About The Banner
The Large IBMWR Banner is a 4 feet wide by 5 feet tall (1.2 by 1.5 meters) heavy plastic banner with our logo. The Small IBMWR Banner is 4 feet wide by 1 foot tall (1.2 by .3 meters). These make it easy to mark a location for IBMWR Presidents to meet at a rally or other gathering. The Banner is in fairly high demand. It has been to many rallies and has been around the world at least twice.
If possible, we ask that you affix a pin from the rally where the banner is used so we can create a visual history of where it has been. It would be a good idea to use glue to seal the pin so it does not fall off in future handling.
Please do affix pins, etc. in the border outside of the logo!
The large 4x5 Banner
The small 4x1 Banner (not to scale)
Reserving the Banner
The current list of banner reservations and where it has been for the last 12 months is below. If you would like to reserve the banner for a specific event, fill in the form below. If you have any difficulty with the form or have other questions, send mail to the maintainer of this page David Colee.
The IBMWR Banner is available for reservation ONLY to current members of the IBMWR
and ONLY for events announced on the IBMWR mailing list.
You must include the following information to reserve the banner.
- Your Real Name
- Your Email Address
- Dates of Event
- Name of Event
- Location of Event
Cost of Use - Shipping The Banner
Use of the banner is free but by tradition the person reserving the banner pays the cost of shipping to the next location. It is usually not expensive (unless you wait until the last minute and have to use "express"). This also keeps from inflicting a constant drain on the IBMWR treasury.
The banner does not have to be sent express (if you act early enough). When folded, it will easily fit in a USPS Priority Mail envelope for delivery in 3-5 days.
If you like UPS or FedEx Ground, their web page will let you calculate shipping costs as well as let you track the package during transit, all from the comfort of your own browser. Even the US Postal Service has similar estimating and tracking for Express Mail on its web page.
Overseas Delivery: We have multiple banners for use in different parts of the world, but even if you have to send it overseas from the US, USPS Global Express is only about $10. USPS Global Express can take from 7 to 10 business days. Describe the banner on the US customs declaration form as "advertising material" and it will have minimal duty (according to EuroPrez Carlo Ratzersdorfer). Other international mail carriers offer options similar to Global Express.
In other countries, you should use the most cost effective but dependable means of transport. For example, Mick Furchert, keeper of the Asia/Pacific banner, has decreed: Our official method of transport will be the yellow Express Post satchels sold by Australia Post. To New Zealand and Asia, International Express Post will be the preferred method of shipping.
Whatever method you use, be sure to INSURE the shipment for $100 US (or international equivalent). If the package is lost or damaged, we will need the money to buy a replacement. Some classes of shipping with UPS and other carriers include insurance, USPS Express Mail and Priority Mail usually does not ... please check when you send it. Unfortunately, lost shipments have happened. If you do not insure it, you will be expected to help with the replacement cost!
Who has it now? (as of: August 01, 2009)
John Clement, reserved for the Stanley Stomp Americas
<returned to Reservations Central for storage> The North America / South America Banner is held by the last requester until the next event.
at home with Mick Furchert The Asia / Pacific Banner is held between events by Mick Furchert in Australia.
The Banner at Cameron's Corner, where 3 states meet 140 km west of Tiboorburra, NSW, Australia. Photo taken after the 1st OZ IBMWR GS get together, October 1999.
Is it lost in the mail?
- http://www.dhl.com/ DHL Worldwide Express web page
- http://www.fedex.com/ Federal Express web page
- http://www.ups.com/ United Parcel Service web page
- http://www.usps.gov/ United States Post Office web page
The IBMWR Banner is available for reservation ONLY to current members of the IBMWR
and ONLY for events announced on the IBMWR mailing list.
How do I get it?
- Fill in the information below and click the Submit button to send an email.
- If you have a reservation listed, it is up to you to contact the person who holds the banner before you to arrange for shipping! Do not assume that person will remember to check where to send it next ... although it would be nice if you did so when it is your turn.
