I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making our annual Christmas party a huge success. To the many members for their gracious support, to the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tot’s program. To Bruce Cockcroft, Vice President, for the many emails, messages and posting regarding this event. To past President, James Quinn and the Executive Committee for agreeing to make this a free event to our members. But most of all, a very special thanks must go out to Bill Robinson and the staff of Toscana Little Italy Restaurant for putting this wonderful event together. Thank each and every one of you.

Congratulations and thanks to Bill Botkin, our 2018 Maggie Award winner, for his continuous dedication and support to BMWNEF. His unselfishness and willingness to volunteer his time and efforts to our many events is testament to his character and leadership. I can only hope this will inspire others to follow in his footsteps. Way to go Bill, a well deserving acknowledgement for all your hard work.

Thanks to James Quinn, for his support, guidance and leadership as President of BMWNEF. His experience, desire and drive has made BMWNEF an organization others can look up to. As we move forward we will look toward Jim for his leadership and guidance in our efforts to continue to improve BMWNEF.

I would like to announce your 2019 Executive Committee members.

President – Philip Mulé
Vice President – Bruce Cockcroft
Secretary – Pedro Afable
Treasurer – Myron Beachy
Elected Director – Ron Hodges (Rides & Safety Chairperson)
Elected Director – Mark Cooley
Appointed Director – Bill Botkin (Rally Chairperson)
Appointed Director – Chip Kenyon (Finance Chairperson)
Appointed Director – Bill Peterson
Appointed Director – Mike Sadler
Past President – James Quinn

Membership – Vicki Decker
Safety Minute – David Sturgis
Club Liaison – Ken Lucius

Rider at Large – Tom Brown
Rider at Large – John Salsbury

I want to thank all the above members for stepping up and taking an active role in continuing to improve BMWNEF. We are now reaching out to every club member. This is your club and we cannot succeed without your help and support. We are seeking willing members to volunteer their time and efforts by joining one of the committees list below. Anyone interested in volunteering for a committee, can email me at president@bmwnef.org. We are also interested in your comments and suggestions on how we can improve your experience as a member in BMWNEF.

Social Committee Rides & Safety Committee Rally Committee

Finance Committee Marketing/Public Relations Programs Committee

Membership Committee Information Systems Committee Newsletter Committee

To keep abreast of what is happening at BMWNEF please review our official web site. We will be posting upcoming events on the calendar and making revisions when changes occur. If members have relevant information to add please contact either the President (president@bmwnef.org) or Vice President (vice-president@bmwnef.org). Provide all pertinent information regarding the event you would like to see added. Make sure to include your name and contact information in case we have additional questions.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes as I take over the reins as President. Deborah and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Holiday Season. Looking forward to this New Year and all the excitement it will bring. Be safe and have fun.