BMW CCA Windy City February 2017 : Page 2

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Breeze Editor Webmeister Meetings Membership Autocross Track Events Director-At-Large Legal Counsel Art Director VOLUME 46 NUMBER 2 630-207-4071 630-961-9333 815-338-3160 312-259-9568 847-729-5268 630-618-1377 STEPHANIE AUGUSTINE 630-729-4757 630-258-0408 TIM HEAD 630-207-4071 GRAIG NEVILLE 847-359-1814 RANDY EVERSON 847-695-9430 JEFF COREY 312-218-5652 MICHAEL LODERMEIER 847-729-5268 LARRY SCHETTEL GRAIG NEVILLE PETE AUMENT ALBERT VELASCO CHARLOTTE BRADDY BARBARA ADAMS ROBIN BLAIR THE STEERING WHEEL 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/ Hi, many of you may know me as the Club’s autocross chair, which I’ve been doing since a certain Mr. (I use that term loosely) Coonen conned me into that position over 11 years ago. The Board has been eyeing me as a Club Presidential candidate for many of those years, so now is my time. When I became active with the Club leadership it was during a point in my life where I was looking for opportunities for a leadership/management position in my career as a civil engineer. Working in an ultraconservative industry doesn’t provide many opportunities for an early 30-something engineer, so I turned to volunteerism to learn those life skills. I’ve had the pleasure of working with folks that have served on the BMW CCA National Board or were upper management of businesses, attended a National BMW CCA conference, learned how to properly plan events and coordinate contracts, learn about accounting reports and budgets, and maybe most importantly, how to manage people with a smile on my face even when I wasn’t smiling inside. I can’t stress enough that our Club is successful because of the camaraderie and volunteerism of you, our members. We are looking for volunteers of all ages, but especially you younger folks – you are the Club’s future. Many of us are here to help you along the way, all you have to do is raise your hand and say “I would like to get more involved!” GRAIG NEVILLE #lookingfortheleadersoftomorrow IDEA FOR AN EVENT?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THIS IS YOUR CLUB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Is there anything that you would like to the chapter to look into for a future event? Please think about this and send off an email to denmother@windycitybmw.com This is YOUR club. 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. FACEBOOK IS HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Happy Valentines Day!!! CALENDAR OF EVENTS Search for Windy City BMW or click on the FaceBook link on the website and sign up. Get the news as it happens. 2017 FEBRUARY.............................................................. 28 Karting, K1 Speed, Buffalo Grove MARCH 4 Northern Illinois Food Bank Work Day 18 Karting, K1 Speed, Addison APRIL....................................................................... 15 Car Control Clinic, Boomers 22 CCG Meeting, Chicago 30 Autocross School, Boomers MAY........................................................................... 6 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 20-21 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet JUNE 3-4 Yokohama, Tire Rack, Windy City BMW CHALLENGE #25, South Bend, IN JULY.......................................................................... 31 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet AUGUST.................................................................... 5-6 Meeting, Corral -IMSA Race at Road America 13 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 27 Geneva Concours, Geneva, IL SEPTEMBER............................................................ 2 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates 16 VintageFest, ZF, Vernon Hills 17 Ultimate Tour Ending at Spartenburg, SC OCTOBER................................................................. 7 Autocross, Boomers 2018 JANUARY 20 Annual Dinner, Bobak’s Signature Room PLAN AHEAD!

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Hi, many of you may know me as the Club’s autocross chair, which I’ve been doing since a certain Mr. (I use that term loosely) Coonen conned me into that position over 11 years ago. The Board has been eyeing me as a Club Presidential candidate for many of those years, so now is my time. When I became active with the Club leadership it was during a point in my life where I was looking for opportunities for a leadership/management position in my career as a civil engineer. Working in an ultraconservative industry doesn’t provide many opportunities for an early 30-something engineer, so I turned to volunteerism to learn those life skills. I’ve had the pleasure of working with folks that have served on the BMW CCA National Board or were upper management of businesses, attended a National BMW CCA conference, learned how to properly plan events and coordinate contracts, learn about accounting reports and budgets, and maybe most importantly, how to manage people with a smile on my face even when I wasn’t smiling inside. I can’t stress enough that our Club is successful because of the camaraderie and volunteerism of you, our members. We are looking for volunteers of all ages, but especially you younger folks – you are the Club’s future. Many of us are here to help you along the way, all you have to do is raise your hand and say “I would like to get more involved!”

GRAIG NEVILLE

#lookingfortheleadersoftomorrow

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

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.

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/The+Steering+Wheel/2692586/378440/article.html.

Calendar Of Events

2017

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

28 Karting, K1 Speed, Buffalo Grove

MARCH

4 Northern Illinois Food Bank Work Day

18 Karting, K1 Speed, Addison

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

15 Car Control Clinic, Boomers

22 CCG Meeting, Chicago

30 Autocross School, Boomers

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

6 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

20-21 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet

JUNE

3-4 Yokohama, Tire Rack, Windy City BMW CHALLENGE #25, South Bend, IN

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

31 HPDE at Autobahn Country Club, Joliet

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

5-6 Meeting, Corral - IMSA Race at Road America

13 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

27 Geneva Concours, Geneva, IL

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

2 Autocross, Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates

16 VintageFest, ZF, Vernon Hills

17 Ultimate Tour Ending at Spartenburg, SC

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

7 Autocross, Boomers

2018 PLAN AHEAD!

JANUARY

20 Annual Dinner, Bobak’s Signature Room

Read the full article at http://browndigital.bpc.com/article/Calendar+Of+Events/2692588/378440/article.html.

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