Summary of the Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

December, 17 2014

Present: Buddy Matthews, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Steve Keadle. Blair Stitt, Rex Deffenbaugh, James Shanks, Steve Rose, Mike Spencer, Sam Fouse, Heather Powers, Bill Foster, Ginny Condrey, Bruce Dover, and via conference call, Blair Deffenbaugh, Eric Danielson.

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North Carolina Region, SCCA
Sports R Regional Class
Rules and Specifications

The Sports R Regional class is regulated by the 1995 SCCA General Competition rules (GCR) and these rules. All GCR items for Sports Renault are to apply to the regional class designated SR with the exception of the changes, additions ,supplements, and modifications outlined below. All cars must conform to section 9 of the current GCR.

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During the 2014 racing season, as a result of unplanned expenditures during the 2013 season, we managed to lose some money, so we were interested in recovering as much as possible during the 2014 season, and we did recover most of it. Since we are a nonprofit, it’s not easy to accomplish this. Many things conspired to allow us to cover some of that money, and some of what we learned will help to control cost of operations in the future as they normally increase. The March race was canceled because of track paving operations, and since we traditionally lose money on that race, that was in our favor. There were many other occurrences that allowed us to save money and some follow.

We saved money by coming up with more effective and cheaper methods to advertise. We saved large amounts of cash not advertising as much in national magazines. We planned to run only one ad, but that didn’t work out when Grassroots Motorsports ran a second ad we didn’t want, but we have received an ad for the 2015 season at no charge as a result, thus breaking even on that cost.

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The North Carolina Region’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner was held on Saturday evening, January 10th, at the Coastline Conference and Event Center in downtown Wilmington. 93 Members attended. Kudos to Elizabeth Severt and John Byers, who did a fabulous job of organizing the event!

The first item on the agenda was a brief business meeting, conducted by RE Rex Deffenbaugh, who gave his annual “State of the Region” report and introduced the Board members who were in attendance, including the only new member on the Board, Assistant RE Mike Spencer.

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The results of the NCR Board of Directors election are in. We appreciate everyone’s participation in the process of electing a Board of Directors and invite anyone who would like to take part to attend the Board meetings, which are normally held on the third Wednesday of each month, usually at Piper’s Deli in Durham. The next meeting…

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