OCTOBER ZOOM MEMBER’S MEETING – OCTOBER 20, MINI (HAPPY) HOUR 7PM, MEETING 7:30PM
It is that time of year for nominations to open for club officers for next year, 2021. To paraphrase the great JFK it is time to not ask what your car club can do for you but what you can do for your car club.
You need to be a paid SAMOA member to attend. Remember, because of the pandemic, dues have been extended to May, 2021. So don’t miss this opportunity to hang with your fellow Miniacs.
All members will get an email a few days before the meeting so get your computer zoom-ready with video and sound if it isn’t already. The email will contain details and a link to click on for entrance to the Zoom meeting. If you don’t get an invite by Monday give me a call. If you don’t think you’re a paid member give Toby a call. Our numbers are at the bottom of this home page. -Ed Sauer, secretary, blog editor, 8/20/2020
MINI MEET WEST 2020/PORTLAND ABFM CANCELLED
Somewhat expected given the world we are living in. Details in MENU/NEXT EVENTS.
A PAUSE IN CLUB MEMBERSHIP
We are all in this for the long haul. As more Mini events are being cancelled and/or postponed, the question eventually comes up, “What exactly is a car club member supposed to do when there aren’t any options for getting together as a club. No drives, events or even meetings? Why even be a club member?”
The good news is that SAMOA isn’t in any danger of fading into the sunset. As long as there are Minis being restored, maintained and driven by our special brand of crazy car nuts, there will always be a club for us. The silver lining to being shut-in like this is that club expenses have dropped considerably. On that note, we would like to extend a moratorium on club dues from all of our members (Perhaps use the savings for that part you’ve been meaning to get for your Mini).
From now until May of 2021 your membership will continue. At that time membership dues can be deposited to the club coffers and your membership will be good for a year. As soon as SAMOA can adjust to a new normal, we will notify membership of our plans for upcoming events. Keep in touch, hang in there, and above all, stay safe. -Toby May, Vice President and Membership Chair and the 2020 SAMOA Club Officers, 5/14/2020
Victoria Mini Meet West 2020 Cancelled
from Mike Smith, Victoria Mini Club
The MMW2020 Organizing Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the MMW2020 event in Victoria BC this year. We do not make this decision lightly, but we realize that protecting the health of our Mini friends and their families, as well as our sponsors and partners is a higher priority than holding the meet.
We have worked with all our venues and the other Mini clubs with the intent of moving the event to the same time next year in beautiful Victoria, BC. Stay tuned for future updates. -Mike Smith, MMW2020 Organizing Committee (For more details go to MENU/NEXT EVENTS)