On February 8, we held our AGM at the ERC Clubhouse. We had a really good turn out, and are thankful for everyone who came out. Please review the meeting minutes:
ERC AGM 2017-02-08 Minutes Package
At the meeting, we reviewed the proposed bylaw changes, and some edits were applied to the bylaws. At the end of the meeting minutes above, you can view these changes, as highlighted in yellow. If you were at the meeting and feel that these edits do not reflect what was decided upon, please contact email@example.com. We will consider any comments for a period of 7 days from the date of this post.
The election results for the 2017 Board of Directors is as follows:
President: Mike Thorn
Vice President: Dave Sharp*
Treasurer: Bob Robinson
Secretary: Kait Priest
Members at Large: Chuck Roberts, Eric Dostie, and Tyler Coffin
*Dave Sharp was nominated and accepted the position as Vice President at the AGM, however has resigned since the AGM. This position will be filled at the March General Meeting, and we will start the nomination process closer to that date.
Please review both the January meeting minutes and the bylaws presented at the meeting. You’ll notice a change in vehicle eligibility, rallycross classing, and the bylaws to be voted on at the AGM on February 8th. Please feel free to email comments/corrections/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org, or join us on Facebook to discuss.
ERC Bylaws – Draft
ERC Meeting 2017-01-11
Please remember to pick up your tickets for our Annual Awards Banquet on January 21, 2017. We hope to see you there!
Glad to see everyone who came out to the ERC meeting this past week. Here are the minutes for that meeting: ERC Meeting Minutes – 2016-07-13
- Volunteering! If you volunteer in one of our “named” volunteer positions (registration, timing and scoring, gatekeeper), you will earn $30 off your next entry fee. The board has decided to go this route because generally those people are the first ones to have their runs scrapped if the day gets shortened, or if something goes wrong and needs more attention (ie. timing goes down, and we move to manual timing, etc.). We do want to see a variety of people trained in those positions, so when people take vacation, or are not able to be there, there is a volunteer base who is ready to step in. There will only be 4 of these volunteers each event, so please let us know if you’re interested. Mike and Kait will be away in August, and while Brandon is a pro at running Rallycross, it sucks to do it by yourself!
- Bring a Friend! At the upcoming August event (and events following, until the program is discontinued), we will be running a “Bring a Friend” promotion. Any person brings a friend who enters as a driver at a Rallycross (and has never been to rallycross before) will receive a coupon that is good for $20 off their next event. The friend will also get a coupon for $20 off their next event OR yearly membership. The coupons must be used on later events, and do not apply to the event at which they were handed out at. Coupons can be used in person or on the website. Unfortunately, coupons cannot be redeemed at motorsportreg.com at this time.
- MORE RALLYCROSS! Due to having to cancel some events and just having crummy spring weather, we’ve decided to add some dates to the Rallycross Championship. The rest of the Rallycross Championship season will now be as follows: August 14, September 11, October 2, October 16, November 6, November 20, December 10 & 11. These events will all happen at the Rallycross Park in Devon, except December 11, which will happen at Castrol Raceway. Updates to our Calendar and to our Championship pages to reflect these added events will be coming!
- A Baby Loon! – Mike and Kait are thinking about running a novice TSD event in the fall, which will be a much shorter version of the Northern Loon – basically from Drayton Valley back to Edmonton. We expect it would take about a half day to do. It would be geared as an introductory event for the Edmonton Rally Club members, to get them prepped and comfortable with TSD, or just to try it out without having to make the commitment of running a full length TSD. It would be a good time to try different strategies, learn how a TSD works, or try your hand at checkpointing or other volunteer positions. Rallywest runs a TSD Championship every year, and we’re hoping to increase interest in TSD in Alberta (there are lots of events in Saskatchewan and BC – opportunity to travel!). More information to come!
In case you missed it, or if you were there and would like to review, here are the minutes from our last monthly meeting. ERC Monthly Meeting Minutes 2016-04-13
Meetings are open to all members to attend. If you have agenda items that you’d like addressed, you can either let us know through the contact form, or bring them up at the next meeting (May 11, 2016).
Remember – if you would like to have some input into what your club does, please come to the meetings! 🙂
If you have any questions, please feel free to email president[at]edmontonrallyclub[dot]ca.