June 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
~The JUNE meeting was held Thursday 6/21/18 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Thanks to Diane's team for dinner prior to the meeting. We appreciate all their hard work to make our meetings extra special with a meal so we can visit & fellowship with one another.
~About 55 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~No additions or corrections from the April - May meeting minutes.
~Be sure to introduce yourself to new member Bob Nicklaus and welcome him to the club. We have several new members and we want to get know all you! Also - good to see Don Duryea back with the club. We look forward to participating with all of you.
~Kevin introduced our guest, Amanda Mulsow. She joined our meeting to personally invite club members to the upcoming car show & promotion at the Orpheum Theater. After the car show the theater will be showing the movie American Graffiti as this movie came out in 1973. This event is being sponsored by the theater and FOX 104.5 and KFDI. The show will go from about 4-6PM, cars will then move from 1st Street to a parking lot and participants can go see the show. They have hired security for the cars so the owners can attend the showing. They are asking for era specific cars for the event - 30/40/50 and early 60s. Register online and contact her if you have any questions. This event is Saturday June 30. This is a benefit for the Orpheum Theater.
~Our very special guests for the evening were all the representatives of our charities and we were thrilled to be able to present checks to them with the proceeds from the 2018 Showdown in the Valley Car Show. We also welcomed representatives from the Mulvane newspaper and from the Derby newspaper. Thank you for helping us document this persentation with your interest in our club and with pictures.
Those receiving donation checks were:
*Herb Duncan - Kansas Honor Flight
*Linda Glazer & Lindsey Erickson - United Methodist Church F.R.O.G. Diner
*Kara Leeds - Mulvane Childrens Fund
*Cheryl Boyes - Toys for Tots
*Paul White - Blue Sky Ranch
We also welcomed Amanda Tuggerson from the Kansas Star Casino to help us present these checks to our charities - I know lots of Kansas Veterans, kids and families will be helped and assisted with these very generous donations.
*The club will also be donating funds to Mulvane High School as a token of appreciation for all they do to make our great trophies for Showdown. We will also be presenting another Rock Sign to a city park in Mulvane like we have done for some years. The park is yet to be determined but has been previously voted on by the club.
~Kevin suggested we once again give a donation to the American Legion for them allowing us to use their wonderful building - we have developed a very special relationship with them and some of our group are members of Post #136. A motion was made by Dan Boyes to make this donation, seconded by Bob Barr - motion passed that we give them another donation this year. Tom Kitchens accepted our check on behalf of the American Legion - they too are grateful for the donation and the relationship that we have together.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & several deposits. Even after our check presentations at this meeting, we are doing good as we will be having more dues collected and with the anticipation of the Calendar Project, we should be able to meet our expenses, do our club dinners, have 'seed' money for next year's show and still be able to help out in our communities. We still need to pay for the 'rock sign' for one of the Mulvane parks in the near future.
~Dues are now due - we would like to get these collected in the next couple of months & close out that part of the club no later than the August meeting. Steve gave a breakdown on the financials - if you want to know specific details on Showdown in the Valley or the money that was donated to our charities, please contact him if you were unable to attend the last couple of meetings.
~Kevin reminded members of upcoming events and car shows - be sure to check the club website, the Cruisin Calendar or the KEYN online Cruisin Calendar for upcoming shows and activities. If you would like to be a ROAD CAPTAIN for any event, just let us know where & when you are leaving and we will let club members know so everyone can cruise together. Check out the club webpage for info on events and shows.
*Remember the Farmers Market Car Show on Saturday, June 30 from 8 to Noon at the new park.
*The Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run will be Saturday August 18 at the Catholic Church parking lot like in years past. You can pre-register for $12 - if you have questions, please contact member Chris Middendorf for details.
*Club member Fred Cook reminded members of the Mulvane 4th of July parade and mini car show. The cars will end up in front of the museum & there will be an ice cream social. Line up will be in front of the primary school and begin about 11:00AM. Parade begins at noon. Please bring a big bag of candy and let Steve Nichols know if you are participating - 316-670-0240 or email at email@example.com.
*Paul White with Blue Sky Ranch announced to members that they would be having another car show at the ranch on September 29, 2018. Watch the website for more details for this upcoming event.
~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.
~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.
~~~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 at the April 21st meeting. If you would like a complete list of the amount of funds that were distributed to these charities we will be glad to let you know the specifics. Contact Steve or any officer.
*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. After the 4/21/18 meeting Steve asked Sonya if she would check with the Casino for a different date. Members decided they would like to see if the Casino could accomodate Saturday, 4/27/19. After reviewing this request with the Casino we were advised that the Casino already had an event for April 27, 2019 and our other options were still 4/6, 4/13 or Easter weekend 4/20. After lengthy discussion and trying to weigh all the pros & cons and what would be best for the Show, the consensus was that we stay with our original date of Saturday, 4/20/19 - which is Easter weekend. That could be really good news with that date and we will deal with whatever presents itself for that weekend. The club members decided they did not want 4/13/19 as that is Tulip Time & NSRA Oklahoma City, 4/6 lends itself to possibly still chilly weather and we do not want to go into May for various and many reasons. Don Heersche made a motion we keep the original 4/20/19 date - Julian Heersche seconded and motion passed. We have already signed contracts with the Casino and the Hampton Inn so this will be our best decision. We will review these dates each year but think staying in April is best for the show.
*MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW FOR SATURDAY - APRIL 20. 2019!!! It won't be long and the committee will begin planning meetings. In the meantime, we ask each member to help with any ideas for sponsorship, vendors and visiting with other car enthusiasts about our show.
***Marauders - please keep track of your ORANGE volunteer t-shirt - our goal is to print those next year for the new members & those who have not volunteered in the past. All of you "old-timers" should have one - please put it in a safe place for 2019!!!!!!!
*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 WHENEVER POSSIBLE AS A SHOW OF GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
*IF IT IS THE JUNE MEETING - WE KNOW THAT IS ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS. Everyone was asked to consider an office or to make sure you visited with a member before nominating them for an office.
Kevin announced prior to nominations that current club vice-president Max Ayers decided not to run again for office for the coming year. We understand and look forward to seeing Max at our future meetings. We would like to thank Max for all his years of work and time he has devoted to the club - THANKS MAX!!!!
+Nominations were open for club president. Bob Barr made a motion that the club retain Kevin Cardwell for president. Seconded by Dan Boyes. Doug Horstman moved that nominations cease. Motion passed and Kevin will continue to be president.
+Nominations were open for club vice-president. Don Heersche nominated Harry Funke. Seconded by Gary Whitmore. Doug Horstman moved that nominations cease. Motion passed and Harry Funke will be the new vice-president.
+Nominations were open for club treasurer. Kevin Cardwell nominated Steve Nichols. Seconded by Bob Barr. Doug Horstman moved that nominations cease. Motion passed and Steve Nichols will continue to be treasurer.
+Finally - nominations were open for club secretary. Bob Barr nominated Cheryl Boyes. Seconded by Harry Funke. Doug Horstman moved that nominations cease. Motion passed and Cheryl Boyes will continue as club secretary.
Kevin, Steve and Cheryl all agreed to retain their offices for the coming year.
Congrats to our officers - we appreciate the time and dedication they are willing to make to help lead this great club.
*DUES are now being collected & due! They are the same - $25. 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.
~NEW MEMBER DRIVE - Sign up a new member for dues of only $20 and you pay only $20 to renew your dues. Good for only a short time so get someone signed up and they save $5 and so do you!!!
*MARK YOU CALENDARS - THE NEXT CLUB DINNER will be Sunday, 9/9/18 at the Mulvane American Legion!
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 !!!
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!!
CALL CHERYL IF YOU WANT YOUR CAR IN A PHOTO SHOOT. SHE IS MAKING A LIST - AS SOON AS MEMBERS HAVE SIGNED UP, WE WILL START SCHEDULING THE PLACE, TIME AND WHO WILL BE INCLUDED IN THAT SHOOT. THANKS!
~We will be discussing the purchase of a new 10 X 10 club tent at an upcoming meeting - this tent would be used at Showdown for the gate area & any other event where we might need it.
~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"!!
~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!!!!!
***Mike was honored at the River Fest Classic Car Show and given an Appreciation Award for all his years of serving Wichita and the car community.
~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.
"HAPPY 4TH OF JULY - BE SAFE AND THANK THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS, OUR BELIEFS AND OUR RIGHTS! REMEMBER IT IS 'THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE'!!!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:35PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 7/19/18, 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 continue to keep the Ayers Family, the Lacey Family and the Blecha Family in your thoughts and prayers in the recent loss of their loved ones.
*Also remember Bob Moorhouse and his family in the loss of his son-in-law, Greg Kluesner.
The Marauders Family cares and it is our desire to support each and every member any way we can.
**Give these folks a call and let them know you are thinking of them and/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 of family members and friends.
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.
*River Festival Classic Car Show - Cheryl Boyes
**Congratulations to all those who recently won awards!!
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**
7/4/18 - Mulvane 4th of July parade & mini car show
7/8/18 - CANCELLED - HOOTERS CAR SHOW
7/14/18 - Automobilia - Downtown Wichita
7/14/18 - Wheat Festival Car Show - Wellington
7/19/18 - Club Meeting - American Legion
7/21/18 - Draggin Douglas
8/4/18 - WFO Brickstreet Nationals - Augusta
8/12/18 - CANCELLED - HOOTERS CAR SHOW
8/18/18 - Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run
8/18/18 - Draggin Douglas
8/25/18 - Shidler's OK 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
After being married for 30 years, a wife asked her husband to describe her.
He looked at her for a while, then said, "You're an alphabet wife ... A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K."
She asks, "What the heck does that mean?"
He said, "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, and Hot!"
She smiled happily and said, "Oh, darling, that's so lovely & sweet, but what about I, J, K????"
He said, "I'm Just Kidding!!!!"
The swelling in his eye is going down and the doctor is fairly optimistic about saving one of his other body parts!!!
*Thought for the day - In a world where you can be anything - Be Kind!
*Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you cannot change.
*If you are too busy to laugh, you are TOO busy!!!
*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-- 7/19/18 - 6:30PM AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO ARENA!!
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org