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 UPDATE .24 . 2010

                                                              PDX MINI HISTORY- FLIGHT OF THE MINI TOUR IN 2005

                                           manageable schedule. Some brilliantly       positions in 2011. Next year is coming
PLANNING for 2011...
                                           fun ideas came out of the meeting and       FAST and we will be attending our first
     It’s Christmas and Hanukkah time      the club’s Board of Directors for 2011          See “PLANNING”, Cont. on P.3
and as we celebrate the holidays, PDX      are mega excited to put those events on,
MINI is gearing up to launch all the fun   for everyone.
and festivities of 2011. In doing so, we        Speaking of the Board, we also
just completed our annual planning         elected an incoming Board of Directors
meeting in the middle of November.         for the club in 2011, at that meeting.
Over 50 event ideas were contributed       More on that later in this edition of the
by t he several dozen people in            PDX MINI Times. First, a major thank
attendance at the Rebekkah Lodge in        you to all who just stepped out of their
Sherwood, OR!                              roles on the club Board in 2010. The
     Since there is no possible way the    club does not run without the generous
                                                                                        IN THIS ISSUE:
club could manage all of those ideas in    volunteer time, that is donated each year
one year, the incoming club events         by our members.
                                                                                        planning for 2011	                   1
directors were hard at work for the last
month, whittling down the list to a
                                                Second: Thanks to all who offered       remembering don ross 	               2
                                           to, and ultimately were elected to board
                                                                                        did you know?	                       3
                                                                                        2011 board of directors 	            3
                                                                                        next event: 2011 kick off party! 	   4
                                                                                        general meeting changes	             4
                                                                                        the mini paceman concept	            5
                                                    THE LATE DON ROSS - A VIBRANT GENTLEMAN, WHO WILL BE
Don Ross:                                           GREATLY MISSED BY ALL OF US AT PDX MINI

in Pictures
Don piloting his MINI at a track day at
Portland international Raceway

Don at the controls of his Segway.

                                          REMEMBERING DON ROSS
                                                                                      wife Joanne and all of their children
                                          A Celebration of Life                       during this difficult time.  
                                               It is with great sadness during this
                                          holiday season, that we must inform our          For those individuals who are able
                                          PDX MINI club members, that Don Ross        to attend, a  ‘Celebration of Don's Life’
                                          has passed away at the age of 75.           will take place this Tuesday, December
Don and his wife Joanne                        Don and his wife Joanne have been      28th at McMenamins Edgefield Manor
                                          dear friends of the club since the          in the Grand Ballroom from 4-8 pm.
                                          beginning, and they have touched the        An  open microphone will be available
                                          lives of so many of us over the years.      for sharing of memories at 6 pm.  Don's
                                          For those that were not fortunate           obituary will appear in the next Sunday
                                          enough  to know him, he was a car           Oregonian. We have been informed by
                                          enthusiast of the highest order and he      the family that all remembrances can be
                                          was a vibrant and active member of our      forwarded as donations to any of the
                                          car club.                                   following:
Don’s Beautiful MINI                           After retiring from a long and
                                          successful career as an engineer, he put    Equity Foundation
                                          the same creative and industrious skills
                                                                                      Po Box 5696
                                          that he used in the design of civic and     Portland, OR 97228
                                          industrial projects into his                 
                                          longstanding  automotive passion.   He      PFLAG Portland
                                          did it with class and grace, and just as    http://www.pflagpdx.org
Don sharing the fun of his Segway
                                          you'd expect from him, he created a one-    PO BOX 8944
                                          of-a-kind MINI Cooper S.   His car is a     Portland, Oregon 97207
                                          perfect symbol and extension of who he
                                          was.    It is subtle yet daring, and        OHSU Foundation / Knight Cancer
                                          innovative yet understated.                 Institute - Prostate Cancer Program
                                               The beauty was in the details and
                                          that is exactly how you'd describe Don.     3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
                                          He brought a gentlemanly approach to        C.R. 145
                                          everything he did, and was a role model     Portland, Oregon 97239-3011
                                          for all of us in his grace and kindness. 
                                          He will be dearly, dearly missed.   Our     May you Rest in eternal peace, dear
                                          deepest condolences go out to his lovely    friend.
                      PDX MINI FOR 2010 IS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
                                                                                            DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                                            Over 95% of the MINI Cooper and
                                                                                            MINI Clubman body assembly is

                                                                                            Over 20,000 Engines are en route to
                                                                                            the MINI factory for Assembly at any
                                                                                            given moment.

