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Mid Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Incorporated
Wichita, Kansas

A Chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)

Mid-Kansas’ Club Song: 
“Silver Thunderbird”  by Marc Cohn

Enjoy the music !! 
Over 200 songs from the late 50's early 60's
Great to play at Vintage get togethers

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May 2013
A Chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. (VTCI)
The VTCI Recognizes ALL Thunderbirds, 1955-2005!

Celebrating Mid Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club's 21st year!!


The President’s Message

By Rod Wake, Mid-Kansas President


Did you know:  One dealer installed option for the 1961-62
Thunderbird was a FoMoCo spotlight?  Although not very
popular, it was available just the same and added a
beautiful splash of chrome.

Don’t Forget our Parent Club:
 If you have not yet joined VTCI, please take this opportunity to do so. 
To those of you who have not yet joined, you can get your application 
from www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org or ask Prez 
for an application. 
We simply cannot afford to lose our affiliation with VTCI!

Don't forget who helps make all our activities possible;
Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc. 
If you do not belong to VTCI, join today!!

Prez Reviews The Dues For Youse:

First of all, our dues are only $25.00 per year.
Some have inquired about our Mid-Kansas dues setup.  We know it can be confusing, so here is a review and summary:

Our local chapter, The Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club, Inc., is a Kansas
corporation which we incorporated in 2005.  We chose a fiscal year ending
December 31, the same as the calendar year. 
Our $25.00 dues are paid annually which means the dues are due January 1. But, we know 
many other expenses such as Real Estate Taxes, Quarterly Estimates, homeowner’s dues, VTCI dues
and almost every other club dues you can think of, plus Christmas expenses are due at that time. 

That is why several years ago our club voted to have our dues payable by April 1. Even though they are
technically due January 1, we don’t ask for them before April 1. 
This gives us three chances to pay at a monthly meeting before the dues are overdue. 
Of course, Treasurer Lynda can take your $25.00 dues payment any time before April 1, 
whenever it is comfortable for you.
New member’s initial dues are pro-rated according to the quarter in which
they join, and that proration is calculated on the January 1 starting date for the
club year as follows:

Jan-Feb-Mar    $25.00
Apr-May-Jun    $18.75
Jul-Aug-Sep    $12.50
Oct-Nov-Dec   $6.75
That pro-ration only applies for NEW MEMBERS

Old members cannot drop  out and come back as they wish. 
Our By-Laws state that anybody who has dropped out of the club must pay their dues in full to re-join.

Our club is a chapter of Vintage Thunderbird Club International, Inc.,
North Central Region
VTCI Dues are $35.00 per year, due January 1, and delinquent after January 31. 

The Roster of VTCI members is compiled from dues paid as of January 31, so please get your dues 
in before January 31 each year.




And now, a word from the old ‘Bird:

An Opinion Line article in the Eagle a few days ago stated,  “If our college basketball players are expected to speak to their public after a game, maybe some elocution lessons would be in order.”


Retro Bird Watchers Alert!
None at this time

Big Bird Bazaar:
Cars, Parts and Services

Ads or sources of service for our Birds are free to club members, but business card size ads run $60 per year. 
That’s less than $5 per issue ‘cause we usually run 14 editions per year.   What have you to sell?

Cushman Corporation
           Speedometer Repair

Click to see


                             5404 N. Athenian Ave.
                                           Wichita, KS  67204
                                               (316) 648-2444
                                                  (316) 832-9090

Autos For Sale: Wanted: Parts & Misc For Sale:

1962 Thunderbird Landau Hard Top:
Rangoon Red with black
Vinyl Landau roof.  PS, PW,PB, 
Cruise-O-Matic, Swing Away 
Steering wheel, red and white leather
upholstery, clean and straight with no
rust, and ice cold Factory Air Conditioning! 
Priced for quick sale
at $8,500.00 because I have other
Thunderbirds and need the parking
space.  John Moler, Wichita, KS
(316) 942-7842 or (316) 204-4514
. .
1964 Thunderbird HT:
No engine, but all standard equipment
including; clean body with no rust, fender skirts, radio, rolling chassis.  PRICE DROPPED TO $2,000. Located in Wichita. 
Carl Marts (316) 712-1423
. .

Click on ad to visit VTCI!



May Meeting:

Our next one will be May 16, 2013 at 5:30 Pm

Spears Restaurant
4131 W. Maple

First we eat, then we meet!



  Current Officers

J. Rodney Wake
Vice President:
Mike Mawhirter
Beverly Wake
Lynda Fichter

Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird’s Appointed Positions


Newsletter Editor:
J. Rodney Wake
Associate Editor, Proof Reader,

Club Photographer, Computer
  Guru and all around helper
Jack Wake
Website Coordinator:
Cheryl Thomas
Webmistress Design and Graphics
Connie B C
Wichita Area Council
of Car Clubs Representative:
Royce Taylor Royce.taylor@spiritaero.com

National VTCI Contacts


VTCI President:
Terri McNeill
VTCI Vice President: 
J. Rodney Wake
VTCI Website Director:
Terri McNeill
VTCI NC Director: Ed Elzinga sqtbird@att.net
VTCI Treasurer:
Randy Mattson
VTCI Secretary:
Bob McNeill
Concours Director: 
Paul Prokop 
Historian:  Dan Likar  sqbrd@aol.com
Technical Director  Alan Tast tast@earthlink.net



Mid-Kansas Thunderbird’s Website: 
VTCI website: 

 VTCI Chapter Websites


Chicagoland Thunderbirds:
Thunderbird Midwest/Minneapolis
Mid America Iowa:
Hoosier Vintage/ Indiana Thunderbird Club: 
Vintage Thunderbirds of Kansas City:
Thunderbirds of Manitoba:
Waterwonderland Michigan:
Indianapolis Chapter  http://www.vtcin.com