May 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
APRIL & MAY 2018
~HAPPY BELATED EASTER, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER!! AND A GREAT 20TH ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY CAR SHOW EVENT!!
~PLEASE REMEMBER ALL OUR VETERANS AT MEMORIAL DAY & EVERY DAY - PLEASE LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THEM & THEIR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. WITH HEARTFELT THANKS & RESPECT, WE SALUTE ALL OF YOU --- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!
~Meeting was held Thursday, 4/19/18 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Kansas Star Casino Arena. This was a combination meeting and preparation for Showdown by laying out the floor and setting up the Arena.
~About 45 officers, members & guests attended the meeting the April meeting.
~MAY meeting was held, 5/17/18 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Thanks to Diane and her team for a great taco bar prior to the meeting. We appreciate all her hard work to make our meetings extra special with a meal so we can visit & fellowship with one another before the meeting.
~About 48 officers, members & guests attended the May meeting.
~No additions or corrections from the March meeting minutes. There were no minutes for the April meeting from the Casino.
~Please WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE CLUB - Richard & Connie Craft of Maize, Dennis & Judy Wilkinson of Winfield. Curtis & Tamara Carter of Mulvane and Frank & Susan Provanzano. We are happy to have these new folks - be sure to introduce yourself to them & we look forward to having them participate with us as we enjoy our hobby & give back to our communities. We were glad to have Frank Provanzano at the meeting so we could officially welcome him to the club.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & several deposits and remaining expenses for our show.
Our balance is looking great, but remember - we have yet made donations to our charities and final expenses. Dues are now due so we will also be receiving those funds as well. Steve gave a breakdown on the financials - if you want to know specific details on those 'numbers', please contact him or come to the June meeting and we will be glad to share that information with you.
~Guest Trena Bradley shared about the Derby Farmers Market and their upcoming car show on 6/30/18 - car show will be from 8AM - Noon. The Market is located at 512 E. Madison and will be there every Saturday, May through September from 7AM to Noon.
~Kevin introduced our special guests from the Kansas Star Casino - Sonya and Amanda - they were presented thank you cards, gift certificates & t-shirts for their faithful support of the show and all they do for us to prepare for it. Gifts were given to Sonya for Lori and Levi who were unable to attend the meeting.
~Kevin reminded members of upcoming events and car shows - be sure to check the club website, the Cruisin Calendar and KEYN's Cruisin Calendar for all the latest shows in the area. Pick one and enjoy!
~One event that was brought to our attention - the club has been invited to support & attend - Car Show & Movie presented by KFDI & FOX 104 - they will be having a car show in front of the Orpheum Theater in downtown Wichita. There is room for about 44 cars & entry fee is $15. They will also be showing the movie, American Graffiti and will provide security for the cars while folks are in the theater watching the movie. This is a benefit for the Orpheum - about 15 -20 members indicated they would be interested in this event & special invitation to participate.
~Tammy Gartrell announced that American Legion Post #256 would be helping with a BBQ lunch and car show at the VA campus for Veterans on July 4. They were hoping to have about 25-30 cars. If you are interested in this event for Veterans at the VA - please contact Alan Leffen at 316-737-9360 or the TLC Unit at the VA at 316-685-2111 Ext 54685 or 52950.
~We have (2) of the large metal Marauders signs left - if you are interested in one, please contact Steve Nichols at 670-0240. They are $30 each ! He is getting weary of hauling these around - let's get 'em sold.
~Steve advised the club that we had a fairly good turnout at the monthly breakfast on April 7, 2018.
THIS WAS THE LAST BREAKFAST DURING CAR SHOW SEASON. We will resume in the fall. Watch the newsletter for details.
~We have new club shirts for $10 and Showdown in the Valley event shirts are available for $10. If you need a shirt, please contact Steve Nichols or come to the next meeting.
~The next meeting will be Thursday, 6/21/18 at the American Legion.
~~~SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY UPDATE:
*Steve gave a complete & detailed rundown of all the stats & proceeds for our recent 20th Annual Showdown in the Valley event held at the Casino on Saturday, 4/21/18.
There was good news & there was bad news - RAIN RAIN RAIN!! The weather hurt the outside participation but everyone had a good time inside the Arena. There were lots of good things and the best part is that we did make money and will be able to donate to our charities again for 2018. We were most grateful for the grant we received from the City of Mulvane and will apply for it again next year.
