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BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – A Dong, Des Moines – January 14

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – A Dong, Des Moines – January 14

Low-key spot serving Vietnamese & other Asian cuisines behind an unassuming brick facade.

24 Hours of Daytona/Chili Cook-off – at 12:30 pm – January 25

24 Hours of Daytona/Chili Cook-off – at 12:30 pm – January 25

January 25-26 we will see the very first endurance race of the 2020! That’s right the 24 hours of Daytona is January 25-26. What better way to celebrate the kickoff of the racing season of 2020 than having a watch and chili party with BMWCCA of Iowa?

The last few years the chili party was held at MB2 and combined with with racing but this year we are going to try something a little bit different. While racing and chili are both great on their own, a belly full of chili and high g-forces tend not to mix very well. What does mix well with a belly full of chili is sitting on a couch and watching other people endure high g-forces for 24 hours at one of the worlds most famous tracks.

The location of this great idea will be at Chris and Alison’s house at 6090 Notthingham Dr. Johnston IA. There you will find a large TV on the main floor and large TV and stereo system in the basement both tuned to coverage of the race from the drop of the green flag until the checkered flag waves. People are welcome to start showing up 1 hour before the green flag drops (race start is 1:35pm EST)and are welcome to stay as late as they desire or even stay over watching the race. They are also encouraged to bring their famous chili to have other people be the judge of if their’s is better or not. This may or may not be a contest so everyone plan on bringing their A game of chili Saturday!

There will also be board games and other activities if you are dragged along with your significant other and don’t find racing that enjoyable to watch. We can all be wrong at something.

If you do plan on watching the race from the green to the checkered and would like to stay the entire time please let Chris and Alison know a head of time by emailing Chris at chris.m.riester@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing everyone and kicking off 2020 with BMWCCA of Iowa right! Now lets all gather together and cheer for a BMW M8 GTE to win!

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Waterfront, West Des Moines – February 11

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Waterfront, West Des Moines – February 11

Waterfront buys most of its seafood directly from the boats or from the docks where the fisherman bring in their daily catch. We have been doing business with the same people for many years and they know that only the highest quality fish and seafood will keep us – and more importantly you – at Waterfront happy.

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Barn Town Brewing, West Des Moines – March 10

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Barn Town Brewing, West Des Moines – March 10

BTB is committed to the use of high quality ingredients, with the access to healthy foods from Iowa farms, and the transparency in ingredient sourcing and use. Barn Town’s value proposition relies on the freshness, quality, and origin of the food and drink.

 

President’s Article January 2020

President’s Article January 2020

As I have discussed in this column during the last several years, our Club is in a state of flux with several changes coming down the pipe. Over the years, change has been necessary for our Club to remain viable, which has allowed the Club to grow and attract new members. After all, if a club or group does not change to meet the demands of the membership, it will wither and die.

Therefore, several new changes have been announced and discussed at the annual Chapter Congress recently held in Dallas. I will briefly try to summarize each of these changes here.

Due to declining advertising revenue from Roundel, because advertisers wish to advertise in electronic publications, dues will increase January 1, 2020 to $58 a year. You can renew for one year or multiple years prior to January 1.

BimmerLife will be a new publication from the National office. It will be a regional publication released two times a year with articles from each Chapter within a region. This action replaces the requirement that each Chapter publish a newsletter. Our chapter is still debating the future of NewsWerks and how it will look and be published.

Roundel will be reduced from 12 issues a year to 10 issues a year because of reduced advertising revenue. All print magazines and newspapers are experiencing this problem, so the BMW CCA is not immune.

Oktoberfest will change in some way, especially the name. The BMW CCA will continue to offer a national event annually that will be closely related to the past 50 Oktoberfests, but the final format is still in discussion. Possible changes are a shorter event with more ala carte choices for meals and events. These changes have been discussed for several years now, but as our forefathers said, “let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater.

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