BMW Drivers Club Melbourne


Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 16 | September 2019

1 Sep 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

MONTH IN REVIEW 

Happy Fathers Day!

Our August started with an event with a difference, on Sunday 4 August we went on the Steam Rail Snow Train to Gippsland.  Members had a choice of going to Mt Baw Baw to play in the snow or going to Walhalla to tour the beautiful gold mining town. 

Our August members meeting was then held at Waverley BMW where we had a very interesting pressentation about the IQpod.  Not sure what that is?  Have a read of Lawrence's story here.

Some of our members then attended Phillip Island over the weekend of 17/18 August for the second last round of the 2019 Garagistic E30 Racing ChampionshipOur president, Graeme also found himself back in the driver's seat for the first time in years.

Our last event for the month was the German Auto Show, run by the Volkswagen Club of Victoria in aid of the Deaf Children's Association.  As always, it was a fantastic turnout of cars from Porsche to BMW - we're told there were over 75 BMWs in attendance from BMWDCM, BMWCCV, the Southern BM Classic Collection and the Makulu Vehicle Storage Collection.  A fantastic effort! 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 412 MEMBERS

Welcome to all our new members, we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Don't forget to catch up with this month's update from our President, Graeme Bell here.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

In October our monthly meeting will be an Oktoberfest themed event at the Tivoli German Club followed by our first Annual General Meeting (AGM).

At the AGM, as is the usual custom, all committee positions will be declared vacant and committee members elected or re-elected for the next 12 months.

Members will have received by now call for nominations for committee positions.

The notice of AGM will be sent out by September 23.

THE MONTH AHEAD 

Here's our plans for September:

  • Tuesday, 3 September
    September Members Meeting
    Shannons Insurance
    Our September Members Meeting will be held at Shannons Insurance where we'll have an informal night catching up, we'll also have information about our upcoming AGM and details of the events for the rest of the year and our plans for 2020.. and maybe a special prize or two.
  • Sunday, 8 September
    2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 6
    Sandown Raceway
    Run by AROCA, ensure you get your entry in quick to avoid disappointment.
  • Sunday, 15 September
    Coffee & Cars Morning
    Carousel Cafe, Albert Park
    Join us for a casual morning at Carousel Cafe, Albert Park.  
  • Sunday, 22 September
    Stony Creek Social Drive and Go Karting
    Stony Creek
    For those who love a little bit of adrenaline, this is the event for you - outdoor karting on a generous track with real overtaking.  
    The day will start at Caldermeade BP with a scenic drive through the beautiful South Gippsland countryside, arriving in time for lunch before the fun starts. 

EVENTS AHEAD

Keep an eye on our calendar for events coming up, we’re always adding something new.  

Click on any of the following events for more information.

  • 8 October BMW Drivers Club Melbourne 2019 Annual General Meeting & Oktoberfest
    Join us for our first AGM where members will select the committee for the next 12 months.  We'll start the night celebrating Oktoberfest so come in your finest German costumes and let's celebrate our club the Bavarian way.
  • 13 October Motorclassica 
    With only 15 display spots available, if you haven't yet, you better get your expression of interest in!  This is an event not to miss.
  • 26-27 October Sandown Historics
    Enjoy discounted entry into the wonderful world of historic motor racing featuring the glorious JPS Team BMW cars and other Group A and Group C cars from the 1980s plus much more.  Pick to attend your day of choice or attend all weekend!  

NEWS | BLOG 

Our News | Blog page on the website is constantly being updated with not just club news, but everything BMW from all around the world!  We welcome you to submit any articles of your own! 

Club blog.
BMW around the globe.

idrive magazine

Have an interesting story about you or how you came to own your BMW?  How about a story about a restoration or a build of your car?  It could be anything! 

Email us because we'd love to read it and share it with our members.

MEMBER SERVICES

Members are welcome to submit their business to be shared on the Member Services page on our website.  We are all about supporting those who support us, so if you would like your business listed, email us with your details and we'll add you to the page!


As always, thanks for reading, we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


President | Graeme Bell 0407 186 296
Vice President | Jo Mawson 0412 661 900
Secretary | Lawrence Glynn 0414 563 290 
Treasurer | Shaaron Glynn


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