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Meeting Minutes / July 2019 Minutes
« on: July 02, 2019, 12:33:43 pm »
The June 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:35 pm on July 1, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the June meeting was submitted by Phil and seconded by Carrie.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report.

Membership: 273 members.

Club Racing: A Hoosier Super Tour race was held at Watkins Glen June 21st to 23rd with 289 entries.

Ice Racing: In 273 days.

Solo: The fourth event of the season will be held this coming Sunday, July 7th, at New Era Field.  Register here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-solo-2019-event-4-new-era-field-western-york-700281

NEDIV: The July Sprints will be held this coming weekend, July 6th and 7th, at Watkins Glen.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: None submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:38 pm by Carrie and seconded by Jon.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / June 2019 Minutes
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:45:28 pm »
The June 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:40 pm on June 3, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the May meeting was submitted by Todd and seconded by Jeremy.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report in absentia.  All outstanding bills have been paid.

Membership: 269 members.

Club Racing: A Hoosier Super Tour race will be held at Watkins Glen June 21st to 23rd.

Ice Racing: In 261 days.

Solo: The second event of the season was held June 2nd at Seneca Army Depot.  77 drivers attended, with 22 also attending the Test and Tune session the previous day.  Despite intermittent rain, fun was had by all.
A National Tour event was also held at SEAD on May 18th and 19th.
The next local event will be held June 16th at New Era Field.  Novice school will be held on the 15th, also at New Era Field.

NEDIV: The NEDIV Championship is on its way.

New business: Nothing submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: Watkins Glen will host the Sahlen's 6 Hours of The Glen June 27th to 30th.  A Glen Region SCCA event will also be held there the following weekend (July 6th and 7th).

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:44 pm by Ty and seconded by Karen.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / May 2019 Minutes
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:35:55 pm »
The May 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:37 pm on May 6, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the March meeting was submitted by Carrie and seconded by Ty.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report in absentia.  Site rental fees for the first three Solo events have been paid.

Membership: 279 members.

Club Racing: An SCCA Majors race will be held at PittRace this weekend.

Ice Racing: In 280 days.

Solo: The first event of the season was held on April 14th at New Era Field.  Despite cold and rainy weather, the event was well attended, and good times were had by all.
The next event will be held at Seneca Army Depot June 1st and 2nd.
A National Tour event will also be held at SEAD, on May 18th and 19th.

NEDIV: Nothing to report.

New business: Nothing submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: The next IMRRC Conversation, "Rallying through the Trees", will be held on May 18th.  The display car for this event was provided by our region's own Roy Bergman.
A National Board meeting will be held at the end of the month.  SCCA Pro Racing will be a major topic of discussion.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:41 pm by Ty and seconded by Roy.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / April 2019 Minutes
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:02:53 pm »
The April 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:40 pm on April 1, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the March meeting was submitted by Todd and seconded by Bruce.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer was absent, therefore no report was submitted.

Membership: 275 members.

Club Racing: Rusty took 2nd and 3rd place in races at Road Atlanta.
A Formula Race Promotions race will be held at Watkins Glen May 10th-12th.

Ice Racing: In 310 days.

Solo: The first event of the season will be held in two weeks on April 14th at New Era Field.  (Register here:https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-solo-2019-event-1-new-era-field-western-york-926100) 
Registration for the National Tour Event at Seneca Army Depot will open at 7 p.m. this Wednesday. (April 3rd)
The solo budget was approved.

NEDIV: The first race of the Divisional series will be held this weekend.

New business: An SCCA Majors Regional race will be held at PittRace May 11th-12th.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: Opening Weekend at Watkins Glen is this weekend (April 6th-7th).  Highlights include a model car show at the IMRRC and a Green Grand Prix on Friday.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:46 pm by Phil and seconded by Trevor.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / March 2019 Minutes
« on: March 05, 2019, 01:02:46 pm »
The March 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:32 pm on March 4, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the February meeting was submitted by Carrie and seconded by Joseph.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report.

Membership: 266 members.

Club Racing: Two weeks until the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Ice Racing: In 365 days.

