SOLO II Committee Meeting Minutes 5/11/04
Members in Attendance – Jerry
Lamb, Gretchen Everett, Scott Miller, Aaron Pailthorp, Dick Willy, Bud Bohrer,
Mike Leuty, Keith Brown, Kevin Dietz, Jodi Fordahl, Alan Dahl, Angela Moffet,
Tom LeCoque, and Tim Irwin.
Visitors in Attendance: Steve
Roberts, Hans Adomeit and Angela Moffet.
Minutes Review – Approved as
Board Report – The region is in
the black by about $1800 and they had not received the April dues, which will
add to that total. There was a racing
event held recently 21 Solo entrants and 22 racers. Although they haven’t collected all invoices,
they though they were going to break even.
The Rally Cross is coming up in June.
Solo will be responsible for the grid and Kevin Dietz will be responsible
for the course. A few ground rules were
set-up; including only two drivers per car per heat. Registration fee will be $25 (members) and
$30 -(non-members) for pre-registered competitors and then an additional $5 for
Treasurer’s Report – Since she
was missing from last month’s meeting she combined April and May. Lots of activity. The profit and loss statement for March and
April shows a positive balance.
WWSCC Report – The
next event will be held by NWDE on June 6th. A critique was held for WW event #1. The group agreed that too many runs were
given out in the morning session, especially considering the time they got
started. The group felt the course was
good. SCCA has approved the event for
Equipment Report –
The only outstanding thing Kevin could think of is purchasing new tires for the
bus. He will give Tom the sizes if he
gives him a call during the day. Steve
Roberts reports that the timing heads have been hit enough times that they are
no longer lining up like they are supposed to. He was on the phone with JA
Circuits while he was trying to fix them, but was told that they were damaged
and couldn’t be fixed. He has already
sent them a deposit check for ˝ of the cost for replacements. Moral of the story is that they are extremely
sensitive and after being hit by various competitors, even though they seem to
be working okay, they really aren’t. A
discussion was held regarding setting up a new procedure to help ensure that
competitors who may hit the lights and break them will be responsible for
replacing them. The tabs for the bus were paid for and Lou Anne has the tabs
for the trailer and will take care of that.
Practice (5/22) – We still do not have
an event chair for this event. Steve
Roberts has volunteered. He would like
to have pre-registration. There will not
be an event cap. The event will be
broken up into morning and afternoon run groups.
Event #4 (5/23) –
Jerry Lamb is the event chair for this event.
All of the chiefs are prepared and ready to go. Scott Miller will be the course
designer. After event party will be at
Event #5 with BSCC
(5/30) – Dick Willy will be the
event chair. Lou Anne needs to know who
is going to be paying for the site fee since this is a dual event with
BSCC. BSCC will be running this event in
conjunction with SCCA. If a person is a
member of both clubs, they will need to pay both SCCA and BSCC to compete in
both series. If a person chooses to run
BSCC only, then they will need to register with SCCA and a “Club Class” will be
available to them. Scott Miller assured
us that BSCC understands the exactly what needs to be done since it was gone
over in great detail at their last meeting.
Safety Steward Vests – Karl was supposed to take care of
this. We will have to deal with him next
Numbers for sale – A discussion was held
regarding cheap, temporary numbers for entrants who show up at events with no
numbers. A total batch of numbers and
letters split between black and white would cost a total of $320. This is based on total quantity printed.
A discussion was held regarding whom would
be responsible for implementing and selling this type of a program. No one attending the meeting was interested
in developing this type of situation. A
suggestion was made that someone approach the list and offer this “business”
out to the mainstream autocrossers.
Evolution Racing School – All involved with this event are
absent from the meeting. We will get an
update at the next meeting.
Bremerton National Tour – Angela Moffet is the event chair
and Gretchen Everett will be assisting her.
She has all of her Chiefs and they have been submitted to the National
Office. The major thing outstanding is
the course design that is being handled by Scott Miller. Karina Miller is working on T-shirts. She is proposing that we created a turquoise
and/or white T-shirt and tank top. She would like to see a design including a
surfer dude, hanging ten on the hood of a car, while traveling through an
autocross cross. We are looking for
people who might be able to create the artwork for us. Anyone interested should contact Angela
Moffet or Karina Miller. Kuhmo will not
be on-site offering support due to a race someplace elsewhere. Angela is still working with them to procure
prizes for the Saturday party. She would
like to hire the UW students to cover gate waiver patrol. Last year we paid for three students to
become temporary members and then watch the gate for the weekend for $300
total. A motion was made and passed to
hire UW students to take care of the situation.
Since waiver people must be SCCA members, temporary memberships will be
provided for three students. If UW wants
to use more than three people they will be responsible for providing temporary
memberships. The Friday welcome
reception has a budget of $200 total.
Driving sports magazine is interested in being a sponsor. Scott Miller will get the contact information
for Angela and Gretchen.
Novice Questionnaires – A questionnaire was created by
Hans that may help us gather information from our current core of Novices that
will help us determine exactly why these people are here, what their
expectations may be, and also what my help them stay around and help out in the
future. It will now be necessary to set
up a procedure on how we will actually gather this information. It was suggested that someone actually handle
this personally, rather than trying to hand them out at registration. Hans has volunteered to gather and compile
the information collected.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Lou Ann reported that the National Office has increased the
fees charged per entrant at each event.
We are now paying $6 per car per entrant for each event. A suggestion was made that someone approach
Howard Johnson and see what he could do to help the fact that even though Solo
has the least risk involved as a sport, we are severely punished when it comes
to these fees, which have gone up 75% in the past three years.