Sunday, November 22, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
With the holidays fast approaching and the pandemic not slowing down, the next couple months are looking to be a pretty unusual holiday season. The board has discussed how the current events are going to affect some of NTMC's traditional holiday gatherings and activities. We have come up with a couple solutions that will be discussed later in this post. I am not sure how long this is all going to last but the sooner it ends the better.
PONY CORRAL: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING LATELY?
With very few activities going on we are still experiencing a lack of content for the Pony Corral. We will likely need to combine November and December unless we receive more articles or pictures. As usual if you have any articles or pictures you think would be of interest to the membership, please send them to NTMCnews@Gmail.com
IMPORTANT: NOVEMBER MEMBERS MEETING.
As you all know many areas are still restricting gatherings. The recent rise in positive Covid cases will probably continue to make our search for a meeting place difficult. The board understands the need to meet regularly so we are continuing to search for a suitable indoor location. In the mean time we are trying to find an outdoor area that is suitable to hold a meeting. As we move towards winter we will have to contend with the changing weather. If we have to choose an outdoor location the meeting will be held during the day on a weekend. If anyone has any ideas as to where we can try to hold a meeting please let us know.
We are nearing the time of year when we hold the NTMC elections. This will likely be a challenge but we will try to find a way to make it happen. Currently the positions up for rotation are President, Treasurer, MCA Rep, and three Director positions. All incumbents with the exception of the treasurer and one director are running for office. If you are interested in running for one of the positions please let Jim Harrington and/or Gerry Flowers know. Their contact information can be found in the most recent Pony Corral.
CRUISE ON THE SQUARE:
Saturday October 10th was a great day for a show. With more than 50 cars registered it was destined to be another great show. As usual thanks to Lynda Miller the show was well run and once again the participants were showered with lots of great door prizes. A huge shout out to all the members who show up early to get things set up, stay through the show to make sure everything runs smoothly and then help close the show out. Be sure to come on out for the last Cruise of the season on November 14th.
Many of you know the November activity NTMC looks forward most is creating thanksgiving baskets for those in need. The board felt since this is a tradition that's helps so many we needed to find a way to make it happen. We felt the easiest way to collect food for the baskets was to ask participants at the November 14th Parker Square Cruise to bring non perishable food items to donate. Please get hold of Phyllis Crouch if you have identified a family that is in need of a basket. If you have identified a family but are not comfortable getting out to deliver the basket, I can make the delivery for you.
ANNUAL NTMC CHRISTMAS PARTY:
After a lot of discussion by members of the board we decided it wouldn't be prudent to hold the NTMC Christmas party and gift exchange. This was not an easy decision to come to. As an alternative we are going to try to arrange a drive by gift drop off where the gifts would benefit those in need. Gerry Flowers is working on finding a location to hold the gift drop off. Stay tuned for more info as it comes available.
SCOTTISH RITE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL:
Phil Sweeney is working with Scottish Rite to try to organize a toy drive sometime this fall. Scottish Rite has been a great partner and supporter over the past few years. This will be a great way to show them appreciation for what they do and will provide us the opportunity to give something back to the patients who benefit from everything Scottish Rite has to offer.
AER TOY DRIVE:
Many of you have participated in the annual AER Toys For TOTs drive. This has been one of my favorite activities NTMC is involved in. Regrettably AER will be unable to continue the tradition. Not to worry however, as Sam Pack has come to the rescue. More details will be released as they become available. I would like to thank AER for their many years of unwavering support during the Toy Drive. I would like to think the support they have offered throughout the years has made Christmas a little better for those children who benefited from their generosity.
MCA TRACK EVENT:
MCA will host a track event with support by Ford Motor Company at Hallett raceway in Oklahoma Nov. 7 & 8? Ford Motor Company asked us to make sure that NTMC club members know that they have the opportunity to participate since it is in the region.
The "Oklahoma Roundup" is limited in the number of participants to maximize track time. Registration is at https://bit.ly/378XotP, hotel info can be found at https://bit.ly/2H9AtUc and the Hallett info is https://bit.ly/3nSXM5G.
Cruise on The Square: November 14th, Parker Square Flower Mound
Member's only access to the NTMC web page:
Compared to the membership as a whole only a small percentage of members take advantage of accessing the members only portion of the NTMC web site. To assure you have access to all the information available to you, be sure to request access to the members only area of the web site. This will require a g-mail address to add you to the group. If you don't use g-mail, that's ok. Just create a G-mail account so we can add you to group giving you access to the members only portion of the site. Send your request to Steve Gold at email@example.com .
If someone mentions to you, they stopped receiving emails or the pony corral from NTMC ask them to check their junk mail folder. They can also send an email to: Info@ntmc.org with their name email address and phone number so we can verify the information is correct on the email lists. They can contact me as well at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-793-2048.
