Chicago Region BMW Owners Assoc. boasts over 250 members... the largest and most active BMW Motorcycle Club in the region. Meeting on the SECOND Thursday monthly, 7:30 pm 'til 9 pm at Elmhurst Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126.


December 05, 7PM - 10PM


December 11, 7PM - 8PM


December 16, 7PM - 9PM


January 08, 7PM - 8PM

Stan Vorgias

Congratulations New Officers

As a result of the elections held at the November general meeting, our new officers and directors are:

President-- Rick Koscher (read Rick's letter to the membership in the "Welcome!" area of this site)

Secretary-- Rich Fontagneres

Treasurer-- Pierre Blaje

Editor-- Joanna Burrola

Consumer Interest Officer-- Bill Mullenholz

Membership Director-- Betty Amore

Activities Director-- TBD

Dieectors at Large-- Hank Barta, Scott Hellem, Pete Walters, John Zolot

Thanks to all of the outgoing officers for their service, and to the incoming officers for stepping up! We are looking forward to an exciting new year.

First Friday Holiday Party

Friday, December 5th is the date for the last annual holiday First Friday party hosted by Alice Hanes at her home in south suburban University Park. This has been one of our club's premier yearly events for forty Alice Hanesyears! Please make plans to join us for this very special occasion, and if you can, bring a dish to contribute to the table.

As always, you can find a map and directions in the "events calendar" area of this site. Happy holidays, and see you there!



Chicago Region News (October) now available here

You can now view and print copies of the Chicago Region News from this site. Just go to the "Downloads" tab and you'll see a list of available issues. We'll be posting them as we can. Some of the more recent issues are not up yet as we have not been able to compress them enough.

Got a Technical Question?

Question MarkOur CHITECH committee members have a wide range of experience with BMW motorcycles from the Earles-fork /2 models up to the K16 and S1000 models. And one thing they all enjoy is sharing what they know with others. This is the reason that CHITECH offers clinics, demonstrations, and seminars. Sometimes, of course, those of us who work on our bikes have questions that haven't been addressed by a CHITECH event. Well, here is a way to get a more timely answer: ask your question by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click on this link for a shortcut). And, the best questions may well become topics for future technical activities!

We Want Your Opinion

In an effort to improve our members' general meeting experience, we have created an on-line survey to collect ideas about what you'd like to see in our monthly gatherings. Our guess is that most everyone has some thoughts about this topic... and your thoughts can be included by going to the "Links and Advertisers" area of this site. Once there, click on the link and follow the directions. Thanks for your help!

Club Logo Apparel Now Available

As noted in the newsletter, shirts and jackets with the Chicago Region logo are now available on-line. For pictures and ordering information, go to the "Links and Advertisers" area of this website.

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