LATEST WEBSITE UPDATE: November 22, 2016


BMC 2017 Events
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Jan : Winter Getway

Feb : Milwaukee Auto Show

Feb 28: Fat Tuesday Dinner

Mar : Go-Carting

Apr 22: Mud Run IX

TBA : The Great TV Auction

May 20: Puddle Dock Lane III

TBA : Tech Day

TBA : Girl's Tech Day

Mid June 2017: Twisted Triangle

Jun 17: Holiday Motors Drive

Jun 23-25: Miller Park SCCA racing

July TBA : Savannah in Lake Geneva

Jul 15 : Club Picnic

Aug 3-6 : Miatas at the Gap

Aug 5 : Corral Continental Sports Car Challenge

Aug 19: Southern Run through Lake Geneva

Aug 25-26 Viroqua

Sept 9 : Chicago Hyper Drive

Sept 16 : Mississippi Drive

Oct 7 : To the Point

Oct 14 : Sauk County Drive

Oct 28 : Chili Run

Nov : Annual Planning Meeting

Other Special Events*

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Dec 3: The Blacke TSD Rally in Black River Falls (SCCA)

Autocross at Miller Park, Milwaukee (SCCA)

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Planning Session Update for 2017 Season

Another Planning session has come and gone. And in some ways as Yoga Berra would say; "it's da ja vu all over again". Others might have called it musical chairs.

As some of you may know I was president for a run once before back in the late 2000s. Back then, I started one planning session begging for funds to update the original logo for our club because there was this new version of the Miata, it was called the NC which wasn't represented at the time on our club logo.

Well we just did that change again, for the latest version of the car, the ND. So we now have a new (update), logo. We also have a new banner; in fact, we now have 4 new banners. One is a 3'x 5' traditional flag style, and three self-standing teardrop versions to display at events, in parking lots, Culvers, or where ever we gather as a group. Hopefully these will help promote the club and spark some more interest.

Of course there were other changes at the Planning session. We have some returning officers, (nope I couldn't get out of it this time either), and some new officers on the Board.

Our new secretary is Paul Friederichs. Paul is replacing Laura Netzinger, who has served since 2012. But Laura is not going away. She and her husband, Henry, will jointly be the new SW Regional VPs, replacing the team of Peter Livingston & Sharon Stark who did a great job for the 2016 year.

Ron Staub is stepping up to exchange places with Craig Hodne, his web-mentor who was the webmaster since 2012. Craig has offered to continue to help Ron with the web duties. But wait there's more... Craig is taking over the NE region duties from Toni Thomas, who is stepping down after 2 years.

The rest of the officers are retuning; Jim Hotz as Treasurer, Jane Schwartz as the Newsletter editor, our historian Mary Lynn Cinealis, and our tech advisors will all be back as well. As will I hope, our authors and photographers that help tell the stories of our events.

Those last two VP positions left; the NW and SE have been held by Don Gervais concurrently this past year. Don is coming back to handle the SE region, but as a collective group the club decided not to have a NW region representative for the 2017 year. And, if no ill effects are felt from the change, agreed to restrike the boundaries and return the club back to 3 regions in the future. This change was brought about to reduce the need for an officer in a region that has no membership.

Other than those items, the meeting was again planning a new year of events, and thanking all of those folks that did the hard work of organizing promoting, driving and re-driving the routes and the planning that goes into hosting an event for the rest of us.

So two last things: first, "thank you" to each of you who helped, or participated on an event. If you attended you made someone that worked hard putting it together happy because you thought it was important enough to take the time to join their fun, and if you attended I'm certain you had fun, which made you happy.

So thanks to all for being part of a great 2016 season.

The second is to check out the upcoming list of new events for 2017 as they get populated on the events calendar. Check them out, sign up and have fun.

Thanks again to all who attended the planning session. And oh yea, thanks for the Bundt cake!

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Christmas on the Farm, Coloma, WI.
Clauson Family Music dinner and show.

Hosted by Henry and Laura Netzinger

We needed to change the date to the one listed above, as the December dates are almost all sold out. So, we have 20 tickets on reserve for our group. The price for the ticket for (group rate) adults is $45.37 and for kids 12 and under is $22.68. This covers the cost of the dinner and show. The dinner starts at 12:30 and the show is after that. We need to respond to them by next week Wed. the 16th. Please send your check made payable to Henry Netzinger no later than November 21 to confirm your reservation. Thank you!

It's first come, first serve. As this is a public event, family members can attend. The farm is located have way between Madison and Stevens Point off I-39. The address is : W13412 County Road CC, Coloma, WI 54930.

You can check out their web site: or call them 1-715-228-2951 for information on other dates available if you can't make the Nov. 27.

Questions? Call Henry at 608-393-0432

October Web Site Contributors
Photos: Laura Netzinger, Mary Lynn Cinealis, Don Gervais, Ginger Carney, Toni Thomas, Craig Hodne, Jim & Marcy Hotz
Articles: Paula Beckman, Don Gervais, Tom Cinealis, Ginger Carney, Ron Staub, Terry Reick, Mary Lynn Cinealis, Ron Helmeid, Betty Lucas, Laura Netzinger

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Officers for 2017:

Tom Cinealis
VPSE: Don Gervais
VPSW: Henry Netzinger
VPN: Craig Hodne
VPNW: Don Gervais
Secretary: Paul Frederichs
Treasurer: Jim Hotz
Newsletter Editor: Jane Schwartz
Webmaster: Ron Staub

Messages from the Treasurer:

Keeping the members list up-to-date is part of the treasurer's job. If any of your information changes, such as your email address, phone number, etc., please notify me at: or 262-392-3727
Thank you for your help. Jim

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