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  • 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 Kari’s Night at the Drive-in – September 29

We finally have a suitable main feature so Saturday September 29 will be the date for our annual night of movies under the stars. We’ll start our adventure with a drive to a feast at Moo’s Blues BBQ in Newton (the location just off the Interstate, not the downtown) around 4:30 pm. We’ll convoy to Moo’s leaving the Hy-Vee on 8th St SW in Altoona, departing at 4:00 pm. Charge up your FRS/GMRS 2 ways and bring ‘em along.

Then we’ll head to the Valle Drive-In, arriving by 6 pm so we can hopefully get in the front row. The Feature Movies are Crazy Rich Asians and The Nun.

The synopses are:

Crazy Rich Asians: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.

The Nun: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images.

Admission is still $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11 (0-4 are free).

Oh and don’t forget your goodies for the drive-in, a chair and perhaps a battery operated radio for sound if you choose to sit outside (thank you Ric & Pam).

An accurate body count is needed so we can let Moos know how many MINIacs to expect. RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura by Midnight, Wednesday, September 26. Shall we overtake the drive-in?

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