About Us

The Sun Country Mustang Club (SCMC), founded September 18, 1991, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the preservation, enjoyment and usage of 1964 ½ to present Ford Mustangs, Shelbys and Mercury Cougars. We are a club for all people. Do not be concerned if your car is not in show condition, most important of all is the enthusiasm and fellowship you gain by meeting folks with a common interest.

Members receive the monthly newsletter "The Galloping Gazette" which is published and mailed to all members. The newsletter highlights information on club activities, shows and other events of interest throughout the Northwest as well as technical tips and automotive trivia.

The club is government by a Constitution.
(revised and approved March 28, 2023)

Meetings

General Meetings:
4th Tuesday of every month - February-November
Round Table Pizza, 7:00pm (room open from 6:00pm for food and social time) 1300 N. 40th Ave (north of Fred Meyers).

Board Meetings:
3rd Tuesday of every month - February-November
at the Duffield's home at 6:00pm

Club Activities

Some of the activities enjoyed by members include participation in:

  • car tours
  • car shows
  • parades
  • breakfast runs
  • picnics
  • delivering Easter & Thanksgiving baskets
  • driving high school royalty at various high school homecoming events
  • annual Christmas party
  • annual January banquet
  • Annual “Ponies in the Sun” car show - held every September at Sarg Hubbard park in Yakima, Washington

2024 Club Officers

Mark Sires, President m.sires@charter.net (509) 901-9350
Duffy Web, Vice President duffywebb48@gmail.com (509) 678- 5478
Stephanie Clark, Secretary theclarks43@msn.com (509) 961-1335
Jim Herriman. Treasurer  Jimmyuw2000@yahoo.com  
Dennis Duffield, Alternate Board Member odduffield@gmail.com (509) 452-5809
Bruce Docken, Past President bdock2000@gmail.com (509) 945-1244

Chairs:

 
Membership dmmitts@gmail.com   (509) 494-3210
Dennis Duffield, Hospitality odduffield@gmail.com (509) 452-5809
Doug Heilman, Newsletter Editor waheilman@yahoo.com (509) 901-7131
Craig Schenk, Car Show Chair cd_schenk32@yahoo.com (509) 901-2912
Bruce Docken, Car Show Chair bdock2000@gmail.com (509) 945-1244
Velda Welch, Phone Committee veldajeanwelch@aol.com (509) 697-7891
Marci Mitts, Sunshine Person dmmitts@gmail.com   (509) 494-3210
Mark Sires, Website Administrator m.sires@charter.net (509) 901-9350
Bruce Docken, Activities Chair bdock2000@gmail.com (509) 945-1244

History

Sun Country Mustang Club was formed in 1991 by car enthusiasts to give owners of Mustangs, Shelbys and Cougars an opportunity to share their love of their vehicles.

Every year since, the club has organized the Ponies in the Sun car show in September. The proceeds of this show and our other fundraising efforts have been given to number of different charities over the years, including Children's Village, Memorial Hospital Hospice, Pegasus Project.

To raise funds the last few years, the club has also maintained the coffee stop at Indian John Hill rest stop on Interstate 90 outside Ellensburg.The club tries to get a weekend, but sometimes will have no choice but weekdays.

Giving Back to the Community

The club supports local charities that keep the money in the Yakima Valley area. The charities we currently support are geared towards our local youth.

Children’s Wishes and Dreams
YVC Automotive Service Technology Program

In February 2024 Dave Mitts presented Heidi a $2,000 check for Children’s Wishes and Dreams, proceeds from the 2023 Ponies in the Sun Show. Heidi expressed her appreciation for the club’s ongoing support.

Donation to Children's Wishes & Dreams

Isaac Rivera and Kat Elkins are the winners of the YVC Service Tech scholarships from the proceeds of the 2022 Ponies in the Sun show and each received $750.00 from our club on 2/28/23 for Snap on Tools.

SCMC's Dave Mitts presents Heidi of CW&D a check for $1,500 at the Children's Wishes & Dreams dinner fundraiser on Saturday, 3/19/22.

Check Presentation

2022 Recipients of the YV Tech Scholarship were Andrew Lhrig and Adrian Alvarez who each received $750 to support the purchase of the tools needed for their careers.


Adrian Alvarez, check presented by Dave Mitts - February 2022


Andrew Ihrig, check presented by Dave Mitts - February 2022


Children's Wishes and Dreams donation


Children's Wishes and Dreams donation - $3,500 - March 2017


Childrens Wishes & Dreams donation $1,500 - November 2012


Camp Prime Time donation $1,500 - November 2012

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