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April 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The Club’s April 2016 monthly meeting was held at Dale’s Family Restaurant on S. Thompson Road in Marion County Indiana.

Approximately 20 attendees enjoyed options from the menu for lunch, as it rained cats and dogs outside.

President Margie Ledgerwood opened the meeting at 2:30 PM, thanking members for their attendance.

The next meeting was announced to be hosted by Johnathon Fishburn at 3417 Pinetop Dr. Indianapolis on May 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Please register online so the host will know the number of attendees.

The following rallies were cited: Sturgis MI: May 6-8; Paynetown Campout: May 13-15; European Riders Rally-Burkesville, KY-hosted by the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville; May 20-22; The Cass WV Rally; May 27-28.

Margie reminded members that Andy Clark has the Photo Tag game in progress.   It’s a good way to discover Indiana.

The club is still looking for a host for meetings during the month of September and November. Please contact Margie if you can host a meeting either at your home or another site.

Bob Conley announced that the August meeting will be held at the historic Propylaeum on 1410 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis. on August 7, 2016. Details will be posted on the Clubs website.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45.

March 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The BMW Club of Indianapolis held its monthly meeting at the home of Terry and Lew Mumford on March 20, 2016.

Homemade chili was served along with many fine dishes contributed by the over 25 attendees.

After lunch, President Margie Ledgerwood called the meeting to order. Margie and Jack Borsos briefed the attendees on the progress of his grandson, Darius, and thanked those who have participated in the fund raising process supporting his recovery.

The attendees were informed that the Board of Directors will meet at Shapiro’s on Saturday, March 26 to consider the proposed annual budget and other pertinent matters.

Margie reported that the calendar is open for April, September, and November monthly meetings, and invited members to volunteer to host. She advised a meeting may be arranged at sites other than your home.

Members were reminded that the Spring Paynetown Campout is scheduled for May 13-15. Registration for the event may be made on the club’s web site.

Margie advised that Rich Nathan is seeking volunteers to work a triathlon on May 21 or 22, which conflicts with the Burkesville Rally.

If you are willing to help with that event, please contact Rich. (contact information in website’s Membership Directory)

It was also announced that Andy Clark will act as administrator for the 2016 photo tag game.

Vice President Wayne Garrison reminded the attendees to consider and vote on proposals for the Club’s logo. The deadline to vote on the website is March 25.

There was general discussion about arranging for embroidery of the logo on member’s garments.

President Ledgerwood thanked the Mumfords for hosting and adjourned the meeting.

 

Bob Conley, Secretary

January 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

 

President Margie Ledgerwood hosted the monthly club meeting on January 23, 2016. Margie hosted the meeting at her home and served tasty main courses of home made Chicken Taco Soup and Ham and Beans. Those attending brought many complementary sides.

After lunch, President Ledgerwood called the meeting to order at 2:13 PM. She reminded everyone of the annual Award Banquet date, February 13. The deadline to reserve your seat is the end of month. Many attendees win door prizes which exceed the value of the cost of admission to the banquet.

Monthly meeting commitments were accepted as follows: May: Johnathan Fishburn, June: the Bernhardt’s, August: the Conley’s, October: Harold Patterson, December: the Reinholt’s. Dates and details will be listed on the club web site calendar.

The Paynetown spring campout will be on May 13-14. Vice President Garrison commented you can stay both or either night and that you need to sign up so we may reserve sufficient camping spots.

Several rally dates were announced with will be included on the club calendar.

Election Board of Directors:

An election was held to fill two Directors positions, who’s three year terms expire at the end of March 2016. Harold Patterson and Dennis Shelley hold those positions.  Joe Hochderffer, Chairman of the nominating committee named the following nominees: Richard Snodgress, Mark Reed, Dennis Shelly, and Harold Patterson. There were no nominations from the floor. Ballots were distributed for voting.

Wayne Garrison presented a report from the committee considering adopting a new logo. Previously submitted logo concepts were posted at this meeting for review by those in attendance.  There will be vote by the membership conducted on the website in March. The existing logo will be considered as well as those submitted during the past several months. The President announced that the logo receiving the most votes will be adopted.

The results of the election for the Board of Directors was announced: Dennis Shelly and Harold Patterson were elected to serve three year terms commencing in April 2016 which will expire at the end of March in 2019.

