Executive Director's Notes-SVRA
Thank you again to those that attended SVRA at Mid-Ohio over the weekend. Our numbers were up about 10% from last years event. It was a great event. I had a lot of fun. It was nice seeing a lot of familiar faces that I haven't seen in a while. It was pretty much a laid back weekend for most. Not a lot of activity but a lot of nice looking cars running around over the three days.
Overall the flag work was very good and the communications were very good. The biggest issues were knowing the priority of call and radio silence. These items did improve through out the weekend.
Again we struggled with inconsistent radios. I was able to spend time with Mid-Ohio on Sunday to further discuss the issues. Rest assured that Mid-Ohio is working on a plan to replace the radios. We may have the opportunity to test a system within the next month. Please remain patient, we are working on resolving the issue.
We had or first LEC school of the season which was attended by 5 new workers. Since we had the available numbers, we were able to do a classroom session prior to them going out on course in the afternoon at 1B. Sunday they worked on their skills at Turn 6. I was able to see the progress in a short period of time. "Professor" Avendutti did an excellent job in preparing the new recruits for the adventures that lie ahead.
The new students were
We also had our 1st Annual LEC reunion during the weekend. We had many past members join us during various times throughout the weekend. For me, it was the first time I was able to meet some of our history. Friday night we had dinner at the Skirmant's paddock area, where we enjoyed brats for dinner. Again, many thanks for your hospitality. Saturday, we spent time around the campfire discussing LEC history and telling stories of the past. Thanks to Randy Holton for your effort in putting this together. If you have pictures to share from the reunion, please email them to me and I will post them.
Thank you to Mike Wheeler and Matt Moritz for helping keep everyone stocked with plenty of ice and water.
Thank you to Chris Zemka for bring us breakfast that consisted of a breakfast casserole and coffee cake. It was enjoyed by everyone. I know it was delicious.
Dale Strimple provided some door prizes for our workers....Thanks Dale.
I really hope this is our turning point in getting LEC back to where it once was. The board and myself are working hard to do so. I know I speak for the other Board members and THANK YOU ALL for your support to this point. I hope you see and feel the difference and will be willing to participate more through out the rest of the year. Our season is very compact again with 85% of our events are from now until Mid-August.
I was able to speak to Mid-Ohio about some other items regarding port-o-pots, cross overs and a few other items. Our relationship with Mid-Ohio is getting better every weekend. We are working together instead of against each other. Mid-Ohio is very pleased with our progress in growing ourselves.
Look forward to seeing you again soon!!!!
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