Oct/Nov/Dec 2008 - the BMW CCA Inland Empire Chapter

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Oct/Nov/Dec 2008 - the BMW CCA Inland Empire Chapter
Volume 22, Issue 4
Special points of interest:
Oct/Nov/Dec 2008
 Board Members
 Full schedule of events
 Driving Event Information
Palouse Falls Run
A chilly sun filled morning found celebrating tripsters @ our rendezvous point in Cheney.
After the morning meeting, The usual assortment of varied cars from trips past were not present today.
On this trip the group were all BMW’s excepting one Nissan 350z driven by Gary & Carol haling from the
Seattle side of the mountains.
In lead position the tour began with tour guides Mr. and Mrs. Brown in the ‘90 325i convertible being followed by the Samuels, husband and wife team haling from Montana who incorporated the falls tour into
their summer vacation.
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Our own Darrell A. a faithful drive enthusiast piloting his 318 (rumored to be somewhat modified) and
with muffler in tack, Darrell held together the mid ranks of the group. Dave and Kristi M. who brought out
his might 7 series for play. Rob B. showed up with his super clean (not for long) 328i for a day of fun.
Jamie T. navigated his classic orange 320 coming all the way from Wenatchee. Larry S. and his new 535xiT,
came along for a needed breather, Larry, tasked with bringing up the rear, herding the pack down the narrow selected back roads toward our lunch destination. Our path of spirited driving was plotted not for
efficient routing but for playful day tripping, the road course garnered unanimous applause later in the
day from the participants.
The group found the upper falls as always a spectacular photo opportunity. All cameras working overtime
capturing the falls, summer light and fellow travelers. With the 2 mile gravel road dealt with handily Our
group made a quick descent into the lower park where picnic lunch was leisurely consumed. The park is
wide strip of grass along a sandy riverside beach aided by shade trees over the picnic tables making for a
perfect summer setting. Lunch was a wonderful bounty of cheeses, crackers, drinks, salads, bratwurst and
varied portable sweets.
Tracy and Jeff M, (X5 handlers) and Hans M, Met-up with the band of bimmer drivers for lunch, Hans
sporting his classic Silver Bavaria.
After lunch and the dreaded trivia test including a tie busting round of Q&A, tipping the prize bucket‛o‛
car products to our friends from Seattle for his knowledge of civil war facts. the group made it’s way to
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Annual Banquet
The annual banquet will be on January 31, 2009 at 6:00
PM at Clinkerdagger’s, 621 Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA.
The cost is $50 per person. Please RSVP to Nancy
Adare at [email protected] or 509-230-0934 not
later than January 23, 2009.
Join us for a great meal and good conversation. Election results will be tallied. Ballots must be postmarked
by January 24, 1009 or you may submit your ballot at
the banquet. The ballots will be available in the next
newsletter once the nominations have been completed.
See the nomination form on page 5 of this newsletter.
Inside this issue:
President’s Corner
Show and Shine Party
Classifieds
Board Member Nominations
My BMW
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3
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5
6
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Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
President
Annual
High
Performance
Banquet Driving Schools
Ken Groves (509) 447-0416, [email protected]
Check with
January
13, 2007,
Scott for
6:302009
PM schedule.
Clinkerdagger's
Spokane
Raceway
Biggerstaff
Park
Room
621 Mallon
Scott
AdareAve
Spokane,
WA
(509)
466-6731
RSVP
to Nancy Adare 1/5/2007
[email protected]
509-466-6731 or 509-230-0934
Vice-President
Scott Adare (509) 466-6731, [email protected]
Treasurer
Steve Cassell (509) 482-7171, [email protected]
Secretary
ElWanda
Chris
Brown
Groves
(509)(509)
326-3365,
447-0416,
[email protected]
[email protected]
Officer at Large
Allen Erickson (509) 464-4107, [email protected]
Ombudsman
Chris Brown
ElWanda
Groves
(509)(509)
326-3365,
447-0416,
[email protected]
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor
Larry Simmons (208) 265-7888,
[email protected]
Club
High Drives
Performance Driving Schools
TBA
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Marchfor
24-25,
June 23-24, 2007
October
2007
Annual6-7,
Banquet
Spokane
Raceway
Park
January 31, 2009, 6:00
PM
Scott
Adare
Clinkerdagger’s
(509)
466-6731
621 Mallon
Ave
[email protected]
Spokane, WA
RSVP
to NancyNorthwest
Adare by 1/24/2009
Autosports
Autocross
509-230-0934 or [email protected]
http://www.autosportsnorthwest.org/
Autosports Northwest Autocross
http://www.autosportsnorthwest.org
President’s Corner
General Information
Please send address changes to the National Office or email
them to [email protected]
Monthly Member Meeting
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm. at Perkins Restaurant,
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6pm, at Mr. Wok's on the New5903 N Division, Spokane, WA. Across from the Franklin
port highway at the ‚Y‛. Members are encouraged to atPark Mall. Members are encouraged to attend. A short busitend. A short business meeting will also be conducted. Ocness meeting will also be conducted. Occasionally a meetcasionally a meeting may be skipped or location changed.
ing may be skipped. Please contact a board member before
Please contact a board member before each meeting.
the meeting.
Inland Empire Chapter Website
Inland Empire Chapter Website
www.iebmw.org
www.iebmw.org
Webmaster: Miki Haraguchi
Webmaster: Miki Haraguchi
Newsletter E-mail Address
Newsletter E-mail Address
[email protected]
[email protected]
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members only. Ideas, suggestions and opinion, technical or otherwise, are those of
the authors, without authentication by or liability to the editors, BMW CCA, or the
Chapter. We are not affiliated with BMW LLC or BMW NA. Use of any material
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Copyright © 2005, Inland Empire Chapter BMW CCA.
