August 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
AUGUST - 2019
~The August meeting was held Thursday 8/15/19 and called to order at 6:30PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion. Due to conflicting schedules, we did not have a meal prior to the meeting, however, we are grateful for Diana and her team and appreciate their willingness to make our other 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! We look forward to a meal prior to the September meeting!
~About 44 officers, members & guests attended the meeting.
~A warm welcome was extended to guests - George & Shelda Leach - who actually joined following the meeting. We are glad to have new members & look forward to getting to know all of you! A warm welcome was extended to member Karl Henderson from Springfield MO who is visiting and will be attending the Mulvane Old Settlers Show."
~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 Legion dinners.
~No additions or corrections from the July minutes.
~Jessie Johnson - a member of the Mulvane American Legion announced they would be doing a fundraiser at the Post for the Kansas Honor Flight. The event - "Tac-O-Bout a Party" will be Saturday, 11/2/19 5:00PM to 8:30PM. All proceeds will go to the Kansas Honor Flight on behalf of Wyatt the Warrior & American Legion Post #136. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS GREAT EVENT. There will also be raffles & a 50/50 pot. We are so blessed to have our partnership with the American Legion and all they do for the Marauders and Veterans. For more information, contact Jessie at 316-644-1970.
~Carl Fry and Mike Rickords (show producer) with Cars for Charity also gave a presentation to the club concerning the car show in January 2020. Because of a scheduling conflict between the show and Century II, Mike presented an opportunity where the Marauders might be able to help them out concerning entry and parking of the club cars for the show. The club agreed to help out with this scheduling problem. We need (7) cars that would be willing to help out with these special circumstances for the 2020 show. So far we have (3) members willing to help out - Kevin Cardwell, Jim Thomas and Gary Cheever. If you are going to this show and willing to help with this issue, please notify Cheryl or Steve. If you were not present at the meeting and plan on attending the Cars for Charity Show & need a brief explanation of this request - please contact Cheryl. Please let Cheryl know if you are going to be entering Cars for Charity 2020!
~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 14 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 announced that we still need 2 -3 golfers for the Kansas Honor Flight Golf Tournament Team. This is a 'comp' team and there is no expense to those on the team. This opportunity is due to our donation to KHF. Please contact Cheryl if you would like to be part of the Marauders Team - you guys can wear your club shirts and have a great day at Sand Creek Station in Newton. The event is Monday, September 30, 2019!
*Member Margaret Lafferty wanted the club to know about the 5th Annual Car Show at the Rolling Hills Senior Conplex on September 12, 2019. This event will be a free will donation and proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
*Cheryl also announced an addition to the 15th Annual Kruz'n for Kids event for 2019. A generous couple has donated (2) Snap-On Tool Boxes - a red one for Kruz'n for Kids and a black one to Ron Wagoner & the Food Cruise in November. These two events have decided to "raffle" these tool boxes. These are very nice & expensive boxes and well worth the raflle ticket price of $10.00 per ticket. Even if you have a big two-piece box, these boxes are great - sell your old one and use this new one if you are the lucky winner!!! This is going to be a great addition to these events and the opportunity to raise additional funds for Toys for Tots and the Kansas Food Bank. If you purchase a ticket - you do NOT need to be present to win. I am inviting the Marauders to purchase a ticket and help me get the word out to others via social media, friends, family, neighbors and/or co-workers. If you would like to purchase tickets or if you would be willing to take a few tickets to sell to friends, please contact Cheryl ASAP at 316-685-6590. If you purchase one red and one blue ticket you double your chance of winning and help 2 great organizations & folks right here in your communities! I would love to hear from you and would appreciate your help with this opportunity!!!
~In absence of Chris Middendorf, Max Ayers reminded members about the Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run/Car Show on Saturday, 8/17/19 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. All members are encouraged to support Chris & this great show.
~Steve Nichols announced that the International GTO Convention/Show will be held in Wichita at Century II
June 16-20, 2020.
~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.
~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.
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.
MULVANE OLD SETTLERS ROD RUN UPDATE ------
It started with a bit of rain but turned out to be a GREAT day - not too hot & by the time the sun came out, the show was over & time to go home! Chris announced there were about 160 cars - great raffle items - and a 50/50 pot.
After announcing the winner of the 50/50 - Chris Middendorf & family donated & presented the show's part of those funds to Cheryl Boyes & the Kansas Honor Flight. This donation was made in honor of Chris & Sherri's son Alex Decker. On behalf of KHF - THANK YOU to Chris, family and the show for their kind & generous donation to Kansas Veterans.
*And the Old Geezer's Advice Booth was quite the hit - they might want to report on their booth at the next meeting!!!! They had some profound words of wisdom!!!
*Jim Thomas announced that he had a few left over Lake Afton shirts for sale. He also ask the club to consider being the Feature Club for Lake Afton 2020 in the amount of $500. This will be discussed and voted on at the upcoming Marauders Club Dinner in September.
*Kevin announced the Fitzmier Family BBQ Rib Cook Off & Car Show to be held in the city park in Maize on Saturday, 8/24/19. This is a fundraiser for the Kansas Honor Flight in memory of their family member who was signed up for the flight but did not make it. Check the website for more details.
