“SMOKE AND GAS”
~Meeting was held Thursday, 5/18/17 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Thanks to the ladies of the Legion for another fun dinner - and great fellowship prior to the meeting.
~ Attendance was down due to impending bad weather.
~No additions or corrections from the April minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid, deposits and expenses for the upcoming show.
~Kevin announced some upcoming events.
~Lots of things are starting to happen so be sure and check the website club events section - we try to post shows we constantly hear about. If you need an event posted, please contact Cheryl or Steve.
~SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY #19 UPDATE:
~Showdown is scheduled for Saturday, 6/17/17 at the Kansas Star Casino with move in for all vendors and inside cars on Friday, 6/16/17.
~WE ARE ON THE FOR ANOTHER GREAT CAR SHOW - ARE YOU READY TO HELP???????
~The Kansas Star Casino is running radio & TV ads for the show per Sonya Jackson. Check 'em out - they are great!
~If any of you have friends or business associates that would consider a sponsorship donation, please visit with Steve Nichols and he can provide a list of the sponsorship levels. Any level sponsorship would be great & if you don't want to visit with the contact, let us know and Steve will make the contact.
~It was discussed and agreed that after what we pay the school for the materials for the trophies we will once again do something special for the class. Last year we purchased 4 grinders for them - Steve will visit with the teacher to see what they could use.
~REMEMBER - NO MARAUDERS ARE ELIGILBE FOR THE SHOW/AWARDS - AS USUAL ALL CLUB MEMBERS CAN PARK IN THE ENCLOSED AREA AT THE SOUTH END OF THE ARENA.
~The raffle part of the show will help raise revenue and be in place of the traditional door prizes. It is harder and harder to get donations for door prizes. Each participant will be issued a ticket for some of the prizes - and only participants will be eligible for those. Then some of the prizes will be available for participants and spectators to purchase to increase revenues.
~The door prize folks from last year will man the 'alternate' give aways for this year.
~If you would still like to sponsor a trophy or be a t-shirt sponsor - please contact Steve Nichols ASAP.
~If you know of someone who might consider helping the show and you would like for the officers to visit with them, please let us know ASAP!! Be thinking about this folks - there are a lot of us who know a lot of people who would be willing to help or donate to this great charity show.
HERE ARE THE TEAM CAPTAINS !!!
IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING & DO NOT HAVE YOUR ORANGE "EVENT STAFF" SHIRT FROM LAST YEAR, LET US KNOW ASAP & YOUR SIZE!!!
Inside Parking/Vendor Booth - Steve Nichols
Raffle Table - Richard & Robin Gunter(393-0538) & Ron Stalbaum (no door prizes this year - it will be raffle items) - could use 2 more volunteers
Trash/Water - Steve Dale & Gerald Keck
Outside Parking/Gates - Bob Moorhouse(655-7227) - needs a few more volunteers
Merchandise - Cheryl Boyes
Judging - Jack Marinelli(680-6229) & Chris Middendorf(992-1815)
Registration Table - Doug & Jean Horstman - could use a couple/three more helpers. We will need to man this table on Friday and Saturday.
~The registration form is on the website, however if you know of someone that needs one, please let us know.
~Flyers/registration forms will be at Morgan Buleigh and a few other places around town including Bumper to Bumper/Garnett Auto Supply stores.
~We also need to get the flyers and the willingness of everyone to saturate the upcoming car shows to advertise our show and get the word out ASAP. People won't come if they don't know about it. Wear your bright orange Volunteer t-shirt, go to a show and pass out flyers!!!! PLEASE TAKE FLYERS TO CAR SHOWS & ADVERTISE SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY!
~LET US KNOW WHAT SHOW YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND AND BE WILLING TO TAKE FLYERS TO PASS OUT. THIS IS OUR BEST MEANS OF ADVERTISING WITH THE CAR FOLKS - DOESN'T TAKE LONG AND IS BENEFICIAL FOR THE CLUB AND SHOW. WE WILL GET FLYERS TO YOU!!!
~WE WILL BE PROVIDING FREE WATER AGAIN THIS YEAR TO OUR PARTICIPANTS - ESPECIALLY THOSE OUTSIDE.
THE NEXT TIME YOU GO SHOPPING, PICK UP A CASE & BRING TO THE JUNE MEETING AT THE CASINO!!!
~NOW IS THE TIME TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR & SAVE THE DATE AND BE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO HELP THE CLUB WITH THIS GREAT SHOW AND FUNDRAISER!!
~Entry fees are $30 - inside parking and $20 - outside parking.
~NOW IS THE TIME MARAUDERS - IT IS ALMOST SHOWTIME AND WE NEED Y-O-U!!!!
********NOTE FROM STEVE NICHOLS************
~~Showdown in the Valley Update
-Door Captain we will need to provide a person(s) at the north door into the area to inform spectators that they cannot enter the arena with food/beverages or take food/beverages out of the arena. We need a volunteer for Captain and volunteers to help watch the door, we will discuss at the next meeting.
