Report – ACE Dogfight will be held the weekend before we all leave for
Nationals. Enduro was held last
weekend. The course had a couple of
tricky spots, but also some fun quicker stuff.
Those that attended said it was a good event. A vote was held and the event was approved as
a championship event. The NWDE event was
also held since last month’s meeting.
The course was very tight, but nothing was critically wrong so the event
was also voted on and approved as a championship event. Keith is interested in holding another
Coneheads practice but has been very busy and hasn’t had much time to prepare
for the event before he leaves for
Report – Brian was not in attendance, but he is actively working on obtaining
our necessary equipment. He also found
an organization that can work on buses in
Jerry wants to thank all of the Specialty Chiefs from 2006.
September 3 (BMP) – Aaron will be the event chair. There were 170+ entrants. Lots of time only runs since stock ran in the morning. There were some issues with the course design and coordination that made several people unhappy. Karl said that several key people held some very appropriate discussions and resolved most of the issues. Jerry felt there was more to add to this and will continue the discussion later in the meeting.
October 15 (BMP) – Shelbi & Kevin will be event chairs. We will use the course presented by Karen Babb.
Norpac Convention - Will be held the first weekend in January. Jerry will make a recommendation that the region reimburse Solo members that plan on attending and helping put on the function. As the host region he feels this would be appropriate actions. The following is a list of potential discussion for round table events. Data Acquisition – Bud will be coordinating. He plans on soliciting a half a dozen companies to come and give a presentation. He will also be contacting a couple key players here from the NW that are using these types of devices. The following subjects have also been discussed Car Classification theory/issues:
Regional car classification
Setting up a Solo Car
Trophies that Work
Regional issue round table
People that were suggested to contact for car set-up; Guy Ankeny, Bob Tunnell, or Greg Fordahl. If anyone has any additional ideas, please let Jerry know.
Rule Proposals - Any new rules proposals should be brought to the November meeting (20 copies total). All proposals will then be discussed at the December meeting.
Online Newsletter - The regional newsletter is now on-line 100%. This should help us save some money.
Course Design - At the last event, course set-up was being done on Saturday and there were several people who got involved and were not representing SCCA in a very good fashion. People were very rude and feelings were hurt. Please keep in mind that our course designers are volunteers and IF people have an issue with how a course was designed they have a right to present there opinions, but if there are no safety issues involved then people must back off and not harass anyone involved. Bud wanted to remind the group that the course designer was knowledgeable and she was also very willing to cooperate with SCCA to make a course more appropriate for our needs. He was present at the time to represent David Lewis as the Chief of Course.
Kristi Brown has volunteered to work on the annual awards for the Coneheads banquet. Amy Olson has volunteered to help her. Kristi had an idea for 2nd and below to have a custom label created for a bottle of wine from Alec Osenbach’s family winery. The group was not thrilled with the idea. Another suggestion was made for pitchers to match our glasses.
A motion was made and
approved to spend $200 to supply the party room in
Meeting was adjourned at