We are sorry to share with MOA members that Frank Diederich passed away from cancer on September 28.
Before there was the BMW MOA, Frank saw a need for communication among the few -- at that time -- BMW riders. He was one of the founders of the Chicago Region BMW Club. Shortly thereafter, he was one of BMW MOA's founders and shepherded the fledgling organization through its rocky beginning. His staunch belief that it be a member-focused and -run organization has stood the test of time. He followed Chuck Smith as editor of the fledgling BMW News, which in those early days was brought home from the printer and collated by Frank and his wife Margaret ("Ducks" or "Ducky") on their dining room table.