Butler Area Street Machine Association
PO Box 941
Board of Directors
T-shirts are available
from Joe Mudrick
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joe Odonnell Jr
DUES DUE IN MARCH
DUES DUE IN FEBRUARY
Charlie Miller (Butler)
DUES DUE IN JANUARY
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
Dues may be paid at the meetings or mail them to:
BASMA C/O: BUTCH STOCK
PO BOX 941
BUTLER, PA 16001