The Windy City Miata Club (WCMC) is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote the enjoyment of good will and fellowship derived from owning a Mazda Miata. Though most of our membership is located in the Chicagoland area, we have members in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and other states. As of the end of 2015, we have 310 great members, with 211 Miatas.
You're invited to join us at our next meeting or activity! Regular club meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Fuddruckers in Downers Grove (Click here).
New and prospective members are always welcome at our events. Some events may require an RSVP to the organizer. If you want more information about an upcoming event, please email the event organizer at the address shown on the event page or you may contact us here.
AND I LEARNED A LOT
In December I’ll be marking the first anniversary of my retirement. I’m still working my way through the change but I guess I’m right on schedule. Many people have told me it took two years to find a new “normal.”
As I look back at the year not only do I realize I have been busier than I anticipated, I also realize I’ve learned a lot. I have had the luxury of reading a great deal – at least a book a week. I’ve continued to do professional continuing education. I took an adult education course on landscape design. And I’ve learned a great deal about the Windy City Miata Club.
While I’ve been a member of the Club 17 years, I only attended one board meeting prior to becoming president. Serving on the board this year I learned a great deal about the behind-the-scenes work necessary to run the organization and gained a deep appreciation for the “Pit Crew,” the coordinators who volunteer to keep the Club functioning. I am grateful all the coordinators have agreed to return to the board for another year of service.
If you would like to learn more about WCMC and how it “ticks,” please plan to attend a board meeting in 2017. Board meetings are open to all members of the Club unless otherwise announced. The schedule and location of 2017 board meetings will be available after the January board transition meeting. You will gain an appreciation for the work of the Board. You may see a board role you would enjoy filling in the future. And you will certainly learn a lot.