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2021 Chapter Election

2021 Chapter Election

BMW CCA – Iowa Chapter

Mar 30, 2021 – May 21, 2021

The chapter board of directors has two issues that need to be submitted to a membership vote prior to the chapter annual meeting.

The annual meeting will be held at the chapter picnic at the Bob Shetler Shelter #1 at Saylorville Lake on Saturday, May 22.  Your ballot may be cast by any of these 3 methods:

  • Received by mail at the club PO box not later than May 21

Iowa Chapter BMW CCA
PO Box 42113
Urbandale, IA  50323-0981

  • Brought in person to the annual meeting
  • Voted electronically here

Item 1

The board of directors has approved a proposal for the membership to amendment the chapter Bylaws in order to clarify various sections of the Bylaws involving electronic voting.  Approval requires two-thirds of the votes cast be in favor of the amendment.

Iowa chapter members in good standing may vote for, against, or record that they have abstained from voting.  Note that the complete set of current bylaws may be viewed on our website.

 

Item 2

The board received the following nominations for this year’s elected positions as officers and directors:

President   Mike Myers
Vice President   Chris Kjellmark
Secretary   David Trachtenberg
Treasurer   Rick Talbot
At-Large   Alison Bell
At-Large   Fred Bell
At-Large   Jeff Paxhia

You may vote for, abstain from voting, or write in another candidate of your choosing for each position.

Links to motorsportreg (You need to have an account to vote on the cite):

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/survey/uidSurvey/6765A1C7-012B-31F5-62ECB09D8E8C1928

or

https://bit.ly/3u8yvXy

Iowa BMW CCA Events – we are trying to hold events with reduced exposure risk.

Iowa BMW CCA Events – we are trying to hold events with reduced exposure risk.

We have had to cancel some of our events out of an abundance of caution.  Up coming events may be canceled if we think the risk is not worth holding the event.  We will monitor the state of COVID cases and try to give as much advanced warning as possible if an event is canceled.  As the temperature cool we may find it difficult to hold events.

Spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28

Spring 2019 Tire Rack Street Survival School is Sunday, April 28

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!

Please sign up today at:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/street-survival-staff-only-des-moines-area-community-college-bmw-cca-iowa-592189

Questions regarding volunteering as a student instructor can be referred to Fred Bell, Event Chair ( fourbells1@mchsi.com ) or Bryan McCoy, Chief Instructor ( ka0ysq@gmail.com ).  General worker questions to Rick Talbot, Worker Coordinator (rickminir59@gmail.com).

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 – October 7, 2017

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA – October 7, 2017

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA, Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

8:00AM-5:00PM

More details on registration through motorsportreg.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/des-moines-valley-scca-17-1-iowa-speedway-tire-rack-street-survival-387254

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)

President’s Column

President’s Column

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.

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