Call for 2015 Grand Tour Destination Submissions – all entries due 2/28/15

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In preparation for this year’s Grand Tour, please submit to Peter Krenn(krenn@comporium.net) landmarks/locations that would be excellent motorcycling destinations for this year’s Grand Tour in addition to your rationale for why it makes a good stop. All submissions will be reviewed as of 2/28/15 with the final decision to be made by the Grand Tour organizer. Only other guidelines are:

1. Destinations in North Carolina or South Carolina only

2. It should not be impossible to get to via motorcycle e.g. on gated/private property, super remote destination in the mountains only accessible via hiking trail, etc.

For a list of 2014 Grand Tour destinations, please view the following:

http://www.carolinasbmwmoa.org/archive/motorcycle-grand-tour/2014-grand-tour-destinations/

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Call for Attendees: Road Guardian Accident Scene Management Training 1/24/15

NOTE: This class is limited on a first-come first-served basis upon confirmed payment. 
Last year we were joined by Jim Norris, a motorcyclist, retired paramedic and Road Guardian Accident Scene Management (ASM) Lead Instructor at one of our breakfast meetings. A fair number of you expressed interest in this training.
Mark Engel is generously willing to host the training at the BMW dealership Saturday, January 24th.
The training will take place from 9am – 5pm on January 24th, 2015. The price is $65.00 per person.

The class covers: what to do in the first 5-30 minutes after a crash until professional help arrives. Including: helmet removal, jaw thrust, and moving the injured. Each is addressed & practiced.
For more information on the class see the website: http://roadguardians.org/schedule/

If you are interested please use the following link to register http://www.etouches.com/asm1510017
The class is limited in size. Jim also requires a minimum number of people to hold the class.
Please pass along to those you think might be interested and are not in the Yahoo group.
Jim-Norris
Jim began riding motorcycles at the age of 12. He currently rides a 1999 Road King named Ruby – the pack mule (his wife Debbie’s bike has no saddle bags ;)
Jim is a H.O.G. member and has served as both Road Captain and Safety Office for several years with the local H.O.G. Chapter in Charlotte.
Jim is a retired Paramedic with over 33 years experience in EMS.  Among a few of Jim’s many achievements in EMS are: American Heart Institution instructor in CPR, ACLS, PALS, BTLS, Rescue Specialist, EMT/Paramedic instructor and Field Training Officer. Jim is also US Army Veteran where he served in Air Rescue.

2/21 Annual Chili Cookoff! Save the Date! Prizes for top chili!

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This will be the club’s sixth Annual Chili Cook Off

Saturday February 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Charlotte BMW-Ducati Dealership, 731 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Plan on arriving by 11:00 to set up if you plan on bringing chili for judging.
Judging will be by popular choice and will begin at 11:30 am and last until the Chili is gone.

Rules: Each person gets a raffle ticket to be used for voting for their favorite chili. The most votes is #1, second most is #2 and third most is #3. First Place wins a $75.00 gift certificate, Second Place wins a $50.00 gift certificate, Third Place wins a $25.00 gift certificate All certificates are to the Dealership.

Cooks: It goes without saying that slow cookers were made for this type of thing. Please bring a serving spoon. If you have an extension cord that would be helpful as well. The Club will provide drinks, chips, bowls, tasting cups, spoons etc.

If you are interested in participating as a cook please let me know by February 16th: holly_emerson@bellsouth.net

Even if you don’t plan on bringing chili, bring a friend or your special someone and be a taster! Chili sampling will be open to everyone that comes in to the dealership that day.
There is no cost to participate as a cook or a taster.

Congratulations to the new 2015 Officers

Congratulations to the 2015 Carolina BMW MOA officers.

All new positions are effective starting in January.

Welcome new President Steve Forstner and new Vice President Dave Selvig.

Continuing board positions:

  •         Holly Emerson – Director and Activities
  •         Sid Welch – Treasurer
  •         Margaret Edwards – Secretary
  •         Russ Brasher – Activities
  •         Edward Yang – Internet Marketing
  •         Rich Lodge – Membership

Associated positions:

  • Steve Kahn – Board
  • OPEN – Rally Master

Congratulations to the new officers.

