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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.

Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Sunday October 27th 2019, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Des Moines Area Community College 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

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! Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $95.

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)

Parents are encouraged to stay!  Please arrive early.

Vehicles with modifications that alter the center of gravity (i.e. lift kits) are not acceptable. High Center of Gravity Vehicles (HCGs) such as SUVs, SAVs, Trucks, Jeep-type vehicles, and Minivans will need to be verified.  The older HCGs without electronic stability control (not just the electronic traction control) will not be accepted. HCG vehicles may still be limited with respect to the exercises in which they are allowed to participate based on local venue conditions.  Please look up the HCG vehicle safety score. You can research the safety ratings that a vehicle has received at www.edmunds.com  Input the vehicle and year and look at the safety rating in the upper right corner of the web page. Any vehicle with a listing of 3 stars or more out of 5 in the Roll Over test will be allowed to participate in our class. We are concerned about the Roll Over test on the HCG only. We are not concerned about the crash test ratings. Any HCG vehicle listed as “not tested” in the Roll Over test will not be allowed to participate.

ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SCHOOL WILL BE SENT TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE REGISTRATION LISTED AS THE STUDENT’S.

Student Registration Link

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Street Survival – staff ONLY

Registration ends in a month on October 24, 2019 10:00 AM CDT. Street Survival is a community service effort, aimed at teaching teen drivers much more about car control than they ever had the opportunity to see in Drivers’ Education.

Our volunteers serve as in-car instructors, course workers, and other event staff.  Please come on out and give us a hand in helping teens to be better drivers!  The life you save may be one of theirs – or yours.

Staff Registration Link

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)

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA October 8

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Valley Region SCCA October 8

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! All Schools $75. 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)

47th Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest: August 23 – 28, 2016

O’Fest 2016 will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration spanning almost two weeks in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held in conjunction with two other favorite club events—Legends of the Autobahn and the Festorics Turn Five corral—so you do not want to miss this historic event. The host hotel for O’fest will be the Hyatt Monterey and the track is, of course, the thrilling Laguna Seca Raceway. Yes, finally you, too, will drive the Corkscrew!

Host Hotel: Hyatt Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA  93940-4908

Host Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA 93908

http://ofest.bmwcca.org/ofest-schedule

 

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