Photos from Past events Go to www.ntmc.org and click the photo gallery tab. From there you can look at photos from many of our past events.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
I forgot to add the birthday drive by for 6 year old Jacob Karen Murphy coordinated with Jacobs father and was able to gather 14 mustangs for the drive by. Jacob was really excited to see the cars and his Grandmother was brought to tears as she couldn't believe so many people who didn't know the family were so willing to make Jacobs birthday one he will never forget. Thanks to Karen and everyone who came out to make Jacobs day.
Friday, May 22, 2020
MembersJudging by the activity on the Facebook page everyone is itching to get out and start participating in car shows. In the coming weeks we will be busy gearing up for many of the NTMC upcoming events. As with all of our events we would not be able to hold them without the help of the members of the club. The first event coming up is The Cruise on the Square on Saturday June 13th. The week after that June 20th, we will be holding the Summit Racing All Ford Show. Of course the Yellow Rose will be held in late July. We are going to need lots of help to run these shows so if you have the time come on out pitch in and join in on the fun.PONY CORRAL: WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING LATELY?Lora is busy getting the June Pony Corral together. If you have any Pics or stories about what you have been doing to pass the time while staying at home, please send them in so she can include them in the newsletter. Please send pics and articles to NTMCnews@Gmail.comIMPORTANT: JUNE MEMBER'S MEETINGWe are still planning to have a June Members meeting. There is a chance the Church may not be able to allow the use of their facility for meeting. If that is the case, we will see if we can find an alternate location. As was mentioned in an earlier post we may try to integrate a picnic into the meeting to kick things off.ELECTIONS:In June we will have elections for Vice President, Secretary and 4 Directors. If you are interested in any of these positions please let the nominating committee, (Jim Harrington, Jerry Flowers) know.Jim Harrington has expressed an interest in passing the treasurer torch on to anyone interested in taking on those duties. There has not been a lot of interest in the position during past elections so Jon Steed has offered to shadow Jim so he can run for treasurer. The board is seeking interest from the membership for someone who is willing to run for Club Secretary to allow Jon time to shadow Jim prior to the winter elections. Please let the nominating committee know if you are interested.CRUISE ON THE SQUARE:Saturday June 13th marks the first cruise at Parker square. At the time of this posting everything is a go. Because this will be the first cruise at Parker Square, we are going to need to have a dry run to make sure we coordinate parking the cars and setting the equipment and registration table up. In the coming weeks we are going to be asking a few members to come out and assist with the mock set up. I will let everyone know when we choose that date.SUMMIT ALL FORD SHOW:This is still scheduled for June 20th. George is continuing to work with Summit in planning the event. If Summit or the City of Arlington directives suggest the show not be held, we will look at alternate dates suggested by Summit to hold the show. Let George know of you are available to help during the show.YELLOW ROSE:The Yellow Rose Committee is hard at work planning for The Yellow Rose Classic in July. We are going to need lots of help as usual. Since we haven't been able to pass the book around please let us know if you want to sign up for the usual jobs such as floor marking, selling tickets, working the merchandise counter etc. You can contact Jackie or Mark Powell if you are interested in helping out. You can also send me an email at email@example.com if you are interested in signing up to help out and I will get it to them. If you plan to enter a car you can download the registration form from the Yellow Rose web site http://yrcs.ntmc.org/ . If the show is not held due to the Expo Centers decisions on closures your money will be refunded, or check returned.SAM PACK SPRING NATIONALS:Sam Pack regrettably has decided to cancel the Spring Nationals rather than reschedule them. This was not an easy decision as this long-held show has always had a special and deep meaning to many people both within the Sam Pack community as well as the NTMC. We will be planning for a 2021 Spring Nationals next May.STAN JOHNSON TROPHIES:Mark has been able to acquire Ford replacement trophy tops for the Trophies everyone received at the die-cast show. Bring your trophy to the June meeting and Mark will replace the tops during the meeting.SCAT SHOW:Unfortunately, due to recent developments affecting the location where the SCAT show was to be held, they have had to postpone the event to a yet to be determined date in the fall.UPCOMING EVENTS:Cruise on The Square: June 13th, Parker Square Flower MoundSummit All Ford Show: June 20thYellow Rose Classic: July 25th-26thMember's only access to the NTMC web page:Compared to the membership as a whole only a small percentage of members take advantage of accessing the members only portion of the NTMC web site. To assure you have access to all the information available to you, be sure to request access to the members only area of the web site. This will require a g-mail address to add you to the group. If you don't use g-mail, that's ok. Just create a G-mail account so we can add you to group giving you access to the members only portion of the site. Send your request to Steve Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Missing EmailsIf someone mentions to you, they stopped receiving emails or the pony corral from NTMC ask them to check their junk mail folder. They can also send an email to: Info@ntmc.org with their name email address and phone number so we can verify the information is correct on the email lists. They can contact me as well at email@example.com or call 817-793-2048.Photos from Past events Go to www.ntmc.org and click the photo gallery tab. From there you can look at photos from many of our past events.Bill CunninghamNTMC President