June 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JUNE - 2019
~The June meeting was held Thursday 6/20/19 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Everyone enjoyed the 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!
~About 40 officers, members & guests attended the meeting. It was great to have representatives of our charities join us for the meeting and the check presentations.
~Thanks for supporting the club meetings - it's always great to see so many attend and participate in the meetings and the planning of club business & activities. And a big thanks to members for supporting the dinners.
~Kevin Cardwell suggested that the club donate $500 to the American Legion as a token of our appreciation and support for all allowing the Marauders use of their facility. Motion made by Doug Horstman we donate this amount to the Legion. Seconded by Tom Sparkman - motion passed.
~No additions or corrections from the May minutes.
~Kevin introduced representatives from each of our charities to the club as they received their checks. Kris Carson and Kathy Nichols accepted our donation on behalf of the F.R.O.G. Diner/1st United Methodist Church-Mulvane; Cara Leeds from the Mulvane Children's Fund; Lloyd VanDever and Pat Leon from the Kansas Honor Flight; Cheryl Boyes from Toys for Tots and Warren Johnson accepted on behalf of American Legion Post #136. Donations will be mailed to Mulvane High School and donations will be made to the City of Mulvane when the next rock is ready for a city park.
Jeff Cott from the Derby Informer was present to take pictures. Thanks to the newspaper, club members and Pat Leon with the Kansas Honor Flight for taking pictures of our event and presentation.
~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. It was determined at the June meeting that the club would not be purchasing this video and/or copies in the amount of $500. Members determined we would not be able to recoup our investment by selling DVDs of the video. Motion made and passed.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report. After all deposits, final expenses for the show and our charity donations, all is good as we go into collecting annual dues. Financial details will not be distributed via this newsltter. We have not paid certain obligations but they have been accounted for and we will be prepared to pay them. We continue to receive dues - as of this writing, about 50 members have not renewed their dues. If you are unsure if you have paid, please contact Steve Nichols or check the website to see if you have been marked as paid.
~If you were not at a club meeting and want to know specifics of our donations to the charities, please see Steve Nichols at the next meeting.
~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.
~Cheryl reminded members that we had received a very nice thank you from Ronald McDonald House for our recent donation of pull tabs. They are so glad to have us among their contributors and have invited us to an open house of their new facility or perhaps a private tour in the near future. These pull tabs add up - please keep saving them!!!
~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 - hopefully at the July meeting. IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP WITH THIS PROJECT IN ANY WAY - PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE OFFICERS. WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!!!
~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! Shows mentioned include the following:
*Lil Scoop Deuce - 6/30; Winfield Kansas Veteran Home Show; Newton Cars in the Park - 6/29; Derby Farmers Market - 6/29; Dole VA Center Show & BBQ - 7/4; Mulvane Parade & Ice Cream Social - 7/4; Show for the Fire Dept - Coleman Middle School - 7/7; National Oldsmobile Assn Show - 6/25-6/29 - to name a few.
***UPDATE - RiverFest Car Show at Century II..We had 13 members entered in the show and had a really good time. We hope that some of you will join us next year as we make an even bigger presence. Sam Hale and the River Fest folks do a lot for us and it's nice to be able to return those favors.
~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.
*We will be giving a donation to Mulvane High School to assist them in the Metals Department. They do a wonderful job making our trophies and it is exciting to be able to help this high school class. At this time any kind of scholarship for this class has been tabled as there are too many variables at this time. Our donation will be able to assist all kids in this class for the coming year.
*Kevin announced that the club has the opportunity to help the Mulvane Patriots Baseball Team by sponsoring a game and make it Marauders Night at the game. It cost $250 to sponsor the game - these are college kids from across the country that play summer ball and try to qualify for the NBC Tournament that is held annually in Wichita. This year the tourney will be held at WSU Eck Stadium while the new stadium is under construction. The game will be Wednesday, 6/26/19 and starts at 7:00PM at the Mulvane Sports Complex. All are welcome - bring your car and have a great night watching the Patriots. Jerry Fletcher made a motion to sponsor the game in the amount of $250 - seconded by Fred Cook, motion passed. Thanks to Kevin Cardwell for his part in organizing the Patriots Team a few years ago and helping these young men further their baseball careers.
