February 2016 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
FEBRUARY - 2016
~Meeting was held Thursday, 2/18/16 and called to order at 7:00PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion.
~38 members and guests were present.
~Steve Nichols gave the recent treasurer's report. Since the last meeting, $250 was paid for website development and $228 for vendor contract, receipt and t-shirt/trophy sponsor forms for Showdown in the Valley. Only outstanding bill is for the remainder of the website development.
~ There was a presentation from Greg Clark for his company, Extreme Radiance Detailing from Hutchinson. In addition to the presentation, he indicated he would be joining the club in June.
~Sam Hale and Ann Keefer attended the meeting and gave an update and presentation concerning Blacktop Nationals and River Festival.
Sam is a volunteer for River Fest and has agreed to head up the car show for 2016 and Ann is employed by River Festival. As a clarification - River Festival does not own Blacktop Nationals - they are only coordinating the show along with their event. They would welcome volunteers and invited the Marauders to participate and show their cars. He also discussed the security of the vehicles, the layout of the show and ask for any feedback from our members.
~UPDATE - Showdown in the Valley 2016:
Flyers should be available by next week as registration kicks off at The Chill Car Show in Park City. The volunteer work schedule for The Chill was reviewed by Kevin.
Friday - 2/26 - noon to 5PM -- Jack Marinelli, Steve Dale & Gerald Keck
Friday - 2/26 - 5PM - 10PM -- Kevin Cardwell
Sat - 2/27 - 10AM - 4PM -- Jerry Fletcher & Bob Bare
Sat - 2/27 - 4PM - 10PM -- Steve Nichols, Barry Burchett & Cheryl Boyes
Sun - 2/28 - All Day -- Jack Marinelli & Steve Dale
Steve Nichols discussed the layout of the Arena for Showdown and additional vendor space.
Also discussed the addition of a 4 post lift and a bike lift as Grand Prizes. More to follow in the coming weeks.
~It was announced we still have about 10 Club Calendars for sale. It's still not too late to give these to friends. $5.00 each.
~Talked about the feedback on the new website and so far it has been very positive. We still have a few bugs to workout, but rest assured we are working on that. We still welcome your input! Thanks Marauders!!
~THE NEXT MARAUDERS BREAKFAST WILL BE SATURDAY, 2/20/16, 8:30AM AT THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE
MARCH BREAKFAST WILL BE 3/19/16!
~Fred Cook announced that there would be another Mulvane 4th of July parade. Mark your calendars!!!
~There is going to be a "Battle of the Car Clubs" challenge at the Kansas International Dragway on March 12, 2016. We know there are some great racers in the club to represent us and lots of members to cheer you on!!! Gates open at Noon and we believe racing will go untill about 6:00PM. We are still checking on specifics. Here is the perfect opportunity for some bragging rights with our other car clubs in town. Bring out the race car or hot rod and let's have some great fun with not just our own club but friends from the other area clubs. Free vendor space for all clubs, $100 to the club with the most participants, Fastest Club gets facebook credit and bragging rights. $25 to race and only $5 for spectators. Let's join in the fun - the Marauders do a lot of great charity work and help others now it's time to show we have some "fast" cars too.
IF you plan on racing, please let Cheryl know so we have some idea how many will be representing us. This is for our purposes only. Racers will still need to "enter" at the track. If you are going to spectate, we will set a place to meet & time to leave IF you want to cruise out together. Otherwise, you can go on your own. Racers can get together to go out as a group if you would like.
WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON ANY INFORMATION WE CAN FIND OUT!!
~It was Gerald Keck's birthday and his wife Jenean provided pie and ice cream for everyone. Happy Birthday Gerald and thank you Jenean for the special treat!!!!!
~We have another great opportunity to support the Mulvane American Legion and get together and have a good dinner. The Ladies Auxiliary is having a "STEAK FEED & PIE AUCTION" on Saturday, 3/5/19 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. They will be serving an 8oz sirloin steak, baked potato, salad & roll for just $10.00 per person. Cannot beat a deal like this one - another fun opportunity to have a nice dinner with your club members. They are asking everyone to RSVP BY MARCH 1st so they can purchase enough steaks for everyone who wants to eat & participate but NOT purchase more than what they will need. If you are interested please RSVP to Tracy Kinnick at email@example.com or 316-347-6305!!
~Give a HUGE WELCOME to the following new Marauders club members:
*Mark & Heather Eddingfield - Mulvane - this is actually a welcome BACK to Mark - he has been a long time club member
*Joe & Morgan Eddingfield - Mulvane
*Greg Fritzmaurice - Mulvane
*Brian & Michelle Hedden - Mulvane
*Jim & Pam Hedden - Mulvane
We are glad you have joined the club and look forward to meeting all of you & getting to know you!!!!
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 3/17/16 - AT 7:00PM at the Mulvane American Legion.
Nutz & Boltz Business*THE MARCH BREAKFAST WILL BE SATURDAY, 3/19/16 AT 8:30AM AT THE AMERICAN LEGION.
WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BREAKFAST - MEAL IS DELICIOUS AND ALLOWS US THE CHANCE TO EAT AND VISIT AND NOT BE RUSHED OUT. IF YOU HAVE NOT JOINED US, WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU AT THE NEXT ONE. FOR ALL THE OTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN ATTENDING, WE APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION!!
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION.
Member News*Please keep Art Jenkinson in your thoughts and prayers as he has had some health issues & not feeling well.
*Remember Larry Taylor as he is recovering from recent surgery.
*Great to see Sue Heersche and Jean Horstman at the breakfast and recovering from their surgeries.
**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.
**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!!!!
**We received another huge THANK YOU from Ronald McDonald House for our last pull tab donation. They love our participation!
REVVIN’ IT UP/DATES TO REMEMBER
2/20/16 - Club Breakfast
2/26 - 2/28/16 - Park City Chill & Marauders Club Booth
3/5/16 - Steak Feed & Pie Auction at the Mulvane American Legion (NEED TO RSVP)
3/12/16 - Car Club Challenge at Kansas International Dragway
3/17/16 - Club Meeting
3/19/16 - Club Breakfast
6/18/16 - 18th Annual Showdown in the Valley at the Kansas Star Casino
CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS!!!! If you need event added to the events page, please notify Cheryl Boyes.
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, newsletters or announcements!!
(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
*A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie.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’!!!
He decides to test it on his family at dinner one evening.
The father asks his son what he did that afternoon after school.
The son says, "I did some homework."
The robot slaps the son!!
The son says, "OK OK, I was at a friend's house watching movies."
Dad asks, "What movie did you watch?"
Son says, "Toy Story."
The robot slaps the son yet again.
Son says, "OK OK, we were watching X rated movies."
Dad says, "WHAT????? At your age I didn't even know what an X rated movie was all about."
The robot slaps the dad.
Mom starts laughing and says, "Well, he certainly is your son!!"
The robot slaps the mom.
Robot For Sale...................................
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 3/17/16 - 7:00PM - MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org