Oct. Meeting Minutes and Officers Election Results
Joe M. called the meeting to order at 12:20PM and welcomed 18 members and guests, including new members Doug & Dorothy. There were 6 riders today. Before proceeding with other business, the group expressed its sympathies to the family of Scott Nogrady as well as to Keith Glabb. Keith recently lost his mom. The club’s website currently displays a photo tribute to Scott.
The first item of business was election of officers and directors for the club’s coming year. The undersigned reported the Board previously confirmed a slate of candidates as follows . . . Continue reading.
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Oct. Meeting Photos
The October monthly meeting had a good turnout with 18 members at the Rear End Gastropub in Etna. We welcomed new members Doug and Dorothy Himes who recently returned from Barber track Vintage Days and BMW's 100th festivities in Georgia. Officer nominations and voting commenced. Stay tuned for the minutes; meanwhile check out the photos HERE.
Scott Nogrady's Photo Album Tribute
Photos from Sept. Mtg. at Monheim's Farm
Check out the always-interesting photos HERE from the Sept. club picnic meeting at Bob & Kelly's family farmstead. About 17 people arrived including a special surprise visit from . . . Holly! Light rain dampened some of the field excursions and brought out a few more 4 wheelers than usual, but it was all good. Bob shared a cool old photo, staged in a letter "S", of the National R90S Sport Owners Club and roster.
If you would like to be more involved with the board and helping make OUR club even better, this is the time of year to volunteer or nominate someone. Contact any of the officers by email here or give us a call.
2023 Four Winds Rally PHOTOS Are Published!
The 200 guests attending the 57th annual Four Winds "family reunion" rally enjoyed the rare pleasure of three whole rain-free refreshingly cool days at Redbank Valley Park this year! (Thurs. night rain doesn't officially count.) We were excited to see many old familiar, friendly faces as well as first-timers who arrived from Canada, Florida and everywhere in between on a wide range of years, makes and models of beautiful machines. The multiple dinner, lunch, scenic and off-road guided rides were quite popular as well as self-guided exploring. BMW MOA Ambassador, radio show co-host and million-mile rider Roy Dykman hosted a morning coffee and conversation; S. Barrett provided a tire plugging and repair demonstration; B. Crookston organized the field games circus; and D. Scelza prepared a presentation on the strategies of long distance endurance competition rallies. Thanks to the MANY volunteers who pitched in at every level to pull off another great rally - Yay Team!!
Enjoy the fresh batch of 2023 rally photos posted HERE! All Four Winds rally photos since 2004 can be accessed from THIS page. (Select any photo to open full size on a large screen for full effect.)
A shout out to our generous door prize sponsors Kissell Motorsports, Mosites Motorsports, Pitt Cycles, Cycle Gear, Sky Med, New Sweden BMW Riders of South Jersey, BMW Motorrad Club of Washington DC, and Bob's Motorcycles (formerly Bob's BMW).
BMW MOA 50th Rally Photos Here!
The BMW-MOA 50th Rally photos are posted! Our collective cameras didn't capture everyone – but we tried! Four Winds Riders were blessed with a primo location in the Chartered Club Camping section where our rented canopy and chairs were in constant use. We probably set a record with at least 31 Four Winds members in attendance (though never all in one spot at the same time) while entertaining a constant stream of friends and guests from many states flowing through our hospitality tent.
Other than Canadian wildfire smoke, the weather was pleasant and the location near Richmond, VA, at the birthplace farm of the legendary Secretariat, was convenient for 6,000+ attendees to enjoy more activities than anyone could possibly do or see in three days. Visiting, meeting people and relaxing was a full-time occupation for some, not to mention plenty of good riding and historic points of interest around the area.
One of our Fla members, G. McCall, took some of the drone shots. The last dirt track video is our J. Ritter handling the obstacles with masterful control. Faithful rally-goer, Camper Ron K., surprised us by arriving with his family despite recent serious health setbacks. J. Marnell pushed through major physical health challenges and rode his bike to the rally. Two Crookstons executed a round trip to the rally and back home in one day. 83 yr. old MOA Ambassador and Pioneer, Norm Phoenix, was parked in our corner affording us the opportunity to learn of his experiences being the only person who has ridden his bike to ALL 50 of the MOA rallies! He remembers dates, locations, and details that this scribe can’t recall from our own history of only 20 rallies. Some folks coordinated visits with nearby familly, graduations and weddings into their trip. All in all, an epic one for the books!
"When & Where" Event Lists
Nationwide "When and Where" lists to plan your adventures for the year and try keep up with which events might be re-scheduled.