Solo: A Solo planning meeting was held prior to the general meeting, during which key positions were filled.  The first half of the season schedule is set, with the first event to be held on April 14th at New Era Field.  (Register here:https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-solo-2019-event-1-new-era-field-western-york-926100)  The solo budget will be emailed to board members for approval.

NEDIV: The February mini-con was well attended, with a number of awards being presented.  The region's own Jim Perrin presented a seminar on rallycross safety.

New business: The region is proud to recognize 55 year member Roy Bergman and 25 year member Heather Everett.  Congratulations to them both!

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: None submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:37 pm by Phil and seconded by Bruce.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / February 2019 Minutes
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:47:33 pm »
The February 2019 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:35 pm on February 4, 2019 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the December meeting was submitted by Jon and seconded by Carrie.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report

Membership: 261 members, not including a number of pending renewals.

Club Racing: The Finger Lakes Region will be hosting the Ithaca Winter Rally on February 23rd.  More information can be found here: https://www.flr-scca.com/road-rally

Ice Racing: Last week.

Solo: The solo schedule is set for the first half of the 2019 season, and will include 4 events at New Era Field and 2 at Seneca Army Depot.
A solo planning meeting will be held prior to next month's general meeting at 6:30 on March 4th.

NEDIV: The next divisional mini-con will be held on February 16th.  Highlights include a solo course design clinic and a rallycross presentation by our own Jim Perrin.

New business: The national convention was well attended, with standing room only reported at many events.  Highlights included the pinewood derby on Saturday, as well as presentations by the International Motor Racing Research Center.  The Center is seeking copies of old region newsletters for its archives.

Old business: The region awards banquet was held this past January 5th.  Good times were had by all.

Announcements: The IMRRC is hosting a number of conversations in the coming months, including "MG and WG: A Celebration!" on February 23rd (coinciding with the exhibition of a pair of historic MGAs), "Open Wheel Madness" on March 23rd, "The Sixth Annual IMRRC Model Car Show with LEGO" on April 6th, and "Racing Through the Trees: An Inside Look at Pro Rallying" on May 18th.  More info here: https://www.racingarchives.org/center-conversations/

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:43 pm by Ty and seconded by Phil.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / December 2018 Minutes
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:39:28 pm »
The December 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by Carrie at 7:31 pm on December 3, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the November meeting was submitted by Bruce and seconded by Carrie.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer was absent, therefore no report was submitted.

Membership: 281 members.

Club Racing: On hiatus until next year.

Ice Racing: In 46 days.

Solo: Season championship points will be tallied and posted within a week.  Planning for next season's schedule has begun.

NEDIV: The next divisional mini-con will be held in February.

New business: The region banquet will be held Saturday, January 5th, at Chef's.  Further details will be posted shortly.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

Announcements: None submitted.

Visitors: New region members Harold and Jane were present.  Welcome!

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:44 pm by Phil and seconded by Paul.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / November 2018 Minutes
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:08:09 pm »
The November 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:33 pm on November 5, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the October meeting was submitted by Carrie and seconded by Tim.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 277 members.

Club Racing: Rusty placed second at the SCCA Runoffs.  Congratulations Rusty!

Ice Racing: In 82 days.

Solo: The Solo program is currently in "recovery mode" folllowing the conclusion of the 2018 season.  Stay tuned for information on the 2019 schedule.

NEDIV: Divisional meetings are upcoming.

New business: Planning for the annual awards banquet is underway.  The banquet is tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in January; hopefully Stephen Yeoh and Dale Kunze will be able to join us!  A number of venues are under consideration.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

Announcements: The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen will be hosting a symposium on October 9th and 10th.  More information here: https://www.racingarchives.org/assets/SAH-Press-Release.pdf
The IMRRC is currently seeking an Executive Director.  Details here: https://www.racingarchives.org/about-the-imrrc/employment/
National is seeking a qualified candidate for President of Pro Racing.  Interested parties should contact National.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:46 pm by Karen and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / October 2018 Minutes
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:21:20 pm »
The October 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by Carrie at 7:40 pm on October 1, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the August meeting was submitted by Tyrone and seconded by Jon.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 281 members.

Club Racing: The Fun One was be held at Watkins Glen September 14-16.  283 competitors ran on Saturday, with region member Danny P. winning his class both Saturday and Sunday.  Good times were had by all.

