December Update & Events
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December 2014

Update & Events

Hello TCD Members,

Welcome to the December Update, the rides maybe winding down but the events keep coming.

As a quick reminder, it's time to renew (or signup for) your TCD membership. Th
is Monthly Update is currently being sent out to an expanded list. On January 31st next year it will go back to being limited to current members only, so get your membership forms in the mail or renew today via Paypal. It would be great to have everyone renewed by January 31st. This club is well worth it!

White Elephant Party is this Saturday!
Where: Sylvan Lake Community Center
When: 6:00 pm, Dec 6th
The White Elephant Party will be at the Sylvan Lake Community Center, 2456 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake.  Bring a dish to pass; the club will supply the main dishes (delicious shrimp and Heavenly Ham), dinnerware, and beverages.  Dinner begins at 6:00.  Gifts will be distributed beginning around 7:30.  Search your closets to find one White Elephant gift (to be beautifully wrapped) for each person who wishes to receive such a gift.  Set up will begin at 5:00.  If you can, please come early to help set up and/or stay late to help clean up after the party.
Time to Renew your TCD Membership!
- 2015 Memberships Now Available -

It's that time of year again when we reach out to our members to help support the club. Our annual membership goes by the calendar year (Jan - Dec).

To help in this initiative the officers have agreed to reduce the Paypal membership to an even $20 (yes, we are waving the extra fee). You can also pay the traditional way with a check and membership form. 

Whichever way you renew, please make sure to provide your MOA, RA and AMA member numbers to help support our charters.

If paying by check, feel free to bring your completed form and check to the White Elephant Party next Saturday.

Go to our Membership Page to print off your membership form or renew with Paypal.

Side note - I am looking into new membership software to allow us to provide a complete membership year from date of renewal, but we are not there yet.
27th Annual Edmund Fitzgerald Run - Eighteen TCD members survived the cold earlier this month at Tawas State Park. Fritz and Dave Hayt also survived the 300 steps down to the Au Sable River from Lumberman's Monument on Saturday. Below are some pictures from the run. Eight hardy riders rode up on six bikes including Rick G, Mark M, Mike E, Ruth (& Riki), and Doug & Dave Wells with Marina tagging along in the side car.

Jack J. conducted the memorial ceremony paying tribute to the 29 men that lost there life on November 10, 1975. We also included a moment of silence for recently lost club members including Jim Slater, Katie Quinn, Jim Creighton and Tim Gornal.

Additionally, John Fishbeck and Kay Shaw did a wonderful tribute in pictures to Jim Slater on the forum that can be found here.
Above Jack Johnson conducts the Edmund Fitzgerald Ceremony on Saturday afternoon near the lake shore at Tawas State Park.
BMW Motorcycles of SE Michigan Christmas Party & Toys for Tots event will take place on Saturday December, 13, 2014. There may not be any demo rides, but there will be gourmet food, refreshments, savings and plenty of fun and camaraderie.

Next month Special Feature: Marina Ackerson's family Albuquerque r.ide

New & Old business: 

By-Laws committee (Dan Cogan): Officers need to approve final draft. 

Media Committee (Tom Decker):

Editor: This is an excellent position for anyone looking to serve the club and be more active. Keep the Facebook page current, manage the brochure committee, and participate in as much or as little as you want to do.

Upcoming Events Schedule:
(See forum for details)
Dec 6 White Elephant Party (Ruth Z.)
Dec 7 Annual Polar Bear Ride (Tom Decker)
Dec 13 BMW MC SEM Christmas Party
Feb 2015: Awards Dinner
Mar 2015: General Membership Meeting

Special thanks to Fritz, Jack Johnson, and Dave Hayt for the photographs this month.
Ruth and Riki getting ready to head home from the Edmund Fitzgerald Run near Tawas State Park.

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

December 7     Kerby's North
December 14   Nello's Eatery
December 21   Ram's Horn Restaurant (east side)
December 21   Pinckney Masonic Lodge (west side)
December 28   Americus Coney
Join or Renew

Paypal Annual Memberships now available for $20.00

VP Mike Eckstein heading home from Tawas after the Fitz Run
Fritz after his stress test with Dave Hayt walking the three hundred steps down to the Wanigan and back up the 300 steps near Lumberman's Memorial. A tradition started by Jack Johnson.
Dave Hayt enjoying the scenery at the bottom of the steps with Fritz.
My wife Lisa and our Dog Louie at Lumberman's Monument.
Jack's new "ride" made an appearance at Tawas State Park.
Another shot of Ruth and her side car GS. This really looks like a great way to tour the country with her dog Riki.
President: Jeff Hunter
VP: Mike Eckstein
Treasurer: Greg Crago
Editor: Open
Store Mgr: Leslie Allgood

Ad Mgr: Rob Keay
Webmaster: John Fishbeck
Enjoy the rides, enjoy the club!


Jeff Hunter
President BMW TCD
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