BMW CCA Windy City January 2015 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Driving School Director-At-Large Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 44 NUMBER 1 630-913-7028 630-961-9333 815-338-3160 630-362-9099 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 847-581-9101 630-258-0408 630-207-4071 847-359-1814 847-695-9430 312-218-5652 847-729-5268 THE STEERING WHEEL A few pages from here, the annual State of the Club has a summary of all the cool stuff the chapter offered in 2014. As good as 2014 was, 2015 is off to a great start and looks to be even more active. Just in case you haven’t had time to browse the Breeze in the past 3 or 4 months, the Annual Dinner is just around the corner. Same great venue, food, and socializing. And plenty of chances to win free stuff! In addition to the events on the calendar last month, an additional membership meeting is being planned for February and a volunteer day at the Northern Illinois Food Bank is in the works. Last count is 9 events before we get to April. Now that’s getting off to a fast start! One area that isn’t moving nearly as quickly is the total membership for the chapter. As strong as the membership retention rate is for our chapter, over 85%, our total membership is moving slowly north of the 2,000 member mark. We can use everyone’s help to recruit new members. If you know someone that has a BMW, either new or not so new, there’s sure to be a club benefit that would appeal to them. Even if someone doesn’t have a BMW they are certainly welcome to join. Remember, you have to be a member for a year to qualify for the Membership Rewards Rebate, see https://www.bmwcca.org/vehicle_rebate for details. It pays to plan ahead! Best wishes to all for a great 2015 -JOHN KELLY JOHN KELLY PETE AUMENT ALBERT VELASCO VINCE HELOU BARBARA ADAMS ROBIN BLAIR MEG SCHMITZ TIM HEAD GRAIG NEVILLE RANDY EVERSON JEFF COREY MICHAEL LODERMEIER LARRY SCHETTEL WINDY CITY BMW, INC. is a non-profit Illinois Corporation. It is a chapter of the BMW Car Club of America and is not connected in any manner with Bayerische Motoren Werks AG or the Importer. The Windy City ‘Breeze’ is the publication of WC BMW and is mailed to all members in good standing. All of its contents shall remain the property of the Club. Informa -tion supplied is provided by the members and for the members only. The ideas, suggestions and opinions expressed in articles are those of the Club. The Club assumes no liability for any of the information contained herein. None of the information bears the status of “Factory Ap -proved” unless so indicated. Modifications within the warranty period may void the warranty. The Editor of this newsletter seeks material suitable to pass on to other members. The mate -rial may be of a technical nature, bits of information about your car, area news and events, or just the latest tidbit you may have. Share your ideas with the other members by forwarding them to the EDITOR. BARBARA ADAMS 607 ELMDALE ROAD, GLENVIEW, IL 60025 E-Mail: ADAMS2002@AOL.COM NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: 25 th of month before publication. www.windycitybmw.com Friend us on FaceBook-Search Windy City BMW GiGi’s Playhouse , 1069 W Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194 847-885-PLAY www.gigisplayhouse.org/ PetsNPatients, http://petsnpatients.org/ Northern Illinois Food Bank , 273 Dearborn Ct, Geneva, IL 60134 solvehungertoday.org/ CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015 JANUARY .................................................................... Karting at K1-Speed 10 Annual Dinner, Stonegate, Hoffman Estates 17 31 Karting at K1-Speed FEBRUARY.................................................................... 7 Northstar Motorsports, Barrington 13 Chicago Auto Show Preview 21 Karting at K1-Speed MARCH......................................................................... 7 Underground Autosport, Schaumburg 21 Karting at K1-Speed MAY................................................................................ 16-17 Autobahn Country Club Driving School, Joliet JUNE ....................................................................... 6-7 Yokohama/Tire Rack/Challenge, South Bend JULY............................................................................... 12 Autocross III, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates AUGUST....................................................................... 30 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates SEPTEMBER .............................................................. 12 Autocross V, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 13 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills 21-26 OFest, Galloway, New Jersey OCTOBER.................................................................... 3 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates PLAN AHEAD! y p Hap r! a Ye w e N Show your Colors! Lands’ End has our Windy City BMW logo that can go on any item that you order. The additional cost for the logo will be $5.95 per item. We now have an E-Store set up so buying at Lands’ End couldn’t be easier. Go to the website windycitybmw.com and click on “show your colors”. It’s Not Too Late Four Winter Tires!

The Steering Wheel

A few pages from here, the annual State of the Club has a summary of all the cool stuff the chapter offered in 2014. As good as 2014 was, 2015 is off to a great start and looks to be even more active.

Just in case you haven’t had time to browse the Breeze in the past 3 or 4 months, the Annual Dinner is just around the corner. Same great venue, food, and socializing. And plenty of chances to win free stuff!

In addition to the events on the calendar last month, an additional membership meeting is being planned for February and a volunteer day at the Northern Illinois Food Bank is in the works. Last count is 9 events before we get to April. Now that’s getting off to a fast start!

One area that isn’t moving nearly as quickly is the total membership for the chapter. As strong as the membership retention rate is for our chapter, over 85%, our total membership is moving slowly north of the 2,000 member mark. We can use everyone’s help to recruit new members. If you know someone that has a BMW, either new or not so new, there’s sure to be a club benefit that would appeal to them. Even if someone doesn’t have a BMW they are certainly welcome to join. Remember, you have to be a member for a year to qualify for the Membership Rewards Rebate, see https://www.bmwcca.org/vehicle_rebate for details. It pays to plan ahead!

Best wishes to all for a great 2015 - JOHN KELLY

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Show Your Colors!

Lands’ End has our Windy City BMW logo that can go on any item that you order. The additional cost for the logo will be $5.95 per item. We now have an E-Store set up so buying at Lands’ End couldn’t be easier. Go to the website windycitybmw.com and click on “show your colors”.

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Show+Your+Colors%21+/1891605/240231/article.html.

Calendar Of Events

2015

JANUARY .......................................

10 Karting at K1-Speed
17 Annual Dinner, Stonegate, Hoffman Estates
31 Karting at K1-Speed

FEBRUARY.....................

7 Northstar Motorsports, Barrington
13 Chicago Auto Show Preview
21 Karting at K1-Speed

MARCH.............

7 Underground Autosport, Schaumburg
21 Karting at K1-Speed

MAY.............................

16-17 Autobahn Country Club Driving School, Joliet

JUNE ..............................

6-7 Yokohama/Tire Rack/Challenge, South Bend

JULY..........................

12 Autocross III, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

AUGUST.......................

30 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

SEPTEMBER .................

12 Autocross V, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates
13 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills
21-26 Ofest, Galloway, New Jersey

OCTOBER....................

3 Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

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