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 1985-2015 - $4,379,942
Number of families assisted 1985-2015 -  855

Amount of aid paid out in 2015 - $196,000

Number of families assisted in 2015 - 39
During the month of July DRAW paid out $18,000 in aid to 9 families
Also paid $5,000 in one Death Benefit
DRAW Annual Charity Auction  


2016 marks the thirty-first year that DRAW (Drag Racing Association of Women) has been providing assistance to drivers and crew members

injured in an accident while racing at a track. During that time, DRAW has provided $4,379,942.00 to qualified individuals. This would not have

been possible without the participation of the caring members of our drag racing family.

As one of the many tools to raise money for these injured racers, DRAW hosts a live auction each year. The auction will be held this year on

October 15, 2016, at the AAA Texas Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX. With your support and donations, DRAW can continue with our efforts to

provide “Fast Help for Fast Friends.”

If you would like to contribute, please forward your auction items to "DRAW Auction – c/o Rosalee Noble, 4 Hance Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.

" Mark your name on your contribution clearly on the inside and outside of the package so that the item can properly be credited to you. Please

complete the form below and make sure it is included with your donation.

Items for the auction should be shipped to arrive no later than October 7, 2016. Items may also be dropped off at the DRAW Booth located on

the Manufacturers’ Midway at any national event prior to this race, or at the DRAW Booth between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the day of the auction

in Ennis. Please contact Rosalee Noble – 217 345-6537 or e-mail rnoble@consolidated.net with any questions. Prior to shipping any

large items, please contact Rosalee.

If you are unable to donate items for the auction at this time but would like to be involved, you can do so by making an individual donation to

help cover additional expenses associated with the auction.

Your contributions are completely tax deductible, as are any cash contributions made to DRAW. If you would like a charitable donation tax

receipt for your tax records, please let us know and one will be provided.

Thank you,

DRAW Board of Trustees and Members

                                                       


                                                                                 DONATION FOR DRAW AUCTION


Your Name: _________________________________________________________________­­


Company (If Applicable):_______________________________________________________


Address: ___________________________________________________________________


City: ____________________________________State: _______ Zip Code: ____________


Area Code: _______ Telephone Number: __________ E-Mail: _______________________


Name of Item Donated: _______________________________________________________


Description of Item: _________________________________________________________


Please provide me with a charitable donation tax receipt: Yes: _________ No: ________


Approximate Fair Market Value of Item: $___________________________




Shipping Address:

DRAW AUCTION

c/o Rosalee Noble

4 Hance Drive

Charleston, IL 61920

Questions:

Beth Hyatt – DRAW Vice President

216 531-7252

beth1hrs@aol.com

Rosalee Noble – DRAW Fund Raising Chairman

217 345-6537

rnoble@consolidated.net

Please complete this form and include it with each package send for the DRAW Auctions. Mark your name on your contribution clearly on the inside and

outside of the package so that the item can properly be credited to you. Auction items should be shipped to arrive no later than October 7, 2016.

 
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Pictures from the US Nationals 
US Nationals 50/50 Winner
Winning ticket number for the U.S. Nationals DRAW 50/50 drawing was 930974. Claimed by a racer from Iowa, congrats!

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The Circle of Knowledge Gang at Brainerd
The Circle of Knowledge gang has been gathering on Thursday before the race at Brainerd for many a year at the motel they all stay at. This year the gang threw Rosalee and Terry Noble a little "cutting back" cake party to celebrate all their years of hanging out together and maybe, just maybe to bribe them to come back next year. Deb and Scott Pearson have been a great help to Terry and Rosalee over the years so I bet the Nobles will be back in 2017.

DRAW seeks new Board of Trustees for
2017-2018 

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 submit an application to: Vicki Aswege 213 E. Oxford Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 or Yokie Van Vallis 28790 Cotton Rd., Chesterfield, MI 48047 or fax to 586-949-8498. Board applications must be received by September 25, 2016. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate

to contact vickidraw@gmail.com or yokievanv@yahoo.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 particular 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 DRAWing Attention Newsletter, or

you can download it from the drawonline.org website www.drawonline.org. Send the completed application to one of the addresses indicated by September 25, 2016.

 
DRAW Board of Trustees Application
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DRAW Annual Membership Meeting
The DRAW Annual Membership Meeting will be held during the weekend of the U.S.Nationals (September 2-5, 2016) in Indianapolis, IN. Watch this webpage and the DRAW Facebook
page in August for complete details. All members and anyone interested in learning more about DRAW are invited to attend.
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Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet 
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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DRAW 50/50 Winner! 
The winner of the 50/50 raffle at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Summit Motorsports
Park in Norwalk, OH this past weekend was 609222. The holder of the ticket was Ed Munger of Toledo,
OH. Thanks to everyone for participating!
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The History Lesson

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian

Sometimes I feel like deviating from the normal “history” information I usually write about. Today is one of those days. This may be therapeutic for me, hopefully
for you, but a “feeling” I’d like to share. Since the recent killings in Orlando, my heart and mind have been working overtime trying to sort out all the feelings.
There are so many elements that separate us but something like this brings us all together. When tragedy strikes, we want to help but generally we just aren’t “equipped” to help in any way that is needed. But today I started relating that “need to help” with DRAW. When a racer is injured, DRAW is there without
hesitation. It doesn’t matter what gender the racer is, whether the car was a Ford or a Chevy or Mopar, what class the driver raced in, the driver’s age, race, religion, etc. None of that matters…DRAW is still going to be there helping. I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel better somehow. Our injured racers
and families are faced with a scary, lonely tragedy. While we may not personally be in contact with the family, we know our efforts make it possible for
someone from DRAW to help. So in these sad worldly times, being a part of DRAW gives my heart some relief, some reassurance about the goodness in the
world. DRAW is a blessing to so many in need. But considering how thankful I am to be a part of DRAW right now, I wonder who is actually helping who? Keep giving and caring, knowing someone needs your efforts.
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DRAW Care Wagon Golf Cart is officially part of the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing! 
The DRAW Care Wagon golf cart that Terry and Rosalee Noble used for 20 years to represent DRAW at NHRA National events and more is now part of the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. When the cart was traded in back in late 2014 to get a newer one, I could just not
let it go to the great golf cart junk yard in the sky. So without Terry and Rosalee knowing I purchased the cart and brought it home. Fixed a few things and cleaned it all up before making arrangements with the museum to donate the cart. Dave Wallace is a dear old friend of the Nobles and he offered to pick the cart up at my house in Illinois and haul it back to Florida to drop off at the museum in late 2015. The Monday after the 2016 NHRA Gatornationals the Nobles were convinced to meet Dave at the museum so they could go to dinner but instead it turned out to be the first time Terry and Rosalee had seen the golf cart
in more than a year and a half. To their surprise there it was sitting in Dons personal shop. I want to thank Dave Wallace for getting the cart to Florida and for getting Terry and Rosalee
to the museum to see the cart in person. The DRAW Care Wagon golf cart will have a great retirement in the best gearhead garage you could ever get to spend time in!


Chris Hardesty

DRAW BOOTH LOCATION FOR 2016


The DRAW Booth will be in a new location on Manufacturers’ Midway at the NHRA

 

events this season. The DRAW Booth will be a standalone operation. Look for the


tent with the blue/gray top. The booth will be located near the Amalie display on the

 

midway. We will still be selling qualifying and ladder sheets, DRAW and divisional


merchandise and our ever popular automotive jewelry.

 
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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 2016
In 2016, DRAW will mark its 31st 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 2016 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