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News from the Charity Motor Club: Q2 - 2021

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A Message From the Charity Motor Club President
 

Same Club. New Name!

 

The name of the Mohawk Valley Lunch Club is changing to better reflect what we do and to showcase our roots in motorsports. We also are excited about growing our footprint in New York and helping more organizations in Central New York and beyond.

 

Introducing the Charity Motor Club (CMC) 
 

 

We will never forget the genesis of our club - a group of auto enthusiasts throwing money in a hat over lunch. That lunch club is still a part of us. As any organization does when it grows, we are changing our name to better reflect who we are and what we do. We are not just a car club, or a lunch club, or a charitable organization. We are all that and so much more. We love cars, but we also love motorcycles and all forms of motorsports. More importantly, we are a charity that is “driven to give”. So much so, that we are adopting that as our new tagline.

 

We are excited to take this step forward. You will see the new name on the website, Facebook page and all communications going forward. We have an amazing year planned for you and what better way to roll out the new name but with a calendar of new events and exciting experiences. Read on and I’m sure you will be just as excited as the rest of us for the club’s next chapter.

Ride Host Volunteers

 

In addition to the new name and expanded territory, we are excited to announce a new program which will surely provide an even greater experience for those attending our Ride & Drive events.  The Ride Host Volunteer Program works like this: For those attendees that do not have a special ride to bring, or simply do not wish to drive, we want to pair them up with you to be hosted for the ride.  As a Ride Host Volunteer, we will simply ask how many available seats you have and match you with a guest looking to enjoy the tour and learn about your car!  This is an opportunity for you as a volunteer to spread the passion for automobiles while creating a memorable experience for others.  If you have an interest in offering one of your vacant seats at events, we simply ask that you submit your information via this form.

 


Take care and drive safe,
-Kirk Evans
President, MVCLC

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2021 EVENTS:

This year the CMC has some amazing events planned. We are still busy planning all the details but
encourage you to save the dates in your calendar. As the details for each event are finalized we will send
out emails and post to our Facebook page.

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KICKOFF LUNCHEON AT HARPOON EDDIES - Saturday May 22nd

Enjoy a fun cruise up to Sylvan Beach and have lunch with the club at this iconic restaurant. Following lunch will be a unique tour of a private automobile collection.

RALLY TO SARATOGA – Saturday, June 19th

Join the club for a cruise to the Saratoga Auto Museum. There will be a box lunch and a viewing of two unique collections: Porsche Rare Air, and the Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Spring Nationals exhibit.

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LAP THE GLEN – Lapping sessions and luncheon – Sunday, August 15th Drive with the Club to the Glen and take some paced laps on the track followed by lunch. After lunch, explore Watkins Glen on your own or join us for a tour of the Corning Glass Museum. Return to the track at 5pm to finish the day with a few more laps of the track.

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CARS AND CLAMS AT THE ROSELAWN – Sunday, August 29th
No explanation Needed – Clams, mussels, lobster and more! Have fun, talk cars, hear from some of our charities and meet new members!

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FALL CRUISE TO JIM TAYLOR COLLECTION – Saturday, October 2nd

The Fall Cruise is the club’s signature event. Hosted by Phaeton Motors, this annual event involves a great group ride through the twisty back roads of CNY. This year we will take a brisk, scenic drive to the experience a magnificent and rare collection of automobiles.

 
 
 
 
 
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

 

 

The Charity Motor Club is once again happy to support Joseph’s Experience. An amazing organization helping children all year round.

 

About Joseph’s Experience:

Addressing a gap: Joseph’s Experience acknowledges the wonderful organizations that aim to serve children. Several gaps exist. There are no services similar to us in central New York. Second, a gap lies in the notion that other service providers fill a one week or a single event timeline. The discrepancy is that the year encompasses 52 weeks thus, we aim to provide services, activities, and support throughout the year…after all, suffering doesn’t stop after an event, a child returns from camp, or a family returns from a weekend away. **we remain the ONLY central NY organization which serves children all year*** All of our families believe that the support we aim to offer to them wasn’t available

 

We provide real-time responses for people who need us today. After all, Cancer takes no time off. In 2010, efforts to provide assistance to people who suffer was launched. Out of need, changes in how we serve were identified and changes were implemented.  In 2014, the spirit of TME morphed into Joseph’s Experience Inc. We have narrowed the scope of our service to children who are in active treatment. 

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MEET THE CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

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Abraham House

Abraham House provides our terminally ill guests and their families a safe and loving home, with all the support needed for dignified end of life care, free of any financial burden.

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Feed Our Vets

Feed Our Vets is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help Veterans in the United States, their spouses and children whose circumstances have left them on the battlefield of hunger, and to involve the public in fighting Veteran hunger.

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Herkimer Humane Society

The Herkimer County Humane Society is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter and safe haven for stray dogs and cats, until their forever homes are found.

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Joseph's Experience

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of children, adults, and their families who are affected by severe medical conditions such as Cancer & Leukemia.

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Kelberman Center

The Kelberman Center bears the name of a family committed to excellence. Dr. Michael Kelberman and his family are dedicated to the advancement of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Kurt Wyman Park

It is the mission of our organization to assist the Town of Whitestown in the construction of a memorial park honoring the life of Oneida County Deputy Sheriff Kurt B. Wyman who was killed in the line of duty on June 7, 2011.

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Pathfinder Village

Pathfinder Village is a community where people who have Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities discover their own value and talents, and share these gifts with others. Here, residents are valued for their abilities and contributions.

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Rescue Mission Of Utica

The Rescue Mission serves individuals overcoming homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities. Our programs provide safe lodging, food, clothing, case management, counseling, advocacy, education, referrals, spiritual and other supportive services.

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Shalamar Foundation

The Shalamar Foundation is a 501(C)3 developed to instill confidence and hope in at risk youth in rural New York. Through monthly mentoring programs culminating in College Scholarship opportunities, we'll foster social and academic growth in children while providing the path to a brighter future.

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Steven Swan Humane Society

The present day Stevens-Swan Humane Society evolved from a combination of efforts of hundreds of people before us. Taking care of animals that are surrendered, lost or unwanted is a large task, and the burden is overwhelming.

The Ride For Missing and Exploited Child
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Ride For Missing Children

What started as a small group of bicyclists that hoped to raise awareness for the plight of one missing child has grown into the biggest annual fundraiser for The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children.

Our Mission is to provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters, EMT's and members of ladies auxiliaries in Oneida and Herkimer Counties who suffer from a life-threatening illness, such as cancer.