Our annual picnic and annual meeting will take place on Sunday, May 22. We are due to hold the event in eastern Iowa this year, and I may have taken advantage of that by selecting a venue only minutes from my home. We’ve booked the Perry Hummel Shelter at Vinton’s Riverside Park, just south of the Cedar River and across North 9th Avenue from the Virginia Gay Hospital. It’s a somewhat larger facility with plenty of room if there’s still a desire for some social distancing.
If you are able to attend, please bring a side dish and/or a dessert to share—we’ll provide the rest. Tentative plans are for the meal to begin at noon, with the annual meeting afterwards. Our Facebook page and web site will have additional details as the event approaches.
In advance of the membership meeting, we will be holding elections for our chapter officers and board members, with the newly elected officials installed at the meeting.In lieu of other nominations, it appears our current slate of officers and board members will be running for election unopposed. If you would like to serve as a chapter officer or board member, or even just help out at one of this year’s events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The election should commence at the beginning of May, with balloting being primarily via electronic means using www.motorsportreg.com. Further directions will be provided at that time.
The 2022 Flat Out Classic presented by Chicane Motorsport is the Midwest’s premier automotive festival. A weekend filled with fun: a High Performance Driving School with the region’s best instructors, Time Trials for qualified drivers and straight in solo autocross runs available to everyone. Advanced solo students are welcome on Friday, June 3. Heartland Motorsports Park is a true “driver’s track” and this is a can’t miss
event! Join automotive enthusiasts from the entire central US at Heartland Motorsports Park. Reconnect with friends over an outdoor dinner. For more details – https://www.flatoutclassic.com
The Handlebar in Dallas Center has got us covered! They have 2 acres of land to effectively social distance and eat some amazing food and drink from a wide selection of Iowa beers. And you can even bring your four-legged Bimmer lovers!
1607 Sugar Grove Ave, Dallas Center, IA 50063
Pyra was the name of a little settlement just south of Des Moines that became what today is known as the City of Norwalk. Though our restaurant building doesn’t go quite as far back as Pyra the village, it is nearly 120 years old, and so our name serves as a tribute to our past, and to the history of our hometown. In keeping with the historical theme we have created at Pyra, we serve Traditional Neapolitan pizza, or Pizza Napoletana; a style of pizza created in Naples, Italy more than a century ago.
We are headed back to Principal Park for our annual Cubs game. The game is Sunday, August 28th and our Cubbies will be meeting with the St Paul Saints at 1:08pm.
As in previous years, we’ll have two connected sky boxes with both indoor and outdoor seating. This year, we’ll be behind home plate. Things will be a bit different this year in regard to tickets and food. The tickets are $15/person and attendees are on their own for food and drink. There will be an attendant in our box taking orders. Each person will be responsible for their own food bill.
Once again we’ll be showing a few of our BMW’s in front of the park.
Tickets are limited and go fast. For tickets, contact David Trachtenberg at Secretary@bmwia.org
Can’t wait to see you all at the ball park.