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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.

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Hello Cincy SCCA members!
Spring is just around the corner and we are getting ready to take off again!

We had a great turn-out for our February membership meeting last month at Mac’s Pizza Pub on Wooster Pike. We return for our March Membership Meeting to the MILL RACE BANQUET CENTER (1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240) on March 19th at 7pm! Look forward to seeing everyone that can attend for some fun and fellowship as we continue to talk about our upcoming competition events for 2019 and updates from the attendees of the Great Lakes Division SCCA Spring Training meeting.

See you on the 19th!

Thank you,
Tony

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Thank you to all of you that made it to our last Cincinnati SCCA Board & Member Meeting last month! We had a great turnout and learned a lot about what our needs are as an organization to have a great monthly meeting.

As you may recall, for 2019 due to renovation maintenance going on this winter at our “usual meeting place” of the Mill Race Center and the rising costs of rental, we are trying out some new locations for our monthly stated meetings to work around dates that we will still have at Mill Race.

I’m very excited to announce that our February Board & Member Meeting on February 19th at 7pm will be at MAC’S PIZZA PUB (UPSTAIRS ROOM)-WOOSTER PIKE LOCATION. The address is 6309 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227. They have a great room UPSTAIRS for us and plenty of parking behind the building and directly across the street. We will have complimentary soda and snacks and there will be a cash bar available as well. Look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting at MAC’S on 2/19/19 as we talk about the upcoming Division Spring Training meeting and our rapidly approaching 2019 season! 

See you soon!

Tony Brown

Cincinnati Region R.E.  

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Happy Holidays! The hours upon hours of planning, organizing, operating, competing and fellowship that was the 2018 Season for Cincinnati SCCA has come to a close with an exciting outlook for 2019! At our last General Meeting in November there were a few exciting developments to report.

First, let me introduce your 2019 Cincinnati Board of Directors:
Region Executive – Tony Brown
Assistant R.E. – Gordon Benson
Treasurer – Shari McCoy
Secretary – Scott Bitzer
Board Members at Large
– Jim Clark
– Christy Graham
– Tom Thomlinson
– Takuto Takagi
– Brian Walker
– Glenn Thompson

Next up, Annual Awards Banquet! As previously mentioned our normal meeting place of Mill Race will be unavailable for Jan-Feb 2019 due to major HVAC work being done in the building. I am excited to announce our ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET will be the evening of Saturday February 2nd, 2019 at Receptions-FAIRFIELD (located at 5975 Boymel Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014). Details on registration will be coming soon!

And finally, NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2019 MEETINGS!! After much discussion regarding our passed General Meetings and how to improve member participation, the board decided on some changes for 2019 including:
ALL monthly General Meetings will continue on the 3rd Tuesday of the month but will start at 7pm
– The General Meeting will follow the agenda of the normal Board Meeting but will also include a time for “Open Discussion” where any Cincinati SCCA member can ask questions of the board or event chairs.
LOCATION of MEETINGS. Due to the rising cost of rental and availability of the Mill Race Banquet Center, we will be reducing the quantity of monthly meetings at Mill Race and will have alternate locations during the “off months” from Mill Race. Below is our tentative 2019 General Meeting Schedule (all TBA locations will be confirmed and posted on our website cincyscca.com, our Facebook page and email blasts):
January 15th 2019 – TBA
February 19th 2019 – TBA
March 19th 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
April 16th 2019 – TBA
May 21st 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
June 18th 2019 – TBA
July 16th 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
August 20th 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
September 17th 2019 – TBA
October 15th 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
November 19th 2019 – Mill Race Banquet Center
December – No Meeting

Thank you to everyone that participated, volunteered and organized our events in 2018!
Have a safe holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2019!

Cheers!
Tony

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Next General Meeting & Board Nomination Meeting coming up on Tuesday October 16th!!

Hello Cincinnati Region SCCA members! It’s been a very long and winding road this season with all of the events your Cincinnati Region has hosted in 2018 and a few more still left to run! But more on that later….

I wanted to take a short moment to remind everyone of our upcoming General Meeting 8PM this Tuesday on October 16th at the Mill Race Banquet Center. This is our annual Nomination Meeting to form the ballot for our 2019 Board Elections on Tuesday November 20th. Each November we vote for one year terms for the Region Executive, Assistant R.E., Treasurer and Secretary. Then we also vote in 3 members as Board-Members-At-Large for a 2 year term. To be on the ballot you must be nominated at the October General Meeting and a current Cincinnati Region SCCA member in good standing. If you are interested in more information for any of the positions, please contact our region nominating committee; either EB Lunken or Jim Clark by clicking here.

At our events this year you may have heard about the initiative Cincinnati Region is sponsoring to have an approved SCCA License Plate available in the state of Ohio. We are gathering over 150 signatures to support the petition for the opportunity to purchase a license plate with the official SCCA Logo on the plate. In order to sign the petition you must have an Ohio Drivers License and then state an Ohio license plate number that your are listed on. The petition does not require you to buy the plate once it becomes available so there is no obligation to buy it, just basically endorsing its existence. Once approved the plate needs to be purchased by a minimum 50 times across the state to be renewed each year. The petition will be at the next events coming up!!

Speaking of our next competition events… the next RallyCross should is on Saturday 10/27, the last Solo points event is 10/28 and our last RoadRally for 2019 will be Saturday 11/3. Make sure to check our website and Facebook for event updates!

And finally, please save the tentative date of Februarye 2, 2019 for our Annual Awards Banquet at the Mill Race Center. Confirmation of the date and more details are to come!

Once again our Nominating Meeting is coming up this Tuesday October 16th, look forward to seeing you there!

The Mill Race Banquet Center is located at:
1515 W. Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240