For those that were not able to make the annual Lake Erie seminar and safety days you missed out on a fun and educational weekend. I was humbled by the amount of people that joined us through out the weekend. To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect in the weeks leading up to this weekend and I was impressed by the support shown. I truly believe we have the ship stabilized and pointed in the right direction. I hope many of you feel the same way. We still have lots of work to do still but we will get it there.
First of thank you to our board members Kurt Stevens, Erik Avendutti, Brad Morris, Kevin Young and Ron Long for attending the seminar this weekend. Bill Crowe is our other board member who could not be in attendance was missed but your efforts in the planning were definitely felt.
A special thanks to LEC Secretary, Diane Tedeschi for helping me with a lot of the leg work for locating and organizing the dinner, lunch and the other tedious tasks she took on for me.
Thank You to Helga Klein and Mike Quaintance of the Mid Ohio Safety Team for coming in a talking to us about what they need when they are responding to an incident.
Thank you to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for allowing us to use the facility to hold our meeting and participate in the safety day along side your Safety Team.
The seminar went very well. We went over LEC business updating everyone where we stand and released our schedule...which will be updated shortly. Mid-Ohio provided some updates to the facility and some of the changes to the fencing leading up to the keyhole and through Thunder Valley. We had an SCCA update, going through the Concussion Protocol and the Majors race coming up in June (465 Cars currently).
We did a reboot on basic training reviewing flagging, communication and response protocols.
Sunday was a lot of fun with Fire, First Response and Rollover training. The afternoon was spent out on course with the Safety Team running through scenarios on response emphasizing proper flagging and communication techniques. Everyone went home tired for sure.
We ended up with 7 new members of Lake Erie Communications. 3 familiar friends from Michigan but 4 true rookies.
I hope to see everyone out at the track this season.....especially for the Majors....We need to have a strong presence.
Keep coming back to the website often for updates as well as our Facebook page.
Looking forward to a strong 2016 season