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EIM 4th Annual "Spring has Sprung" Meet-n-Eat -- March 26th

The 4th Annual EIM "Spring has Sprung" Meet-n-Eat will take place on Saturday, March 26th at its traditional location in Cedar Rapids -- the Granite City Food and Brewery located right across 1st Ave from the Lindale Mall.

Rendezvous time is 10:30 am. We will plan to park where we always do, lined up on the northeast edge of the lot adjacent to Collins Road -- Marion Bypass (see the event calendar entry for an aerial pic). We'll have some good photo ops and socializing prior to lunch, which will start at 11:00 am.

We're working on a special guest appearance -- so stay tuned to this thread for further details.

We'll also have updated info available on our first local drive of the year in April, plus get excited about those heading out to the Black Hills in May.

****The RSVP link -- and more information -- can be found in our EIM Event Calendar Entry (<-- link). Please visit.****

C U there!

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The REAL burning question is: Will our MINI wanna-be "mystery friend" make an surprise guest appearance for the fourth year in a row?







 
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that El Camino has to be there, it wouldn't be the same without it. I'll be there.
 
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I have yet to attend this event something has always come up.
Maybe we can leave a spot open just for him and/or
:Page: "Will the owner of a silver El Camino please come to the front desk?"
 
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I think we should make the El camino a honorary member.
 

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I have some bad news everyone, I will have to step out of this event. I found out yesterday that I need to be in Kansas city that weekend. I really wish I would be in C.R. instead. Hope everyone has fun, and maybe the el camino owner will step forth.
 
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I have some bad news everyone, I will have to step out of this event. I found out yesterday that I need to be in Kansas city that weekend. I really wish I would be in C.R. instead. Hope everyone has fun, and maybe the el camino owner will step forth.
We'll miss you...have fun down in KC. BTW, I finally did hear back from Jason so if you helped stimulate the response the effort is appreciated.
 
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New Mini

Howdy~

I'm the proud new owner of a 2011 Mini Cooper S and would love to meet you folks! My daughter and I will stop by GC on Saturday.

Cindy
 
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Howdy~

I'm the proud new owner of a 2011 Mini Cooper S and would love to meet you folks! My daughter and I will stop by GC on Saturday.

Cindy
Welcome, Cindy! We will be eager to meet you on Saturday. You and your new MINI will be a welcome addition to our group. We have lots of fun throughout the year. You found the best MINI group in the Midwest, or maybe the whole country
 
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Welcome, Cindy! We will be eager to meet you on Saturday. You and your new MINI will be a welcome addition to our group. We have lots of fun throughout the year. You found the best MINI group in the Midwest, or maybe the whole country
+1 on that Daryl

Congrats on becoming a new MINI Owner !!!
 
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We will miss all of you, but will probably be buzzing around in our daughter's new Surf Blue Countryman S in the Pacific Northwest. Guess that's a pretty good tradeoff. Looking forward to the April event.
 
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I hope to be there but really all depends on how the server upgrades go this week at work
 
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If we/I have not yet said we will be at GC, add Di & I to the count. Both MINIs will be there, Di will be bringing the Countryman about 1115 when she gets off work.
Mike
 
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Won't be making it this year, have a prior engagement in Dubuque. Have a great time!
 
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We love this event but won't make it I will be having a little non-MINI fun (is that even possible?!) with my bowling girls at State Bowling.


I can't wait for the April drive! Nothing will keep us from that! I have a little "MINI-Mod" of my own to show off.
 
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We love this event but won't make it :
I was wondering what was so all fired important that Gozer couldn't celebrate spring in Cedar Rapids. Now we know. See you next month, for sure!
 
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Here are some pictures from yesterday's Meet-n-Eat at Granite City:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmm57/s...th/5564715010/

With the background noise in the pub and being somewhat spread out, we didn't have much of a chance to interact as a large group in the restaurant -- and it certainly was a bit too nippy to loiter outside. So here's a recap along with some things I wanted to say but didn't have the chance:

- First, happy to see the good turnout on such a chilly day, and a warm EIM welcome to our first-timers Cindy, Paul and Deborah, Chris and Anne, and Pat and Diana

- Really great to see deanman and oldsbear back and fully functional!

- Greatly appreciate Dave Wolfe, Lori Zircher, and Nick Westergaard joining us from the Willis Auto Campus - MINI of Des Moines (MoDM) team, sponsoring the prize raffle for us, and sharing their MINI and MoDM wisdom. Thanks much for supporting us!
-- Dave wanted me to pass on to everyone that the MoDM Official Grand Opening is in their plans for Thursday, May 5th. Also, the Coralville Premiere Event (similar to last year) is planned for Monday, May 16th.

- Thanks to Janice for joining us and keeping us posted on what's coming up for the new Central Iowa MINI Club in Des Moines

- We'll be sending out info soon about the Barn Quilt Drive on April 16th -- but go ahead and block off that day to go MINI motoring

See ya soon...
 
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Originally Posted by Gil-galad View Post
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- First, happy to see the good turnout on such a chilly day, and a warm EIM welcome to our first-timers Cindy, Paul and Deborah, Chris and Anne, and Pat and Diana....
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- Really great to see deanman and oldsbear back and fully functional! .......
What a welcome sight to see both deanman and oldsbear show up!

Many thanks to Gary for making the arrangements. Had a great time!



Paul & Nora
 
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I see there are some additional MINI pics from GC posted by the Willis folks on their MoDM Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fb...=301851&ref=mf
 
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We enjoyed meeting some of you folks on Saturday...look forward to meeting more of you in the future!

Cindy
 
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Love the pictures, Gary! It sure is nice to finally know who the owner is of that El Camino.

Nice line-up of MINI colors in the lot. I am just sorry I couldn't be there to complete them with the best color ever

I am glad to see Deanman and Oldsbear looking so good! I can't wait to see you all in April
 
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