April 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
APRIL - 2019
~The April meeting was held Thursday 4/18/19 and called to order at 6:00PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Kansas Star Casino & Arena. There was a meal at the Legion prior to this special meeting but most members came directly to the Arena/meeting. We are grateful for Diana and her team and look forward to another great meal prior to the May 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. If you see Diana, please tell her thank you!
~About 50 officers, members & guests attended the meeting. We are always glad to have guests & meet new members!
~Thanks for supporting the meetings - it's always great to see so many attend and participate and especially the April meeting so we can get the Arena prepped for the show.
~No additions or corrections from the March minutes.
~Kevin and Steve presented an opportunity to the club regarding our show and the chance to video the entire show with interviews of participants. Frank Upton has a YouTube show - Motorin' - and has presented a package that would include a complete video of our show and all the cars along with the interviews and copies for a package fee of $500. It was discussed at length with several questions being addressed. A motion was made that we allow him to do the video/interviews for our show. An amendment was presented by Steve Preston that we let the officers ultimately decide if this would be worth the cost to the club to promote the show and our club. The committee will decide whether to approve or deny the contract with Frank and his video show. Motion passed. We will address this in detail at the May meeting on the outcome of the final decision.
~Steve Nichols did not give a treasurer's report at this short meeting. After all deposits and disbursements - all is good and we are doing well. As soon as the show is over, a complete reconcilation of funds will be given at the next meeting.
If you want to know the details, please attend the May meeting. Financial details will not be distributed via the newsletter.
~Please remember the concerns of the club and those experiencing health issues and those who had recently lost loved ones. The Marauders is a "family" and we want to ensure we reach out to those in need whatever the reason. Please let Cheryl know if you know of a member that needs a card for any reason. And please remember members in your thoughts and prayers who need to know we are thinking of them.
~We have about 10-12 calendars left after the show 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. 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 just weeks away - 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!
**IT IS SHOWTIME AND WE ARE ALL EXCITED FOR OUR SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY CHARITY EVENT. WE ARE SOLD OUT INSIDE THE ARENA FOR ENTRIES AND VENDORS!!! GREAT JOB TO STEVE NICHOLS, THE COMMITTEE AND ALL THE MEMBERS THAT HELPED MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~Member Jim Thomas announced the Wichita Area Council of Car Clubs was offering special parking for Marauders at the Lake Afton Show in June. We will be compiling a list for this event - please let Cheryl or Steve N. know if you plan on attending and want to park with the club.
~Cheryl announced that the River Fest Show has offered club members a $5.00 discount if we have at least (10) cars enter the River Fest Show the second weekend of the event. Watch the newsletter and announcements for more details. You can also sign up for the River Fest show at Showdown as they will have a booth. PLEASE let Cheryl know if you are interested in attending. It is a nice show and everyone is in Century II and we are able to stanchion off the cars. We will enter cars on Thursday and the show is Friday and Saturday.
***UPDATE - as of the end of our show Saturday, 4/20/19, we have about 10 members signed up to for the River Fest Show. There is still time to get in on this event - let me know if you need an entry form or go to the Wichita Festivals website. It will be a fun time and Century II will be "cool" inside as we have a great time of fun and fellowship.
**Member Fred Cook reminded the club that Mulvane will be having a July 4 parade and display like in years past. Details to TBA. And Tammy Epps reminded the club that American Legion Post #256 will be doing a BBQ for the Veterans at the VA on July 4. They have asked for cars to display for the Veternas and guests.
~We have new club shirts for $10. 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.
~We have new black and white hats for $6 - let Steve Nichols know if you need a shirt or hat.
~~~SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY UPDATE:
*IT'S FINALLY HERE - THE 21ST ANNUAL SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO & ARENA. THIS IS OUR FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT OUR 3 MAJOR CHARITIES - KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT, TOYS FOR TOTS AND THE MULVANE CHILDRENS FUND.
**SHOUT OUT & HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MARAUDERS:
WOW - what a day, what a show and what a "TEAM"!!! You all rock - Best show ever, Best club ever!! A huge "THANK YOU" for all you do, through our donations we really are making a difference in our communities, with the Veterans and with kids. As soon as we have totaled everything and reconcile our funds - we will let youi know how much money we collected this year. We already know it was the most spectators, participants and vendors we have ever had. This is the year we have been waiting for since we started at the Casino - beautiful weather, sold out inside and the outside lot packed with cars and spectators. We are thankful and again - CONGRATS to all of you - you are appreciated more than you know - WHAT A CLUB!!! AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE KANSAS STAR CASINO AND STAFF - WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THEM. Please be sure to thank them any chance you get along with all of our many sponsors, vendors and all those who helped to make this show a huge success! Let them know we appreciate them!!
**As of the 4/18/19 meeting - we are SOLD OUT for inside the arena and SOLD OUT for vendors. What a wonderful accomplishment !!!
**THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS THAT ATTENDED THE MEETING AND HELPED SET UP THE ARENA AND LAY OUT THE FLOOR. THE FLOOR LAYOUT IS NO EASY TASK - BUT EVERYONE PITCHED IN AND GOT IT ACCOMPLISHED. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO STUFFED VENDOR BAGS, GOODIE BAGS AND SET UP THE REGISTRATION & MERCHANDISE TABLES. WE COULD NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP PRIOR TO THE SHOW.
**Thank you to the members who were willing to place their cars and bikes in the rotunda of the Casino to advertise and promote the show. Looked great and we appreciate your help.
**WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE MEMBERS WHO DONATED WATER TO THE SHOW FOR VOLUNTEERS & PARTICIPANTS. Our FREE WATER is another great promotion to show our appreciation to our guests for supporing our show. This is a great thing to offer to the participants and show we are glad they are with us.
**We rearranged the Merchandise table along with Registration to make them all a bit more visible. Especially for the merchandise area. THIS WAS A GREAT DECISION AND MADE THESE TWO AREAS THAT MUCH MORE VISIBLE - ESPECIALLY FOR THE MERCHANDISE TABLE. WE GAVE AWAY TO ENTRANTS OR SOLD ALL THE "SHOW SHIRTS" EXCEPT FOR ABOUT 8 SHIRTS. MOST SIZES "SOLD OUT" - YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB TO ALL OF YOU WHO WORKED THAT TABLE AND SOLD OUR SHIRTS AND OTHER MERCHANDISE. Plus - 2 folks joined the club!
**Once again the Green Room was available for volunteers and stocked with donuts, water and pizza during the show.
*The club has rented our new Storage space at a local storage company in Mulvane. As of now, all of our "stuff" is scattered at several homes and tough to keep track of everything. We are in the process of getting all items collected. We will inventory everything, put up some shelves and get it all organized & moved to the new space. This way all items will be centrally located and the officers would have access to the keys.
*The club still has some 2019 Cruisin Calendars. Steve will bring them to the next breakfast and meeting if you need a cruisin book.
*Remember the new ice cream shop in Mulvane - 'Lil Deuce Scoop' on Main Street. Steve had some reward cards for this shop - check with him to see if any remain. 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.
*Please keep members who are experiencing health issues and those recovering from health issues in your thoughts and prayers! Also those who have recently lost family members.
*CLUB BREAKFAST - Our last club breakfast was Saturday, April 6, 2019. Another great turnout and great fun and fellowship. We will resume our monthly breakfasts in November. Please thank Diana and her team for these great get togethers - we look forward to them and is a great way to spend time with one another & support the American Legion. Watch the newsletter & announcements for future breakfast details.
~IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER THAT IS 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" IN 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 and arena setup was adjourned about 8:30PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 5/16/19 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 RESUME THE FIRST SATURDAY OF NOVEMBER 2019.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION AT THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS
*Please remember Flossie Richardson in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers from hip replacement.
*Continue to keep the Middendorf family in your prayers as they continue to adjust to the loss of their son Alex Decker.
*We have several members experiencing health issues and concerns, please keep our Marauders Family in your thoughts and continued prayers.
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 & issues.
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.
*IT IS CAR SHOW SEASON - LET US KNOW WINNERS SO WE CAN GET THEM POSTED!!!!!
**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
*Remember the weekly Friday night Cruise In at Central & West sponsored by Ron Wagoner
*4/27/19 - Party in the 060 Show - Haysville KS
*4/28/19 - Autos for Austism Car Show
*5/3/19 - Erin Is Hope Car Show
*5/4/19 - Downtown Newton Car Show
*5/4/19 - Cedar Pointe Church Sweet Rides Show
*5/16/19 - Club Meeting - American Legion
*5/17/19 - Wichita Sports Forum Parking Lot Charity Show
*5/18/19 - Draggin Douglas
*5/25/19 - Route 77 Car Show - Burns
*6/7-6/8/19 - River Fest Classic Car Show - Century II
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
* Look back & be Grateful
Look ahead & be Hopeful
Look around & be Helpful
*You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'
*A Boy Scout was trying to raise funds for his troop by collecting bottles and cans. He went to one house and asked an elderly woman if she had any old beer bottles.
"Do I look like the kind of person who would drink beer?" she sourly retorted.
"Sorry," said the boy. "Do you have any old vinegar bottles?"
*Keep going - Difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations!!
*As I watched the dog chasing his tail, I thought "Dogs are easily amused." Then I realized I was watching the dog chasing his tail.
*Thought for the day - May your day be filled with Good Thoughts, Kind People and Happy Moments.
*It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy!
*One hunting season, a State Trooper walked up to a man and his son and said, "That's a nice buck you have on top of your car."
The surprised man couldn't say anything, so his son answered for him, "That's nothing officer! You should see the one we have in the trunk!"
*Listen to silence - It has so much to say!
*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-- 5/16/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org