I became a member in 2007 and just renewed for two more years. Recently took advantage of the rebate request and received my $500 check last week for the purchase of my 09 328i - sweet! I'm already doing my part to boost the economy. I do with more ladies would join the National Capitol Chapter. I like talking about BMW's but I'm not a gear head. I'm looking forward to attending my first local social in a few weeks, but only if something doesn't come up...again.