4/10/2020 COVID-19 RMC Update

I hope this message finds all of you doing very well, and staying healthy with your friends and family. I wanted to provide you with an update to our previous message regarding our 2020 season of events.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of BMW is continuing to closely monitoring the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following guidance from federal, state and local agencies on recommendations pertaining to best practices to reduce the impact of the virus spreading among our membership and families.

To that end, the National BMW CCA Board of Directors has voted to prohibit members from “…engaging in any in-person events or gatherings under the umbrella of the BMW Car Club of America…” through June 1, 2020 at 5:00PM ET.

Please see the official statement from BMW National below.

That said, all events scheduled for April and May 2020 have been postponed. These include our helmet tech social events, our Autocross School & Car Control Clinic, Autocross events, as well as our Spring Driving School at High Plains Raceway. For new dates, please see our calendar and check back often.

Our RMC board members have been working closely with the Social, Autocross, and Driving School Event Chairs over the past couple weeks to reschedule these events. We care deeply about the safety and health of all our members, and will continue respecting the recommendations from BMW National, the CDC and other government agencies as we make updates to the schedule.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes together, and thank you for being a supportive member of our Rocky Mountain Chapter of BMW.

We will keep everyone informed via our email blasts, website and our RMC Facebook page. Should you have any questions, please reach out to anyone on the RMC Board and we will answer your questions to the best of our ability or use our contact form here.

Sincerely,

Fox Chung
Vice President
Rocky Mountain Chapter of BMW

From The BMW CCA Board of Directors:

“The BMW Car Club of America and the BMW Car Club of America Foundation are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our members, chapter leaders, boards, staff, and guests. Last month we published our first statement in reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic. At that time, we promised to carefully monitor the situation and all communications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); federal, state, and local governmental agencies; and local health officials to keep abreast of this ever-changing situation.

We have continued to receive many questions from chapter leadership and members regarding the planning and execution of upcoming events in the face of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak. We have reached a point of national crisis and during such a time it is our patriotic duty to assist our fellow Americans in any way that we can.

In this instance it is as simple as removing ourselves from harms way.

To that end, the BMW CCA Board of Directors voted to approve the following: Beginning at 5:00PM ET March 20, 2020, and running through June 1, 2020 at 5:00PM ET, BMW Car Club of America chapters and members are prohibited from engaging in any in-person events or gatherings under the umbrella of the BMW Car Club of America.

In other words, there must be no sanctioned, hosted and/or sponsored/co-sponsored BMW Car Club of America events including, but not limited to: business meetings, social gatherings, driving tours, concours, autocrosses, HPDE’s, Club Racing, or any other type of in-person gathering. Any chapter and/or member attempting to organize, execute, or otherwise participate in said activities or gatherings under the umbrella of the club will face disciplinary action including, but not limited to revocation of membership and revocation of chapter charter. MOREOVER, any individual member, chapter leader, and chapter that violates this policy will be denied coverage under the BMW Car Club of America liability insurance program.

The Club and Foundation will continue to monitor and review the situation with close attention to our current policies. Updates will be issued as needed and relevant.

The safety and security of our guests, students, members, staff, and leaders is now and will always remain our highest priority. Our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of Americans who have been sickened by COVID-19. Our greatest hope is that this passes quickly and that we can all resume our normal lives.

As always, thank you for your membership in and support of the BMW Car Club of America and the BMW Car Club of America Foundation. We are here to help in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. We look forward to serving our members and providing safe, fun, and educational events in 2020 and beyond.”

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