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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: Funeral Info - Passing of SCCA Legend, Sue Roethel

posted Aug 12, 2017, 4:49 PM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 7:24 PM ]

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.

UPDATE:
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.

Sept 16-17 PDX & CT at Dominion - Registration NOW OPEN!

posted Aug 12, 2017, 10:29 AM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 7:19 AM by WDCR SCCA ]


PDX is Performance Driving eXperience and CT is Club Trials - learn more here!

Ever wanted to get on the real race track and see what you can do? Our  Performance Driving eXperience (PDX) is the perfect place for you!!

Our next PDX and Club Trial event is September 16-17 at Dominion Raceway.  This track has now been approved for Club Trials, so you can attend this event, too!

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 Supplemental Regulations (rules) for this event to learn more (attached below).  Register through MotorsportReg.com (MSR).

Click here to register now!  http://msreg.com/PDX2017Sept

Check out the newest track in town, now also available for Club Trial events!!


Winner and NEW Contest for MARRS Labor Day 2017!

posted Aug 1, 2017, 12:16 PM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 12:16 PM ]


Our "Bundle-up in July and Win" contest was for the first 50 drivers to register and attend both MARRS 6 & 7.  The randomly drawn winner was Joe Spaid, SM # 89 from Brookeville, MD.  Joe won a free entry into the Labor Day Double!

Our new contest is for the workers!

The first 50 workers to register and attend MARRS Labor Day will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card.  Register for MARRS Labor Day Double today!

Congratulations to Joe and Good Luck to our wonderful workers!

MARRS 9&10 Labor Day Double - NOW OPEN!

posted Jul 30, 2017, 9:01 AM by Club Office   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 9:02 AM ]

 
The Washington DC Region of SCCA invites you to MARRS 9&10 Labor Day Double, September 2-4, 2017 at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

CLICK HERE to register in MotorsportReg.com.

MARRS 9 is Saturday only, early-bird entry fee is only $280 if registered by 11:59 pm Monday, August 28th.

MARRS 10 is Sunday & Monday with a regular MARRS type 2-day schedule and early entry fee of $335 if registered by 11:59 pm Monday, August 28th.

MARRS Labor Day Double is three days; Saturday, Sunday & Monday, and the early entry fee is only $510 for tons of seat-time and lots of fun.

The Labor Day weekend will also be our annual charity event, and this year it's for the American Cancer Society - Relay For Life.  There will be special activities all weekend, including book and white elephant sales, silent auction, raffles, crafts and games, parade laps and more.  Flyers with schedule of activities will be posted at the track.  Come on out and join us for this great event!

Everyone: please be sure to read the Supps for this event - a copy is attached below.


2017 Annual Meeting and Election Announcement

posted Jul 12, 2017, 1:59 PM by Club Office   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 2:00 PM ]

 
The Washington DC Region's Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 10th 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway, 4050 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville, MD, 20705.

Let your voice be heard!  This is an open members' meeting and your chance to ask questions and hear directly from the hard-working volunteers who help run our club.

Our 2017-2018 Board of Directors election will be concluded at the end of the Annual Meeting.  On-line voting will be available on or about August 28th after the secretary prepares the ballot per the Bylaws.  I will send links to the bios and ballots and everything you need, so watch for more information coming soon.

There are 4 open positions on the board this year. A basic slate of 2017-2018 nominees has been selected by our Nominating Committee in member number order:


C. Wayne Armbrust

Mike McKee

Hayes Lewis

John Nesbitt

Shawn Roberts

If you or someone you know would also like to be included on the ballot, there is still time!  An individual's nomination for the Board must be received by the Board at least 60 days before the election date (must be received by August 11th, 2017).  The DC Region Bylaws identify the requirements for Nomination to the BoD as follows:

To be eligible for election as a Director an individual must meet the following requirements:

1. The individual must have been a Voting Member of the Region for the past four consecutive years determined from the date of the election.

