From the President’s Desk;
I hope this newsletter finds all our members enjoying a happy 2015 so far. We have some new and exciting events this year. We hope that you will check some of them out and join in on the fun. We have some new board members who have joined us for the next two years. Ron Nicasio has taken over as Vice President, replacing John English. Carol Villar will now be doing the newsletter since John and Alice Strom are taking off for Europe for six months. James Russell is our new secretary, replacing Dody Gustafson, who has been our loyal secretary almost since the club started. I have decided remain as president for another two years, and am looking forward to it. Our membership has been growing by leaps and bounds the last few years, and I believe it will keep growing with BMW coming out with more exciting models and will draw more members to our club.
This newsletter will be the first ever eNewsletter for our chapter. We know that there still are a few members who don’t have email addresses so they will still receive mailed copies. The good news is that we now have a newsletter in living color and it will not be limited by four black and white pages. I know that Carol Villar is thrilled to put this all together for the members. Since she is still our webmaster, her new position fits perfectly. We hope you enjoy the new format. Please give us some feedback, positive or negative.
Ron Nicasio and I attended the BMWCCA Congress in Dallas March 13 thru 15. The National BMWCCA has come up with some very interesting projects. I have summarized below what we can look forward to:
- BMWCCA Recognition Program to recognize individual club members, chapters, and members of the Industry for outstanding achievements and exceptional dedication.
- The BMWCCA Foundation is requesting Ambassadors from most of the chapters to educate the community and associated industries. Click here for more information on the Ambassador program.
- Jeff Cowan of the Golden Gate chapter presented ways to engage more chapter members. He mentioned their websites, Facebook page and email blasts to keep in touch with all 3700 members. Click here to view his presentation.
We got off to a slow start this year for events. Our Ski Day in February had to be cancelled due to lack of snow. Gilson Autobody had to postpone both Tech Sessions in March and April due to the sale of their company. The good news is the Virginia City Tour is happening on May 16th so if you haven’t attended this event before, please give it a try. It’s a great ride to Lake Tahoe and then on to Virginia City for Lunch.