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OUR MISSION - The mission of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and specifically the St. Louis Gateway Section, is to provide the owners of Mercedes-Benz automobiles a higher level of ownership. This is accomplished by affording club members a unique opportunity to participate and share with fellow members the wonderful experience of owning and driving, what is universally recognized as the first, and continues today, to be one of the finest luxury motorcars in the world.

OUR HISTORY - Mercedes-Benz automobiles have a rich history in the automotive world. Likewise the Mercedes-Benz Club of America has a history dating back to 1956. Today the Club has over 19,000 members worldwide. The National Business Office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The governing body consists of an Executive Staff and National Board of Directors. The United States is divided into eleven Regions, each having a Regional Director. The St. Louis Gateway Section is part of the Central Region. Our Section was established in 1972 and we presently have approximately 240 members residing in several states.

ABOUT OUR SECTION - The St. Louis Gateway Section is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of twelve members, including Officers. The Officers are elected by the membership at general elections which are held every two years. The Officers set the policy and insure that the Section is operating within the Bylaws of our Section and those of the MBCA.

ACTIVITIES - In November of each year, the membership is given the opportunity to meet and develop an agenda of events and activities for the upcoming year. We endeavor to plan events each month that will be of interest to our diverse group of members, and what they would consider, fun things to do. Having fun with our cars and fellow members is our ultimate goal. We have a wide range of events - some driving, some technical, and some social. Several of our events are traditional/annual activities, such as our New Member Reception in February, our Picnic in October and our Holiday Party in December. Section members volunteer to host these events and other members assist as needed. We make a sincere and concerted effort to have events that are interesting as well as entertaining, where members enjoy one another's company while having a lot of fun.

MEMBERSHIP - Membership in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the St. Louis Gateway Section is open to anyone who owns, or has an interest in, Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Advantages of membership include a subscription to the Star Magazine, which is a world-class, bi-monthly publication and is the official magazine of the MBCA. Members also receive special discounts, for those who qualify, when purchasing a new or pre-owned Mercedes-Benz. And, MBCA membership includes membership in the St. Louis Gateway Section and entitles you to a bi-monthly Newsletter highlighting events, free classified advertising, and other items of interest about members and their cars. You will also receive special discounts at local dealerships on parts and accessories.

By far the greatest reward in belonging to the St. Louis Gateway Section is the opportunity to associate and interact with fellow members. We assure you that you will not only receive a warm welcome but will also quickly establish a lasting relationship with fellow members. You will find that our members are very special individuals and will do their best to make you feel at home in our Section. Membership in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the St. Louis Gateway Section is only $49 a year. It will be the best investment, outside of your Mercedes-Benz automobile, that you will ever make. Be sure to specify on your application that you wish to join the St. Louis Gateway Section.

TEST DRIVE - We invite you to test drive the St. Louis Gateway Section by coming to one of our events and let us show you just what you would be missing by not joining our Section.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to present the St. Louis Gateway Section to you. We hope that you will seriously consider becoming a member of our Section and experience a whole new world of Mercedes-Benz ownership.