Solo Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2019


In attendance – Tim and Gretchen Weidemann, Taylour Wargo, Charlie Morales, Mike Leuty, Karl & Amy Coleman, Aaron Pailthorp, Scotty B. White. Ron and Alyson Bauer.


Meeting location – LA Hacienda, Renton          

Next Month’s Meeting location – TBD


Last month’s minutes review – minutes approved with edited version distributed at meeting.


Reports


NWR Board Report (Gretchen Weidemann) – Discussion with Scotty about what is going on in the region, and what he hopes to accomplish with the NWR Race program. Working on Time Trials program at the Racing events is high on the list of projects for this year. Oregon has a Race event planed with a Time Trials event running simultaneously. Scotty hopes to get enough Time Trial entries at the NWR race at Pacific Raceways to hold a run group for them. Scotty is also working with Oregon region to try and develop a regional race championship. Work has begun on a whole new NW Region Web Page. Each venue has been asked to preview the first attempt, and provide feedback regarding exactly what their program need and or wants included on the site. 800+ members in the region, Race committee has come together and held their first monthly meeting in a very long time.  They had both new and older members in attendance, so it seemed to be a success.


Treasurer’s Report (Kristi Brown) – Keith not in attendance. Nothing new this month to discuss.

No change at this time. No new activity.


NORPAC Report (Jessy Gauthier) – Not in attendance.


WWSCC Report (Keith Brown) – Keith not in attendance.


Equipment Report (Kevin Dietz) – Not in attendance


Recruitment Report (Crystal Stegman) – More show event dates have been added to her list. She has contacted here old auto shop teacher thinking this would be a good way to try and reach out to some new students.  The group agreed this could be a good step to help introduce a younger group of people to our program. Still working on the business cards and schedule cards. Magnets put on hold at this time. Moved and approved for $40.00 expenditures to produce business cards.


NEW Business


Introducing NEW 2019 Solo Board – Gretchen was very pleased and excited to announce the new 2019 Solo Board.  Charlie Morales is stepping up to replace Gretchen as our Solo Chair. Theron Langel is stepping up as the Asst. Solo Director, and Taylour Wargo is taking over the secretary program. We should all give them a huge round of applause for volunteering to take over our program.  They are going to do a great job!


Laptop for NEW Secretary – A motion was made and approved to purchase a new computer to be used by the Solo Secretary for taking notes at our meetings. The group suggested we buy some simple that is focused on word processing, that doesn’t have any bells or whistle so it will be more reliable and potentially not borrowed by timing in future. A total of $350.00 was approved.  Taylour will make the purchase and send receipts to Kristi for reimbursement.


2019 Event Chairs – look over the calendar and pick an event to chair now so you get the best choice.  Gretchen and Charlie will be co-chairing the National Tour.


First Event of Season (3/17) BMP – Our first of event will be the Open Practice at BMP on 3.17.  We need an Event Chair. Tim weidemann will be designing the course.


OLD Business


2019 Specialty Chiefs – There are currently a few open positions, and we need confirmation from a few more that current Chiefs would like to continue through the 2019 season.  Charlie will reach out to those with question marks from 2018, as they will have first right of refusal. We know that we have the following openings - Chief of Setup. Chief of NS and Stock Timing.

Chief of Waivers, and Chief of Trophies.


2019 Season Rule Proposals – Rule passes.

Rule #1 - Keith Brown


Current Rule:

4.    PASSENGERS

If allowed by the National Solo Rules, a passenger is permitted on any run during the event provided:

1)    The driver is an event entrant and the car has passed Tech Inspection;

2)    If the driver is inexperienced, the passenger is a Novice Instructor approved by the Novice      Chair or the Event Chair;

3)  The passenger is at least 12 years old (NOTE: A minor passenger may only ride with a parent or legal guardian);

4)   All necessary waivers have been completed for the passenger;

5)  The required safety equipment (see National Solo Rules, Section 4.3) is in place for the passenger and fits properly; and

6)    car has adequate passenger seat.


Proposed Rule:


4.    PASSENGERS

If allowed by the National Solo Rules, a passenger is permitted on any run during the event provided:

1)    The driver is an event entrant and the car has passed Tech Inspection;

2)    If the driver is inexperienced, the passenger is a Novice Instructor approved by the Novice      Chair or the Event Chair;

3)  The passenger is at least 12 years old. ((Changes)) or is 57 inches in height. Remove the parent or legal guardian.

4)   All necessary waivers have been completed for the passenger;

5)  The required safety equipment (see National Solo Rules, Section 4.3) is in place for the passenger and fits properly; and

6)    car has adequate passenger seat.


Rationale:  Changing brings this rule in alignment with the current National rule set.


National Convention – New Solo Director would like to attend the Convention.  A motion was made an approved to cover event registration, airfare, and hotel for Charlie.  It was also requested that Gretchen attend the event as well to help Charlie with the transition, and to introduce him to other important people from SCCA.  Scotty White also wanted to add that from his point of view, Gretchen was a rock star at representing our region and this solo program, he also wanted her to attend so that he could introduce her to the new Area Director.  The region has enough people in attendance that her registration would be covered, and she will share a room with Charlie. A motion was made and approved to cover airfare for one additional person.


Open Discussion – Charlie has found a place to hold meetings at Sykart in Tukwila. He would like to hold our next February meeting at this location, and will make arrangements and send confirmation out to the group.  It was also discussed that we may want to consider holding meetings only in the south end again since it seems that the same exact group of people attend the meetings no matter where they are held.

Registration is open for the banquet, so if you haven’t sign up yet, please do so. There is a link on the Facebook site.


Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm