Board of Directors November 2009

January 17, 2010

Minutes of the St. Louis Region SCCA

November Board of Director’s Meeting

November 9, 2009

Spazio’s Resturant, St. Louis, Missouri

Directors in attendance:

Diane Prokopf

Carol Cohn

Lee Hanson

Jeff Leavell

Nadeem Bari

Jeff Seelig

Dana Hullinger

Directors absent:

Don Melvin

Curt Faigle


Jan Rick

Lynn Wilson

April Schnardthorst

Dave Schnardthorst

Jose Hernadez

Bruce Stephens

Susan Anderson

Carla Russo

Old Business:

October minutes were distributed, read and approved

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was read by Jell Leavell, discussed and approved.   Program Calendar and Fiscal year balances were reported along with the Region’s account balances.

Program Reports:


Solo – Lee Hanson reported that the Solo Program has concluded for the year and, after purchase of the year-end trophies, expects to be at break-even or slightly revenue positive for 2009.

Club Racing – Bowling party is November 14th.  Negotiations with GIR for club dates in 2010 have completed.  The Memphis track has ceased operations, so Gateway will be the first national in the Midwest division in 2010. 

Performance Rally – Continuing work on the 2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood.  There will be only 6 rallies in the Rally America National Championship and 100 Acre Wood is one of them.  The season will end in June/July in New England.  Regional rallies will continue through near the end of the year.

Rally-X – The fourth and final event of the year went well.  We had 19 competitors and a handful of spectators for the weekend.  9 out of the 19 were weekend members.  Photos and results have been posted to the website.  The program averaged 19.5 drivers for the year and an average of 8.8 weekend members.  

Club Rally – No report.

Membership Committee Report – No Report

New Business:


Annual Awards Banquet:


Carla Russo is chair of the Banquet Committee, and reported on the plans and progress.  Board decision to subsidize 100% of the cost for members of record.  The details will be announced in an upcoming communications.

Carol Cohn motioned to cover $20.00 of each member’s meal costs.  Jeff Leavell seconded.  Vote was 2 in favor and 5 against.

Jeff Seelig then motioned to cover 100% of the cost of the meal for members up to the room’s capacity.  Jell Leavell seconded.  Vote was (4) in favor (Seelig, Cohn, Hullinger, and Prokopf with the RE deciding vote) and (3) against (Bari, Leavell, Hansen)

It was agreed that the Region will invite the Gateway Guests and each program is free to invite their sponsors and cover their meal costs.  Carla will seek out give-aways for a raffle.

November General Membership Meeting and Elections:
Discussion and agreement on how to conduct the By-Laws review and approval.  Dana Hullinger volunteered to facilitate the By-laws session.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 pm.  Lee Hansen motioned to adjourn; Jeff Leavell Seconded; all in agreement.

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