September, 2016

Sherry Zimmerman

The pictures tell the story of a great day at our Annual Car Cruise In for a Cause!

Our biggest challenge of the year is behind us. Under the leadership of Wayne & Carmen McCoy commitments were met, participation was really good, & turnout was fantastic. Donations from sponsors, friends, & members filled those goodie bags. Members turned out to help with parking, registration, 50/50 cash drawing, door prizes, pictures, clean up & much more. A big shout out to the local car clubs that supported us by a huge showing. The Scenic City Cruiser with 28 cars & they took 1st place cash prize of $300.00, be sure to thank our member Shannon Brown for getting the word out. The Early Ford V-8 Club took 2nd place & $150.00 with a turnout of 19 cars. Then can you believe it was a tie between The Diversity Connection Club & the Street Players Club with 10 cars each receiving 3rd place cash prize of $100.00. The winner of the 50/50 was our very own Jarvis Anthony who was generous enough to donate back to the cub a $100.00. It was a very humid hot day, but it was worth it for the causes. The Beneficiaries from our labor will be Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance, this is a cause close to Richard & Nora Burke who lost their daughter to this terrible disease six years ago. The Chattanooga Autism Center, which Donna Gibson brought to our attention, Make a Wish Foundation, ask Lou and Sylvia Hall they can tell you about their grandson Jack how this Charites make a difference in lives, and then The Mary Ellen Locher-Breast Cancer Center, which we all know someone who “The Big C” has affected. Thank you all for the good you do! Give yourself a pat on the back. Thank you Wayne & Carmen for your time, dedication, & leadership in this year’s car cruise in. When you see those sponsors listed on the back of the T-Shirts be sure to thank them for their support, our registration fee helps, but we can’t compete to the contribution of our sponsors, of which many of them are club members that own those business.

Bob Strieter has reminded us not to forgot our annual picnic date Saturday September 17th 12:30 at the Coker Museum. The Picnic will serve as our monthly meeting, so don’t roll in on the 10th at the church fellowship hall. Famous Dave’s will cater the picnic, so come hungry and enjoy the cars, motorcycles, memoborial, signage, friends, and oh yea air-conditioning. Other dates to be looking ahead for are October 15th for the annual auction. Be looking around for those treasures you don’t have room for anymore, gather them up get to auction. Homemade Bake Goods I hear will be on the block to bid for, hopefully they want be gobble up before the auction. Remember all types of items can be brought, not just car stuff. The Car Show and the Auction are our only fundraisers, so bring it on! The Auction Money offsets our cost for the Christmas Party. Go ahead and mark the date of December 10th for the Christmas Party at the Towing Museum.

This year is on fast track, so I reach out to all our members asking you to step up and volunteer to serve in 2017. Your club will need a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Vice President, and a Board Member. Lamar Lewis & Karen Wheeler have agreed to serve again in 2017 as the Newsletter Editors. I believe Michael Sheets will stay on as Historian, and Judy Antes as Sunshine Chair-man. Leadership is an essential part of success, be a part of it, feel the sense of accomplishment, of the growth, you will be glad you did. So expect that phone call in a few weeks. Can you be counted on?

See you all on the 17th.

Sherry Z.