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 2:47 PM

Bob Conley, Secretary

 

 

President Margie Ledgerwood hosted the monthly club meeting on January 23, 2016. Margie hosted the meeting at her home and served tasty main courses of home made Chicken Taco Soup and Ham and Beans. Those attending brought many complementary sides.

 

After lunch, President Ledgerwood called the meeting to order at 2:13 PM. She reminded everyone of the annual Award Banquet date, February 13. The deadline to reserve your seat is the end of month. Many attendees win door prizes which exceed the value of the cost of admission to the banquet.

 

Monthly meeting commitments were accepted as follows: May: Johnathan Fishburn, June: the Bernhardt’s, August: the Conley’s, October: Harold Patterson, December: the Reinholt’s. Dates and details will be listed on the club web site calendar.

 

The Paynetown spring campout will be on May 13-14. Vice President Garrison commented you can stay both or either night and that you need to sign up so we may reserve sufficient camping spots.

 

Several rally dates were announced with will be included on the club calendar.

 

Election Board of Directors:

An election was held to fill two Directors positions, who’s three year terms expire at the end of March 2016. Harold Patterson and Dennis Shelley hold those positions.

Joe Hochderffer, Chairman of the nominating committee named the following nominees: Richard Snodgress, Mark Reed, Dennis Shelly, and Harold Patterson. There were no nominations from the floor. Ballots were distributed for voting.

 

Wayne Garrison presented a report from the committee considering adopting a new logo. Previously submitted logo concepts were posted at this meeting for review by those in attendance.  There will be vote by the membership conducted on the website in March. The existing logo will be considered as well as those submitted during the past several months. The President announced that the logo receiving the most votes will be adopted.

 

The results of the election for the Board of Directors was announced: Dennis Shelly and Harold Patterson were elected to serve three year terms commencing in April 2016 which will expire at the end of March in 2019.

 

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 2:47 PM

 

Bob Conley, Secretary

December 2016 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The December meeting also is traditionally the Annual Christmas Party of the Indianapolis BMW Motorcycle Club.

As in the last several yeas the Party was hosted by Tracy and Galen Reinholt. The meeting was very well attended, and the assembly was treated to a sumptuous buffet featuring Jay’s fried Turkey and ham. Many great appetizers, deserts and side dishes were enjoyed.

President Margie Ledgerwood called the meeting to order after dinner. She thanked Tracy and Galen for hosting again this year and thanked Sam and Jay Beery for assisting in the endeavor. Continue reading

November 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The November 2015 meeting of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis was hosted by Joe and Kelly Hochdeffer and held at Roselli’s Pizza at Zionsville.

After attendees enjoyed a pizza and salad buffet, President Ledgerwood called the business meeting to order at 3:00 PM. The following announcements were made:

  • The Christmas Party meeting will be held at the Reinholt’s again this year on December 5 at 5:00 PM. Deep fried Turkey will be served; please register on the club web site so the hosts have a head count. There will be a White Elephant gift exchange.  Jonathan Fishburn requested no more photographs of this correspondent be gifted.
  • The January 2016 meeting will be hosted by Margie Ledgerwood, Mooresville, on January 23 at 1:00 PM.  This is very important meeting as we will elect two Directors to expiring positions on your Board.  The current Board will also meet that day to elect the President for 2016-17.
  • The Annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Banquet Hall, “The Palms,” in Plainfield on February 13, 2016.  Cost to attend is $35.00 per person. There will be many valuable door prizes, a cash bar and new surprises this year.  You are encouraged seek gift certificates from your favorite vendor to donate to the door prize pool.
  • Dues are to be paid before January 1.  Dues may be paid by check sent to the treasure or paid online at our web site by PayPal or credit card.  Members paying dues on time will be entered in a drawing. The winner will recoup the cost of dues which is 25.00 per year.

Dennis Shelly, of the Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors, encouraged members who are interested in serving to contact board members so they might be nominated to serve in the Board of Directors.  He asked that anyone who wishes to serve as President do the same. The election of President will take place on January 23, 2016.

The business meeting was adjourned at 3:25.  Attendees enjoyed deserts on the provided buffet.

Bob Conley, Secretary

September 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis held its Monthly Meeting at the home of Harold Patterson on September 19, 2015.

