who wonders what makes the Roamin Angels not "just another
car club" need look no further than our scholarship program.
These are thousand dollar per year scholarships that can be
continued each year the student is in school as long as he
or she meets the requirements. A primary requirement that the
student's area of study is automotive-related. That means we
are preparing the world for more gearheads and, in doing so,
perpetuating our hobby.
this is made possible by the donation of an engine by Weaver
Automotive and dedicated engine raffle committee and ticket sellers.
Our engine raffle committee has devoted many, many hours to hauling
the trailered engine to events all over the area and selling
tickets. They have been assisted by many of you at these shows,
some of whom have made arm-twisting into a fine art! Because
of your great work, we have gone from one scholarship a year
to two last year and three this year.
Every year we canvas the local high school for applicants. All of the candidates
we find seemed qualified, making the choice very difficult. Our recipients
are chosen by an able panel of nine of your Roamin Angels compatriots.
you will remember that recipient, Tyler Crone, ran the gauntlet
of standing before us and telling us about himself and his plans. We heard
that he even has a '71 Camaro project car (a future Roamin Angel there).
We have also had other recipients join us at breakfast. They not only were
serious about getting an education to better enable them to pursue an automotive
career but they liked cars.
the engine raffle committee and others took some of our cars
(not rice burners) down to the local schools, it was great
to see the enthusiasm some of the students had for classic
American iron. We did have to have towels to wipe off the drool
after some of the students leaned over our cars, but it was
worth it. It's these kids who are the future of our hobby and
our scholarships help them to find that future.
Thanks to all of you that have made these scholarships
available by your hard work and encourage more to do so.
And when you buy your raffle ticket you can say, "Hey,
I don't care about getting the engine, I just want to help
the kids." You
might even make some sucker believe it.
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