Ice Racing: In 112 days.

Solo: The final event of the season, the 2nd Annual Dale Kunze Memorial Run, was held this past Sunday, September 30th.  The 105 entrant field featured 37 novices, including 5 first time entrants.  Fun was had by all.

NEDIV: A scheduling meeting will be held November 3rd in Scranton.  The next Mini-con will be in February.

New business: Planning for the annual awards banquet will begin shortly.
Elections are upcoming; stay tuned for further announcements.
An opportunity to host rallycross events in the future may be available at Hillside (formerly Holland Speedway).

Old business: Nothing submitted.

Announcements: Celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of racing at Watkins Glen and the 20th anniversary of the International Motor Racing Research Center will be held at the IMRRC this coming Saturday, October 6th.  Details here: http://www.racingarchives.org/assets/RACETOBERFEST-1.pdf

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:48 pm by Karen and seconded by Bruce.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / August 2018 Minutes
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:21:05 pm »
The August 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:29 pm on August 6, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the May meeting was submitted by Jon and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 281 members.

Club Racing: SCCA Regionals will be held at PittRace August 11-12.  Details and registration link here: ]https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/scca-regional-races-pittsburgh-international-race-compl-steel-cities-club-racing-514674]
Several region members attended the 6 Hours at Watkins Glen.  Fun was had by all.
The Fun One will be held at Watkins Glen September 14-16.  More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/178212316374997/.  Register at https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/fun-one-watkins-glen-international-scca-finger-lakes-064581
A brief discussion was held about SCCA Pro Series Formula 3 and 4 and their visibility within the region.

Ice Racing: In ? days. (No report submitted.)

Solo: A National Tour event was held at Seneca Army Depot, which was well received by all attendees and had several local members in attendance.  Carrie and Michelle placed 1st in their respective classes, while David and Sam placed 2nd in their classes.
At the National event in Michigan, David placed 1st in class, Tim placed 2nd in class.
Over 1400 are registered for Nationals on Labor Day weekend.
The next local event is at Seneca Army Depot on August 18 and 19.  August 18 will be a Test and Tune day.  Registration for the Solo on the 19th is here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-event-5-seneca-army-depot-western-new-york-636757

NEDIV: The Divisional series is progressing.

New business: None Submitted.

Old business: Inquiries were made about Region stickers and other merchandise.

Announcements: Rusty has been nominated and accepted for lifetime membership.
The oldest driver in the region (who otherwise wishes to remain anonymous) will be racing The Fun One.

Guests and New Members: This evening's meeting was attended by new members Greg and Sandy.  We welcome them to the region!

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:45 pm by Tyrone and seconded by Rusty.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / June 2018 Minutes
« on: June 05, 2018, 12:14:18 pm »
The June 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:35 pm on June 4, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the May meeting was submitted by Jon and seconded by Jeremy.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 273+ members.  Exact figures were not available as the membership chair was absent.

Club Racing: A Majors event will be held at Watkins Glen June 22-24.  More info and link to registration here: https://www.scca.com/events/1990594-hoosier-racing-tire-scca-super-tour-majors-wgi-glen-region

Ice Racing: In 269 days.

Solo: Two events have been held since the previous meeting, one each at Seneca Army Depot and New Era Field.  Attendance was somewhat diminished by the threat of rain at both events, however there was a good novice turnout.
A Champ Tour event will be held this weekend (June 9th and 10th) at Seneca Army Depot.  Several region members will be in attendance.
The next two points events will be an Out-of-Region event hosted by FLR on June 24th and a local event at New Era Field on July 15th.
Register for the June 24th OOR event here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/flr-2018-autocross-3-penn-yan-airport-scca-finger-lakes-solo-476057
Register for the July 15th event here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-event-4-new-era-field-western-york-062846

NEDIV: Nothing submitted.

New business: There will be NO JULY MEETING.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will be held at PittRace on July 14th and 15th.  More information and a full schedule of race week events may be found here: http://www.pvgp.org/calendar/

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: There will be NO JULY MEETING.
A conversation will be held Saturday, June 9th, at the International Motor Racing Research Center.  The topic of discussion will be the Silver Arrows.  More info here: http://www.racingarchives.org/2016-center-conversations/

Guest and New Members: This evening's meeting was attended by new member Derek and included a "special guest appearance" by Randy.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:42 pm by Phil and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / May 2018 Minutes
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:24:01 pm »
The May 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:32 pm on May 7, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the April meeting was submitted by Jerry and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer was not present, therefore no report was submitted.

