Monday, March 2, 2015

BCRR This Week March 2nd- March 8th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS and HAPPY MONDAY!!!
 
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest  member, Evan Lapka. We look forward to seeing you at the next BCRR club run or social event.  

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jason Burris & Rosemarie Schmandt (March 2nd), Nancy Greig (March 3rd), Veda Graves (March 6th), and Pam Harvie (March 8th). 

* = New Age Group

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BAYOU CITY CLASSIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at Susancita.bcrr@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.harra.org/volunteer.

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Samantha McMurtry needs help your help with Bayou City Classic PPU/Registration at Fleet Feet Rice Village onFriday March 13 from 10am-7pm.

Please contact Samantha if you can help at

FLASH SALE THIS WEDNESDAY AT BCRR
For our new members who are interested in donning BCRR gear or those of you looking to expand your BCRR wardrobe , bring cash this Wednesday to Valhalla to purchase the following items at our Flash Sale:

Hats $5
Socks $5
BCRR white single $5
BCRR  purple tech  old logo $5
BCRR new logo purple   $8
BCRR  gold new logo single $8
BCRR  cotton t shirts various  $5
BCRR sweatshirt very big I have 1 or 2 $15

RUN MORE, RUN FREE

The results are in for our Run More, Run Free raffle. Congratulations are in order to the following individuals:

Buffalo Wallow: Avi Moss
Bayou City Classic:  Camille Fitzsimmons
Law Week:  Grant Jenman
Bellaire Trolley Run: Brenda Hilton
LP Run:  Steve Hasson
 
All winners ran 4 or more of the Fall Series races, so the "Run More" paid off! Thank you raffle winners for your racing commitment to BCRR! Please contact Shelley Grahmann at sgrahmann@gmail.com to claim your race entry. 

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (March 6th, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Kenneally’s Irish Pub, 2111 S Shepherd Drive, Houston, 77019 at 6:30 p.m. 

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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

March
7th- Race Against Violence 5K- Houston Area Women's Center 

14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 
  • Contact Kathi Mahon (kmahon@bcm.edu) if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

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

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
 
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. 
 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). 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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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 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BCRR This Week February 23rd - March 1st

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!
 
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest  members Rachel Fritsche, Frances Buhay, and Brendon Hall. We look forward to seeing you at the next BCRR club run or social event.  

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Camille Koska & Lisa Albrecht (February 23rd), John Koenig* (February 25th), Molly Regan (February 28th), and Jonathan Riley* (March 1st). 

* = New Age Group

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BAYOU CITY CLASSIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at Susancita.bcrr@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.harra.org/volunteer.

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Samantha McMurtry needs help your help with Bayou City Classic PPU/Registration at Fleet Feet Rice Village onFriday March 13 from 10am-7pm.

Please contact Samantha if you can help at

RUN MORE, RUN FREE

The results are in for our Run More, Run Free raffle. Congratulations are in order to the following individuals:

Buffalo Wallow: Avi Moss
Bayou City Classic:  Camille Fitzsimmons
Law Week:  Grant Jenman
Bellaire Trolley Run: Brenda Hilton
LP Run:  Steve Hasson
 
All winners ran 4 or more of the Fall Series races, so the "Run More" paid off! Thank you raffle winners for your racing commitment to BCRR! Please contact Shelley Grahmann at sgrahmann@gmail.com to claim your race entry. 

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (February 20th, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Neil's Bahr, 2006 Walker Street, Houston, 77003 at 6:30 p.m. 

Save the date: If you're looking for something new to check off of your bucket list, Andrew is organizing a curling event through Houston Curling on Saturday, February 28th (* please note that the date has changed due to scheduling) from 8-10 p.m. The first 15 people who email him will make the cut to participate in the curling session. The cost is $30 per person. Email Andrew for more information or to reserve your spot at: young.andrew.joseph@gmail.com

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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

February 
28th- Conoco Phillips Rodeo Run 10K, Downtown Houston

March
7th- Race Against Violence 5K- Houston Area Women's Center 

14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 
  • Contact Kathi Mahon (kmahon@bcm.edu) if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

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

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
 
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. 
 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). 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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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 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BCRR Mid Week Update…No Church Parking Tonight!!!

ASH WEDNESDAY REMINDER

Please make alternate parking arrangements for tonight's run. The church parking lot will be reserved for their Ash Wednesday Service. You can find parking in one of the visitors lots at Rice, in Rice Village, or in the neighborhood behind the church- just make sure you check parking signs for any possible restrictions.

