August Ice Cream Social

The August ice cream social is almost here!

When: August 20th 7PMice cream4

Where: Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe

304 W 2nd St.

Prairie City


Please respond to Kelly at the email address below with the number of those attending prior to the 14th so Kelly can give them an idea of how many and to confirm that we will be there.

Kelly Alliss
Email: kelncleo@hotmail.com

July Drive-Gladbrook

Event: Drive to Gladbrook to visit Matchstick Marvels Museum.
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Reason for drive: Pat Acton has just finished his latest creation for the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in New York City – a flying steampunk locomotive standing nearly nine feet tall that required more than 1,000,000 matchsticks and 13 months of work. It is on display at his museum in Gladbrook during July, after which it will be shipped to New York for permanent display.

Date: Saturday, July 11

Departure details: 10:00 a.m. from Smokey D’s, have lunch somewhere along the route, and arrive in Gladbrook shortly after the museum opens at 1:00 p.m. 

Return to Des Moines will be on your own – you can leave the museum when you are through with your visit or you can wander around beautiful downtown Gladbrook until there are others in the group who want to join you for the drive home.

Admission Fee: The museum charges $5.00 admission for adults and $3.00 admission for children between the ages of 5 and 12. There is no senior discount

June Ice Cream Social June 18th

The June ice cream social is set up!

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When: June 18th  @ 7 pm

Where:
The Outside Scoop
602 N Jefferson Way
Indianola


Please respond to Kelly at the email address below with the number of those attending prior to the 12th so Kelly can give them an idea of how many and to confirm that we will be there.

Kelly Alliss
Email: kelncleo@hotmail.com

June Drive

Shortest Distance Rally for June. Be at MINI of Des Moines by 12:45 for the driver’s meeting with the first car leaving at 1 pm.

What is a Shortest Distance Rally?
A shortest distance rally is an un-timed Road Rally following an undefined route. Instead of receiving route instructions and timing intervals, contestants are given a map or maps, and a list of questions to be answered by visiting specific locations on the map. Thus, the goal is to visit all the required sites in the traversing the shortest distance possible.

RSVP to Shortest Distance Rally for June. Be at MINI of Des Moines by 12:45 for the driver’s meeting with the first car leaving at 1 pm.

What is a Shortest Distance Rally?
A shortest distance rally is an un-timed Road Rally following an undefined route. Instead of receiving route instructions and timing intervals, contestants are given a map or maps, and a list of questions to be answered by visiting specific locations on the map. Thus, the goal is to visit all the required sites in the traversing the shortest distance possible.

RSVP to Jeremy Moyle or on the Face Book event.

May Ice Cream Social

The May ice cream social is set up!

When: May 21st @ 7 pm

Where:
Rita’s Italian Ice
9250 University Ave Suite 109
West Des Moines

Please respond to Kelly at the email address below with the number of those attending prior to the 15th so Kelly can give them an idea of how many and to confirm that we will be there.

Kelly Alliss
Email: kelncleo@hotmail.com

May Drive- Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa!

Join us on May 16th as we once again join up with the Kansas City MINI Enthusiasts for a joint drive in Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa!

When:  May 16th 11 am

Where:  Toot-Toot Restaurant, Bethany, MO

Details:

We will have a convoy from Mini of Des Moines (MODM) to Bethany for those that are interested. This convoy is optional, but highly recommended! It’s only about 20 minutes slower than driving I-35 the whole way.  The route will be about 50/50 Highway 69 and I-35, jumping on the interstate to skip the boring parts of the highway.
For the convoy, try to be at MODM by 8:15AM on Saturday and absolutely no later than 8:30. The convoy will leave just after 8:30. There will be one rest stop about halfway in Osceola.

If you want to drive yourself, we’ll meet at 11AM in the parking lot of Toot-Toot Family Restaurant. The address is 2905 Miller St, Bethany, MO 64424.
In the Toot-Toot parking lot we can hand out maps and do introductions and wait until 11:15 for any stragglers, then break for lunch. Most of us will go to Toot-Toot if it isn’t too crowded, there is also a Sonic nearby that many have dined at in the past. I suggest you dine lightly. Some of these roads are quite hilly and we’ve had some motion sickness casualties in the past!

We’ll plot on leaving the restaurant around noon unless either the KCME or CIMC convoy is late, and we’ll line up in the Wal-Mart parking lot as per usual. Here’s another link to that location: http://goo.gl/maps/LqqCz

There will be a FAST group and a SLOW group, identified by placards on the back of the cars at the rear of the line. Fast group will be on the left, slow group on the right, same as previous years. If you’re comfortable working out your suspension in the curves, line up in the fast group. If you’d rather drive in a relaxed manner, pick the slow group. If the person in front of you is driving slower than you’d like, feel free to pass them when it’s safe to do so and you’ll probably both have more fun. This is a scenic drive and we will wait at every major stop/turn for the last car in the slow group to catch up, so there’s nothing wrong with hanging out at the rear! If you’d like to volunteer for rear car duties, I will have a spare FRS radio for you.

We’ll probably try to leave Wal-Mart by 12:15 and start the drive.

Everybody should bring a FRS radio AKA walkie-talkie if they have one. We’ll use them to communicate hazards on the route and such. Channel to be given out in Bethany.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Please RSVP to me so I can have an accurate number of cars and people.

 

Thanks,

Jeremy Moyle

CIMC President

April Drive – Photo Scavenger Hunt – 4/18 @ 2 pm

It‘s time for the first drive of the year!!!
Details:
What:  Photo scavenger hunt
Where:  Meet at MINI of Des Moines
When:  April 18th (Saturday)  –  Meet at 1:45
Why:  To have fun and socialize with your fellow club members
Instructions will be given and the drive will start at 2First to return will all the correct photo’s will go home with a prize.
RSVP to me or on our Face Book event.

Thanks,
Jeremy Moyle

CIMC President

March Bowling event/meeting

March Bowling event/meeting

Saturday, March 7 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Val Lanes Recreation Center

100 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
(map is below)
Jake is organizing a bowling outing/meeting for March 7th.  Please RSVP to me with the number of those that will be bowling.  Jake says “The food can be really really greasy (I know from experience), however, Val allows food to be brought in if you are wanting to eat during the event.”
It will cost $5.20 per game per person. If our party is 20 or more, we don’t pay for shoes.  We’ll bowl 2 games, so roughly $11 a person.

February Meeting – 2/8/15 @ 4 pm

With the next couple of club meeting we are going to switch things up a bit. For February, we will be meeting at Janis Fox’s house. See the details below. For March, we are working on a meeting/bowling outing. More details on that to come later.

 

February Meeting details:

When: Sunday Feb. 8th. at 4:00 pm

Place: Janis Fox’s House (see map attached to club email)

2303 SE 17TH ST

Ankeny, IA 50021

Menu: Pizza & Pop will be provided – from TBD – I still need to call the Wig & Pen to see about pricing

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Cost: $5 per person to cover the pizza.

 

Agenda:

-Introductions

-Board of Directors introductions

-Club events for 2015.

-Socializing

 

Please RSVP with the number attending to Central Iowa Mini Club via email no later than 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4th so we can order the correct amount of pizza.

RSVP’s can also be done on the club Face Book page.

Thanks,

Jeremy Moyle

President, CIMC