News from the Charity Motor Club: Q3 - 2021
Letter From the President
Wow! What a year.
After the chaos of 2020, this past year was a big success for the Club and all its members. Thanks to you, we hosted four great events that allowed us to see a lot of great cars, take some amazing drives and most importantly, raise money for over a dozen local non-profits in need. It seems that no matter how much we give, it never seems enough. We are so fortunate in our lives, friendships, and families, that it feels good to give back however we can. The beauty of this club is that we get to give back while doing what we love.
For those that attended our events this year and supported our mission to give back to the community – thank you! For those that were unable to attend due to scheduling issues or any other reason, we are asking that you consider a tax-deductible, end-of-year donation to help - the local charities the Club supports. Your donations go a long way in helping those in need. Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution may do so by visiting www.charitymotorclub.com and clicking the “Donate” button at the top right corner of the page.
Even though 2021isn’t over yet, we are already planning some new and exciting experiences for 2022. We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Kirk Evans
Clambake at the Roselawn
The fall clambake was a huge success. Held under the spacious pavilion at the Roselawn, club members were treated to an excellent variety of food and had the opportunity to hear from two of the charities we support – Feed Our Vets and Joseph’s experience. Rich Synek spoke to club about the mission of Feed Our Vets and how the club’s support helped to make a real difference to veterans’ families in the area. Dr. Montgomery shared with us his moving experiences working with disadvantaged youth as part of the Joseph’s Experience mission.
We had a lively auction and basket raffle with some terrific items and holiday packages going to happy homes. It was wonderful to see everyone at the event and we cannot thank enough our sponsors from Alistar Resources, Adirondack Financial Services and State Farm.
In partnership with the Shalamar Foundation, the Charity Motor Club held one of our most anticipated events every year – the Fall Cruise. Each year we get ready to say goodbye to Summer and our cars as the cold weather and snow of winter approaches with a spirited drive to a great location and lunch. This year, we left from the Phaeton Motors collection and drove to the Jim Taylor Collection in Gloversville. In total, club members had a chance to look at over 150 collector cars in one day! Following the garage visit, the club then got back into their cars for a quick drive the Saltsman’s Hotel for a great lunch.
Calling All Volunteers
The Charity Motor Club Is a volunteer-only organization. Much like the charities we support, we are a low-overhead non-profit that relies heavily on volunteers to help us put on amazing events and experiences. In 2022 we are planning some great events that are going to need a lot of help to pull off properly. If you are willing to take a more active role in the club and help at an event, or in any capacity, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Donation Event
One of the most anticipated events of the year is when we get to share the results of our efforts and give back to the community. This year we are excited to be able to share the funds we raised with over a dozen local charities. The event will be scheduled for an evening in February, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/charitymotorclub) or our website (www.charitymotorclub.com) for more details as they become available.
MEET THE CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.