Cool Cruiser's Newsletter










October 01, 2019   

Cool Cruisers Car Club                                                                                               Issue 365          

3149 S. 3rd St. Springfield, IL 62703                                



Great turnout, 51 in attendance - Thanks everyone.

Next cruise-in is October 5th 4 to 7 at the Wabash Steak N Shake.

Senior Services 11 to 2 on October 9th at Walnut and Madison.

Wreath Across America event at Springhill Suites on South MacArthur at 3:30 PM October 10th recognizing donations.

The Halloween Trunk & Treat at Lincolnís home has been changed from October 25th to October 18th @ 5 PM.  Enter on 8th Street off of Capital.

Board Meeting Tuesday October 29th Chesapeake @ 6:30 come early to eat.

Membership Meeting Tuesday November 05th Charís @ 7:00 PM come early to eat.

There will not be a club calendar for 2020 due to cost and lack of time.


October Members Meeting:  John Carpenter called the 365th Members' Meeting of the Cool Cruisers Car Club to order at 7:00 PM with the recognition of new members and new memberships.  New members being; Richard and Diana Rosa 2017 MKZ, Darren Jones 2014 Chevrolet pickup, Dave and Molly Burns 1950 Dodge pickup, 1951 Dodge pickup & 1971 Plymouth Cuda, Derek and Melissa Roberts 2003 big dog chopper, 2011 Camaro and a 1968 Camaro.  New memberships being; Jane Mihalich, Lisa Motika, Deb Pellegrini, Sindy Landreth and Jack Germann.  Thanks to Derek and Melissa for attending the meeting.       


Mike Cantrall reported the anniversary celebration continues with 1 more events having a $30.00 drawing.  Also, Mike reported that the donation committee has established guidelines to be used now and, in the future for donations.  Mike thanked his committee of Mike Hall and Jeff Wolfe for their work on this. The board  approved donations for 2019 will be to the Central Illinois Food Bank, Crime Stoppers and Wreaths Across America at $500.00 each.  Jim Mihalich made the motion to approve, John Archer seconded and approved by membership.


John Archer thanked all present and wishes them a great day.


 J.C. gave the Treasurer's Report.   Thanks J.C.


Mary Ann was still out of wisdom:


John Archer reported the website is current.


Election committee chairperson Stan Porter asked for nominations from the floor for the upcoming election of the executive board.  Jeff Wolfe nominated John Carpenter for president, John Archer nominated Mike Cantrall for vice president, Jeff Wolfe nominated Mary Ann Archer for secretary, Jeff Whitehead nominated J.C. Hardy for treasurer and Jerry Landreth nominated Jim Mihalich for treasurer, all accepted.  Stan then closed the nominations.  The election will be held at the November members meeting and ballots will be mailed with this newsletter.  If mailing the ballot in you need to include your name and address on the outside envelope so it can be checked off the membership list, if not the ballot will be spoiled.   At the membership meeting if you have not mailed in your ballot you will receive one and will be checked off the membership list. One ballot per membership.  Mail to:


Stan Porter Ė Committee Chairman

19981 Ridgeview Ave

Petersburg Il 62675

632-8823 C: 971-4277


October Birthdays:  None for members present.


Celebrating an anniversary in October are Mary Ann and John Archer their 53rd.  Congratulations.


Old Business:

The August 7th cruise-in at Motorheads had 84 registered vehicles, great for a Wednesday night. 

The August 24th cruise-in at Steak N Shake had 150 registered vehicles, a wonderful turnout and night. 

Looking into purchasing new audio equipment. 


New Business:

September 8 Motorheads cruise in 32 registered vehicles nasty day.

September 14 Hot Rods for Heroes 105 registered vehicles, double from last year, Jeff Wolfe stated plan on doubling next year.  The wreaths will be placed on the graves the second Saturday in December the 14th.

September 21 TopCats cruise in 42 vehicles not a very nice night.

Donated $36.00 to Billy Tire Fryer for fuel for the Rte. 66 burnout contest.  Billy won.

October kicks off the 2020 membership drive just $10.00.

John Carpenter asked for input on a new club logo.


Trivia: Another good one. Thanks Kathy.       


Drawings:  Angela Weiss won the $20.00 drawing.


Adjournment:   John Carpenter adjourned the meeting


Corporate Sponsors for 2019 are: Auto Zone, Steak N Shake & Dustin Sheurman Farmers Ins. 217-544-0525

Platinum Sponsor for 2019 is: Phil Novak

Gold Sponsors for 2019 are: Vern's Auto, Phoenix Collision & Service Master DSI

Silver Sponsor for 2019 are: Golden Corral and Bedrock Farms

Thank you all for your support.





President: John Carpenter:       217-891-4910    Board Chairperson: John Archer: 217-787-4480

Vice President: Mike Cantrall: 217-725-8548    V. B. Chairperson: Jim Mihalich:  217-891-3434

 Secretary:  Mary Ann Archer: 217-787-4480    B.J. Taylor:           217-361-6687                            

Treasurer: J.C. Hardy:             217-528-1590     Marcia Allen:        217-528-1590

                                                                              Jeff Wolfe:            217-971-5663

                                                                              Duane Weiss:        217-652-7202

                                                                              Jerry Landreth:     217-622-9417

                                                                              Mark Koster:         217-341-4531

                                                                              Jeff Whitehead:     217-836-4105     

                                                                              Bill Russell:           Emeritus