Report – The Coneheads practice was held and made about $1100. It was smaller than anticipated with 53
drivers. They left the option open to
hold another practice before the banquet with dates in late October still available
Equipment Report – Brian was not in attendance. For the record Jerry stated that Brian has worked incredibly hard this year and really deserves a round of applause for what a great job he is doing! Jess has also become an incredible asset to our region. Thank you Brian and Jess!
2006 Pro Solo (8/5 -8/6) – With the slight exception of lower than anticipated turnout Alan felt that the weekend went really well. Stacy’s course was incredibly challenging, and Alan has seen some good comments on different websites. A big thank you goes out to Keith and Kristi Brown for all of their efforts above and beyond their responsibility as Chief of Workers. A comment was made that had Alan had a co-chair or SLDO the small details that help the overall organization of an event could have been better. Having a person in that position would have ensured that things got done like, putting water in the coolers for corner stations, emptying garbages, coordinating parking, etc. We are hoping for another event next year, and Jerry felt this was a good possibility. Low turnout could be attributed to the fact that we swapped the date with the NT. Jerry made a decision to pay for dinner for those that stayed around until the very end and would like the region to cover that. A motion was made and approved.
Evolution Schools (August 8 – 11) – We had a bunch of students (93 total) and the week was very successful. After all of the expenses, we have made a total of over $5000 and Keith would like to reimburse the two people that were unable to attend due to medical reasons. After a discussion amongst the group a decision was made to refund their money less $50 to help cover administration and site fees. This will help reinforce the fact that people cannot just drop out after committing to the program. Kevin wants to remind the group that Keith did an incredible job organizing this whole thing and it was one of the best schools that Kevin has seen all over the United States.
2006 National Tour – Things
went reasonably well. Jerry received an email from Sandi on Thursday night at requesting the course be
set-up starting at
on Friday morning. Unfortunately we were
not prepared for this, but once that got squared away things ran smoothly. There were a few car issues including broken
wheels and shocks, but the National office seems fine with everything that
happened. A comment was made that we
sold way too many practice runs on Friday afternoon, and this interfered with
course walks on Friday night. Bud also
pointed out that there was not enough attention paid to setting up the cones and
signage that prevent people from driving onto parts of the mill that were not
open to entrants, or visitors. Unfortunately,
we ran out of cones and this couldn’t be helped. We must purchase even more to have available
next year. The party was great, the
weekend was great. All of our Chiefs
worked very hard, along with Jerry and Keith.
Thanks for everyone’s hard work.
Apparently there were some trailers that were left inside the building
even after it was announced that they must be moved outside. As our event is only going to get bigger it’s
even more important than ever that we control this in the future. Since the
July 23 – (BMP) – Karl and Amy were event chairs. It was HOT - close to 100 degrees!!! Five runs were had by all, and there were a couple of people who may have actually been suffering from heat stroke. Thank you to the six people who actually stayed around to help tear down - Glen, Glenn, Annie, Jerry, Karl and Amy. The event was great, thanks Karl and Amy!!
September 3 (BMP) – Aaron will be the event chair. The plan is to use the Porsche course backwards. We are still looking for a bus driver, anyone interested please contact Aaron.
October 15 (BMP) – Shelbi & Kevin will be event chairs. We will use the course presented by Karen Babb.
Norpac Convention - We need people to help organize this event. Solo is responsible for setting up all of the discussions, or round table type of group settings. Bud has volunteered to set-up a round table regarding Solo data acquisition. All volunteers willing to organize something would be appreciated. If you contact Jerry he will let Sherri Masterson know you are working on something. Alan suggested that someone come up with a discussion regarding how to utilize the internet to help build your region.
Stolen Trailer – Back when the trailer was stolen Kevin paid for it to be recovered, and also to dump the garbage left inside. These expenses have already been approved for reimbursement and he just needs to write something up to give to Lou Ann.
Time Trials – Currently Time Trials is currently in the red for $800. This $800 is being covered by Mark McCloskey and Jerry feels this isn’t a fair situation. He is asking that we as a group think about helping this new venue survive and continue. This is only their first year and several of the events over lapped with key Solo events. A motion was made to cover this $800 from Solo since we have had such a successful year. After a discussion the group agreed and a motion was made and seconded to make this “donation”. It should be billed as seed money for 2007 to help support next year’s season.
A suggestion was made to add our website address, and event schedules to the course maps. Bud will contact David Lewis.
There have been a few people asking about running junior karts in our region. A suggestion was made that we start the process now to find out exactly what we need to make this possible. The key will be finding someone to be the “youth steward”. Jerry will do a bit of research and bring it back at a future meeting for discussion.
Meeting was adjourned at