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January 2019 Newsletter

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“SMOKE AND GAS”
FROM THE
MULVANE MARAUDERS
JANUARY - 2019

~The January meeting was held Thursday 1/10/19 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 & willingness to make our meetings extra special with a meal so we can visit & fellowship with one another.
~About 45 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.  Guest Greg Dochow was introduced to the club.  As always, we are glad to have guests.  Greg has an auto shop in Derby.  
~Please welcome new member Curtis Miller of Clearwater to the club.  Be sure to introduce yourself to our new folks.
~Thanks for supporting the meetings - it's always great to see so many attend and participate.
~No additions or corrections from the December 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.  Our balance for January is the same as last month. After all the disbursements - all is well!! 
~All calendars have been picked up and 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 isn't too far off - the new Cruisin' Calendar 2019 is available - and the club has some if you need one.  You can pick up one at a meeting or club breakfast.
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 21 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!
*The club will ensure that all stanchions, black rope, black duct tape, the banner, table, TV and club literature will be at the show.  Thanks to Steve Dale for offering to help get all our supplies to the show.  Cheryl will have shirts and signs on Thursday at the show.
*Please be at Kennedy Plaza off Douglas Street and ready to move in Century II by 10:30AM. 

~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. 

 
NEW BUSINESS
~~~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!!!  The Show Committee has started meeting and making plans.  If you would like to be on the committee & help plan this great event - let any of the club officers know. 
**We will have 1000 flyers at the Cars for Charity Show and plan on distributing to participants along with handing out vendor booth entries.   Lets visit with every vendor at this show and talk to every car owner about Showdown.
**We have TEAM CAPTAINS but we need VOLUNTEERS - please be thinking about how you can help out.  If you would like to 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!!  CALL CHERYL OR STEVE IF YOU WANT TO JOIN A TEAM AND HELP WITH THE SHOW.   Our Charities are counting on each one of us!!!
***If you volunteered last year - please look for your orange volunteer shirt.  For new volunteers, please let Cheryl know what size shirt you will need.  We would love to have an army of 'orange shirts' helping at the event, it's impressive & shows everyone just how great a club we have & maybe encourage others to join our club.
**If you know of a vendor who might like a vendor stall at the show let us know or get a contract and give it to them.
**The Planning Committee will begin meeting tonight after the regular club meeting.
**The Hampton Inn has given us a great rate for car show participants - encourage folks to "Make It A Weekend" and spend the night at the hotel.
**Kevin and Steve will also be applying for a grant from the City of Mulvane Guest Tax Funds.  Last year we sold all hotel rooms and hope to sell all of them and more this year.

***CARS FOR CHARITY UPDATE:
*We had a great time at the Cars for Charity Car Show in January.  Thank you to the members and 21 cars that participated.  You were great ambassadors for the club and we made a lot of contacts with other car enthusiasts and clubs about our upcoming Showdown in the Valley Car Show.  Steve Nichols passed out flyers and vendor information to every car, participant and vendor at the show.  GREAT JOB STEVE - and thank you!!  The Thursday Night Cruisers from Salina parked next to us - and Steve visited with them and they have over 10 members signed up for the show and they have made room reservations at the Hampton Inn.  A few other folks from Hutchinson have also signed up for the show as well.  We are excited and on a roll - let's keep up the momentum!!  We appreciate you Steve and all you do for the club and those involved.  It was fun wearing our special Marauders shirts and taking a club photo on the "stairs" like we used to do - amazing how much fun we can have taking a group photo!  And a special thank you to Carl Fry for printing each participant a copy of the photo and bringing them to the breakfast on February 2.  The best part was seeing Carl and Bonnie, sharing a meal with them and catching up.
Would love to have more of you join us for the Cars for Charity Show January 2020!!
 
*CLUB DINNER UPDATE:  Our Club Dinner will be the Christmas Dinner/White Elephant Exchange.
