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News from the Charity Motor Club: Q3 - 2021

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Greetings fellow CMC’ers!

 

With summer under full swing, we are excited to share with you a report on our most recent events and get you excited for two great events coming up in August – our “Ride the Glen” at Watkins Glen International and our Clambake at the Roselawn.
 

Rally to Saratoga
The Rally to Saratoga was a huge success. The day started with a beautiful drive to the Saratoga Auto Museum through beautiful upstate NY roads. A club first, we had two starting locations for the rally, New Hartford and Albany. The two rally groups came together at the museum where everyone enjoyed a great lunch provided by Mama Mia’s. While at the museum, attendees got a chance to view the Porsche Rare Air Exhibit and take a walk through the AACA car show of more than 300 antique cars. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to The Prevention Center of Albany and Transitions. Special thanks go out to the Saratoga Auto Museum and its board for hosting the club, providing access to the exhibits and their generous contribution of family memberships for those who attended.

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Drive the Glen with the Charity Motor Club 

Our next exciting event is a motorsport experience you don’t want to miss. On Sunday, August 15th , join the club in beautiful Watkins Glen New York for the opportunity to take your own car out onto the track not just once, but twice in the same day. Find out what it feels like to drive this storied road course while piloting your personal vehicle sorry, no motorcycles, RVs or motorcoaches around the 3.45-mile Grand Prix circuit, paced by an official WGI pace car. Thanks to the generosity of Watkins Glen International, the club will be allowed to do laps at both the noon and 5pm session. Between the run sessions we will have a great lunch, drive the historic grand prix through the streets of Watkins Glen and watch other cars taking the track flat out. This event is a must for anyone who has never been on the track before. Registration for the event also makes a great gift or sales incentive for employees.

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Cars and Clams at the Roselawn 

On August 29th , The Charity Motor Club is hosting a Clambake at the Roselawn Banquet Facility in New York Mills. This outdoor event will be fun for the whole family. There is a very large parking lot to allow for our own car show, a lawn for outdoor games, and a large pavilion for lunch, raffles and an auction. Save the date, more details are coming soon! 

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Volunteers Needed

To put on these great events and experiences requires a lot of work. The Charity Motor Club is a
volunteer-based organization, and we need help from our members to make sure that these events are a success. If you are willing to volunteer in any capacity, please contact Kirk Evans at kirkevans@gmail.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Both upcoming events are excellent opportunities to show the support of your business for the Charity Motor Club and have your company be seen and recognized by attendees. The Ride the Glen and Roselawn events will be advertised extensively on Facebook and Instagram as well as have exposure at our booth at Syracuse Nationals and the upcoming Fountain Elms car show. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these events, please email info@charitymotorclub.com

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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT

 

 

Featured Charity Feed Our Vets. The Charity Motor Club is a proud supporter of Feed Our Vets and all the great work they have done to help feed the individuals and families that have served our country. Since 2009, Feed Our Vets has provided free food assistance to more than 31,300 Veterans and their family members, distributing 2.3 Million pounds of food, and over $166,140 in gift cards. Feed Our Vets 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, through:


1. Community food pantries that provide regular, free food to Veterans and their families
2. Distribution of related goods and services
3. Public education and outreach
100% of our funds come from private donors. We do not receive any government funding.

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.