The Crew (CRU) News - December 2018 Edition

December - Handing over $70,000 to charities and hitting turn 1 at $150 MPH! That was the essence of The CRU in 2018!

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  The year has flown by and what a year it was! With our primary mission complete, living our passion while creating impact was over achieved on both fronts! We had over a dozen events from race track days at 140+ MPH raising funds for families in need to touring that helped our canine friends abandoned in their later years. We targeted $50,000 to be raised over the year, we will be closer to $75,000 when the books are closed and created a huge wave of awareness while we did it! Our charity partners touched this year included The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Vine Maple Place, Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, Old Dog Haven, and the list goes on! 


December impact was awesome, we had 2 main events starting with the December 11th Ribbon Cutting at Vine Maple Place, over the year The CRU raised almost $15,000 to help build this world class facility in Maple Valley, Washington. Ty, Cassandra, Nick, Jim, and Arsenio were on hand to enjoy the celebration and tour of the top notch facility. The CRU is super excited as we head into our third year of partnering with VMP in 2019. You can learn more about this family program designed to intercept family homelessness and aide in education by visiting www.VineMaplePlace.org.


On December 15th we launched our annual story telling fund raiser, with the auctioning off 3 hardcover books that captures all of the 2018 action of The CRU and its charity partners. Special call out to Malcom, Tom Hall and Arturo for their winning bids and charity impact, leading the charge on this one!  The 80 page books contained over 300 images, this project raised almost $6,000 and will add more as the softcover will be available after Christmas for $55 with all proceeds again presented to our charity partners. Putting a bow on 2018! 


Celebrating you all, as you celebrate the holidays! 


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September I-90 BBQ, Show and MS fundraiser: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CafeRacersUnion/permalink/2276089542673624/

September Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CafeRacersUnion/permalink/2294110674204844/

Annaul meeting for 2018

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We had a great meeting, about 2/3rds of the membership made it, thanks and the outputs of the discussions are in motion! COngrats to Robert Van Winkle to appointment of CRU Secretary.

The CRU club house is open!

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Located in Roslyn, Washington it is about an hour from Issaqua over I-90! Great historic spot with beautiful rides, great food and excellent car shows during the summer! CRU indoor moto parking for about 12, outdoor moto parking for 20. Pets welcome of course!

Charity of the Month ~ National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS).  The CNS is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

Within the CNS, the immune system causes inflammation that damages myelin — the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers — as well as the nerve fibers themselves, and the specialized cells that make myelin. *More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Seattle area is one of the global hot spots for cases of MS.

Visit the MS website to learn more!