Hi everyone,
Fall is upon us with all the colors, cooler evenings, and a hint of the
winter which is fast approaching. We concluded our final high
performance driving school of the year the first weekend of October. It was well attended with lots of positive comments for the
instructors and volunteers who manned the turn stations. My sincere thanks to our driving events chairman and chief instructor,
Scott Adare, for his continued leadership in making our driving
schools so successful. We are looking forward to next year at Spokane
County Motorsports Park as the
changes and updates continue to
improve the facility. I also want to
thank each of the board members
for their contributions of time, energy, and support of the driving schools. My hat is off to our dedicated group of volunteers that have helped keep the students and
instructors safe during the school weekend. They are out there in
all kinds of weather waving flags and communicating information
for the good of those on track. Scott has a great group of instructors
who contribute their time and knowledge so that the school is a
successful learning experience for the students. Good job, well
done everyone!!
We will be nominating and electing board members this year for
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the coming two year term. This is your opportunity to be a more
active in your club. If you are interested in being a board member, please contact any current board member for more information. The nomination and voting process is outlined in this newsletter. Our next event for the membership will be our annual
banquet scheduled for January 31, 2009. Nancy Adare is coordinating the banquet and I want to thank her for gathering the
information and making the arrangements. Nancy also is busy
on our driving school weekends catering the lunches on Saturday and Sunday. She makes the arrangements for the Saturday
night banquet too. She is a gem and we all appreciate her contributions!
I have enjoyed these past four years as president of your club. I
couldn't ask for a better group of board members to work with. I
could always count on getting good counsel and guidance from
my fellow board members. They are a diverse group, each with
their own unique personality. It has been a pleasure serving with
all of them. I am stepping down as president but hope to continue on the board in some other capacity. That's it for now. I
encourage each of you to share a random act of kindness. You
will be surprised how good it makes you feel.
Keep safe and Happy Holidays!
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The Club Archive is looking for Oktoberfest or chapter event trophies, shirts, pins, posters, wineglasses, dash plaques, grill
badges, programs or anything else. Anything from the club's past
for the Archive/Museum. Do you have extra items you would
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[email protected]
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Show and Shine Pizza Party
A handful of the faithful braved
dubious skies to congregate at
Comstock Park on Wednesday
August 20th to share pizza and stories of events past.
A wide variety of auto specimens
were convened by these tenacious
drivers and found friendly conversation in four categories. Taking
home BMW caps in areas of…
cleanest, oldest, newest and the
furthest driven to the event. Pizza
and drinks were shared and many
laughs were had.
IEBMW thanks all those for braving the abnormal weather conditions and hopes next year’s will be
even better.
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BMW CCA Inland Empire Chapter
2009-2010 Board Officers Nominations
Please return nominations to BMWCCA Inland Empire Chapter P.O. Box 1269 Mead ,WA. 99021-1269. Nominations must be received
no later than 35 days after the mailing of this newsletter. Any member can declare their own nomination. You need the permission of
the other person to nominate them. The ballot and candidate statements will be in the next newsletter. Voting will be my mail to the
PO Box in Mead or members can bring their ballot to the annual banquet on 1/31/09. Mailed ballots must be post marked by 1/25/09
and received no later than 1/30/09 at the PO box.
Nominees
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Newsletter Editor
Ombudsman
Officer at Large
Chris Brown
Other_____________________________
Scott Adare
Other_____________________________
Ken Groves
Other_____________________________
Steve Cassell
Other_____________________________
Larry Simmons
Other_____________________________
El Wanda Groves
Other____________________________
Allen Erickson
Other____________________________
the town of Dayton. In Dayton a main street treasure hunt ensued. We explored shops looking for the booty, --ice cream.
Dayton works hard to be picturesque and it’s home town
charm were appreciated by all, cameras in hand, a group photo
posed on the county court house steps was taken. Our side trip
for ice cream complete, we made a snappy clip on over well
paved roads to the Snake River and on to Colfax where the
group divided paths, Due to the hour, East goers heading to
Palouse then north on the Idaho side. A few opting for the
quick trip north on 195, and four of us taking in one last wonder plus side roads to enjoy the Steptoe Butte viewpoint.
An excellent sun filled romp was had by all that day.
To our members that have not participated in a group drive, we
encourage you to do so, Its all for the fun of driving. We appreciate our cars and the enjoyment they provide.
We would like to thank all those who came out this past year
for the IE BMW sponsored drives! And see you in the spring.
An easy winter to all and see you in May for the ‚new annual
tour‛ --River Dance Drive.
Chris Brown
IE BMW
Secretary
B M W C a r C l u b o f A m e ri ca ,
I n l a n d E m p i re C h a p t e r
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PERMIT #777
SPOKANE, WA
P.O. Box 1269
Mead, WA. 99021-1269
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My BMW
We want to continue our section where we feature one of our members and their BMW. We have a questionnaire to fill out asking numerous questions about your car. We will need a complete bio on the car, pictures, where you got it , how long you’ve had
it, why is it special to you, favorite place to drive it, where you would like to drive it, things of that nature.
It will be fun and interesting to learn about some of the cars that are right here under our noses. I know there are some unique
specimens near by.
So, if you would like to share your BMW with us,
contact Larry Simmons at (208) 265-7888 or email
me at:
[email protected]

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