March News Letter –

The March meeting of the Hastings Melon Roasters was held on Tuesday March 6th at the First United Methodist Church, with 26 members present.
Our booth at the Tri-Cities car show in February was a success. We sold some t-shirts and hat pins and had 7 people pre-register for the 2018 Melon Roast Car Show. So we are off to a great start for this year’s show.
We had one of our members step up and volunteer to take over the Melon Roaster Facebook page. Wendy Kirchner is working on that as we speak. So stayed tuned for more developments.
We have sent out the “last call” to pay your 2018 dues. After the 25th of March those who have not paid will be removed from the e-mail list. As soon as we have the current membership up to date I will be e-mailing a new membership directory.
We are contacting Sonic and Chris Johnson to set up Cruise Nights again this summer. We hope to start again in May. As soon as we get everything arranged we will send an e-mail with dates and times.
The 2018 Melon Roast Dash Plaques have arrived. They look great and every participant in this years Melon Roast Car Show will receive one.
There were several suggestions made for the charity for this year’s Melon Roast Show. We have finalized plans to have The Disabled American Veterans Association (D.A.V.), Hastings chapter, be our recipients. More information will follow on their mission and how our donation will help.
Steve Cropley and Everett Goebel are currently working on getting Brickyard Park declared a historical site. Then the process of getting a sign explaining the history of the park can begin. This is going to be a long process. More information will come as the process continues.
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.
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