February 2020 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JANUARY & FEBRUARY - 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW DECADE & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL OF THE MARAUDERS!!!!
~The JANUARY meeting was held Thursday 1/9/2020 at 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion. Meeting was called to order by president Kevin Cardwell. This meeting was moved to the second Thursday because of the 2020 Cars for Charity Car Show. Diana and her team prepared another great meal for us prior to the meeting. We 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 30 officers, members and guests attended the meeting.
~Thanks for starting the year off great & 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 December minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the current treasurer's report. 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 continue to be received and paid.
~Club members were reminded about the Club Dinner and White Elephant Exchange in February.
~It was announced that Diana Nelson with the American Legion Post would be moving because of employment. There will be a gathering to wish her well and say goodbye - in the meantime if you see her at the Legion please say THANK YOU for all she has done for our club and the wonderful dinners and breakfasts she has done for the Marauders. We truly wish her well and hope she will be back soon!
~Next club breakfast will be Saturday, January 11 at 8:30AM at the American Legion. Remember we need at least 30 people to ensure we can continue with this great activity. Invite your family and friends, have a great breakfast and a special time of fellowship and fun.
~Steve Nichols announced that planning is now underway for Showdown in the Valley and committee meetings will start up in the next few weeks.
~Per an email from Cheryl - everyone who is attending Cars for Charity should have their instructions & paperwork by now. If not, please contact Mike Rickords with the Show. It will be a fun time. Special showshirts will be handed out on Thursday as we enter.
~The FEBRUARY meeting was held Thursday, 2/20/20 at 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion. Meeting was called to order by president Kevin Cardwell. Thanks for attending and supporting the club!
~About 30 officers, members and guests attended the meeting.
~A warm welcome was extended to Max Ayers' friend Mark Randle of Topeka.
~No additions or corrections from the January minutes.
~Steve Nichols gave the current treasurer's report. Club is beginning to receive show entries and vendor sponsor forms and fees. If you have not picked up and/or paid for your club calendars, please contact Steve ASAP. A few calendars are still available. All is great!!
~Max Ayers spoke to the club about a movie being made in Cow Town that needs 6-10, 1915-1933 "original"looking cars to be used in the movie - "Death Alley". If you have a car or know of someone else with this era car and are willing to put it in the movie, send a picture of it to Max at email@example.com.
~Kevin introduced our special guest for the evening - Mark Little. He spoke on Kansas Bill #2528. This bill is the Kansas Antique Tag Law that is being discussed in Topeka. The way Mark explained the current status of the Bill, this is something we should be in favor of. Please see more information at
*Mark suggested everyone go to https://actionnetwork.org/letters/kansas-antique-tag-law-house-bill?source=direct_link
This will allow you to send a letter to your State Representative. The letter is very simple as it is a form letter that you can just send or edit and personalize & then send. For those of you who were not at the meeting, the Bill as originally presented was to ease the requirement on antique vehicles. To better inform yourself, please go to the link and read it for yourself. You can also go to the Automobilia Facebook page and click on this link.(Steve had a difficult time finding the link & it did not work for him. It only worked when he copied it and pasted it on Google.)
This is an important House Bill for car enthusiasts - please educate yourself on this issue and then let your representatives know your thoughts on this State of Kansas issue.
THANKS to Mark for attending our meeting and the good discussion on the HB #2528.
~Club Dinner and White Elephant Exchange was held Sunday 2/16/20 at the American Legion and was a great event. Members, family and guests had great conversation, food and crazy white elephant gifts. Pictures of the dinner event are on the website photo gallery - take a minute and check it out. Pig In - Pig Out served delicious food and the desserts were wonderful as always. Thanks to our members for making the Marauders Potluck Desserts a favorite part of our dinners. Once again the 50/50 pot was fun and a few gift cards were given away. Our next dinner will be early Fall.
~Next club breakfast is Saturday, 3/7/20 at the Mulvane American Legion from 8:30AM to 10:00AM. Remember we need at least 30 members to attend breakfast to keep it going. Adults are $8, 6-12 are $5 and 5 & under FREE! This is our last breakfast before car show season begins. Come out and have a great breakfast and even better fellowship with your club members.
~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.
*CAR SHOW SEASON IS QUICKLY APPROACHING - PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.
