August 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
AUGUST - 2018
~The AUGUST meeting was held Thursday 8/16/18 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 40 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~New member Tim Townsend was introduced to the club. Be sure to say hello to Tim - it's great to have you and we look forward to working with you in the future. And welcome to our new Honorary Member - Jay Leno!!!!!
~Guest speaker Paul White from Blue Sky Ranch presented information about their upcoming show on September 29th, 10-2:00PM. More details will be provided at a later date.
~No additions or corrections from the July meeting minutes.
~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 is well!!
~DUES ARE NOW DUE - We still have a few 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. We would like to get this wrapped up very soon!!! If you have a question or concern about your dues, please contact Steve.
~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 37th Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run will be Saturday August 18 at the Catholic Church parking lot like in years past. 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.
*Anthony Middendorf is doing a car show for the Boy Scouts - September 15, 2018. Information is on the website.
~EXCITING NEWS UPDATE - About (6) Marauders attended the Jay Leno Show at the Kansas Star Casino on Saturday, 8/18/18. These guys had a great time and what a privilege & pleasure to meet Jay personally and visit for a short time prior to the show. They presented him with a Marauders jacket, shirt, hat and a letter from the club. He kindly accepted our invitation to be an Honorary Member of the Mulvane Marauders Car Club. Thank you Jay - for accepting our invitation! We are thrilled and proud to call you a Fellow Marauder!!! You are welcome to a meeting any time.
~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 - limited sizes. 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.
~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. THIS IS ENDING SOON!!!!
*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. HAVE YOU LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING????? 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. RSVP NOW!!!!!!!!
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.
*Advertisers have been contacted and we have the calendar filled!! Great job Marsha!!!!
You still have time to contact us if you want to be in a photo shoot - but you need to get with us NOW!!
We are finalizing locations - remember -- most locations will be the place of business of the advertiser. Once all of this is complete, we will be contacting all members who agreed to be in a photo shoot with time and place and where you should be.
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. 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.
Steve Nichols is going to try to take the photos as he is the one that will submit them to Envision.
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....!!!!!
~Kevin mentioned a few members and former members that are experiencing health problems. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
~The club had discussed purchasing a new 10 X 10 tent for the club to be used at Showdown or any other event the club is involved in. Tom Sparkman has offered to donate a tent to us. Thank you Tom - we appreciate that offer!!!!
~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.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 9/20/18, 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 remember Danny Boyes during his recent health issue. Keep him in your prayers.
*Keep Chuck Kerls in your thoughts and prayers as he is recovering from recent health problems & hospital stay.
*Remember the Carl Fry Family as they deal with health issues - keep them in your prayers.
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 or dealing with a variety of concerns.
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.
*Orpheum Car Show - Tom Sparkman
*WFO Show-Augusta - Harold HIlls & Ralph Henderson
*ALS Car Show - Harold Hills
*KKOA Show - Tom Sparkman (cleaned house with 3 awards & his car was on a billboard sign as you enter Salina (one of the awards - his car was picked by the Ledsled Hall of Famer, Art Himsl (legendary California auto painter/artist who was also Grand Marshall of the Show) CONGRATS TOM !!!
*Mulvane Old Settlers Show - Don Burris, Don Feekas, Cary Clark, Dan Egger, Don Heersche, Harry Funke, Steve Nichols, Karl Henderson (also won long distance award), Scott Gimple, Doyle Phillips, Harold Hills, Jim Parker,
Marauders won Club Award
(Great job Chris Middendorf on the 37th Old Settlers Rod Run Show - beautiful weather, 150 cars and lots of fun & fellowship)
**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**
8/25/18 - Shidler's OK Car Show
9/1/18 - 5th Annual Cruisin for a Cure Car Show
9/7/18 - Veterans Charity Jam & Cruise-in - WACO
9/9/18 - CANCELLED - HOOTERS CAR SHOW
9/15/18 - Boy Scout Car Show
9/15/18 - Larksfield Place Show
9/15/18 - Draggin Douglas
9/16/18 - Marauders Club Dinner - American Legion
9/29/18 - Am Legion #401 Show at VA Medical Center Campus
9/29/18 - Blue Sky Ranch Show
10/28/18 - 14th ANNUAL KRUZ'N FOR KIDS CHARITY CAR CRUISE
**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 adked Evelyn. website, please contact Cheryl.)
"ON THE LIGHT SIDE
*Two little old ladies, Mary & Evelyn, were sitting on a park bench outside the local town hall where a flower show was in progress. The short one, Mary, leaned over and said, 'Life is so boring. We never have any fun anymore. For $10.00 I'd take my clothes off and streak through that stupid boring ole flower show!''
'You're on!' said Evelyn, holding up a $10.00 bill and waving it around.
So - Mary slowly fumbled her way out of her clothes. She grabbed a dried flower from a nearby display and held it between her teeth. Then, completely naked, she streaked (as fast as an old lady can) through the front door of the flower show.
Waiting outside, her friend soon heard a huge commotion inside the hall, followed by loud applause and shrill whistling and hollering. Finally, Mary came through the exit door surrounded by a cheering, clapping crowd.
'What happened?' asked Evelyn.
'I won $1,000!' Mary replied.
'For what?' said Evelyn
'1st Prize for "Best Dried Arrangment!!"
*Wealth isn't how much money you have -
Wealth is what you are left with if you lose all our money!
*Thought for the day - Do what is right, not what is easy.
*Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably & never regret anything that made you smile!!
*You never really realize what you have till it's gone...
Toilet paper is a great example. Be grateful!!
*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-- 9/20/18 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org