                                                                                            Over 60% of MINIs are special

Planning (Cont. from P.1)
event before you know it. So there is much work to be done to make that happen!
It’s underway as we speak so stay tuned for a complete schedule of events for next
     There are some really cool experiences that PDX MINI is aiming to provide for
everyone in the new year. Namely, a trip to a lakeside retreat in California, a drive
through the Oregon Backcountry to Washington, and a host of day trips that can be
done in a few hours. There will be social events, a movie watching weekend on the
Oregon coast, and so much more. Plus our general meetings will have a new home!
More on that can be read about in this update as well.
     In the immediate future, we have the Kick Off Party to look forward to! The event
flyer for that function, should already have made it to your inbox! If not, please email
events@pdxmini.org to ask for a re-send to your address.


Here are our elected Board members for 2011!
      Several members stepped forward          crafting the calendar of events for         ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS:
this past fall to ‘run for office’ (so to      2011. That calendar is now available
speak) to be elected to the PDX MINI           at the club website, here:        2011
                                                                                           President: Cindy Mooney
board of directors. Elections were held        CALENDAR                                    V.P./Membership: Garrett Hinesley
at the planning meeting and we                      Additionally, PDX MINI members         Events Director: Allen Dye
wanted to thank all club members for           who will hold ‘board appointed’             Treasurer: Wendy Dye
their participation.                           positions on the 2011 Board of              Communications: Bronson Graff
      These elected members, will              Directors, will be officially appointed
of f icially assume t heir positions           by January 1st.
                                                                                           APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS:
effective Jan 1.                                    They too have already stepped
      However, most board position             into their roles.                           Club Promotions: Julie Curtis
transitions have already taken place.               Additionally, some members have        Member At Large: Dick Graves
The new board has met to review plans          stepped forward and offered to take a       Past President: Sally Boussios
for the upcoming year, and that effort         role in helping the board, and we           Social Events: Beckie Graves
is well underway.                              thank them as well.                         Webmaster: Sally Boussios
      Most impor tantly, our Events
Director     Allen Dye, has been busy
                                                 SOME IMAGERY OF PRIOR KICK OFF PARTY FESTIVITIES
PDX MINI Monthly
General Meetings
have a new home!
The ‘All New’ Izzy’s
Pizza in Beaverton!
Why Move?
With a desire to provide a better
experience for our club members,
PDX MINI will be meeting at the
all new Izzy’s Pizza in Beaverton
Town Square. Not to be
confused with the Izzy’s of old,
that (the club met there in
Wilsonville, prior to moving the
meetings to Bridgeport), This is
much improved! The club looked        THE KICK OFF PARTY IS ALMOST HERE!
all over the Portland metropolitain
area for appropriate locations,                                                   Menu Includes:
and this seems the best fit.          LET’S CUT LOOSE IN 2011!
                                                                                  Mixed Greens, Tossed Greens, Fruit
                                      PLUS... A RAFFLE!                           Tray, Flat Iron Steak with Pinot Noir
What’s better?                        Saturday January 29th 2011                  Demi-Glace, Filet of Salmon with Lemon
• A completely private area for                                                   Butter, Baby Red Potatoes, Rice Pilaf,
  the club to conduct it’s monthy     This is the premier party of the year       Fresh Vegetables
  event.                              where we say goodbye to our previous
                                      board and introduce the new board,          Hotel Reservations:
• Special pricing from Izzy’s for
  PDX MINI Club members for the       dining and fun with your fellow MINIacs.    If you wish to spend the night, rooms are
  all new, all-you-can-eat buffet                                                 $69.00 plus tax-
  menu.                               Also remember THE RAFFLE –
                                                                                  CALL: 503-652-1515 to reserve a room
                                      What do you bring? Well anything Mini
Where is it, exactly?                 related or road trip related.       Some
Izzy’s Restaurant                     examples of from previous
11900 Southwest Broadway Street       years...wheels, travel coffee mugs, water
Beaverton, OR 97005
                                      bottles, “mini” bars, picnic baskets and
                                      much more.
Follow this Link to a live map

