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I REMEMBER WHEN WE BEGAN THE REBELS IN 1993. WE HAD TO REALLY SEARCH TO FIND MORE THAN A COUPLE SHOWS A MONTH. SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS HAVE HAPPENED SINCE THEN BESIDES THE USE OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB. CLUBS BEGAN COMMUNICATING WITH ONE ANOTHER SO THERE WERE LESS CONFLICTS OF DATES FOR EVENTS. CONSEQUENTLY, CAR CLUBS FOUND THAT THERE WAS NOTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN SPENDING A DAY WITH OTHER HOBBYISTS LIKE THEMSELVES AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH ONE ANOTHER. SOON, COMMUNITIES WERE BEGINNING TO REALIZE IF THEY SUPPORTED THESE SHOWS AND EVENTS, THEN THEY, TOO, WOULD BENEFIT. NOW, WE ALL BENEFIT - WE KAR KRAZIES GET TO SHOW OFF OUR CLASSICS AND HOPEFULLY PASS ON OUR LOVE OF THESE CLASSICS TO A FUTURE GENERATION THAT WILL CARRY ON OUR DREAMS.
THE CLUB NOW HAS AN AMPLE SUPPLY OF LOGO T-SHIRTS, AN XLARGE FULL ZIPPERED HOODIE, AND 5 DRESS SHIRTS (XL, LG & MED) WITH LOGO IN KHAKI. REMEMBER - WE ALSO HAVE CAST REBEL PLAQUES AND LOTS OF "DON'T TOUCH" MAGNETS. ALSO HAVE 2 CAST REBEL PLAQUES THAT A FORMER MEMBER PAINTED THAT I DIDN'T REALIZE WERE IN THE SUITCASE I USED TO DRAG AROUND TO THE MEETINGS.
MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, AT ELMERS IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM. MEETING BEGINS AT 6:00 SO COME EARLY TO CHOW DOWN AND GO THRU' THE FLYERS (WHICH WE HAVE TONS OF). EARLYBIRDS ALSO CAN CHECK TO SEE WHO'S GOING WHERE AND WHAT SHOWS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED. CHECK YOUR NEWSLETTER FOR THE FRIDAY NITE FRIENDSHIP DINNERS - SOMETIMES WE DO CHANGE SO GIVE A CALL IF YOU'RE IN DOUBT.
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   SO, GEARING UP WITH LOTS OF SHOWS POPPING UP FOR 2016 - SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON LINE CHECKING OUT OUR "CLUB NEWZLETTER EXCHANGE" WEBSITES TO TRY TO GET SOME INFO ON UPCOMING SHOWS. LOTS OF SITES WITH DATES OF UPCOMING SHOWS BUT NOT A LOT OF ENTRY FORMS/MEGA INFO ON SUCH BUT I DO HAVE A START ! LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF CLUBS ARE USING THE FREE ACCESS TO FACEBOOK INSTEAD OF OR IN ADDITION TO THEIR WEBSITE SO GUESS I'LL HAVE TO SPEND SOME TIME UPDATING MY DATABASE OF INFO !

   GOING TO GET A BIT MUSHY HERE RIGHT NOW - I WANT TO SAY THAT EVEN THO' WE'RE SMALLER (I ONCE WAS PUTTING OUT OVER 175 NEWZLETTERS WHEN WE HAD A 2ND REBEL CLUB) RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL BUNCH OF REBELS EVER. EVERYTIME I WRITE THE NEWZLETTER, EVERY TIME I CREATE A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR ONE, EVERYTIME WE'RE TOGETHER AT THE MEETINGS/FRIENDSHIP DINNERS, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW I THANK MY LUCKY STARS FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR KAR KRAZY REBELS. NO MORE DISAGREEMENTS, NO LITTLE PESKY "CLIQUES", ALL IS HEAVEN RIGHT NOW !

   BY THE WAY, BOB & CARMEN TOOK OUR REBEL LOGO PATTERN PLUS THE DVD I GAVE THEM AND HAD A COUPLE T-SHIRTS MADE AND I MUST SAY, LOOKS PRETTY DARN GOOD ! AND THE COST WAS MORE THAN REASONABLE. I HAVE, IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR LOGO, ANOTHER THAT I USE FOR SPECIAL STUFF AND HATS THAT I'VE REMOVED THE CHEVY AND CAN ADD A MEMBER CAR. I THINK I'M GOING TO PUT MY JUDGE ON HERE AND SEE IF THEY CAN PRINT THIS LOGO ON TO ONE OF MY BLANK DENIM SHIRTS. I WISH I HAD REMEMBERED TO ASK BOB OR CARMEN THE NAME OF THE BUSINESS BUT I DO REMEMBER WHEN THEY ASKED ME ABOUT GETTING THEM THE LOGO THAT IT'S ACROSS FROM DAIRY QUEEN ON SOUTH 6TH. MORE AT THE MEETING !

