Boston BMW Chapter Charter
The Boston Chapter was the first chapter in the BMW Car Club of America. The Charter’s text and images are reproduced below.
|The following members in good standing of the B.M.W. Car Club of America, Inc.:|
|Michel L. Potheau||William C. Zimmer||Richard Morgan, V|
|Leonard R. Bondreau||James G. Jelke||Kenneth H. Lawrence|
|James L. Ritchie||Margo D. Clark||Warren L. Markey|
|Parker L. Spooner||Charles H. Baldwin||John J. Leary|
|George H. Snowden||Joseph A. Chamberlin, II||Randall Sneider|
|Having properly filed an application for charter; are hereby granted this charter as the B.M.W. Car Club Of America, Boston Chapter, and have the right to use the name|
|B.M.W. Car Club of America|
|by the Board of Directors:||September 26, 1970|
|(Parker L. Spooner)||(James R. Ritchie)|
|(Charles H. Baldwin)||(Joseph A. Chamberlain, II)|
The charter features a hand drawn copy of the old BMW CCA (pre space) logo and beautiful calligraphy. The Charter has been professionally mounted on a thick slab of solid walnut.
Several different versions of the charter are available.
- Big Charter (800 pixels wide, 106k jpeg)
- Medium Charter (400 pixels wide, 36k jpeg, shown above)
- Small Charter (250 pixels wide, 21k jpeg)
- Tiny Charter (200 pixels wide, 16k jpeg)
Please do not reproduce the charter images without written permission from a Boston Chapter officer.
Special thanks to Michel Potheau, BMW CCA member number 2, who loaned the original Boston Chapter Charter document to the webmaster for scanning.
In June 2000, Michel reported that of the original 15 who started BMW CCA, 6 are still BMW CCA members and two have passed away.