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From the President of Valley BMW Riders

Don Schmock - President of the ValleybmwridersAs your new President I would like to introduce myself.

I’ve been riding motorcycles since high school, when the largest bikes were 650s! For a few years when I lived in the lower mainland, I rode year-round and commuted by bike.

In the intervening years I’ve seldom been without a motorcycle.

I started riding BMW’s about 10 years ago, and since that time my riding mileage has gone up considerably. I currently ride a RT, my third in a series.
 
My wife Debbie is my pillion rider, she used to ride her own bike, but hasn’t ridden since the kids arrived. We are both retired, I was a Property Appraiser, and Deb's a former Lab Tech.

We’ve enjoyed our time with the Valley BMW Riders, and hope that all members participate in events and gatherings, and enjoy the same camaraderie we’ve found in the club.

It’s easy to get more out of our club; just participate.

Dry roads and tailwinds.

 

Gary Smith, Vice-President

Don Schmock - President of the ValleybmwridersI was born in Edmonton Alberta about a long time ago.
I have been riding, off and on since I was 15 yrs. old owning a variety of bikes ending up with my present 1982 R100RT.

I am hoping to help promote and participate within the club in its activities as much as possible, but sometimes old age changes things.

I am a member of the MOA and the ABC (Airheads Beemer Club).
Their Motto is “Simple by Choice” I have been asked on many occasions if that pertains to the bike or the rider, I will leave that up to the individual opinion. 


Looking forward to seeing an ever increasing interest in the club and its planned events.

Gary

 

Tom Maxted, Treasurer

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Where were you born?
I was born in Brandon General Hospital in 1925.  That’s the ward right next to 1926.

When did you come to BC?
Originally in 1966, I then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent four years in Gimli Manitoba from 1967 – 71, was transferred to Ottawa Ontario from 71 – 82 and was then transferred to Comox BC.  I retired from the military in 1988 and moved to Kelowna.

What is your profession?
I have worked as an aircraft technician, aircraft electrical installer, bus driver and heavy equipment operator.  Now I am a professional retiree and coffee shop critic.

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Martin Hobbs, founding member & membership coordinator

As a BMW MOA Ambassador and membership coordinator, I would also like to invite you to join BMW MOA. Please contact me if you are interested, or go to www.BMWMOA.org.


Martin P. Hobbs.

 

Mike Huellenhagen, webmaster

I hope you all enjoy the new look and feel of our website.
When Ron asked me to be part of the club as the designated webmaster, I thought it might be time for a change.
As the only member "abroad" in Germany I was happy to have the advantage to create something new ( at least the presentation) and to be an active part of the club from a distance.
Browse and enjoy.
Michael Huellenhagen

 

Honorary membership

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Benjamin Dubois, age 5, has indicated that he wants a motorcycle for his 6th birthday next spring. 
He already knows how to park a bike.  Ben was made an honorary member of Valley BMW Riders at our Lumby camp out at the end of June. 
Ben is the grandson of John Harper, a VBMWR member. 
Welcome aboard, Ben. 
We look forward to seeing you on a REAL bike!

Update, April 2012
As you can see on top, the real bike arrived for our honorary member (birthday present).

Keep on riding, Ben.

 

Up for a new challenge ?

Now it is time for the new challenge, this time it has a water theme.  communities ending in... water, bay, river, falls, Lake, etc. Take a picture in front of the appropriate sign, collect as many as you can and maybe you will win the prise of great worth! You now have all you need for an excuse to go for a ride. Have fun.
Martin.
BMW MOA Ambassador 17748.
 

Would you like to lend a hand?

Since we are growing (counting 177 members right now), i would like to adress all of you to be part of the club life as an active volunteer for our website.

If you got some written lines (write ups) or pictures about events you attended with other clubmembers or on your own, just send it to me and i will be more than happy to put it on the site.
I would like to remind you about our "mug shot" offer. If you would like to see a picture of yourself on the contact page (which is only available for registered member), just send it and i will take care of that as well.

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Up for a challenge?

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Challenge closed , April 21st 2011

The Alphabet challenge is now over; Kelvin Barlow met the challenge and will receive the prise of great worth,  ( if I ever get around to buying it).
Look out for the new challenge.....

Martin

 
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Club news

October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.


October 1st, 2013

Please say hello to
John Millard
from Okanogan, WA.

Welcome John.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


Oct. 9th, 2013 memberupdate

Still growing ...
Please welcome
Larry Pemble & Roseanne Whyte
from Oliver, BC as
new members.
Hope you will enjoy the club.


April 1st, 2014 memberupdate

I have to apologize to those who became members since the last update and haven´t been mentioned here.
Back in the saddle now and here´s the latest new member.
Please welcome
Greg Harnet from Kamloops and of course all the others, who "got lost in the system".


April 5th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Joanne Dennstedt from Kamloops
as the latest new member.

Joanne, i hope you will enjoy the club.


April, 18th 2014 memberupdate

Please welcome
Karl & Joan Gianakos
and
Dennis Butler
all from Kelowna
as new members.