From the President!

Noveber 2018

KEYSTONE KRUISERS
22 YEARS STRONG...AND STILL GROWING!

Greetings to all!

The November meeting of the Keystone Kruisers Car Club was held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Cabin Green Golf Club. There were 24 members in attendance. After a delicious dinner, we got down to business. For those of you that were unable to attend the meeting, what follows is a brief recap of same.

President's Report:

  • The menu for the 2018 Christmas party was given to the Cabin Green staff.
  • The Keystone Kruiser's Christmas Party shall be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Cabin Green Golf Club. The annual shindig starts at 6:00 pm, so don't be late! The cost is $15.00 per person. The final date to place your reservations with Assistant Secretary Belinda OLINGER for the Christmas party shall be November 15, 2018. No reservations shall be accepted after November 15th. Make your reservations now!
  • Dues for 2019 are payable to Assistant Secretary Belinda OLINGER. The cost shall remain the same as in previous years, fifteen ($15.00) dollars per family, per year, if paid on or before December 31, 2018. On January 1, 2019, and later, the cost of renewal shall be twenty ($20.00) dollars. Pay your dues early and save!

    Vice President's Report:

  • Absent due to illness

    Secretary's Report:

  • Reported that on October 21, 2018, 5 cars enjoyed the "Mystery Cruise." Dinner was at the Farmer's Inn, and a good time was had by all.

    Assistant Secretary's Report:

  • We currently have 19 members that have already renewed their membership for 2019.
  • As above, the deadline for a $15.00 renewal is December 31st. After that, the renewal shall be $20.00.
  • Belinda is collecting reservations and monies for the aforementioned Christmas party, and your annual dues renewal. Forms for both can be found on our web page.

    Treasurer's Report:

  • Currently, there is $3,986.35 in our bank account. This does not include monies received this date for 2019 dues.

    Old Business:

    By hand vote, it was decided that the following organizations shall receive monies from our Christmas Giving Program in the amounts indicated:

  • The Mechling-Shakely Veterans Center shall receive $1,000.00
  • The Crooked Creek Horse Park Association shall receive $250.00
  • The Progressive Workshop shall receive $250.00
  • The Orphans of the Storm shall receive $250.00
  • The Armstrong County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit shall receive $250.00

    The tentative date for the annual trek to deliver the monetary gifts is Monday, December 10, 2018. Information regarding the confirmed date, departure time and location shall be sent to all members via email. Please consider attending, as this a worthwhile endeavor by the club to pay back the community that supports us in such a grand manner.

    It was decided, after discussion, to forego the production, distribution and mailing of the DVD of the 2018 Cruise to all cruise participants. Due to illnesses and rising costs this year, it was determined that it could not be completed and distributed in a timely manner and to revisit the issue again next year.

    New Business:

  • Voting took place, via paper ballot, for the elected positions of: President, Vice President/Webmaster, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and Treasurer, for the calendar year 2019.
  • The votes were collected and counted by Jackie RUPP, Kevin WILLIAMSON, and Rich ANDERSON.

    Your 2019 Officers are:

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

    Thank you to all who voted and to the members who counted the votes.

    Bobbi JENSEN reported that the 2019 dates for the Cadet Cruises, the midnight cruise, and the Kalmar Cruise for the Kit-Han-Ne Car Club have been decided. See either web page for details.

    Bobbi JENSEN also reported that the annual Kit-Han-Ne Car Club Christmas Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Cabin Green. The cost is $15.00 for adults, and $6.00 for children under 10 YOA. All Keystone Kruisers members are invited to attend. Reservations can be made by contacting Bobbi JENSEN no later than November 4, 2018.

    Terry JOHNS reported that on November 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, there will be a gathering of U.S. Veterans at the First Baptist Church in Ford City. For further information, contact Terry.

    Sick and Injured:

  • Jim VALASEK was in the hospital with an elevated blood sugar count.
  • Vice President JOHNSON was in the hospital.

    Both above mentioned members are currently back at home, and hopefully, well on the road to recovery.

    Next Meeting:

    The November meeting was the final regular meeting for 2018. The Christmas Party, and the delivery of our monetary gifts to the above mentioned recipients shall be the last Club functions for this year. The next regular meeting of the Keystone Kruisers Car Club shall take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Cabin Greens Golf Club. 6 to eat / 7 to meet. Of course, as the cold months set in and we become bored with winter, don't be surprised to get an email or two from me!

    To all members, Officers and friends, it's been a great year, and here's to an even better 2019. See ya at the Christmas Party!

    Until then, Stay Safe and God Bless you all.

    Randy