WWSCC Report Keith would like to add a new report to the report list, so he can report on his Divisional Steward activities. The last of the Slush series was held last Sunday with only 81 entrants. The weather was actually very nice for most of the day, with a short slush coming down right at the end. The course was fun, but was probably a little slippery in the first group since it was only 32 degrees out. As part of a series, it needs to be voted on for a championship event. So moved. They will be reviewing dates next week, and they will be holding some events at Sanderson Field. Not a lot going on with the council since in the off season. They are determining when the Slush series banquet will be held. Details will be announced as soon as possible.
NORPAC Divisional Steward Report Conference call last week. Risk Management is asking that ALL regions review course designs even more this year, especially the run out distance at the finish. There were a great deal more of these types of incidents last year and they would like to avoid this in the future. Many regions are not filling out the incident reports completely; however our region has done a fine job. The cost of insurance has gone down this year. New requirement ANYONE who rides as a passenger MUST fill out a temporary membership form. The word passenger must be written across the top of the sheet for those that are taking advantage of a FREE weekend membership, for this purpose only. They do not have to pay the fee, but we must have their information. Some regions are using different colored wrist bands, one color for members or those that have filled out a form, and one for those who have only signed the waiver. Drift implemented this process last year and felt it was successful. It was also suggested that we add this subject to the drivers meeting agenda. We should also make sure that the helmet wrangler has a clipboard with forms (with passenger already written across the top). A hard card is now available through the National Office indicating a member has signed an annual waiver. They will now be holding a test to become a licensed tech inspector. This person will then be the expert for the region and would know exactly where to look things up in the rulebook.
National Convention Joel had the opportunity to meet several Solo people from all over the country. Early on in the convention the main topic covered the hard cards for annual waivers. Those in attendance, who ordered one, received them that day. The waiver cards are color coded for the year they expire, so at quick glance, our waiver people will know they have signed the annual waiver and whether it is current or not. Our region needs to come up with a way to administer these cards for next season. Most of the other topics that Joel had to discuss were covered by Keith in his Divisional report.
CPR/AED Training Several of our safety stewards have agreed to take the First aid training class. The class is available for a total of 15 people. We currently have 13 people. Dick will send a note out to the NW autocross list to fill the final two spots.
Events Chairs for 2009 We still need event chiefs for the 2009 season. The following people have already volunteered:
April 4th (Novice School/BMP) Rick V. James Wege
April 5th (BMP) Tim Irwin
May 2nd (Packwood) Core Workers Practice Dick Willy
May 3rd (Packwood) NEED VOLUNTEER
May 16th (Packwood) Pro Solo Keith and Kristi Brown
May 17th (Packwood) Karl and Amy Coleman
May 24th (BMP) Mike and Carol Leuty
June 20th (Packwood) Pro Solo John and Laura Kimball
June 21st (Packwood) Enrique Garcia
July 5th (BMP) NEED VOLUNTEER
July 10th 12th (Packwood) NT Joel Ferguson
July 14th 16th (Packwood) Evo Schools Keith Brown
July 17th July 19th (Packwood) Pro Solo Gretchen Everett and Jerry Lamb
August 15th (Packwood) Open Practice Peter Umino
August 16th (Packwood) NEED VOLUNTEER
October 4th (BMP) Ron Bauer
Specialty Chiefs We still need an Equipment Chair. BIG thanks go out to Ron Bauer who has volunteered to cover the Stock Timing Chief position! Yay Ron!
Annual Tech The first annual tech will be held at the BSCC event #1 this weekend. Charles will be meeting Lou Ann later this week to get the rule books.
Wireless Timing equipment Jackie has coordinated with Glenn Austin to research a final quote for a wireless timing system. The information will be collected and presented at next months meeting.
Team Competition Mark Snell presented information to formalize the Team Competition as part of our series. A motion was made and approved to include this in our 2009 season. Another motion was made that we allocate dollars towards season end trophies for each member of the team, in a total equal to what is spent on second place trophies for the season.
Meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.