Succulent Brats, simmered in Miller’s finest, onions and peppers, then grilled to perfection were served and enjoyed along with a host of deserts, sides and Margie’s warm, hot dip.

President Ledgerwood called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM, and then made the following announcements:
• The deadline to submit Club Logo concepts is the end of the month. Details are on the club website.
• Scott and Christi Reynolds will host the next meeting of the club on October 11 at 12:30 PM. Please see the website for registration and location information.
(The secretary sends regrets due to the conflicting date for The Vintage Motorcycle Classic at Barber Motorsports Park)
• The Hoosier Beemers Club will host its rally at North Vernon on September 25-27.
• The BMW RA national Rally will be held Woodland Park, in Harrison, Arkansas on October 1-3.
• The Falling Leaf Rally will be held at Potasi, Missouri on October 9-11.

Harold was thanked and ardently applauded by the assembly.

There being no further news from those in attendance the business meeting was adjourned at 5:15 PM.

A bonfire was set ablaze and spiritually enjoyed until the late hours by most of the attendees under a clear, starry sky.

Bob Conley, Secretary

August 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

These minutes were produced from notes taken by Vice President Wayne Garrison who presided over the meeting. Your secretary was absent on the road in the Smokey Mountains.
Johnathon Fishburn and Angela hosted the meeting at the picnic area near the Monroe Reservoir Dam.

After thanking Johnathon and Angela, and the those in attendance Wayne made the following announcements pertaining to upcoming events:
-Harold Patterson will host the next monthly meeting on September 19. He is planning a bonfire. Please RSVP on the website if you are able to attend.
-The Beemers in the Bluegrass Rally will be held on September 11-13.
-The fall campout for the club at Paynetown will be held on September 18-20. Please sign up on website or contact Wayne Garrison.
-The Hoosier Beemers Rally at North Vernon Will be held on September 25-27.
-The BMW RA national rally will be held in Harrison, Arkansas on October 2-4 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
-The Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi, MO will be held on October 9-11.

Galen Reinholt brought membership name tags to hand out, some were taken by Wayne and Mike Williams to distribute.

VP Garrison again thanked Johnathon and Angela for hosting and adjourned the meeting.
Robert Conley, Secretary

Monthly Meeting Minutes-June 2015

On the Summer Solstice Barb and Dennis Shelly hosted a well attended meeting of the Club at their home in Fishers. The main entry at lunch was great barbeque complemented by many pitch-in sides and deserts.
President Ledgerwood opened the meeting at 3:10 PM.
Guests, additional Shelly’s, were introduced and upcoming events were announced.
These included:
• Due to the MOA national rally there will be no monthly meeting in July.
• The Club will be sponsoring a tent for use by members at the National in Billings, MT.
• Attendees to the MOA National, should complete the on-line registration on our clubs web-site to help us watch out for one another during the voyage and stay at the rally. (this does not replace the need to register with the BMW-MOA to attend the rally)
• The next triathlon we are supporting will be on June 27 at Morse Park. If you can volunteer to help, contact Rich Nathan via the club site or direct e-mail.
(Bill Currier, Richard Peterson, and Bob Conley worked the Sprint Triathlon at Eagle Creek yesterday.)
• Andy Clark is in rehab in Illinois. Keep him in you thoughts and prayers during recovery.
• Mike Williams announced that he spoke to Dallas Peak recently. He will be returning to work on July 1. Great news Dallas.

There being no New Business, President Ledgerwood, thanked the Shelly’s for hosting the meeting and adjourned. Guests were invited to linger.

