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 1985-2014 - $4,183,942
Number of families assisted 1985-2014 -  825

Amount of aid paid out in 2014 - $128,500

Number of families assisted in 2014 - 30
During the month of November DRAW paid out $13,500 in aid and helped 12 families
Beat the cold by planning for DRAW’s annual Charity golf tournament on March 11 at Gainesville. There’s no better away to shun the shivering reality of this winter’s arctic blast than by cleaning your golf clubs in preparation for the 19th annual DRAW’s Tracy Winter Memorial Golf Tournament on March 11 at Gainesville, FL, the Wednesday before the March 13-16 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. After a hectic two months to start the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season with testing in Florida followed by races at Pomona and Phoenix, the vastly popular golf tournament is a great time for all members of the NHRA community to start their golf season with a relaxing day that benefits DRAW’s commitment to assisting drag racers in need of help. The cost of entry fees and sponsorship will remain as they were last year. Individual entry is $80, and three Mulligans can be purchased for an additional $10. The attached entry form and entry fee must be received by March 3rd. However, late entries would be accepted at the course including the day of the event until the field is full.
Will you participating ine the Division 2 race in Gainesville the weekend prior to the Gatornationals? Would you like to help DRAW promote the golf tournament in Gainesville on March 11th by passing out flyers in the pits during the Divisional race?
If so, please contact Rosalee Noble, call 217-345-6537 or text 217-549-6472 or email rnoble@consolidated.com.


DRAW'S TRACY WINTERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
DATE: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
TEE TIME: 1:00 p.m. (To better accommodate the golfers, we have moved start time
and will provide food during the awards presentations)
COURSE LOCATION: Ironwood Golf Course, 2100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville FL
COURSE PHONE: 352 334-3120
GOLFER FEE: $80 per golfer - three Mulligans may be purchased for an addition $10
QUESTIONS: Beth Hyatt: 216 531-7252 or teh454@aol.com
Rosalee Noble: 217 345-6537 or rnoble@consolidated.net
Vicki Aswege: 602 370-7791 or vickidraw@gmail.com
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Please check appropriate line for sponsorship)
_____ CORPORATE SPONSOR - 2 Signs on Course and 4 free golf entrees - $500
_____ HOLE SPONSOR - 1 Hole $125.00 or 2 Holes - $200
_____ BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS - $500
_____ FOOD SPONSORS - $500
_____ TEAM AWARD SPONSORS - $250
_____ LONGEST DRIVE - $200
_____ CLOSEST TO THE PIN - $200
_____ DOOR PRIZES - golfing items, jackets, gift certificates, product, etc.
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SPONSORSHIP FORM*

Company Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Contact Person: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

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Area Code: ________ Phone #: ______________________ Fax #: __________________________

E-Mail: __________________________________________________________________________

           

GOLFER REGISTRATION FORM**

(It is not necessary to have your own team - come and join in the fun!)

Team Contact ______________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________________

Player ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________________

Player ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________________

Player ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________________

Player ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________________ and E-Mail Address ______________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR SPONSORSHIPS AND GOLFING FEES

Check Appropriate Item: Sponsorship ____________ Number of Golfers ________________

Amount Enclosed: $___________________________

Form of Payment: Cash _____________ Check #_____________ Credit Card ____________

Names As It Appears on the Credit Card:______________________________________________

Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________________________

3 # on Back of Card ______________________ Expiration Date: ________________________

Type of Card: Visa Master Card American Express Discover

Billing Address for the Card: ________________________________________________________

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*Please send the form for sponsorship, items and payment by March 3, 2015, to the address below.

**Golfer registration form should be sent prior to March 3, 2015, to the address below. If openings are still

available, late registration will be accepted at the golf course

Rosalee Noble - DRAW - 4 Hance Drive - Charleston, IL 61920 - 217 345-6537 -

E-mail: rnoble@consolidated.net - Or Fax to Beth Hyatt – 216 531-7992

 
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NEW DRAW 2015 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Vicki Aswege - vickidraw@gmail.com

Karen Comstock - blondie7775@gmail.com

Chris Hardesty - chardesty@driverexreme.com

Beth Hyatt - teh454@aol.com

Allison Kuhn - allison_kuhn@hotmail.com

Steve LeSueur - stevesfastfuels@aol,com

Sarah McLemore - w4277@verizon.net

Rosalee Noble - rnoble@consolidated.net

Pat Shaeffer - Minitvw@yahoo.com

Yokie VanVallis - yokievanv@comcast.net

Yvette Williams - YWilliam@Oceaneering.com

Ashley Yost - starrashley@hotmail.com

Alternates- Kevin A. Bennett & Deneen Baxter

We send a special “Thank You” to all who applied, and congratulations to the new board

 
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Make sure to visit the DRAW Booth at every NHRA National Event this 2015 season!

