Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM- Christopher’s Restaurant – March 23

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held March 23, 2019 at Christopher’s, located at 2816 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Christopher’s has been a Des Moines tradition for over 50 years. On February 1, 1963, Joe and Red Giudicessi became the owners of a quaint restaurant in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines. Under their steady watch, Christopher’s has become one of Des Moines’ favorite locations

Christopher’s, known for its excellent Italian-American cuisine, friendly staff and an atmosphere fitting of any occasion.

Our speaker this year will be Mike Renner from the BMW Performance Center with locations in Greenville, South Carolina and Thermal, California.

Mike Renner is a professional driver for BMW and is responsible for corporate sales and the BMW Performance Center in Greenville South Carolina. He began racing in 1983 and Mike has competed in a variety of classes including GT, showroom stock, improved touring and sports racers for the past 27 years. He started instructing at the BMW Performance Center just after it’s opening in the fall of 1999 and his list of trainees includes new drivers, racers, F.B.I agents and Secret Service members who are assigned the task of presidential protection. Mike received international instructor certification in basic, advanced, advanced M vehicles, intensive, perfection, and racetrack. Included in Mike’s duties as a driver for BMW is the opportunity to drive BMW racecars from their historic fleet.

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The social hour will begin at 6:30 pm with dinner to follow at 7:00 pm. Cost for this year’s dinner and awards banquet will be $40. Watch the club website and club emails for information on this year’s speaker. Registration will be by mail or on-line through More information about on-line registration can be found at

For more information, please contact David Brighton at or 515-570-5549.

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