President’s Article December 2012

As you may have discovered lately, I have been writing about facts pertaining to our Iowa BMW Club that may not be known or apparent to all of our members. This month I will address three little-known club topics.

Just recently, our Iowa BMW CCA Board of Directors voted to add a web store to our website allowing our members the option to purchase merchandise with the new Iowa BMW CCA logo embroidered. At the bottom of the homepage, you will notice the box labeled “BMW Club Merchandise.” By clicking on this box, you will be redirected to our secure web store. From there, you may order merchandise that will be shipped directly to you from our manufacturer. As we get this new venture started, we have started small, with only five basic items available. As we discover which items sell best, we will expand our inventory and add new items. If there are items that you would like to see made available to Club members, you can email me at

The second topic to be addressed is our Iowa Board of Directors election, which is approaching soon. At this point, we have two positions in which no members have shown an interest. In this issue of Newswerks, the ballot for the 2013 Board of Directors is printed for you to fill out and return. The Board of Directors invites you to become more involved with the functions and planning of our Club. If you are willing to volunteer your talents and time, please write your name in for one of our two open positions.

The third topic is one of member recruitment. Often times we run into a BMW owner when we are out in public, and proclaim the advantages of belonging to the Iowa BMW CCA. It has always been difficult to help strangers get registered to become a new member. The National office has just put in place a method to make this process easier for current members. The first step is to log into your account on the National website and print out your membership card. The back of this card includes a type of barcode in which a potential new member can scan with their cell phone or other mobile device. If a member joins by scanning the code, each of you will automatically be given credit in the membership drive!

Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

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