My name is Sam Garst, and I am running for a director position on the
BMW MOA Board of Directors. I am a member of the MOA, the RA, the
Airheads and the Madison BMW Club #7. I have been a volunteer for almost
as long as I have been a member of my local club, serving as the
newsletter editor, a rally co-chair and the Rally Pharaoh. I have worked
with Gates, with Safe and Sanitary, as a shuttle driver and as the
Shuttle Chair at our national rallies. I consider becoming a director to
be my chance to volunteer at a whole new level.
I believe that we
need to encourage more interaction between the MOA and its Chartered
Clubs. After all, the Chartered Clubs form the foundation of our
national club. The MOA can help strengthen the Chartered Clubs by
offering more resources and opportunities in the areas of safety
training and club development. Additionally, the MOA should offer
leadership development and training throughout the year to any
interested members of our clubs.
I believe that the MOA needs to
become more sustainable in the long haul. That means we need to find and
retain new members from all of our diverse demographics. That means we
need to make financial decisions that will benefit our club well into
I believe that our club is more than just a gathering
point for renewing friendships and telling tall tales. It is a place
where we can share our collective wisdom gleaned from the millions of
miles that we have traveled with our beloved Bavarian beasts across this
planet of ours. My goals as a director on our board will be to reach
out to you, to act as a sounding board for your ideas and concerns, and
to ensure that our club remains responsive to all of its members.
believe that the MOA is the premiere destination for individuals
looking to experience all aspects of BMW motorcycle ownership. I believe
that our past and present boards have done an outstanding job of
guiding our club. I would like to continue that legacy as a director on
our BMW MOA board, and I am asking for your vote.
Thank you for your consideration.