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2017 Annual All-Members Meeting

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:43 PM by Club Office   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 12:43 PM ]


All DC Region Members:
Please plan to join us for the Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 10th 8-10pm to be held at the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway.  Program Chairs from all disciplines will present their annual reports and the Board of Directors will discuss the Region.  This is your chance to be heard!  There will be an open forum for Q&A as well as a chance to give suggestions and find out about plans for next season.  Also, our election will conclude at the meeting.  We currently have two items on the ballot; 1) the election of new Directors for the Board and 2) newly proposed Bylaws for the Region.  We would like all DC Region members to please vote - please contact the Club Office for voting information at: (301) 572-7444 or (800) 879-4722 or email: cluboffice@wdcr-scca.org

2017 Season Awards Luncheon & Carnival

posted Sep 28, 2017, 7:25 PM by Club Office   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 12:05 PM ]


Registration is NOW OPEN for our Annual Awards Ceremonies November 12th at
Turf Valley Resort.  This year we are offering something different - a luncheon and carnival from 11am-1:30pm with program and region awards following directly.  Please join us, and bring the whole family!

Register in MotorsportReg.com at:
www.motorsportreg.com/events/wash-dc-2017-awards-luncheon-turf-valley-resort-scca-washington-233832

Pre-Sale tickets (today thru October 21st) = $39
Regular (Oct 22-Oct 29) = $45
Kids 6 years and under are FREE!

Registration ends Sunday October 26th, so don't wait - get your tickets today!
(There will be a limited # of tickets available at the door - $75 each, cash only).


Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NEDiv Council

posted Sep 28, 2017, 6:54 PM by Club Office   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 6:55 PM ]

 
The 2017 SCCA Northeast Division Mini-Con will be held November 10-11, 2017

Location: Turf Valley Resort
                2700 Turf Valley Road
                Ellicott City, MD 21042

Hotel Reservations: 410-465-1500 or 1-888-833-8837 or www.turfvalley.com.
Group Name: SCCA   Group Code: 2828UA
Room Rate: $129 (Traditional 1 Bed or Traditional 2 Bed)
                  $154 (Executive King)
                   Special convention price good through 10/11/2017

Event Registration Package:  $ 150 per person

Registration and Welcome Reception on Friday Evening 11/10/17, from 7-9pm
Saturday 11/11/17:
Breakfast
Lunch
General sessions
Dinner - Keynote speaker - Tristian Herbert - Awards Presentation 

Saturday November 11, 2017 Guest Dinner Only: $ 40 

Event Registration Package without Dinner:  $ 120 

Registration closes Sunday 10/29/17 

Please register on MSR at: 
www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-nediv-mini-con-hosted-by-wash-dc-turf-valley-resort-scca-washington-848411

Turf Valley Resort amenities include: Spa, Pool, Volleyball, Basketball, Walking Trail, Regular Golf.


The Staightpipe is Here - Sept 2017 Edition

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:23 AM by Club Office

 

Our DC Region newsletter, The Straightpipe, is newly published, hot off the presses!  Thanks to everyone who contributed content and especially to our wonderful Straightpipe editor, Taylor Hyatt for getting this to us.  Enjoy!

Click to go to our Straightpipe webpage, then open the 2017 folder to find the September edition.

We are always looking for more great content.  If you have something to contribute (articles, pictures, etc.) please email Taylor at straightpipe@wdcr-scca.org.


MARRS 11 2017 Season Finale @ VIR Oct 14-15 - NOW OPEN!

posted Sep 18, 2017, 3:38 PM by Club Office   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 3:39 PM ]

 

The North Carolina Region SCCA is hosting the 54th Annual "Goblins Go" event at Virginia International Raceway.  This multi-series event will be held October 14-15 and features our MARRS Finale, and also the Production Car Festival and V8RRS Season Finale are a part of the weekend too.  Plus there's lots more great racing - we're looking forward to a BIG weekend!

Register here with MotorsportReg.com.

For more information visit the N. Carolina Region website.

Come out with your friends for the final MARRS Event of 2017!!


Performance Driving eXperience Oct 21-22 - REGISTER TODAY!

posted Sep 13, 2017, 6:21 AM by Club Office   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

 

DON'T MISS OUT - Final Track Day Event of the Season!  Our final PDX is October 21-22 on Summit Point's Jefferson Circuit. 

PDX is a fun race-track event with an instructor in your car.  You can learn the racing line and shake down your car in a friendly non-racing environment.  You can sign up for Saturday, Sunday, or both days.  Won't have a race car available that weekend?  Not a problem!!  PDX accepts street cars that have been inspected for safe operation!  Tech inspection will also be available.

See our Track Days webpage for more info.  Please also read the rules (Supplemental Regulations below) for this event to learn more.  Register through MotorsportReg.com (MSR).


MARRS Labor Day Charity Event Wrap-Up

posted Sep 12, 2017, 1:07 PM by Club Office   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 1:08 PM ]

 

Last weekend's Labor Day Charity event benefited the Cancer Society's "Relay for Life".  Over $16,200 dollars was raised - so far!!  We still have a few donations coming in - and - we have four DC Region members who have all pledged an additional amount, and here's where we all can help.  For every member who votes in our current election, these individuals have pledged $1 each.  We have had over 300 people vote so far, so that's at least another $1,200 for the charity!  Now we have two great reasons to vote, so please make sure you do.

