Minutes 2016 April 2

BMW Riders of Southern Maine April 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes

With 23 members in attendance, President Scott Gibson brought the meeting to order for April 2, 2016.

Planning ahead…

  • April 9, 2016 – Vermont Mud Season Bash (annual dinner)
  • April 23, 2016 – RSM camping weekend check website for updates
  • April 29, 2016 – Yankee Beemer Frosty Nutz Campout, FMI go to; http://www.yankeebeemers.org/
  • May 7, 2016 – Monthly meeting Fair Grounds Café Topsham, ME 8:30 start
  • May 19, 2016 Thursday evening Beemers and Bratwurst at Richards, Brunswick, ME
  • May 21-22, 2016 – Downeast Rally Hermit Island, Phippsburg, ME
  • May 28-30, 2016 – Memorial Day weekend, Moving Vietnam Memorial Wall at the General Knox Museum, Montpelier, Thomaston, ME
  • June 3-6, 2016 – Black Fly Rally; Annual mystery tour, passport required. Contact Fred Burgess FMI
  • June 4, 2016 – Monthly meeting Fair Grounds Café Topsham, ME 8:30 start
  • June 11, 2016 – Antique Motor Cycle ride
  • June 18, 2016 – Saturday from 10 to 3 – 2nd Annual Blood Drive, Street Cycles, Route 1 Falmouth, ME
  • July 9, 2016 – Monthly meeting, Fair Grounds Café Topsham, ME 8:30 start
  • July 15-17, 2016 – MOA Rally, Hamburg, New York
  • July 28-31, 2016 European Motorcycle Meet
  • August 6, 2017 – Monthly meeting
  • September 10, – Monthly meeting, Fair Grounds Café Topsham, ME 8:30 start
  • September 17-18, 2016 – Somebody stop me from Smok’in and Grill’in Campout at Ken & Leigh’s in Yarmouth. more info to follow.
  • July 2017 – MOA Rally will be in Zone 4 (West Coast)


  • Bill Parker joined us for today’s meeting. Welcome back Bill!
  • This just in from Ian at Street Cycles;
    • Riding season has started, looking forward to a great year. I wanted the BMW Club to know I can now order any BMW riding and casual apparel. I have printed catalogs and it is also on the BMW motorcycles website. I would love to get some input on styles and sizing. If anyone is interested in trying anything on I’m happy to order gear in with no commitment to buy. Also there is a new promotion coming out from BMW for club members for a free liter of Advantec oil with purchase of oil and filter. Details should be available shortly. Thanks for passing this on. Ian McEneaney Parts Manager
      Street Cycles 405 U.S. Route 1 Falmouth, Maine 04105 207-781-4763
  • A Big Thanks to Don Kent for setting up Movie Night at Romeo’s in Scarborough last weekend.
  • Street Cycles recently became a dealer for Clearwater lights.
  • Nick Rendy is driving out to the MOA rally in his RV. He offered to bring back items club members cannot fit on their bike for the return trip. Size limitations apply
  • Members start collecting coats and new toys for next years Coats for Kids drive. Donations can be brought to any monthly meeting. Mike Lydon will collect and the club will store until next December.

Secretary’s Report

  • Minutes for March’s meeting were distributed. Motioned, James/ Jim – Approved

Treasurer’s Report – No report

Rally Report

  • Volunteer are still needed, see Dave E. to sign up.
  • Now is the time to sign up for the Rally, Don’t delay Registrations are coming in and will sell out soon.

Membership Report

  • 80 members as of today.
  • Nametags are in! Members check with Bob if you ordered one. Want a replacement? The cost is $10.00 see Bob Griffin

Ride Boss

  • Camping trip for April (see website for updates). Ken is trying to determine a suitable location. It’s BYOS (bring your own stuff; food, beverage camping gear)

Old Business

  • 2nd annual Blood Drive – Here’s your chance to meet “Buddy the Blood Drop” last year there were 17 donors. Our goal for this year is 24. Don is looking for volunteers.

New Business

  • Scott will run this by the board for approval; proposal for the club to purchase ribs, chicken, etc. (meat) for a weekend of smok’in and grill’in to be graciously hosted at Ken and Leah’s in Yarmouth  tentatively scheduled for the weekend of September 17-18. More information to follow.

Motion to Adjourn

Respectfully submitted Sandy Peabody