Monthly Archives: September 2008

Arkalalah Parade

We all had a great time in Arkansas City at the Arkalalah Parade. The weather was beautiful and we got to talk to a lot of people interested in our vehicles. Todd Tiahrt came by and talked to us and also was in the parade behind us. Jim Lynne, Joe Rankin, Dave Billings, Jim Christy and Gary and I were in the parade, which took almost 2 hours and with people lined up 5 deep. Luckily we were close to the front this time so we got to enjoy the rest of the parade.

After the parade we enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs and chips at the Billings shop. What great hosts. (and those twins were so cute!)


Conway Springs Fall Festival Reminder

Don’t forget the Conway Springs Fall Festival Parade this weekend. Line up will be along side Diane’s house at 10:15 AM.

September 13, 2008 Meeting Minutes

Present: Marilyn Decker, Brenda Loper, Kendall Lundy, Bill Morris, Jim Lynne, Dave Billings, Judy and Gary Cross, and Greg Hoopes.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim Lynne and the prayer was given by Gary Cross. The meeting was called to order by our President, Dave Billings.

Judy Cross read the minutes of the last meeting and Jim made the motion to accept the minutes and Gary seconded.

Brenda Loper gave the Treasurer’s report. Gary made a motion to accept the report and it was seconded by Marilyn.

New Business: Marilyn Decker reported on some events coming up. On the 27th of September, there is a Conway Springs parade. There will possibly be several vehicles from our club attending; Tholen, Lynne, Hoopes, and Deckers. Also on the 27th is the Ft. Riley Apple Days. On October 11th is the Rose Hill parade, Haven and Maize parades. On October 25th is the Arkalalah parade in Ark City. On Saturday, November the 8th is the Veterans parade in downtown Wichita and also in Newton on the 9th. Then of course our clubs Christmas dinner in December.

Old Business: We talked about the inventory that we took at the Kansas Military Museum in Augusta. There aren’t a lot of large things except the tents, which aren’t ours exactly; they were loaned to us indefinitely. So, we talked about finding another place to store the small amount of inventory so we wouldn’t have to go back and forth to get things for our rally. The bomb trailer and the bomb grill will be stored, after the rally, in Jason Smith’s back yard under cover, which Jason volunteered his space. That way we can work on them when we need to. Dave Billings made a motion to pay dues for another year to the KMMH and it was seconded by Bill Morris.

Judy passed around the new brochures, with some changes. We have 250 of them and can be handed out at our rally and other events.

We had a large discussion about our rally on October 4th. The Huey is coming in on Thursday and others are setting up on Friday afternoon. The vendors will come in early on Saturday morning. The Kansas Air Museum is hosting our event with a “KAMtastic day” with static displays and tours. They are charging $3.00 a person at the gate and $1.00 will go to our MKMVPA. They will provide the Porta Johns. Our food vendor will have a good supply of different foods for breakfast and lunch. GI Rose Army Surplus is lending us her PA system and Dave Brubaker is setting it up, with Jim Lynne as our announcer. In lieu of trophies it was decided to give dash plates that look like vehicle data plates to each participant. There will be a Peoples Choice award given.

Other Business: For show and tell, Jim Lynne showed us his pictures of their Alaskan trip, Judy showed pictures of the Portland convention and train trip and Gary passed around a book of the 14th Air Service Group and 987th Signal Company reunion that a member of the Signal Company, Wayne Wong, gave to him at a speech he gave.

Meeting adjourned at 11 a.m. with a few going to Walt’s for lunch. Our next meeting will be at our rally before we open at 9 a.m.

Judy Cross, Secretary

September 13 Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2008
Mid-Kansas Military Vehicle Preservation Association
Meeting Agenda

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance —————————————–Led by Chuck Loper

Meeting called order ——————————————————-Dave Billings

Minutes of the last meeting ———————————————–Judy Cross

Treasurer’s Report ———————————————————-Brenda Loper

Guests and New Members

New Business

Old Business

* Rally business
* Inventory taken
* New Brochures