Executive Board & Committees

The Susquehanna Region of the SCCA — like all other SCCA regions — operates on a volunteer-basis only. The individuals below are the people responsible for making the club run. We’re always looking for additional people to step up and take the club to the next level. If you’re interested, have ideas for the club, or just want to get involved, please contact us now.

2019 Susquehanna Region Executive Board

Regional Executive Kristen Poole 717.418.9871
Assistant Regional Executive Melissa Mauro 570.220.9367
Treasurer Alan Lesher 717.486.4087
Secretary Brian Holmes 717.648.4691
Director, 3 Year Rob Springer 717.712.2375
Director, 2 Year Markus Houser 717.495.6742
Director, 1 Year Bryan Roper 717.552.5812

2019 Club Committee Members

Melissa Mauro — Editor, The Squeal | TRSS Development Chair | Club Registrar
Vacant — Social Media Administrator
TJ Brillhart — Membership Chair
Jake Limm — Webmaster

2019 Autocross Committee

Melissa Mauro — Autocross Co-Chair 
Chris Brown — Autocross Co-Chair
Rob Springer — Course Design Chief
Chris Benfer — Timing Chief
Ben Brandt — Registration Chief
Brian Holmes — Safety Chief
Mark Hetrick —  Tech Chief
Dennis & Derek Latshaw — Novice Program Chiefs
Vacant —  Worker Chiefs
Markus Houser — Equipment Manager & Results

Autocross Venue Committee

Chris Brown — Chair
Rob Springer — Venue Scout
Dennis Latshaw — Venue Scout

2019 RallyCross Committee

John Roscinski — RallyCross Co-Chair
Nick Landis — RallyCross Co-Chair & Tech Chief
Adam Moore — Safety Chief
Bryan Roper — Timing Chief
Mike Chilcote — Registration Chief
David Chilcote — Assistant Registrar
Andy Bierach — Assistant Registrar
Eric Ford — Worker Chief
Keith Pizio — Novice Chief
Markus Houser — Equipment Manager & Results

2019 NEDiv Mini-Con Planning Committee

Kristen Poole — Chair
Melissa Mauro — Committee Member

Club Bylaws

Susquehanna Region SCCA By-Laws (revised 04.30.2018)

Duties of Course Design Chief

  • Prepare lot maps or other needed material before the events
  • Create a general course design prior to meeting for course setup
  • Arrive for course set-up (early the event morning or the day before as lot availability dictates)
  • Coordinate with members to be sure we have enough workers to help set up (work with the Worker Chief as needed so that members aren’t assigned two work shifts)
  • Direct the course design effort with the assistance of the core workers – the course must conform to Solo GCR requirements
  • Review the course design with the Safety Steward for the event and make changes as appropriate
  • Drive the course or have someone else drive it prior to the event (preferably in a non-competition vehicle) to test the actual flow and feel of the course, making any changes desired
  • Gather feedback from drivers during and after the event to improve future course designs

Duties of Equipment Chief

Year-end qualifying position This position is responsible for making sure the equipment (radios, displays, cones, PA system, supplies, etc) is in good working order and setup for each event. This includes recharging batteries, checking timing cord continuity, and making appropriate repairs and/or purchases to ensure equipment works.

Duties of Worker Chief(s)

The worker chief is responsible for staffing all worker positions during the event. He/she assigns work responsibilities in a timely manner according to the skills and abilities of the individual.

  • Work with the Solo Chair to determine appropriate run/work order between close of registration and the start of the event
  • Create a list of work assignments for each driver prior to the event; adjust as needed during registration and during the event itself
  • Be at the registration table from start to finish (approx 8am to 10am) to assign workers.
  • Be at timing trailer early for each heat to ensure assigned workers make it to their proper stations on time
  • Be at timing trailer early for each heat to ensure that worker tools make it to each station. (radios/flags/extinguishers/cones)
  • Be at timing trailer at the end of each heat to accept radios from workers
  • Explain worker “tips” and safety instructions during the driver’s meeting.
  • Be at timing trailer at the end of the event to count and collect all worker tools (radios/flags/extinguishers/brooms)
  • Check inventory of worker tools at each event and request from Chairman if tools need repair or replacement
  • Instruct/coach/assist workers as needed (course/timing/grid/etc)

