Joining the Central Iowa MINI Club is simple:

  • Get on our mailing list, and you will receive notifications of upcoming events.

Just fill out and submit the form below and we’ll be in touch!

  • Click here to join us on Facebook
  • After attending your first event (It’s free!  Don’t be shy!) if you’d like to remain a member you can either pay your dues ($20 per family per year) in person at your next event to our Treasurer, a board member, or mail a check/money order to:

    Central Iowa MINI Club
    c/o Laura Rettig
    2535 24th Street
    Des Moines, IA  50310-6105

    This is a non-profit organization and we are all volunteers, as such all club dues are used strictly for club purposes.

  •  If you would like to have photos of you and/or your car as part of an on-line roster we’re building, be ready to send photos, your first name(s), the name of your car, and/or any on-line handle (Twitter, forums, etc)  you would like to list. Once you’re on the mailing list, you can email the information in. We’ll get the photos sized correctly and then upload the information.
  • Join in the fun!  Come enjoy the club’s events, meet other members/MINI owners, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow MINI fans, and feel free to suggest or plan a MINI-related future event for everyone to enjoy.
  • Please, if you are coming with us for a drive please take a moment to read our 10 (or so) Commandments for Group Motoring.


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Fourth Annual Barbecue – Sunday July 16 – Update!

Plan on joining us on Sunday July 16 for our Fourth Annual Central Iowa MINI Club Barbecue Party. We’re changing things up a bit this year with a new location at Cottonwood Recreation Area, and a new food provider, our own Wizard of the Weber Mike Gilbert.
This year the festivities will be happening at Site #9 in Cottonwood Recreation Area, just south of Saylorville Dam, on Sunday, July 16th, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Be aware of construction in the area, although it shouldn’t be too bad on a Sunday. We secured a nice big shelter by the river, with a volleyball court and a large open area for badminton, tossing around a football, little bean bags or whatever. Modern bathrooms are just a short walk down the road.
As luck would have it our At-Large Board of Directors member, Mike, likes to dabble in BBQ’ing so he’s graciously volunteered to cook us up some beef and pork. Who would want to miss that? Club merchandise will be available; t-shirts (sorry, no 3XL), grille badges and window clings. And one never knows if we’ll have some swag for you too! Oh yeah, the treasurer will be on hand if you’d like to ‘officially’ join the club ($20/family). If you are not a paid member and don’t know yet if you want to be, please feel free to join us anyway, it’ll only cost you $5 a person.

Direct link to Site #9 info, which includes directions from I-35 and GPS info too!

Please RSVP no later than midnight on Sunday, July 9th.
If you RSVP on Facebook be sure to include the number in your party. You are always welcome to reply and/or direct any questions to me via email
(Laura Rettig

What: CIMCs 4th Annual BBQ
Where: Cottonwood Recreation Area, Site 9
When: Sunday, July 16th from 11 AM – 4 PM
We’ll Provide: BBQ Beef & Pork on slider buns, Homemade BBQ sauce, Mac n Cheese, Baked Beans, & Assorted Fruit, Dessert, Water, & Table Service.
You Bring: Yourself and whomever, a lawn chair (if so desired), and something to drink if you prefer something other than water. If you have a yard game you’d like to bring please feel free. And if you’re not a paid member it’ll cost you $5.
Questions??? Shoot Laura Rettig an email at
Don’t forget to RSVP so we have enough grub.
See you soon and motor safely!

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