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Hello Cincinnati Region members and friends! I hope everyone has been able to have a safe and adventurous (as Covid will allow) summer so far. As we start to see the finish line of our 2020 event season, I would like to send a big thank you to all of you that have and been able to participate in one of our events this year be it solo, rally or autocross. And to those that are taking a breaking from 2020, rest assured that when the time is right and the pandemic is over we look forward to seeing EVERYONE again! And enough cannot be said for your region leaders and volunteers that organize and run our events, many hats off!

Your Cincinnati Board of Directors had our August meeting last month via Zoom on 8/18 and our plan is to have our next meeting on September 15th in the same manner. If you have any questions that you would like to have addressed by the board, please email them to me at re@cincyscca.com and we will answer and either reply back to you or post the answers on our Facebook page. Also, we will be discussing options at our next meeting regarding our 2021 election of officers which normally follows the process of nominations at our October meeting and Elections at our November meeting. Since we are under restrictions still for large gatherings we will talk about options for what we will/can do for this pandemic year. If you have heard from members of other surrounding regions, the plans for their 2021 officer elections (if they have them) are far and wide. We will keep you up to date and if you are interested in running for a position, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or a member of the board!

Thank you again to our Event Chairs and the volunteers that make our events a success! See you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA – R.E.

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Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA members and friends! At the midpoinit of 2020 we are starting to roll along with some clarity on how the rest of the 2020 season will work out given the current state of our new normalcy in the world. Our Event Chairs will have some good updates in the following sections but I wanted to make note of the exciting news from our Road Racing department! Yes, the rumors are true and we are joint hosting a GLD Champ Series Event at Nelson Ledges! Registration is live on MSR for the racing event and we will soon have information for a Track Event/Testing Day on the Friday before. Exciting!

The Cincinnati SCCA BOD had our June meeting via ZOOM and we feel we might have mastered the technology enough to host our next meeting on July 21st in a town hall style event to allow for more participation. We will have more news to come as we await the most updated indoor group social distancing requirements to be updated by the Governor at the end of this week. Our current plan is to have a hybrid in-person/online meeting but we will have more information and details on that in the coming week.

As our 2020 season is finally getting an oportunity to get off the ground, I want to thank your dedicated Event Chairs, Board Members and countless and essential volunteers that make our events a possibility. Stay safe and see you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region, R.E.

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Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA members and friends,

Hard to believe a month can move so fast but seem so slow. But here we are moving towards better days ahead of us with the scheduled re-opening of our Ohio economy. You will see many updates in this month’s Cinchronizer from our event chairs and I can promise you that even as I write this, the situations and schedules are very fluid as we look to follow the most recent state guidelines for events.

The Cincinnati Region BOD did have our monthly meeting for April via a ZOOM online meeting. I plan for us to have our next monthly meeting on May 19th again via ZOOM due to the expected social distance requirements and maximum meeting sizes (less than 10) to still be in place at that time. But the hope is to have the next meeting available for our members to possibly view and participate as well. We will update on that as we get closer, but please if you have any questions for me or the board do not hesitate to email or call us, our contact info is on our website CincySCCA.com .
Take care everyone, see you soon!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region, R.E.

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Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA members and friends,

To say that we live in a different world than we lived in just 30 days ago is an understatement. I wanted to take a quick moment and update where we are at this moment with our group of racing enthusiasts!

As you saw on a previous email, we had to cancel our March General Membership meeting due to the initial state order with restrictions on gathering size and locations. As more announements and orders from the Governor have been made, I wanted to let you know that we have also canceled our April General Membership originally scheduled for April 21st. The Cincinnati Region BOD will have a meeting this month via conference call and I will schedule that soon.

You will find current updates on our events either on our website or facebook page and also thru our email blasts.

Also as of now we do not have an announement to make regarding the 2020 Todd Cholmondeley IT*Spectacular. As you may have seen from an earlier announcement on our website and facebook page, our origianl date at Mid-Ohio is now being used for the IndyCar Honda 200. Our race chair is working with track management and we should have a formal announcement/decision soon.

I hope that each of you are able to stay healthy and safe. To those of you that are considered essential workers and are out here providing your services to keep everything moving along, thank you! And to those that are working from home, adapting to the new “normal” and especially if your job title now includes “school teacher”, my humble respect! If myself or any of the board members can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Take care everyone, we will get thru this!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region, R.E.

