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Meeting Minutes / November 2017 Minutes
« on: November 07, 2017, 12:06:36 pm »

The November 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by Carrie at 7:29 pm on November 6, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted his monthly report.

Membership: Current region membership is 274 members.

Club Racing: 4 region members attended the SCCA Runoffs, with 2 placing midpack in their respective classes. 
A Formula Vee race was recently held by FLR.  2 members will be going to South Africa to race in the near future, with additional members racing next year at Interlagos.  WNY members are encouraged to check out Formula Vee, which has low car costs.

Ice Racing: In 72 days.

Solo: The 2018 schedule is currently being worked on.  It will include 2 events at Seneca Army Depot, which will also be the site of a National Tour event and an Evo school hosted by FLR.
The National Championships were attended by a number of region members, including Jim, Dale, and Michelle.  Michelle won her class.

NEDIV: A mini-con is being held this weekend (November 10th-11th) in Ellicott City, Maryland.  More information can be found here: http://www.nediv.com/

Announcements: None submitted.

New business: The annual awards banquet is in the planning stages and will be held at the end of January.  Talks are ongoing with the Pierce Arrow Museum as a potential site, with Big Ditch Brewing Company as an alternate if Pierce Arrow's costs are prohibitively expensive.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:39 pm by Joe and seconded by Karen.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / October 2017 Minutes
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:47:59 am »
The October 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:34 pm on October 2, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: No report was submitted as the treasurer was not present.

Membership: Current region membership is 282 members.

Club Racing: 4 region members attended the SCCA Runoffs, with 2 placing midpack in their respective classes.

Ice Racing: In 72 days.

Solo: The last event of the season - henceforth renamed the "Dale Kunze Meomorial Champagne Run" - was held on September 17th.  108 drivers attended, with each competitor afforded 6 competition runs.
Plans are in the works to return Seneca Army Depot to the event calendar next year.  WNY Region is tentatively planning to host 2 events at the site, with additional OOR events planned by Finger Lakes and other regions.

NEDIV: A mini-con is scheduled for November 10th-11th in Maryland.  More information can be found here: http://www.nediv.com/

Announcements: Longtime members Virginia Close and Bill Bradshaw passed away recently.  A memorial plaque at the Watkins Glen museum will be purchased in Virginia's name, if her name cannot be added to her late husband's plaque.
John Bornholdt will be discussing his career as a race steward during a conversation at the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen on October 14th.  More information can be found here: http://www.racingarchives.org/news-and-events/news-item/john-bornholdt-share-race-steward-memories-oct-14/

New business: Nothing submitted.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

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

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Meeting Minutes / August 2017 Minutes
« on: August 08, 2017, 05:17:16 pm »
The August 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:54 pm on August 1, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The treasurer submitted the monthly account balance.

Membership: Current region membership is 293 members.

Club Racing: A USAC race was held in Pitt despite a lack of corner workers.  One WNY Region member was among the finishers.
A club racing event will be held this coming weekend (8/12-8/13) at PittRace. 
The region will be involved with an exchange program with drivers from Brazil, South Africa, and Germany.  Holland will be an available destination next year.  Drivers going to Brazil will be able to race at Interlagos.  More information can be found here: https://challengecupseries.com/.  Jeremy attended a  track day at Nelson Ledges and reported on the status of the repaving effort.

Ice Racing: In 145 days.

Solo: An event was held on July 17th.  Over 100 drivers were in attendance.  The next local event is on August 27th and will feature a newly reconfigured lot at New Era Field. 
Several local members attended a Tour event at Toledo.  Todd won his class.
Several members also attended a ProSolo event in Michigan.  Jim won his class, with Todd taking a 2nd place trophy and Heather a 4th.

NEDIV: Nothing submittted.

Announcements: Longtime member Dale announced this was his last meeting before moving to Ohio.  We wish him well and hope that he will visit us often.
Finger Lakes Region will host a Solo event at Marketplace Mall on 8/20.
The SCCA Runoffs have over 1000 entrants, while Solo Nationals has reached its cap for registration.
No September meeting will be held due to the Labor Day holiday.

New business: Nothing submitted.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 8:01 pm by Karen and seconded by Heather.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / May 2017 Minutes
« on: May 02, 2017, 12:50:45 pm »
The May 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:35 pm on May 1, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The treasurer reported the monthly account balance.

Membership: Current region membership is over 300 members.  An exact figure was not known as the membership chair was absent.

Club Racing: An SCCA Majors event will be held at Pitt Race on May 13th and 14th.  More info and registration links are here: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/65th-cumberland-fire-ice-majors-pittsburgh-international-race-compl-scca-746560

Ice Racing: Nothing submitted.

