May 2015 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS” FROM THE
~Meeting was held Thursday, 5/21/15 and called to order at 7:05PM by President Kevin Cardwell.
~About 44 members present.
~No new members or guests were present.
~Treasurer's report was given by Max Ayers. Checks continue to come in for Showdown and deposited. Max is going to the mailbox about every 2 days to collect checks and pre-registration forms. It was reported that there are about 55 pre-registered cars for inside the Arena and about 10 for outdoors. We have room for 88 cars inside. Balance is significant to date.
~ UPDATE ON KANSAS STAR/SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY
~Kevin thanked John & Carl Fry (Starbird-Devlin Car Show) for their help to have the show publicized via radio spots. There will be a live broadcast from the show with one of the radio stations.
~There are about 65 trophy sponsors - would like to have 83 or so. If you are a member and would like to sponsor a trophy for $25, please contact an officer or complete the appropriate form and mail it along with your check to Max Ayers at the Marauders post office box.
~WE NEED ALL MEMBERS TO HELP MAKE THIS A GREAT SHOW & ENSURE IT IS A FIRST CLASS EVENT.
The following members have generously stepped up to be team captains. Sign up sheets were available at the meeting. They are:
Steve Nichols - Parking
Ron Stalbaum - Door Prizes
STILL NEED DOOR PRIZES - MEMBERS PLEASE GET OUT TO YOUR FAVORITE STORE OR RESTAURANT AND TRY TO COLLECT ITEMS WE CAN USE FOR OUR DOOR PRIZES.
Kevin reported he had about 20 at his shop - we would also like to have 'biker' items as well since they will be entering and particiapting with us as well. PLEASE contact Ron Stalbaum if you have items that need to be picked up or you can contact any officer.
Jack Marinelli - Judging
Kevin, Kasey McDowell (Marauders webmaster) and judging committee are going to do a few test runs on the new judging software so we are ready to go on 6/20/15!!
Cheryl Boyes - Merchandise
Have 4 teams of 2 members on each team to take care of the merchandise table. We will have a variety of Marauders items to sell and will also have club application forms available for anyone wanting to join the club.
Scott Hansen - Registration
Scott indicated the very busy time will be in the morning. He hopes to have (2) teams of 5 volunteers each. If you and/or your spouse or significant other haven't signed up for a job, please call Scott or any of the team captains to see where you can help out.
Carl Fry - Gates
Gating will be like years past - those entering day of the event, will pay at the gate and be given a form to take to the registration table.
Harry Funke - Sponsorships/Vendors
It was reported that we have 2 vendor booths remaining. The 10 X 10 booths are $150 or $100 for club members. 25 are now committed.
David Orr - Friend of the Marauders - Motorcycles
~Kevin advised that we will have about 200 shirts available for our entrants and100 to sell and we will take pre-orders for the event shirt for our members - beginning at this meeting. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER AND WANT AN EVENT SHIRT FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE - PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. YOU CAN PAY AT THE NEXT MEETING.
The pre-orders for members are separate from the 200/100 for the day of the show.
Marvin the DJ will be outside so he can provide music, announcements and assist with door prizes. We would like him in place by 8AM or before on Saturday prior to cars/bikes entering. We will ask Marvin if he will bring his golf cart.
***EVERYONE NEEDS TO SECURE DOOR PRIZES - THE TEAM CAPTAIN CANNOT DO THIS ALONE - ALL KINDS OF POSSIBILITIES FOR PRIZES. PLEASE BRING WHAT YOU HAVE PICKED UP TO THE JUNE MEETING. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH, WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SHOW. LET'S NOT BE THE LAST MINUTE!!!
~Things are coming together for us to have a GREAT show and fun event. Thanks to the committee that has faithfully met each week since this idea was started with the Casino - you have done a super job of getting this organized and we appreciate each of you. THANK YOU!!!!!
~Working together we can make this a great event. WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU HAVE NOT VOLUNTEERED.
~DEADLINE FOR DOOR PRIZES IS JUNE 1 - JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY!!
NEW /OLD BUSINESS & MEMBER DISCUSSION:
~Jack reminded members about the car show in Gypsum, KS (SE of Salina) Sunday, 5/24/15. It is a free show and lots of fun. A group will be gathering at 7:30AM to travel to the show together.