Membership: 273 members.

Club Racing: The first Majors event of the season will be held at PittRace on May 12th and 13th.

Ice Racing: In 299 days.

Solo: The first event of the season was held on April 22nd and was very well received.  117 drivers attended.
Several region members attended the National event at PittRace April 28-29.  A number also attended the ProSolo event in New Jersey May 5-6.
The next event will be May 19-20 at Seneca Army Depot. 
For the Test and Tune and Novice school Saturday May 19, register here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-school-test-tune-seneca-army-depot-western-new-york-457353
For Event #2 on Sunday May 20, register here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-event-2-seneca-army-depot-western-new-york-447305

NEDIV: The divisional series has started.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: Longtime members Tim and Joe were recognized in Sportscar magazine.

Announcements: An event at Watkins Glens for old drivers and crew will be held May 17th.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:42 pm by Phil and seconded by Roy.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / April 2018 Minutes
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:58:45 pm »
The April 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:29 pm on April 2, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the February meeting was submitted by Mike and seconded by Bruce.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 282 members.

Club Racing: The first Majors event of the season will be held at PittRace on May 12th and 13th.
Several region members journeyed to Florida for the 12 Hours of Sebring.  Good times were had by all.

Ice Racing: In 330 days.

Solo: The first event of the season will be held at New Era Field on April 22nd.  Register here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-event-1-new-era-field-western-york-993440.
A group will be traveling to Seneca Army Depot on April 14th to check and clear the site for future events.

NEDIV: Nothing submitted.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: A new member was in attendance, however he left before the meeting proper began.  He did not provide his name, however he did order the french fries as takeout.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:35 pm by Phil and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / March 2018 Minutes
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:31:46 am »
The March 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:28 pm on March 5, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the February meeting was submitted by Jon and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: 278 members.

Club Racing: Rusty won two Super Tour races at NOLA.  A Majors event will be held at PittRace on May 12th and 13th.

Ice Racing: In 350 days.

Solo: The first half of the schedule is in place, including two events at Seneca Army Depot.  The first event of the season will be held on April 22nd at New Era Field, while the first Seneca event will be held on May 20th.  The second Seneca event will be held in August.

NEDIV: Nothing submitted.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

Announcements: A new National level social media policy is in the works. 
The General Competition Rules have been expanded for 2018.
Several road rallies are upcoming within the Division; check SportsCar for details.
Several Region members journeyed north to attend the Toronto Auto Show; good times were had by all.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:35 pm by Phil and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / February 2018 Minutes
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:57:01 pm »
The February 2018 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:37 pm on February 5, 2018 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the December meeting was submitted by Jon and seconded by Jeremy.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Treasurer: The treasurer made his monthly report.

Membership: The membership chair was not present; membership as of the December meeting was 279.

Club Racing: A Majors event was held at the Circuit of the Americas. Rusty earned two 2nd place finishes.  Another Majors event will be held at PittRace on May 12th and 13th.

Ice Racing: In 4 days.

Solo: The preliminary Solo schedule is for 7 events - 5 at New Era Field and 2 at Seneca Army Depot.  The first event is scheduled for April 22nd at New Era Field.

NEDIV: No meetings have been held recently or are in the near future.  Year end and worker award jackets have been sent to recipients.

Announcements: A conversation on the late Brock Yates will be presented by his wife and daughter at the Watkins Glen museum on February 24th.  Details here: http://www.racingarchives.org/news-and-events/news-item/brock-yates-imrrc-center-conversations-feb-24/

New business: None submitted.

Old business: The region Awards Banquet was held at Big Ditch on January 20th, and was well attended by 60+ members and guests.  Highlights included winners of the Solo contingency tire program receiving their tires, with most winners carrying their tires out through the bar.
Virginia Close's name is already on the Watkins Glen museum memorial brick purchased after the passing of her husband Bill, therefore a second brick will not be purchased for her.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:42 pm by Phil and seconded by Tyrone.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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