Welcome to 2015, we hope this will be a fine year for everyone. Please make this the year you decide to get even more involved with the club and plan on joining us for any number of events, gatherings and meetings.We would also love to have you volunteer to participate when you can.
We presented our First club award in December. The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that we were inspired to create this award because of Kent Skoug and all of his contributions to our club and to the rest of the motorcycling community. Kent, along with his wife Ursula, both gave of their time and commitment to our club and we felt that the first award should go to Ursula on behalf of this Outstanding Club Service by the Both of them.
In honor of Kent we have named this the “Kent Skoug Award for Outstanding Club Service. It will recognize on an annual basis the distinct and extraordinary accomplishments of members.
Get your winter maintenance done and hopefully you can take advantage of those warm days we typically get this time of year.
Club Holiday Party will take place on the night of 12/16/14 at
Black Forest Restaurant, 7:30 pm.
RSVP and payment are needed as seen in prior postings.
We will return to our regularly scheduled meetings starting in January
We hope you all have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season
HOLIDAY PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT
ABMWR Holiday Party
Tuesday December 16th, 7:30pm
Black Forest Restaurant
2155 Hendersonville Rd Arden NC 28704
This year we return to the Black Forest Restaurant in South Asheville for our Holiday Dinner Party.
RSVP Deadline is Monday December 8th! Limited to the ﬁrst 75 attendees including family and friends. Sign up and pre-pay early to assure a seat! Cost per person will be a nominal $40 for everyone. (Same price for Adults, Children and Seniors). Please select the number of Attendees and click "Pay Now" to complete the payment process.
By Jim McMains
I want to start this message by saying thank you to Dan Thompson for his 3 years of being our Merchandise Director. Dan was part of the steering committee that helped form this club. He did a great job and took care of us with shirts, hats, decals and name tags, as well as many hours in Board meetings. This merchandise, with its Logo, set us up to be a recognized club in the eyes of others.
Dan informed us at the last meeting that other obligations would keep him from doing the job of hawking our wares. He will still serve on our permanent Board of Directors and we appreciate his commitment to that. Thanks Dan, we will miss you selling our goods!
It is with great sympathy that the Asheville BMW Riders mourn the loss of one of our own. Kent was very involved in the ABMWR. He was the club Secretary as well as a Ride Captain. He was also very active with the BMWRA and on their Board of Directors. Kent leaves behind his wife Ursula and two sons. A true gentleman and friend. He will be missed greatly.
Kent's passion was riding his motorcycle. He loved the Western North Carolina area because, as he said, "there is not a straight road". One of the attractions he had for deciding to move to NC from Seattle was the Blue Ridge Parkway. He enjoyed planning motorcycle rides and encouraged people to ride. On his most recent ride across the country to meet with other riding enthusiasts, his travels led him through the Lolo Pass in Idaho. It was there that he had an accident that unfortunately proved to be his last ride.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Please send donations to:
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
717 South Marshall St. Suite 105B
Winston Salem, NC 27101-5865
(Please include " In memory of Kent Skoug" with your donation for appropriate routing.)
Or call the Foundation at 866-308-2773 if you have questions regarding credit card donations.