February News Letter –

The February meeting of the Hastings Melon Roasters was held at the First United Methodist Church in Hastings, on a very snowy February 6th, with 14 members attending.
The holiday party was a success.  Our guests from the Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation unit of Mary Lanning Hospital were very grateful (and a little surprised) when we presented them with the $1000.00 check, made possible by the money we earned at the 2017 Melon Roast.  (they did not expect such a large amount)  Butch and Donna Hogan once again provided wonderful food and a great atmosphere for celebrating, we are very thankful for all they do!
The DVDs for the 2017 Melon Roast are finished, and the ones that were pre-ordered have been mailed and delivered.  There are about 10 of them left.  If you would like one please contact Steve Cropley 402-984-1945.  They are $10.00 and when they are gone, they are gone.
Now is the time to pay your 2018 dues.  The deadline for payment is March 1, 2018.  If they are not paid at that time you will be removed form the email/mailing list.  In March I will be putting together a new Melon Roaster’s Directory.  I will try to send it in email form, with printed paper copies available upon request or to those members who do not have email.
Fliers for the 2018 Melon Roast are ready.  So keep that in mind as you travel to car shows and events this year.  Please contact Mike Lamoree 402-469-3514, Steve Cropley 402-984-1945, or Dave Schawang 402-463-2830 to get some fliers to pass out at these events.
The Dash Plaques for the 2018 show will be ordered by the end of this month.  Thanks to Ginger Billesbach for once again providing us with a great design.
Mike Kassebaum has graciously decided to host another club movie night at his home.  Everyone is invited.  He did this last year and it was a lot of fun.  Everyone brings a munchie and beverages of their choice and we watch old car movies.  I will send a details of date and time soon.
I know you have all received emails about the 2018 Tri-City Street Rods show.  Just a reminder it is next weekend February 17th and 18th at the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center in Grand Island.
2018 Tour Nebraska registration is now open and filling quickly.  The host city and starting point of the tour this year is North Platte.  For more information visit the Nebraska Rod and Custom Association (NRCA) website.
There will be a Collectible Toy Show at the Boarders Inn Full Circle Venue and Conference Center in Grand Island on Sunday March 18th, 2018.  The full flier will be posted on the Melon Roaster website.  If you have questions please contact John & Vicki Nichols 402-463-1669.
President of the Board, Steve Cropley presenting a $1,000.00 check to the Cardio Pulmanary Rehab of Mary Lanning Health Care