Duties of Novice Chief(s)

  • Perform Novice Course Walks prior to each event (or designate someone to perform). Course walks should cover the following at a minimum: General safety guidelines (speeds, red flags), Basic autocross information (how grid works, how the start light functions, cone penalties), How to read a course in general (standing vs pointer cones, general strategies), Review of that specific course, focusing on not getting lost and basic driving tips, How to work the course as a corner worker
  • Be available to answer questions from novices throughout the event – essentially act as the face of our club to people new to the sport
  • Support instructors by doing instructor runs when needed
  • Follow up with Novices after each event to get feedback on their experience, encourage anyone to become involved with the group through membership, Facebook, website, etc; Let them know when the next few events are; Answer questions they may have about the event or club

Duties of Tech Chief

The chief of tech ensures that a team of tech inspectors is at each event and are prepared for technical inspections. He/she is responsible for administering the Annual Tech program and making sure the appropriate supplies are on hand for tech inspections. This person may also have to work a “per heat” assignment.

  • Ensure that all competing vehicles receive a technical inspection.
  • Be available during the day to make judgment if a damaged car can safely continue competition.
  • Occasionally watch vehicles performing on course and deal with mechanical issues that can turn into safety issues
  • Set up tech station or roam to complete tech for each car.
  • Check for loose suspension/engine bay parts/excessive leaking/bad tires (threads, bubbles, snow tires)/bent wheels/unsecured items in car/Helmets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all vehicles entered for the event meet safety standards as specified in the SCCA Solo Rules by overseeing the technical inspection process.
  • Set-up Tech Area including tech sign, materials box, helmet chart, tech stickers, inspection sheets and
  • helmet stickers
  • Assemble the tech crew

Duties of Timing Chief

  • Accept computer from Chief of Registration and verify that all competitors have been entered properly
  • Setup timing station (tables/start light)
  • Position and line up timers on course; Ensure new batteries
  • Connect timers to laptop
  • Test the timing system prior to event start
  • Ensure that the timing workers are ready to go at the beginning of each heat
  • Ensure and train enough timing workers so that you do not have to end up working timing during a heat
  • Be available throughout the day if timing problems that cannot be figured out by timing worker or available event staff
  • Check times at the end of each heat to ensure all competitors have the proper number of runs logged
  • Print and post times at the end of each heat

Duties of Safety Chief

  • Verify that sanctions requests are correct and present on site for events
  • Arrive for course set-up (early the event morning or the day before as lot availability dictates)
  • Approve course designs and work with Course Design Chief and Solo Chair for any needed adjustments
  • Run safety portion of driver meeting
  • Supervise event logistics per the Solo Safety Steward guidelines
  • Field member and attendee concerns and observations for safety risk or violation
  • Operate as point of contact for incident reporting
  • Assist Solo Chair and other chiefs in venue acquisition for safety guidelines and information

Duties of Registration Chief

The chief of registration oversees the registration process, makes sure that registration workers are assigned and understand the job requirements, all needed equipment and supplies are available and set up, and that the registration process is as pleasant and hassle-free for the competitor as possible. Specific duties include:

  • Arrive for setup time; setup registration tables and Ez-Ups
  • Be at the registration table from start to finish, with the exception of course walk, whenever possible
  • Assign assistants to aid with registration
  • Ensure proper forms are filled out (Weekend members/registration paperwork/waivers)
  • Ensure competitors are checked in correctly on iPads/computers
  • Assist with, or identify/appoint someone who can assist with classing questions
  • Check form inventory and request more from Chairman if needed
  • Verify competitor has credentials to drive (valid license, SCCA membership card, etc)
  • Count money collected; verify money matches entries
  • Be accountable for all money collected until turned over to Treasurer at the end of registration with report on number of entries, merchandise sold, etc.
  • Run report for Timing chief to import into timing software
  • Handle walk-up registrations and wait listed drivers (as applicable)
  • Handle all paperwork including signing waivers, sending in weekend membership paperwork to National office and providing Secretary with copies of all paperwork post-event
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