There are no private Banners. All Banners will be available elsewhere if there are reservation conflicts.
Assignment of a specific banner to your reservation may change at any time before your event.
The Banners will rotate regions occasionally.
2010 Reservations Voni Glaves April 23 -25, 2010 Blitz to Branson Fifteen Honeysuckle Inn, Branson, MO Banner
David Colee December 3-5, 2010 Ride to Savannah 2010 Dunes Inn, Tybee Island (Savannah), GA Banner
Previous Years History
2009 Reservations John Clement August 6-9, Stanley Stomp, Sawtooth Lodge, Grandjean, Idaho, Banner 1
(Due to transportation problems, the Banner did not arrive.)
Jim Post July 23-26, BMW RA International Rally, Canaan Valley, West Virginia, Banner 1 Jim Post
and Howard Etkind
July 16-19, BMW MOA International Rally, Gray, Tennessee, Banner 1 John Clement June 18-21, Chief Joseph Rally, Grant County Fair Grounds, John Day, Oregon, Banner 1 John Clement May 22-25, 49'er Rally, Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, California, Banner 1 Jim Post May 1-3, Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, Georgia, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 24-26, Blitz to Branson Fourteen, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1
2008 Reservations Voni Glaves April 25-27, Blitz to Branson 13, Branson, Missouri, Banner1
2007 Reservations Jim Post June 7-10, BMWRA National Rally, Asheville, North Carolina, Banner1 Julia Shirley May 4-6, Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawasee, Georgia, Banner1 Jim Post April 13-15, Blitz To Branson Twelve, Branson, Missouri, Banner1
2006 Reservations Voni Glaves April 14-16, Blitz to Branson Eleven, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1
2005 Reservations Jim Post October 6-9, BMWRA National Rally, Shelbyville, Tennessee, Banner 1 Voni Glaves July 21-24, BMWMOA International Rally, Lima, Ohio, Banner 1 Harold Gantz May 13-15, NEPB 2005, Flying W Airport Resort, Medford, New Jersey,
Sadly, due to miscommunication the Banner was not delivered for this event.
Voni Glaves April 15-17, Blitz to Branson X, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1
2004 Reservations Mick Furchert October 30-31, Rhino Rally, Christiana, South Africa, Asia/Pacific Banner Harold Gantz April 24-25, NEPB 2004 (North East Presidents Brunch), Flying W Airport Resort, Medford, New Jersey, Banner 2 Sam Lepore April 9-11, Blitz to Branson IX, Branson, Missouri, Banner 2 Brian Curry January 23-25, Death Valley Daze IX, Furnace Creek Ranch and Campground, Death Valley, California, Banner 2
2003 Reservations Rob Nye April 26-27, NEPB 2003, Medford, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 11-13, Blitz to Branson VIII, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1
2002 Reservations Jerry Duke December 6-8, Savannah VIII, Savannah, Georgia, Banner 2 Scott Royer September 27-29, Last Chance Rally, Mays Landing, New Jersey, Banner 2 Scott Royer September 13-15, Green Mountain Rally, Ripton, Vermont, Banner 2 Scott Royer August 30 - September 2, Finger Lakes Rally, Watkins Glen, New York, Banner 2 Scott Royer August 16-18, 36th Four Winds Rally, New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Banner 2 Rob Nye August 9-11, 7th Damn Yankees Rally, Heath, Massachusetts, Banner 1 Rob Nye July 11-14, BMWMOA International Rally, Trenton, Ontario, Banner 1 Rob Nye June 7-16, Pemi River Rally for Laconia Bike Week, Campton, New Hampshire, Banner 1 Mike Enloe May 31 - June 2, BMWBMW Square Route Rally, Thurmont, Maryland, Banner 3 Brian Curry April 28, North East Presidents Breakfast - 6th Annual, Clarksburg Inn, Clarksburg, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 12-14, Blitz to Branson - Return of the Bunny, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1 Brian Curry January 25-27, Death Valley Daze VII "Lucky Seven", Death Valley, California, Banner 1