Mark your calendar for 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 (cherylabs001@gmail.com) or Steve (stevegnichols@yahoo.com) know if you plan on attending and how many.  You can bring family and friends for $5.00 a plate. DEADLINE FOR DINNER RSVP IS WEDNESDAY - 2/13/17!!!!!

*The 2019 Cruisin Calendar will be distributed at the Cars for Charity Show.  Kevin and Harry have calendars if you need one.   Steve will bring them to the next breakfast and meeting if you need a cruisin book.

*Steve announced there is a new ice cream shop in Mulvane - 'Lil Deuce Scoop' on Main Street.  He had some reward cards and handed them out to members.  The owners of this new business are anxious to see the Marauders at their business.  When the weather is warmer, perhaps we can cruise there after our meetings and do a cruise in later on.  They will offer a 15% discount for members after our meetings.

*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 -  Our January breakfast was GREAT - about 50 members enjoyed a great breakfast & fellowship!Club breakfasts are the 1st Saturday of the month!  The next breakfast will be Saturday February 2, 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.

*Kevin announced that the Marauders Club 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.  Kasey - our webmaster - has made some new improvements that will allow members to add or edit pictures of their cars on the website.  Hopefully this will help those who have had some issues in the past.  If you are still having issues, please contact Steve and he can walk you through the process.  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.   The website calendar has been udated with all the events that we are aware of so far.  If you know of additional events, please let us know and we will be glad to list them for you.
 
~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, 2/21/19  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

 
Member News
*Former member Larry Smith passed away on Friday, 2/1/19.  Please keep the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers.  Larry's brother Gary - who was also a former member - passed away a few years ago.  Larry was able to attend the Cars for Charity Show 2019 and was so excited to see all his old car friends. 
*Please keep the Roy Calbo family in your prayers as Roy passed away the middle of January.  He was part of the Marauders Southern Chapter and lived in Winfield.
*River City Car Club member Rick Whisler passed away in January - continue to remember his family during this difficult time of the loss of their loved one.
*Club was advised that Rick Starbird passed away on 1/2/19 - remember Daryl, Donna and the entire Starbird family with their loss.
*Please remember all our members who are experiencing health issues. 

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 lift up all our members 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.
 
Winners Circle
*Cars for Charity Show - Steve Nichols, Merlin Koehn, Larry Taylor, Ralph Henderson, Cheryl Boyes, Doyle Phillips, Chuck Kerls and Troy Pate - 2 awards plus Troy and Charlotte Houston won a Directors Pick for their continued participation and work with the Cars for Charity Show.  Congratulations Troy & Charlotte!

**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

*2/2/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*2/17/19 - Club Dinner & White Elephant Exchange - American Legion
*2/21/19 - Club Meeting - American Legion
*3/9/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion - 1st Sat is booked
*3/8/19-3/9/19 - Sunflower Swap Meet
*3/21/19 - Club Meeting
*3/30/19 - Boy Scouts of America Cimarron Council Car Show - Enid OK
*4/20/19 - SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO

 
 
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, please contact Cheryl.)

ON THE LIGHT SIDE smiley
*An elderly man thinking his wife was losing her hearing, went about 20' behind her and asked, "Can you hear me
sweetheart?" 
No reply.
He moved to 10' and inquired again, "Can you hear me honey?"
And again there was no reply!
A few inches behind her ear, he asked, "Can you hear me now dear?"
His wife said, "For the fourth time, YES!!!!"

*Man:  "Honey, on this Valentine's Day, I want to tell you something....  I'm not rich like Jack!
I don't have a mansion like Bill.   I don't have a Porsche like Martin.  But I do love you and
I want to marry you!!"
Woman:  "Oh dear, I love you too!!!  But what was that you said about Martin?"

Boy:  The principal is so DUMB!
Girl:  Do you know who I am?
Boy:  No
Girl:  I am the principal's daughter
Boy:  Do you know who I am??
Girl:  No
Boy:  GOOD & he ran away

 
*Thought for the day -  You have not lived today until you have done something for someone
who can never repay you!!!

*The art of conversation lies in listening!  (Malcome Forbes)

*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-- 2/21/19 - 6:30PM.
 
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
Cheryl Boyes