We will let you know when our next event will be held. With all that time we are spending at home, now is a good time to break out the interior detailing products and that tub of wax. Get those cars looking great for our next event.
Category: BMW Club Programs
Attention BMW club members!
Our spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28th and your assistance is needed to make this a successful event for our young driver students. This is one way, we, as volunteer organizations, give back to the community in a meaningful way by teaching inexperienced young drivers, “street survival” car control skills.
Your help is needed as in-car instructors, course workers and general assistance. It takes a ratio of generally 2x the number of students to support this event and with our anticipated class size of 20-25 young drivers, it can’t happen without you. You WILL experience a great sense of accomplishment by helping make this event successful as you see/experience the students’ increasing car control skills throughout the day. You’ll even get a donut/beverage and lunch too!
Questions regarding volunteering as a student instructor can be referred to Fred Bell, Event Chair ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Bryan McCoy, Chief Instructor ( email@example.com ). General worker questions to Rick Talbot, Worker Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Everyone can help us promote this event for young drivers (15-21) ! Event info and student registration can be found here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/iowa-bmw-cca-18-1-des-moines-area-community-college-tire-rack-street-survival-077569
Please spread the word of the event to co-workers, neighbors, friends with young drivers! If you have any direct contacts with high schools in the area, those would be key individuals to contact with information regarding this school.
Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA, Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
More details on registration through motorsportreg.
The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.
It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!
See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php
Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Tim Beechuk, Program Manager, @ 864-438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)
Recently, I was notified by the BMW CCA Foundation office that the Iowa Chapter has won the recent Brick Fundraising Chapter Challenge. We won our division based on membership of clubs with under 400 members. The Brick Fundraiser supports the BMW Foundation Museum in Greer, South Carolina.
Fundraising with engraved bricks for the BMW CCA Foundation Museum makes sense for several reasons. First, it allows donors to visibly attest to their support of the BMW CCA Foundation and the history of our club. People love finding their names displayed in a place that has great significance to them. Secondly, with the customizable colors and designs, engraved bricks can be easily integrated into the existing look of the BMW CCA Foundation museum.
Museums serve many important functions in society, from educating the public to generating tourism for communities. The American Alliance of Museums estimates that more than 850 million museum visits occur in the U.S. each year. Yet despite that staggering
number, most museums remain very dependent on donations to fund their programs. In order to protect and preserve the history of BMW CCA in America, this fundraising campaign supporting the Foundation Museum will serve our members for generations to come.
There is still time to donate to the Foundation and purchase a brick if you have not done so yet. Please visit http://www.fundraisingbrick.com/bmwccafoundation to purchase your brick and put your name for visitors to observe for many years to come.
With every special interest club, there are always the 10 %ers. That is, in any organization which exists because of the single common interest, only about 10 % of its members are actually active in its clubs activities. This is also true of our club. With more than 420 members of the Iowa BMW CCA, only about 40-50 are regular attendees of our planned events and activities. Some members only attend one event each year. Why is that? We have just concluded our Annual Planning Meeting which a very few members provided input for our activity calendar for next year. So, what is holding you back?
When I was a new club member about 15 years ago, I was initially slow about attending my first event because I would not know anybody. But the members at my first event greeted me and were happy I was there. Therefore, I have been coming back ever since. So, what is holding you back?
We often have one or two new members at our events, and I think they usually have a good time and are welcomed warmly. So, what is holding the other 90% back? We have publicized our events via our newsletter Newswerks, email blasts and Facebook accounts. So, what is holding you back?
We are just a little over two months away from our signature event of the year, our Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet. As customary, it is held in eastern Iowa every third year, and this year is the year for eastern Iowans to show us your support.
So, what is holding you back?