From the President!

July 2018

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

Greetings all Cruisers!

The monthly meeting of the Keystone Kruisers Car Club was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Cabin Green Golf Club. There were 30 members in attendance. After a wonderful meal, we got down to business. For those of you that were unable to attend, the following is a brief recap of same...

President Report:

  • Introduced new members Ralph and Rosemary WHITE, who were attending their first meeting. WELCOME!
  • Debby and Harry LLOYD led the Ford City parade in their 1929 Ford Speedster! Congrats to them!
  • Read correspondence from State Farm Agent Ryan BOWSER requesting that we permit him to set up a table at our cruise and talk to participants regarding insurance. Last month, the request was denied by the membership by hand vote. I sent BOWSER correspondence advising him of same, explained why the request was denied, thanked him for his sponsorship and invited him to attend as a spectator or participant.
  • Advised the membership that on 7/2/18, the Treasurer had received correspondence (email) from "me" requesting that she send monies to an outside agency. Obviously, she contacted me and I advised her that I had sent no such correspondence. Upon investigation, it was determined that the email addresses (send and receive) were not that of any club member. It was obvious that some person(s) was attempting to scam the club. They did NOT succeed. All members should be on the alert at all times for fake emails, both in dealing with the club, and in your personal lives. Remember, if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't!
  • Rich ANDERSON passed out the cruise t-shirts to members who had ordered same.
  • The cruise awards were presented to the members for perusal and acceptance.
      President's Choice (for Student participants)
      Keystone Kruiser's Award
      Oldest vehicle at cruise
  • Presented the bright orange "STUDENT" signs made by Karen CLAYPOOLE to signify student participants at the cruise. Thanks, Karen, Job Well Done!
  • The Camp Sherwin cruise to Erie is scheduled for July 29, 2018 from 11 am until 4 pm. Persons interested in attending should be at the Worthington-West Franklin VFD no later than 8:30 am.

    Vice President:

  • Reported on upcoming cruises in our area.
  • The website domain has been renewed for another year
  • Upcoming Cruises include the Cadet on July 18th , and the Kalmar Cruise on July 19th. Both are from 4-8 pm
  • The Rib fest at Paradise Park will be on July 29th.

    Secretary Report:

    Nothing to report.

    Assistant Secretary Report:

  • We currently have 43 members

    Treasurer Report:

  • We currently have $2,109.02 in the bank.

    New Business:

  • Please bring any Chinese Auction baskets and Door prizes to the cruise with you.
  • Members that are available, please try to be at the cruise between noon and 2 pm to help set up.
  • In response to comments made last year, we shall place additional garbage cans in the gravel area of the cruise lot for participants to use.
  • In response to comments made last year, wireless speakers provided by the DJ shall be utilized in an attempt to made it easier to hear the music and announcements

    Old Business:

  • Lot cleanup shall take place on Saturday, July 7 at 6 pm.
  • Members at the registration table and those parking cars should endeavor to wear the Hi-Viz vests for both safety and club identification purposes.
  • Other final details for the cruise were discusses and settled.

    Sick and Injured:

  • It was good to see both Andrea FAHRINGER and Kathy VALASEK at the meeting!
  • Roy WILLIAMSON is ill , cause unknown.

    Next Meeting:

  • Shall be held on August 2, 2018. 6 to eat / 7 to meet!

    See ya at the cruise!


    The Keystone Kruisers held their annual $500.00 cruise on July 8, 2018. The cruise was held from 4-8 pm, and Mother Nature provided us with perfect cruise weather, as the temps were in the low 80s with no chance of rain!

  • Entry tickets revealed that 217 vehicles attended the cruise
  • DJ Manny played mostly oldies from the 50s and 60s, and was praised by participants.
  • The President's Award was presented to Adam KING, of Butler, PA for his 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28.

    The runner up was Nate McDonald, of Fenelton, PA, in a 1951 Ford coupe. Nate received a Keystone Kruisers cruise T-shirt.

  • The Oldest Car Award was once again a tie. Ron SMITH of Cowansville, PA , and Doug COURLEY, of Saxonburg, PA, both came in a 1926 Ford Model T. SMITH was the first to appear at the DJs area, and he received the physical award. COURLEY shall receive his award via U.S. mail.
  • The Keystone Kruisers Award was presented to Chuck MILLER, of Butler, PA, for his outstanding 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Coupe. You definitely needed shades to look at that car! The white was bright!
  • 50/50 winner, Leroy CLAYPOOLE, of Worthington, PA, possessed ticket number 889334 and received $526.00!

    The $500.00 Grand Prize winner was Gary BALL, of Shelocta, PA, in a red, white and blue AMC Rebel, "The Machine"

    Winners of the 50/50 and the Grand Prize were drawn by 9 year old Wyatt WALKER, of Worthington, PA. Wyatt was randomly chosen from the crowd, and both he and his father agreed to help pick the winners. Thanks Wyatt! He shall receive a child size Keystone Kruisers Cruise T-shirt for his efforts.

  • The Chinese Auction netted a profit of $925.00 for the club's Christmas Program
  • According to Fireman Randy BOWSER, the Worthington-West Franklin Fire Department made $2,649.00 by selling food and drink to hungry cruisers. Great to support those who help the community!!
  • The Board of the Keystone Kruisers wishes to thank all participants and club members that attended the cruise. Whether you brought a car to show, came early to help set up, manned a booth or table, or stayed late to help clean up, we couldn't have done it without you. This is known as a premier event in the area, and you folks are the reason why. Our humble, "Thank You."