October thoughts from the President!
Well, here we are staring down the throat of the autumn season. There are still a few special shows on tap so get out and see one before all of our race tracks are shuttered for the winter. It was a great year at the tracks and I enjoyed seeing how many of you took advantage of our MARFC Fan Club Days. There were quite a few of you that made nearly every show and that is just super. Both personally and for all of our members I want to say Thank You to all of our member tracks for supporting us and having us out. We are really blessed in Michigan to have so many tracks running on a weekly basis and for the Fan Club days that these tracks give to all of our members. We need your ticket stubs and money by October 20, 2011 so we can be sure to have all the entries in the bin for the Grand Prize Drawing at our first monthly meeting on October 22, 2011 at the Kart 2 Kart indoor karting facility in Sterling Hgts. on Van Dyke just south of 19 Mile Road.
Remember to get your raffle ticket money and stubs sent in to Sue Ginter for the raffle drawing October 22nd, 2011 at Kart 2 Kart located at 42705 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Hgts., Mi. 48314, Mi. @ our first fall meeting of the 2011/2012 off season. Meeting starts @ 7 PM. You can use the envelope we sent with the tickets or if you have lost it send them to MARFC P.O. Box 8160 Roseville, MI 48066.
We Need Your Help Again! OK, since you all did so well last year, The Board of Directors and I are looking for a little help in selecting our MARFC Mechanic of the Year for 2011. The selected person will be honored at our January 21, 2012 Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance. Send me a resume of someone you think did an excellent job behind the scenes in supporting a race team as chief mechanic. Let us know who they are, where they race, what they did, and your name and address. You can e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org once again, thank you for your input.
MARFC Banquet is coming up on January 21, 2012. Tickets go on sale in November or get yours ordered right now. $39.00 per ticket and include Hors Douveres, Dinner, Dancing, Open Bar. Contact Dave DeHem at email@example.com.
Longtime Member on the Mend:Steve Stien, one of our longtime members and former driver and crew member at Mt. Clemens Race Track has been in the hospital with some vertebrae issues. Steve tells me that he is having surgery to repair the problem. In addition, Steve has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and will be heading down to North Carolina for treatment after recovery from the vertebrae surgery. Please keep Steve in your prayers.
MARFC Founder Ailing: Word has been received that one of our founders, Marion Flokstra is in a rest home in Zeeland, Michigan and it is not known at the present time if She will be able to return home. Willis and Marion Flokstra, Vito and Barbara Lopiccolo, along with Bob and Norma Lewis founded MARFC on September 25, 1965 at the kitchen table of Bob and Norma. It is through these folks vision and dedication that the club got it’s start so that it could grow to well over 1,200 members as it has today. Please keep Marion in your thoughts and prayers as well as Willis.
ANNUAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
1:00 P.M. SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011
The Father Solanus Casey Knights of Columbus Council # 3797
16831 Twelve Mile Road
Roseville, MI 48066
The hall is located on the north side of Twelve Mile Road just east of Groesbeck Hwy.
Entertainment, Clowns, Gifts, and Refreshments for all Kids!!
And a Special Visit With: SANTA CLAUS
To RSVP for the party we will need the names and ages of those who are attending and how many adults with attend also. Please RSVP to Cory Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11-27-2011 Thank You!
Yours in Racing
Dave DeHem MARFC President