November 2019 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
NOVEMBER - 2019
~The November meeting was NOT held Thursday 11/21/19 - meeting was cancelled so members could go to the F.R.O.G. Diner at the Methodist Church in Mulvane and assist with the weekly dinner for local folks in need of a warm place to gather & share a meal. We look forward to the December meeting and to Diana and her team for a meal prior to the meeting. We 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!
~About 18 officers & members volunteered to help at the church. Thanks Marauders for stepping up and serving others and showing our communities how much we care and support all of them. Those members scheduled to volunteer and help at the church are: Steve Nichols, Marc Bitler, Dick Cole, Doug & Jean Horstman, Jerry Fletcher, Dave Oliphant, Ron & Roberta Bailey, Ed Johnson, Ron Cummings, Don Heersche, Barry Burchett and Max Ayers. WEAR YOUR ORANGE VOLUNTEER SHIRT. Everyone needs to be at the south side of the Methodist Church, 107 S Central Avenue by 4:30pm as we start serving at 5:00pm.
~Thanks for supporting the club meetings & other activities - 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 October minutes.
~No treasurer's report for November. However, all is well & not much has changed since the last meeting. We have not paid certain obligations but they have been accounted for and we will be prepared to pay them. Calendar payments have already been received - thanks for paying early!
~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.
~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. We are winding down the season - so get out and enjoy the few shows that are left.
**CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THESE AND OTHERS!!
**Upcoming shows include HOBO Happenings, 11/23 and Cars for Charity in January.
~ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!
~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.
*THE CALENDARS HAVE BEEN ORDERD!! A HUGE Thank You to Don Heersche for being the Team Captain for the Calendar Project and to Steve Nichols for taking the photos and all of you for ensuring we had cars at each shoot. We are still anticipating the calendars will be done by the November meeting. We had a record number of cars participate - 45 - and could not have done this project without all of you!!!
CALENDERS ARE $5.00 - IF YOU HAVE NOT ORDERED YOUR CALENDARS, PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL OR STEVE ASAP. Orders will be placed in the next (2) weeks!!!!! Great Christmas gifts for friends and family!!
~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!!!! WE NEED SPONSORS FOR 2020 - PLEASE BE THINKING ABOUT FRIENDS, FAMILY OR ANYONE YOU KNOW INCLUDING BUSINESSES - THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE SHOW AS A MAJOR SPONSOR. WE WOULD BE THRILLED TO HAVE NEW BUSINESSES JOIN US AS WELL - AS A SPONSOR AT ANY LEVEL. If you need information on sponsorship - contact Steve Nichols for details.
**We all need to be thinking of ways to improve each show from year to year! If you have an idea but you do not want to contact the person or business yourself, let us know and we will take care of it.
*Thanks to all members who were able to support American Legion Post #136 Taco-A-Bout A Party at the post on Saturday November 2, 2019. This event was a HUGE success - congrats to the post & participants for donating funds to the Kansas Honor Flight. Remember - we have members who have been on this flight so our members are also benefitting from this fundraiser as well as the funds the Marauders donate to the KHF. Bob Barr just returned from a recent flight - ask him about his trip and you will see why it is so important to support this great organization. If you know of a WWII, Korean or Vietnam Veteran that would qualify for this trip of a lifetime contact Cheryl for information or visit KansasHonorFlight.org.
*It has been brought to our attention that the American Legion Post #136 is needing to repave the parking lot - this will be a big undertaking and cost about $60 - 70,000. Legion members are working on fundraising ideas for this project and ask the club if they would be interested in helping. Several ideas were mentioned including a car show at Post 136 some time in 2020. Since the club show is in April 2020, it would have to be some time after that. Barry Burchett made a motion that we help the Legion with a car show next year to help with the paving project, motion passed. This will be discussed in the coming months.
*Next club dinner will be after the first of the year and the hustle & bustle of the holidays. It will also be our "white elephant" exchange - be looking around the house and garage and save those "treasures" to share with someone else.
*It was announced another car club will be doing a car show at the Kansas Star Casino. WAM - Wichita Area Mopars will be having their annual show at the Casino In June 2020. This is not a show open to "all" cars - this is for Mopars only. Should not interfere or have any effect on our Showdown in the Valley in April 2020.
*An email has been sent to Jay Leno - as an honorary member of the club - we are hoping he might consider donating a special item to the Marauders for us to use at our Show and attract participants.
*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 CLUB BREAKFAST WILL BE SATURDAY - 12/7/19 - 8:30AM. Adults - $8, 6-12 - $5 and kids 5 and under - Free! MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATES!! 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 additional 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!!!
******NOVEMBER MEETING IS CANCELLED - A FEW CLUB MEMBERS WILL BE VOLUNTEERING AT THE F.R.O.G. DINER IN MULVANE. This will be a great opportunity for the club to be out in the community and give the faithful staff at the church a "night off"!!! If you signed up to help at the meeting - please meet at the church.
FOR THIS DATE - WE HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS!! THEY CAN ONLY ACCOMODATE A FEW VOLUNTEERS!
*WE WILL TRY TO DO ANOTHER THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE CHURCH AT A FUTURE DATE!
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MEETING SCHEDULE - PLEASE CONTACT US!!
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 12/19/19 AT 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business
CLUB BREAKFAST WILL BE DECEMBER 7, 2019 & JANUARY 11, 2020! MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
*THE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS ARE THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - 8:30AM to 10:00AM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING WITH A GARAGE CRAWL AFTER THE BREAKFAST, LET US KNOW SO WE CAN GET IT SCHEDULED FOR ONE OF THE UPCOMING BREAKFASTS.
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.
*Please remember Tom Sparkman after his recent hospital stay and health concerns.
*Keep Dick Cole's wife Barbara and her family in your prayers and thoughts as Barb's mom recently passed away.
*Remember Marsha Hills as she continues to recover from recent back surgery.
*Keep member Craig Wilson and his family in your thoughts and prayers with the recent loss of his dad.
The Marauders Family cares about all members and it is our desire to support each and every one.
**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.
*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!
**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 - No more Cruise Nights after the end of OCTOBER.
*11/21/19 - Club Meeting - CANCELLED
*11/23/19 - Hobo Happenings - Douglass
*12/7/19 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*12/19/19 - Club Meeting
*1/11/20 - Club Breakfast - American Legion
*1/17-1/19/20 - Cars for Charity Car Show
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
*Riddle - I can be hot or cold, I can be made of fruit, vegetables or meat - but whatever way you have it, you can see it on a Thanksgiving table and I am a special treat - What am I????????? (See end of this section!!!)
*Want to really freak out your family on Thanksgiving?? Add (2) extra turkey legs to the turkey when it's in the oven.
*Always be a little kinder than necessary. (James M. Barrie)
*On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment -- "halftime"!!
*Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday - people travel thousands of miles to be with people they see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. (Johnny Carson)
*Thought for the day - I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou)
*BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER & PRACTICE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!
*At this very special time of year it is so easy to get caught up in our busy lives. From New Years Day & resolutions to spring cleaning & activities, and summer vacations & school to the holidays and cold weather -- as most of us know, life can come and go as quickly as the seasons. That is why it is so important for us to pause & be still, reflect, love one another, serve others and feel gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING MARAUDERS - ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY & BE GRATEFUL!
*Answer - A pie!!!
*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-- 12/19/19 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org