BASMA
Butler Area Street Machine Association
PO Box 941
Butler,PA 1603

2020 Board of Directors
President
T Hayes
Vice-President
Dave Bowen
Treasurer
Dave Harkins
Business Secretary
Butch Stock
Activities
Joe Mudrick
Club Clothing
Joe Mudrick
Web Page
Dave Wagner

Newsletter
Dave Harkins


T-shirts are available
from Joe Mudrick


March Meeting
Member news, Don and T had a previous commitment for the meeting night. Meeting conducted by Dave Bowen, who is having his right knee replaced on the next meeting night. April 13th, both Dave and Paulette will not be at the April meeting. I will not accept any volunteer positions thrown my way, just saying! Call to order, 18 members present at 7:31. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted by Dave Bowen. Old Business: minutes from February meeting were read by Dave Bowen, there were no additions, deletions or corrections. Motion to accept by Joe Mudrick and second by Dewey Hughes. Treasurers report given by Dave Harkins, there were no additions, deletions or corrections. Motion to accept by Bonnie McNeil and second by Randy Bowser Sr. In new business Butch Stock said nothing has changed, dues being paid by members and only 2 members dropped.
Membership still around 79-80.
Curt Weichey would like help for his cruises from BASMA. Joe Mudrick wants to have Curt come to one of our meetings to talk about his cruise. Don and T have contacted Fox's Pizza in Slippery Rock for a couple of cruises. They are scheduled for Friday June 19th and Friday August 14th. Cruise times are 4 to 8 both nights. Jan Smith will be the DJ. Clothing: Brice is making a new design for the back of our shirts, Joe passed around what Brice has come up with and everyone liked it. So we told Joe to go ahead and order the new shirts. Upcoming events where the club needs help from its members: Summer Raffle, the club is in the process of printing 1500 tickets from Ace Bros. Printing and also purchasing the gaming license to sell the tickets. 4th of July car show- A celebration of Freedom. Fairground Market will do the food. Bob and Brenda Greenert volunteered to do the door prizes. Dewey and the gang volunteered for the pop and water sales plus clothing. Dave and Paulette volunteered to do the registration and ballot tallying. Jan Smith volunteered to DJ. T and Don volunteered to do the Chinese auction. Also need help picking up baskets, counting ballots and parking cars. Cliff Rumbaugh volunteered for parking cars. American Legion cruises are June 4th, August 6th and September 3rd. Raffle gas cards to be pulled at the September cruise. We will need help parking cars and selling 50/50 tickets. Bill Errera will be the DJ. 4th of July car show flyers will be printed for the May meeting, we will need help after this meeting to address and fold flyers.
Family Picnic: Discussed at board meeting that maybe a poker run to Cooks Forest and a cook out at Cooks Forest instead of the Legion picnic. More discussion on this is needed from members.
Christmas party: Meridian Fire hall on December 12th. Date to be confirmed. Dave and Paulette volunteered for registration and door prizes. Jan Smith will be the DJ. Club to contact caterer when
date confirmed.
The Legion contacted T about serving food on Monday nights, seems the club will no longer have a cook for that night. T told them we did not want to change our meeting day, they said we were welcome to have Mondays as long as we need free of charge. We will help them with the three cruises during the year.
BASMA advertising for $50. Should all be in by the end of the month, so the advertisers will be on all of our flyers.
The Butler Area Street Machine Association Scholarship in memory of our founder Mark McKinney and all past Presidents, the scholarship check will be made out to the winner as soon as the Vo-Tech lets us know who won. That way the $500 will go directly to the student. Good of the order,
Butch Rocco talked about some of the cruises coming up this summer, the Cruise-Apooza date is June 28th.
The 50/50 was won by Joe Mudrick for $25.50. meeting adjourned by 8:14. Vice President-Recording Secretary, Dave Bowen

NEW NORMAL ? Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic the May regular meeting has been cancelled. Please check the club website at www.basmacarclub.com and the club facebook page for updates on upcoming meetings and information. The American Legion is currently closed and no information on when they will open is known yet.
If governor Wolf extends the stay at home order into May there will probably be no meeting for May also. There may not be a newsletter produced for next month to save on postage so check the website for information. Many cruises have been cancelled already, refer to www.carcruises.com for the latest updates. We received an email from Dennis Gaggini, that he got this info April 7th,
Rodfathers of Butler cruises are cancelled through August. Stay safe and stay healthy.



