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December, 20111.41 MB - Chicago Region BMW Owners Association
CHICAGO
REGION
NEWS
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE CHICAGO REGION BMW OWNERS ASSOCIATION
•
FOUNDED IN 1969 AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
www.crbmw.COM
DECEMBER 2011
We’re Ready for 2012
Time
for Holidays 2011
By Christy Lange
We held elections at the November meeting, and these are the officers and directors selected by our members for 2012.
Please note the two positions not yet filled. I could see you, dear
member, in either one of these positions. These jobs are intersting
and fun, they’re crucial to the club, and they make only a modest
dent in your free time. Talk to me or any board member for a description of duties, responsibilities...and rewards.
Come and enjoy our annual holiday dinner and celebration at the
December club meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The location is our regular meeting place, the Elmhurst Reindeer
Club...no wait, that’s not right..the Elmhurst Elks Club, 711 W. St.
Charles Rd., (about a half-mile west of Rt. 83). The doors will open
at 6:30 p.m., and serving dinner starts at 7:15 p.m. The Elks Club bar
will be open as usual.
We will have a delicious catered dinner for you and your spouse
or significant other, so you won’t want to miss it. There’s no cost to
members and $7.00 per person for non-members.
All in all, this is a great time to be with old friends and make new
ones.We accept any offers to bring in dessert treats, as we love your
bakin’. Wear your favorite Santa hat, goofy holiday vest or moth ridden holiday sweater.
A favor please: Come early and help set up tables and serve meals.
Stay a little late to help clean up.
No charge for members. Non-members are welcome to attend,
too, at a cost of $7.00 per person.
By Hank Barta, president
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President.................................Hank Barta
•
Recording Secretary...............still open
•
Treasurer.................................Ingrid Wessel
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Activities Director..................Michael Silverman
•
Newsletter Editor....................David Papadopoulos
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Consumer Interest Officer......Ty Plaza
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Membership Director.............Christy Lange
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Directors (starting their two year terms)
................................................Scott Hellem
................................................Jonny Volk
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Directors (mid way through their two year terms)
................................................Steve Jeffries
................................................still open
I would like to thank the retiring members of our
board:
Director – Art Laschober headed up our welcoming
committee, working with many members both seasoned
and new to help them to integrate into the club.
Director – Jerry Sjostrom has served as Director and
11 years as President before that. I’m pretty sure that he
had a board position prior to President but that goes far
beyond my experience with the club. This will be the first
time in years that Jerry does not hold a board position but
I hope that he will remain active and find the time to help
out now and then.
Membership Director – Mike Peterson worked diligently to get our membership database sorted out and then
continued to improve the quality of the data as time went
on. I hope we can continue that improvement into the future.
Newsletter Editor – Joe Sjostrom was tireless in producing this monthly publication and cajoling our members
for pictures and articles. If there was insufficient material
forthcoming, he would dig a little deeper or write something himself. The newsletter is something enjoyed by
continued on page 2
Officers for 2012, (standing left to right) president Hank Barta, newsletter
editor David Papadopoulos, membership director Christy Lange, board
member Jonny Volk, retiring board member Jerry Sjostrom, board member
Steve Jeffries, retiring board member and welcoming committee chairman
Art Laschober; (front row) consumer affairs director Ty Plaza, activities
director Michael Silverman, treasurer Ingrid Wessel. Not shown is newly
elected board member Scott Hellem.
Photo by John Zolot
Ready for 2012 continued
every single member of the club and I am sure they appreciate Joe’s
efforts and results.
Recording Secretary – Tim Colburn has faithfully served officially
as secretary and unofficially as our voice of sensibility and recaller
of club history. Tim’s contributions are always welcome.
New directors:
Activities Director – Michael Silverman has relinquished his position as Director so he can assume responsibilities as Activities Director. He is not new to the board but he is new to this position and I
am certain he will appreciate the support from our members when it
comes to planning and holding activities.
Consumer Interest Director – Ty Plaza has stepped up to serve our
membership by keeping them appraised of all the latest in the world
of BMW motorcycles and related accessories and gear.
Director – Jonny Volk has given up his role as Consumer Interest
Director so he can address safety issues. He has chosen to focus on
that as Director.
Director – Scott Hellem has attended board meetings and helped
out with a number of activities and will now be serving a two year
term as Director. He will assume responsibilities for chairing the
Welcoming Committee. If you would like to reach out to new members and help them integrate into our membership, please contact
Scott.
Newsletter Editor – David Papadopoulos will be carrying on as
the editor of our print publication. As with Joe I suspect that he
will be looking for articles and pictures to share with the rest of our
members.