Solo: The first event of the season was held April 23rd.  89 drivers attended.  The new timing equipment worked well, and all run groups were able to get 7 runs in.  The next event is May 14th, with more events on June 4th and July 16th.  Registration for the May 14th event is online at https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wny-scca-event-2-new-era-field-western-york-192901.  Additional events are planned pending confirmation from New Era Field.
An SCCA Match Tour event at Pitt Race on April 28th-30th was attended by several region members.  Dale and Sam both earned trophies in their respective classes.


NEDIV: NEDIV will not be holding a spring meeting.

Announcements: The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen will be holding a Center Conversations talk on John Fitch on May 6th.  More information can be found here: http://www.racingarchives.org/news-and-events/news-item/may-6-talk-focus-sports-car-racing-legend-john-fitch/

New business: Nothing submitted.

Old business: Nothing submitted.

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

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Meeting Minutes / April 2017 minutes
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:39:57 pm »
The April 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David at 7:30 pm on April 3, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The treasurer reported the monthly account balance.  All outstanding bills have been paid

Membership: Current region membership stands at 304 members.

Club Racing: A Northeast Majors event will be held on April 29th at Summit Point.

Ice Racing: 320 days.

Solo: The first event is scheduled for April 23rd at New Era Field.  The second event has been tentatively rescheduled for May 14th.

NEDIV: Divisional series awards have been sent out to recipients.

Announcements: A new club president has been selected.  A formal announcement of the selection is pending.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

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

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Meeting Minutes / March 2017 minutes
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:32:40 pm »
The March 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by Carrie G. at 7:32 pm on March 6, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The treasurer reported the monthly account balance.  No outstanding bills were reported.

Membership: Current region membership stands at 298 members, pending a number of anticipated renewals.

Club Racing: Nothing submitted.

Ice Racing: Unseasonably warm weather has disrupted the schedule.

Solo: New timing equipment has been acquired and has been tested successfully.  The first event is scheduled for April 23rd at New Era Field.

Announcements: The search for the new club president has been narrowed to a slate of finalists.  The board of directors intends to have a new president in place within the next couple months.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: The January banquet was again discussed.  The venue was well liked, and good times were had by all.

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

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Meeting Minutes / February 2017 Meeting minutes
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:47:23 pm »
The February 2017 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David P. at 7:37 pm on February 6, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: No report was submitted as the treasurer was not present.

Membership: Current region membership stands at 310 members.

Club Racing: Nothing submitted.

Ice Racing: First race is the weekend of February 11th.

Solo: The awards banquet was held two weeks ago. Over 60 were in attendance, and good times were had by all. 
The first half of the 2017 season schedule has been posted.  The schedule and registration links can be accessed here: http://www.wny-scca.com/index.php?topic=167.0

NEDIV: No spring meeting is currently scheduled.

Announcements: The Walk of Fame Racers talk at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen is scheduled for February 18th.  More information can be found here: http://www.racingarchives.org/news-and-events/news-item/drivers-walk-fame-racers-spotlighted-jan-21/
A contingent from WNY Region will be attending the Toronto Auto Show on February 23rd.

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

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

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Meeting Minutes / January 2017 Meeting
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:50:25 pm »
The January 2017 meeting of the WNY region SCCA was called to order by David P. at 7:44 pm on January 2, 2017 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genessee St.

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

Treasurer: The region treasurer reported the monthly account balance.

Membership: Current region membership stands at 310 members.

Club Racing: Nothing submitted.

Ice Racing: Season begins in approximately 10 days.

Solo: The solo budget was discussed.  The final budget will circulate for approval.

Announcements: The annual region awards banquet will be held on Friday, January 27, from 6-10 pm at Big Ditch Brewery.  More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/175422536265331/

New business: None submitted.

Old business: None submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:46 (note: regional record!) by Jon and seconded by Carrie.  The motion passed by acclamation.

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Meeting Minutes / December 2016 Membership Meeting
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:17:03 pm »
The December 2016 meeting of the WNY Region SCCA was called to order by David P. at 7:45 pm on December 5, 2016 at the Olympic Restaurant on Genesee St.

Minutes: A motion to accept the minutes from the November meeting was submitted by Dale K. and seconded by Todd R.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

Membership: Current region membership 310.

Treasurer: The region treasurer reported the monthly account balance.  All outstanding bills have been paid.

Club Racing: Nothing reported.

Ice Racing: Season begins in 40 days.

Solo: The 2017 schedule will be expanded from 6 events to 8.  Earl is the new liaison from the Board of Directors to the Solo Board.

NEDIV: NEDIV held a successful and well attended mini-con last month.

Old Business: Nothing presented.

New Business: The region banquet will be held on Friday, January 27th, from 6 to 10 pm at Big Ditch Brewing Company.
There was an online board vote to increase the stipend for Divisional and National Board visits to $250.

Announcements: None submitted.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was submitted at 7:49 pm by Paul L. and seconded by Todd R.  The motion was passed by acclamation.

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