-Jack Marinelli has his judges, there will be a meeting at his house on June 11 at 1:00 pm, call him if you need to 316-680-6229.
-Robin/Richard Gunter need 2-3 volunteers to help at the raffle table give them a call 316-243-1601.
-Radio and TV ads for the show have started and the TV ad is great.
-Next club meeting is June 15th at the south entrance to the arena, we will be sitting up the arena and marking the floor, we need all volunteers to show up to help, also if you ordered an orange event staff shirt we will have them for you to pick up, if you are going to provide a case of water please bring it at this time.
-all volunteers who are wearing their orange event shirts can enter the green room for donuts on Friday/Saturday morning and lunch on Saturday.
-we still have vendor booths avaiable, so if you know someone who might be interested have them call Steve Nichols at 316-670-0240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*JUDGES MEETING AT JACK MARINELLI'S - SUNDAY - 6/11/17 - 1:00PM
~JUNE 14 - MARAUDERS BASEBALL NIGHT AT THE MULVANE SPORTSCOMPLEX - 7PM - WEAR A MARAUDERS SHIRT AND BRING YOUR HOT ROD. THIS IS THE PATRIOTS TEAM KEVIN ANNOUNCED & WE AGREED TO SPONSOR A NIGHT OF BASEBALL!
UPDATE - Chuck Downey will be going on an upcoming Kansas Honor Flight - another great reason to help this organization with our Showdown in the Valley Car Show as it continues to help Kansas Veterans AND Veterans in our club go to Washington DC to see their war memorials. That makes (3) of our own members - Chuck, Danny Boyes & Jerry Krob - benefitting from our donations to the Honor Flight. If you are a Veteran of WWII, Korea or Vietnam or know of a Veteran - and need additional information on these Honor Flights, please contact Cheryl.
~If there is something you would like to see in the newsletter or have ideas for outings and/or events - please let us hear from you!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 6/15/17 - AT 6:30PM at the KANSAS STAR CASINO!!
Nutz & Boltz Business
*WATCH FOR DETAILS FOR THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS TO BEGIN IN THE FALL AT THE MULVANE
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION AT THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS
*Please keep Jerry Fletcher's brother-in-law, Jim Kates, in your prayers & thoughts as he is continues treatment for a recent cancer diagnosis.
*Former member Bob Pate, Arkansas City recently passed away. Remember his wife and family in your thoughts and prayers.
*Honorary member - 9 year old Charley Futhey - recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. Please keep his parents and extended in your prayers and hearts as they deal with his loss.
*Longtime member Art Jenkinson passed away Friday, 6/2/17 - service was Wednesday, 6/7/17 in El Dorado - about 23 members attended. Please keep Kathy and the family in your thoughts & prayers.
*Please remember all of our members in your thoughts & prayers who are experiencing new health issues or have continued health problems.
We need to continuously uplift all our members in our club and celebrate their joys and always be there for those needing our support.
**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.
*Tulip Time/Belle Plaine - Larry Taylor
*United Methodist Church Show/Derby - Ralph Henderson
*The Regent Car Show - Bob Moorhouse, Dick Cole & Harold Hills
*Rose Hill Historical Society Show - Harold Hills, Larry Taylor & Jerry Krob
*Clearwater High School Show - Ralph Henderson
*Burns Car Show - Harry Funke
*Derby Atwoods Show - Steve Nichols, Robin & Richard Gunter, Don Heersche, Harold Hills, Cheryl Boyes, Ron Bailey and Scott Gimple
**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' Good
PLEASE 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!!!!
PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR PULLTABS - WE ARE STILL COLLECTING THEM AND TAKING THEM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE!!!
**THANKS TO MEL BOLING (3 GALLON PLASTIC JUGS) AND LYNN HOUSER FOR THEIR RECENT DONATION!!!!!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
April - Friday Night Central & West Cruise In Begins
6/10/17 - Brookdale Retirement - Cruise-In from 10AM to Noon - special attraction for the residents
6/11/17 - Lake Afton Car Show
6/15/17 - Club Meeting/Set Up Kansas Star Casino
6/17/17 - 19TH ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY
6/18/17 - Sedgwick County Zoo Show
7/4/17 - Mulvane July 4th Parade
7/9/17 - Hooters Car Show
7/15/17 - Kansas Veterans & Family Reunion Car Show
**CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS!!!! If you need an event added to the events page,
please notify Cheryl Boyes.
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 pastor was famous for his sermons lasting exactly 22 minutes. Then, one unfortunate Sunday, the sermon went on for 45 minutes.
At dinner, his wife asked what had gone wrong.
"It was just one of those things," the pastor replied moodily. "My trick is to slide a cough drop under my tongue just before I start the sermon. It always melts in exactly 22 minutes, and that way I know when it's time to stop preaching. This morning I was over 40 minutes in before I realized my cough drop was really a suspender button."
*A baby sardine saw its first submarine and went swimming in terror to its mother.
"Don't be frightened," she reassured him. "It's only a can of people!!"
*QUOTE OF THE DAY - Common sense is like deodorant - the people who need it the most never use it!!!!
*Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes! Jim Carrey