-----!!! MAXimum PARTY !!! - AND MEMORIAL FUND SET-UP -----

Lucho

Well-Known Member
We have just set up the following savings account:

The “UNCLE” MAX A. NORRIS / #1 CHECKERS MEMORIAL FUND
Acct. # - 189763
ALTA ONE CREDIT UNION
P.O. BOX 2668
California City, CA 93504

Our efforts will be to help people in Baja where it is needed and the fund will also help our own racers if there's a need in the future. This will be a vehicle to make sure the moneys and supplies get to the right people. Anything from a $5.00 donation on up is greatly appreciated. Just send your check directly to the bank and put the account number, please.
Right now our first project is to provide assistance, on behalf of "Uncle Max Fund" to the towns down south in Baja: Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, San Junico, Ciudad Constitucion and San Ignacio among others. Even though the hurricane took place almost three weeks ago, we know there's going to be a need for months to come to get people back on their feet. One thing we are NOT doing is to give donations to some official to spread it out. Instead, we are discussing it and arranging with people who live in those areas and are recommended to us and reputable to trust them that whatever we send, will go directly to the people and families who need it the most.
Once again, any donation is greatly appreciated.

ON ANOTHER MATTER: Don't forget "Uncle" Max Norris' MAXimum / CHECKERS Party is Ocober 3, 2009, Saturday, in Cal Cty (Proctor & 138th). It'll start around Noon and go on???
IT'S POT LUCK FOLKS, bring your food and beverage of choice and we'll be glad to cook it for you. We can also provide ice and a fun time with lots of activities, games, music and a special parade to MAX Mountain in Cal City.
 

Martin

Well-Known Member
I just got back from marking the poker run and it's about 12 miles long and has most everything thrown at you. There will be 3 out lying checkpoints.
 

Lucho

Well-Known Member
I heard there are going to be scantly-clad young maidens manning each checkpoint. Is that correct?
 

Martin

Well-Known Member
I hope so need help getting the maidens.
 

Martin

Well-Known Member
Story of your life Dan...story of your life....
Yeah it is Bryan. Putting together an all girls team in two weeks hell yeah lots of chicks there. You going to the Powder Puff race Bryan?
 

Lucho

Well-Known Member
Back to the fund. We have over $2500.00 and expecting more to send down to Baja. We're talking with friends in Loreto who will distribute the moneys directly to the people who need it most. Even though it's been weeks since Hurricane Jimenea, and some of the services are back, we recently spoke with people in Loreto who tell us that there are many still without water, electricity and basic supplies.

After the "Memorial for Max" this weekend, we'll be sending the proceeds under his Foundation to help the people directly.

NOTE: This foundation was formed to help the off-road community, including people in Baja, which are part of our racing community, however, it was also founded to help off-road here in the States, should there be a need.

Contributions to the Fund are greatly appreciated, from $5.00 on up, they will all go for good causes. To send your contribution check, send it to the address above or bring it with you if you plan on attending MAX'S/CHECKERS MEMORIAL PARTY this weekend in Cal City. It's gtoing to be a blast.

Thank you everyone!
 

racinteach

Well-Known Member
BTW for those who did not make it out. The event was top notch and the way Max would have wanted it. The memorial was amazing to see and after a few technical glitches the ceremony was just sureal to say the least. The wind did not just blow the ashes away, but they swirled around the memorial. Something that had to be seen and left many speechless. Lou and company, Thank you for this. I am sure Max had a huge smile on his face.
 

Lucho

Well-Known Member
That's it, Uncle Max's ashes were swept away in a majestic and appropriate swirl atop his MAX MOUNTAIN during a great military service, presided by USAF Chaplin Ron Sparks. His memorial headstone is now permanently esconsed atop, and now it's all over. He deserved a great sendoff and the CHECKERS did it in style, as always.

Now, all there is to do is keep him in our memories and when we're PI SS ed at someone, remember MAX, he would just smile, call you "Poopper" and tell you to let it all slide down. "No worries, 'Easy-Money' Be Happy."
Thank you to all those who came and had fun with us and a specia thanks to all who contributed to the Fund.

Remember, we have the permanent UNCLE MAX A. NORRIS / #1 CHECKERS MEMORIAL FUND, which is currently poised to send down funds to Baja to help schools and hospitals that were devistated during the last Hurricane Jimenea.
This is a permanent Memorial Fund that will help anyone in our off-road community, whether in Baja or in the United States.

To send contributions, please send to (keep this address for future use):

ALTA ONE CREDIT UNION
(check to)THE UNCLE MAX A. NORRIS / #1 CHECKERS MEMORIAL FUND
Acct. # 189763
P.O. BOX 2668
California City, CA 93504​

Max will thank you, we all thank you. Now it's time to move on and race!

# # # #​
 

Lucho

Well-Known Member
Here are a few photos from the Max Norris Memorial Party. It was a blast!
Over 200 people rode/drove/trailed atop Max's Mountain where his headstone is now permanently located. By the way, headstone was cut by the Lawrence Equipment Company, out of 5/8th inch aluminum, 24" wide X 36" tall, inbedded into the boulders with cement. This is where USAF Chaplin Ron Sparks did a wonderful military ceremony, and MAX's ashes were then spread out onto the desert. Winds were about 25 mph.
Many Checkers were there, plus Max's family and many friends. A good time was had by all.
 

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kras

Well-Known Member
Important Information Regarding the Uncle Max A. Norris / #1 Checkers Memorial Fund

I have been asked by our President Bob Wright, and the Board of Directors of Checkers Off-Road to clarify this.

Although the Club has no doubt that Lou Peralta's intentions are to use the money collected into his fund for it's intended purpose, THE UNCLE MAX A. NORRIS / #1 CHECKERS MEMORIAL FUND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH CHECKERS OFF-ROAD AND HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE CLUB. WE SUPPORT CHARITY AND OUR FRIENDS IN BAJA, HOWEVER ANY MONEY DONATED TO THE THE UNCLE MAX A. NORRIS / #1 CHECKERS MEMORIAL FUND IS IN THE SOLE CONTROL OF LOU PERALTA AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT HIS DISCRETION.

Checkers Off-Road appreciates any donations that anyone has made in our name, but the use of our name on this fund was not authorized by the Club, our President, or our Board of Directors.

We sincerely apologize for any misrepresentation to the contrary and thank our friends for their generous donations.
 

Weatherman

The voice of desert racing
My fiancee Sharlene and I had a great time, however the poker hands stunk and the course in Cal City was worse than anything Barstow has to offer. The food was great and seeing old friends like Greg and Dee Symonds and others was a treasure. The Checker organization is a great one, except for the long standing rumor, that the Checkers eat their dead! Uggh! A lot of the non checkers wondered but said nothing, about what Max tasted like. We knew you were all going to say, "Just like chicken", However we knew he was a tough old bird.............................................

Cheers to everyone and for those of you who can celebrate my wedding to Sharlene tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM at the Desert Bar in Parker , AZ., You are welcome!!!!!
 
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