2015 marks the 30th year that DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) Booth has been a part of NHRA National Events, in its quest to raise money to provide financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in drag racing accidents at a track. In 1986 it started out as a Snow Cone Booth.  It was a very small booth that was put together with PVC Pipes.  It was only opened when someone was available to operate it. 
T-Shirts with the DRAW Logo on it and raffle tickets for a trip to Hawaii (donated by Hawaiian Punch) were the only things sold out of the booth. 
In the late 80’s we moved to a pop-up tent and added other things to our merchandise. We would try to open the booth late Friday and then have it open on Saturday and Sunday. We tried to have it open every race, but if members were not available to work... 

In the 90’s additional items were introduced for sale and the booth was moved from a pop up tent, to operate from a trailer on manufacturers midway.  In 1992, John Raffa approached us about sell sterling silver automotive jewelry. This has turned out to be very popular item.  In the early 90’s NHRA approached DRAW to sell qualifying and ladder sheets to the sportsmen racers and fans.  In order to do that, we had to commit to having the booth open the day the sportsmen racers ran their qualifying rounds meaning the booth was open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For a few years, different people would keep the booth open at different events, but it started to become harder and harder to find someone available every day, all day, every event. In 1998 Terry & Rosalee Noble had both retired and volunteered to become the permanent workers at the DRAW Booth for all of the NHRA National Events.  At the couple North East, Pat Shaeffer volunteered to run the National Booth.

As the 2015 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Season begins, the DRAW Booth will can once again be found amongst the many contingency and marketing sponsors located on the midway in the pits.  The DRAW Booth will once again be sharing space on Kip Rhoton’s (KJR Motorsports) rig with companies such as K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric and several other contingency sponsors.

 So if you are at one the 24 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing National Events please stop by the DRAW Booth.  See what it has to offer.  DRAW always enjoys visiting with-well just about everyone. 
 
See you at the track….

The History Lesson

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian

Can you believe that 2014 is nearly over? As we approach the new year, we look back to “the year that was” and look forward to a fresh new year that hopefully will be even better than the last one. And so it is with this History Lesson, looking back and looking forward. In the new year of 2015, DRAW will be celebrating its 30-year anniversary! What a glorious accomplishment to have remained steadfast and steady and supporting our injured racers for 30 years. Back to reviewing our history, we resume with the year 2010, which was our 25th anniversary. Through the years, DRAW has received multiple recognitions and thank-you’s and honors. During the U.S. Nationals in Indy, the members of the Top Fool Alcohol Crew create a float each year and enter it in the pre-race ceremonies on Labor Day. Past honorees have been Les Levitt, Buster Couch, Eric Medlen, Fuzzy Carter. But in 2010, DRAW took the top honor! The float displayed our logo, a sign saying “It’s All About DRAW” with John and Diane Cole and Terry and Rosalee Noble along with the members of The Crew taking the ride in the parade. It was a great way to bring attention to DRAW to the fans and racers. DRAW’s Person of the Year in 2010 went to Kenny Koretsky for all his support. Lucas Oil was named our Company of the Year for their support and their own belief of “It’s important to be there for people in need.” Our DRAW Volunteer of the Year went to 3 Junior drag racers from Div. 1, Erin Warner, Mikayla Warner and Nikki Bennett. They set a goal to raise $2500 for DRAW, created a DRAW tree to show their progress in fundraising, coloring in the lights until they reached their goal and the Christmas tree was completed. And they achieved their goal! A Special Award was presented to Billy and Deborah Meyer who have supported DRAW from the beginning and host the Auction

held at their facility, the Texas Motorplex. In closing out this and the 2014 season in anticipation of our 30th year in 2015, I’ll take a quote from one of the 2010 DRAWing Thoughts: Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.

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                    Some E-Mail Addresses Lost

Due to a computer malfunction early this year, some email addresses were lost. The e-mails that were effected the most were those with membership numbers from 9800 on. Some were backed up but some were not and are gone. Look at the front of your newsletter to see your Membership Number is printed on the label with your name and
also see if your E-Mail address is correct. I believe that all Memberships have been fixed in the computer but there was no E-Mail Data for a lot of the latest membership from 9800 on. If you would like to have the E-Mail version of the newsletter only and get this by mail just E-Mail Olan Gotcher at olan@jographix.com and put your Name, E-Mail Address and say E-Mail only and I will get it taken care of.
Sorry for the inconvenience but sometime there is no other means of getting information back. I have instituted a new backup procedure to correct this problem in the future.

Olan Gotcher
DRAW Membership Secretary

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Committee and Volunteer Opportunities for 2015
In 2015, DRAW will mark its 30th 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 2015 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