AN UPDATE FROM THE BOARD AND OFFICE TEAM. 1st May 2020
These are worrying and uncertain times for all of us, the ongoing implications of coronavirus reach deep into our homes and the lives of our family, friends and loved ones. As a community this is the time to pull together for the common good. The situation remains very dynamic. We won't bombard you with unnecessary communications, when you see an email or other communications from your Club, it will be important. Please take some time to check and ensure that we hold the correct contact details for you so that you do not miss out.
MAY & JUNE Membership Offer
During these exceptional times we have put together a Promotion that will offer our members an opportunity to raise money for the wonderful NHS Charity whilst also benefiting from a discounted **new member or renewal fee.
Members who join or renew through the month of May & June will receive a discount of £5.00 off the membership fee and the Club will make a donation of £2.50 to the NHS Charity on those renewal and new member sign up's.
If you pay your renewal fee by Direct Debit the discount will be automatically applied. The offer is available via our website for online sign ups and renewals or by contacting the office team on 01970 267989 where you can purchase or renew your membership over the phone.
Existing members, simply log in to benefit from this renewal offer. The prices displayed in the membership reflect the discount promotion.
** not valid for new overseas memberships
We are working on putting together ways and opportunities for you to stay virtually connected to your BMW Car Club family and friends over the coming weeks. This is a great time to stay connected to our Club through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Forum and Website.
We have received some fantastic feedback from the latest issues of Straight Six and how they have kept you all entertained during the first few weeks of lockdown. The team love to receive your stories and articles too so if you and your BMW have a story that you would like to share, then please email the editing team through email@example.com with a short summary and a couple of high resolution photographs.
For those of you who follow us on Facebook you will have seen a couple of Podcasts with our Directors talking about their passion for all things BMW. So now we are offering you a chance to take part…do you have an interesting BMW story, journey, history, funny moment to share then email firstname.lastname@example.org along with ‘a brief summary of what I’d like to share’ and you could be sat in the next hot-seat podcast. All you need to take part is a laptop/computer with a camera a microphone and we do the rest.
The current Covid-19 situation has seen the postponement of Club Events, Drives, Meetings, Tours, Trackdays and Motorsport and this will remain in place for the foreseeable future. We are, with fingers crossed, still working on our planned attendance at this year’s Silverstone Classic end of July but, in these uncertain times, we may need to cross our toes as well. We will keep you posted on all announcements regarding this and details will follow once we all have some certainty. Same goes for all other planned summer events.
Dragonfly Rally Plate
Rallyplate specialists Dragonfly are raising funds for the NHS with their ‘Stay Home Rally’ with 100% of profits from each sale to be donated to NHS Charities Together and the NHS Covid-19 Appeal.
We hope you can help us in supporting them Their aim was to sell 1,000 rally plates and they have already exceeded this figure to over 7,000! We hope you can help them to smash that target even further.
You can fit the plate to any car or display it in your window to show your support for NHS staff and volunteers as they work tirelessly to save lives. They cost just £10 each, including postage with 100% of profits going to NHS CHARITIES TOGETHER | COVID-19 APPEAL.
Purchase yours and show your support here.
Straight Six and Covid-19
We do not anticipate any interruption to the delivery of Straight Six however in the event of any disruption we will continue to provide our members with digital access to the magazine.
Here’s how to access digital issues of Straight Six:
- Log in (top right corner). Once logged in, hover over ‘Club’ and click ‘Straight Six’. Click on ‘E-Magazine’ and you will see all previous and current Straight Six issues.
- Keep an eye out for a link in your member’s only E-Newsletter, which is emailed to you every fortnight.
- Email the office through email@example.com
One of the special things about being a member is the sense of family that we have in the BMW Car Club GB, it is a place where friendships are made through our common passion for all things BMW. Our BMW Car Club family is important to us and our priority remains the safety and health of our BMW Car Club family, this includes you; our members, officials and the office team.
Stay Safe, Stay Home, Save Lives. Please ensure that care and compassion for one another remains at the forefront of all our minds.