In addition to the funds raised, a great time was had by young and old with parade laps, exotic car rides, white elephant, raffles and more.  And - there was some really great racing going on all weekend!  Saturday started out a bit wet, but the rest of the weekend held up with wonderful weather.

Mike High was the winner of our Worker Contest - he received a $100 gift card and additional random drawings for the workers gave out more gift cards as well.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Shirley Thompson for once again leading the charge and to her whole team and all the volunteers who worked so hard to put together such a terrific event.  It was truly another great success for our Region!


All DC Region Members - Please VOTE!

posted Aug 16, 2017, 7:57 AM by Club Office

 
An email was sent out to all Washington DC Region SCCA members about the vote for our Board of Directors and the proposed new Bylaws.  If you are a member but did not receive the email - please contact the Club Office for the information - we want/need ALL our members to VOTE!

email to: cluboffice@wdcr-scca.org or call (301) 572-7444 today!

IMPORTANT-two issues for DC Region Members-PLEASE READ

posted Aug 15, 2017, 8:51 AM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 8:51 AM ]

 

Attention all DC Region Members,

1) We have added an additional candidate to the ballot, so there will now be six eligible members running for your vote in the Board of Directors election.  The six will all be included in member # order.  You can see their bios here.

2) PLEASE read the VERY important letter attached below from our Region Executive, Paul Anderson about the proposed Bylaws changes which also require your vote in the election.


UPDATE: Labor Day Ceremony - Passing of SCCA Legend, Sue Roethel

posted Aug 12, 2017, 4:49 PM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 8:35 AM ]

We are deeply saddened to report the loss of Sue Roethel who died Friday, August 11th after a brief illness.  Sue was one of our club's longest and biggest supporters.

UPDATED 08/27/17:

Both of Sue's daughters will be in attendance on Saturday evening of the Labor Day Double (September 2nd).  During the day on Saturday there will be a video presentation in the classroom, a missing man lap during the last race group, and a brief ceremony at or after dinner.  The dinner ceremony will not include the opportunity for remarks/remembrances from all our members.  Instead, if you have thoughts to share, please write them and send to Sue’s daughters:
Betsy Nickless at nickless@integrity.com or Susan Morris at srmorris722@yahoo.com            

There will be a Celebration of Life for Sue Roethel on Sunday, Aug 27th at The Fountain Church, 1985 Old Fountain Rd., Lawrenceville, GA  30042.

Please join us to celebrate the life of Sue Roethel, who "crossed the finish line" on Friday, August 11. As we all know, Sue would want a celebration. Please dress colorfully or wear racetrack attire if you like. If you would like to make remarks during the service (or if you have a memory you would like the selected speakers to include), please let us know in advance. There will NOT be an open time of sharing. Too many people loved her, and it could go on for days... We'd rather spend time together sharing memories, as she would have wanted. Please RSVP to Sue’s daughter, Betsy Nickless, who can be contacted at nickless@integrity.com     so they know how many to expect and please share with those who would want to be there.

Betsy also says:
“We're compiling stories and people's memories of Sue Roethel. There are so many - funny, touching, and generous. If you have anything you want added, please post to Sue’s Facebook page or send to me [Betsy]”. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SCCA Foundation, a 501(c)3 Foundation that serves to preserve the history of the Sports Car Club of America as well as fund the Street Survival teen safe driving program. Memorial donations can be made through its website at www.sccafoundation.com or mailed to: SCCA Foundation, PO Box 299, Topeka, KS 66619.

Additional celebrations are in the works for the Labor Day weekend at Summit Point as well as during the Runoffs in Indianapolis.


From Jerry Wannarka, past National Board member: We certainly lost a wonderful lady, a great person, and friend to all. Sue had a distinguished career with the American Chemical Society and then went on to work at the Club Office in Denver after retirement. She eventually moved to Georgia to be closer to family.
In her SCCA career she was:
- One of the first SCCA race stewards
- RE in the DC Region
- Competition Director for DC
- Led DC steward group making it one of the best in the Country
- Asst. Executive Steward for Area 2
- Executive Steward for NEDIV
- Worked in the Club Office in Denver
- Chief Steward for the first Spec Racer Renault Pro series
- Chief Steward for the SCCA Pro Truck Series
- Chief Steward of the runoffs
- Member and secretary for the Court of Appeals
- Selectee for the inaugural Hall Of Fame class
- Mentor and friend to all

There was also a perpetual award created for her and given in her name to a DC Region member who's lifetime achievements are recognized.

The Sue Roethel Award for lifetime service and achievement was presented by donors, members and friends of the Washington D.C. Region acting out of admiration and affection for Sue and her trophy was presented to her in September 1994.  The Sue Roethel Award is awarded from time to time to a member of the Region whose lifetime record of service to the Region reflects dedication to the Region, its members, and its programs; who is always cheerful and ready to work, regardless of the nature of the job; and who displays excellence in everything he or she undertakes for the Region.  The Sue Roethel Award winners select the next recipient of the Award.

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