Drag Racing Association of Women

               "Fast Help for Fast Friends"

 

 

 

 


 



DRAW's motto is "Fast Help For Fast Friends" and our sole mission is providing financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in a drag racing accident at a track.

Financial assistance paid 1985-2021 - $5,056,156
Number of families assisted 1985-2021 - 947


DRAW Seeks New Board of Trustees for 2023-2024


Would you like to be an important part of helping injured racers? Join the DRAW Board of Trustee and make a difference!

We are accepting applications for new Board members, especially for those with the following skills: legal, finance, management, administration, marketing, and public relations. Every year the Board of Trustees accepts nominations for six of its twelve positions. Trustees serve a two-year term. Board members do not have to attend all the National events but do need to be DRAW members. Please read our Trustee Fact Sheet to learn more about the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please apply to: Vicki Aswege 4615 S Hazelton Ln Tempe, AZ 85282, or fax to 480-820-2355. Board applications must be received by November 1, 2022. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact vickidraw@gmail.com
DRAW Trustees Fact Sheet This fact sheet is to help you understand what a trustee is and does, and what you would need to do if you wanted to become a DRAW trustee. What is a trustee? The charity trustees are the people responsible, under the charity's governing document, for controlling the management and administration of the charity.
Who can be a trustee? Almost anyone can be a trustee if they are over 18 years old, and free from criminal convictions.
There are several other conditions including that you cannot be a trustee if you are party in an un-discharged bankruptcy or have been removed from trusteeship in the past.

Who appoints trustees? DRAW trustees are nominated by the standing Board of Trustees, the general membership, or themselves and elected by a vote of the general membership.


What skills are needed to be a trustee? DRAW trustees need to be prepared to take an active part in the running of the charity and therefore need to be able – and willing - to give time to the efficient administration of the charity and the fulfillment of its trusts. The kinds of skills which are needed in the DRAW Board of Trustees include: legal, finance, management,

administration, marketing, and public relations.


What qualifications do I need? There are no qualifications or experience needed to be a DRAW trustee. However, there are a number of personal qualities you should have: “A commitment to DRAW and a passion for its work “Willingness and the ability to devote the necessary time and effort “Honesty and integrity “The ability and judgment to make decisions “The vision to take a long term view and plan for the future of DRAW. “A willingness to contribute but also to listen to the views of others “An ability to work as part of a team “An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of being a trustee “A willingness to be involved in work beyond trustee meetings, i.e., Committee or working groups


What sort of time commitment does it take to be a DRAW trustee? “Attend three face to face board meetings “Actively participate on two committees “Actively participate in the decision process “Represent the organization in matters related to the execution of the trust


What are a DRAW trustee's responsibilities? Trustees are required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to DRAW and need always to bear in mind that their prime concern is the interests of the charity. They cannot let their personal views or prejudices affect their conduct as trustees. They need to exercise an appropriate degree of care in dealing
with the administration of the charity. Trustees are also responsible for setting the strategic aims, objectives, and direction of the charity. The identification of risks arising from activities undertaken and the management of identified risks are important elements in helping to ensure the strategic aims and objectives of the charity are achieved. Trustees are responsible

for ensuring that any fundraising activity carried out by or on behalf of their charity is properly undertaken, and that all funds collected are properly accounted for.


What is my liability if I am a trustee? If trustees act prudently, lawfully, and in accordance with their governing document, then any liabilities they incur as trustees can be met out of the charity's resources. But if they act otherwise, they may be in breach of trust and personally responsible for liabilities incurred by or on behalf of the charity, or for making good any

loss to the charity. Since trustees are acting collectively in administering a charity, they will usually be responsible collectively (the legal term is "jointly and severally") to meet any liability to a third party, which has been incurred by them or on their behalf.


How long do I have to be a trustee for? DRAW is looking for committed people to be involved and accept the role of Trustee. DRAW Trustees are elected to serve a two-year term. Trustees can be elected to serve unlimited consecutive terms.


Will I get paid? No, the DRAW trustee positions are voluntary, and the trustees should not be benefiting from the organization that they are running. However, DRAW trustees are compensated for travel to required Board meetings at the rate of $2,250.00 per year.


I am interested in becoming a DRAW Trustee, what do I do now? Obtain a Board of Trustees application from the DRAW-ing Attention Newsletter, (page 3) or you can download it from the drawonline.org website www.drawonline.org. Send the completed application to the address on the application by November 1, 2022.

