Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club


October 2015 President's Corner

by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ

It’s hard to believe, but summer is over! As I write this, I am getting ready to pack my camping gear for the annual Fall Classic at Manchester Beach. Even though our members are famously reluctant to sign up for anything in advance, we expect nearly 100 people to show up for the Stofers’ internationally renowned Continental breakfasts, the catered dinner, Fred’s Bloody Mary’s, the hot tub, the big raffle, the walks on the beach and – I almost forgot – for the great riding. I will have a full report in next month’s Corner for those not lucky enough to be able to be in Manchester in person this year.

The Fall Colors Ride (another autumnal Club favorite!) is coming up on October 18. Clearwater Lights is having its annual BBQ on October 24 and all RCB’ers (even those few without Clearwaters on their bikes) are cordially invited to attend.

The next really important event on our Club calendar is the election in November of our new officers and members of the Board of Directors for 2016 and beyond. I have been privileged to serve as RCB President for the past four years and feel it is time for someone else to step up and grab the reins (handlebars???) and provide some fresh leadership. The club presidency is a rewarding position (emotionally, if not financially) and having someone willing to succeed me will help to ensure that our Club continues its tradition as Northern California’s largest and most active BMW Club. Naturally, I plan to remain active in the Club, especially in my new capacity as the BMW MOA Regional Coordinator for NorCal and NorNev. I am hoping that RCB can host some sort of regional MOA event in 2016 or 2017 (perhaps in cooperation with one of our sister clubs in the area).

We also will need a new treasurer for 2016 since Dave Alexander (who has served with distinction in that position for several years) will be relocating to the Bay Area. Dave is ready to train his replacement – but first we have to determine who that is!! Please consider stepping up and volunteering to help the Club.

SAVE THE DATE!! The annual RCB Christmas Party and Elf Extravaganza is scheduled for December 5 at A&S. The fantastic Riverbend Folk Band will be back from their world tour and will provide the entertainment again this year. As usual, the Club will provide turkey and ham and libations. Members should bring side dishes, salads, etc. according to a highly sophisticated alphabetical distribution system whose full details will be presented in a future PrezCorner as the event date nears. The holiday season gets very busy, so put this on your calendars now.

Even though fall has officially started – please try not to fall!