~Cheryl announced the River Fest Cruise to be held Sunday, 5/31/15. This is a cruise/poker run - please see the website for details as this show starts at the Dillons in Andover and will cruise to Rose Hill, Mulvane, Derby and then to downtown Wichita to the Festival for the remainder of the show. Times and entry is included on the events page.
~Oxford Senior Living is requesting a few cars for a family event they are doing on Friday, 6/19/15 from 6:00 - 7:30PM. This event is also on the webpage. This is move in night for the Marauders show which could be difficult for our members.
~Jack announced that his friend with Roy Boy Productions will have a booth at the car show along with "pin up girls".
~Max reminded members about the Mulvane July 4th parade at noon. This is a great way for the club to remind the city of Mulvane that we are still committed to them and the community - and help a Veteran celebrate. If you are going to participate, they are asking that you allow a Veteran to ride in your car. They will be lining up at the Middle School.
~There was a nice article in the Derby Informer newspaper about our upcoming show. Thanks to the paper and Kevin's great comments to advertise the show.
~Cheryl and Max took orders from members for the event shirt. Member price is only $7.50.
~Be sure and check the club events section of the website for upcoming events. If you want an event added, please contact Cheryl.
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:55PM.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY - 6/11/15(EARLY) AT 7:00PM AT THE SADDLE CLUB. BRING ALL DOOR PRIZES TO THAT MEETING IF YOU HAVE NO ALREADY DONE SO!!!!!!
Nutz & Boltz Business*NO MORE BREAKFAST GET TOGETHERS UNTIL FALL!!!
If you have ideas about this monthly event and/or would be willing to plan this event, please let us hear from you!!!!
We will return to this monthly breakfast as a fall and winter activity.
Member News*Kevin Cardwell's sister passed away on Thursday, 5/7/15 - please keep Kevin and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they adjust to her loss.
*Glenda Downey is recovering from back surgery - please remember her as she is recovering over the next several weeks.
*Remember John Fry as he continues to recover from recent health issues from the last few months.
*In addition to recovering from a broken elbow while playing in the pond, Art recently fell (he wants to keep up with Jack Marinelli) and broke his ankle. He is doing good but please keep him in your thoughts and prayers too.
***It's important that we share with one another in our joys, successes and wins – but also those times of illness and loss. If any club member is ill or has had a family crisis, let Cheryl know at 685-6590 so a card can be sent from the club.
*Tulip Time-Belle Plaine - Don Heersche, Ralph Henderson & Robert Zimmerman
*Downtown Newton Show - Ron Bailey, Rex & Denise Sageser, Ralph Henderson, Rick Plush
**Congratulations to all those who recently won awards!!
If we missed listing 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.
As members attend area car shows, please let us know about winners. Feel free to send the information to Cheryl.
Marauders Doin' GoodPLEASE 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!!!!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
5/31/15 - River Fest Cruise & Poker Run
6/11/15 - Marauders Club Meeting
6/12/15 - Derby Classic Car Show at Atwoods parking lot
6/14/15 - Lake Afton Car Show
6/20/15 - SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY AT THE CASINO (Please volunteer to help at the show!)
6/21/15 - New & Improved Sedgwick County Zoo Show sponsored by the Zoo
7/4/15 - Mulvane 4th of July Parade & Veteran recognition
DO YOU HAVE A NEW ADDRESS, 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 or newsletters now!
(If you have an event you would like to have listed on the Events Page of the website, please contact Cheryl.)
ON THE LIGHT SIDE
*My wife and I went into town and visited a shop. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, "Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?" He just ignored us and continued writing the ticket.IF YOU HAVE A “CAR JOKE” (or any joke) YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE CLUB, PLEASE SEND IT TO CHERYL! **Remember, it has to be ‘printable’!!!
I called him an _ _ _hole. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires. We just laughed.
So my wife called him an even worse name, and as soon as he finished writing the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first, He started writing more tickets.
This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. He finally finished, sneered at us and walked away. Just then our arrived and we got on it and went home.
We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired - it's so important at our age!!!!! hahahaha
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 6/11/15- - 7:00PM at the Mulvane Saddle Club.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org