Drag Racing Association of Women

DRAW Board of Trustees Applications for 2023-2024

Please submit the following to DRAW
Vicki Aswege 4615 S Hazelton Ln., Tempe, AZ 85282

vickidraw@gmail.com
or fax to (480) 820-2355

Name __________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
City, __________________________________State ______________ Zip _______
Phone#______________________________
Email________________________________
Draw Position(s) held__________________________________________________________
Time donated to DRAW or other volunteers:__________________________________________________________________
Drag Racing Affiliation, if any: __________________________________________________________________________

NHRA Event(s) attended in 2022 ______________________________________________________

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NHRA Event(s) planning to attend in 2023 ______________________________________________

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Current Employment (optional) ________________________________________________________
Computer Skills (optional) ____________________________________________________________
Hobbies(optional) __________________________________________________________________
Any other information you would like DRAW to know ____________________________________________________________________________



September 2022 Newsletter

The Drag Racing Association of Women's monthly newsletter, DRAWing Attention, offers information on the latest fund-raising activities and special events, the National Booth Report, the Injured Racers Update, the monthly Financial Aid Report, and news from our Area Coordinators. By clicking the link below, you can view the newsletter online or save it to your computer. 


We constantly strive to reduce the administrative costs associated with managing a non-profit organization. Adopting this format for our monthly newsletter is just one step in that direction.
DRAW has remained strong throughout our 37-year existence due to the incredible support and participation from a wide range of people in the racing community. Whether you volunteer your time, skills, products, services or resources, every contribution is important because it enables DRAW to respond in a time of crisis. We thank you for your continued support. 
  
Sincerely,
DRAW Board of Trustees
Drag Racing Association of Women

COME JOIN US FOR THE FUN AND EXCITEMENT OF THE DRAW ANNUAL DALLAS AUCTION


DRAW’s (Drag Racing Association of Women) single biggest fund raising activity is the Annual DRAW Auction at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX, held during the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The Annual DRAW Auction will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in the Champion Club. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The Live Auction begins at 7:00 pm. However, depending on the race day events, the time is subject to change. Announcements will be made during the day of any changes. The event is hosted by Bill and Deborah Meyer and the Staff of the Texas Motorplex. Beverages will be available. A list of items that will be available at the auction are below and are on www.drawonline.org.
DRAW will also be holding a special sale of racing collectibles during the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The sale will start off Friday morning at 9 AM until 6 PM at the main DRAW booth located on Manufacturer’s Midway. The collectible sale will continue at the DRAW booth on Saturday from 9 until 4 and Sunday before the racing starts. These vintage items, which could include die cast, crew & team shirts, hat pins, handouts, t-shirts etc. are parts of collections that have recently been donated to DRAW for resale.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS AVAILABLE AS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2022


