If you read the 2018 financial report in SportsCar magazine, you know that SCCA needs to save money. Believe me when I tell you that this is top-of-mind for every board member right now.
One way that the board is looking to save money is to change the way we manage our elections. It sounds like a small thing, but it’s significant. Every time there’s a ballot sent to every SCCA member, it can cost the club tens of thousands of dollars for printing and mailing, return postage, and ballot counting.
The problem is, the club’s legal bylaws require that we “mail” out ballots. That part of the bylaws has been rendered obsolete by technology, and there’s no good reason to spend this money when we can hold elections electronically. Oregon Region and many other regions already hold their elections this way.
There will be more next month in SportsCar and here in the Loud Pedal, including a look at the proposed new language for the bylaws. Then, we’ll send out a paper ballot for what will hopefully be the last time, to vote on the bylaws change. I plan to vote for it, because there are much better things we could be doing with that money.
By the time the October issue of the Loud Pedal is released, we’ll be well into national championship season. This year, I’m attending the Time Trial Nationals in Kentucky, and then the Runoffs in Virginia. Next year, I plan to visit the Solo Nationals.