WWSCC Report – First slush event was last Sunday, sponsored by UWSAE club. There were around 130 entrants. The group felt it was important that UWSAE should understand that they should be more open to listening to suggestions from other more experienced people. There were small issues (tech stickers, grid lines) that could have been dealt with better if they had listened to suggestions. Since it is part of a “series” the group voted to include it as a formal event. The council bought a laptop, since the old one was dead. Next slush event will be 2/22 at BMP, sponsored by TS. There will be a banquet associated with the Slush series, with overall trophies for those that ran in all three events.
Coneheads – Event was a major success. 77 out of 79 registered people showed up. Attendance was down from the prior year, but fairly even with several of the prior years. Due to a shift in menu items ordered, we spent a significantly less amount of money this year. We typically do not charge our season sponsors for dinner. Since the profit margin was so low this year, it will be important that we pay WW back for the two prime rib dinners provided to the Fordahl’s. Kelley Picasso will need to create an invoice for a total of $85 and submit to Lou Ann. Kristi and Keith have a relationship with an organization called “Fare Start” and they would like to research into moving our banquet to them next year. This is a charitable organization, so we could potentially have the opportunity to write a large check and write it off.
AED Training – Gretchen has not contacted the Safety Stewards yet, so we do not have a list of those interested yet. Hopefully, she will do this tonight and get the names to Dick shortly.
Events Chairs for 2009 – We still need event chiefs for the 2009 season. The following people have already volunteered:
April 4th (Novice School/BMP) – Need volunteer
April 5th (BMP) – Need volunteer
April 25th (Packwood) Core Workers Practice – Dick Willy
April 26th – Enrique Garcia
May 16th (Packwood) Pro Solo – Keith and Kristi Brown
May 17th (Packwood) – Karl and Amy Coleman
May 24th (BMP) – Need volunteer
June 20th (Packwood) Pro Solo – Need volunteer
June 21st – Joel Ferguson
July 5th (BMP) – Need volunteer
August 22nd & 23rd (Packwood) – Jerry Lamb will cover the event on Sunday and Gretchen will cover the practice on Saturday.
October 4th – Ron Bauer
Specialty Chiefs – We need several key Specialty positions that need to be filled. The top two most important are Novice Chair and Stock Chief of Timing. Without these volunteers, the events will not run very quickly. Those interested should contact Dick Willy. Kevin has volunteered to take over the storage of the Timing van for the season, with the caveat that it will not be covered by his insurance. A motion was made and approved to cover one FREE entry for Kevin to each event for this service.
Novice Program Sponsor – We are still looking for a sponsor for this program.
Annual Tech - Charles and Dieter are working on organizing this. They will probably have an off-site session prior to the first event, and will then finish things up at the first couple of events. Charles is wondering how the rulebook waiver will apply to our annual tech, and also wants to make arrangements with Lou Ann to get some rule books for the first session. She will order a total of 50 to begin with. The group brought up the fact that the Pro Solo program has an annual tech too, which typically required an actual copy of the rulebook. It will be interesting to see what options they come up with. The company that Charles is working on with to create the tech stickers now has a printing company that can do adhesive on the front and back. He will order a combination of both of these so that those with Mod cars are covered as well.
Meeting adjourned at