2001 Reservations Karen Burdette October 12-14, Falling Leaf Rally, Potosi, Missouri, Banner 1 Richard Ward August 8-12, New Brunswick BMW Rally, Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada, Banner 1 Geoff Adams July 19-22, BMW MOA National Rally, Redmond, Oregon, Banner 1 Geoff Adams July 13-15, Top O' The Rockies, Paonia, Colorado, Banner 1 Rob Nye June 12-17, Pemi River Campout for Laconia Bike Week, Branch Brook Campground, Compton, New Hampshire, Banner 1 Karen Smith Burdette June 8-10, Iowa Rally, Iowa City, Iowa, Banner 1 Karen Smith Burdette June 1-3, Land of OZ Rally, LaCygne, Kansas, Banner 1 Richard Ward May 18-20, DownEast Rally, Hermit Island near Bath, Maine, Banner 1 Brian Curry May 4-6, 11th Annual Georgia Mountain Rally, Bald Mountain Campground near Hiawassee, Georgia, Banner 1 Diane Pleines April 29, 5th Annual North-East-Presidents-Breakfast, Clarksburg Inn, Clarksburg, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 13-15, Blitz to Branson VI, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1 Joe Denton January 13-15, Death Valley Daze, Death Valley, California, Banner 1
2000 Reservations Robert W. Munday December 1-3, Ride To Savannah 6, Savannah, Georgia, Banner 1 Karen Smith November 3-5, Hot Springs Arkansas Ramble, Gulpha Gorge, Arkansas, Banner 1 Karen Smith October 27-29, Tarheel Halloween Campout, Asheboro, North Carolina, Banner 1 Karen Smith October 20-22, Angola Prison RAT Rally, Angola, Louisiana, Banner 1 Karen Smith October 13-15, Falling Leaf Rally, Potosi, Missouri, Banner 1 Earle Davidson October 6-10, Return To Shiloh Rally, Shiloh, Tennessee, Banner 1 Dave Williams September 15-17, Autumn Beemer BASH, Paso Robles, California, Banner 1 Karen Smith July 21-23, Top of the Rockies, Paonia, Colorado, Banner 1 John Petty July 13-16, MOA 2000 International Rally, Midland, Michigan, Banner 1 Rob Nye June 16-18, Pemi River Campout, Campton, New Hampshire, Banner 1 Chip Robie May 26-28, South East President's Blast (SEPB II), Ranger Island, Lake Norman, North Carolina, Banner 1 Walker Powell May 7-9, Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, Georgia, Banner 1 Gary Harris April 16, NorthEast Presidents Breakfast 2000, Clarksburg Inn, Clarksburg, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 7-9, Blitz to Branson 2000, Branson Towers, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1 Brian Curry March 3-12, Daytona Bike Week Prez Gathering, Bulow Campground, Flagler, Florida, Banner 1 Court Fisher February 25, Intercontinental Dinner With Junji, New York, New York, Banner 1 Rob Lentini January 22-23, Y2K Death Valley Daze, Furnace Creek, California, Banner 1
1999 Reservations Chris McArdle October 29-31, Oz GS Rendezvous, Milparinka, NSW, Australia, Banner 3 George D. Guillory October 15-17, 29th South Central BMW Owners Reunion, Lady Bird Munincipal Park, Fredricksburg, Texas, Banner 1 Chris McArdle October 8-10, BMW of South Oz Rally, Hamilton, Barossa Valley, Australia, Banner 3 Mick Furchert September 25-27, Grand Prix, Phillip Island, Australia, Banner 3 George Curtis
