CNYR SCCA Meeting Minutes For Wed., November 9, 2011
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by R.E. Mike Donofrio at 7:17 p.m.
Mike Donofrio welcomed everyone to the November meeting, which was being held at Giambatista Railroad Construction instead of our normal location at the American Legion in Liverpool, NY.
Pizza, wings and soda were provided and Mike invited everyone to partake and enjoy.
Other than saying that this was our annual election meeting Mike had nothing further to report.
Ed Leubner briefly mentioned the recent Mini-Con held in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ed said that a representative from the Glen Region had recently brought up the subject of the new track being constructed near Central Square, NY and developing a liaison with the owners.
There is a meeting scheduled for Wed., November 16th at 7 p.m. at the American Legion post in Liverpool, NY to receive an update on the track progress from one of the principal partners.
All are welcome to attend.
Bob Holcomb made a motion that since no issue of Snarling Exhaust have been published since the July issue that reading and approval of the minutes for July, September and October be delayed until such a time as they appear in the next issue of Snarling Exhaust.
Lee Hidy seconded, motion carried.
Bob Holcomb, reporting for Mick Levy who is currently in North Carolina, said that the weekend of Nov. 12th & 13th would be an EMSA event at Summit Point.
Also that Mick had not confirmed whether he would accept the offer by the Glen Region to be their Chief of F&C along with his current position as Chief of F&C for CNY Region.
Jay Cartini said we are in good shape, although always looking for sponsor money.
He reminded everyone to partake of the pizza and wings, which he had brought in abundance.
Mark Bizzozero said the SOLO season is over.
He is working on trophies for the awards banquet.
Seneca Army Depot will probably not be on our schedule for 2012 as they are demanding a five figure deposit for the season which puts it out of our budget.
As expensive as the New York State Fairgrounds have become, it and the Cherry Valley Kart track will probably be out two main venues for 2012.
Leo Sawyer asked about the large parking area at the now vacant Carrier facility but it was doubtful if it will be available.
Mark also said that Shoppingtown is a definite NO for 2012.
Jim Quattro is working on some new locations for 2012 to go along with the Walczyk farm near Weedsport.
Rolling Wheels does not look like a go for 2012 due to financial restrictions.
Fulton Speedway may become available but as yet no firm fee has been discussed.
There was also some discussion about renting a booth for the Motor Sports Expo at the NYS Fairgrounds.
The cost is guesstimated to run between $300-$400 for a 10X10 booth.
Jim is working on retaining entrants by establishing a pass system, for example, if you finish all the events for 2012 you might receive a free pass for 4 events in 2013.
Our last Rally Cross for 2012 will be at Cherry Valley on December 11th.
Rob Sgarlata said that our banquet will be held on Sunday, January 15th.
The cost will be $15 per member with the region picking up the balance.
Rob did not mention a time for gathering but will have that available soon, either in Snarling or by the December meeting.
Frank Beyer said the rally season is about to start.
A schedule for the winter series will be available soon, with events planned for Vermont, the Finger Lakes, Montreal and a yet to be determined location in Ontario.
Jay Cartini asked about the location of the SOLO van.
Several members spoke up at once, saying it was currently at the Cherry Valley Kart track, which is the location for the next Rally Cross event.
The question was raised as to when we would be seeing the next edition of Snarling Exhaust since the last issued published was the July, 2012 issue.
Dustin Ehrlich is taking over for departing editor Karl Hughes and hopes to have an issue out for December.
Karl was absent for the November meeting but still has hopes of getting out a joint Sept/Oct/Nov. issue before turning over the reigns to Dustin.
Bruce Parker mentioned the Green Grand Prix which will be held at Watkins Glen International in April, 2012.
There will be two days of activity, one day on track and a second day with a road run.
Sponsorship is still being looked into for the event.
The next new business was election of officers.
Mike Maszoway made a motion that Secretary Bob Holcomb cast one vote for each of the unopposed candidates, R.E.: Mike Donofrio, Asst.R.E.: Ed Leubner, Secretary: Bob Holcomb, Treasurer: Jay Cartini and Activities Director: Rob Sgarlata.
Rex Franklin seconded.
Motion carried unanimously.
Lee Hidy made a motion to adjourn.
Ed Heffron seconded, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m. by R.E. Mike Donofrio