I am running for a position on the BMW MOA Board of Directors because now is the time when the MOA can play an important role in providing a sense of community among BMW riders. We have diverse groups among the membership, but at the center of each is a deep-seated desire to share our experiences riding, work on BMWs and attend events with other riders.
My volunteering to support the MOA and local Chartered Clubs has been an important part of my life. I’ve chaired/co-chaired five MOA National Rallies: Moodus (1994), Gillette (2008), Redmond (2010), Salem (2013) and St. Paul (2014). It was my great pleasure to chair the Top O’ the Rockies Rally in Paonia, Colorado, for several years. Currently I am the Treasurer of the Pikes Peak BMW Riders and a member of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado, the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis, and several virtual “fun loving” clubs such as the Knights of the Roundel. My running motorcycles are a 2014 BMW GS, 2013 BMW GT and a 1983 R80ST. I’ve logged over 600,000 miles on BMWs.
As I leave my current part-time consulting in early 2017, I have the time and energy to dedicate to service on the MOA Board. In the past I have served as MOA President, Vice-President, Secretary and elected Treasurer. I understand the time commitment needed and ways to be an effective board member. I have served on the BMW MOA Foundation Board which manages G.E.A.R.S. and is the provider of rider education scholarships. I’ll leave the Foundation Board in early 2017.
I want your vote and support because I have the knowledge and experience to be able to provide insights to strengthen MOA’s financial viability, emphasize the importance of the Owners News, promote the use of the MOA forum to share information and to continue to expand the opportunities for MOA members to gather at the MOA International Rally, MOA Getaways, Chartered Club events and Regional Coordinator activities.
MOA is our organization, and as a board member I will work to assure that we remain member oriented, supporting communication among members through the Owners News, our Forum, social media and Regional Coordinator activities. We must continue to provide Chartered Clubs with the use of the Roundel and avenues for distribution of information about local club events and maintain the Ambassador Program.
We have an opportunity to have MOA be the way it used to be with a focus on member benefits, connecting riders to one another and sharing a sense of camaraderie. Make the BMW MOA the great club we know it to be.