October 2017 Board Meeting Minutes
OREGON REGION SCCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
PLACE: Raccoon Lodge Restaurant
PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: Todd Harris, Tim Ferrick, Kristen Moore,
Randy Thieme, Aaron Bucci, Tim Scott
OFFICIALS: Karen McCoy, Mary Thompson
MEMBERS: Jacob Sturgeon, Rio Rios
ABSENT: Jim Weidenbaum, Mark Tabor, Dan Bullis, Carrie Sutherland,
CALL TO ORDER: Todd called the meeting to order at 6:15
MEMBER/NEW BUSINESS COMMENTS: See Solo & Rally for comments.
REGIONAL OFFICE: Karen advised that the recent Teen Street Survival was another success. We hosted the 1000th event in the nation and have had over 700 teens participate at PIR. Much thanks to our volunteers.
LOUD PEDAL: Absent reported via e mail that LP ready and will include photos etc from The Runoffs.
ROAD RACE: Kristen presented the 2018 schedule as:
April 14-15 Dbl
May 19-20 Super Tour FCC to participate
June 9-10 Dbl
Aug 10-12 Triple (date not confirmed)
Rose Cup date in July to be firmed up yet by Fopir & PIR
The BOD reviewed and discussed those in the running for the 2017 region awards. This is never an easy task as there are so many deserving to be honored. After review decisions were made and will be presented at the annual awards banquet in November. A decision was made to retire The Lew Scott Award. Lew had funded it for several years after which The Region continued funding it for the last five years.
SOLO II: Rio and The Solo Group are also in the market for some real estate.
They have experienced an increase in hotel rates in the area where they have been running, camping facilities have not been an option either so that has put a crimp in their participation this year. They are interested in hearing of any available sites that would suit their needs.
Solo would like to once again help at the auto show if we do it.
Rio helps at The Teen Street Survivor events and thinks that we should look at creating a like event targeting adults. He feels there would be interest in it.
RALLY: Jacob advised that they are desperate for real estate! Their entries have been down due to the fact that they have had to travel further to put on their events.
They were only able to stage 3 events this year. The need is for a minimum of 10 flat acres. They are able to pay for usage. He will follow up on any leads that he is made aware of.
Rally is interested in participating in helping if we decide to have a display at The Portland Auto Show in January.
VINTAGE: No report
DIRECTOR I: Randy reported that BOD election slate was completed and presented to the secretary and Reg Office Admin for distribution to the membership for voting.
DIRECTOR II: Banquet arrangements have been confirmed and menu has been chosen.
PAST REGIONAL EXEC: Absent
ASST: REGIONAL EXE: No report
REGIONAL EXEC: Todd spoke about his trip to The Runoffs this year. He said that it was very well run by Ntl. SCCA. Personally he felt it was a great experience to run where so many greats have done so previously. Just standing on the brickyard itself was inspiring and momentous. He said that the onsite museum is filled with memories of famous SCCA drivers.
With the runoffs at Sears Point in 2018 our May Majors at PIR should be well attended.
ADJOURN M/S ( Randy/Kristen ) M/P
Oregon Region SCCA
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