*In 2017 we donated funds to Kansas Honor Flight, Toys for Tots, Mulvane Children's Fund, F.R.O.G. Diner, Mulvane High School and the City of Mulvane Park (rock sign) along with a donation to Cars for Charities.
*After a lengthy & good discussion on distribution of funds - with all members having a chance to voice their opinions and recommendations - it was decided & voted by the club to donate funds to the following charities for 2018 - Toys for Tots, Kansas Honor Flight, Mulvane Children's Fund, F.R.O.G. Diner at the 1st United Methodist Church, Mulvane High School, City of Mulvane Parks, Cars for Charity and Blue Sky Ranch.
*If you would like a complete list of the amount of funds that will be distributed to these charities we will discuss that again at the next meeting and be glad to let you know the specifics.
*It was decided that the date for next year's show would be 4/20/19 - however, after checking the calendar - realized that would be Easter Weekend and we did not think that would be good for participation. Steve asked Sonya if she would check with the Casino for a different date. It was a consensus that we did not want 4/13/19 as that is Tulip Time & NSRA Oklahoma City - and the first Saturday of May is the downtown Newton Show. We will try for Saturday, 4/27/19 and will keep you advised of that date.
*Steve has already signed a contract with the Hampton Inn for 2019. ALL ROOMS WERE SOLD ON "SHOW WEEKEND" THIS YEAR. That is great news for us and for the Casino & Hotel.
*These are great stats as we apply for our Grant again next year!!
*A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE KANSAS STAR CASINO/HOTEL & ALL OF OUR MANY SPONSORS & FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE FOR OUR SHOW & CONSEQUENTLY OUR CHARITIES!!! PLEASE
THANK THEM AND PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES AS A SHOW OF GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
If you know a business or anyone that would be interested in helping with the 2019 Show, let us know and we will begin contact with them now.
*After a short break & the Calendar project - the Show Committee will begin meeting, discussing and making plans for the 21st Annual Showdown in the Valley Car, Truck & Bike Show for April 2019!!
*AND - THANK YOU Marauders - it was wonderful to see so many orange shirts at work during the show. We absolutely could not do this without each & every one of you - it was a proud day for the Marauders and we appreciate all of you for your generosity, time and work to make this show such a success so we can continue our mission of enjoying our hobby and supporting our communities, children and Veterans in so many ways. YOU FOLKS ARE THE BEST!!!
~With all that said - it is now time to remind you that DUES are now being collected & due! They are the same - $25 and we are collecting now. You can pay at the next meeting or if you really want to get a jump on it, you can mail them to treasurer, Steve Nichols, P. O. Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110.
~The next club dinner was discussed - it will be Sunday, 9/9/18 at 1:00PM at the Mulvane American Legion. It was decided that after Labor Day would work best and before we resume our monthly club breakfast.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE DINNER - IT WILL BE OLD FASHIONED FRIED/GRILLED CHICKEN, POTATO SALAD, BAKED BEANS, COLE SLAW & ALL THE TRIMMINGS. ALSO - MEMBERS - ONE OF THE BEST PARTS...."POT LUCK DESSERTS". Every member bring your favorite dessert to share !!!
~Next meeting will be ELECTION OF OFFICERS. If you want to nominate a member for an office, PLEASE visit with them prior to the meeting to ensure they would be interested in holding an office. Everyone please mark your calendar and attend this meeting. These are the folks who will be leading your club - we need and want your input & support.
We need (2) members to Co-Captain putting together a 2019 Club Calendar. Please contact an officer if you would be willing to assist with this project. This is fun & everyone enjoys having their car on the calendar - plus, it provides additional funds for the club to donate or enjoy for an extra party or dinner. Club officers will also help as well as other members. We have all the contact information necessary - the biggest effort is just arranging for the photo shoots. Thanks to club member Marsha Hills for offering to contact the advertisers to see if they would be willing to support this project. We feel confident most of them will be willing to be part of the calendar once again. Once the pictures are done & ad information received, Steve can get it all to Envision for printing. We would like the calendars to be available at the October meeting - BUT WE NEED TO START NOW. Full page ad is $150 and half page $75 - 2 businesses or even members could go together and purchase an ad for a specific month. We can accomodate specific months as long as we can - first come first serve. We will be discussing at the JUNE meeting - come prepared to VOLUNTEER. And let's think of some kool places for photos - IF our advertisers don't care where they are taken! We are waiting to hear from YOU!!