                                      Monarch Hotel 12566 SE 93rd Avenue
                                      Clackamas OR

                                      Time: 6pm to 10pm. No host bar (no
                                      outside alcohol at the party).

                                      Cost: $20.00 per person

                                      Payment submissions: Club Mailbox:
                                      14845 SW Murray Scholls Drive suite
                                      110 PMB#143
                                      Beaverton OR 97007
                                      OR: PayPal http://pdxmini.org/

        AN OVERVIEW OF OUR            RSVP: events@pdxmini.org. Deadline to
        NEW GENERAL MEETING           RSVP is January 8th.
        LOCATION                                                                             KICK OFF PARTY IS HERE
Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad per inceptos

                                              also includes
                                              n e w, d e e p - s e t
                          Reveals             fog lights.
                          the                      The familiar
                                              MINI shoulder
                          Paceman             line rises towards
                          Concept             the rear of the
                                              P a c e m a n
     On December 18th, MINI took the
                                              Concept and also
holiday wrapper off their new creation,
                                              hints at its
the MINI Paceman Concept.           It will
                                              sporting intent.
make its public debut at the Detroit
                                              Less familiar is
International Auto Show in January.
                                              the glass and
Intended as a crossover coupe, the
                                              roof treatment.                  THE NEW PACEMAN CONCEPT
Paceman sits squarely between the
                                                   As        the
Clubman and the brand new
                                              waistline rises, the flat roofline flows         The Paceman appears to be a
production Countryman. In what sort
                                              into a wider C-pillar that appears to be    more ‘performance’ oriented MINI
of feels like a parallel to the Range
                                              transparent. The windows appear to          SUV alternative. It’s roofline has been
Rove r E vo q , t h e Pa c e m a n i s a
                                              wrap around the car like a band of          lowered, as has the ride height. Shod
‘squattier’, 2 door, big-wheeled version
                                              glass with the roof ‘suspended’ on top      with 19” wheels, this MINI clearly isn’t
of the Countryman.
                                              and painted in a striking, contrasting      m e a n t f o r a ny t h i n g o t h e r t h a n
     Directly from the official Press
                                              white.                                      pavement.
release, MINI describes the Paceman:
                                                   This is known as the ‘helmet’ roof.         Read all the details and much
“The MINI Paceman Concept retains
                                              The coupé-style windows taper towards       more from the official press release,
the familiar MINI face but adds its own
                                              the rear and the whole effect is one of     published at www.motoringfile.com.
distinctive flavor. Large headlights with
                                              a dynamic wedge shape.”
chrome surrounds extend deep into the
front wings, and together with the
distinctively contoured bonnet,
emphasize the imposing nose of the
Paceman.                                         “We’ve given the MINI Paceman Concept a
     The radiator grill is essentially the
same as t hat of t he Cooper S                   horizontal emphasis and accentuated the
Countryman, with additional air intakes
in the bumper to deliver improved
                                                 width of the car”
brake ventilation. The front bumper                                               --- Marcus Syring, Head of MINI Exterior Design.
                                    Cindy Mooney                  Bronson Graff                  Sally Boussious
PDX MINI                            President                     Communications Director        Webmaster

2011 Board of                       Garrett Hinesley              Beckie Graves                  Member At Large
                                    Vice President                Social Events                  Dick Graves

Directors                           Allen Dye                     Julie Curtis
                                    Events Director               Club Promotions

                                    Wendy Dye                     Past President
                                    Treasurer                     Sally Boussious

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            Beaverton, OR 97007

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