May 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
MAY - 2019
~The May meeting was held Thursday 5/16/19 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Once again there was a meal at the Legion prior to the meeting. We are grateful for Diana and her team and 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 and her team, please tell them thank you!
~Thank you to Vice President Harry Funke for taking minutes at the meeting in absence of Cheryl Boyes who was attending a graduation event. It is much appreciated!
~About 36 officers, members & guests attended the meeting. New members Mike & Margaret Lefferty were introduced to the club. They have a 1970 Chevelle and have already been participating with the club and area car shows. Welcome - we are glad to have new folks and look forward to getting to know them. 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 in the meetings and the planning of club activities & business.
~No additions or corrections from the April minutes.
~Carol and Amanda with Lil' Deuce Scoop announced their upcoming Birthday Bash Car Show in Mulvane on June 30, 2019.
~Kevin announced that the Motor'n TV videos of our 2019 car show are on UTube. There was considerable discussion concerning the videos and whether the club was interested in purchasing the video/CD's. Members were encouraged to view the video and we will discuss at a later date. The cost to purchase would be $500. We will address this again at another meeting.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report. After all deposits and disbursements and most all expenses for the show, we are doing great. Financial details of the show were discussed. Members were reminded that we did make more money this year than last year's show but some expenses were more than the 2018 show. If you missed the May meeting and these details, we would be glad to share them with you at the June meeting. Several ideas were discussed for possible other charities and/or organizations that we could possibly support in the future. One of those possibilities was a project with Mulvane High School. Specifics are being researched and will be tabled until a future meeting.
If you want to know the details, please attend the June meeting. Financial details will not be distributed via the newsletter.
~We will be presenting our checks/donations to our designated charities at the June 20 meeting. This is a very special time to visit with representatives of our charities as they accept our donations. Please mark your calendar and join us for this special presentation and meeting!!!
~Kevin suggested and presented to the club that we keep our charity donations the same as 2018 with the proceeds of our 2019 show with the exception of Blue Sky Ranch. Motion was made and passed. Donation to Blue Sky Ranch may be discussed at a later date. Specific amounts to our charities will be available at the June meeting if you did not attend the May meeting. The designated charities are - Kansas Honor Flight, Toys for Tots, FROG Diner at Methodist Church in Mulvane, Mulvane Childrens Fund, Mulvane High School and a rock for a Mulvane Park.
~Kevin shared that all park signs that the club had previously sponsored are in place. He will get with the city to decide on our next project and/or sign.
~Please remember the concerns of the club and those experiencing health issues and those who have recently lost loved ones. The Marauders Club 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.
~We have about 10 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 a future 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.
ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!
~PLEASE let Cheryl know if you are attending the River Fest Show in Century II/Expo Hall June 7 and 8, 2019! 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 - we have about 12 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.
~Please remember the Mulvane Parade on July 4, 2019 - member Fred Cook encourages all members to participate in this fun event.
~American Legion Post #256/Wichita will be hosting a BBQ for Veterans at the VA on July 4. If you are interested and need addtitional information, please check the website or contact member Tammy Epps.
~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.
*Member Jim Thomas announced that there are (14) reserved spaces at the Lake Afton Car Show to be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 for Marauders members. If you are interested in attending this show, please contact Steve Nichols at email@example.com.
~Jim also announced that the Wichita Area Council of Car Clubs would like for the Marauders to be the featured club for the 2020 Lake Afton Show. The cost of this sponsorship would be $500. The club will discuss and vote on this proposal at a later date as to the desire of the club for this sponsorship.
*The club has rented our new Storage space at a local storage company in Mulvane. 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 a few 2019 Cruisin Calendars. Steve will bring them to the next meeting if you need one.
*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 - 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 -- HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR INFORMATION AND/OR PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE RECENTLY??? 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'!!! ESPECIALLY DURING THIS MONTH AND ON "MEMORIAL DAY"!!! FLY YOUR FLAG & HONOR OUR VETERANS!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA & ALL VETERANS WHO HAVE HELPED TO PROTECT & DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS AND THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO DO SO TODAY!!!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:15PM.
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 6/20/19 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
*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!!!
We need to continuously lift up all our members and celebrate their joys and always be there for those needing our support.
**It is important that we share with one another in our joys, successes and wins – but also those times of illness, need 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.
*Norwich Car Show - New members Michael & Margaret Lafferty - Best of Show
*Autos for Autism - Chuck Downey
**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
*5/25/19 - Route 77 Car Show - Burns
*6/7-6/8/19 - River Fest Classic Car Show - Century II
*6/9/19 - Lake Afton Car Show
*6/15/19 - Cars for the Cause/Cruisin for a Cure
*6/16/19 - Fathers Day Show at Sedgwick County Zoo
*6/20/19 - Club Meeting and Charity Check presentation
*6/29/19 - Newton Cars in the Park
*6/30/19 - Lil' Deuce Scoop Birthday Bash Car Show
*7/4/19 - Mulvane 4th of July Parade
*7/4/19 - VA 4th of July picnic at Dole VA Center
*7/13/19 - Automobilia
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
*Wouldn't it be so great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for 10 minutes and come out wrinkle free and three sizes smaller????
*One day, a housework challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"
"It depends, she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"
He yelled back, "Wichita State."
*It is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.
*Thought for the day - Life always offers you a second chance, it's called tomorrow.
*An elderly man asked his wife, "Does it make you sad or jealous when you see me flirting with younger women?"
"Not in the least, dear," she replied. "Our dog chases cars all the time, and there's no chance he could ever drive one."
*When the power of Love overcomes the Love of power, the world will know peace. (Jimi Hendrix)
*BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER & PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!
*IF YOU HAVE A “CAR JOKE” (or any joke) OR A THOUGHT OF THE DAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE CLUB, PLEASE SEND IT TO CHERYL! **Remember, it has to be ‘printable’!!!
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 6/20/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org