2019 SCCA Board Election and Bylaws Revision Results
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 25, 2019) -- The Sports Car Club of America® has announced results for the SCCA® Board of Directors elections conducted in four of SCCA’s geographic Areas. Two new board members were selected, and two incumbents rejoin the board for another three-year term in office.
Jack Burrows, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, retains his position as Area 2 Director. Chris Albin, of Maryland Heights, Missouri, retains his title as Area 6 Director. Charles Dobbs, of Horseheads, New York, ran unopposed and is the new Area 10 Director. And finally, it is Steve Strickland, of Marion, Virginia, who won his bid for the Area 12 Director seat. The 2019 Board of Director election results are as follows:
Area 2: Encompasses part of the Northeast Division, including Northeast Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Steel Cities, Washington DC, Central Pennsylvania, Mahoning Valley, South Jersey, Susquehanna, Blue Mountain and Misery Bay Regions.
- Incumbent Area 2 Director Jack Burrows ran unopposed
Area 6: Encompasses the Midwest Division, and each Region contained within it.
- Incumbent Area 6 Director Chris Albin ran unopposed
Area 10: Encompasses part of the Northeast Division, including Central New York, Southern New York, Western New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk-Hudson and Glen Regions.
- Charles Dobbs ran unopposed
Area 12: Encompasses part of the Southeast Division, including Alabama, Atlanta, Buccaneer, Tennessee, North Carolina, Central Carolinas, Old Dominion, Eastern Tennessee, South Carolina, Middle Georgia, Tennessee Valley, Chattanooga, and Blue Ridge Regions.
- Steve Strickland: 548
- Melanie Murray: 300
The full 2020 SCCA Board of Directors will be as follows:
Area 1 - Bob Dowie
Area 2 - Jack Burrows
Area 3 - Lee Hill
Area 4 - Marcus Merideth
Area 5 - Peter Jankovskis
Area 6 - Chris Albin
Area 7 - Dan Helman
Area 8 - Arnie Coleman
Area 9 - Charlie Davis
Area 10 - Charles Dobbs
Area 11 - Jason Isley
Area 12 - Steve Strickland
Area 13 - Jeff Zurschmeide
Also contained on the 2019 ballot was an initiative to update SCCA Bylaws concerning procedures related to voting on future matters put in front of members. The initiative passed by more than the two-thirds vote required, the tally being 6,867 to 400 votes, and allows for any official SCCA notification/communication in the future to be delivered to the membership in either written or electronic media (e.g., email) form. Notices may be communicated in person, by U.S. postal mail or other method of delivery, by email or other electronic means, or by publication in SportsCar Magazine or any other publication routinely provided by the Club to members.
Election ballots were received and counted by Mize, Houser & Company, Certified Public Accountants. The current board is set to have one more meeting in December, with new BoD members officially taking their seats January 1, 2020.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 6, 2019) -- Registration is now open for the 2020 Sports Car Club of America® National Convention taking place January 16-19 at South Point Hotel and Casino in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s Convention -- themed “One Team. One Experience” -- will consist of engaging and educational presentations, fun social gatherings, the Club’s Annual Meeting, and the SCCA® Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. Additionally, an all-day Tire Rack Street Survival Summit will be held Sunday to focus on the teen driving course and discuss/share thoughts on the program.
On the theme, SCCA President/CEO Mike Cobb said: “Building on the success of our 75th Diamond Anniversary year, the SCCA 2020 Convention will provide a great opportunity for Members, Region Leaders and Event Leadership to continue the pursuit of our collective Mission of delivering a safe, fun and exciting motorsports experience for enthusiasts. The SCCA 2020 Convention will provide significant value to SCCA leaders by focusing on how we can collectively and collaboratively impact member experience, program experience and leadership experience across 2020 and beyond. In short, we will fuel future SCCA growth by delivering excellence as one team in pursuit of delivering a more unified enthusiast experience.”
Before the National Convention officially commences Thursday evening with the Annual Meeting and Welcome Party, SCCA will host a FREE open house Thursday afternoon, January 16, at South Point Hotel and Casino. Open house classroom sessions offer a free opportunity for ALL SCCA members to be trained and certified in some of the most critical roles needed to execute SCCA events.
Leadership Summit seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday provide SCCA members with opportunities to further develop leadership skills, acquire specific SCCA training and network with others. There will be 10 sessions focused just on skills to help Club members become better leaders, and over two dozen classes offering ways to build stronger Regions. Another 30 seminars are designed to provide insight on how to further the quality of local events. No matter how long someone has been an active SCCA member, there’s a new nugget of knowledge to be gleaned from the National Convention.
Once the work is done, National Convention offers a whole host of fun activities where participants can reconnect with friends and mingle while networking with others from across the country. Extracurricular activities include the Welcome Party, hosted lunches, evening karting, group bowling, a pinewood derby, bingo and everything else Las Vegas has to offer. Of course, there is also Saturday evening’s Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet that wraps up festivities.
General Admission is only $325 per attendee. That offers access to the Welcome Party, Leadership Academy seminars, and Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. Diamond Club admission, costing $400 per person, is again available this year and includes a commemorative gift, preferred seating at the Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet, access to the Diamond bar during the Welcome Party and Hall of Fame cocktail hour, and a Diamond Club badge. A portion of Diamond Club registrations go towards the SCCA Foundation. More information on ways to attend the National Convention can be found at https://www.scca.com/pages/convention-ways-to-attend. Register for the Convention by clicking here.
A block of rooms at South Point Hotel and Casino have been set aside for SCCA National Convention attendees. Guests can book a stay by contacting the hotel’s reservations department directly at 866-791-7626 or visit https://www.scca.com/pages/2020-national-convention-book-a-room. In order to obtain the special group rate, guests need to identify themselves as attendees of the SCCA National Convention or supply the group code SCC2020, which will entitle a rate of $70/night midweek and $125/night during the weekend with a $14 resort fee. Some additional fees and taxes may apply.
The block of rooms for convention attendees will be held until December 23, 2019. So, don’t delay in making reservations. The hotel requires a first night’s deposit of room and tax, per room, to guarantee individual reservations, and a credit card will be charged for the first night’s room and tax. Guaranteed reservations will be held until 6:00 a.m. the following date
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