Award Winners

Two of our BMW CCA Puget Sound Region club members have received National awards!

Lance Receiving National BMW CCA award for Outstanding Volunteers, by Christian Bouchez

Lance Richert

Lance Richert is the first Puget Sound Region Chapter recipient of a National BMW CCA award for Outstanding Volunteers. Lance has founded and organized several events that have grown to be annual staples on the chapter calendar. These include Burgers & BMW at the Triple XXX in Issaquah, the E30 Picnic Weekend, the largest E30 event in the world, and M Car Day. He has also been the main promoter of PRO3, the E30 racing series that has had amazing success in the Pacific Northwest.

Lance was nominated for and received this award for his years of dedication and hard work on behalf of our chapter. The award was presented by chapter President Ed Walker at Burgers & BMWs on May 28th. Simply put, Lance is a stalwart of the club.

BMW CCA is made up of 68 chapters organized within five regions and representing about 70,000 members. Puget Sound Region with over 2,200 members is part of the Pacific Region. Only one volunteer award was given out this year per region, a total of five nationwide. In other words, this is a big deal. Congratulations Lance!


Mi Ae Lipe

In our last issue we mentioned an award won by Zündfolge and Roundel columnist Mi Ae Lipe. Mi Ae has subsequently traveled to Charlotte, NC for the Public Service Awards ceremony on March 27 at the 2017 Lifesavers Conference. Mi Ae is pictured here with Jack Danielson, acting Deputy Director of NHTSA.