2. The individual must be 18 years of age at the date of the election.

3. The individual may not be an owner, member of a governing body or officer of an organization whose events or activities directly compete with the Region's or SCCA's events or activities.

4. The individual must be nominated by any twenty Voting Members submitting a written nomination petition to the Board or by a Nominating Committee of at least 3 Voting Members appointed by the Board.

5. The individual's nomination for the Board must be received by the Board sixty days before the election date. Any question of the eligibility of any individual shall be determined by a majority vote of the Board.

 

You may submit a petition to the Nominating Committee per the Region Bylaws.  Please see the full Bylaws on our website.

 

Your 2017-2018 Election Committee Members are:

Chairman:  Chuck Edmondson – fastcarphysics@gmail.com

Mike Snyder: msnyder@cqmtg.com

Dave Fitzgerald: dafitzgerald@gmail.com


August 26-27 Performance Driving eXperience - NOW OPEN!

posted Jun 29, 2017, 4:03 AM by Club Office   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 7:21 AM by WDCR SCCA ]

 
Ever wanted to get on the real race track and see what you can do? Our  Performance Driving eXperience (PDX) is the perfect place for you!!

Our next PDX is August 26-27 on Summit Point's Shenandoah 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 Supplemental Regulations (rules) for this event to learn more (attached below).  Register through MotorsportReg.com (MSR).

Click here to register now!  http://msreg.com/PDX2017Aug

Get hot in August with the hottest track days around!!


2017 Board of Directors Election

posted Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 PM by Club Office   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

 
ATTN DC Region Members:

It's that time of year again and if you have ever considered serving your Region on the Board of Directors (BoD) this would be a good time to get involved and make a difference.  The 'Official' job description for the Board members can be found in Article IV of the Region's Bylaws which are available HERE.
 
We meet once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday at 7PM and we're usually on the way home by 9:00-9:30 though some meetings have gone longer and some shorter. Like most altruistic groups, there is no pay but dinner is provided at our monthly BoD meetings. Outside of the meetings we usually average about 2-3 hrs a week on Region business.  
 
This is a unique opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of one of the largest Regions in SCCA and help shape the future of our Club.  
 
The initial slate of nominees must be submitted to the Board of Directors by the Election committee, at the July monthly meeting.  After that date any nominations must be via petition with support from twenty voting Region members.  Per our Region's Bylaws ALL nominations, including any Nominating Petitions for the Election must be received by the Board 60 days before the election date.  Our Bylaws also require that the election take place at the Annual Membership meeting to be held in October.  The specific date for that meeting will be announced in the near future.
 
If you would like more information or have an interest in running for the BoD please reach out to one of the Committee members shown below and we'll do our best to answer your questions.
 
Now's the time to give back to the club that has given you so much!
 

2017 Election Committee Members:
Chairman:  Chuck Edmondson - fastcarphysics@gmail.com
Mike Snyder: msnyder@cqmtg.com
Dave Fitzgerald: dafitzgerald@gmail.com

Revised AutoCross Supps (rules)

posted May 30, 2017, 7:44 PM by Club Office   [ updated May 30, 2017, 7:53 PM ]

 
Attention all AutoCrossers: Please see the following excerpt from the revised rules for all future events at FEDex Field.  Any questions can be directed to the AutoCross Program Chair, Sam Vassalo at svassallo55@yahoo.com.

Venue Rules (revised June 2017)

"Due to P.G. County ordinances at our venue, competitors are not allowed to erect tents or pop-up canopies larger than 8' x 8'.  Also, canopies that extend off of trailers or RV's must not be more than 24 square feet in size.  Further, generators of any type are prohibited from being used at our venue.  This includes internal generators in RV's.  Violation of these county ordinances could result in fines and/or the closing of our event.  There are absolutely no exceptions to these rules."

A full revised copy of the AX program rules is attached below for your convenience.  You can also find them on our AutoCross webpage.


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