Chapter News

We had a wonderful group of teens & parents at our Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving Program on March 30. A BIG – LOUD thank you to our TRSS team, our staff & in-car coaches, You are the best, and lots of ground work from Maria & Mark Forbes. They were able to secure the venue – The Miami Dade-College North Campus and provide lots of support for me and our fantastic volunteers. We didn’t get the number of teens that we are accustomed to having at our events. Along with proms, and SATs, there was Spring Break. Teaching 16 teens to be better driver is a very good day indeed. Our next TRSS is June 1 at the same location. We will open registration VERY SOON! Or maybe it is when you read this! The course is offered to 16 – 21-year-old (but if you are a little older – we have room – we could take you!). The youngest we can take (legally), 15½ (on the day of the event) and holds a learner’s permit for 6 months and completed at least 25 hours of actual driving time, may qualify to attend. Parents can go to the website – FAQ; review the information. The cost is $95.00. We are all volunteers and much of the funding comes from corporate sponsors and the BMW CCA Foundation. Other car clubs are also a part of the TRSS program, PCA, SCCA, Corvette to name a few. To register go to streetsurvival.org Look for your TRSS Host – Everglades Chapter BMW CCA to register. AND of course, we are always looking for volunteers to help staff the events and instructors – the in-car coaches to teach the teens. If you have any questions, send me an email, I can provide you with information to help you decide. IF you feel that you have what it takes to be an instructor for TRSS, Please go to the website and click on the COACHES link tinyurl.com/y2utvdhn, complete the test to be certified and email your certificate to Tim Beechuk at tim.beechuk@streetsurvival.org. There are no exceptions – you must be TRSS certified instructor to be in the car with a student. We also need help with “shagging the cones!” (a.k.a. returning them to the prior positions before being hit/moved). Bottom line – we need more volunteers to make these events the success they deserve to be…..PLEASE join us. We plan on having two more events in the north end of the chapter by the end of the year (we hope, we plan, we attempt.) We do need some younger blood in the mix. We need YOU! Seriously! If we can get in and out of the cars, WE are going to instruct, give back, and teach the driving skills to keep them alive! That is why we do it! Saving a teen’s life, saving your life!

MEMBERSHIP: We have had a huge increase in our membership this past year. I am sure that those numbers are reflective of the new three -year membership plan (no lapse in your membership) to receive your rebate for a new or CPO qualifying BMW purchase/lease from a BMW dealership. So we welcome all of you and have high hopes that you will renew your membership and enjoy the BMW CCA experience and the wonderful benefits that BMW CCA has to offer. From the BMW purchase rebates to discounts on insurance, IHG, Brooks Brothers, car rental, and many more – of course the friendships are a priceless benefit. As of March 31, Everglades Chapter has 1591 members with 208 Associates and 1383 primary members. We have 22 members that are Life-time members. We thank each of you for joining and renewing.

Thank you, to all that have joined BMW CCA and for those that have renewed. We welcome you and hope to see you at an event. So here is a rundown of what is coming up real soon and a few months off! Mark your calendar – SAVE the date! It is your club: Be there and enjoy the ride!

Everglades Chapter Monthly Social Meetings:

Broward
the First Tuesday of the Month: 7PM
Old Heidelberg Restaurant  900 W State Road 84,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Miami Dade
the Second Tuesday of the Month: 7PM
The Cheesecake Factory at Dadeland Mall    7497 Dadeland Mall
Miami, FL 33156

West Palm Beach
the Third Tuesday of the Month: 7PM
Atrium Restaurant
at the Embassy Suites by Hilton
1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406


On-Going Cars & Coffee Meet and Greets!! Xtreme Action ParkThis event is the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 8am -10am5300 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

AUTOGEEKThis event is the 2nd Saturday of the month, From 8am – 10am7744 SW Jack James Dr – Stuart   INFO AUTOGEEK link click here
Palm Beach Cars & Coffee.Various Sunday mornings at the Palm Beach Outlet Shops.Palm Beach Lakes Blvd & I-95 – West Palm Beach.  Everything and anything is on display!  Time: 9am till noon. A group of BMW’s meet in the TARGET Parking garage across the street – all drive over at the same time to secure “together” parking.
 Fuelfed     The European Classics– Ft Lauderdale:recurring last Sunday of the monthLocated at Hardy Park BistroTIME: 8am-10am
INFORMATION at the Florida Region SCCA website: Click here for Florida region SCCA websiteAND IF you want to have a close up for of exciting wheel to wheel racing – Join the Course Marshalls on a “Corner” and be where all the action is!!! or volunteer for one of the many Specialties at the track!          ohhh what fun it is….

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