July 2020 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JUNE - 2020
HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A GREAT JULY 4TH DAY & WEEKEND & TAKE TIME TO PAY HONOR TO FAMILY, FRIENDS AND OUR VETERANS WHO HAVE DEFENDED OUR COUNTRY & FREEDOMS!
~The JUNE meeting was held Thursday 6/18/20 at 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
~We want everyone to decide for themselves when it is right to be out and attending meetings. We understand and look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months.
~A BIG Happy Birthday went out to Kevin Cardwell and Max Ayers. Hope you guys had a great day and many more!!
~It was great to have 30 members, officers and guests present for the June meeting.
~Thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary for a GREAT Taco dinner. It was very much appreciated.
~We had three (3) guests in attendance to share upcoming events. Amanda Ford with the Mulvane Chamber of Commerce reminded the club of the upcoming July 4th parade. (UPDATE - THIS EVENT/PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19). Carol Irvine with Lil Deuce Scoop announced their car show event for Saturday, June 28. And our own Sonya Jackson with the Kansas Star Casino gave a report on Showdown in the Valley.
~New member Ben Rees from Mulvane was introduced and welcomed into the club. Over the last few months we have had a few new members join the Marauders. Please take a minute to say hello to these new folks when they attend a meeting, introduce yourself and let them know we are glad to have them and that they have chosen to join our club. I know we all get busy at a meeting and especially now, as we are glad to see our 'old' friends - but please take a moment and look around and welcome new folks that might be in attendance.
~Also welcome Troy & Kim Dewald to the club. They have a 1959 Triumph Estate Wagon. We look forward to meeting them and having them join in our events.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report. All is well and we continue to receive dues and expenses are taken care of.
PLEASE BE REMINDED - DUES ARE NOW DUE!!! THIS IS A FRIENDLY REMINDER -- IF YOU HAVE PAID, YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL OR YOU HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS, NO ACTION IS NECESSARY. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR CURRENT DUES, TAKE A MINUTE AND SEND A CHECK - PAYABLE TO MULVANE MARAUDERS, P. O. BOX 151, MULVANE KS 67110. IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE LET STEVE KNOW SO WE CAN REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE CURRENT ROSTER AND WEBSITE.
~Club member Chris Middendorf reported that the Old Settlers Car Show is still on - at least for now. It is scheduled for Saturday, 8/15/20! Watch the newsletter and announcements for any changes to this show and others in the coming weeks.
~Steve Preston announced a car show on Father's Day at Bethel Church - all are welcome!
**During this time, be sure to check the website for upcoming shows & call to see if they are still being having their show & ask if they have any COVID19 requirements.
(New mandates & requirements are changing daily as we continue to see a spite in cases, so check with each show to ensure it is being held and what they require. We will try to keep the website events page as current as we can. IF you hear of a show that has been changed, postponed or canceled, please let us know!!)
~Please continue to 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 during these difficult times with COVID 19.
~Thank you to Steve Nichols for all the announcements and updates. As you all know - Showdown in the Valley is scheduled for 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. 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 and continue to do for our club and for our community.
You are a great club - - Stay safe - Wash your hands - Social Distance - and Take Care of yourself and others.
~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 HERE - 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 IS 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 our club & 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.
*DUES ARE NOW DUE AS OF JUNE 1!! If you have already paid your dues, Thank You - if you have not paid your current dues, please do so in the next few weeks. Dues are still $25.00 per year. Make check payable to Mulvane Marauders and mail it to Mulvane Marauders, Steve Nichols, P O Box 151, Mulvane, KS 67110. If you have questions regarding your dues or a payment, please contact Steve. If you aren't sure you have paid, please check the website and ensure you have a 'green check mark" by your name. If you have a "red X" we have not received your dues for 2020/2021!
~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??? SINCE YOU HAVE A BIT OF EXTRA TIME AS OF THIS WRITING - PLEASE 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 no 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 will be Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business
CLUB BREAKFAST WILL HOPEFULLY RESUME IN THE FALL. WATCH THE NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES!
*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 and other concerns and some recovering from surgery. Please keep our Marauders Family in your thoughts and continued prayers.
*Club member Robin Gunter is now at home recovering from surgery and taking chemo & radition treatment. She had a bit of a set back & recently returned to the hospital but is home once again and feeling better. Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers as she continues this treatment. Give Robin and Richard a call - I'm sure they would love to hear from you and Robin can hardly wait to get back to the meetings & to see all of the Marauders!! **UPDATE as of 7/1/20 - Robin will be going back to St Francis hospital on 7/2/20 for surgery in conjunction to ongoing infection she is experiencing. Please remember her (and Richard) in your prayers as she continues to struggle with these health issues.
*Remember the family of Ray Lacey in your thoughts & prayers as they mourn the loss of Ray on June 1. His wife Clara passed away 2 years ago on 5/31/18.
*Keep Kathy Nichols in your prayers as she has had some health issues as well. She is feeling better and glad she is home and improving each day.
*Remember member Frank Provenzano and family in your thoughts and prayers with the recent loss of his mother.
*Please keep the families of club members who we have recently lost in your prayers - they need to know we are still thinking of them.
**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 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!
*Lil Deuce Scoop Car Show - Jack Marinelli and Ralph Henderson
**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
*PER RON WAGONER - THE WEEKLY FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN AT CENTRAL & WEST HAS BEEN CANCELED. NEW MANAGEMENT WILL NO LONGER ALLOW THE CRUISE TO TAKE PLACE. THANKS TO RON FOR HIS 12 YEARS OF MAKING THAT HAPPEN EVERY FRIDAY FROM APRIL TO THE END OF OCTOBER. WE APPRECIATE IT & WE WILL TRULY MISS THIS WEEKLY GET TOGETHER!!
*7/4/20 - Mulvane 4th of July Parade - CANCELED
*7/18/20 - Draggin' Douglas
*8/15/20 - Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run
*Be sure to check that each show and event is still being held!
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 guy went down the street to a 24-hour grocery store. When he got there, the owner was locking the front door. The guy said, "Hey, the sign says you're open 24 hours." The owner said, "Yeah, but not in a row!!"
*A young couple drove several miles down a country road, not saying a word to one another. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither wanted to concede their position.
As they passed by a barnyard of mules & pigs, the husband sarcastically asked, "Are they relative of yours?"
"Yes, " his wife replied. "I married into the family!!"
*Lady to her doctor: "What I am worried about is my height and not my weight."
Doctor: Why your height???
Lady: "According to my weight, my height should be 7 feet 8 inches!!!!!"
*The best & most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
*Sometimes I wish I was an octopus so I could hug 8 people at once. (With things the way they are right now, I wish I could hug just one person and all of you!)
*Thought for the day - Just like the Beatles sang in the 60's - "All You Need Is Love" (What would the world look like if we all practiced love! In a troubling time when the world seems to be in such a mess - Let us practice kindness & love, respect & understanding, be slow to anger and show an abundance of love & patience!)
*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 WILL BE THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020!
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
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