June 11, 2015

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV
11 JUNE 2015 @ Pearce Motors

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
  3. Virginia City Drive Update
  4. Apple Watch Remote App
  5. BMW NextGen 7 Series Digital Dash
  6. Goodrich’s European Delivery of M228i
  7.  Jim Baubel
  8. BMW Trivia
  9. Q&A?
  10. Dinner @ Famous Dave’s BBQ

30 in Attendance

General Meeting:

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon), one new member
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
    1. A Potluck dinner will replace the August meeting. It will be at Pat’s place again this year
    2. Sharon Goodrich gave an update on the 2nd Annual Family Chapter Picnic which will be held July 12th. This does not conflict with the normal Thursday evening club meeting. It is on the following Sunday. No refrigeration available, so bring coolers to keep things cold. 11am-9pm (all day event). Horseshoes, three legged race and more. Pool available for those wishing to swim (fee required).
    3. Poker Run also August 8th.
  3. Virginia City Drive update.
    13 cars participated. Rained the day before and the day after but was clear the day of the event. Lunch again was held at The Palace. The service was wonderful. A good time was had by all.
  4. BMW has created an Apple Watch Remote app
    Currently the app is only for the i3 and i8. The watch can give Battery charge progress and current status of the charge. Helps with finding your car in parking lots. The watch can start the HVAC remote on hot or cold days. Remaining range is available for the battery. It can sound the horn in case of an emergency.
  5. BMW NextGen 7 Series Digital Dash
    The new 7 series will have a Touch screen. Hand gestures will activate some functions.If you get a chance watch the video. It is very impressive technology.
  6. The Goodrich’s European Delivery of M228i was presented by Sharon
    They were unable to visit the BMW Museum but did do the Factory tour. It was a real kick in the pants to drive on the Autobahn. They got to 120mph.They had no navigation in the new car so they got lost several times. They turned the car in at Munich and continued on to Spain and Turkey by train.
  7. Jim Baubel passed away of brain cancer last Wednesday.
    Jim transferred from Sacramento chapter a year ago.He went on a few trips with the club over the past several months.  Many people knew him.A non-memorial will be held in Grass valley to celebrate his passing on Saturday. All are welcome to attend but you need to RSVP.
  8. BMW Trivia
    1. Question: What is the new BMW color?
    2. Answer: Frozen White (matte white) It is only on the M6 right now.
  9. Q&A?
    1. Jeff Whitesides presented information on wheel spacers for rims on his M3.
      Motorsportstech is the company that manufactures them. They are very reasonable. They are located at 280 South Rock Blvd (by the Executive side of the airport)
    2. Bridgestone Potenza BMW CCA Golden Gate Chapter HPDE at Thunderhill 5-Mile on August 12. Is anyone is interested? Ron Nicassio is going.
  10. Dinner @ Famous Dave’s BBQ
  11. All Meeting Minutes are sent to all members that have not opted out. Dawn Hammond should receive these when she is traveling this summer.