April 21, 2009

April Meeting at MCL Supported Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Great meeting! Thirty gathered for the April 20th meeting at MCL. Prez Bill brought us up to speed (sorry, I couldn't resist) on upcoming events: GTOAA Nationals in Dayton July 7-11, Save the Paramount Theater Cruise-In May 9, Vietnam Veterans Endless Summer Car Show May 3 (see Fitz' post below for details!!!), Mystery Cruise May 16, Indy Firebird Show June 13, Indy GTO Show Sept. 19, Chrome Carnival April 24-25, Edinburgh Fundraiser April 25, Summer Place Car Show May 23, Piston Poppers Cruise-In July 18...Thanks Bill for compiling information about car club events throughout the area. And thanks to members who volunteered for parking duties at several events that we are helping other car clubs with this year. (Click on images to enlarge then hit back arrow to return to blog.)

Member, Shelley Triol, (below) presented an opportunity for us to support her in a fundraising effort for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hearing about adults and children affected by leukemia and seeing this drawing (below) by the young boy Shelley is sponsoring was more than enough encouragement for us to support the cause!

The 50/50 drawing was a great success.

And we received this very nice Thank You from Shelley:
Dear Goatsters,
Many, many heartfelt thanks for your support of my Woman of the Year fundraising campaign for the Indiana chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)!

I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for the donation by way of Monday night’s 50/50 raffle and the club match. It was truly overwhelming.

Your belief in the cause enforces what we hope will be true – that some day, we will use words like “easily curable” and “eradicated” when we mention blood cancers.

You are the best – and on behalf of the LLS and all those whose lives are touched by leukemia and lymphoma, we thank you!!

Shelley Triol

Second note from Shelley May 8th:
Hi Betsy!
Please convey to the Indy GTO Club my heartfelt thanks for their involvement in this year’s Woman of the Year fundraising campaign for the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)! My grassroots campaign - through which dozens of individuals and groups graciously participated - raised $5,235! That is extraordinary! The Club’s belief in our organization’s efforts to find cures for blood cancers helped this year's total fundraising campaign collectively raise $145,200! What makes this particularly poignant is this fact - despite our challenging economy, that sum is nearly 20% higher than the chapter's fundraising goal for this year's campaign, and I certainly have each of you to thank for making it such a success! Again, I offer to each of you my most heartfelt gratitude for your participation and support!
Shelley Triol