Here we are moving into February, with Valentine's day on the 14th to take care of our "Special Sweethearts", and Groundhog Day on the 2nd which has already passed with Mr. Groundhog predicting 6 more weeks of winter. Feel some sympathy for our northern riders ;-)
Even with that prediction, as you all know, we will still get some really nice riding days in anyway. Be careful on the roads and be aware of your surroundings. Most drivers out there aren't really expecting to see us around until Spring. So get out and enjoy those opportunities when they come.
Please plan on attending the February Meeting with the presentation by MotoMark.THE FEBRUARY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. MOTOMARK HAS RESCHEDULED TO THE MARCH MEETING. It should be an exciting one, and don't forget our gatherings for socializing. We hope your winter has been good and that your spring will be even better
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.
IN MEMORY OF KENT SKOUG:
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.