Bob Conley, Secretary

May 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

Cindy Fort and Webb Bernhardt hosted a well attended meeting at their home near Martinsville. The pitch in contributions were great complementing Germany’s wurst and kraut prepared by the hosts.
After the introduction of new members and guests, President Ledgerwood made several announcements of upcoming events. These include the upcoming meeting scheduled for June 21 at the home of Dennis and Barb Shelly. Members were reminded of the “Third Thursday Ride” from Shapiro’s which will be on June 20 this month. This is a good time for groups of members to gather for a Saturday afternoon tour.
The Iowa Rally, was mentioned which will be held on June 11-14. See club calendar for details. Jim Thatcher will be there for sure. Maybe he can glut on some of the Amana Colony table-fare to increase his ballast.
The MOA rally at Billings, MT will be held July 23-26. The club will be funding an assembly tent. Wayne Garrison asked that those attending complete the form on our club website to facilitate mutual assistance if warranted. Rick Nelson recommended early arrival, enjoy the set-up show. (Free lodging and showers for a couple days, eh Rick)
Rich Nathan spoke about the upcoming Triathlons scheduled for June 20. The club will be ferrying officials at two events that morning. We will need three bikes at each event. Watch for e-mail and web site announcements and volunteer if you have the time and confidence to haul officials to observe the bicycle phase of these events.
President Ledgerwood gave an update on the recovery of Andy Clark, and thanks members who have donated time and/or money to the family.
She reminded attendees to submit recommendations for a new modern logo for the club.
There being no additional business, Margie thanked Webb and Cindy for hosting the meeting and adjourned the meeting.

Bob Conley, Secretary

April 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held at the home of Mamie and Mike Williams on Sunday April 26. Many club members and friends of the Williams attended the event. The spread of food was outstanding thanks to the hosts and contributing members.

Following lunch, President Margie Ledgerwood opened the meeting by thanking Mike and Mamie and making the following announcements:

  • Webb Bernhart and Cindy Fort will host the May meeting. Please check the club web site calendar and register for the event.
  • The MOA mileage contest has begun. Rick Hansen is tracking club member’s miles. Members are encouraged to enter and provide Rick with their starting mileage.
  • The triathlon season has begun. (the first one was this morning at Carmel) Please support our triathlon coordinator Rich Nathan.
  • The Paynetown Campout is on May 8-10. Please contact Wayne Garrison if you have questions. Wayne interjected there were about 35 currently registered.
  • The Georgia Mountain Rally is on May 1-3.
  • The European Bike Riders Rally is on May 15-17 in Burkesville, KY. (we hope to win the attendance award again this year)
  • The third Saturday ride from Breakfast at Shapiros was a success this month and will depart next month from Shapiros as well as the Burkesville, KY City Park.
  • Andy Clark is recuperating from his recent accident at the Rehab Center at 38th and I-465. He is making progress. His family extends appreciation for your thoughts and prayers.
  • Dallas Peak has returned home from the hospital and on the mend.
  • Dennis Shelly is also doing well on the mend at home.

Under new Business, Therisia Shearer announced the rules for adopting a new updated club logo. The guidelines will be published on the web site. Members are encouraged to submit recommendations before September 1, 2015. A committee will choose three examples to be considered by the Board of Directors.  Therisia also mentioned that the Shearer’s will be attending the rally at Cass, WV, May 22-24.

President Ledgerwood again thanked the Williams for hosting the event.

Many attendees lingered for hours, several taking rides in vintage and acrobatic aircraft. No one lost their lunch in flight while the undersigned was present, a remarkable accomplishment Mr. Fishburn.

Prepared by Bob Conley, Secretary

 

March 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

The March 2015 monthly meeting of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis was held at the home of Theresia and Archey Shearer.

After a great pitch in meal with sliders and drinks provided by the host/club, President Jay Beery called the meeting to order at 3:10 PM. The content of the meeting consisted of various announcements made by Wayne Garrison, Margie Ledgerwood and Andy Clark.

Wayne discussed the club sign up procedure for the RA Rally, the Paynetown Campout, and the European Bike Rally. Secretary’s Note: please refer to the calendar and announcements on this web site for detailed information.

Margie Ledgerwood, reminded the attendees about the rides leaving Shapiro’s after breakfast on the third Saturday each month. Secretary’s Note: If you want to lead a ride out of Shapiro’s you could post your intention on the web site and/or yahoo list by Friday afternoon to generate interest.

Dennis Shelly announced he will soon be selling his Mini Cooper. Any interest, contact Dennis.

Mike Williams urged everyone to attend the monthly meeting at his house on April 25. Registration on the web site is requested so the right amount of pork loins may be smoked for lunch.

Andy Clark announced the Tag game is on again this year with official start of April 1

The 2015 Mileage Awards are ready for delivery. If you have yet to receive yours, make arrangements with Wayne Garrison the Mileage Committee Chair. Secretary’s note: Awards are nice and practical, electronic tire pressure gauges, with engraved award plate affixed.

There being no further announcements future former President Beery Closed the meeting.

 

Bob Conley, Secretary