*Kenny Youngblood colorful sketch titled Irwindale Raceway featuring Snake and Mongoose cars and signed by Snake, *Mongoose and Kenny Youngblood
*Jef Caudle lithograph “Big Daddy” signed by Jef Caudle and Big Daddy Don Garlits
*Jef Caudle lithograph “Texas Style” signed by Eddie Hill and Jef Caudle
*David Carl Peters “Tony Forces the Issue” lithograph signed by John Force, Tony Pedregon and David Carl Peters
*David Carl Peters lithograph “A Championship Force” signed by John Force and David Carl Peters
*David Carl Peters “First Christmas Tree” lithograph featuring autographs by the first three official NHRA Starters: Rick Stewart    on the lithograph and cards signed by Buster Couch and Mark Lyle
*NHRA Top Ten and Legends collage: cards signed by the NHRA Top Ten plus legends Wally Parks, Buster Couch, Steve   Evans and Dave McClelland. Also included is a rare 60th Anniversary U.S. Nationals ring and a DVD of NHRA 60 Greatest   Moments. This ring is extremely rare-it is NOT the ring that was a promotional item for the 60th U.S. Nationals but is a much   rarer version
*Snake/Mongoose Movie collage: 8x10 movie poster framed and matted with cards signed by The Snake and Mongoose. Also   includes a DVD of the Snake/Mongoose movie.
*Grumpy’s Toy poster framed and matted with card signed by Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins
*50th Winternationals Poster from February 12, 2010 signed by 24 legends, including Garlits, Snake, Shirley, Ivo, Grumpy,   Reyes, Arnie the Farmer, Mongoose, Becks, Amato, and many others. A complete list is with the poster. This is a unique, one   of a kind item
*Shirley Muldowney “Last Pass” poster signed by Shirley Muldowney.
*John Force lithograph “The Fastest Ever” signed by John Force and Thomas J. Bishop
*Don the Snake Prudhomme Final Strike poster autographed in 1994 by 40 racers, including Blaine Johnson, Dave   McClelland,  Bob Glidden, Dick LaHaie, Snake, Ace, Eddie Hill, Bernstein, and John Force. A complete list is with the poster,     another item that is truly a one of a kind piece from “back in the day!”
*Set of 100 signed driver, crew chief, team owner cards including many of the NHRA Top 50, multiple champions, crew chiefs,   announcers
*John Force 30th Anniversary of Racing 1/16 Funny Car. The 1/16 version of this diecast is very rare.
*Doug Kalitta 1:24 Chip Foose dragster, autographed by Chip Foose and Doug
*2003 Limited Edition Silver Harley Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle. This is hard to find and this one is signed by Andrew Hines   and Eddie Krawiec.
*Kenny Bernstein autographed huge First to 300 Budweiser bottle. Unfortunately, for fans of Budweiser, the bottle is empty!
*Collection of hard to find drag racing mementos:
*New England Dragway 50th Anniversary Ring (from 2016)
   NHRA 1000th Event chip
   Texas Motorplex hat signed by Billy Meyer and Richard Tharp
   Texas Motorplex 30th Anniversary Ring: 1986-2015
   Texas Motorplex DVD “ The First 25 Years” 1986-2010
*Big Daddy Don Garlits 2002 Stars and Stripes 1:24 dragster. Very rare-can’t find a listing for it anywhere on the internet. And   this one is autographed by Big Daddy making it even rarer!
*Dale Creasy 2000 MAD Ugly Car 1:24 Funny Car diecast. He had some wacky cars back in the day. An autographed card   accompanies this diecast.
*Darrell Russell autographed 2002 Bilstein dragster. This is a rare dragster for obvious reasons.
*Gary Scelzi/Alan Johnson 1:24 dragster. This was a one race car, 2/25/2000 in Phoenix. Usually the car had Winston on the   side but for this race Scelzi was one side and Johnson on the other side to make it unusual.
*1999 Winston 1:9 Pro Stock Motorcycle autographed by Angelle Sampey and George Bryce. Angelle won Three PSM *Championships teamed up with George Bryce and is back in the hunt for the Championship in 2022.
*Set of three mini helmets in display cases signed by:
   Don the Snake Prudhomme
   Cruz Pedregon
   Cory McClenathan
*Racing mini helmet signed by the greatest champions of all time in their respective classes: John Force, Richard Petty and   Mario Andretti. Between these three they have an amazing 466 wins! Petty: 200; Force: 155 (as of August 1, 2022 and   counting); Andretti: 111.
*Shirley Muldowney autographed mini helmet and Heart Like a Wheel DVD
*Big Daddy Don Garlits autographed mini helmet
*50 Years of Funny Car themed Spiderman Helmet. This celebration took place at Pomona February 13, 2016. The helmet is   signed by 28 including: Big Daddy, Snake, Ace, Mongoose, Bernstein, Linda Vaughn, Forrest Lucas, John Paul DeJoria and   Bob Frey who was the moderator. A complete list accompanies the helmet. Also included is a 50 Years of Funny Car handout   that is autographed on the back by Clare Sanders, Ace, Tom Prock, Al Segrini, Kenny Bernstein, Snake and Gas Ronda
*Dark Blue/Gold Ironman helmet autographed in 2014 and 2018 by 22 including Big daddy, Shirley, Mongoose, Ace, Snake,   John force, Bernstein, Amato, Don Schumacher and, on the visor, Richard Petty and Mario Andretti. A complete list   accompanies the helmet
*U.S. Flag Legends helmet autographed at Indy in 2011 and 2013 by 30 including Chris Karamesines, Tommy Ivo, Linda   Vaughn, Shirley, John, Snake, Mongoose, Glidden, Leong, Barb Hamilton, Al Bergler and others. A complete list accompanies   the helmet
*Superman Helmet signed by 29 legends including Big, Shirley, Mongoose, Snake, Force, Ace, Chris Karamesines, Hector   Arana Jr (first to 200!), Jeb Allen. A complete list accompanies the helmet.
*Antron Brown 2002 U.S. Nationals 1:9 Pro Stock Motorcycle with rider and display case. This is the “Antron Brown edition”   and is signed by Antron
*Kenny Youngblood “Flames” Wally Parks Museum lithograph signed by Don “The Snake” Prudhomme AND Kenny 

