July 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JULY - 2018
~The JULY meeting was held Thursday 7/19/18 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 45 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~New members Don & Deborah Feekes were introduced to the club - we are glad you have chosen the Marauders and we look forward to getting to know you. Also - guests Gary Cheever and James Thomas visited the club meeting. They are friends of member Tom Sparkman and also belong to the South Central Kansas Mustang Club. We are glad to announce that before they left the meeting both of our "guests" are now also members of the Marauders. Great to have you guys as well - and we look forward to working with all of you.
~Camryn Carlson's mom, Christina, joined us. Camryn is the young lady that sings the National Anthem at Showdown in the Valley. In Camryn's absence, Kevin presented a thank you plaque and gift card to her mom as a token of our appreciation for helping us at the show. Great job Camryn!!
~Guest Debbie Ballinger shared with the club about a car show her church is sponsoring - 5th Annual Wichita Bible Church Car Show on Saturday 9/15/18. No entry fee and cash prizes and raffle items. See the website for complete details on this show.
~No additions or corrections from the June meeting minutes.
~Kevin advised the club that we had received thank you cards from the Max Ayers Family, Cara Leeds with the Mulvane Children's Fund and the Hampton Inn at the Kansas Star Casino.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & several dues deposits. Our balance is good - we still need to pay for the 'rock signs' for the Mulvane City Parks. All bills are paid to current.
~DUES ARE NOW DUE - we would like to get these collected in the next couple of months & close out that part of the club business no later than the August meeting. We still have about 21 members who have not renewed their membership. We hope you will be doing that soon; however, if you are not going to renew your membership, please let us know and we will remove you from the roster. You can mail your dues check to Mulvane Marauders, Steve Nichols, P.O. Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110. They are $25 - unless you have recently solicited a new member - and your dues will be $20. Please contact Steve if you have a new member and you are now paying your annual dues.
~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.
*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. The American Legion will be serving breakfast on Saturday morning of Old Settlers - 7:30-9:30AM - $8.00 per person.
*The first cruise-in for the Wichita Sports Forum/Aviate will be Friday, 7/20/18. This facility is on N. Greenwich Road and K96.
*Old Cowtown Museum Car Show to benefit the Wesley Children's Hospital will be held Sunday, 7/29/18.
~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:
*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. This will be Easter weekend - but still the best option for the 2019 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 CONTINUE TO PATRONIZE THEIR BUSINESSES WHENEVER POSSIBLE AS A SHOW OF GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
*ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS was held at the JUNE meeting. As a reminder - the new officers for 2018-2019 are
President - Kevin Cardwell; Vice-President - Harry Funke; Treasurer - Steve Nichols and Secretary - Cheryl Boyes.
If you have thoughts, suggestions, comments or a concern - please feel free to contact any officer at any time. We want to hear from you! Working together we can make this club even better and have a significant impact on our communities.
~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!!! Contact Steve Nichols if you have questions regarding this New Member Promotion.
*MARK YOU CALENDARS - NEW DATE FOR THE NEXT CLUB DINNER will be Sunday, 9/16/18 at 1:00PM at the
Mulvane American Legion! Family and friends are welcome - $5.00 per person for guests. Please RSVP to Cheryl or Steve N if you are planning to attend. We need a FINAL count at least one (1) week prior to the event.
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 !!! And we are counting on Steve Nichols to bring a couple of his home made pies!
~CALENDAR PROJECT: THANK YOU TO MARSHA HILLS, DON HEERSCHE, JERRY FLETCHER AND BOB BARR FOR OFFERING THEIR TIME TO HELP WITH THE MARAUDERS CALENDAR PROJECT! WE APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP THE CLUB.
This is fun & everyone enjoys having their car on the calendar - plus, it provides additional funds for the club to donate or enjoy an extra party or dinner. Club officers will also help as well as will other members. We have all the contact information necessary - and Marsha will be contacting sponsors to see if they will once again purchase advertising for the calendar. We feel confident most of them will be willing to be part of the calendar 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 and no later than the November meeting. 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. And let's think of some kool places for photos - IF our advertisers don't care where they are taken! It was voted that anyone purchasing a 1/2 page ad will receive (2) free calendars and a full page ad recipient will receive (5) free calendars. If you could be a "photographer" - let us hear from you !! We will be setting up the photo shoots as soon as our sponsors are determined and we have members signed up for their cars. IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN ONE OF THE PHOTO SHOOTS - PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CAR AND ARE WILLING TO PARTICIPATE WITH ALL OF THEM, PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT TOO.
AS SOON AS MEMBERS HAVE SIGNED UP, WE WILL START SCHEDULING THE PLACE, TIME AND WHO WILL BE INCLUDED IN THAT SHOOT. THANKS - THE MARAUDERS ARE ON THE MOVE....!!!!!
~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.
~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.
"ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS IS 'THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE'!!!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:05PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 8/16/18, 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. the Moorhouse Family and the Blecha Family in your thoughts and prayers in the recent loss of their loved ones.
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.
*Wichita Sports Forum/Aviate 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!
****THANK YOU MEL BOLING FOR A HUGE BAG OF PULL TABS & ALL OF YOU WHO CONTINUE TO SAVE YOUR PULL TABS. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IS THRILLED TO RECEIVE THE MARAUDERS DONATION!!!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
**ALL HOOTERS CAR SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED**
7/29/18 - Old Cowtown Museum Car Show
8/2-8/5/18 - NSRA Street Rod Nationals - Louisville KY
8/4/18 - WFO Brickstreet Nationals - Augusta
8/4/18 - 3rd Annual Veterans Awareness Expo - MidAmerica Indian Center-10-3PM - Contact Cheryl with questions
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
9/1/18 - 5th Annual Cruisin for a Cure Car Show
9/9/18 - CANCELLED - HOOTERS 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 guy took his 'blonde' girlfriend to her 1st football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he askd her how she liked the experience.
"Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents."
Dumbfounded, her date asked her, "What do you mean?"
"Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and for the rest of the game, all they kept secreaming was, 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!"
"I'm like Hello!!! It's only 25 cents!!!!"
(Blondes just don't get any respect.............)
*Thought for the day - In a world where you can be anything - Be Kind!
*The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today!
*You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. (John Bunyan)
*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-- 8/16/18 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org