November 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
NOVEMBER - 2018
~The NOVEMBER meeting was held Thursday 11/15/18 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Thanks to Diana's team for the 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.
~Thank you to Steve Nichols for taking minutes in absence of secretary Cheryl Boyes who was attending a toy drive and dinner.
~About 35 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 October minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report including bills paid & deposits. Our balance is good - only outstanding bill is for the (2) city park rock signs. After all the disbursements - all is well!!
~Kevin read a thank you note from Kruz'n for Kids and Cheryl Boyes for the club's generous donation to Toys for Tots and for members supporting the event on Sunday October 28, 2018. It was a very successful event and many children in our communities will benefit from the generosity of the Marauders donation. Thank you to a wonderful & compassionate club for turning Christmas wishes into Christmas miracles and smiles for so many children in our community.
~Steve announced that most all calendars had been picked up and paid for. If you have not picked up your calendar order you can do so by making arrangements with Steve Nichols ASAP. If you can't remember if you ordered calendars, contact Steve and he can update you on the order list and/or if you have paid. Once again, this was a great project and will provide additional funds for us to be able to help other charities. It was discussed that perhaps next year we make 2 calendars since so many have show an interest in being a sponsor. Members were asked to think about sponsors for the calendar project and we will revisit this possibility at the March 2019 meeting.
~Members were reminded 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. Car Show season is complete for this season but be watching for the new Cruisin' Calendar 2019 at the Cars for Charity Show and other businesses where they will be available.
ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!!
*Hobo Happenings in Douglass 11/17/18 and Cars for Charities Show in January.
*As of this date, we only have 12 entries - we hope a few more members will consider participating with the club at the show. Tom Sparkman made a motion to donate $500 to the show, seconded by Earl Gartrell, motion passed. Everyone was asked to think of a theme for special shirts for the show and we will discuss at the December meeting.
~Kevin presented a request for a $100 donation to the Mulvane Community Christmas Dinner. Earl Gartrell made a motion and seconded by Doug Horstman, motion passed to donate these funds to the Mulvane event. All members are invited to attend the meal on December 2nd from noon to 1:30PM at St. Michael's Church Hall and is free!
~Kevin announced that Bumper to Bumper will be a Corporate sponsor once again this year for Showdown in the Valley. Everyone was asked to try and get additional sponsors for the show. We will be having planning meetings for the next Showdown after the first of the year. A huge THANK YOU to Bumper to Bumper for their continued support and sponorship of our show.
~Steve was contacted by Troy Batson, who puts on the Hutchinson Swap Meet, about perhaps joining our show with his annual Swap Meet and moving it from Hutchinson to the Casino in conjunction with our show. After considerable discussion it was decided that since his show is for profit, the club did not feel that it would be a good fit and right to have a for profit event with our non-profit event. A motion was made by Doug Horstman and seconded by Steve Dale to leave the show the way it is and decline this request to include the swap meet with our show.
~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.
*Cars for Charity is filling up quickly. If you plan to enter the show, mail your application and entry fee ASAP. 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. As of this writing we have about 15 members entered in the Cars for Charity Show. Thank you to those who are participating. Watch your emails for details concerning our entry time and location
*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.
*Please keep members who are experiencing health issues in your thoughts and prayers!
*CLUB BREAKFAST - resumed in November!!! The breakfasts will be on the 1st Saturday of the month! The next breakfast will be Saturday December 1, 2018! $8 adult-12, $5 11-5yrs & 4 and under free. Remember we need about 30 or more to continue to have the breakfast so bring family and friends and enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by the Ladies Auxilliary. 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.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 12/20/18, 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! 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 Barry Burchette in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from heart surgery.
*Harry Funke is also having surgery and heart issues - remember him as he also recovers.
*Remember Richard Gunter as he recently had shoulder surgery and will be recovering for the next few weeks.
*Jim Homan is recovering from two hip surgeries and hopes to be break dancing by January. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers - for his recovery and the break dancing!!
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.
*Haysville Car Show - Ron Bailey
*Hobo Happenings-Douglass - Steve Dale, Max Ayers, Gary Whitmore, Kevin Cardwell, Steve Nichols, Don Heersche, Chuck Kerls and Don Duryea. These guys also deserve the "Brave Award" for braving strong north winds and COLD weather to attend this show! Great job Marauders!!!!!
**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
*12/1/18 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*12/20/18 - Club Meeting - American Legion
*1/5/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*1/18/19-1/21/19 - Cars for Charity Show
*2/2/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*3/2/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
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
*'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house - everyone was on their cell phones!!!
*At 1AM, the police stopped an old man in questinable condition.
"What are doing out so late, sir?" the police officer asked the impaired man.
"I'm going to a seminar on the harmful effects of alcohol," the man replied.
"Right," the officer said sarcastically. "Who would hold a seminar like that at this hour of the morning?"
The man sighed, "My wife!"
*A young son says to his mom, "You can delete the train set I put on my Christmas Wish List!"
The mom replies, "Why is that?"
The son says, "Because yesterday I found one in the closet!"
*Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles! Notice them!!!!
*Thought for the day - Spending today complaining about yesterday won't make tomorrow any better!
*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-- 12/20/18 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or email@example.com