~We will be discussing the purchase of a new 10 X 10 club tent to be used at Showdown for the gate area & any other event where we might need it.
~"CHECK DISTRIBUTION" TO OUR CHARITIES WILL BE THE JUNE MEETING!
~OUR JUNE MEETING IS VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND!!! THANK YOU
~IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER THAT HAS SAID THEY ARE NOT GETTING NEWSLETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND/OR EMAILS...PLEASE HAVE THEM CONTACT US! IN ORDER TO KEEP MEMBERS UP-TO-DATE ON CLUB BUSINESS AND EVENTS, WE NEED TO HAVE CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESSES. IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER WHO DOES NOT HAVE EMAIL, PLEASE TRY TO "BUDDY" WITH THAT MEMBER & HELP KEEP THEM INFORMED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS REQUEST!!
~2018 IS THE CLUB'S 60TH BIRTHDAY - 1958-2018 - "60 YEARS & STILL CRUISIIN"!!
~FYI - PER MEMBER BRUCE MORAN, THE HOOTERS CAR SHOWS FOR THE SUMMER HAVE ALL BEEN CANCELLED AS THE WICHITA HOOTERS HAVE ALL CLOSED!
~Please continue to check the website club events section for upcoming events & club activities. If you need an event posted, please contact Cheryl or Steve.
****THE WICHITA EAGLE DISCONTINUED THE "WICHITA ON WHEELS" SECTION/CALENDAR OF THE NEWSPAPER - MIKE BERRY WILL NO LONGER BE DOING THIS ARTICLE & ABLE TO ASSIST THE CAR COMMUNITY WITH HIS COLUMN & CALENDAR. IN CASE YOU HAVE MISSED IT - THIS IS THE REASON. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MIKE AND ALL HIS YEARS OF SUPPORTING THE CAR ENTHUSIASTS, OUR SHOWS & EVENTS & OUR CHARITIES!!!
WE MISS YOU AND APPRECIATE YOUR PAST SUPPORT!!!!!
~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! If you are interested in being the Road Captain for a show or event, please let us know & we will post it.
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 6/21/18, AT 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business
*THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS ARE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - 8:30AM to 10:00AM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION! WATCH THE NEWSLETTER FOR ANY DATE CHANGE!
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION AT THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS
*Please keep Kathy & Chuck Kerls in your thoughts and prayers and the recent loss of her sister in Colorado.
*Member Ed Johnson had a motorcycle accident following the Law Enforcement Parado on Saturday, 5/12/18. Fortunately he did not have any broken bones but has bruised ribs & knee - please keep him and Rita in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to recover.
*Remember Max Ayers and family in your thoughts & prayers and the recent loss of Nancy.
*Keep former member Ray Lacey & his family in your thoughts and prayers and the recent loss of his wife Clara.
**Give these folks a call and let them know you are thinking of them or send a card!!!
*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 acard can be sent from the club.
*Erin Is Hope Car Show - Harry Funke and Steve Preston
*Blue Sky Ranch Show - Jack Marinelli & Bob Barr
*Rose Hill Historical Society - Larry Taylor & 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 TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
ALL HOOTERS CAR SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
6/8-6/9/18 - Wichita River Festival Car Show - Inside CII
6/10/18 - Lake Afton Car Show
6/17/18 - Zoo Father's Day Show
6/19/18 - Draggin' Douglas
6/21/18 - Marauders Meeting - American Legion
7/8/18 - CANCELLED - HOOTERS CAR SHOW
7/21/18 - Draggin Douglas
**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 local town is getting a new bar where people can try ax-throwing. So far, all the customers give it a one-and-a-half thumbs up!!
*"My wife sure has a strange way of starting conversations," said the husband. She always begins by saying, "Hey, are you even listening:"
*What's the difference between bird flu and the swine flu?? One requires 'tweetment' and the other one requires an 'oinkment'!! (......hey, I just type and print 'em - I don't write this stuff!!!)
*Thought for the day - Faith and prayer both are invisible, but they both make impossible things possible!
*Sometimes folks should use a glue stick instead of chap stick!!
*Life is like a coin - you can spend it any way you want - but you only spend it once. (Lillian Dickson)
*BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER & PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!
*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’!!!
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 6/21/18 - 6:30PM AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO ARENA!!
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or email@example.com