By Tony Burgess – NAMGBR Convention Coordinator

AGMThis year’s NAMGBR Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held the weekend of October 21-23, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN at the Hilton Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Since our 2023 Convention will be in Calgary and we held our 2019 AGM in Calgary, we decided to reduce our travel expenses this year and hold the AGM in a location with convenient flight connections. This allows our members from Calgary and most of the USA to easily attend without multiple flight connections.

On Saturday morning, Mark Brandow, Owner of Quality Coaches in Minneapolis, (and on the MG2001 committee in St. Paul) has offered to open his shop to us for a tour with coffee and doughnuts. Quality Coaches has been in business over 40 years and specializes in MGs, other British, and many domestic and foreign marques.

Due to our limited timeframe, we have arranged with two restaurants next door to Mark’s shop for lunch before we head back to the Hilton for the AGM.

Our Host hotel will be the Hilton Minneapolis-St Paul Airport (3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425) and we have rooms blocked for Friday and Saturday nights (Oct 21-22) at the rate of $139/night plus tax. There are also a few rooms available at this rate starting on Thursday night. To book your room, please phone the Hilton on 952.854.2100. Our Group Code is “NAMGBR- AGM”. There will also be a reservation link on the AGM Registration Page.

Since space is limited in these two restaurants, we have created a website (AGM REGISTRATION PAGE – see below) so you can choose which of the two restaurants you’d like to have lunch. Please complete this registration process so the restaurants can plan accordingly on a busy Saturday morning.

The weekend’s schedule is as follows:

Friday night (October 21nd)

6:00 pm– Meet and Greet at the bar in the hotel
7:00 pm – Dinner at the hotel
Saturday (October 22nd) (am & pm schedules) 8:00-9:00 – NAMGBR Officer and Coordinator Breakfast Meeting

9:30-11:30 – Tour Quality Coaches (about 15 minutes from the hotel)
11:30-12:30pm – lunch
1:00-5:00 – NAMGBR Annual General Meeting in the hotel meeting room.

6:00pm – Dinner (offsite)

Sunday (October 23rd) – Check out and travel home.

Again, to help us with our planning, we have established a registration website, so we know how many to expect for Friday and Saturday’s activities. Please logon to our secure website and complete the few short questions.

Please let me know (MGOHIO1@GMAIL.COM) if you have questions regarding our Annual Meeting.