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Hey there, just wanted to  say “hey” …
Happy Motoring…

Stan Dale
President, Florida Suncoast BMW CCA

Hey folks, Stan Dale, President of Florida Suncoast BMW. Hey I’m coming to you tonight a little bit different message. Normally I’m pretty upbeat and (and) talking to you about all the things going on and all the (all the) events that we have going on are down here below. Please check those out. A lot of work has gone into that. We got things going on all over the state. Just had a real successful outing up in the Panhandle last week. Thanks to Courtney and Justin for taking care of that and you can see some pictures down below and on the website. But tonight I want to bring a different message to you on occasion (um) I have to bring (uh) some news (uh) that’s not so good and it’s about the health or welfare of some of our members and I want to send out a personal thank you to Phil Howe and Gary West and some others that called this to my attention. Many of you know Mike Miller or you know the name, you’ve read his columns many many years in the Roundel. Mike is a friend of the Chapter, Mike came down as a favor to us a couple years ago and spoke at our Annual (uh) Dinner (uh) up in (uh up in) the Tampa area and (uh) many of us got to know Mike. We’ve called on him for different technical (uh) issues and he answers. Mike is one of those guys that you send him an email and he’ll call you up and say “hey let’s talk about it.” (um) some sad news. (uh) Mike had (ah had) a pretty bad accident at his (uh at his) home and is (uh) to say that he’s not doing well might be an understatement. (uh) We’ve put a link up, there is a GoFundMe page in Mike’s behalf and I would just encourage you give a dollar, give what you wanted to give, send the best wishes. But Mike has served us (uh) faithfully for a number of years through the Roundel and responded to us (uh with) without any (any) asking for (uh) compensation. So if you see it in your heart and (uh) or in your prayers, put him in your prayers please. But if you see it in your heart to donate to the GoFundMe page it’s there. There’s many (uh) members and (and uh) associate members across our Chapter that (uh) suffer and (uh um) you know we’re at the at the heels of the world and when we find out about those we’ll pass those along and to those folks that I didn’t mention, didn’t name, that are in (that are in) this situation. I just want you to know that as a member of the Chapter you become (you become) family and I know that sounds corny to some folks and maybe it’s how he hits home with others. You just, you decide where it hits with you but with us, with me personally (um) the members that I have a chance to reach out and shake their hand and get to know (um) mean a lot. The car brought us together, the (the) moniker brings us together, the friendships keep us together and that’s where the value really really is.

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