 Youngblood with Youngblood sketch
*Tony Schumacher Army crew shirt, size XL. This is the old style crew shirt with all everything sown on.
*Gary Scelzi Oakley crew shirt, size XXL.
*Don Schumacher racing Bill Blass shirt, size

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The History Lesson

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian

Can you believe it is July already and things are beginning to get back to normal. Of course, there are changes, some good and some not as good. But we are back racing and DRAW is there supporting the racers as they need us and going about the work of always being prepared to help should the need arise. Preparing to help…that’s what our fundraising efforts are all about, why we have a booth at all the NHRA national events across the country, why local tracks hold raffles and races that benefit DRAW. You can read here in the Newsletter those we are helping, the amount of money spent in those efforts. Without fundraising and donations all across the country, there wouldn’t be DRAW to help our fellow racers in their worst time. Why has DRAW been so successful for so many years? Because of you, our supporters. The DRAW Board makes the decisions and keeps things organized so that we always achieve the goal of DRAW, but we are only able to do that with everyone’s help. The Board alone could not do it. Every effort you make helps, from monetary donations to buying merchandise or buying a raffle ticket. But one of the most important things you can do to support DRAW is to talk about DRAW, tell people, explain to people. And then, remember, the only way a racer in need gets our help is if we are aware of the need. There isn’t anything more heartbreaking than finding that a racer had an accident 6 months ago, hasn’t been able to work and is struggling, and we just find out about the accident. Here is what you can do. Go to the page here in the newsletter that lists officers, Board members and area coordinators. Pick any name, whether it is in your area or someone you know, or me…just anyone. Then put that number in your phone under DRAW. If you are at a track and there is an accident, get any information you can and call or text that number with the information. Done! It is easy to forget by the time you leave the track and get home to look up a number and call us. I can guarantee that racer that had the accident has not forgotten. Your help and support keep DRAW right where it needs to be…giving Fast Help for Fast Friends…for 36 years!! Thank you.
Cards & Letters to Injured Racers is so Important
One of the great things about the Indy race is we generally get to see some injured racers from the past. It is always so heartwarming to get to visit with them and hear how they are doing. This year we had three racers stop by, Larry Sisk, Tom Brown and Ryan Gortney. When we work the booth or talked to the injured racers on the phone, we get to hear how important DRAW is important to their recovery. But only a few of us are fortunate enough to experience these "warm and fuzzies." Below is a letter from one of our current injured racers Andrew Blanton along with some pictures he sent with the letter. Please keep this letter in mind and when you get your DRAWing attention newsletter each month to send a few cards and/or letters out.

Dearest DRAW, 

Hi! I wanted to say hi and thank you to some of the friends that have kept in touch with me from DRAW. Constance Smith, Judy and Bill Leahey, Ray and Millie Martel have sent some very nice letters and they have made the most recent past a lot better. Please thank each of them for me and try to explain how much good happens from a single handwritten "hello". I have added some pictures of myself, Annika my daughter (sounds like Onikuh) and Kara my girlfriend. Thank you again from care and support.  The people at DRAW make my daily life a lot better!!!

Warm Regards
Andrew Blanton
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Drag Racing Association of Women Clarification

Due to a recent situation, the board members of the DRAW feel the need to clarify an 
item from the organizations Bylaws. 

Racers receiving aid from the Drag Racing Association of Women can not return to 
driving or riding a race vehicle and continue to receive aid from DRAW.

The thought being is that racer aid is there if you are not able to work or participate in normal life activities and have doctors orders that say so. If you are capable of 
operating any racing vehicle, then you should be capable of working or participating 
in normal life activities and will no longer receive aid from the Drag Racing 
Association of Women.