   WE HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME AUGUST 25TH - WE WERE INVITED TO "SHARE SMILES" WITH QUAIL PARK MEMORY CARE CENTER. OMG ! ! ! THIS WAS SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN AND FOR WE REBELS WHO BEGAN IN 1993, BROUGHT BACK SO MANY TERRIFIC MEMORIES AS WE WERE ALWAYS ASKED TO DO THESE "JUST SHOW UP AND SHARE YOUR CLASSIC WITH SENIORS AND COMPROMISED PATIENTS. ONE YEAR WE ACTUALLY GAVE RIDES TO THOSE WHO WERE EAGER TO "DRAG MAIN" LIKE IN THE OLDEN DAYS. ANYWAY, I CAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH TO CLIFF T., BOB J., BETTY & EVERETT M., BUCK & PAM F., JIM H. AND HIS SON, TOM & MADDIE W., ROSIE & DEWAYNE G., ELIZABETH E., AND MY "GRANMA CLASSIC" GIRLS ** MARSH, JACKIE & HELEN. TOM WON THE VOTE FOR HIS CAR AND RECEIVED A GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM NORTH SHORE IN ADDITION TO WINNING ONE OF THE GIVE-AWAY'S AFTER DINNER (FOR WHICH HE GOT BOOOO-D BY US ALL). THEY TREATED US TO A TOUR, AND WHAT AN OUTSTANDING JOB THEY'VE DONE CREATING A DIFFERENT ESSENCE IN EVERY NOOK AND HALL, TO LIVE MUSIC FROM DANNY OF OLDIE-MOLDIE MUSIC WHICH WE ALL TRIED TO GUESS WHO THE BAND WAS AND THE NAME OF THE TUNE ('COURSE, NO ONE CAN OUT-DO CLIFF ON THAT!). THEN, THEY TREATED US TO A FANTASTIC DINNER OF BARBEQUED BUFFALO ROAST THAT HAD THE MOST GLORIOUS SMELL THAT ONCE THE SERVERS WALKED IN TO THE DINING HALL MADE YOUR MOUTH WATER ! TOPPED THAT OFF WITH A HOME-MADE ICESCREAM TREAT. WOW ! SUFFICE TO SAY, IT WAS A GREAT, GREAT DAY AND A FANTASTIC WAY TO SPEND THE DAY WITH THE KAR KRAZY REBELS. THANK YOU EVERYONE !
        
   THE DINNER CRUISE TO THE COWBOY DINNER TREE AT SILVER LAKE. BUCK'S MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CLUB FOR SEPTEMBER 11TH (THAT'S A SUNDAY). CUT-OFF DATE IS OVER & GONE. AND NOT TO SOUND PREACHY OR MEAN - BUCK NEEDS TO BE GIVEN NUMEROUS PATS ON THE BACK FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THESE DINNER CRUISES. NOT ONLY ARE THESE EVENTS PUBLISHED ON LINE, IN THE NEWZLETTER AND SPOKEN AT THE MEETINGS & FRIENDSHIP DINNERS, BUT HE'S CONTINUALLY ON THE PHONE TRYING TO GET A FIRM COMMITMENT OF WHO EXACTLY IS GOING SO HE CAN NOTIFY THE RESTAURANTS. "IFFY" JUST DOESN'T CUT IT - AND AFTER TALKING TO HIM, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRMER ON THE CUT-OFF DATE AND COMMITMENT SO HE DOESN'T COME OUT LOOKING LIKE A DOLT FOR COMMITING TO A LARGER OR SMALLER RESERVATION THAT HURTS THE RESTAURANTS. THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWZLETTER SINCE FEBRUARY - TO ME, "IFFY" MEANS, CATCH YA NEXT YEAR AND HOPEFULLY THAT TINY PHRASE WILL GIVE HIM LESS FRUSTRATION AS WE CERTAINLY DON'T WON'T TO HAVE HIM STOP BEING THE GREATEST "CRUISE CONTROL" DIRECTOR WE'VE EVER HAD. MANY THANKS TO YOU BUCK !
   
      WE ALWAYS REMIND EVERYONE . . . . . THIS IS "YOUR" CLUB AND WE ALWAYS ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT WHERE YOUR MONIES COME FROM AND GO TO. ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION . . . . THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN. WE BEGAN IN 1993 WITH THE OBJECT AND HOPE TO BE A "NO DUES/NO RULES" KIND OF CLUB BUT AS THINGS PROGRESSED AND PROBLEMS CAME ABOUT, WE FOUND THAT UNLESS SOMEONE HAD A MONEY TREE AND THERE WAS SOMEHOW A WAY TO RESOLVE ALL PROBLEMS MAGICALLY TO BENEFIT ALL CONCERNED, THIS WAS WORKABLE FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY. BUT THE AGREED CHANGES WE MADE AS MEMBERS , SEPARATE FUNDS WERE ESTABLISHED THAT UP TO NOW HAVE MAINTAINED THEMSELVES, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BOARD TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS, CHECK THE A/R & PAYABLES AND MAKE DECISIONS ON WHERE TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY HAS MADE THIS 22 YEAR-OLD CLUB A GREAT ORGANIZATION TO BE PROUD OF (AND LEFT ME WITH TAKING LESS PEPCID AND LESS TYLENOL). THANK YOU TO OUR BOARD MEMBERS: BUCK FERGUSON, TOM WYLAND, AND JOHN EVONIUK.
 
           AGAIN, HERE'S THE REMINDER TO CHECK IN TO THE OREGON "ANTIQUE/SPECIAL INTEREST LICENSE PLATES" FOR YOUR CLASSIC. I SEE ON SEMA THAT A LOT OF STATES ARE NOW PROPOSING THE SAME THING FOR THEIR STATES - THE COST HAS JUST GOT COMPLETELY OUT OF HAND FOR THE PERSONALIZED PLATES. THIS IS A ONE TIME FEE, A ONE-PLATE LICENSE PLATE, AND YOU CAN STILL USE YOUR CLUB PLATE ON THE OPPOSITE END. I HAVE THE FORMS FOR THIS OR YOU CAN RETRIEVE THEM FROM THE DMV SITE.