~ALWAYS CHECK OUT THE "REVVIN' IT UP" SECTION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!
Upcoming events include the last Club Breakfast on March and Kansas Swap Meet at Century II March 13-14, 2020.
~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.
*UPDATE ON CARS FOR CHARITY SHOW JANUARY 17-19, 2020 AT CENTURY II. There were about 22+ in attendance. Thank you to the club members who offered to enter on Thursday but wait until Friday to set their cars. It worked out great and Cars for Charity truly appreciated our willingness to help them with this parking issue. Everyone was stanchioned in, we looked great and especially with our new red/black/white banners and matching shirts. We did not win the club award - Thunderbird Club won the club award - but we looked great and appreciate all of you who represented the club. Thanks to Richard and Robin Gunter for bringing a table, TV and the slide show so we could have that running during the entire show - AND - watch the Chiefs playoff game on Sunday afternoon. You guys are the best!!!
~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. Consider 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 always need to be willing 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.
*Steve gave an update on the current status of Showdown. Currently we have 9 rooms booked at the Hampton, 13 cars registered, 9 vendor booths sold and trophies are made. We will have flyers to hand out within the next 2 weeks and in time for the Swap Meet in March at Century II.
*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 BREAKFASTS - OUR CLUB BREAKFAST ON SATURDAY - 1/11/20 was well attended and everyone enjoyed the great food and fellowship. Mark your calendars for Saturday MARCH 7 for our last one before car show season.
~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.
~LET'S CONTINUE THE LEGACY OF THIS GREAT & CHARITABLE CLUB AS WE CRUISE
INTO A NEW DECADE & 2020!! "MULVANE MARAUDERS SUPPORTING GREAT CAUSES".
~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!!!
~NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 3/19/20 AT 6:30PM.
Nutz & Boltz Business
CLUB BREAKFAST WILL BE MARCH 7, 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.
*Julian Heersche had a heart attack while in Oklahoma during the holidays. He had surgery and has been released and home. He is doing good and up & about once again. Keep Julian and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Be sure to give him a call and see how he is doing.
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 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!
*Cars for Charity Show - Earl Gartrell, Merlin Koehn, Cheryl Boyes, Andy Trager, Bob Moorhouse, Kevin Cardwell, Doyle Phillips, Cooper Oliphant, Troy Pate, Chuck Kerls and Michael & Margaret Lafferty.
(If I overlooked a winner, please accept my apologies and let me know!)
**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
*WATCH FOR THE FIRST WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN AT CENTRAL & WEST SPONSORED BY RON WAGONER. SHOULD BEGIN ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF APRIL 2020!
*2/16/20 - Club After-Christmas Dinner & White Elephant Exchange
*2/20/20 - Club Meeting - Mulvane American Legion
*3/7/20 - Club Breakfast
*3/19/20 - Club Meeting - Mulvane American Legion
*4/4/20 - NSRA Appreciation Day - Rodger Linn/Peck KS
*4/11/20 - Bubba's 33 Car Show
*4/18/20 - 35th Belle Plain Downtown Festival
*4/25/20 - SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY CAR SHOW AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO
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
*Hate has 4 letters - so does Love
Enemies has 7 letters - so does Friends
Cry has 3 letters - so does Joy
Lying has 5 letters - so does Truth
Hurt has 4 letters - so does Heal
It's like life is a double edge sword! Transform every negative into a positive - It's your perception & attitude that makes the difference in how we feel and who we are!!!
*Instead of the "John", I call my bathroom the "Jim"!!
That way it sounds better when I say I go to the "Jim" first thing every morning!! (Maxine)
*Tithe if you love Jesus - any fool can honk!!!
*3 'old' Marauders are out for a walk...
1st one says, "It's windy isn't it?"
The 2nd one says, "NO, it's Thursday!"
The 3rd Marauder says, "So am I, let's go get a beer!!!"
*New Year's resolutions are something that go in one year and out the other.
*The difference between the short and long income tax forms is simple. If you use the short form, the goverment gets your money. If you use the long form, your accountant gets your money!
*Every moment is a fresh beginning!! Use it wisely.
*Thought for the day - Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life - but it will surely add life to your years!!
*In a world where you can be anything - Be Kind!!
*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-- 3/19/20 - 6:30PM AT THE MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or email@example.com