursements to the three charities from the show proceeds, purchasing the English Park stone, paying 1/2 the calendars up front and the picnic. Several deposits were made including the last few outstanding dues and calendar ads. We are in good financial standing to move forward to prepare for Showdown in the Valley for June 2016. We will still need to pay for the website update.
~Kevin advised that the sign the club purchased for English Park will be installed in the next week. Everyone needs to stop by and check it out and see another place that the Mulvane Marauders are helping in the community.
~Calendar Update Report
Steve reported that all the photos are now complete. After completion of the artwork everything will be prepped and ready to go to Envision for set up. At that point we will receive a proof and then ready to go to print. As of this meeting we have 253 committed pre-orders for the calendar. This is turning out to be a great fundraiser and a HUGE thank you to the calendar committee for all their diligient hard work on getting this accomplished.
Distribution of the calendars should be ready to pick up and pay by the November club meeting. We will not be mailing calendars so please be at the November meeting to pick up and then we can finalize for the year.
~CLUB FAMILY PICNIC - Sunday, 10/4/15 at the Mulvane Sports Complex was GREAT. Good food, beautiful weather and wonderful fellowship with members. Had some door prizes and music and a fun but way too short cruise afterwards. For those who could not make it, we missed you but we will be doing it again next year! We did not award the Hard Luck trophy to anyone as yet.
~Kasey McDowell and the website committe are still working on the new website. Hopefully we will have a demo for all members to view at the November meeting. We regret we haven't had one before now, but there is a lot of work going into this and we want the changes to be the best they can be and give the site a great representation of our club. Thanks to Kasey ( who has a busy job and working hard on our website ) and the committee for all their meetings, ideas and diligence in getting this up and running. We will all benefit and it will be great.
~Steve shared details about the upcoming Marauders breakfast at the American Legion. It will be Saturday, November 14 at about 8:30AM. Watch for reminders concerning this event. The ladies of the Legion are really excited to have us so let's show our support for them and the Legion and make this a great turn out. We tentatively have about 22 indicate they would attend. We would like to have about 30-35 show up. Feel free to invite family or friends. Price will be $7.00 per person and they will be serving just about anything you could possibly want for breakfast. This is another opportunity for the Marauders to support the Legion in appreciation for being able to use their great meeting room. And we always welcome the chance to share a meal and fellowship together.
~It was also suggested that we make a donation to the Legion for using their building. Like all organizations, things are sometimes tough and in order to help them and give the club a fantastic place to meet, a motion was made by Jack Marinelli & seconded by Tom Sparkman to donate $500 to the American Legion. Motion passed.
~Last year Kevin Cardwell started the Ken Cummings Memorial Award - the idea was to award it to a member that seems to go beyond the call and do whatever it takes to make the club the best it can be. This award was established in memory of Ken for his shining example of what club support really means. This year the award was presented to Harry Funke. His tireless hours to help with Showdown at the Casino is appreciated and he is always there lending a hand and participating wherever we need him. Congratulations to Harry on an award well deserved!!!
~In staying with a long standing tradition of the club helping wherever they can and helping those in need, it was discussed that perhaps the club would entertain donating $100 to Jeff Myers who had a tragic accident this year at The Last Run in Ark City.
He has outstanding medical bills and his car was totalled in addition to damage to the car he hit. Jack Marinelli made a motion we donate $100 to this fund. Seconded by Ron Stalbaum, motion passed. Jack volunteered to get the check to him.
~ANOTHER GREAT MARAUDERS MOMENT - Several members attended the Priority Motorsports Open House and had a great time. They put on a wonderful event and we were glad to be able to support them in return for all they have done for the club and their generous sponsorship of Showdown. At the Open House they were giving away a motorcycle. Of the (10) tickets chosen to be eligible for a "key", TWO members were drawn - Roberta Bailey and Marsha Hills. From those 10 tickets, 5 were chosen for a key to see if theirs would start the bike. Of those five - both Roberta and Marsha were once again eligible to pick a 'key'!! The members attending were excited and proud to have two members sharing in this prize. Three guys tried their keys... nothing.