BUFFALO WALLOW

We want you to run the Buffalo Wallow 6K this Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at Spotts Park.  Please consider making your mark on race day to help contribute to team points! Here are all the race day details: 
  • Races and Start Time- 8:00 a.m. — Masters Men & Women (40 years old and older) and 9:00 a.m. — Open Men & Women
  • Entry Fee$16 prior to race-day or $5 for those 19 years of age and under, $1 discount for HARRA members registering prior to race day, $20 for all race day registrations, No refunds!
  • Number pick-up and/or in person registration: At Fleet Feet Sports February 20th, Noon - 6 p.m. ONLY 2408 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005, 713-520-6353Race day registration and chip pick up no later than 45 minutes before your race. 

WE NEED YOU FOR THE BAYOU CITY CLASSIC 10K 

Sam McMurtry is looking for Packet Pick Up/Registration volunteers for the Bayou City Classic

If you are available for one of the following times, please reach out to Sam via email or phone:

March 7 Fleet Feet Woodway noon-5pm
March 8 Whole Foods Post Oak noon-5pm
March 12 Lincoln Dealership 3pm-8pm
March 13 Fleet Feet Rice Village 10am-7pm

Any amount of time you can offer is sincerely appreciated. 

If you know of anyone else who would be interested in helping and obtaining HARRA volunteer award points please let Sam know at: 

samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.com or 713-898-6788

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If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at Susancita.bcrr@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.harra.org/volunteer.

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  • Contact Kathi Mahon (kmahon@bcm.edu) if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!
 HELP US TACKLE WRITER'S BLOCK

We are a club with many unique talents outside of running. If writing is your forte, please reach out to Joe Lengfellner about contributing to our monthly newsletter. We are open to any and all writing submissions and suggestions. Email Joe at thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

BCRR This Week February16th- 22nd...CHURCH PARKING LOT UPDATE

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS & HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY!!!

*Please note that this Wednesday, February 18th the church parking lot will not be available to us as they need all of their parking spaces for their Ash Wednesday service. Parking on this day is available in the Rice visitors lot for a small fee. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO PARK ELSEWHERE ON THE 18TH!
 
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest addition to the BCRR family, Daniel Alexander Kenworthy. Congratulations to proud new parents, Andrew & Tina. 

A BCRR Adieu: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City goodbye to John Johnson who is moving back to Canada this week. Best of luck and we look forward to catching up with you the next time you're in town for a visit. 

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Dexter Handy & Robert Swanson (February 16th), Don Hilber (February 17th), Bethany Dickinson & Susan Young (February 18th), Keith Beeman* (February 20th), Bob Entwhistle (February 21st), and Tian Rui & Andrea Arcila (February 22nd). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (February 20th, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at The Refinery, 702 West Dallas, Houston, TX 77019 at 6:30 p.m.

Save the date: If you're looking for something new to check off of your bucket list, Andrew is organizing a curling event through Houston Curling on Saturday, February 28th (* please note that the date has changed due to scheduling) from 8-10 p.m. The first 15 people who email him will make the cut to participate in the curling session. The cost is $30 per person. Email Andrew for more information or to reserve your spot at: young.andrew.joseph@gmail.com

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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

February 
21st- Buffalo Wallow 6K, Spotts Park 

28th- Conoco Phillips Rodeo Run 10K, Downtown Houston

March
7th- Race Against Violence 5K- Houston Area Women's Center 

14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 
  • Contact Kathi Mahon (kmahon@bcm.edu) if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

April 
Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

LP Run (33 1/3 minutes) Date TBD, Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 


BAYOU CITY CLASSIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at Susancita.bcrr@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.harra.org/volunteer.

RUN MORE, RUN FREE
BCRR To Raffle Free HARRA Spring Series Entries to Fall Series Runners

BCRR has a new page in its "Operation Beat BARC" playbook, designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation...a raffle of free entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the Houston Marathon, the last race in the HARRA Fall Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Spring Series races. All BCRR members who ran at least one Fall Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more Fall Series races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Fall Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS:

Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, jog, recovery run, stride, mosey, or hobble over to your computer, ipad, Android phone, or electronic communication do-hickey of choice and e-mail your name and the Fall Series races you ran (relays count) to Shelley Grahmann (sgrahmann@gmail.com) with the subject line "BCRR Raffle". Runners can send e-mails after each race or wait until after the conclusion of the Houston marathon to e-mail their entries. The deadline to e-mail entries is January 31, 2015 for the first raffle. BCRR will circulate a spreadsheet of races submitted/raffle entries and will also cross-check the entries against HARRA's data. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries. Then, we'll repeat the whole shebang after the Spring Series, with a raffle of Fall Series entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR e-mail for more details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 
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. 
 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). 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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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