September 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
SEPTEMBER - 2018
~The SEPTEMBER meeting was held Thursday 9/20/18 and called to order at 6:40PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Thanks to Diane's team for the pulled pork 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 42 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~Thanks for supporting the meetings - it's always great to see so many attend and participate.
~No additions or corrections from the August meeting minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & several dues & calendar ad deposits. Our balance is good - we still need to pay for the 'rock signs' for the Mulvane City Parks. Several expenses have been paid including our Post Office rental box, club dinner & gift cards for the club dinner. After all the disbursements - all is well!!
~DUES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PAID BY NOW ! If dues have NOT been paid members have been removed from the roster. If you want to renew - please contact Steve Nichols.
~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. There are MANY shows & events in the next few weeks - pick one and enjoy and support the community!
CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER!!
~FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T HEARD OR DID NOT READ THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER -- 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.
~All of the Marauders metal signs have now been sold - Steve will have to find another way to work out those muscles!
~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.
*CLUB DINNER UPDATE: The Club Dinner was a HUGE success! What a great way to have lunch & spend a Sunday afternoon! About 70 members, family & friends attended the dinner. Diane and her team did an outstanding job with the fried/BBQ chicken and of course, the pot luck desserts were great! We truly hope everyone had fun and we will be doing it again at our "White Elephant" dinner after Christmas. Congrats to 50/50 winners Jean Horstman & Sherry Middendorf & gift card winners Tim Townsend, Chris Middendorf, Dave Lerch, Jim Kates & Gerald Keck!
As a reminder - because everyone is so busy prior to the holidays with their families - we have this event after the holidays. Gives us something to look forward to and hopefully more members can attend following the busy holidays.
~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 WITH THIS PROJECT!
*The Photo Shoots are DONE!! Thanks to Steve Nichols for taking all of the pictures & the Team Captains for getting the shoots arranged, organized and together. We are now getting all of the information & photos prepped for Envision to print. Advertisers have made payment and the calendars should be available for the November meeting and in time for Christmas. We have received several orders but there are several of you that were in photo shoots that have not placed your order! CALENDARS ARE $5.00 EACH! You can pay anytime at a meeting or send your check to PO Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110. PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL (685-6590 - firstname.lastname@example.org) OR STEVE (670-0240 - email@example.com) WITH YOUR CALENDAR ORDER. If you want to order - please contact us ASAP!! At this time the order is about 250 - which includes club members orders & calendars for the advertisers.
*We will be placing an ad in the Cruisin' Calendar 2019 - if we pay for our ad prior to November 1, we can get a discount. It will be another half page ad like in previous years.
*Kevin announced a few members and former members that are experiencing health problems. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Former member Ray Lacey just celebrated his 92nd birthday - the club sent a card to him and Steve visited with him by phone!
*CLUB BREAKFAST - will resume in November!!! The breakfasts will be on the 1st Saturday of the month EXCEPT for this first one in November! The American Legion has another event on the first Saturday of November so our breakfast will be NOVEMBER 10 - 8:30 TO 10AM. $8 adult-12, $5 11-5yrs & 4 and under free. We are thrilled to be able to have this breakfast event at the American Legion - food is wonderful & we can relax & enjoy fellowship with one another. Once again Bob Barr has volunteered to organize some garage crawls after the breakfasts. If you are willing to open your garage, please contact him so he can get this event organized & scheduled. Watch the newsletter & announcements for details.
~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!!
*MEMBERS - UPDATE WEBSITE -- Several of you need to update your information & pictures on the website. Take a few minutes, log in & update your profile. It's easy - just logon webpage, go to the bottom right corner, put in your email address and password. If you don't remember your password just send Steve Nichols an email and he will send you a new one so you can complete this update. If you have a problem updating or adding a photo of your car, contact Steve for assistance. ALSO - if you have an ad on the webpage and it is not longer valid, PLEASE delete it. If you can't do that, let us know and we will delete it for you.
~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 7:30PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 10/18/18, 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! MONTHLY BREAKFAST WILL BEGIN SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 10, 2018. ALL OTHER BREAKFAST WILL BE THE "FIRST" SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION AT THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS
*Please keep Becky Preston & Steve in your thoughts and prayers as she is recovering from recent surgery.
*Continue to remember the Carl Fry family and the health concerns they are experiencing.
*Keep Jack Marinelli in your thoughts and his recent health concern.
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 a card can be sent from the club.
*Caldwell Car Show - Julian Heersche, Ralph Henderson & Don Heersche. Gerald Keck won 2nd place in the Poker Run
*Wichita Bible Church Show - Harold HIlls & Bob Moorhouse
*Rally at the Regent - Bob Moorhouse, Jerry Krob & Harold Hills
**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
9/28/18 - Valley Center Lions Club Show
9/28/18 - Race for the Cure Show
9/29/18 - Kansas Aviation Air Museum
9/29/18 - Greater Andover Days
9/29/18 - Sunflower Lodge Show
9/29/18 - Am Legion #401 Show at VA Medical Center Campus
9/29/18 - Blue Sky Ranch Show
10/6/18 - Jabara 55th Fly-In/Pilots Association
10/7/18 - Wichita Nostalgia Race
10/13/18 - Rumble Car Show
10/13/18 - Rose Hill Car Show
10/13/18 - Shrout Out for Hope Benefit Car Show
10/18/18 - Club Meeting - 6:30PM Mulvane American Legion
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
*To succeed in life, you need 3 things -- a wish bone, a back bone & a funny bone. (Reba McEntire)
*A man explaining a long & happy marriage -- People ask us how we've been married so long. We take time to go to a restaurant twice a week - a little candlelight, soft music, dinner and a long walk home. She goes on Tuesdays - and I go on Fridays.
*Why does a chicken coop have 2 doors???? If it had 4 doors it would be a chicken sedan!! ( I don't make these up I just print them )
*Thought for the day - Peace starts with a smile!
*Giving brings us together - And makes us a "community"
*NO act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. (Aesop)
*He who angers you - controls you.
*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-- 10/18/18 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org