Monday, April 13, 2015

BCRR This Week April 13th-19th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!! 

SAFE TRAVELS TO EVERYONE TRAVELING TO BOSTON THIS WEEKEND FOR THE MARATHON!!

AND TO EVERYONE PARTICIPATING IN THIS WEEKEND'S MS150, HAVE A GREAT RIDE!!

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BCRR GARAGE SALE

One man's junk is another man's treasure. Make time for some spring cleaning and bring your "junk" over to the Modern B&B (4003 Hazard, Houston, 77098) between now and April 24th. 

We'll need volunteers to help us with the event on Saturday, April 25th at the Modern from 8:00-2:00 p.m. Lisa will also coordinate a U-Haul pick up for larger items closer to the garage sale date. Please email Lisa if you'll need a U-Haul pick up at lisa@modernbb.com

Garage sale proceeds will pay for BCRR Bayou Bash Relay entries for all our BCRR/HARRA active members. 

THIS WEEK'S VALHALLA TAB...

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. In lieu of paying for your beer, please support Rene Munoz who is currently fundraising for the IRONMAN Foundation's charity. 

THE BCRR CROQUET EXTRAVAGANZA

Please join us for the 7th Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

B.Y.O.B. Prizes and snacks provided!!!.  Come see if John Phillips can reclaim his crown.  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all.

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  
If you don't plan on racing please contact June Harris about volunteering at june.harris@halo.com There are also some volunteer opportunities you can help with and still participate in the race to earn club points. 


Let's make this event the best ever!

***These BCRR members have graciously agreed to chair the following categories for the relay. Please email them if you're interested in participating on a relay team.***
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Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Rich Vega & Lana Moody* (April 15th), Robert Kaping & Ross Moody (April 16th), Robin Lowenkron & Roy Camberg (April 17th), and Claire Daum (April 18th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, April 17, 2015Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at D&T Drive Inn, 1307 Eunid Street, Houston, 77009 at 6:30 p.m. 

SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
 
14th- Tour de Bayou, Stage 2- White Oak @ Thelma at 6 p.m. 

21st- Tour de Bayou, Stage 3- Ho Chi Minh at 6 p.m. 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

28th- Tour de Bayou, Stage 4- Ho Chi Minh at 6 p.m. 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
 
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REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
 
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WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
 
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Sort of Mid-Week Update…Bellaire Trolley Run & Art Car Ball

COME ONE, COME ALL!!!!

It's not too late to sign up for this Saturday's Bellaire Trolley Run 5K. We are encouraging everyone in BCRR to come out rain or shine to help us garner club points. 

Although inclement weather is predicted, show your Bayou City support by running or walking this event. Race day sign up is available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. The race starts promptly at 7:30 unless there are rain delays.

HAPPY HOUR

There is one correction about Friday's Art Car Ball Happy Hour. The venue is not at the Orange Show Center. The event will be held at the Allen Center downtown, 1200 Smith Street from 6:00-11:00 p.m. 

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area! 

June will host this event rain or shine. She'll have food and mimosas to enjoy post run too!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BCRR This Week April 6th- 12th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!

THE BCRR CROQUET EXTRAVAGANZA

Please join us for the 7th Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

B.Y.O.B. Prizes and snacks provided!!!.  Come see if John Phillips can reclaim his crown.  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all.

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!
_________________________________________

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Gina Young & Robert Chandler (April 6th) and Ross Davis, Eric Pace, & Shelley Grahmann (April 11th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, April 10, 2015Please join us for a unique Happy Hour opportunity this Friday at the Art Car Ball at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art from 6:00 PM to 11:00 p.m. 

Visit the link below to purchase your tickets: 


SAVE THE DATE: 

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
 
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
 
*******
 
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
 
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
 
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com 

Monday, March 30, 2015

BCRR This Week March 30th through April 5th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS & HAPPY EASTER!!!

THE BCRR CROQUET EXTRAVAGANZA

Please join us for the 7th Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

B.Y.O.B. Prizes and snacks provided!!!.  Come see if John Phillips can reclaim his crown.  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all.

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!
_________________________________________

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Pamela Skaufel (March 30th), Mark Miller (March 31st), A. Grant Jenman (April 1st), Scott Johnson (April 3rd), Suzy Seeley & Lee Riley (April 4th), and Heidi Zimmerman & Larry Cullen (April 5th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, April 3, 2015Please join us for Happy Hour at Lowbrow  1601 West Main, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!

SAVE THE DATE: 

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
 
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
 
*******
 
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
 
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
 
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com

Monday, March 23, 2015

BCRR This Week March 23rd- 29th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!

_________________________________________

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

_________________________________________

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).
 
BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Ricardo Young (March 23rd), Thomas Radosevich (March 24th), Alonso Vargas (March 26th), and Paul Schulz (March 29th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (March 27th, 2015Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. for a special Happy Hour to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

If you have not emailed your RSVP, please send your response to caverlander@gmail.com.

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!

SAVE THE DATE: 

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
 
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 


Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
 
*******
 
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
 
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
 
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com