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. 🤪

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

Fall Colors Drive – 2021

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Mark your calendars for the Fall Colors Drive on Sunday, September 19th, hosted by Brad Bristow.  We’ll meet at MINI of Des Moines for the drivers meeting at 12:45 PM.  Departing at 1 PM to head south to Madison County.  We’ll make a stop in the countryside and check out the Winterset Cidery at the end of the drive.  Sounds interesting.  Please RSVP on the Facebook event or emailing Laura or Brad by midnight on Tuesday, September 14.   Let’s hope this year brings lots of color and if not, it’ll be just another great day spent with fellow MINIacs.