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11.05.2017 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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12.10.2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Submitted by Brian Nawrocki, NOCBMWCCA president

Brian PresI'm writing to you fresh off a trip to Las Vegas for the SEMA show (see my editorial on Page 11), then over to California where I added a 2002 X5 to our fleet of cars. This one is for my wife, though. The extra room should help facilitate her transition from super mom to soccer mom in a safe and roomy mode of transportation. By now you are asking why buy a car so far away? In California BMWs are as plentiful as Hondas are here; only, you can get a 12-year-old or older car whose body and chassis look like they just rolled off the assembly line. As we all know, a well-maintained BMW will run for many hundreds of thousands of miles, provided the body holds up. Excluding my 135, our last three BMWs have been driven home from NorCal. To thin the herd, we will be selling Little Neillo, Josie's 325i, in the spring.

During our November board meeting we discussed a plethora of issues including the Holiday Party, Mid-Ohio in March and May, and the continuation of our hard-copy newsletter. As I stated in our last newsletter, it's slim pickens in the treasury department. Rest assured the board is assessing each expenditure in order to keep bringing you events like our Holiday Party at Tangiers this year, as well as how we are going to pull off driving events at Mid-Ohio next season.

Look for a poll out soon about the continuation of our paper newsletter. It costs us upwards of $3 grand per quarter to print and mail news letters to our constituents. This cost is under heavy scrutiny as we try to manage a shrinking treasury. So, please respond to the poll as you should receive the opportunity to voice your opinions via an email coming shortly. Please consider rising postage costs as you vote whether to continue on with the print edition.

As for the driving events, we are working behinds the scenes to prepare for a Memorial Day HPDE and Club Race. Details and registration will follow, so check the web site and motorsport.reg for registration.

That is all I have for now. Please feel free to get involved with the club events! You are welcome to join any board meeting, providing you are a current club member, and we are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help facilitate our driving schools and social events. Remember that the Northern Ohio Chapter BMWCCA is more than just about BMWs, it's about the friendships and camaraderie we have all learned to cherish at each of our affairs.