Chapter News

Chapter Elections: 

I would personally like to thank Raul Reyes and Margaret Mitchell for all the years they served on our Board in an elected capacity.

Elections: Please welcome to our board, Rennie Bryant is the new President, Mark Forbes as VP-Operations, and Maria Lee-Forbes is Treasurer. Jon Van Woerden will continue as VP-Social. And thank you Margaret for accepting and completing the task of Election Chair. 

Chapter Membership: As of the Feb 2023 report, we have 1294 members,

Can you imagine if ALL showed up to an event? We know it won’t happen. But it would be nice if we had more volunteers to assist with the planning and organizing and administration of the chapter requirements. The three-year membership has brought in many new members (buying a new or CPO BMW), and I am hopeful that we will be able to retain their loyalty when it comes time for them to renew. On that note, with the three-year membership and the dealership incentive, BMW NA (not us) has made a few changes to its rebate program. I suggest you go to the national website and read ALL about it. Some of you may know what the 90/10 “rule” of volunteerism is (10% does the work). For the record, it doesn’t add up for us as a chapter. For me, that is a depressing fact that I will not dwell on because it is what it is, BUT you do pull together and get things done. And when it comes to our cars & coffees, picnics, and parties – we have a great group that helps make things happen. We have a strong TRSS team. THANK YOU! 

The BMW CCA Foundation Newsletter The Foundation Forum.  The newsletter helps to keep CCA Chapter Members, Ambassadors, and the general public up-to-date on all the exhibitions, events, and activities of your Foundation.  It includes information on the Library, Archives, and Museum, current and future exhibitions, the Foundation Ambassador Program, and the latest news from the Tire Rack Street Survival. Link:  The Foundation Forum 

TRSS –We have awesome instructors ready to get in the car and instructor your teen, your teen niece or nephew or the kid down the street… 15 to 21 years old. THEY (15 years old) MUST have a valid learner’s permit for six months (15 years old); or/with 25 hours of driving time. All students must have a valid state-issued driver’s license. PLEASE go to the website to register and information about the program. IT IS a well-spent $95.00 to invest in your teen’s future and driving skills. 

MEMBER of the YEAR has been re-birthed! We decided (the BOD and the committee for selecting the Chapter Member of the Year) to bring back the Member of the Year Award. For the year 2018, our recipient is Maria Lee-Forbes, and for 2019 Mark Forbes. Both have volunteered in all chapter events to assist in planning and organizing picnics, parties, and TRSS. They both have brought fresh new ideas and have made excellent contributions to the chapter. They have also secured venues in the Miami area to host our TRSS. CONGRATULATIONS and I thank you from the 

A Tire Rack Street Survival school is coming to your area! “It’s about more than driving. It’s about living.”
Tire Rack Street Survival – Everglades Chapter BMW CCA
Local Contact: Bobbi
Tire Rack Street Survival office:
864.438.2060 FAQs
The Tire Rack Street Survival® school is a safe teen driving program designed to go beyond today’s required driver education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers. The school provides trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as a valuable classroom experience for each student.
This school is open to permitted or licensed drivers ages 15-21. If you are unable to join us, PLEASE forward this message to someone who can!

BMW Car Club of America Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non-profit charitable corporation. 
Tire Rack Street Survival  190 Manatee Ct, Greer, SC  29651  (864) 438–2060 You are receiving this message because in the past you attended one of our schools, registered and were placed on a waiting list, or expressed interest in Tire Rack Street Survival. 


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, friendships are a priceless benefit. As of January 2020, Everglades Chapter has 1997 members. We have 22 members that are lifetime members. We thank each of you for joining and renewing.

Thank you, to all that have joined BMW CCA and to 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!

Please Note; Please observe COVID-19 regulations

Everglades Chapter Monthly Social Meetings:

Monthly Social Meetings 
The  Second Sunday of the Month  8:30 AM-10:30    “Xtreme Action Park”
5300 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309  (Join us for our Cars & Coffee)
The Third Tuesday of the Month       7 PM-9:30.     “Duffy’s Deerfield Beach”
401 N Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441  (Join us for an evening of BMW camaraderie.)

Xtreme Action Park
This event is the 2nd Sunday of the month, from 8:30 am -10:30 pm 5300 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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: 9 am till noon.

Fuelfed  The European Classics– Ft Lauderdale:
recurring last Sunday of the month located at Hardy Park Bistro Time: 8 am-10 am

INFORMATION at the Florida Region SCCA website: 
Click here for the Florida region SCCA website 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!          oh what fun it is….

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