BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
South Jersey Region-Sports Car Club of America, Inc.
The March 2009 meeting of the Board of Directors for the South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. was held at the home of JD King on Thursday evening, April 2, 2009. The meeting was called to order by R.E., Jim Tornetta at 8:30 PM.
Present were: Meg Meyer, Sue King, Bob Childress, Mike Allenbaugh, Brian Heun, Jim Wakemen, John Borden, JD King and Jim Tornetta. Guests were: Val Heun, Nick Dimeo and Terry Hanushek.
Membership - Meg reported that we have 322 paid members to date. Jim Tornetta reported that we have received a letter from Jeffrey Dahnert, President and CEO of the Sports Car Club of America congratulating our region on receiving the 2008 Tom Burke Award for Medium Regions.
Rally Report - Jim Wakemen reported on our two events held last weekend - The March Lamb had 20 entrants, this event was held on Saturday and on Sunday the Spring Fling was run with 16 entrants. April 25th is the next event, which is a night event, Oldies But Goodies event. This is a tour event and will begin at JG Cooks. Out at 5 PM and back by 8 PM. Jim stated that, in order to keep expenses down, there will be no dash plaques awarded. Discussion centered on cost and JD suggested that we get prices from Andrew Zimmerman. Jim will be competing in the BABE (Big Apple to the Big Easy) event which will be held the first week of June and lasts for 5 days.
Solo Report - Brian reported on the last event of the winter series which was held at Citizens Bank parking lot and run by the Philadelphia Region. We should realize $2500 gross income from the series. Our first event is May 17th and will be held at Camden County College. Discussion centered on keeping in touch with NJMP about keeping the winter series as an ongoing event at the Lightning facility.
NJMP Report - JD reported that we are committed to
provide workers for the Grand Am event and he is working toward recruiting flaggers.
Discussion centered on providing lunches and amenities for the workers. JD reported
on a letter he had received from one of the drivers who participated in our March
21-22 drivers school and how this driver viewed his experience and how he found this
school to be far better than many professional schools he had attended and that the
level of learning was incredible and he thanked those who helped him down the path and
he assured us that we would see him in our mirrors.
As to the school, JD felt that we should have a peer review of our instructors for our future schools. The overall consensus of the Board was that, for a first ever drivers school at NJMP, we did a good job and pulled it off.
Treasurer's Report - John reported that we have a balance in the general account of $1,560.00 and the race account has a balance of $4,100.00. John will have the first quarter 2009 report by the next BOD meeting. He went over the balance from our September 2008 event and the March drivers school event. He stated that the bills are still coming in for the drivers school and we will probably realize a loss of approximately $1,500.00. Terry stated that there will be JRB race committee meeting this coming weekend and he will suggest at the meeting that there be a separate bank account for the combined JRB events being held at NJMP.
Old Business - None.
New Business - Terry reported that the National, scheduled for June 6th & 7th, we will have a test day on that Friday along with a PDX. Details of this will be gone over at the Race Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, April 20th at the Elephant and Castle - 7:30 PM.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm.