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Annual Meeting - Run To Monterey/Carmel 17 Mile Drive - September 8, 2019

Your Hosts For This Run:   Vickie Casacca & Mick Brown This event is for paid members only Meeting Location: Starbucks 1186 ...

Over the Hills and Far Away Run - October 11/12/13, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The "Over the Hills and Far Away" Run is planned as a two night run, leaving from Livermore in the late afternoon on Friday, stopping in Sonora overnight before continuing over the hills Saturday morning.

While your hosts, Steve & Tina Sandke finalize the details on the route and the rest of the run, you can book your hotels. As always, if you’re not sure you’re coming, review the hotel cancellation policies carefully. Here are a few suggestions for each night:
Sonora Lodging (Friday 10/11)
Mammoth Lodging (Saturday 10/12)

Annual Meeting - Run To Monterey/Carmel 17 Mile Drive - September 8, 2019



Your Hosts For This Run: 
Vickie Casacca & Mick Brown

This event is for paid members only


Meeting Location:
Starbucks
1186 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901 

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
9:30am/10:00am

Details:
After leaving the Salinas Starbucks we will head west towards Monterey on Highway 68, we will merge onto Highway 1 south and then take exit 399A for CA-68 toward Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach, keep left to continue toward 17 Mile Drive. 

17 Mile Drive - entrance fee, per car is $10.50 - please have exact change

Very Important! 

We are going to go clockwise around 17 Mile Drive which is the opposite way if you were to follow the numbered points of interest. We will make 15 minute stops at #10 Cypress Point Lookout and then #7 Bird Rock, which has restroom facilities. We will continue on 17 Mile Drive back to the Carmel gate and head back towards Monterey on Highway 1 taking the exit for Highway 68 towards Salinas. 





We will take the Spreckels Blvd exit and stop for a quick photo opportunity before heading to lunch at T and A Café. Lunch will be a buffet with some vegetarian options for $25.00 including dessert, soft drinks, tax and tip included.

NOTE: Expected arrival at the T and A Cafe is 1:00pm with the ANNUAL MEETING beginning at 2:00pm.

Annual meeting will be held immediately after lunch. If you have any questions please contact Vickie on her cell 831-915-6253.

Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/cB9we6LzvN7KZv32A

Note All Drivers:

A great idea to review the route before arrival. Some printed copies will be provided as needed.

Lunch: $25 per person
T & A Cafe
1 Harris Rd.
Spreckels, CA 93962




Lunch Note: 

You are NOT required to purchase and eat lunch with the club at T & A Cafe,  you can arrive at 2pm for just the annual meeting, however, you still need to RSVP for the run. There will be NO opportunity to purchase lunch on the day of the meeting.  Lunch tickets must be pre-purchased at time of RSVP if you choose to eat lunch with the club. (You will NOT receive a lunch 'ticket' prior to the day of the run.)

Please RSVP by Tuesday August 27 and prepay for lunch on MotorsportReg. It is extremely important we get an accurate headcount for lunch in advance.  

There is a HARD deadline to RSVP and purchase lunch tickets by 5pm on August 27, 2019.  The club has to pay the restaurant prior to our meeting date of September 8, 2019.

Lunch is $25 per person.


Lunch Details:

  • Grilled vegetable salad, balsamic glaze
  • Pasta salad with sundried tomatoes & basil
  • Tuscan grilled chicken thighs, sundried tomato relish
  • Forrest mushroom pilaf
  • Fresh baked bread and butter
  • Assortment of cookies
  • Iced soft drinks and water

Only if Attending this event, please RSVP via MotorSportReg:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/annual-meeting-monterey-17-mile-run-norcal-minis-171264



Note on submitting your RSVP:
In an effort to get the most accurate number of people attending the run, please:
  • For a membership of a couple, only one (1) of you need to RSVP via MSR, include the other person on your account as ONE guest, if they are coming with you.
  • Also include any additional people in the guest number you may be bringing with you. Such as children or friends. 
For example: Simon RSVP's for the event, then selects "2" for the How many people will be attending with you? prompt, because Nikki & Oliver are coming with him -  (TWO guests).


RSVP Today! -  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/annual-meeting-monterey-17-mile-run-norcal-minis-171264


If you are not a PAID member and would like to attend this event, create your MotorSportReg Account and Join Today! 
Use the NorCal MINIs Membership link below:





NorCal MINIs Membership



Instructions for joining MotorSportReg and joining NorCal MINIs can be found in the following document: Instructions




Nominations for 2020 Officers, Directors & Runs

Hi Members, 

Please check your email for the link to this year's nominations form for 2020 Officers, Directors and Runs.  
  • You can nominate yourself, a friend or family member to be on the Board of Directors or hold one of the club’s officer positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Financial, Secretary/Membership and Social Media/Communication officer).
  • All Officers and Directors are expected to lead at least 1 (one) run during the year. 
  • If a nomination is accepted, those individuals who the club votes for should be familiar with the NorCal MINIs Constitution & Bylaws.
  • Nominee(s) must be a current 2019 NorCal MINI's member. All 2019 Directors are on the ballot for re-election.
  • Partners included in a single membership must have their own MotorSportReg account to make nominations or vote separately from main member. If partners do not choose to have their own MSR account, that membership will only get 1 vote.
  • All board of directors meetings are held through email, in-person meetings, or during a run.