Call for Interest – Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Course

Attention, the Carolinas BMW MOA is currently trying to gauge interest in scheduling a course on Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance Course. Cost will be $65 if we get a minimum of 10 interested students in the Basic Course.

The class teaches the basics of motorcycle trauma using P.A.C.T This one day course is geared toward the lay rescuer but is great for the EMS worker as well. Helmet removal, moving the injured and jaw thrust rescue breathing are all a part of this class. Don’t let the nickname fool you. This class contains all the information you need to respond to a trauma scene.

For more information on the course go to: www.accidentscene.or

We are currently trying to gauge interest in a group to take this class. If interested, please email interest to Holly_Emerson@bellsouth.net with Accident Scene Course in the subject heading.

Veteran’s Day Dinner 11/9 – RSVP REQUIRED – LIMITED SPACES/FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Veteran’s Day dinner

Sunday, Nov 9, 2014, 7:00 PM

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
4335 Barclay Downs Drive Charlotte, NC

19 Riders Went

Happy Veteran’s Day! (A little early I know)As we’ve done for the past several years we will be hosting a Veteran’s Day dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s. This meal is free for Veterans.Please RSVP if you plan on attending. If your plans change you’ll need to cancel your reservation.

Check out this Meetup →

 

Call for 2015 Elections

Carolinas BMW MOA is having its annual elections for 2015 officers. Current open positions are for President, VP, along with 3 Director positions. For more information, please contact President Don Green, rabbibgr@yahoo.com.

Officer positions are open to any paid member in good standing. Directors must have served in a club volunteer position prior to becoming nominated for a Director position.

2014 Boone Rally Recap

A very memorable event was held for the brave and adventurous souls who made it to this year’s Boone, NC, Carolinas BMW MOA rally.  Despite the wet weather we had attendees come in from as far as Michigan and Tampa, Florida (on a Triumph Speed Triple no less!

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s rally went to benefit the Patriot Rovers organization.

BMW Rally Registration

BMW Rally Registration

KOA Campground, Boone, NC

KOA Campground, Boone, NC

 

Tent

Tent

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Carolina BMW MOA Trailer

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submission

Classic Bike Contest Submissions

Classic Bike Contest Submissions

VP Bill Kniegge with first time Rally'er Edward Yang

VP Bill Kniegge with first time Rally’er Edward Yang (Carolina BMW MOA Webmaster)

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Main tent

Treasurer Sid Welch with wife.

Treasurer Sid Welch with wife.

President Don Green addressing Rally attendees.

President Don Green addressing Rally attendees.

President Don Green introducing the Patriot Rovers organization, whom a share of this year's proceeds went to benefit the Patriot Rovers program providing service dogs for veterans.

President Don Green introducing the Patriot Rovers organization, whom a share of this year’s proceeds went to benefit the Patriot Rovers program providing service dogs for veterans.

One of the two Patriot Rovers service dogs in training at the Rally.

One of the two Patriot Rovers service dogs in training at the Rally.

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Rally Lead Director John Olsakovsky introduces the Patriot Rovers.

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Audience looking on while the Patriot Rovers organization provides an overview to what they do for wounded veterans.

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Presentation and overview of the Patriot Rovers program.

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John Olsakovsky thanks this year’s rally sponsors.

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A sample of this year’s rally prizes.

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A sample of this year’s rally prizes.

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A sample of this year’s rally prizes.

Guest speaker Allan Karl, promoting his new world travel and cookbook, Forks.

Guest speaker Allan Karl, promoting his new world travel and cookbook, Forks.

Guest author, Allan Karl, speaks about his new book that combines traveling the world by motorcycle with cooking recipes of cuisine he experienced during his 60,000 mile, global 3 year journey.

Guest author, Allan Karl, speaks about his new book that combines traveling the world by motorcycle with cooking recipes of cuisine he experienced during his 60,000 mile, global 3 year journey.

Audience enjoying author Allan Karl's travel experience.

Audience enjoying author Allan Karl’s travel experience.

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Nighttime fun under the big tent.

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President Don Green announces winners of this year’s raffle.

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Boone Rally first timer and Carolina BMW MOA Webmaster, Edward Yang, and his thoughts on his first ever rally.

 

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