OREGON REGION SCCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
PLACE: Raccoon Lodge Restaurant
PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: Tim Ferrick, Derrick Abrose, Todd Harris
Kristen Moore, Aaron Bucci, Tim Scott, Jacob Sturgeon
OFFICIALS: Mary Thompson
ABSENT: Rio Rios, Allie Ferrick, Karen McCoy, Carrie Sutherland, Jeff Zurschmede
CALL TO ORDER: Meeting was called to order at 6:35 PM
MEMBER/NEW BUSINESS COMMENTS: Discussion was held concerning the Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation. A suggestion was made that we forego a banquet per se, and offer a picnic type, “Celebration of Champions” at the track on Sunday of our last event in August. This would allow more of our out of area drivers to join in. Also we would not be trying to arrange a date around Thanksgiving and other banquets in the area.
Aaron with see what options might be available to planning this kind of function.
Another topic discussed was an awards chair person. Sandra Ferrick agreed to chair this with help from Allie. THANKS SANDRA!
Karen will do a blast at the end of May to all of the members to solicit suggestions for the individual driver awards that are annually presented.
REGIONAL OFFICE: Absent
LOUD PEDAL: Absent Report via e-mail
With the event year in full swing, I plan to fill the magazine with event reports from our venues and advertise upcoming events, especially the Rose Cup and Indy Car. Traffic remains strong on our website, with lots of people showing interest.
I plan to be at the May 18 TNIA and at the Majors in May taking photos. Tim, I still have the bucket of car care products to be given away. I’ll bring those to TNIA.
After the Majors, I’ll also start to promote the Runoffs, as I’m hearing from many of our drivers that they plan to head for Sonoma in the fall. I’ve got my reservations made as well!
ROAD RACE: Kristen remarked that the April was bad but good. The weather made up for the bad but the overall weekend was good! 67 entries on Sat and 53 on Sunday.
Looking forward to a really positive event for the May Super Tour. Better weather and drivers chasing those points for the runoff should benefit us.
SOLO II: Absent
RALLY: Jacob reported how pleased he was with the support from his group on the noise variance issue. He got the word out and the response was great!
A property was found that would serve The Rally Group well close by in WA. The property owner is a very nice guy but unfortunately another group has entered into an agreement with him that they are the exclusive users of the property for rally events. This group runs their events on Saturdays and we run on Sundays. This could be a co-op opportunity where both groups could share. However the other group considers this an intrusion of their agreement with the owner.
The suggestion was made that Jacob see if there is the possibility on some intervention by Ntl SCCA to seek a cooperative arrangement. However, this may not be possible.
VINTAGE: No report
DIRECTOR I: Aaron gave a run down on the April TNiA. Heyward Wagner (the developer of The TNiA project) from the Ntl Office joined us for this event. He offered suggestions to our staff and worked various areas during the event. This event saw our first accident. Fortunately the driver was unscathed, the same could not be said of his vehicle which was unfortunate.
DIRECTOR II: Absent
PAST REGIONAL EXEC: Todd advised that The Rose Cup Event is moving along nicely and he should have more to report on it at our June meeting.
ASST: REGIONAL EXE: Derrick talked about Grid Life (Music & Motorsports Festival. A one of a kind event celebrating all aspects of automotive enthusiasm. RACE. DRIFT. MEET. SHOW. MUSIC.)
The promotors of this group are looking for a west coast group to run an event in 2019. Derrick describes it as a track day with a social atmosphere. Both he and Tim Ferrick are interested in this and will research further and report back.
REGIONAL EXEC: Looking forward to a great event in May. Entries are growing daily.
ADJOURN M/S (Jacob/Kristen) M/P
Oregon Region SCCA
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