Candidacy Statements

President – Paul Seto

For the past 10 years, I’ve been honored to serve as National Capital Chapter’s President. During this time, I’ve been the most active NCC member: creating and attending thousands of events, promoting our club to current/potential sponsors and members, promoting events to ensure participation and financial strength, and handling day-to-day business operations to continue as the largest, most active, and premier CCA chapter in the US.

Obviously, this takes an incredible amount of time and dedication from all NCC volunteers and I wouldn’t ask for anything more from others than I can do myself. Nothing satisfies me more than watching others have fun and smiling throughout an event. This is what drives me; enhancing the CCA experience so that all can clearly see the value and fun that membership brings.

I can’t do this alone, however, but as President, I can lead this chapter to push the same platform, to share the same enthusiasm, and to elevate our member’s satisfaction each year. If you have believed in me in the past, then I am asking for your support to continue as President and Chief Volunteer of the National Capital Chapter.

James Laws – Vice-president

For the past 5 years I have been honored to serve as our chapter’s Vice President. My focus has been and continues to be to improve the membership experience and introduce new chapter activities, initiatives, and attract new members.

I have worked with a variety of business enterprises to develop new relationships and increase our chapter’s visibility and influence and that of the national organization in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia automotive community.

I am requesting your continued backing for another year as Vice President. I will continue to support our chapter as it moves in new directions and faces new challenges. I will continue to develop opportunities which benefit you, the chapter membership.

Thank you for your support,


Treasurer – John Walker

I have been a proud member of the National Capital Chapter since 2006 and just completing my second year as the chapter’s Treasurer. As challenging as this year has been, I am seeking a third consecutive term as Treasurer and would like your support once more. If re-elected to this position, I will strive to serve the chapter to the best of my ability.

John Walker
Chapter Member ID: 370879

Secretary – Robert Hopkins

I’ve enjoyed being a member of NCC BMWCCA for several years participating mainly in the Autocross and Tour events as well as social events and been honored to serve as NCC’s Secretary for the past 2 years. The Secretary of the club sets up zoom meetings, taking notes at board meetings, sending pre and post meeting notes as well as other communications to various programs of the club which is now more important than ever during the Pandemic. Many of you know me from my Tourmiestering and I hope to continue bringing the enthusiasm I show for tour planning and execution to the Secretary position.
I am asking for your support in the role of Secretary of the National Capital Chapter for another year so I can continue to give back to the club that has brought so much excitement and joy into my life.

Volunteers wanted!

The National Capital Chapter (NCC) of the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) is in need of a volunteer to take on its marketing responsibilities. This position provides the opportunity to interact with some of the leading businesses in the automotive sales, repair, accessory, and support industries.

● Previous marketing and/or business development experience is necessary
● A strong desire to interact with sponsors
● A belief in the benefits offered by the BMW CCA and NCC in particular are a plus

● Developing the overall marketing, sponsorship, and communications strategies
● Identifying and securing new advertisers and sponsors for the club’s newsletter, website, email, and social media outlets
● Working with the der Bayerische (dB) newsletter staff to ensure ads are correct, timely, and current
● Marketing/sponsorship communications for all social media and membership growth activities

This position will report directly to the NCC Board of Directors and has the flexibility to build their team immediately. Please send your resume to Paul Seto,, immediately to schedule an interview.


The National Capital Chapter (NCC) of the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) is looking for a new Chairperson to head our annual signature event, Chapterfest. This position provides the leadership for the entire event planning process, acts as main event spokesperson, and recruit/motivate committee members and event volunteers.


  • Familiarity with the daily operations of all NCC programs
  • Works great with people
  • Ability to problem-solve on the fly
  • Good organizational skills and a can-do attitude is a must


  • Coordinate event programs/activities across entire chapter
  • Generate sponsorships and vendor activities
  • Promote event to develop enthusiasm and full membership participation
  • Lead committee members and event volunteers to ensure proper training and communication
  • Develop event registration process

This position will report directly to the NCC Board of Directors and has the flexibility to build their team immediately. Please send your resume to Paul Seto,, immediately to schedule an interview.

The National Capital Chapter (NCC) of the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) is searching for a new Chairperson to head our Social Activities. As the largest BMW CCA chapter with more than 100+ event days per year, we always have something going on for our fellow car enthusiasts.


  • Well organized and familiar with NCC programs and car enthusiasts.
  • The proven ability to work well with others, handle tight deadlines, and by taking diversity into account, further deepen a sense of membership.


  • Develop and execute cross-program activities for membership base
  • Welcome and orient new members into the NCC
  • Maintain social calendar and coordinate promotion with various club media (der Bayerische (dB) newsletter, website, social media, email blasts, etc)

This position will report directly to the NCC Board of Directors and has the flexibility to build their team immediately. Please send your resume to Paul Seto,, immediately to schedule an interview.

2021 National Capital Chapter Officer Nomination Period

2021 National Capital Chapter Officer Nomination Period

Each year, our volunteer-run organization elects the leaders of this great chapter. Every elected position is up for grabs annually: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For more information about the officer positions, please see our chapter bylaws.

To run for an elected position, you must be a CCA member in good standing and nominate yourself during the Nomination Period which runs from November 1st to December 31st. Please submit your candidacy statement to our webmaster at so it can be posted to our website.

Online voting, if necessary is expected to start January 1st, 2021.

Are you a BMW CCA member?

Are you NOT a BMW CCA member or has your membership lapsed?
You can join or reinstate your membership here.
To learn more about the BMW CCA, visit the BMW CCA website.

BMW CCA NCC iRacing Series – Winter 2020

NCC’s Sim Racing Program is looking forward to another successful year in 2021. We are looking to expand and upgrade our program for its second year, to include providing live-broadcasting coverage for each race, which would be a great opportunity for your company to advertise! We have multiple levels of sponsorship available. If you’re interested, please email: for more information. Thank you!

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Please mark your calendar and help spread the word!

Sim Racing - Scott Kim -

Get Ready for Colder Weather!

Did you know that you can purchase NCC branded merchandise from our Club Store? Our new NCC logo is now available on all Club Store products which are customer embroidered from our vendor. Check it out and get your NCC gear now!

NCC Magazine (der Bayerische) Article and Photo Submissions

NCCers, here’s your chance to see photo(s) of your car(s) in our chapter magazine, der Bayerische! We’re planning on starting a new, regular pictorial feature: “The Many Cars of NCC”. Submit your publication-quality, high-resolution photos to Please include pertinent info: your name, the make, model, and year of the car, the name of the photographer, and event date & location. Please make sure you have the photographer’s permission for us to publish the photo. Selected photos will appear in a group pictorial in an upcoming issue.

If you’d like to write an article about your car(s) or your motorsports endeavors, we welcome that too! See our dB Article Submission Guidelines and feel free to reach out to with questions.

VA BMW CCA License Plates

Attention Virginia residents!!! Only a few weeks left to apply!

The day has finally arrived for club members in Virginia, and the National Capital Chapter – BMW Car Club of America is now in the process of taking applications for the Virginia BMW CCA license plate program. In order for the program to come to fruition, the chapter needs 450 club members to pre-order license plates.