Meeting began promptly at 11:05am
Nadine gave the secretaries report, there were no items to revisit for the season. She then gave the treasurers report. We moved right into the elections for new board members.
The Results:President: Rick Balla
Vice president: Ed Vickery
Secretary: Lisa Pinkham
Treasurer: Annie Boissoneau
Head of Tec.: Peter Belliveau
Members at Large:
The newly elected board members took to the front of the room, and at 11:30 a quick 15-minute break was taken, everyone was asked to fill out a short survey that Ed Vickery had prepared. The survey asked for attendees input on number of races, how should line ups be handled, dropped races, how many dropped races, should zero be part of the drop. Finally the survey asked attendees what their concerns were.
At 11:45 the break ended.
Kyle Belliveau started a motion for no changes mid-season. Rick seconded the motion and majority was in favor.
Ed brought a motion to the table per the survey for how lines ups would be handled this season. High points start at the rear, followed by the previous week's winner, and then the rookies rounding up the rear. (Who seconded the motion was not noted) This also passed with the majority vote.
Dropped races was also discussed. Dean started a motion to have two dropped races for the season, Ed seconded the motion. Motion was passed with majority vote.
Following the dropped race vote Ed motioned to have zero included in the dropped races. Peter seconded the motion and it was passed with majority vote.
The board asked the attendees how they felt about the wingless nights. Should they be done on a double header weekend, or should they be different weekends. With there being too few drivers in attendance it was decided that this question would be revisited at a later meeting.
Double header weekends were also discussed. It was decided that they would be at the boards' discretion with a goal of a minimum of 2 for the 2017 season. This is dependent on track scheduling for the season, which is currently in the works.
Many other items were discussed such as updating the pamphlets at the front gates of the tracks weekly or bi-weekly. Having point standings listed and not just the drivers with their car numbers.
Keeping the web site current at all times. Posting all meeting agendas that way members can get in touch with board members to voice their questions and concerns.