Still Open…
We have two positions that remain open: Recording Secretary and
Director. You still have an opportunity to step up your contributions
to our club and serve. Please speak to any officer if you have an
interest.
Upcoming Events
We will hold our holiday celebration at the December club meeting. Please see the other article in the newsletter for further details.
We hope to see you all there!
We will again have a booth at the International Motorcycle Show.
(February 10-12) Every year we strive to assemble a booth that tells
the public something about our club while being genuinely interesting to the casual show attendee. What do you think would be a good
theme? We’d like to hear your ideas so don’t hesitate to share them
with any board member or even come to a board meeting to put your
ideas forth.
As we get closer to the show we will also be looking for volunteers to help out. It takes a bit of work to put this on but many hands
make for light work (and we have fun doing it.)
In January we will need to get the ball rolling for activities. Do
you have any ideas for something to add to our calendar? If so please
let our new Activities Director (Michael Silverman) know. I’m sure
he wants to hear from you.
Likewise if you have discovered a new place to suggest for a hot
dog night. Just remember the requirements: parking, bathrooms and
they do need to be open on Monday evenings. Michael intends to
hold an activities planning session early next year and the tentative
date is Saturday, January 14.
See you at the party,
Hank Barta
Member from Club’s Early
Years Passes
We regret to announce that Hans Bonhart, a long-time Chicago
Region member, passed away on Nov. 8.
Hans was born in Germany and came to Chicago in 1953. He
joined our Chicago Region BMW Owners Association and the national BMW Motorcycle Owners Association in 1974.
Hans, who sported a jaunty handlebar moustache in his younger
years, and his wife Lu were active participants in BMW rides and
rallies for many years. The traveled on their BMW sidecar rig,
attending both Chicago area events and BMW rallies across the
country.
Hans was a mechanic and operated the Peoples Garage, a Volkswagen repair shop in Chicago Heights. He was a naturalized
American citizen and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Hans was also an early active member of our CHITECH committee and hosted several clinics at his shop.
Hans’ interest and talents also included traditional jazz music,
painting, woodworking, art glass, and being a household handyman, he especially found enjoyment at his lake cottage fishing and
spending time with his family.
Hans’ wife Lu passed away in 2005.
A memorial service was held in November at St. Mark United
Church of Christ, in Chicago Heights.
Hans Bonhart and his BMW sidecar rig at the 1974 Great Lakes
Rally, in a photo provided by Alice Hanes from archives of Chicago Region photos.
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Dennis
Murphy following John
Zolot’s car
on a recent
morning. For
those who
can’t read
backwards,
the sticker on
John’s rear
window says
“Start Seeing
Motorcycles!”
Hanes
Holiday Party
Friday
December 2, 2011
This is usually one of the bestattended First Friday events, and
guests may bring a side dish or a
dessert. The festivities begin around
7:00 p.m. at 3448 W. University
Pkwy., in University Park
The Chicago Region News is the
monthly newsletter of the Chicago
Region BMW Owners Association.
Editor: David Papadopoulos
[email protected] 847-208-7758
For directions or further information,
call Alice at (708) 534-8756.
Advertising Manager: Joe Sjostrom
[email protected] 708-704-8313
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December 2012
As we enter this Holiday Season,
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and we will continue to make every effort for you
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as you walk in our doors, while delivering the
top notch service you deserve.
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CHICAGO REGION NEWS
DECEMBER 2011 PAGE 3
Frostbite Ride Sunday, Nov. 20
These are some of the club members, spouses and friends who turnout out for the
Frostbite Ride on Sunday, Nov. 20 to the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove.
Photo by Steve Jeffries
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CHICAGO REGION NEWS
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For additional information
contact:
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[email protected]
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Appointments are recommended.
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Saturday 8 am - 1 pm
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CHICAGO REGION NEWS
DECEMBER 2011 PAGE 5
CLASSIFIED ADS
How to start or renew an ad:
Send classified ads or requests to renew existing ads to
[email protected] or by mail to: CRNEWS Classifieds,
238 S. Scoville Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302. You can also request
a renewal by calling 708-704-8313.
Ads run for three months and then terminate unless you
contact the newsletter to request a renewal by the middle of
the third month in which the ad runs. If we don’t hear from you
by then, the ad will not run in the following issue.
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CHICAGO REGION NEWS
Activities Calendar
Chicago Region Activities
Monthly and Weekly Events
Every Monday from Spring through Fall, CRBMWOA Goes to
the Dogs
See a separate article in this newsletter and also the club’s
forum www.crbmw.com for every Monday night’s Hot Dog Ride
locations starting March 16.
