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Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Area Community College at 8:30 am – October 10

Tire Rack Street Survival – Des Moines Area Community College at 8:30 am – October 10

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: https://streetsurvival.org/schools/frequently-asked-questions/

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.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/des-moines-valley-scca-21-1-area-community-college-tire-rack-street-survival-736444

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

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

President’s Article May 2021

President’s Article May 2021

I could not have imagined when I was elected your President ten years ago, I would remain in this position for this long. During these past ten years, major changes have affected our Iowa Club and the BMW CCA on a national scale, but as I leave as your president, I feel our Club remains in a very strong position.

When I was elected, the Newswerks had just recently changed from a full-color format to a black and white format. Membership at the national level was seeing a slight decline and financial support from BMW CCA was being reduced to local clubs. Eventually, Newswerks transitioned to an on-line publication with the urging from the BMW CCA. With the help of our webmaster, we were able to create one of the finest websites in the country for a local car club, one we would not have been able to afford without his help. Our young newsletter editor got us on-line with Facebook and Twitter. During this time, the Iowa Chapter has been able to remain strong financially by reducing costs and being financially diligent with its spending. We have continued to create interesting and well attended events, funding most of our yearly events with revenues derived from our Longest Day Driving School and Flat Out Classic Driving School. We have remained a strong supporter of Street Survival, being only one of a handful of Chapters to host more than one school each year.

In 2013, the Iowa Chapter was ranked as the #1 chapter in the North Central Region, following a survey conducted by the BMW CCA Board of Directors. There were several categories of questions in which each member rated their local club including on-line presence, satisfaction with activities provided, and satisfaction with the local Board of Directors. When asked what sets the Iowa Chapter apart from other chapters in our region, Regional Vice-President Mike Lingenfelter responded with, “the diversity of local chapter events and your distinction of having the second-highest member satisfaction among all 66 chapters in the country.” Lingenfelter went on to say that “being in the top quartile of chapters nationwide in May’s membership satisfaction survey, having a complete online presence by early summer and documenting a chapter strategic plan.”

I believe another important factor has been the creation of the Annual Planning Meeting each November. With this event, members have the ability to give their input about which activities occur and the leadership for those events.

I believe all of these things are still true because of the outstanding leadership of the Iowa Board of Directors. During my tenure, the Iowa BOD has remained very stable with a combination of high achieving individuals who care deeply about the Iowa Chapter. These Board members have led the Chapter through the major changes which have occurred during the last several years and they will continue to lead the Chapter with any new changes which will occur in the future.

As I have traveled to national BMW CCA meetings during the last ten years, I have come to the conclusion the Iowa Chapter Board of Directors is one of the finest in the nation and operates with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We are very lucky to have these individuals leading the Iowa Chapter.

With my new position as Regional Vice President for the North Central region and BMW CCA Board member, I am hoping to pass on the knowledge I have gained during my tenure as president of one of the best Chapters in the country, to the other chapters in the North Central Region.

MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, Grenville, SC – April 9 – 10, 2021

MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, Grenville, SC – April 9 – 10, 2021

The BMW Car Club of America is excited to announce a brand-new event—MX1 Enthusiast Weekend, presented by Michelin—which is set to take place April 9–10 at the world center of all things BMW in upstate South Carolina.

Event website:  https://mx1.bmwcca.org/

Registration website:  https://web.cvent.com/event/6bec821d-9b22-43ae-be03-d6ca1c653ed0/summary

CANCELED Street Survival – Des Moines Area – April 26

CANCELED Street Survival – Des Moines Area – April 26

This event has been canceled.  We will let you know when another class is scheduled.

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