The April meeting of the Hastings Melon Roasters was held at the First United Methodist Church on March 5th, with 22 members attending.
The Board members had their bi-annual meeting March 26th and the Melon Roasters Bylaws
have been finalized and signed.
This years dues deadline has expired and an updated copy of the membership roster will be sent out ( per email ) later this month.
The Melon Roasters “Cruise Nights” will begin May 17th.  This monthly event ( 3rd Friday of the month ) will be held at Sonic ( here in Hastings ) at 7:00.
Our group has been awarded at total of $5,000 in Grants and the City of Hastings will donate $1,000 to the Historical Sign we plan on placing at Brickyard Park later this summer.  ( hopefully before our Aug. 25th car show ) The next couple of steps will involve getting the story of the park finalized and put into print for the sign.  The City of Hastings will install the sign and build a base made out of bricks from the original factories that once ran here.
Again, we thank Steve Cropley and Everette Goebel for their hard work.
Discussions were held on to what other items the club can donate to the park with money earned from the Aug. 25th show.  This topic of discussion will continue throughout the year.
During the meeting, the group voted and passed a motion, to buy a couple of rectangular tables to be used at our events.  Mike Lamoree will proceed with the purchasing of these tables.
Our club has been asked once again to help with the annual High School Power Drive competition held at the MPH ( Motor Park Hastings ) track on Saturday, April 27th. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:00 in the morning.  A separate email will be sent out asking for volunteers.
If you have not already heard, the NRCA tour Nebraska is now full.  They are taking no more registrations at this time.  The tour begins in Kearney this year and will be held May 31st – June 2nd.  The Melon Roasters will be performing “The Streak” during the Saturday night Lip Sync.
Last item to note:  The Melon Roasters will be presenting Kennesaw Motors with an Appreciation Plaque during the Award Ceremony at the Melon Roaster Car Show.  They are a big donor, and we want to show them our gratitude.
Enjoy your Summer!
– Mike