SOLO II Committee Meeting Minutes
Members in Attendance – Karl Coleman, Gretchen Everett, Dick Willy,
Aaron Pailthorp, Scott Miller, Tim Irwin, Nash Johnson, Terri Johnson, Bud
Bohrer, Tom LeCoque, Val Korry, Lou Anne Christensen. One guest – Jerrett Cangie.
Minutes Review - Minutes have been
approved as written with the following changes Jerry Lamb will be replacing
Karl Coleman as the Solo Director in 2005.
Board Report – February 28th
will be the date for races annual seminar on what it takes to go racing. The event will be held at Fordahl Motorsports
and will include sovereign, Solo I, and Solo II. Rally has canceled their February event, but
Do-wop will still be in March. Their
workers party is on January 31st at the casino in Shelton, this is in conflict with the
Coneheads banquet again for the fifth year.
A request was made to try and change this in this for future
Treasurer’s Report – Please see attached.
Some activity in the checkbook. One outstanding bill from National Tour and
we’ve also paid off Victory Awards for the years worth of regional trophies.
WWSCC Report - SCCA should be receiving an
invoice for our “fee” for $20. Coneheads
will be January 31st from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight and will be held at
The Mountaineers Club. They are looking
for items to donate something for the raffle.
They are suggesting that each club donate one item. The cost to attend will be $35. The first slush event will be held this
Sunday at BMP. The Torque Steerers event
will be February 8th at BMP.
There has been a proposal presented by Torque Steerers to hold a
drifting practice event and they are gathering feedback from clubs to see how
they feel about it. K & K will cover
the insurance for the event if it is held.
They have also consulted with Karen Babb to ensure that a proper course
would be used. Does SCCA agree with this
consideration? Any concerns? Most people in attendance seemed to be
uninterested in this type of event, but felt that as long as the event was run
in a controlled environment being overseen by experienced autocrossers then
there did not seem to be any resistance.
The club is still looking for a treasurer. All rules proposed at the last meeting were
Equipment Report – The Solo Bus is currently at West Seattle
Radiator. Tom has received a quote and
the radiator is in very poor shape. They are not sure if it is
rebuildable. A brand new three-row is
much more expensive than a four-row rebuild ($140 cheaper for four-core). The total bill will be $719 at the highest,
but closer $600 with a rebuilt four-row.
The thermostat has also been replaced.
Other than that, everything seems to be fine. Aaron picked up the timing display from Kevin
and it has been fully charged and there is nothing wrong with it. Aaron is working with Kelley and Steve to
learn more about all of the remaining equipment. Kevin has purchased a wireless microphone
system, including 2 separate mics.
NW Region Banquet
Reminder – The region banquet will be
held on Saturday at Bison Creek Pizza. 6:00 social – 7:00 dinner.
$10 for all you can eat pizza and salad.
Trophy Committee Update – Trophies have all been ordered. We will have a nice jacket for first; a wind
jacket pullover for second and a nice checkered collared polo for third –
Convention Recap - Saturday was a good
day. Held an SCCA University
course regarding motivating volunteers. Karl felt that it was good
information. They learned it was
important to not “de-motivate” volunteers by forcing one specific opinion down
their throats because it was important to recognize their new thoughts and try
to be open minded to new things. Round
tables were held with several different subjects. Karl attended one regarding a rally cross event
since our region will be holding this type of event in 2004 and another
regarding different shock setups put on by Ground Control. He learned more in one hour regarding shocks
than he has in all his years in racing.
Katie Elder held a round table for our Division. The Reno region will be holding an event at
Stead Air force base which will be part of the Divisional series, along with
our National Tour in July and Atwater on May 1 & 2, plus Snake River is trying
to hold another event at Mt. Home Air force base on August 21 & 22. They cannot confirm the base, but are trying
to get the Nampa Convention Center as a back up
National Convention (Feb. 5 – 7)
– This was discussed at the last meeting, but Karl is
looking for any additional questions or concerns to add to his list. A very firm discussion was held regarding
“dedicated hardware” when referring to National T&S. Some felt it was very important to make sure that
any “new” systems were sent out for proposals so that the little guys who have
been involved on a regional level for a long time could at least be considered
for the proposal. Another suggestion was
made for Bud to gather information regarding what is happening on a National
level regarding recommendations for dealing with classing structures that are
declining in attendance.
Schedule for 2004 – No major changes
since the “proposed” schedule presented at the meeting last month, except for
the fact that the California National Tour event has moved up and is now
conflicting with our first event on March 7th at BMP. Tom & Jodie LeCoque and Keith Brown will
be attending the CA event, so we will need to have replacements for Novice
Chairs and Tech for Event #1. Karl is
wondering if we want to change the event date.
The group felt that we should take advantage of the date since we’ve got
it and not change the schedule. The
first Novice School will be held on March 27th at
Event Chairs for 2004
Pailthorp has already volunteered to cover the August Event and Scott Miller
has volunteered to cover the first event.
Gretchen Everett will also cover one of the events, if registration can
be taken care of. Karl Coleman and Kevin
Dietz will co-chair the Yakima
event. Jerry Lamb has volunteered to
cover event #3 on May 23rd.
Streamlining the registration/tech process - A discussion was held at the last meeting to try and
streamline the process, Karl wanted to confirm exactly what had been agreed
upon. A discussion was held regarding
this process. Most felt that there was not
a downside to opening this up, but Keith recommended that we add another box
for the Chief of Workers to sign-off, along with tech
so that we know that each competitor has visited each station.
Specialty Chief of
Workers – Terri Johnson has volunteered to cover this position for
2004. Thank you Terri!!
Accessories – The good news is that we do not need a new battery for the
timing display. Aaron is looking for the manual for the display. Since no one really knows where it is, Aaron
would like approval to spend $12 to purchase a new one. He would also like to purchase some dust caps
for the cable ends that are not being used.
A case is available for $385 for storing the display unit. This is an appropriate dollar amount when
considering the total dollar amount spent on the actual equipment. This container also has spaces available for
the cables. Greg knows someone that may
be able to source a very similar box for a lesser amount. Aaron will follow-up with Greg regarding this
option. He would also like to source
some backup options for getting electrical current to the display. Aaron also
feels that the display can be run by a lap top that contains the index formulas
so that indexed times can be displayed and would like to purchase a data cable
that may help accomplish this. A
proposal was made and approved that that he may purchase all above equipment
except for the case until he talks to Greg and the data cable until he talks to
04’ Supps/Mike Leuty’s NWSC News Article – Mike Leuty wrote
a very informative article addressing the classing structure changes for
2004. He wanted to present it to the
group to make sure that it is clear and concise before it gets published in the
newsletter. Tim Irwin who is the
original author of the proposal felt it captured everything very well. The group agreed and felt that no changes
would be necessary.
Donation for Coneheads - We will donate two regional event entries to the
Event trophies -
People felt it was important that we continue to handout regional event
trophies. A motion was approved to
continue this as long as it was done in the same fashion as last year. Meaning if you don’t show up, you don’t get
it; and that the trophies were recyclable between events.
Misc. – Add to the Specialty chief of Grid checklist that
grid is now responsible for checking the timing cards to make sure that each
competitor has gone through tech and gotten a worker assignment. They will also responsible for helmet
checkout. On another note, our Chief of
Tech would like help in coming up with a way to get ALL entrants to display
legible car numbers and class on their vehicles. Several suggestions were made.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:19 p.m.
Lou Anne has ordered 60 2004 rulebooks.