Like last year, we are having our 2006 Awards Dinner at our regular monthly membership meeting.  This year that date is March 6th.  Come early for dinner.  The meeting starts at 8pm.

Minutes of the January Membership Meeting

RE Bill Pintaric opened the meeting @ 8PM with eleven members present.

The December minutes as recorded in Jan. Track were approved with a motion from Sandi Kryder and a second from Bill Kasmer. Motion carried.

The treasurer's and membership reports were approved as presented.

Old Business:

Sound equipment to be ordered and should be ready to go for driver's school in April. We have the approval for the MARRS/MVR double regional for June 30-July 1 .

New Business:

The budget for 2007 was approved. Track rental and insurance has increased. Bill Kasmer to be Chief Instructor for driver's school. We will have our annual banquet at the Roadhouse [regular meeting place] on March 6, 2007.

Reed & Sandi Kryder are going to National Convention in TX and of this writing Cliff McCandless is planning to go so MVR will be well represented.

Sandi Kryder moved to adjourn with Bill Kasmer
doing the second. motion carried.

Respectfully Tom Nutter Secretary

Minutes of the February Membership Meeting

RE Bill Pintaric opened the meeting @ 8 PM and welcomed the fifteen members and one guest. He really appreciated the turnout in spite of the single digit temperature and negative wind chill. The approval of January's minutes were put on hold till next month as I was late getting them to Track.

Treasurer's and Membership reports were approved as presented.

Old Business:

Driver‘s School plans are starting to gel but we could use more workers.

New Business:

We were very fortunate to have four of our members attend the National Convention in Texas the first weekend of February. Sandi, Reed, and Cliff each gave a synopsis of what happened and the seminars they attended.
Motion to adjourn by Sandi Kryder and seconded by Greg Alley. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted--- Tom Nutter Secretary


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Membership Report - Sandi Kryder

We still have approx. 200 members including duals.

The following members have March renewals:

Nina Caruso
Jeremy Cesene
Constantin Gheorghe
John Gingery
George Kafantaris
Bill & Rolayne Kasmer
Deirdre Lutsch
Joseph Mannozzi
Gerald Morris
Dick Wade
The Robert Walton Family

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Hal Baker   3/10
Jay Barker   3/2
Robert Bjudoso   3/25
Beverly DiBell   3/16
Mike Edmunds   3/13
Bill Kasmer   3/28
Abby Lane   3/27
Matthew Leskovec  3/15
Membership Report - Sandi Kryder (cont.)

Christina Libecco  3/24
Gary Martz   3/2
Robert Mazza   3/2
Terry Mccann   3/29
Gerald Morris   3/11
Jonathan Nutter   3/10
Kaleb Nutter   3/23
Scott Robotham  3/9
Andrew Schauer  3/9
David Strittmatter  3/13
Zoe Vernis   3/12
Alexandra Vernis  3/24
Eric Weyls   3/12

SCCA has put the following members on the inactive list.  Upon renewing for 2007, they will be reinstated on the active list.

Filippo Caruso   11/06
Richard Dunlap   12/06
Greg Grucella   12/06
David & Nancy Meeker  10/06
Tony Mikolich   11/06

Annual Techs/Driver Physicals

Nelson Ledges tech crew will be performing Annual Techs at Nelson Ledges on Saturday, March 31 and April 14 from noon until 4:00. If you are interested in setting up a time please contact Maurice LaFond at 440-946-2207 evenings after 7:00 or at

Dr. Mike Saddleton has agreed to do SCCA Drivers physicals for us again this year. He will be doing these at Nelson Ledges in the Registration Building on Saturday, April 14 from noon until 4:00. If you are interested in setting up a time contact Debbie LaFond at 440-946-2207 evenings after 7:00 or

Competition Clinic
IX Center Conference Center

Neohio is once again organizing its Competition Clinic, for Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the IX Center Conference Center.  We skipped this event in 2006, but due to the feedback about how valuable our Comp Clinic is, we decided to bring it back.  Please hold the date.  We will provide more information as we plan the event.

We will be recruiting businesses for vendor tables and various sponsorships.  Interested businesses should contact Sherrie Weitzenhof at / (330) 666-2627 (call between 6:00 – 9:00 PM), or Connie Peplowski at  / (440) 442-4521.

Updates on the comp clinic will be on our website,

National Convention - Sandi Kryder

Reed & Sandi Kryder, Cliff McCandless and Scott Lane all attended the SCCA National Convention in San Antonio TX.   The weather was cool, but a whole lot warmer than at home.  The lunches and dinners had a Tex-Mex flavor (well it was in Texas).  It was an excellent time to mingle with the National SCCA Staff and see what a terrific job they do in running our club.   Hopefully Reed, Cliff & Scott will write something on the convention from their viewpoint.

A lot of seminars were attended by the group.  Some highlights:

New Classes:

As we have all read SCCA has created 4 (5) new classes.  They are - Super Touring, B Prepared, D Prepared, Formula 1000.  The fifth class is not really new Formula SCCA has been around for a while, only the cars ran as Formula Atlantics.  Now they will have their own class.  Bottom line for our National - 30 classes in 2007 compared to 25 in 2006.


First Gear Membership are now for members under the age of 25 and they can hold a competition license without having to buy a full membership.

National Convention - Sandi Kryder (cont.)

Some things National office are looking at in regards to the volunteer workers:

Worker Incentive Programs

Introductory Volunteer Membership
Available to:
 - New Race Volunteers
 - Special Membership Forms

Reduced membership rates for three years
 - Must work four days for second and third
   year discount
Get acquainted - one weekend  FREE
Cost of Annual Membership  $30.00

Dues Supplement for Active Volunteers

Up to $30.00 towards SCCA Dues
 Plus potential Region dues credit
 - Four days (silver)  $15.00
 - Six days (gold)  $22.00
 - Eight days (platinum)  $30.00
 - Twelve days (diamond) $30.00
Special ID Card - silver, gold, platinum
SportsCar recognition

SCCA Finances:

Total Revenue   $7,848,971
Operating Expenses    7,512,732
Operating Income       336,239
Non-Operating Income(Expense)    115,406

Net Income (Loss)      451,645

Pro Racing made money (on paper anyway) and SCCA Enterprises made money.


Most likely there will be no more medical forms for the drivers to fill out on the entry forms.  This will become effective with the 2008 race season.    Also, it was STRONGLY advised to charge for the temporary memberships.  Guess there are quite a few people out there who are continually getting temporary memberships and thus never have to pay for being an SCCA member.

How rules are changed

The CRB has a conference call on the second Tuesday of each month.  All submissions for rule change consideration need to be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the conference call.

MVR Double Driver School - Sandi Kryder

As of this writing we have finally gotten all the stewards approvals - what a nightmare that has been.  Between one them being out of the country and another one moving into a new home during the ice storms it just took a while.  However, mission accomplished.   The sanction request has been sent to Topeka and hopefully, we'll have a sanction number by our membership meeting.

Now we need workers, I don't think students will be a problem.  At least not based on the number of phone call I have been receiving.  But then, nothing is a certainty.

Bill Kasmer is the Chief Instructor.  He is in the process of getting his instructors lined up.  Driver's here a chance to teach someone else your skills as a race car driver.

The date of the double school is April 20 - 22.  We have cars on track at noon on Friday April 20th.  Registration will be open at 7:00am with tech opening at 7:15am.  Your help will be greatly appreciated so, if you can break away from work on that Friday come out and work.  I will have the complete entry form in the April TRACK.

MVR National - Sandi Kryder

Our National will be held on May 26-27.  Yes, this is Memorial Day week-end.  We are expecting another big turnout of National Drivers and of course will need workers.

The Schedule/Supps have been submitted to the Chief Steward for approval.  I have most of the Chiefs of Specialty and the trophies will be ordered within the next few weeks.

I hope to have the entries in the mail and available for online registration by the end of March.


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