From the President’s Desk

In March, Club leaders gathered in Dallas for the annual 2017 National Chapter Leadership Conference. Representing our chapter was Vice President, Mart Jaama, and yours truly. The conference was a great way to get updated on initiatives by the National Board of Directors, Staff and Committees. Group breakouts enabled us to hear from other chapters on their own initiatives and successes. The Congress also affords a great networking opportunity.
We are on Facebook (well we’ve been there for a while –! Click this link and like our page. To date, we have posted pictures of club events and encourage members to participate in growing our club online.

The Sierra Chapter of the BMW Car Club has been successful because of the friendship, camaraderie and the ability of our members to volunteer their time and effort in making events and driving tours well organized and fun. We still need volunteers for different activities – hint: September’s Kars for Kids and Street Survival in October to name a few. So if you would like to get more involved just let me or anyone of the board members know and complete the RSVP forms on our site. Click here to view our event calendar.

We are rolling April and pretty soon summer is in full swing. After this winter, blue skies and the sight of green will bring smiles to everyone’s face. Welcome to the summer driving season, buckle up and let’s go for a drive. The first quarter of the year is pretty lackluster when it comes to club events. The only thing of interest was the tech session highlighted later in the newsletter.

Two events are on deck for June. This is when we come into full swing for club events. We will take the club’s June monthly meeting outside of the Bill Pearce and into the ballpark to watch the Reno Aces take on the Tacoma Rainiers. “Take me out to the ballgame” is scheduled on June 22nd. Family and friends are welcome to this event. This is our first real social gathering since Christmas and we are looking forward to seeing old and new friends.
The popular Virginia City Tour will be on June 24th. This touring event will take the club to Historic Virginia City thru Incline Village and Carson City. After taking in the scenery and tackling the twisting roads, the hungry drivers and navigators adjourn at The Palace in Virginia City for a tasty lunch.

June is National Safety Month! Let us all enjoy driving our BMWs and concentrate on being the best drivers that we can be.

– Ron Nicasio