December 2018 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
DECEMBER - 2018
WISHING YOU & YOURS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!
~The December meeting was held Thursday 12/20/18 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. The hot roast beef sandwiches were great! We appreciate all their hard work to make our meetings extra special with a meal so we can visit & fellowship with one another.
~About 35 officers, members & guests attended the meeting. It was nice to have Ron Cummings' guest Tim Riffel join us at the meeting - please welcome Tim and his wife Bobbie of Derby to the club as he joined after the meeting. We also extend a big Marauder welcome to new members Dale & Chris Heckman and Justin & Andrea Cummins.
~Thanks for supporting the meetings - it's always great to see so many attend and participate.
~No additions or corrections from the November 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!! Future disbursements include payment of the two (2) signs for parks in Mulvane. Payment for the Showdown in the Valley ad for the 2019 Cruizin Calendar was made in the amount of $450.
~Steve announced that only a couple of members have not picked up their calendars. 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. We have about 15 calendars left if you need additional copies. Calendars are $5.00 each. Once again, this was a great project and will provide additional funds for us to be able to help other charities. Thanks to all who participated with us. 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 - 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!!
*Cars for Charities Show in January 18, 19 & 20, 2019
*As of this date, we have 20 entries - thanks to those who have entered the show - we will have a great time as always.
The show is always looking for volunteers - if you are not entered and would like to help out, please contact Cars for Charity and they will find a job for you. The club received a nice thank you from Tom Devlin for the Marauders recent donation of $500.
*If you are in the show and do not have a Marauders sign to display by your car, please contact Cheryl. IF you had one from last year, please bring it to the show and display it with your car. The signs are 8 1/2 X 11 - so get a frame that will fit that size.
*If you have entered the show - please ensure you have given your shirt size to Cheryl so we can get our shirts printed. Every member who has entered a car will receive a shirt and we ask that you wear them on Saturday of the show. We will also be taking a group picture that day. We will keep you posted on the time and location!
~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.
~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. If you would like to have a club shirt in a specific color or need a jacket or sweatshirt, contact Kevin Cardwell at Shirts Plus.
~~~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.
**We plan to have Showdown flyers/registration forms ready by the Cars for Charity Show and the Sunflower Swap Meet in March.
**We need TEAM CAPTAINS and VOLUNTEERS for our show - please be thinking about how you can help out. If you would like to be a Team Captain or volunteer for a team - please notify us ASAP. Remember this is a "club " event and we need all members to continue to make this a great show & support our designated charities!!
**The Planning Committee will begin meeting soon.
*CLUB DINNER UPDATE: Next Club Dinner will be the Christmas Dinner/White Elephant Exchange.
Based on the American Legion calendar and other events - it was discussed and decided that the dinner & white elephant exchange will be Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00PM at the Mulvane American Legion. The dinner will be Italian and everything will be provided. As always, we will have our favorite "Pot Luck Desserts" - everyone bring your favorite dessert or treat to share. There will be a 50/50 pot (2 winners) and additional prizes. IF you received a "white elephant" gift at another party - wrap it up and bring it to our party!! Please let Cheryl (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve (email@example.com) know if you plan on attending and how many. You can bring family and friends for $5.00 a plate.
*The Sunflower Swap Meet will be March 8 & 9, 2019 at Century II.
*Please keep members who are experiencing health issues and those recovering from health issues in your thoughts and prayers!
*CLUB BREAKFAST - Club breakfasts are the 1st Saturday of the month! The next breakfast will be Saturday January 5, 2019! $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.
****THERE WILL BE A SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY COMMITTEE MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CLUB BREAKFAST ON SATURDAY, 1/5/19!!!
*Kevin announced that the Marauders has received several "Thank You's" from Mulvane folks and others - we are making a difference!! That is because of EACH OF YOU. On behalf of the officers, thank you so much for all you do for the club and those in our communities! Because of you we are able to serve and assist Veterans, needy kids at Christmas, children in Mulvane and a host of other folks and groups. You guys are the BEST!!
~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 WAS THE CLUB'S 60TH BIRTHDAY - 1958-2018 - "60 YEARS & STILL CRUISIIN"!! LET'S CONTINUE THE LEGACY AS WE "CRUISE" INTO 2019!!!
~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, 1/10/19 AT 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion - we are meeting one week early in January because of the Cars for Charity Show.
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 continues to recover from heart surgery. It was great to see him at the recent meeting!!!
*Harry Funke is also recovering from recent surgery so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
*Richard Gunter is recovering from his recent & successful shoulder surgery. Was good to have him at the meeting too.
*Continue to remember Jim Homan as he 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.
**Congratulations to all those who received awards during Car Show Season - we look forward to another great year!
If we missed 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
*1/5/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*1/10/19 - Club Meeting - American Legion
*1/18/19-1/21/19 - Cars for Charity Show
*2/2/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*2/17/19 - Club Dinner & White Elephant Exchange - American Legion
*3/2/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*3/8/19-3/9/19 - Sunflower Swap Meet
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
*The office Christmas Party is a great opportunity to catch up with people you haven't seen in 20 minutes.
*Why is Christmas just like your job???
You do all the work & the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit!!
*4 Stages of Life -
1 - You believe in Santa Claus
2 - You don't believe in Santa Claus
3 - You dress like Santa Claus
4 - You are Santa Claus
*What do you call an elf who sings????
Ready for this....... A "Wrapper"
*Why do Dasher & Dancer love coffee????
Because they're Santa's "Star Bucks!!!"
This is all fun but...............
Remember Christmas isn't about how big the tree is or what's under it and how much you spent!
It's about who is around it !!
*Thought for the day - Doing one good thing might not change the world, but it might change the world for one person.
*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-- 1/10/19 - 6:30PM.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org