October 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
OCTOBER - 2018
~The OCTOBER meeting was held Thursday 10/18/18 and called to order at 6:30PM by Treasurer Steve Nichols in absence of President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Kevin is enjoying some time away on a cruise with his family. Vice-President Harry Funke also missed the meeting as he was a bit under the weather. Thanks to Diane's team for the brat & bierock 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 30 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 September minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & calendar deposits. Our balance is good - we still need to pay for the 'rock signs' for the Mulvane City Parks. A down payment was made to Envision for the calendars when Steve submitted the information. After all the disbursements - all is well!!
~The calendars have been ordered and orders should be ready for pickup at the November meeting. We hope if you wanted a club calendar you have reserved one! IF not and we have any left after filling the orders, we will let members know if we have remaining calendars. If you have placed an order & have not paid - you can do so at the November meeting OR you can mail a check (payable to Mulvane Marauders) to Steve Nichols, P.O. Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110. This is a fun project and is good advertising for the club and our many businesses who support us. Thanks to everyone who made this project possible and members who had their cars in the photo shoots. We appreciate all of you for your willingness to support the Calendar Project! Great job!!!
~Steve reminded members the 14th Annual Kruz'n for Kids Charity Car Cruise will be October 28 & ask members to support this event. Cheryl is making plans to finalize the event - there will be some great door prizes, raffle & auction items as we have some fun collecting new unwrapped toys & funds for the USMC Toys for Tots program.
~Members were advised the Marauders Club breakfasts will begin Saturday November 10 at the Mulvane American Legion. November is the exception - all other breakfasts will be on the FIRST Saturday of each month.
~Steve 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, enjoy and support the community!
CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER!!
*Upcoming events include Haysville Fall Festival Car Show - 10/20 & 10/21, Kruz'n for Kids - 10/28/18, Cruizin for Food & Thank A Vet Show at the VA - 11/4/18 & Hobo Happenings Car Show - 11/17.
*We received notice that one of our 'supporters' - Twister City Harley Davidson will be having a "Trunk or Treat" event on Saturday 10/27/18. All are invited to participate with cash prizes for entries.
~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: Next Club Dinner will be the Christmas Dinner/White Elephant Exchange.
As a reminder - because everyone is so busy prior to the holidays with their families - we have this event planned AFTER the holidays. Gives us something to look forward to and hopefully more members can attend following the busy holidays.
*Steve announced that Cars for Charity has sent out applications to all those who participated in the 2018 show. If you did not receive an application, they are available on the Cars for Charity website. The deadline for entry is December 15, 2018 and is a $30 entry fee. If space is available after the 15th, entry will be $45.
If you are interested in participating with the club, please contact Cheryl at 685-6590 when you have submitted your application & entry fee.
*A big THANK YOU to Tom Sparkman for donating the new 10 X 10 tent to the club. We appreciate the donation. We will see if we can have the club's name printed on the tent. The club needed a new tent & we are thankful for this generous donation from Tom.
*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.
*Steve announced members that are experiencing health problems. Please keep our members in your thoughts and prayers!
*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 or an officer so we can get this event organized & scheduled. Watch the newsletter & announcements for details.
~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 7:10PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 11/15/18, 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 Harry Funke in your thoughts & prayers as he has been a bit under the weather.
*Keep Glenda Downey (and Chuck) in your prayers as both of them have experienced some health issues for
the last couple of months.
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.
*Blue Sky Ranch Car Show - Max Ayers & Steve Nichols
**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
*10/20 & 10/21/18 - 34th Annual Haysville Fall Festival Car Show
*10/28/18 - 14th ANNUAL KRUZ'N FOR KIDS CHARITY CAR CRUISE - TOYS FOR TOTS
*11/4/18 - Cruizin for Food at the Food Bank
*11/4/18 - Thank a Vet Show at the VA (Immediately after the Food Cruise)
*11/10/18 - Club Breakfast at the Mulvane American Legion - 8:30AM
*11/11/18 - VETERANS DAY - THANK A VET
*11/15/18 - Club Meeting
*11/17/18 - Hobo Happenings Car Show
*11/22/18 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING
**CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS. IF YOU NEED AN EVENT ADDED TO THE EVENT PAGE- PLEASE CONTACT 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
*A lady failed the written driving test 4 times. At the 5th attempt, she was determined to pass. But the test had the same question -----
"You are driving at 75 mph. On your right is a wall, on your left is a cliff. On the road you see an old man and a young man. What will you hit?"
The woman walked up to the examiner and said, "I've answered this question all four ways -- wall, cliff, old man & young man, yet I failed all 4 times. How is that possible? What am I suppose to hit??"
The examiner replied, "THE BRAKE!!"
(Men are not suppose to laugh - and I just print these!!!)
*Los Angeles is one of the two finalists to host the 2024 Olympics. So if you want to attend one of the events in L.A., you should get on the freeway now! (Conan O'Brien)
*The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket!
*WHERE IS MY SUNDAY PAPER???
The irate customer calling the newspaper office loudly demanded to know where her Sunday edition was.
"Madam," said the newspaper employee, "Today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not delivered until tomorrow
There was a long pause on the other end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition as she was heard to mutter....
"Well.....crap......, that explains why no one was at church either!!!"
*Thought for the day - You have 365 blank pages, what will you write?
*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-- 11/1518 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org