Meeting Minutes: September 2022

September 2022 Membership Meeting

SCCA – Susquehanna Region

  • Meeting called to order on Sept 22, 2022 at 7:06pm
  • Minutes from the August meeting were approved as posted
  • RE Report: Melissa Mauro
    • Reached out to Bendigo Airport for potential November event, but due to personal circumstances of the site owners, we will not do another event in 2022.
    • RX leadership still plan to look at the lot this fall, in preparation for potential events next year.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Alan Lesher
    • Autocross, Rallycross, RallySprint, membership & sponsorship income, distribution, and YTD figures were reviewed.
  • Membership report: Greg Szczyrbak
    • Total membership is 482 members
    • Susquehanna has gained 90 new region members since January
    • Greg proposed that the club could potentially consider a vendor spot for Lancaster Cars and Coffee. Vendor spot is probably 6×6, spot that could maybe hold a couple cars
    • Greg is going to look into some more details about what a vendor space will “get” us, how many cars fit, etc, and report back.
  • Communication Report – Website and Squeal: Jake Limm
    • 922 people received the Squeal, there was slightly over 47% open rate
    • “Choose your Own Citrus Rally” and “Event Calendar” were top hits on the website
  • Facebook update – Melissa Mauro
    • FaceBook page updates over the last 2 months
      • 61 people approved, 23 declined, 3% growth, over 2092 members
      • 47 approved, 15 declined, 3% growth, 1281 members
  • Autocross Report: Chris Brown
    • 100/200 grid worked well, maybe consider assigning grid spots like RallyCross does.
    • Discussion ensued about ways to potentially structure how grid spots are assigned or taken when cars go to grid.
      • The purpose would be to reduce time spent trying to keep cars organized going on on track at one time.
        • Discussion on this topic will be tabled until the “off season”
      • Alan Lesher will promote the AX program to the PHA and PHA members may come to the next event or two
  • Rallycross: John Roscinski
    • Event had 48 competitors for 6th of 6 rallycross of ends
    • Course needs some maintenance
    • There are a few new venues to explore. Will work on this over coming months.
    • May want to take a look at sups over the winter.
  • RallySprint: Nick Landis
    • Competitors got about an hour of seat time
    • Level II RallySprint
      • Planning on doing a test setup with a rally car, will work to set up the course to Level II specs
      • With Level II sanction and insurance, fees are lower, so the club can decrease costs and try to increase the number of competitors
      • Melissa asked for advance notice when they want to run the test event, so those that need to be there can attend
      • For Level II, course cannot be designed for wheels to leave the ground and can’t get sustained speed of 70mph. Nick’s crew will add chicanes and eliminate jump.
      • Discussion ensued about national level approval for the course as a level II event. More information is needed, and discussion will continue in future meetings.
    • Melissa asked about when BMR agreement expires. Likely in 5 years, as the agreement was signed in 2019.
  • Old Business
    • Shirt pricing -Still no news on shirts
  • Road Rally: Mike Chilcote
    • Scavenger Hunt-style Road Rally
      • Have 5 cars signed up, which is fine for a our fist time
      • Will be doing this one as a “test and tune,” will host a big season opener event next spring as a season opening
  • New Business
    • Banquet planning committee – Melissa looking for a little more help to be part of the planning committee
      • We are going to Sheraton again for the next banquet
    • Board member nominations are due to the Secretary by the end of the Oct meeting
      • The RE, Assistant RE, Secretary, Treasurer, and 1 Director positions are open for 2023.
  • Meeting adjourned at 8:08pm

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