CMMC Elections 2008

UPDATE 03/09/2008: The voting results are in. Please welcome new/re-elected board members Arnie Press (VP), Paul Rossman (Communications), Jeff Oberg (Events Coordinator), Chris Michalek (Treasurer), and Steve Rosenblum (President) who will be joining the existing Board Member at Large  Francis Macasieb.

Thanks to Paul Lark and Blake Mayerle for participating, and presenting a well run campaign.

I also wanted to take a moment and thank outgoing board members Lori Wright, Matt Adams, and Gabe Bridger. Matt and Gabe have been part of this club since its beginnings, and have been instrumental in making our club the great place that it is.

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CMMC Spring Forward Drive March 9th

WRAPUP: A total of over 50 MINIs from the Chicago MINI Motoring Club and the MilwaukeeMINIs invaded the Lake Geneva area. We explored a few twisty back roads, and had a great time despite the not so spring-like weather. Francis raised quite a bit of money in Tom’s name with the MINIs Motoring Against Cancer banner, and associated raffle.

Huge thanks to Kevin, Dan, and Laurel from Knauz for opening up shop on an early Sunday morning and providing coffee and donuts to the caffeine and sugar deprived, Theresa from the MilwaukeeMINIs for teaming up with us, and to Dustin for planning the route and providing giveaways.

Please forward a link to your pictures to steve@chicagominiclub.com, and I will add them here..

Pictures by Tamara (requires free account)| Francis | Eric | Dan | Arnie | Chris | Caren | Tom |

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Dealer Desserts

The Chicago MINI Motoring Club is happy to announce a new social monthly gathering in partnership with the Greater Chicago MINI Dealers.

Bill Jacobs, Knauz and Patrick MINI welcome us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting in Feb 13th at Knauz (6:30-7:30), March 12th at Jacobs.

Join us at the Host Dealer anytime from 6:30 – 8ish pm to enjoy time with MINI friends, finger food, beverages and a few surprises from the Host Dealer.

Visit the website for updated details. Be sure to sign up and see who’s coming this month. Any questions feel free to contact Jeff at jeff@chicagominiclub.com .

Feb 13th Knauz (6:30-7:30) 409A Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff
Mar 12th Bill Jacobs 1564 W Ogden Ave, Naperville
Apr 9th Patrick 696 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg(Postponed – Stay tuned for more news)
May 14th Knauz (6:30-7:30)
June 11th Bill Jacobs
July 9th Patrick
Aug 13th Knauz (6:30-7:30)
Sept 10th Bill Jacobs
Oct 8th Patrick
Nov 12th Knauz (6:30-7:30)
Dec 10th Bill Jacobs

Auto Show February 9th

WRAPUP: A dozen MINIs braved the chilly morning and took a pothole strewn cruise down Sheridan Road and Lakeshore Drive to the Auto Show. We got a chance to see the new MINI Clubman and about 900 other non-MINIs on display.

Thanks again to Knauz MINI for helping us out with tickets and to everyone who came out to make a fun day, including a few MINI friends from as far away as Madison, Wisconsin!!

Photos from: Gabe and Matt | Francis | Arnie and Lena | Anthony |

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