*DUES ARE NOW DUE - IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID AND RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019/2020 - PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK TO MARAUDERS, P.O. BOX 151, MULVANE, KS 67110. IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER IF YOU RENEWED AND PAID - PLEASE CHECK THE !! SIGN UP A NEW MEMBER AND GET A $5 DISCOUNT ON YOUR CURRENT DUES.
*The Kansas Honor Flight is having a Golf Tournament and has invited the Marauders to have a team in this fundraising event. We currently have (2) members signed up - Doyle Phillips and Dale Heckman - we need (2) more players. If you interested, please contact Kevin Cardwell for more information at 316-207-5501.
*The next club sponsored club dinner will be Sunday, 9/22/19 at 1:00PM at the American Legion. MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATE !! Meal will be provided by the club - all we ask is that you bring your favorite treat for our famous "Potluck Desserts"! We will have a sign up list in August and be deciding on a menu in the near future.
*Since we donate regularly to the F.R.O.G. Diner at the Mulvane 1st United Methodist Church - Kevin suggested that the club consider getting a volunteer team together and going to the Diner to serve on one of their Thursday night dinners for all those who need a place to go and have a meal. Kevin will find out how many volunteers they would need and discuss a schedule with them so we can sign up. We will be discussing this opportunity at a future meeting.
*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.
**REMEMBER THEIR BIRTHDAY BASH ON SUNDAY, 6/30/19 FROM 1:00 TO 5:00PM.
*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, 7/18/19 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 Chuck Kerls in your thoughts, hearts and prayers as he is recovering from recent heart surgery. He is doing good and would enjoy a card, text or phone call while he is recovering. And his message to the club - "if something doesn't feel right, have it checked before it's too late!!!" Great words of wisdom - and can save your life!
*Also keep Becky Preston in your prayers as she is recovering from surgery after a recent fall. She too is doing well but would appreciate hearing from the club members.
*Wichita car enthusiast Doug Curfman recently passed away - he was not a member of the club but some of you may have known him. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
*And CONGRATULATIONS to Don and Sue Heersche as they recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and joining the "50 Club"!!! They had a wonderful open house to celebrate this special milestone with their family and friends.
*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.
*River Fest Car Show - Gary Cheever, John Saindon, Cheryl Boyes, Michael & Margaret Lafferty, Tom Sparkman, Merlin Koehn and Bonnie Fry. Also - Tom Sparkman and Michael Lafferty won Sponsor Awards.
*Buick Nationals - Tom Sparkman won BCA Modified Division Gold 1st Place and Best Modified Buick - Congrats Tom!
**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!
**THANKS TO STEVE NICHOLS FOR A "HUGE" BAG OF PULL TABS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. This organization is always grateful for our donations & participation!!!!! We received a very nice THANK YOU from them.
Revvin It Up / Dates to Remember
*Remember the weekly Friday night Cruise In at Central & West sponsored by Ron Wagoner
*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 ADSSDRESS, 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
*Dear Family & Friends,
Thanks for putting empty boxes back in the cabinet. There's nothing like having disappointment for breakfast.
*Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it the most never use it.
*Saw this great bumper sticker - think about it.............
"Honk if you love Jesus - Text while driving if you want to meet Him"
*Wife - "Wait for me honey, I'm just finishing my makeup."
Husband - "You don't need makeup dear!"
Wife - "Oh John - really???? That is so very sweet of you!"
Husband - "You need plastic surgery."
.....husbands just don't know when to be quiet!!!!
*Everything is funny as long as it's happening to somebody else. (Will Rogers)
*Strategic Retirement Plan - Rest....Relax......Repeat
*Thought for the day - One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!
*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-- 7/18/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or email@example.com