Announcements:  There is no meeting on July 3rd.  However, all are encouraged to participate on our "float" in the West Des Moines parade that evening.  We will be featuring our bicycle project.

Northwest Club is sponsoring the Charles Gabus Memorial Ride on June 23rd.  There are several routes, from a family ride to longer routes - up to 73 miles (great for those training for RAGBRAI).

Incoming Officers:
President - Chris Nelson
President Elect - Tom Narak
Vice President - Al Cross
Secretary - Harold Hulleman
Assistant Secretary - Norm Pogemiller
Treasurer - Doug Hillman
Service - Adam Nelson
Administration - Tyler Price
Membership - Mike Foss
Past President - Jamie Bunn

Sgt. at Arms: Todd Wishman grew up in Urbandale and majored in Finance at the University of Iowa.  He began his career working for several different banks which were successively purchased by another bank.  Todd is now the VP and Senior Lending Officer at Bankers Trust.  He's married to Stephanie, and keeps busy with 4 children and their activities.

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