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April 2016 Update & Events
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April 2016

Update & Events


Hello TCD Members,

Another successful planning meeting is in the books with a huge thanks to VP Mike Eckstein for planning and running the event. The community center in Royal Oak worked out great for our needs, even with a full room. We now have a full schedule for 2016! John Fishbeck has diligently compiled all of the rides details and updated the club calendar for us: 2016 TCD Calendar.
 
One correction from the last month’s update, the BMW MC Southeast Michigan TCD breakfast will be on Sunday April 24th and we will be at Kerby’s this weekend.
 
Only two real issues were brought up during the General Meeting. There was a lot of support from the members for the officers to pursue a D&O insurance policy, so that will be a priority this year. It was also decided by a vote of 20-7 to change the official start time of the Sunday Breakfast to 8:30am on the website. It’s been known as the unofficial start time for years, however publishing the proper time will give new members a heads up as to when everyone really arrives to make it a  more welcoming experience for them. Hopefully this change doesn’t push the arrival time even early.
 
There were a couple of important announcements made. First off, John Fishbeck will officially be retiring as our website administrator within the next year. John has done an outstanding job over the past several years in keeping our forum updated and the website running smoothly. The contributions of his personal time are very much appreciated by all of the club members. Going forward this will leave an open spot to be filled and possibly an opportunity to update our website. Please let us know if you are interested in helping with this transition.
 
Ruth Zimmerman also announced that she is ready to pass the reigns as hostess of our White Elephant Holiday Party. Ruth has done a wonderful job in running this event now for several year now (Thank you Ruth!). We have chosen to keep the holiday party on the schedule, but are looking for a planning committee to help coordinate that event.

Upcoming Events Schedule:
( See forum for details)

Apr 22nd: BMW Southeast MI Charity Fashion Show
Apr 23rd: Maumee, Ohio GS Dirt Practice

Apr 24th: BMW Southeast MI TCD Breakfast
May 1st:  Suzi's All Club Ride & Swap Meet
May 6-8th44th Sturgis Mini Rally
May 6-9thSoutheast Ohio Dual Sport Ride
New & Old business:

Breakfast Schedule (forum post): The official start time of the Sunday Breakfast is now 8:30am

Risk management: Club officers will pursue a D&O insurance policy for 2016

Webmaster: We're currently looking for a website administrator to replace John Fishbeck

Other Events:

BMW Motorcycles of SE Michigan Annual Charity Fashion Show is Friday, April 22nd. All proceeds will go to charity. There will be refreshments and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $25 dollars. Please call Samantha or Audrey at 734.453.0500 for your tickets. Don't miss out on the fun!

Mar 31- April 3March Moto Madness - Although not an official TCD event, there will be a TCD contingent heading down (check the forum). This is a dual sport/adventure touring event in Tellico Plains, TN.
BMW Southeast MI TCD Breakfast is April 24th.
 

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

April 3   Kerby's North
April 10 Scrambler Marie's
April 17 Nick's Country Oven (east side)
April 17 Pinckney Masonic Lodge (west side)
April 24 BMW Motorcycles of Southeast Michigan
May 1    Kerby's North

 
Club Officers:
Presiden: Jeff Hunter
VP: Mike Eckstein
Treasurer: Greg Crago
Editor: Kourtney Thompson
Store Mgr: Leslie Allgood

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

Sincerely,



Your TCD Officers
Jeff Hunter
President
Mike Eckstein
Vice President
Greg Crago
Secretary/Treasurer
Kourtney Thompson
Editor
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