July 2016 Newsletter
“SMOKE AND GAS”
JULY - 2016
~Meeting was held Thursday, 7/21/16 and called to order at 6:45PM by President Kevin Cardwell at the Mulvane American Legion.
Thanks to the American Legion for another great dinner and at such a reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed the Mexican food.
~42 members and guests were present.
~There were no new members and one guest.
~A special thank you and gift card was also presented to Sonja Jackson from the Casino. Without this fantastic lady, this would be almost impossible to do. A gift card was also given to Levi - the Casino tech who took care of any issues we might have had that day. Thank you to these two folks along with the Kansas Star Casino.
~A gift card and trophy was presented to Cameron Carlson who sang the National Anthem at Showdown. She did a great job and we appreciate her willingness to help us with the show.
~A check and trophy was presented to the American Legion for their generosity in allowing the club to use their facility. We all can agree that it is wonderful to meet in this great room and be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. What a wonderful partnership the Marauders have with our American Legion Post.
~Steve Nichols gave the treasurer's report. The club's bank account is in great shape and all bills have been paid to current including those from Showdown. The next disbursements will be to the three charities from the car show.
~Steve gave a breakdown of the expenses for the Show and a suggestion of amounts to donate to our charities along with other suggestions for donation opportunities. He also reminded members of our 'fixed' expenses which include our monthly 'refreshment' tab at the Legion, annual report fee, our donation to the Legion for use of the building, club insurance and our website expenses.
~After some discussion, the club came to a consensus on the amount to donate to our three major charities - Kansas Honor Flight, Kansas Food Bank/Backpack Program and the local Toys for Tots. Each of these charities will be thrilled to learn that they are receiving more than the 2015 donation. Great job Marauders for helping these charities that service families, children and Veterans in our community and our state. Representatives from these charities will be presented checks at the August meeting. Please make a special point of attending this meeting as we present these donations.
OTHER CHARITY OPTIONS WE CAN CONSIDER FOR ASSISTANCE:
*Assist approximately 30 advocates from the ARC attend the Starbird-Devlin Show in January 2017. This is a donation we have done in the past.
*Mulane Children's Fund through the Mulvane School District to help children and families who need basic help with different issues. We donated to this group last year.
*If you have thoughts, suggestions or comments about these additional donations or any others, please let any of the officers know. We will discuss how to move forward at a future meeting.
~In years past the Marauders have donated stone signs for some of the parks in Mulvane. After discussion of doing that again, it was suggested that instead of a stone sign at a park, perhaps we could do one at the new Mulvane Library. A sign at the new library would be a great addition for the library and exposure for the club as we continue to assist the original purpose of Showdown with the beautification of Mulvane. Kevin will look into this opportunity at the library and advise at the next meeting.
~In addition to our donations to the charities we will also be planning another Marauders Party/Picnic. A date will be set in the near future and we are considering having the event at the Mulvane Sports Complex or at the American Legion. We will be checking with Hog Wild about catering the event again this year. If you have suggestions or comments regarding this fun event, please let us know. Kevin suggested that this would be a great time to invite anyone considering joining the club/membership drive. If there is someone that you would like to invite that is thinking about joining the club, they would attend at no fee.
~Kevin announced it was time for nomination and election of officers. After some discussion, the current officers were asked if they would consider continuing with their office for another year. After affirming they would, a motion was made by Jerry Fletcher that we retain Kevin Cardwell, President; Max Ayers, Vice-President, Cheryl Boyes, Secretary and Steve Nichols, Treasurer for the current 2016-2017 year. Seconded by Harry Funke, motion passed. Thank you to the officers for agreeing to continue to lead this great and generous club. But we cannot do it alone - we need ALL of you to help move us forward as we continue to fullfill our mission of helping others and promoting & enjoying our hobby.
~Kevin announced that he is working on a new design for Marauders club shirts with some pin-stripes. These would be good to be able to sell some additional club logo items at next year's Showdown event and for members to enjoy new shirts now.
~It was also suggested that we do another Club Calendar 2017. We made some additional funds from selling the calendars and the ads all sold quickly for each of the months. We will be checking into Envision doing the printing again and trying to set up members or others that would be willing to do some of the photo shoots along with places to take the pictures. If your business purchased one of the monthly ads and you would be willing to do so again this year, let us know and we will put your business on the list of places to take pictures. If you would participate by being in one of the photo shoots, please let us know.
AND - if you would be willing to help promote and organize this project with another member or two, please let us know. We were able to sell the calendars for $5.00 each - it was a fun project and gave the club additinal funds to share with others.
We look forward to hearing from you!!!
~UPDATE - Showdown in the Valley 2016:
CONGRATULATIONS MARAUDERS ON ANOTHER GREAT AND SUCCESSFUL SHOWDOWN IN THE VALLEY AT THE KANSAS STAR CASINO. WE HAD A GREAT SHOW IN SPITE OF THE POWER TOUR, OTHER SHOWS AND THE BAD WEATHER THAT CAME IN TOWARDS THE END OF OUR SHOW. AND THANKS TO SONYA AND THE CASINO FOR ALLOWING CARS TO STAY IN THE ARENA UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING BECAUSE OF THE RAIN AND STORMS.
