BMW CCA Windy City February 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 2 630-913-7028 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 As the chapter’s bylaws limit the president to two consecutive terms, this will be my last article before turning the wheel over to Pete Aument who is your 2015 chapter president. The two years have gone by quickly and my work as your chapter president is almost complete. One person who likely is the most relieved is the Breeze editor, after enduring two years of articles sent in at the deadline. Barbara, don’t worry, I’m sure Pete will be more timely. One of the biggest changes in the past two years is the Annual Dinner venue. This was no small task but the effort was worthwhile based on the very positive feedback from the attendees. A full recap of this year’s event follows in this issue. One person not mentioned in the recap that I would especially like to thank is my wife Jackie, who helped in every aspect from the planning to the final thank you’s and event recap. I couldn’t have done it without you. A very nice dinner out will be in our near future as partial repayment for all the work you put in to make the event a success. The club is still going strong as shown by the loaded calendar of events this year. Chairpeople, volunteers, supporting vendors and sponsors make these events possible. While it is mentioned often I have to ask one more time, if you haven’t volunteered or chaired an event, please consider changing that in 2015. My sincere thanks to all of the Windy City BMW board members. It’s truly been a pleasure to have worked with such a talented and dedicated group. One final thought, let’s continue to get the word out about our great chapter to those that aren’t lucky enough to have joined yet. Signing up couldn’t be easier, just point them to http://www.windycitybmw.com/ and look for the “Join Now” button. Thank you for the opportunity to help keep the chapter moving forward. Hope to see you at a 2015 Windy City BMW event! 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 FEBRUARY.................................................................... 7 Northstar Motorsports, Barrington 13 Chicago Auto Show Preview Karting at K1-Speed 21 MARCH......................................................................... 7 Underground Autosport, Schaumburg 21 Karting at K1-Speed 28 Northern Illinois Food Bank Work Day APRIL............................................................................ Car Control Clinic, Maywood 18 MAY................................................................................ 3 Autocross School, Maywood 16-17 Autobahn Country Club Driving School, Joliet 23 Autocross I, Maywood 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.................................................................... Autocross IV, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 3 17-18 Fall Tour, Door County, WI PLAN AHEAD! President John & First Lady, Jackie 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”.

Calendar Of Events

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
28 Northern Illinois Food Bank Work Day

APRIL......................

18 Car Control Clinic, Maywood

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

3 Autocross School, Maywood
16-17 Autobahn Country Club Driving School, Joliet
23 Autocross I, Maywood

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
17-18 Fall Tour, Door County, WI

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Calendar+Of+Events+/1912780/243347/article.html.

The Steering Wheel

As the chapter’s bylaws limit the president to two consecutive terms, this will be my last article before turning the wheel over to Pete Aument who is your 2015 chapter president. The two years have gone by quickly and my work as your chapter president is almost complete. One person who likely is the most relieved is the Breeze editor, after enduring two years of articles sent in at the deadline. Barbara, don’t worry, I’m sure Pete will be more timely.

One of the biggest changes in the past two years is the Annual Dinner venue. This was no small task but the effort was worthwhile based on the very positive feedback from the attendees. A full recap of this year’s event follows in this issue. One person not mentioned in the recap that I would especially like to thank is my wife Jackie, who helped in every aspect from the planning to the final thank you’s and event recap. I couldn’t have done it without you. A very nice dinner out will be in our near future as partial repayment for all the work you put in to make the event a success.

The club is still going strong as shown by the loaded calendar of events this year. Chairpeople, volunteers, supporting vendors and sponsors make these events possible. While it is mentioned often I have to ask one more time, if you haven’t volunteered or chaired an event, please consider changing that in 2015.

My sincere thanks to all of the Windy City BMW board members. It’s truly been a pleasure to have worked with such a talented and dedicated group.

One final thought, let’s continue to get the word out about our great chapter to those that aren’t lucky enough to have joined yet. Signing up couldn’t be easier, just point them to http://www.windycitybmw.com/ and look for the “Join Now” button.

Thank you for the opportunity to help keep the chapter moving forward. Hope to see you at a 2015 Windy City BMW event!

JOHN KELLY

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/The+Steering+Wheel+/1912785/243347/article.html.

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