July 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JULY - 2019
~The July meeting was held Thursday 7/18/19 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 their willingness to make our meetings extra special with a meal. This is a great time to fellowship & get to know one another & new members. If you see Diana and her team, please tell them thank you!
~About 40 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~A warm welcome was extended to new members Dave & Beth Oliphant and their several cars/trucks. We are glad to have you & look forward to getting to know you!!
~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.
~No additions or corrections from the June minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report. All is well & we are in a good place financially since distribution to our charities. 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 30 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. You can pay at the next club meeting 8/15/19 or mail a check for $25 and payable to Mulvane Marauders to P. O. Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110.
~Cheryl thanked the club for their faithful support of the USMC Toys for Tots program and for another very generous & wonderful donation. The check for Toys for Tots will be presented to the Marines at the 15th Annual Kruz'n for Kids Charity Car Cruise on Sunday, October 27, 2019! Mark your calendars & SAVE THE DATE!! This donation will help provide toys for children in our communities and ensure they have a bright & merry holiday and confirm they are loved and cared about. Another great example of Marauders doing what they do best - helping, caring & serving others!
~Cheryl announced that club member Bruce Moran was helping Bubba's 33 Restaurant with a car cruise-in/show on Sunday, 8/11/19. Also - the 7th Annual AG Ace Hardware Benefit Car Show (for CMN) on Saturday, 7/20 and the Beauties & Beasts Show on Sunday 8/21/19 at Twister City - the show benefits this animal rescue group.
~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 a few 2019 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.
~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.
~Club members were reminded of the Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run which will be held Saturday, 8/17/19 In Mulvane at St. Michael's Catholic Church parking lot. Member Chris Middendorf has put on this show for more years than he can remember and welcomes all members to participate. Starts at 8AM and done by 2:30PM. Contact Chris at 316-992-1815 for details.
ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!
Several shows were mentioned - all can be found on the Marauders Website under "Club Events".
~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.
*Kevin announced that during the Mulvane Old Settlers event, several of our members will be having an Old Geezer's Advice Booth! We can all only imagine where and how this will go! They are club members but will not be doing this on behalf of the club! It will be fun and the booth will be staffed on Friday & Saturday - so if you need some "advice", this booth is for you! I'm sure they will have some stories to tell and share - and we hope they make us all proud!!!!
*OFFICER ELECTIONS - Nominations were opened to the club - after brief discussions and no additional nominations - motions were made & seconded to maintain each current officer for another year. Motions passed and officers will remain the same for 2019 - 2020:
President - Kevin Cardwell
Vice-President - Harry Funke
Treasurer - Steve Nichols
Secretary - Cheryl Boyes
As Steve said - we hope it's Congratulations and not condolences!!!! Please know this is YOUR club, these 4 officers only try to guide and direct - if you have suggestions, questions or concerns, never hesitate to contact an officer.
Thank you for for your vote of confidence - we are glad to be able to serve this great club for another year!
~Kevin announced an opportunity for the club to help a family in need!! The Stephanie & Jeff Hoag family is suffering a major health crisis - friends and family of the couple are doing a fundraiser at the Mulvane Old Settlers event to benefit & help the family. They will be having a 'Corn Hole Tournament'. Boards are being built for the event and family & friends can sponsor a set of boards which will include logos and/or names. Kevin suggested the Marauders sponsor boards for this event in the amount of $300 - the boards will have our logo. There will be 30 boards and each set will be auctioned or put up for sale after the event to provide additional funds for the family's medical expenses. A motion was made by Max Ayers and seconded by Danny Boyes that the club sponsor one set of boards for $300 to help this family in need. There were several suggestions about the club buying back our boards and doing a raffle for the Marauders Corn Hole Boards at Showdown or our club picnic! Be sure to stop by this fundraiser at Old Settlers and see the Maruaders Club boards - held from noon to 9PM on Saturday of Old Settlers.
*WE ARE GOING TO DO ANOTHER MARAUDERS CALENDAR FOR 2020! Steve Nichols will contact all last year's sponsors/advertisers about joining us again for the new calendar. After we have heard from them, we will open up advertising space to new folks. We feel confident most will renew their spaces/months.
**We would like to start photos by September 1st so we can have photos complete and all information to Envision for printing so we can have the calendars available by the November meeting. They make fun Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers for family & friends.
**WE NEED HELP!!!! IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP SCHEDULE/ARRANGE PHOTO SHOOTS, PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU - WE NEED LOTS OF HELP TO GET THIS ACCOMPLISHED.
**IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT YOUR CAR IN A PHOTO SHOOT - PLEASE CONTACT STEVE NICHOLS OR CHERYL BOYES. This is a fun and most worthwhile project & provides additional funds! WE NEED YOU!!
*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.
~IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER & SAVE:
SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO!!!
*Contracts with the Kansas Star and the Hampton have been signed - committe meetings will begin in the next few months. Be thinking about how you can help & be ready to volunteer! We need every member to make this great show even greater!!!!
~Brookville Senior Living of Derby - August 21, 2019 from 5:30-7:00PM. This is an event for the residents and includes a cookout & small car show. Your meal will be provided - please contact Steve Nichols if you are able to attend. We have supported this group previously - so far those attending are Steve Nichols, Steve Preston, Dave Lerch, Jerry Fletcher and Doyle Phillips. As of this newsletter, there is still room for a couple more cars!
*The next 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. After some discussion about the menu - a motion was made by Jerry Fletcher & seconded by Robin Gunter that we do a "Summer Picnic" with hamburgers, brats, hot dogs with all the trimmings and a couple of "picnic" sides. Motion passed. We look forward to another fun time of a great meal & fellowship.
*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.
*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. 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'!!! FLY YOUR FLAG & HONOR OUR VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MEN & WOMEN. 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, 8/15/19 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 and some recovering from surgery. 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.
If any club member is ill or has had a family crisis, let Cheryl know at 685-6590 or email@example.com so a card can be sent from the club.
*Chevelle Show-Springfield MO - Michael & Margaret Lafferty
**Congratulations to all those who received awards during Car Show Season - we look forward to another great year!Li
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
*7/25/19 - 7/28/19 - KKOA - Salina
*7/27/19 - Haysville Cruisin Days
*8/3/19 - Brick Street Nationals/WFO Show - Augusta
*8/15/19 - Club Meeting - American Legion
*8/17/19 - MULVANE OLD SETTLERS CAR SHOW
*8/24/19 - Shidler OK Car Show
*8/24/19 - Ted Fitzmier Family Memorial Fundraiser
*8/31/19 - All Wheels Show - Caldwell
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
*My boss pulled up to work in his new sports car this morning, and I complimented him on it.
He stepped out of his car, put his hand on my shoulder and replied, "Well, if you work hard, set goals, stay determined and put in long hours, I can get an even better one next year!!"
*No one heals themselves by wounding another.
*What's the difference between a northern fairy tale and a southern fairy tale??
A northern fairy tale begins, "Once upone a time..."
A southern fairy tale begins, "Y'all ain't gonna believe this....."
*Why does a person believe you when you say there are 4 billion stars in the sky
but checks when you say the "paint is wet:"
*Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you - No one would believe it!!!
*A man is taking a walk. A woman is walking her dog on a leash. As they approach one another - the dog rushes towards the man. The man is alarmed but the woman promptly assures him - "It's okay, he doesn't bite. But he does drool, climb, bark, scratch, growl, shed, lick, sniff and pee in the house and on your leg!!"
*No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
*To My Children:
Never make fun of having to help me with computer stuff -
I taught you how to use a spoon.
*Thought for the day - Life is a journey - not a destination!!!
*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-- 8/15/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org