OREGON REGION SCCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
PLACE: Raccoon Lodge Restaurant
PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: Derrick Ambrose, Todd Harris, Kristen Moore,
Jacob Sturgeon, Rio Rios, Allie Ferrick, Tim Scot
OFFICIALS: Karen McCoy, Jeff Zurschmeide, Mary Thompson
ABSENT: Tim Ferrick, Aaron Bucci, Carrie Sutherland
CALL TO ORDER: Derrick Ambrose called the meeting to order at 6:35
MEMBER/NEW BUSINESS COMMENTS:
REGIONAL OFFICE: Karen thanked Rio for all the work & volunteer coordination he provided to make our booth at The Auto Show run smoothly. His efforts & enthusiasm are greatly appreciated!
LOUD PEDAL: The web site has been updated and it looks good. Currently 1500 hits a week with the most popular being the Solo Schedule.
He mentioned that NW member Mel Kemper was named the most improved driver at the runoffs.
Jeff announced that he plans to run for The National BOD position that has been held by Jim Weidenbaum. His term is up at the end of the year. The BOD was ecstatic!
ROAD RACE: Kristen mentioned that Spec Miata will have their own run group at the April event. Friday will be a test day. The first 10 drivers to register for the school will be offered a special deal!
The May schedule has been sent to Ntl. For approval.
While June was not the best event…due to the weather, she is hoping for better weather this year. Also, having the Majors in PDX and the runoff on the west coast should bolster our entries.
SOLO II: Rio thought The Auto show went well. The volunteers were great with both Solo and Rally staffed the weekend jointly. He found the location questionable and thought we should go for a more prominent spot next year.
He felt the convention was awesome and he came away with valuable info. Glad that he attended.
Solo will have their first event in mid-March.
RALLY: They looked at some land in WA that may be available for events but continue to look for sites between Portland & Seattle.
Jeff mentioned that at one point there was interest by a group in Grand Ronde
associated with the casino there, to utilize land for track type events.
Jacob advised that Rally has completed the audit of their treasury and will be sending the region a check to cover their past events as previously agreed to.
Karen let Jacob know that the regions CPA will need info from them for taxes.
VINTAGE: The requested rule change for over prepped cars is ready to be sent in for approval.
DIRECTOR I: Absent
DIRECTOR II: Allie is happy to be on The BOD and will move forward to be our
social media guru. She will work to try to generate interest in our sport with the younger members. Allie said she is willing to work on any projects to help the region.
PAST REGIONAL EXEC: Todd advised that while the runoffs being on the west coast, we cannot expect the huge fields that there were in 2017. The draw to drive at Indy brought out many participants that don’t normally travel to that yearly event.
ASST: REGIONAL EXE: Derrick thinks an Instagram account would benefit us. He feels that with Allie’s knowledge we can reach more potential members.
REGIONAL EXEC: Absent
ADJOURN M/S (Karen/Derrick) M/P
Oregon Region SCCA
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