BMW CCA Windy City September 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 9 630-961-9333 630-913-7028 815-338-3160 630-362-9099 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 847-302-2601 630-258-0408 630-207-4071 847-359-1814 847-695-9430 312-218-5652 847-729-5268 THE STEERING WHEEL The life blood of any organization is its membership. In order to keep our club vibrant we need to retain current members and recruit new members. What can we all do to fulfi ll these two goals? We can not force people to join, not legally, that is, but there are some approaches that can increase the probability that people will join. Each person who joins a group or club wants to know what is in it for them. It may be social, technical, educational, or just as simple as gaining more knowledge about the brand. We need to communicate how being a member will benefi t each individual. Most of us are very passionate about our cars and our club. They are sources of joy, excitement, and pride. In many cases they are a statement of who we are or who we want to be. People always make time for what important for them. How can we make club membership better? Our members should not have to adjust to the club, but rather, the club should adjust to the needs and desires of the membership. We need to seek a diverse group of new members. I know that many of you know someone that should be a member of our club. I urge each of you to seek out this person or persons and make a concerted effort to bring them into the fold. October is national join Windy City BMW Club month. Please help in making it a success. PETE AUMENT JOHN KELLY 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-profi t 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. Modifi cations 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 BMW CCA Foundation, 190 Manatee Court, Greer, SC 864-329-1919 http://www.bmwccafoundation.org/ 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 SEPTEMBER .............................................................. ....................... . 12 Autocross V, Sears Centre, C , Hoffman ff Estates 13 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills 21-26 OFest, Galloway, New Jersey OCTOBER.................................................................... 3 Autocross VI, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 17-18 Fall Tour, Door County, WI NOVEMBER................................................................ 14 Jacobs BMW Event, Naperville 2016 JANUARY................................................................... 23 Annual Dinner, Seven Bridges, Woodridge MARCH...................................................................... 6 Klairmont Kollection, Chicago MAY........................................................................... Autobahn Country Club Driving School JUNE....................................................................... 4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN PLAN AHEAD! http://www.windycitybmw.com/default.aspx LAST CHANCE to sign up For VintageFest. 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”. Sign Up for Autocross! Don’t Miss Out!

The Steering Wheel

The life blood of any organization is its membership. In order to keep our club vibrant we need to retain current members and recruit new members. What can we all do to fulfill these two goals? We can not force people to join, not legally, that is, but there are some approaches that can increase the probability that people will join. Each person who joins a group or club wants to know what is in it for them. It may be social, technical, educational, or just as simple as gaining more knowledge about the brand. We need to communicate how being a member will benefit each individual. Most of us are very passionate about our cars and our club. They are sources of joy, excitement, and pride. In many cases they are a statement of who we are or who we want to be. People always make time for what important for them. How can we make club membership better? Our members should not have to adjust to the club, but rather, the club should adjust to the needs and desires of the membership. We need to seek a diverse group of new members. I know that many of you know someone that should be a member of our club. I urge each of you to seek out this person or persons and make a concerted effort to bring them into the fold. October is national join Windy City BMW Club month. Please help in making it a success.

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/The+Steering+Wheel/2254986/270588/article.html.

Calendar Of Events

SEPTEMBER

2 Autocross V, Sears Center, Hoffman Estates

13 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills

21-26 Ofest, Galloway, New Jersey

OCTOBER

3 Autocross VI, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

17-18 Fall Tour, Door County, WI

NOVEMBER

14 Jacobs BMW Event, Naperville 2016

JANUARY

23 Annual Dinner, Seven Bridges, Woodridge

6 Klairmont Kollection, Chicago

MAY

Autobahn Country Club Driving School

JUNE

4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Calendar+Of+Events/2254993/270588/article.html.

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%21/2255065/270588/article.html.

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