Spring has sprung! My daffodils and crocus are all up and beautiful. Makes you mindful that the world is still moving and that God is still watching over all of us. I hope all of you are staying healthy and staying home (except for work). For those of you who are still working, thank you for your service to the community. Without your courage and dependability, we will all most probably be living in chaos.
But, this too shall pass and maybe the world will be a better place because of it. Enough of my sermon. The April meeting is cancelled.
The Legion is closed until at least April 30. They will let us know what is going on after that. Please watch for notices on our Facebook Page
(Butler Area Street Machine Association) and on our website (www.basmacarclub.com), as well as the newsletter for announcements of future events. Planning for the year is still going on. We have ordered the flyers for the 4th of July car show. At our next meeting (tba), we will be sending out the flyers to last years' participants. The Gas Raffle will still be held this year. Dewey Hughes has once again agreed to handle the tickets. There is a change. Because no one knows for sure how long a summer we will have, we have extended tickets sales until December 12, the date of our Christmas Party. The winners of the gas cards will be pulled and announced at the Party. When selling tickets, it is suggested that you tell your buyer that the tickets are being drawn at our Christmas Party and if they wish to attend, they are more than welcome.
Tickets are $15 and they can get them off our web site or contact any member to get them tickets. A suggestion was made that instead of a Family Picnic (last year less than 20 people were there), we have either a cruise or a poker run for a destination picnic, location to be announced. We need opinions. I know that is not a favorite request to be made of you members, but if you want something this August from the Club, you need to help with the decision.
The Christmas Party is on December 12 at the Meridian Firehall.
Tickets are $15 per person, $30 per couple. The party is being catered by Fairground Market. Tickets will go on sale in the September newsletter and on our website. Well, that's about it for this month.
Please stay safe and stay healthy and may God's blessings be upon each of you. T. Hayes, President

BASMA SCHOLARSHIP
For a while now, the BOD has been talking about starting a scholarship for Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School, which will be an annual and continual program in perpetuity or however long the club wishes to continue with the scholarship. We chose the Vo-Tech because it is a county-wide school. The scholarship will be $500 for a senior student enrolled in one of the several automotive sections. In order for a student to be eligible for this scholarship, we have determined the following conditions:
1. The student must have a C average or higher.
2. The student must be enrolled in an automotive program, including Automobile, Collision Repair, or Diesel.
3. The student must be planning on attending a trade school, community college or four year college with an automotive field of study. Each year a memo will be sent to the teachers in the automotive areas of the
Vo-Tech to nominate a student for the scholarship. This memo must be turned in on or before April 30. Once the student has been picked for the scholarship, we will provide that student with the $500. To be able to meet the deadline for this year, we must submit our conditions very soon and provide the funds for the scholarship when they require the money. The scholarship needs a name.
Suggestions from the school are;
1. The Annual BASMA Scholarship,
2. The BASMA Most Valuable Automotive Student Award, or
3. The Excellence in Automotive/Collision Repair/Diesel Award,
4. Or we can come up with one of our own. Due to the fact that the deadline for teachers to nominate students is coming up in a very short time, this project will be discussed at the February regular meeting.
If you have concerns or wish to add something to the criteria for the students or you have a name for the scholarship you should be at the meeting as this will be the only time it will be discussed. At the end of the meeting, the BOD will finalize the details and notify the Vo-Tech of our decision to set up this annual scholarship.

DUES DUE IN APRIL
Dave Bowen
Dennis Harbaugh
Joe Odonnell Jr
Ron Weitzel
Dave Dillon
Alex Wigton

DUES DUE IN MARCH
Clifford Barickman
Dave McCandless

DUES DUE IN FEBRUARY
Bob Geibel
Kevin Koegler
Butch Master
Rick McClean
Charlie Miller (Butler)
Stanley Hull

DUES DUE IN JANUARY
Terry Deal
Ron Sanderson
Joel Geibel
Art Schultz
Gary Sherman
Al Worsley

Annual Club Membership Dues: $20.00 Annual dues are payable upon expiration of the current year's membership. We greatly enjoy having you as a club member and do not want to lose you. If you bring in 3 new members between Jan. and Dec. your next year's dues are free! If your membership is more than two months past due you will be removed from the membership roster and mailing list.
Membership Application

Dues may be paid at the meetings or mail them to:
BASMA C/O: BUTCH STOCK
PO BOX 941
BUTLER, PA 16001