BMW CCA Windy City February 2016 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Driving School Director-At-Large Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 45 NUMBER 2 630-961-9333 630-207-4071 815-338-3160 312-259-9568 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 PETE AUMENT GRAIG NEVILLE ALBERT VELASCO CHARLOTTE BRADDY 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 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/ As you read this column, the 44th annual Awards Presentation and Dinner will be history. A lot of planning and preparation went into the event which is described in this issue of the Breeze. It was a time to meet old friends and make new ones. It is also a time to recognize achievements from the past year. Please take a look at it and the pictures on the web site. We also held elections for your Board of directors for 2016. These are also listed in the article. I would like to take this time to thank and recognize two retiring board members for their service and dedication to the club. The first is John Kelly. He has served as your President and as your Vice President over the past few years. His leadership and talent have made our organization better and helped to prepare for the challenges ahead of us. His organizational skills and attention to detail will be missed. Thank you John. The second retiring board member is Vince Helou. He has been our treasurer and master of the checkbook. He has kept us on the financial straight and narrow. Thank you Vince for your dedication and insight. We are embarking on a new year. Some things will remain the same, but some will change. This is a dynamic organization and we are always looking for ways to improve our service to the membership. We are constantly looking for new ideas and input. Please let us know how we can make our events new and different. Your input is essential to keeping the organization vibrant and growing. Your participation and involvement is critical. Please communicate to any of us your ideas, suggestions, or comments. We look forward to hearing from you. PETE AUMENT CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016 MARCH...................................................................... 5 Karting at K1 Speed 6 Klairmont Kollections, Chicago 12 Fall Line Motorsports Meeting APRIL....................................................................... 9 Northstar Motorsports Open House 17 Rallye 24 Car Control Clinic, Hawthorne Race Track MAY........................................................................... 1 Autocross School, Hawthorne Race Track 14-15 Spring Tour, Wisconsin Area 15 Rallye 21-22 Autobahn RaceTrack Driving Experience JUNE....................................................................... 4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN 12 Rallye AUGUST 6-7 Weathertech Challenge, Road America Corral 21 Rallye 23-28 O’Fest, Monterey, CA SEPTEMBER............................................................. 11 Rallye 18 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills, IL FACEBOOK IS HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IDEA FOR AN EVENT?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Search for Windy City BMW or click on the FaceBook link on the website and sign up. Get the news as it happens. Do you have an idea of an event you would like to see us do? If so, PLEASE email that idea to denmother@ windycitybmw.com We are always looking for new things to do. Car related or not, please let us know. It’s always fun to get together and visit as well as drive our cars. PLAN AHEAD! 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

2016

MARCH

5 Karting at K1 Speed
6 Klairmont Kollections, Chicago
12 Fall Line Motorsports Meeting

APRIL

9 Northstar Motorsports Open House
17 Rallye
24 Car Control Clinic, Hawthorne Race Track

MAY

1 Autocross School, Hawthorne Race Track
14-15 Spring Tour, Wisconsin Area
15 Rallye
21-22 Autobahn RaceTrack Driving Experience

JUNE

4-5 Challenge, South Bend, IN
12 Rallye

AUGUST

6-7 Weathertech Challenge, Road America Corral
21 Rallye
23-28 O’Fest, Monterey, CA

SEPTEMBER

11 Rallye
18 VintageFest, ZF Services, Vernon Hills, IL

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Calendar+Of+Events/2392065/290038/article.html.

The Steering Wheel

As you read this column, the 44th annual Awards Presentation and Dinner will be history. A lot of planning and preparation went into the event which is described in this issue of the Breeze. It was a time to meet old friends and make new ones. It is also a time to recognize achievements from the past year. Please take a look at it and the pictures on the web site. We also held elections for your Board of directors for 2016. These are also listed in the article. I would like to take this time to thank and recognize two retiring board members for their service and dedication to the club. The first is John Kelly. He has served as your President and as your Vice President over the past few years. His leadership and talent have made our organization better and helped to prepare for the challenges ahead of us. His organizational skills and attention to detail will be missed. Thank you John. The second retiring board member is Vince Helou. He has been our treasurer and master of the checkbook. He has kept us on the financial straight and narrow. Thank you Vince for your dedication and insight.

We are embarking on a new year. Some things will remain the same, but some will change. This is a dynamic organization and we are always looking for ways to improve our service to the membership. We are constantly looking for new ideas and input. Please let us know how we can make our events new and different. Your input is essential to keeping the organization vibrant and growing. Your participation and involvement is critical. Please communicate to any of us your ideas, suggestions, or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

PETE AUMENT

FACEBOOK IS HERE

Search for Windy City BMW or click on the FaceBook link on the website and sign up. Get the news as it happens.

IDEA FOR AN EVENT?

Do you have an idea of an event you would like to see us do? If so, PLEASE email that idea to denmother@windycitybmw.com We are always looking for new things to do. Car related or not, please let us know. It’s always fun to get together and visit as well as drive our cars.

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/2392068/290038/article.html.

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