Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 2009 President's Message

First of the all, the issue of Bylaws brought up at the annual meeting has caused a lot of angst amongst the club. Of course the biggest issue is changing the BMW ownership clause. However, other good ideas were brought up such as free club membership after turning a certain age. I have heard an equal share of members for changing them and for not changing them. I would like a consensus from the club before moving on. I kindly ask that all members drop me a line (email, mail, or phone) just simply saying "yah" or "nay."
Secondly, and sadly due to the issues of the bylaws, Larry Flower has resigned from his office as Treasurer and has left the club on his own will. To me he will still be considered a member of the club, and should be welcome to our functions. Gratefully Tom Melick has accepted my offer to take over Treasurer duties for the rest of the year. Please thank Tom the next time you see him.
A new German bakery opened three weeks ago on Main St. in Canton. It is called "Railhaus Bakery & Delicatessen" and a friend of mine and I rode down to check it out the other day. Due to waiting out the rain, we got there later than expected. Luckily they had two leftover bratwurst from the lunch hour. We had to have them on Kaiser rolls due to the buns being sold out, but they were still very good. We each had a strudel as well, with me having apple and my friend having cherry. Everything was very delicious and fresh and I suggest you check it out. Horst was not there at the time, but his wife Teresa said they would be interested in staying open late on a Saturday if our club wanted to come down for lunch of brats and pork steak sandwiches. Too bad they are not open late enough for a Wednesday Ride And Eat.
New club recruitment business cards were ordered and have come in. They are the same as before except for addition of the blog website, and a shiny gloss covering to protect them from moisture. See Deb to get some to pass around. I have already dropped some off at PowerBrokers, but would appreciate it if members could make sure that other dealers such as BAK, Judson Cycle, Sturgis BMW, and BMW Motorcycles of Omaha, have some to pass out to BMW buyers from our area.

Ride Safe,

Chad Gillen

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sgt. Chad Mechels Memorial Benefit Poker Run
Saturday, June 27, 2009

$25.00 per hand or Two Hands for $40.00

Sponsored by The South Dakota Sheriffs' Association

Pre-Registration call 605-297-3426 or 605-361-2887 and leave a message

Registration between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon at the Turner County Courthouse, Parker, SD and ready to leave at 12:00 Noon.

Food and Beverage upon returning

Cards will be dealt upon return
1st Place $100.00
2nd Place $75.00
3rd Place $50.00

(This event is open to all types of vehicles)