May 2020 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
MARCH/APRIL/MAY - 2020
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY/HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY/HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER AND HAPPY MAY DAY!
~The MARCH meeting was NOT held Thursday 3/19/20 and the APRIL meeting was not held Thursday 4/16/20 at 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion due to the "STAY AT HOME ORDER & THE COVID19".
NO CLUB EVENTS OR MEETINGS WILL BE HELD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND A DETERMINATION IS MADE THAT WE CAN GATHER. AS OF THIS DATE AND EVEN AS THE STATE/COUNTY LIFT THE ORDER AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 - WE STILL WON'T BE ABLE TO GATHER AS A GROUP.
*WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE TIME WHEN WE CAN ALL GET TOGETHER AGAIN & RESUME SOME SORT OF NORMAL LIFE - AT THIS POINT NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE WHEN THAT WILL BE OR WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE.
FOR NOW THE BEST THING WE CAN DO FOR ONE ANOTHER, OTHERS-INCLUDING OUR FAMILIES AND OURSELVES IS TO BE DILIGENT AND CAUTIOUS. IT IS BETTER TO ERROR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION THAN THE ALTERNATIVE!!
~I hope this newsletter finds you well and safe. These are indeed difficult days for all of us and it appears it may continue for a little longer or as long as it takes to complete the (3) phases set forth by the state and/or the counties. We recognize that this is an unprecedented time in history. The current situation has impacted each of us differently, and there are still many unknowns and questions yet to be answered.
~I wanted to reach out to all of you and let you know I/we are thinking of you, miss you and love you!
~There are things we can do to stay in touch and keep our lines of communication going throughout all of this uncertainty. Just like at my church and most of the American Legion posts are doing with their "buddy system", we too can continue to reach out to other members of the club with a phone call, email or text - just to check in with our fellow members & friends. At this time we all have a lot of time on our hands so if you are tired of cleaning the garage, basement, house, working in the yard, watching TV or a myriad of other things - take a moment to reach out to your fellow Marauders and let them know you are thinking of them and ensure they are doing okay.
~Please remember that in all we do the safety of each person and family is our number one goal and as a club we will continue to lean toward that end as we decide in the coming weeks when we will be able to gather, if it is safe to do so and always know that each member will need to make that determination for themselves. And we certainly will respect and honor those decisions.
~As we continue to move forward and regain some sort of "normal" - whatever that might be - let us celebrate each & every day and the opportunities offered to reach out and call a friend, a member of your church, your neighbors, family members or even a long-lost school friend.
~Let us celebrate the quiet moments of life where we can be still and know we are not alone.
~Let us celebrate this day the gift of loved ones and the memories we have of family gatherings and other past celebrations. And let us look forward to our next family gathering, church gathering and our Marauders Club meetings.
~Many club members have enjoyed the Mulvane Cruises each Saturday night. Thank you to those who have sent out notices that they were taking place. It's good to see our friends even if it's from our car.
~Thank you to Steve Nichols for all the announcements and updates. As you all know - Showdown was canceled and postponed from April 25 to Saturday, September 12, 2020. Since these are such uncertain times and no one really knows what each day, week and month might bring - we will keep you posted as we move forward with that date.
~Hopefully we will never forget how much we missed our normal way of life when it returns - and - never take it all for granted. Life is fragile as we have experienced during this time with the loss of two of our members and the illness of others.
As a Club we will continue to share and enjoy our hobby in addition to connecting with our communities and providing hope for those in need. Thank you for all you have done for our club and for our community.
You are a great club - - Stay safe - Wash your hands - Social Distance - and know that at some point in time, this too will pass and we will deal with whatever the 'new' normal and tomorrow might be.
~Club breakfasts are over for now - they will resume in the Fall after car show season. Watch for details at that time.
~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!
~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.
~IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER & SAVE:
SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY HAS BEEN POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO!!!
*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.
~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!!!
*AND PLEASE REMEMBER ALL OUR DOCTORS, NURSES, POLICE, FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE THAT ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO TAKE CARE OF US DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME.
~NEXT MEETING TBD!!
Nutz & Boltz Business
CLUB BREAKFAST WILL HOPEFULLY RESUME IN THE FALL.
*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.
*We are glad to hear that Jack Marinelli is doing much better and recovering from his hospital stay & illiness in February. Keep him in your thoughts as he continues his recovery.
*Please keep our club president Kevin Cardwell in your thoughts and prayers with his recent health issues. He is also feeling better.
*Club member Robin Gunter is now in Rehab recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from her brain. She is doing much better and hopes to go home in the next couple of months. Our thoughts & prayers are with her and Richard.
*Remember Steve Dale and Ed Roberts as they both are recovering from recent health issues and are doing much better at this time.
*Please continue to pray for the family of Marvin Ranich - our favorite DJ - who passed away March 15, 2020.
*In addition to the Ranich family - please keep the family of Chuck Downey in your thoughts and prayers - who passed away the end of March 2020. We loved these members and truly miss them.
*As most of you have heard - "Dancin" Don Hall from KEYN was tragically killed in a car accident on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 on his way to work. He was the voice of the Shockers at the WSU basketball games and loved Veterans and the car community of Wichita. He too will be missed!
**If I have missed anyone with a health concern, please let me know!!
~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
*WATCH FOR THE FIRST WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN AT CENTRAL & WEST SPONSORED BY RON WAGONER.
*ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ARE CANCELED AS OF THIS DATE.
(Watch the newsletter and announcements for updates of when club activities resume)
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 doctor addressing a large audience on the subject of nutrition & longevity told his listeneners, "The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous. But there is one thing that is most dangerous of all, and we all have eaten it or will eat it.
Would anyone care to guess what food causes the most grief & suffering for years after eating it?"
An elderly man at the back raised his hand. "Wedding cake?" (Haha - just a funny cuz we all love our spouses!)
*Why is the person that invests your money called a Broker?????"
*A boy was at the barber for the first time, and the barber asked him how he wanted his hair cut.
"Just like Daddy's," he replied. "And be sure to leave the little round hole on the top where his head comes through."
*Develope enough courage that you can stand up for yourself...then stand up for someone else. (Maya Angelou)
*I thought air was free. Then I bought a bag of potato chips!!
*If God is your Co-Pilot - swap seats!!
*If we could spread Love as quickly as we spread hate & negativity, What an amazing world we would live in. (Unknown)
*Thought for the day - Peace and Love start with a smile!
*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 TBD.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org