Detail Day 2024

Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Detail Day at MINI of Des Moines.
For more details, watch your emails for into from the club.
If you are not on the email list, please go to the join page and join the email list.

CIMC Adventure to Galena IL – March 2024

Hey MINIacs

Club member, Jan, is hosting a trip to Galena, IL, on March 23.  How awesome is that?? WAY! 😁 👍 👏

Here’s some info from Jan and an update on accommodations, tho you’re welcome to stay wherever you like.

“If you’ve never been to Galena before, it’s a very fun and historical place with oodles of great shopping. The overnight destination is the pub.

FOR THOSE GOING TO GALENA on March 23rd, and staying at the Irish cottage hotel, see below for confirming your room at the $189 price, plus $20 for amenities, full breakfast, etc.  Regular room rate is $249 so it is a discount.  


Your room block has been loaded in our system and is now available for guests to book reservations.   Thank you again for allowing us to host your group.  Guests can make reservations by calling (866) 284-7474 and asking for the Mini Cooper Club room block or guests may make reservations online.  The link is:

Guests will then put in their arrival and departure dates and put the code MCC24 in the Group Code space. This will pull up your group rate that they can book for their stay.”

I’m only the messenger. Please call or text Jan at 515-443-7910, if you have any questions, and to let her know you’ll be joining the group to Galena. There will be flyers available at the March 3rd meeting.

Motor safely everyone. And for Pete’s sake, don’t forget the WAVE. 🤪

CIMC Annual Meeting – March 2024

When: This Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 PM.

Where: The Pizza Ranch is the place, 4954 86th Street, in Urbandale.  

What’s happenning:

Upon arrival, you’ll pay:

  Adult $16.99

  Senior $13.99

  Kids to 12 is $1 per year of age

  Salad Bar only (for those supermodels) $10.99

Then, find the meeting room located by the drink station.  Grab a seat, get situated, and head out for food.  We’ll eat first and then conduct club business.  There will be plenty of time to grab seconds, so don’t worry.  I’ve learned over the years that besides our MINI’s, we love eating. 🤪 Don’t forget to RSVP, with the number attending, by midnight, Friday, March 1.

As previously mentioned, we are in need of additional board members due to resignations.  Three positions are open.  If you’re interested in serving on the board but are unable to attend the meeting, please get in touch.  The times they are a changing and the club is in dire need of member participation, on and off, the board.  Let’s look toward the future and make CIMC the bestest yet! 😁

Club sweatshirts (black & red), t-shirts (black & white), some misc shirts, travel mugs, and grille badges will be available to purchase.  Prices range from $15 to $30.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.  Motor safely and don’t forget the WAVE!

Laura (aka Louise)


MINIs Take Des Moines River Valley

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2023 AT 1 PM – 6 PM

Details were sent via email. If you didn’t receive, contact Laura at to get added to the group.

General Club Meeting

November 6th, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Wig & Pen. Ankeny, IA.

Join us for a general meeting to get up-to-date about what’s going on with the Central Iowa MINI Club. We have some general announcements, as well as some official business that needs to be taken care of. Please keep an eye out in your email for any additional details that may be headed your way.

Sizlin’ Summer Steak Run to Dexter

July 30th, 2022 at 1:15pm

Have Fun in your MINI, rediscover old friends and make new ones! a Fun and historic 122 mile route with plenty of interesting driving experiences! Bring Your Radios!

Due to Restaurant requirements, please RSVP ASAP! The deadline is July 26th! Check your email for more information!!