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Blitz To Branson `X` Presidential Update


The second longest-held IBMWR rally, the Blitz To Branson `X` will be
held from Thursday, April 14th through Sunday, April 17th 2005.  We're
starting the fun early this year, so if you can make it to Branson on
Thursday, plan on being there Thursday.  This year we're staying at The
Barrington (N 36 40.011  W 93 15.153) just downhill from the Branson
Towers.  The Barrington Hotel & Suites' number is 800-760-8866 and Dolly
is in charge of reservations.  Be sure to mention that you are with the
Internet BMW Riders for the $35 per night rate.

I am hosting two meals this year, which have become a Bunny tradition in
Branson.  For those of you arriving Thursday, join me that evening for
Thai Bunny.  Friday at noon we'll observe the annual Bunny Lunch at
Mickey Gilley's Texas Cafe.

The usual agenda is meeting and greeting on Friday afternoon and evening
in front of The Barrington.  Saturday there's a continental breakfast in
the hospitality room or you can order off the menu at Branson Towers'
dining room or walk or ride to nearby cafes or restaurants.
Saturday is the first day of the MOA Mileage Contest so we'll be signing
forms early and looking forward to the best riding year yet - the one we
haven't done.
A group - led by Jim and Sherryl Hair - (or do it yourself) lunch ride
leaves at 9 AM Saturday and returns about 3 - directions will be
available in the hospitality room.  And Dale Oliver might be prevailed
upon to lead another adventure ride!  Lunch has been at a picturesque
trout farm on the route (where we aren't the only ones who dress funny) -
or you can pick your own place.  There are great Missouri and Arkansas
roads to ride on Saturday for the adventurous, or plenty of outlet mall
shopping and live shows for the
A buffet supper will be about 5 PM Saturday evening followed by
incredibly cool awards - including door prizes donated by fellow
Presidents and dispensed equitably by the Starks.  Do you have some to
share?  Please bring them.  One year there was even a bike!  And then the
Official Presidential Photo by the banners.
You may DRESS FOR SATURDAY DINNER in your best - or worst - to be
considered for awards.  Presidential decree will decide the winners.
We're looking for a leader for our fellow Presidents in the no longer
Virgin Blitz Band.  We've added 4 and 8 PM on Saturday as official
musical times, but I expect there may be practice on Friday too.  If
you've got instruments, bring 'em.  There are even awards!
Sunday morning - more continental breakfast in the hospitality room, or
arrange your own gathering.  

The BMW Motorcycle Owners Of Alabama, as part of the 2005 Rocket City
Rally, will be raffling a 2005 BMW 1150 Roadster (non-ABS).  Tickets are
$5.00 and I will have them available in Branson.  Ticket purchasers need
not be present to win.  The drawing will be during the rally on Saturday,
May 28th, 2005.

If you plan to celebrate the tenth annual Blitz To Branson, send your
name and home city and state to me offlist at RWMunday@xxxxxxxx .  You
must write... I'm not going to "assume" you're coming.  Also let me know
if you can attend Thai Bunny and/or the Mickey Gilley lunch.

Scheduled to attend as of 2/12/2005 including nine Plateholders (listed

Geoff Adams    Arlington, TX
Mark Domlovil    Kalamazoo, MI
Frank Glamser    Hattiesburg, MS
Rob Lessen    Arma, KS
Robert Munday    Montgomery, AL    Your Branson Bunny, Kringle Committee
Joe Skaggs    Rogers, AR
David E.B. Smith    Chicago, IL
Bob Straubinger    Mesa, AZ
Don Warren    Cleveland, TN

Jim Aiken    Norman, OK 
Bob Atkinson    Racine, WI    Kringle Committee
Matt Brandt    Austin, TX 
Jack Bunce    Waterford, CT 
Craig Coleman    Kearney, MO 
Crystal Coleman    Kearney, MO 
Carlene Coover    Weatherford, TX 
Mike Cornett    San Antonio, TX 
Frances Dear    Palestine, TX 
Mike Dear    Slocum, TX 
Greg Deckrow    Los Gatos, CA 
Chuck DeSantis    Crystal Lake, IL 
Jon Diaz    Monza, Italy 
Rob Dressler    Chicago, IL 
Paul Glaves    Lawrence, KS 
Voni Glaves    Lawrence, KS    RED Mileage Queen
Dawn Greenwood    Edwardsville, IL 
Jim Hair    Rogersville, MO    Our Host
Sherryl Hair    Rogersville, MO    Our Host
Ted Hall    Belmont, VT    The Heifermeister
Mike Hankinson    Hudsonville, MI 
Darrell Hoemann    Champaign, IL 
Al Hummel    Omaha, NE 
John Kersh    Phoenix, AZ 
Bill Landahl    Wetumpka, AL 
Pete Lavengood    Gnaw Bone, IN 
Mike Lea    Racine, WI    Kringle Committee
Gale Lilley    Council Bluffs IA 
Jason Lineback    Greenwood, IN 
Marie Main    Raymore, MO 
Roger Main    Raymore, MO 
Charles Martin    Carrollton, TX 
Harriet Marvin    El Paso, TX 
Phil Marvin    El Paso, TX 
Mike Moon    Fort Worth, TX 
Diane Morrow    Union, MO 
Jim Morrow    Union, MO 
Dennis Murphy    Third Lake, IL 
Kenn Naher    Edwardsvile, IL 
Greg Ostwinkle    Urbandale, IA 
Jim Post    Newport News, VA 
Harv Read    Union Grove, WI    Kringle Committee
Tom Regnier    Minnetonka Beach, MN 
Steve Reynen    De Pere, WI 
Marilyn Roberts    Maryland Heights, MO 
Ken Roggenkamp    Raytown, MO 
Gary Rollins    Oklahoma City, OK 
Jim Rutelonis    Richardson, TX 
Jay Schillinger    Wills Point, TX 
Ian Schmeisser    Atlanta, GA 
Donald Sidler    New Hope, MN 
Edward Sidler    Cedar Falls, IA 
John Sidler    Cedar Falls, IA 
Al Sloan    Hinckley, IL 
Gina Sloan    Hinckley, IL 
Bob Smith    Carthage, TX 
Judy Smith    Carthage, TX 
Phil Snyder    Appleton, WI 
Herb Stark    Longview, TX 
Wilma Stark    Longview, TX    BMW Z4 Pilot
Cindy Stephens    Tyler, TX 
Mike Stephens    Tyler, TX 
Roger Theodos    Crystal Lake, IL 
Greg Tosto    Tulsa, OK 
Helen TwoWheels    Ann Arbor, MI    The BEST Bag Lady
George Wacaser    Kansas City, MO 
Stormy Warren    Plainfield, IN 
Jim Weber    Walker, MI 
Chuck Wetzel    San Antonio, TX 
Kenny Wickstrom    Hainesille, IL 
Gerald Wood    Bois D'Arc, MO 
Cheri Woy    Shawnee, KS 
Randy Woy    Shawnee, KS 
Ray Zimmerman    St. Peters, MO    BMWMOA Executive Director

Two months + and counting.  `X` marks the spot.   >oO;

Robert Munday...   Montgomery, AL    `98 R11CHP    `95 R1100RSL
Village Idiot    Rolling Broccoli Rider    BOOF #131    SR#2
Nebraska Nightriders    Big Sioux Riders    Indy BMW Club    
Beemer Hill Riders    EC Riders    Trustee, BMWMOA Foundation    
Keeper Of The List    *Iron Bunny*

In Indianapolis... where every day is a `Hoosier Bunny?` day...