*Be sure and check out the Old Geezers Advice Booth at Old Settlers - some of best will be giving out "Free Advice" - good or bad -- right or wrong. If you have a question - they will have an answer!! It's worth a trip to Mulvane to check out this one of a kind booth in the park. These guys will be in the park noon to 9PM on Friday & 9AM to 9PM on Saturday. They will also be handing out literature & taking donations for the Kansas Honor Flight. A reminder to our members - if you are a WWII, Korean or Viet Nam Veteran and have not inquired about or taken this flight, please get an application! Should you have specific questions regarding KHF & these flights, please contact Danny & Cheryl Boyes. Some of our members have been on the flight & some are signed up to go. It's a trip of a lifetime.
*At the July meeting the club voted to sponsor a set of Corn Hole boards for the Tournament at Old Settlers. This event
will be held at the High School on Saturday and will benefit the Hoague family who is experiencing some serious health issues. We will then sell or auction the Marauders set of boards. One additional set was also purchased for this purpose too. Details to follow.
*Kevin will visit with the folks at the F.R.O.G. Diner at the Methodist Church about some dates for the Marauders to work a Thursday night serving dinner to those who need a meal and fellowship. Would be nice to give these faithful workers a Thursday night off. This will be discussed again at the September meeting.
*WE ARE GOING TO DO ANOTHER MARAUDERS CALENDAR FOR 2020! Steve Nichols contacted all of last year's sponsors/advertisers about joining us again for the new calendar. As of this meeting we still need about 6-7 more sponsors. WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SPONSOR UPDATES - CHECK WITH STEVE BEFORE COMMITING TO A SPONSOR!!! WE DON'T WANT TO TURN ANYONE DOWN BECAUSE WE NO LONGER HAVE MONTHS LEFT!!!!
**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 WEBSITE MEMBERS SECTION!
*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 (??), Dale Heckman & George Leach - we still a golfer or 2. If you are interested, please contact Kevin Cardwell for more information at 316-207-5501. The tournament is Monday 9/30/19 - we need to get our paperwork submitted in the next few weeks.
~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 Club dinner will be Sunday, 9/22/19 at 1:00PM at the American Legion. MARK YOUR CALENDARS 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.
*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, 9/19/19 AT 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business
CLUB BREAKFAST WILL RESUME IN NOVEMBER 2019!!
*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, back problems and other concerns and some recovering from surgery. Please keep our Marauders Family in your thoughts and continued prayers.
*Chuck Kerls is getting better every day and is out & about - and continuing his recovery from heart surgery. He hopes to join us at some upcoming shows and maybe the club dinner in September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so a card can be sent from the club.
*IF YOU WON AN AWARD AT A RECENT CAR SHOW AND AREN'T LISTED HERE - WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU SO WE CAN GET IT ANNOUNCED!
*Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run - Joe Johnson, Ron Bailey, Roger Brown, Don Heersche - 3 awards, Gerald Keck, Steve Nichols, Frank Henry, Karl Henderson, Steve Dale, Jim Parker, Scott Gimple, George Leach & Dan Egger.
Karl Henderson won the 'long distance' award coming from Springfield MO
Marauders won the Club Participation award with about 30 members at the show
**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.
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
*8/21/19 - Brookville Senior Living of Derby
*8/24/19 - Shidler OK Car Show
*8/24/19 - Ted Fitzmier Family Memorial Fundraiser
*8/24/19 - Potwin Car Show
*8/31/19 - All Wheels Show - Caldwell
*8/31/19 - Haysville Cruisin Days
*8/31/19 - 6th Annual Cowley Co Kids Car/Bike Show - Winfield
*9/7/19 - Larksfield Place Music & Motors
*9/13-14/19 - Thunder on the Plains Car Show - Hays
*9/14/19 - Sunflower Lodge Car Show - Davis-Moore Chevrolet
*9/19/19 - Club Meeting - Mulvane American Legion
*9/22/19 - Club DINNER & POT LUCK DESSERT - AMERICAN LEGION
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
*A police officer pulled a driver over and asked to see her license.
After looking it over, he said to her, "Ma'am, it says here on your license that you should be wearing glasses."
"Well officer, I have contacts," the woman replied.
"Look lady, I don't care who you know," the officer snapped. "You're getting a ticket anyway!!"
*You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. (Jay Leno)
*Facebook needs 3 buttons:
"Like" - "Dislike" and "Stop being stupid"
*Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way!!!!
*A motorist on his first visit to traffic court grumbled as the police clerk handed him a receipt for his fine.
"What am I suppose to do with this?" he asked.
"Keep it," the police clerk replied. "When you get 4 of them, you get a bicycle!"
*A game warden found a man standing at the edge of a lake, fishing pole in hand.
"Sir, you can't fish here," he said.
"I'm not fishing," the man replied.
"I'm just teaching my worm to swim!"
*Today be good to people, listen - without rushing,
Give the benefit of the doubt, smile - just because,
Notice the world & slow down - just a bit.
Choose kindness first, and tell those you love, that you LOVE them! (Rachel Marie Martin)
*I have never been hurt by what I have not said. (Calvin Coolidge)
*Thought for the day - PRAY BIG! Worry small...............
*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-- 9/19/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or email@example.com