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2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on March 23, at Christopher’s, located at 2816 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Our speaker this year will be Mike Renner from the BMW Performance Center with locations in Greenville, South Carolina and Thermal, California.

Mike is a professional driver for BMW and is responsible for corporate sales and the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, South Carolina. He began racing in 1983 and has competed in a variety of classes including GT, showroom stock, improved touring and sports racers for the past 27 years. He started instructing at the BMW Performance Center just after it’s opening in the fall of 1999 and his list of trainees includes new drivers, racers, F.B.I. agents and Secret Service members who are assigned the task of presidential protection. Mike received international instructor certification in basic, advanced, advanced M vehicles, intensive, perfection, and racetrack. Included in Mike’s duties as a driver for BMW is the opportunity to drive BMW racecars from their historic fleet.

For more information on Mike, check out this site:

Christopher’s has been a Des Moines tradition for over 50 years. On February 1, 1963, Joe and Red Giudicessi became the owners of a quaint restaurant in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines. Under their steady watch, Christopher’s has become one of Des Moines’ favorite locations.

Christopher’s is known for its excellent Italian-American cuisine, friendly staff and an atmosphere fitting of any occasion.

The social hour will begin at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow at 6:30 pm. Cost for this year’s dinner and awards banquet will be $40. Registration will be by mail or on-line through our website. For more information, please contact David Brighton at or 515-570-5549.

2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Reservation Form

Location: Christopher’s, Des Moines

Date and time : Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Cost – $40

Print reservation form

Mail reservation to: Iowa Chapter, BMW CCA, PO Box 42113, Urbandale, IA 50323

Pay for your reservations online – or mail in your check to the address above.

Reservations are due by March 20.


Please note that after you submit the online registration form, you’ll be directed to Paypal website where you can pay for your registration using Paypal, credit or debit card.


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BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar, Clive – February 12

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – Mandarin Grill & Sushi Bar, Clive – February 12

The Mandarin has always been known for its unwavering and flawless marriage of essential Asian flavors.

Annual Planning Meeting – November 11

Annual Planning Meeting – November 11

The Iowa Chapter is again looking for folks to help plan and chair events in 2019! Have you ever thought of an idea for an event, but weren’t sure how to make it a reality? Did we host something that you enjoyed in the past, but we don’t do it anymore? Come out to Sam & Louie’s Pizza (8561 Hickman Rd, Urbandale) for some pizza on Sunday November 11 at 11:30 am and help us plan the 2019 calendar of events. We have a party room reserved.

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – WineStyles – November 12

BMW Informal Social at 6:30 PM – WineStyles – November 12

BMW Club Social – The store is located behind the Burger King on the east side of 86th Street, just north of I-80/I-35; its address is:  8460 Birchwood Ct #500, Johnston, IA 50131. More information about their store and its wine, beer and cheese clubs can be found on their website:

Jolly Holiday Lights – Adventureland Park, Saturday, December 1st !!!

Jolly Holiday Lights – Adventureland Park, Saturday, December 1st !!!

The Iowa Chapter, BMWCCA will be meeting just west of the Adventureland Park in the parking lot of the Burger King (3300 9th St NW, AltoonaIA 50009) at 5:00pm Saturday evening to participate in the benefit for the Make-A-Wish of Iowa.  Look for the Talbot’s Chili Red MINI Roadster with the top down!   I don’t suspect there’ll be many convertibles in the lot!

This year’s event will be the second held at this new location (NOT Waterworks Park) with 100% of the $20.00 per car entry fee going to grant wishes for Iowa kids.  Last year it was a great experience and those who attended felt it a unique experience from previous years’ events at Waterworks Park.  Kick off your holiday season with friends enjoying the 2.5 mile drive and the over 100 illuminated holiday displays while benefitting a great cause for kids.

Tickets may be purchased in advance beginning in November at Hy Vee or Casey’s or online now prior to November 23 for a discounted price of $18.00 per car

Please let Rick Talbot ( know if you’re planning on attending so we can have an idea of participants and also, if you’d be staying for the casual dinner following the drive.”  Dinner at Smokey D’s BBQ after the lights tour.  5055 NW 2nd St., Des Moines, IA 50313

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