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Take just a little time to be prepared
I recently was slightly involved in something that made me want to write a little story
about being prepared for the worst. In this day and age, anyone that is 18 years or 
older should at least have a Power of Attorney in place and if you have a spouse, dependents or loved ones that depend on you make a Will. If you were to pass away tomorrow is everything in place to take care of the people you want to get taken care 
of? If you do not at least have a POA then you risk having everything tied up in court, sometimes for years, while the State tries to determine who should get your assets. 
Sit down with a lawyer and get a POA made up and put on file so if something does 
happen, your family and loved ones are not stuck trying to obtain what is supposed 
to be rightfully theirs.

Chris Hardesty
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Meet a DRAW Rockstar!
 Story by Chris Hardesty

I was fortunate enough to meet Kelley (Ike) Isenhower at the Raceview Family Campground during this years U.S. Nationals. He was playing on a stage in the campground surrounded by a crowd of screaming fans. I heard him say something about "all proceeds go to DRAW" well needless to say that caught my attention so I talked to him after the show. Here is a guy that you dont hear about, playing his heart out on stage and giving the proceeds to the Drag Racing Association of Women. I asked him to tell me his story and how he started getting involved with DRAW.
He started attending the U.S. Nationals in 1991 with his brother and father. He was hooked after he saw
the first Top Fuel Dragster run down the track. This event quickly became a tradition every Labor Day for him and his family. He remembers that his mom and dad would get to every final race early and stop by
the DRAW booth to donate a little cash and pick up a ladder sheet so they could keep track of their favorite drivers throughout the day. Some 25 years later they still do the same thing.
Ike started donating small amounts to DRAW every year and decided in 2013 to try something different.
He has been a touring musician for over 20 years, playing in excess of 240 shows per year. He has been putting on a concert at the Raceview Family Campgrounds every year starting in 1996. The concerts
started small, sitting around campfires with close friends. Over the years, more people would show up to listen and eventually he started using a stage and a large PA system. He brought a couple of bands out to play and the crowds just kept getting bigger.
In 2013 at the 59th US Nationals he decided to try and raise some money and his father mentioned that
they should do something for DRAW. He was able to get an acoustic guitar donated by IRC Music in Indianapolis and with the help from some great friends was able to get the guitar autographed by about 20 professional drag racers. That evening he played his show to a crowd of about 400+ people and started selling raffle tickets for the guitar. Towards the end of the night they drew the winning number and gave it away but only after raising about $1200 from the raffle. A few other donations took the total to almost
$1400! Ike and his father delivered the money to the DRAW booth Monday morning before the finals. The look on the eyes of the ladies at the booth was very heartwarming, they were very thankful and so was he.
Ike played this past Labor Day weekend at the 61st US Nationals and it was his 20th year at the campground. He purchased an event flag, got about 13 driver autographs raffled it off that night at the
show. The flag raised $250 and with the help of some friends from Fort Wayne (Team Social) they were a
ble to sell some T-shirts they had made. Between the shirts and the flag Ike was able to present the ladies
at the DRAW booth $500 on Monday morning.
Ike has done a lot of gigs in his career for many different charities including the American Cancer Society, Loop for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Craven for the Cure, Red Mask Foundation, Alzheimers Research, SIDS, College Mentors for Kids and Care-N-Share to name a few. Its always been
a joy for him to provide music for these charitable events. Ike plays music because he loves it, if there are those whos day can be brightened by what he does, then he is going to continue doing it. Ike is going to continue supporting DRAW every year, as he truly loves the sport of drag racing and the mission that the great people at DRAW follow, "Fast Help for Fast Friends".  Its his pleasure to be associated with such a grear organization as DRAW and he looks forward to raising more money in the future. Come check out
his website at www.reverbnation.com/ikeguitar for future events.
Ike is a solid example of the people we do not hear about that are regular donors to DRAW and have
been for years. If you know of anybody like him, tell me about it. Send the details to me via email at harbone66@gmail.com and I will post up the story right here in the website.
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Committee and Volunteer Opportunities for 2023
In 2023, DRAW will mark its 38th year of providing "Fast Help for Fast Friends." It takes the time and talent of many people
to make our mission a reality. There are many ways you can help make 2021 DRAW's best year ever.

DRAW's lifeblood is dedicated volunteers. You can make a valuable contribution to DRAW by joining one of our committees: Website, Newsletter, Membership, Fundraising, Injured Racer Calling, and others that might arise during the year.
If you are interested in volunteering or joining one of DRAW's committees, please submit an application to Rosalee Noble,
4 Hance Dr., Charleston Ill. 61920 Email: rnoble@consolidated.com