Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2009 CAC Raffle Belt Design Revealed

Rico Mann who designed our 2006 and 2008 raffle belts has, once again, generously donated more than 80 hours of his time to design a one-of-a-kind collectibe that is sure to go over huge. As most everybody knows, Rico, Dave Millican and Reggie Parks regularly donate their time, labor and materials to provide these belts and each one is more special than the last. This belt will, undoubtedly, be our most successful yet!

Don't forget, you can win this belt with as small as a $1 investment! The most important thing to remember, though, is this: You have to be there to win!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Only Two Advertising Spaces Left in Banquet Program!

Want to get word of your business, product, service, promotion or other event out to CAC members? There's no better way than through advertising in our annual Banquet Program.

As of today, there are only two main advertising spaces left in the publication - one full-page ad ($200) and one half-page ad ($125).

If you're interested in purchasing this advertising space, please contact Wes Daniel at as soon as possible.

What Happened to the Board Briefs?

If there's anybody out there who regularly reads the site (is there?), I'm sure that you may have wondered over the past several weeks what happened to the weekly Board Briefs.

After a year and a half of regular weekly board briefs and nearly three years of the feaure on a less-regular basis, believe it or not, our Directors just ran out of stories to tell! I know it seems hard to believe taht wrestlers would EVER run out of stories, but I guess it's true!

In all seriousness, we have decided to shelve the "Board Briefs" section of the website (the archives will remain in place for anybody to read) in favor of some other features. We have worked with several members to come up with monthly articles that will be posted in their place. The first monthly article, "Morgan's Corner," will be coming up within the next couple of weeks followed by some other writers and pieces.

In the meantime, we're making regular announcements of upcoming honorees and adding other tidbits of interest.

Have you made your 2009 banquet reservations yet? Time is ticking away!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy, Healthy New Year from Rolla, MO!

Wishing everyone a very healthy and happy new year! Needless to say, we are in a very bad economy at this time, but America has been there before and will once again come through. Those of you over 50 can remember and us over 70 can reallly remember coming through bad economies before. I hope this will not keep you from the big trip for the 44th CAC reunion in Vegas this coming April13th, 14th and 15th. We are in a new location that promises to be a good move, plus very affordable rates of $57.00 and a delux upgrade for $71.00. The Gold Coast Casino and Hotel have a lot to offer, check out their web site, I think you will be impressed.

Look and see if Allegiant Airlines flys from a smaller airport near you, if so you may find a great air fare, I flew from Springfield, MO to Las Vegas last November in peak time for $99.00 round trip, with tax and fees a total of $137.00. They do not fly from everywhere, but are nice big planes and clean and newer and all leather seats. If they go near you at least check it out, also Southwest has some really good fares to Vegas via Phoenix.

Last year a lot of members complained that they did not come but would have if they knew that Steve Austin, Jim Ross, Bret Hart and Terry Funk were all there, all I can say this year there will be a bunch of first timers there, and some major names, the CAC has always tried to be sure that we never advertise someone who MAY NOT show, due to their schedule, but every year have alot of surprises and guys show up that were able to make it last minute.

There is so much going on this year, a new bowling tournament with Dr Ken Ramey, the cribbage games, the nostalgia fair, the Japanese Tribute with some really big names coming in from Japan, the banquet and the surprise IRON MIKE award. Plus the kareoke after the Baloney blowout and if like last year the bar going with everyone till around 4:00AM when Jim Ross and Steve Austin finally got tired.

Make your reservations early, the deadline at the hotel for the rates in March 13th, for the banquet is April 5th to mail them in. It makes life a lot easier for me if you do it NOW.