Nominations will be accepted from August 1st to August 15th, 2019.

Your nominations and run ideas must be made online before August 15th 2019 in order to appear on the September annual election ballot.

The annual meeting will take place on September 8, 2019.

Online Annual election voting will begin August 18th 2019 and closes midnight PST September 7th 2019. In-person voting and results will happen on the day of the Annual meeting (September 8, 2019).

If you have an awesome run idea for the club - please submit for consideration. 

Check your email now!

I'd like to give a special thank you to all of your 2019 Officers and Directors for their contribution to the club over this past year.

Your 2019 Club Officers are:
  • President: - Simon Tildesley
  • Vice President: Steve Sandke
  • Financial/Treasurer: Dolores Quintero Sanchez
  • Membership/Secretary: Anita Weemaes
  • Social Media/Communications: Michael Toibin

Your 2019 Club Directors are:
  • Larry Anderson
  • Mick Brown
  • Vickie Casacca
  • Brian Dotterer
  • Christoph Fritsch
  • Gordon & Alison Lee
  • Rick Sanchez
  • Tina Sandke
  • David & Anne Sitter
  • Nikki Tildesley
  • Christine Toibin
  • Crystal Tucker

Thanks,
Simon Tildesley (President)



TWISTY Woodside back roads to HMB with post-run BBQ - August 17, 2019

Your hosts for this event:  
Anita Weemaes and Christoph Fritsch

This event is for paid members only.

Meeting Location:
Peet's Coffee
22390 Homestead Rd
Cupertino, CA

Meeting Time/Departure Time:
8:30am/9:00am

Details:
A beautiful drive up I280N through the backroads to Woodside and then up Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay. We will then regroup at Starbucks and head back via Skyline and Highway 9 to the Belwood Cabana Club for our annual club-sponsored barbeque. It will be a beautiful run and a wonderful afternoon for everyone.

Route:
https://goo.gl/maps/uWjqTBLsPZPUhTjo7

Lunch:
  • Club will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs and a veggie alternative with all the fixings. Including cheese, lettuce, tomatoes etc. 
  • Club will be providing bottled water (if you wish an alternative drink please bring along). 
  • We request that you all bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group.
Lunch:
Belwood Cabana Club
100 Belwood Gateway
Los Gatos, CA 95032
http://www.belwoodhomes.org/cabana.html


Only if Attending this event, please RSVP via MotorSportReg:

Note on submitting your RSVP:
In an effort to get the most accurate number of people attending the BBQ, please:
  • For a membership of a couple, only one (1) of you need to RSVP via MSR, include the other person on your account as ONE guest, if they are coming with you.
  • Also include any additional people in the guest number you may be bringing with you. Such as children or friends. 
For example: Simon RSVP's for the event, then selects "2" for the How many people will be attending with you? prompt, because Nikki & Oliver are coming with him -  (TWO guests).


If you are not a PAID member and would like to attend this event, create your MotorSportReg Account and Join Today! 
Use the NorCal MINIs Membership link below:


NorCal MINIs Membership


Instructions for joining MotorSportReg and joining NorCal MINIs can be found in the following document: Instructions










July 4th 2019 Spreckels Parade Recap




On Thursday, July 4th, bright and early for Simon and Nikki, we met at Starbucks in Salinas.  There were 8 cars, new members and veterans, from as far away as Sacramento. We also had two children and two dogs (Milo and Dirk) joining in the fun. 

We left Starbucks and what should have been a short drive to our destination of Spreckels, became an almost hour long wait, because we were stopped at a barricade the organizers had set up to keep cars off the road while the 5K and 10K racers were running their race.  Fortunately, they let us pull onto the road into town and park with a couple of classic cars also waiting to be in the parade.  We were finally able to pull into the parking lot and everyone hurried to decorate their cars. 




We had everything from float fringe, flags, rockets, window clings, garland, bunting and streamers to a giant inflatable George Washington.  We were able to strategically arrange our cars with a red one, two whites and two blues in the middle of our procession, showing off our patriotic spirit.  The highlight of our group was our flagbearer, Oliver Tildesley, looking quite dapper in a red, white and blue tutu, cowboy hat and streamers.   As we made our way on the parade route the longtime announcer introduced each car, butchering all our names.   There were hundreds of children and I’m pretty sure everyone ran out of candy before making it to the end.   

A few of us picnicked in the park and kicked back for a few hours before heading for home.   All in all, it was a great way to have fun with our Minis and hang out with our Mini friends for the holiday.  

Vickie & Mick and DIRK of course!

More pics via the link below...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HcKLmeQwrq8JYnz16

PS: The next run is coming quickly on July 13th and 14th. Fort Bragg and Avenue of the Giants hosted by Larry Anderson. See the details below.
http://www.norcalminis.com/2019/05/fort-bragg-avenue-of-giants-north-coast.html




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