COMBINED BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
South Jersey Region-Sports Car Club of America, Inc.
The combined meeting of the Board of Directors and Membership of the South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. was held at the Elephant & Castle restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ on Wednesday evening, January 9, 2008. The meeting was called to order by R.E., Jim Tornetta at 8:20 PM.
Banquet - John Borden reported that we are set for the banquet to be held on January 26th at Fontana's in Maple Shade.
Treasurer's Report - John reported that we have $5400 in the operating account. We are moving the operating account to Wachovia Bank for convenience. We have $3500 in CD's. John went over the 2007 expenses and revenue.
Membership - Meg reported that, as of the last mailing from National, we have 235 paid members.
NJMP - Jim reported that we have roughly six months to the opening of the NJMP (New Jersey Motorsports Park) and we need to get together to brain storm about ways to get our members out to work the various specialties to put on a racing event. Jim asked that we now form a racing board. JD stated that we must run this venture as a business. We need to set up a budget, gather members to chief various race specialties, campaign to reach out to the community and gather new members. We expect to have entries for each event in the 200-300 and possibility 400 entries. We have four dates - two of which will be sanctioned by Northern New Jersey Region and two by our Region. David Teal stated that we need to set up a Comp Board with specialty chiefs. JD, Dan and David volunteered to serve on a race planning committee. Fay suggested that we that we put out a call to all of our members to attend a meeting to thrash out what we have, what we need, etc. David stated that we invite Mike Murphy to be our tech person-he has a list of items that we will need to have a proper inspection. Discussion followed. David volunteered to Chair this Planning Committee David checked with the Elephant and Castle for the initial meeting to be held on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:30 PM. They were agreeable for that meeting to be held at this facility.
Solo - Brian reported that there will be a Safety Steward course to be held and we will need to spend up to $150 on food. Brian asked for motion for this expense. Sue made a motion to allot up to $150 for refreshments at the Safety Steward seminar, Meg seconded the motion. Motion carried. John Borden has offered his office for this seminar and Art Everson, safety steward trainer will be giving this seminar. This seminar will be held on January 19th. Also, January 19th before the seminar, John, Mike, Val and Brian will get together to go over the Solo schedule for this year. Brian will need the dates for the racing schedule and the rally schedule so there are no conflicts. Brian has ordered the trophies for the Solo winners which will be presented at the banquet. Brian reported that Philadelphia Region has lost Ripkin and there will be winter schedule for that facility. It seems that they will be building condominiums right next to this facility. Discussion followed on how Solo sites are slowly going away and that National does not seem to care about this fact. Jim Tornetta felt that the sound levels at some of our events are entirely to high and we might lose our site due to these sound levels. We must control these levels and if the drivers can not conform to a proper level they will be asked to leave. Meg questioned how we would monitor these levels. JD will look into a db reader and if they exceed street legal limits they will be asked to correct the noise produced or asked to leave.
Rally - Jim Wakeman reported that he has been selected to serve on the National Road Rally Board and they have their conference calls on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to this conflict it was felt that we should move our Board meetings to the first Thursday of each month to accommodate Jim's involvement on the National Board. This was approved. Jim reported that the BABE rally will be held on Memorial Day Weekend this year.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 PM.