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Season’s Greetings!

Our 2019 season has officially been wrapped up and now is the time to reflect on the year and plan for an even more exciting 2020!
I have a few updates to go over so let’s start rolling:

Last month at our last membership meeting for 2019, the membership voted in the new 2020 Board of Directors for Cincinnati Region, they are as follows:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Christy Graham
Secretary – Scott Bitzer
Board Member at Large (2 year terms):
– Jim Clark 2020/21
– Jack Burns 2020/21
– Tom Tomlinson 2020/21
– Tact Takagi 2019/20
– Brian Walker 2019/20
– Glenn Thompson 2019/20

Next, our ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET will be on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1ST, 2020 and returning to RECEPTIONS – FAIRFIELD (located at 5975 Boymel Dr, Fairfield, Ohio). Details and ONLINE Registration will be coming VERY VERY soon, so mark your calendars and keep watch for the official announcement!

Also an important update regarding our monthly memebrship/board meetings. Due to drastic price increases we have unfortunately had our last monthly meeting at the Mill Race Banquet Center. Mill Race has been good to us in the past but it is a Hamilton County Park facility and they have updated their room rentals to be way out of our reasonable budget expenses. BUT NO FEAR! We have had other great meeting locations in the past and we will continue to find new ones going forward! Our members are very resourceful and we have some great plans in the works! So while our complete 2020 meeting schedule/locations are still being hashed out, please plan on our first meeting for 2020 will be on January 21st, 2020 at 7pm at MAC’S PIZZA PUB (Upstairs Room) – Wooster Pike location (6309 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227). We had some great meetings in 2019 at Mac’s and we are glad that they can fit us into our schedule. We will have our full 2020 schedule coming soon with another great location to be announced!

Thank you to everyone again that participated, volunteered or organized our events in 2019!
Have a safe holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2020!

Cheers!
Tony

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2019 has been another great year for the region and we are winding down to the end of our activities for 2019…

This is a reminder that our last meeting for 2019 is our General Membership/Board Meeting @ 7PM on Tuesday, November 19th at the Mill Race Banquet Center. At this meeting we will be electing our 2020 Board Members. The following members were nominated at our last meeting in October for this coming year and are on the ballot:

Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Christy Graham
Secretary – Scott Bitzer
Board Member at Large 3 elected to a 2 year term
– Jack Burns
– Jim Clark
– Jeff Loewe
– Thomas Tomlinson

Please save the tentative date of February 1st, 2020 for our Annual Awards Banquet. More details are to come!
Once again our next General Membership/Board Meeting is coming up on Tuesday November 19th @ 7pm, look forward to seeing you there!
The Mill Race Banquet Center is located at:
1515 W. Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240

Thank you,
Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region SCCA R.E.

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2019 has flown by fast! As we are nearing the end of our events season, I wanted to remind everyone of a couple important reminders as we head into Fall.

First – Our next Board/Membership Meeting is coming up on Tuesday October 15th and will be back at the MILL RACE BANQUET CENTER at 7PM.

Second – During our October meeting we will be taking nominations for people interested in running for positions on our 2020 Board of Directors. Anyone interested in running for a position must be a current Cincinnati Region SCCA member, nominated by a fellow region member and accept their nomintion to be on the ballot. If you are interested in learning more about the board, positions and activities, please contact our Nominations Chair E.B. Lunken at 513-831-9660. The positions that will be on the ballot are as follows:

Region Executive (1 year term)
Assistant Region Executive (1 year term)
Treasurer (1 year term)
Secretary (1 year term)
Board Member at Large (3 positions elected for 2 year term)

Third – Mark down on your calendar as well for our November meeting on Tuesday November 19th. This is our annual Election night to elect our B.O.D. for 2020 and socialize!

Finally – Thank you to everyone that has helped volunteer to put in the extra work needed to keep our events some of the best in the Great Lakes Division! We have some of the best leaders and volunteers in our Region and it shows in the glowing reviews about our events! We’re not quite done with 2019 so make sure to check our Upcoming Events Calendar for our final events!

See you October 15th at Mill Race!

Tony Brown
Cincinnati Region R.E.