From the ex officio President!

November 2017


Greetings All!

The November meeting of the Keystone Kruisers Car Club took place on November 2, 2017 at Cabin Green Golf Club. After a delicious meal, we got down to business. There were 31 members present. For those of you unable to attend, here is a recap of same:

President Anderson reported that we currently have 45 members for 2017. Thankfully, there are currently no members sick or injured. The President also relived (and reviewed) the 2017 Mystery cruise, you know, the annual fall ride! This year there were 10 cars, 19 people, and we traveled 127 miles! For further details, see previous correspondence sent by me.

As our bylaws require, the election for next year's Officers took place. The floor was open to any and all nominations. After discussion, a hand vote was taken and the following members were elected to lead the club in 2018:

  • President - Randy KRUSE
  • Vice President - Bill JOHNSON
  • Secretary - Russ COLLAR
  • Assistant Secretary - Belinda OLINGER
  • Treasurer - Sherry MONTGOMERY

    We thank all members who have served in the last year, and in previous years. They all contributed to help make our Club what it is today. Thank You.

    The Christmas Giving Program was discussed and it was decided by hand vote to donate to the following in the monetary amounts listed:

  • Mechling-Shakely Veterans Center, Cowansville, PA - $1000.00
  • Orphans of the Storm, Kittanning, PA - $250.00
  • Salvation Army, Kittanning, PA Post- $250.00
  • The K-9 Unit of the Armstrong County Sheriff's Department - $250.00

    Total to be donated - $ 1,750.00, all within and around Armstrong County, to support our local businesses and agencies.

    We shall meet on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Franklin Village Park N Ride, East Franklin Township, (By McDonald's) to deliver the checks in person to the above listed recipients. It's always a great time, and a time to humble ourselves to realize just how fortunate we are. Please make an effort to attend.

    As previously reported, our annual Christmas Party shall take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Cabin Green. The party starts at 6:00 PM, and we shall eat shortly thereafter. For those of you that have not yet signed up, applications for both the Christmas Party and Membership renewal can by found on our website under "Events."

    Payment for the Christmas Party is due no later than November 20, so that an accurate headcount can be submitted to Cabin Green. Checks for both the Christmas Party and Club membership renewal shall be made payable to "Keystone Kruisers" and sent to Assistant Secretary Belinda OLINGER.

    Roy WILLIAMSON still has a 12 - 14 foot Frazier tree available for the asking. If interested, contact Roy.

    Secretary MONTGOMERY reported that we currently have $4,358.00 in our bank account.

    Folks, be sure to visit our website. It now has a video of our 2017 cruise. Vice President JOHNSON has put a great deal of time and effort into producing one heck of a video! It'll bring back warm memories (as we suffer through the long winter ahead!)

    As with last year, there shall be no regular meeting in December, January, February or March. Mark your 2018 calendars now - The next scheduled meeting shall be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Cabin Green. 6 to eat / 7 to meet!

    Hope to see you all at the Christmas Party!

    Until then, stay safe