The February 2017 monthly meeting of the Central New York Region of the Sports Car Club of America was called to order at 7:07PM, Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at the American Legion in Liverpool, NY by Regional Executive Ed Leubner. Fifteen people were in attendance.

Ed welcomed new meeting attendees Dave Cardillo, Ludmila Whaley and Sasha Whaley.

Ed Leubner made a motion to accept the minutes of the December meeting. The motion was seconded by Mike Donofrio and approved by unanimous voice vote.

Regional Executive's Report
Ed announced that Dave Cardillo competed in the Formula Vee series for the NEDiv and was victorious in his efforts to claim the top spot.
It was also announced that Herb Naumann will be competing in the FV series during the 2017 season.
We wish them both well.
Ed described how SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) can provide you with industry updates as well as current legislation which impacts our hobby.
A good example is the NYS Assembly Bill A2791, which would eliminate the requirement of 2 license plates within NYS. You can follow this link to Support the passage of this Bill:

Assistant Regional Executive's Report
A.R.E. Mark Bizzozero was absent from the meeting.

Treasurer's Report
Treasurer Jay Cartini was absent from the meeting.

Secretary's Report
As a new Secretary I had no report at this time.

Activities Report
Activities Chair Ted Barbuto announced that our annual banquet at Borios was a Great Event and he would like to recognize the efforts of Annie Leubner and Rex Franklin for all their hard work during the banquet. We also cannot forget the fantastic support from SPS, Grassroots Motorsports (Subscribe for some great discounts and benefits), Pole Position, Hoosiers as well as Bell Helmets for their donations. Make sure to show your Support back to our generous club supporters.
Rex Franklin will be having a Party on February 18th 2017 between 5 pm – 9 pm. This will be a BYOB event. Contact Rex for further details.
The Summer Picnic and Car show’s location is still planned for the Onondaga Yacht Club, but other locations will be investigated in case of issues in securing the location.

Solo Report
Solo Chair Scott Newton was absent from the meeting. R.E Leubner reported that Scott had sent an email to the Car show at the OnCenter regarding CNY’s booth. Due to a reconfiguration to the Banquet space set-up a location will not be available this year. The Solo schedule is still being developed with the new Airport venue being proposed at 5 events, the community college at 2 events, Cherry Valley 1 event and an out-of-region event planned.

RallyCross Report
RallyCross Chair James Quattro was absent from the meeting. R.E. Leubner noted that we did have a RallyCross event held January 22nd 2017. The RallyCross group are selling and raising money through targeted sales of items for club related use. Please remember that all sales revenue must go through Jay Cartini. This will assure that the Club does not accidentally violate our 501C “Not for Profit” status.

Flagging and Communications Report
Mick Levy absent from meeting, R.E Leubner noted that April 4th is the Green Grand Prix, WGI opening weekend is April 8th.

Racing Report
No Report.

Membership Report
Member of the YEAR!- Mark Mangicaro… Congratulations Mark.
Members with Anniversary’s Tom Shaughnessy - 40 yrs, Col Steven Kwasnik-10 yrs.

Old Business
R.E. Leubner noted he submitted paperwork to National to update the CNY Charter.

New Business
The Bylaws are being looked at for updates and language to assure that we are meeting our obligations under of club charter. We would like to revive the Snarling Exhaust as a Quarterly E-publication. In order to accomplish this we need your Articles. We will not be hosting a booth this year at the Car Show or supporting a Booth at the Dirt Show or the Motorama. As a club we attract more attention from attending Street Scene, and Car’s and Coffee type events where we promote CNY’s events. These are especially effective when a Solo/Rally event is held the following weekend.
It would make sense to build relationships with other Club’s where can promote our love of cars to a larger audience with a great ease of access.

Chris Whaley will speak with the Mustang Club and explore CNY’s ability to have a presence at their Saturday Wegman’s gathering. Where we can bring the Solo Trailer… rolling billboard. As well as some of the Solo/Rally Cars to use as devices that can entice new members interested in joining.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Rex Franklin. Rex took home the princely sum of $11.

At 8:10PM a motion was made by Rex Franklin to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mike Donofrio and passed unanimously.

Our next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the American Legion in Liverpool at 7:00PM.

Respectfully submitted by Chris Whaley

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