Monthly Club Meetings
General Membership Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the
second Thursday of every month in the Elmhurst Elks Lodge,
711 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst, about 3/8 mile west of Route
83. Newer members—if you need directions, call a club board
member or director (see box in this newsletter for names and
telephone numbers).
Tech Sessions every Saturday
Seymour Goldberg offers FREE tech sessions at his shop from
9 am – 1 pm. Seymour’s BMW Service is located at 3510 Elston
Ave., phone 773-617-8061. Seymour will assist or advise you
with your maintenance, modification or repair project. Phone
first to confirm Seymour’s availability.
First Friday At The Hanes’
Come join together with other BMW friends at Alice Hanes’,
3448 W. Exchange Parkway in University Park, 708-534-8756.
8 PM
2nd And 4th Saturdays at George’s, The Saturday Riders
(southwest suburbs)
Have breakfast with a diverse group of riders at George’s, 990
N. State St., Lockport Il 60441, 815-838-7225 (formerly met at
the Purple Onion restaurant) Breakfast at 8am, rides leave at
9am. This is truly an eclectic group and all types of motorcycles
are welcome.
Dekalb Breakfast with the Guzzis- Every 1st Saturday
Have breakfast at 9 am with the Illinois Moto Guzzi Club at
Junction Restaurant, DeKalb, 816 W. Lincoln Hwy. (Rt. 38)
Every Sunday At The Full Moon Restaurant (north shore
suburb)
Enjoy brunch at the Full Moon restaurant on US Hwy 41 near
Buckley Rd. in Lake Bluff, 6 miles north of the Highland House
restaurant. This is a gathering of all types of motorcycles. Come
and go as you please.
Every Sunday at McDonalds in Des Plaines (northwest suburbs)
Enjoy breakfast or coffee at the McDonalds at Rt. 45 (Mannheim)
& Oakton Sts in Des Plaines Rides depart at 9 a.m. All varieties
of motorcycles welcome. Sponsored by Jerseypine Cruisers
MC.
Every Sunday on the Radio
Open Road Radio at 92.5 and 92.7 FM, Sundays 11:00 am –
12:00 noon, 630-833-9889 www.openroadradio.com
DECEMBER
Friday, Dec. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – First Friday and annual
holiday party at the Hanes’ residence, 3448 W. University
Parkway, University Park, IL.
Sunday, Dec. 4 – Toys for Tots parade.
Thursday, Dec. 8 – 6:30 p.m. – Annual Holiday meeting
and dinner, Chicago Region BMW Motorcycle Owners
Association, monthly meeting--Elmhurst Elks Club, 711
W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Note earlier starting time.
See separate article in this newsletter.
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CHICAGO REGION BMW OWNERS ASSOCIATION
BMW MOA CHARTER #3
Officers & Directors
President
HANK BARTA
(630) 294-3390
[email protected]
Recording Secretary
Treasurer
Ingrid Wessel
(630) 362-3479
[email protected]
Directors
Steve Jeffries
[email protected]
SCOTT HELLEM
(630) 728-5411
[email protected]
jonny volk
(773) 494-2303
[email protected]
Activities Director
MICHAEL SILVERMAN
(630) 690-1168
[email protected]
CHITECH Committee Chairman
Steve Jeffries
[email protected]
Membership Director
CHRISTY LANGE
(847) 372-1568
Consumer Interest Director
[email protected]
TY PLAZA
Newsletter Editor
[email protected]
DAVID PAPADOPOULOS
(847) 208-7758
[email protected]
Visit our Website at: www.crbmw.com
Please direct requests for membership information to the Membership Secretary.
CRNEWS is published monthly by Chicago Region BMW Owners Association and Printwerk Graphics &
Design. All articles, ads and other submissions must be in writing via E-mail, FAX, PC disk or by mail to
the Newsletter Editor. If you submit photographs and want them returned, please include a self addressed,
stamped envelope. The deadline is the 10th of the month preceding publication.
CHICAGO REGION NEWS
DECEMBER 2011 PAGE 7
CRBMWOA
P.O. Box 2031
Elmhurst, IL 60126
CHICAGO REGION BMW OWNERS ASSOCIATION
DECEMBER 2011
Don’t Miss These Holiday Events:
IT’S THAT
TIME AGAIN!
Time to renew
your
membership!
by
Renewals are due
1
December 31, 201
Friday, December 2, 2011
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Annual Holiday Party at the Hanes’ residence
3448 W. University Parkway, University Park, IL
Thursday, December 8, 2011
6:30 p.m. – Annual Holiday Meeting
and Dinner, Chicago Region BMW Motorcycle
Owners Association, monthly meeting
Elmhurst Elks Club, 711 W. St. Charles Road,
Elmhurst. Note earlier starting time.
See separate article in this newsletter.