Minutes August 2011

Minutes of the RDC Board of Directors meeting held August 24, 2011 in Lafayette, California.  President Fred Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:14 PM.

Members attending: Fred Peterson, President, Enduro Chair, Trophy Chair, SanF Board Liaison; Dave Jalen, Secretary; Anthony Tabacco, Web Master, Scholarship Chair; Rod Simmons, Vice president, Newsletter Editor

Approval of previous meetings minutes:  Tony moved the minutes be approved as corrected.  Rod seconded the motion.  The motion to approve the corrected minutes was passed unanimously.

  1. Membership Report: Fred: The membership has increased by three.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: Fred:  Income exceeded expenses in July.  A hand out was distributed showing the income and disbursements from 1/1/2011 to August 24th. (YTD).  It was mentioned that the RDC Enduro is the Club’s primary income source and the 2011 edition has not occurred yet.  The Treasurer feels we are even with respect to income and expenses.
  3. Web Site: Tony reporting:  The site is working as expected with all the credit going to Tony.  It was suggested that the new Head and Neck Restraints systems rule would be effective 1/1/2012 and should be mentioned on the website.
  4. Enduro Report: Fred reporting:
    1. The events Supps Draft will be posted on the website.  The Supps still need final approval from the Stewards and the Regional office.
    2. The RDC Enduro patches were discussed.  Fred will locate a supplier and have the patches produced.
    3. Dave Allen had 16 RDC flags that will be used for the upcoming event and next year
  5. Mentoring program: Fred reporting:  Based on speaking with many of the new

drivers receiving Mentoring from RDC members this year, he feels that the

Mentoring program is the best project RDC has done this year.

       7.   SCCA Liaison Report: No report.
       8.  Newsletter-Rod reporting: He submitted his current expenses which total
           approximately $160.  He is using MicroSoft Word instead of MS Publisher.  He
           has had positive feedback regarding the use of e-mail to distribute the newsletter.
            He feels the newsletter looks good and is easy to read.

9.  Will Pool Scholarship:

  1. The application form is posted on the web.
  2. There have been a few inquiries already for the 2012 Award.

10.  Old Business

a.  2012 dues structure:  Tabled.

New Business:

    1. Drive arounds for Sears/Infineon.  It was decided not to conduct drive arounds at the upcoming race.  It was noted that there is a full test day the day before the event at the track.  It was also mentioned that it is very late into the racing season.
    2. The SFR Festival Race Awards.  The RDC will award a flag to the highest placing RDC driver.  The RDC will also award 2 I/O Port $75 gift certificates and 2 RDC memberships for 2011.
    3. More RDC Board members are needed.  Fred has been the President for the past four years and would like to allow some one else to experience the joys of leadership.  Rod will send an e-mail to members inviting them to apply for a Board position.


The next meeting will be the third Wednesday of September (21st) at 7 PM in Lafayette.  The third Wednesday in October (19th) will not work for Fred.  He will poll the Board via e-mail for an alternate date.

President Fred Peterson adjourned the meeting at 8:20 PM.

Dave Jalen, Secretary, respectfully submits these minutes.

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