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND THE THREE CHARITIES TRULY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO MAKE THE SHOW A SUCCESS FOR THEM AND ALL THE PARTICIPANTS. THE THREE CHARITIES WERE REPRESENTED WITH GREAT DISPLAYS AND VOLUNTEERS TO REMIND SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS WHY THE MARAUDERS WORK SO HARD TO MAKE THIS SHOW SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS. CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY AND VETERANS IN OUR COMMUNITY & THE STATE OF KANSAS WILL TRULY BENEFIT FROM THIS SHOW AND YOUR EFFORTS. ON BEHALF OF TOYS FOR TOTS/KRUZ'N FOR KIDS - I CANNOT PERSONALLY THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOU DO AND PROVIDE FOR THE KIDS SO THEY WILL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND KNOW SO MANY FOLKS CARE ABOUT THEM. NEVER LOSE SIGHT THAT TOGETHER WE ARE TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY LIVES - WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE BUT TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS!!!!!
AND - THE CASINO WAS THRILLED WITH THE PARTICIPATION AND ALL WE DO TO PUT ON A FIRST CLASS SHOW. NUMBERS MAY HAVE BEEN DOWN, BUT REVENUE WAS UP!
BE SURE TO PATRONIZE AND THANK OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SHOW. WE TRULY APPRECIATE ALL THEY DO TO SUPPORT US WITH SO WE CAN HELP OUR CHARITIES!!
WITH THE BLESSING OF THE CASINO WE WILL BE DOING SHOWDOWN ON THE SATURDAY OF FATHER'S DAY AGAIN IN 2017! WHAT A GREAT COMPLIMENT TO BE INVITED BACK! THANKS MARAUDERS - YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
**DUES ARE NOW DUE AS OF JULY 1ST!!! PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY AT THE AUGUST MEETING OR SEND YOUR CHECK TO STEVE NICHOLS, P. O. BOX 151, MULVANE, KS 67110. DUES ARE STILL $25.00.
AS SOON AS YOU PAY WE WILL PROMPTLY MARK YOU PAID ON THE MEMBERS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
~Our guest for the evening was Milt Mounts, owner of Essential-Images Photography. He gave a short presentation about his company and showed some examples of photography which included pictures of member Tom Sparkman's '55 Buick. Beautiful photos and he would be glad to discuss photo shoots for other members cars. Milt really enjoys doing classic car photography. If you are interested in getting a professional picture done of your favorite 'ride', please contact Milt at 316-841-1577. He will be glad to schedule a time and some different locations of your choice. He is also available at firstname.lastname@example.org or view his website at www.essentialimagesphoto.com.
~Jack Marinelli reminded members that the Starliner Car Show would be September 9th and 10th, tentatively at the same location - the Kansas Air Museum.
~Tom Sparkman announced the Wheatland Buick Club Show - event is on the website.
~Chris Middendorf reminded members about the 35th Annual Mulvane Old Settlers Rod Run on Saturday, 8/20/16. Registration begins at 8AM and awards will be at 2PM. The show is at St. Michael's Church parking lot at 525 E. Main. Pre-registration is $12 and day of show is $15. If you have questions, please contact Chris at 316-777-9273 or Tammie at 316-777-0679 or email@example.com. Pre
~With no further business, meeting was adjourned at 7:45PM.
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, 8/18/16 - AT 6:30PM at the Mulvane American Legion - PRESENTATION OF CHECKS TO OUR THREE SHOWDOWN CHARITIES!!
Nutz & Boltz Business
*AS OF THIS DATE - WE WILL NOT BE DOING ANY MORE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS WITH CAR SHOW SEASON UPON US. SHOULD THAT CHANGE -- WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND THE AMERICAN LEGION AT THESE MONTHLY BREAKFASTS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING THEM IN EARLY FALL.
*With sadness we inform you that member Sam Mobley passed away on July 7, 2016. Please keep his wife Virginia and family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving and sadness.
*Former member George Darnell passed away on July 14, 2016. Please remember his wife Billie and family in your thoughts and prayers now and the days ahead.
*Please be thinking of and praying for member Art Jenkinson as he continues to recover from his recent health issues including a recent hospital stay with pneumonia.
*Thank you from Cheryl Boyes for all your calls and thoughts & prayers these past few months during my illness. It is good to be back with all of you and look forward to being involved once again. You are a wonderful club and I love you all for all you do for me and the Marauders AND our communities.
*Please keep Scott Hansen and Julian Heersche in your thoughts and prayers as they both recover from some health issues and 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.
*Bruce Moran - Automobilia
**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' 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!!!!
**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
8/6/16 - WFO Car Show - Augusta
8/14/16 - Hooters & Hot Rods
8/18/16 - Club Meeting - Mulvane American Legion - 6:30PM
8/20/16 - 35th Annual Old Settlers Rod Run - Mulvane (contact member Chris Middendorf to volunteer)
8/27/16 - Shidler OK Car Show
9/9-9/10/16 - Starliner Car Show
9/10/16 - Rods N Ribs Car Show - Derby
9/16/16 - All Wheels Charity Poker Run/Bionic Burgers (see website)
**CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS!!!! If you need an 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
*Paddy and Murphy are havin' a pint in a pub, when some scuba divers come on TV. Paddy says, "Murphy, why is it them darn deep sea divers always sit on the edge of the boat with them air tanks on their backs, and then fall backwards out of the boat into the water?"
Murphy scratches his head and thinks for a minute and then says to Paddy, "Well that's easy. It's cause if they fell forwards, they'd still be in the flippin' boat!!"
Have a better answer................??????
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’!!!
NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY-- 8/18/16 - 6:30PM - MULVANE AMERICAN LEGION.
Thanks Marauders and “Keep Cruisin”
685-6590 or firstname.lastname@example.org