We knew then a Marauder was going home with the bike. Roberta tried hers - did not start. EXCITEMENT was not even a fair description at that moment - Marsha tried her key and it wouldn't start - Jeff Horning from Priority tried for her - and the next thing we heard was VVRRRRRRROOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! The Marauders very own Marsha Hills WON the motorcycle. So - if you are interested in a motorcycle, the Hills have one for sale!!! Congratulations on this big win!!!!!
*10/25/15 - Cheryl thanked the club once again for the very generous & wonderful donation check for Kruz'n for Kids/Toys for Tots. It will be a very special donation to the Marines and help many children during the holidays. The 11th Annual Kruz'n for Kids will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Westway Shopping Center parking lot from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. We invite all club members to join us that day as we collect toys and funds for the great organization and our children.
*10/24/15 - Larry Stember Memorial Car Show at Derby Country Club
*Derby Auto Zone Show on Saturday 9/26/15 - Kevin suggested members try to support this event as this Auto Zone donated a lot of door prizes for Showdown and will probably do it again next year.
*10/31/15 - Glenpark Church Family Harvest Fun
*10/31/15 - Trunk or Treat event in Mulvane to benefit the Arsenal ball team.
*11/7/15 - Veterans Day Parade - Downtown Wichita - clubs are welcome to enter together
*11/8/15 - Crusin for Food & Thank A Vet Show
*11/14/15 - Club Breakfast at the American Legion
*11/19/15 - Club Meeting
*11/21/15 - Hobo Happenings - Douglass
~SAVE THE DATE -- WE HAVE CONFIRMED THE DATE FOR SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO. IT WILL BE SATURDAY - JUNE 18, 2016 - WHICH IS FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND. IT WON'T BE LONG UNTIL WE BEGIN SOME PRELIMINARY COMMITTEE MEETINGS - BE READY TO VOLUNTEER AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT SHOW. HOW ABOUT IF WE "DOUBLE" THE CAR COUNT????
~Dues are final - THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP - IT IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR FOR THE CLUB & WE ARE GLAD ALL OF YOU WILL BE JOINING US. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY - 11/19/15 AT 7:00PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business*WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PLACE TO DO OUR CLUB BREAKFAST. HERE IS OUR OPPORTUNITY - -FALL/WINTER SATURDAY BREAKFASTS AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN MULVANE - OUR FIRST ONE WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 BEGINNING AT 8:30AM. LET'S SHOW THE LEGION HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THEIR WILLINGNESS TO DO THIS FOR THE CLUB & SUPPORT THEM IN A BIG WAY!! BRING FRIEND/FAMILY, ENJOY GOOD FOOD AND GREAT FELLOWSHIP. $7.00 PER PERSON. We will see how this works and then proceed from there.
Member News*Glad to have Diane Stalbaum with us at the club picnic as she continues to recover from knee surgery.
*Please keep Jack Marinelli in your thoughts and prayers as he is dealing with eye surgery. Give him a call & see if there is something you can help him with.
* Keep Vicki Taylor in your prayeres and thoughts as she continues to mend from recent knee surgery.
**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.
*The Last Run - Don Heersche
*American Legion Show at VA - Cheryl Boyes
*Goddard Fall Fest/Car Show - Chris Middendorf
**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
10/31 - Trunk or Treat Event/Car Show - Mulvane
11/7 - Veterans Day Parade - Wichita
11/8 - Food Cruise & Thank A Vet Show
11/14 - Club Breakfast at the Legion
11/19 - Club Meeting - Mulvane American Legion, 7PM
11/21 - Hobo Happenings - Douglass
1/15 - 1/17/16 - Starbird-Devlin Rod & Custom Charities Car Show
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
*A friend of mine was sitting on a lawn chair, sunning and reading when he was startled by a fairly late model car crashing through a hedge and coming to rest on his lawn.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’!!!
He helped the elderly driver out and sat her on a lawn chair.
"My goodness" he exclaimed, "you are quite old to be driving!"
"Yes" she replied, "I am old enough that I don't even need a license!"
"OHHH really", he said, "and why is that?"
"The last time I went to my doctor, he examined me and asked if I had a driver's license." I told him "yes" and handed it to him. He took a pair of scissors out of a drawer, cut the license into pieces and threw them in the wastebasket. "You won't be needing that anymore," he replied.
Sooo, I thanked him, left and drove home!!
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 11/19/15 - 7:00PM - MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org