via Mark Wurtenberger
September 17-19, Autumn Beemer Bash, Paso Robles, California, Banner 1 Chris McArdle September 17-19, Black Knight Rally, Kevington, Australia, Banner 3 Chris McArdle September 10-12, Dargo High Plains Rally, Australia, Banner 3 Sven-Erik Tiberg August 11-15, EuroPrezz 4, Göteborg, Sweden, Banner 2 Ted Verrill July 12-16, BMW MOA National Rally, Rhinebeck, New York, Banner 1 Keith Buczak June 25-27, Last Frontier Rally, Houston, Alaska, Banner 1 Cole Mills May 28-30, Southeastern President's Breakfast, Selma, North Carolina, Banner 1 Mick Furchert May 22-23, Ulysses Meeting, Cairns, Australia, Banner 3 Bryan Lally May 22, Lunch in the Jemez, Jemez Falls (Los Alamos), New Mexico, Banner 1 Pat Roddy April 30 - May 2, Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, Georgia, Banner 1 Dennis Healy April 24, Vanson Leather Open House BBQ Run, Fall River, Massachusetts, Banner 1 Sam Lepore April 23-25, Lost Coast Luau, Eureka, California, Banner 3 Gary Harris April 18, North East Prezidents Breakfast, The Millstone Pub, Cream Ridge, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 9-11, Blitz to Branson IV, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1 Rebecca Hudnall January 15-17, Death Valley Daze IV, Furnace Creek, California, Banner 1
1998 Reservations Don Graling October 30 - November 1, Tarheel Travelers Halloween Campout, Asheboro, North Carolina, Banner 1 Sue Rihn-Manke October 24-25, Oktoberfest on Beemer Hill, Palmyra, Wisconsin, Banner 1 Carlo Ratzersdorfer September 25-27, Yoshida Junji's fest, EP 3.20, Antwerp, Belgium, Banner 2 Bob Shilling September 18-20, Autumn Beemer Bash, Paso Robles, California, Banner 1 Mick Furchert September 12-13, Ghost Town Rally, Silverton Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, Banner 3 Bill Huelsdonk August 7-9, Nebraska Huskerally, Franklin, Nebraska, Banner 1 Steve Aikens & "The Woman" July 17-19, Top O' the Rockies Rally, Paonia, Colorado, Banner 1 Dick Taylor
July 9-12, BMW MOA National Rally, Missoula, Montana, Banner 1 Alessandro Bruno Unfortunately, due to freight and customs costs we were unable to ship the Banner in time for this event. June 11-14, EPIII (EuroPrezzMeeting III), Dolomites, Italy, Banner 2 Ted Verrill May 29-31, Square Route Rally, Thurmont, Maryland, Banner 1 Court Fisher May 18-25, "BMW 75th Anniversary of Motorcycles" Rally, Berlin, Germany, Banner 1 Pat Roddy May 1-3, Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, Georgia, Banner 1 Gary Harris April 19, North East Prezzidents Breakfast Meet, Millstone Pub, Cream Ridge, New Jersey, Banner 1 Voni Glaves April 10-12, Blitz to Branson, Branson, Missouri, Banner 1 Campground Bob Cox January 30 - February 1, Death Valley Daze III, Furnace Creek, California, Banner 1
1997 Reservations Tim Hall October 12, Fourth Annual European Motorcycle Day, Brookline, Massachusetts Jim Garthe September 19-21, Chicago Region Rally, Illinois Sam Lepore September 12-14, Central Cal Autumn Beemer Bash, Paso Robles, California Court Fisher July 26 - August 6, BMW Club of Norway, Norway Bob Smith June 21-28, BMW MOA National Rally, Fredericksburg, Texas Lee Freedman June 12-15, Iowa Rally, Iowa Carlo Ratzersdorfer June 5, EuroprezzMeet 2, Belgium Ted Verrill May 30 - June 2, BMWBMW Square Route Rally Darryl Richman May 22-28, NorCal '49er Rally, Quincy, California Bryan Lally May 9-11, Los Alamos Lunch in the Jemez, New Mexico Pat Roddy May 2-4, Georgia Mountain Rally, Georgia