OREGON REGION SCCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
PLACE: Raccoon Lodge Restaurant
PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: Tim Ferrick, Derrick Ambrose, Jacob Sturgeon, Kristen Moore, Aaron Bucci, Tim Scott, Rio Rios
OFFICIALS: Karen McCoy, Mary Thompson
ABSENT: Todd Harris, Allie Ferrick, Carrie Sutherland, Jeff Zurschmeide
CALL TO ORDER: Tim called the meeting to order
MEMBER/NEW BUSINESS COMMENTS: Tim welcomed new BOD Members,
Derrick and Rio.
REGIONAL OFFICE: Karen advised that our booth for The Portland Auto Show is 10 x 20. This provides room for display of a car as well as table with literature and other displays as needed. She will put out an e-mail to recruit members to man the booth for the four days.
Registration for our April event will be opened soon, drivers have already been asking.
The first Tire Rack Street Survival is scheduled for Mar 11 and Sept 16th. TNiA dates to be announced.
Good news after a loss in 2016, we ended positive for 2017!
LOUD PEDAL: Absent Report sent via e-mail
LP/Website report is easy - Great January issue because of all the great columns and input I received. Let’s keep that going for February!
We continue to get steady website traffic of about 1,000 to 1,200 unique visitors each week, and about 3,600 - 4,000 page views a week, so each visitor is averaging about four pages.
The most-visited pages are the event schedules, board meeting minutes, Club
Racing home page, Time Trials home page, Loud Pedal home page, and the
Rally home page. Apart from the ORSCCA home page, the 2018 Solo Event
Schedule is the most-visited page on the site.
ROAD RACE: Kristen looking forward to a good season with the following events:
Apr 14-15 May 19-20 MAJORS June 9-10 Aug 10-12
Some of our drivers will participate in The Rose Cups on July 13-15.
Aaron asked if there was a less expensive route for a driver to get his license than what we currently offer. Kristen advised that the one day school for $1200 that gets the driver his novice license that day is the best deal available. Karen said that the current process was adapted due to the fact that the region could no longer afford to do a school on their own.
SOLO II: Rio advised of the staff changes within his group. He, along with Bernadette Kuehn will co-chair the operation.
Due to the lack of more convenient sites for their group, 2017 saw Solo in the red.
They have plans to do more community involvement via veteran participation events as well as looking at a women in racing event.
Getting ready to staff their booth at the auto show and coordinate the format.
RALLY: Jacob and group continue the search for land. A possibility is a spot in Astoria that they are looking into. They need at least 10 acres or more.
VINTAGE: Tim Scott shared info on a site in Toutle that is looking for users. He provided business card and info to both Solo & Rally. He also offered to guide them there as well.
Tim asked when any changes to Vintage Rules would need to be reviewed for approval. Karen advised as early in April as possible.
DIRECTOR I: Aaron said that he thought the banquet was fun. He would like to welcome any feedback from others. He would be happy to help on whatever we do in 2018.
DIRECTOR II: Absent
PAST REGIONAL EXEC: Absent
ASST: REGIONAL EXE: Derrick told a little about himself and how he would like to help the region this year. He feels that we really need to target the younger participant if we are to succeed. Club Trials are a great way to achieve this. He hopes to be able….with help to use social media to generate some interest into our sport. He loves racing of all kinds and wants to get others involved.
REGIONAL EXEC: Tim said that he supports Derrick’s thoughts and feels that if he contacts some of our current young people that they can help him get the work out.
As both RE and a participant, Tim is looking forward to a great year.
With The Runoffs on the west coast he is hopeful that we will see lots of activity at our events leading up to them.
Hopefully with a little pro racing back in town it will generate interest that will then bring us new faces. He thinks that Club Trials and TNiA will bolster that as well.
Tim also asked if we plan to have a booth at The Rose Cup and Karen said yes.
ADJOURN M/S (Kristen/Derrick) M/P
Oregon Region SCCA
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