The May meeting was held at Brann’s on Division at 7:31PM and opened by President Eric Duram. Last month’s minutes were approved. Eric asked people to be thinking about a different meeting place.
Treasurer Matt Huizing reported that we have more money than we thought. He paid bills and for the reservation at Johnson Park, and we still have money.
Resident Agent Bob Shedd had no report.
Secretary Debbie Hansen had no report.
Member at Large Dan Moody had no report.
Past President Nic Boris had no report.
Angry Vice President Sam Rogers had no report.
Speed and Ice: Sam R received the new timing equipment and tried it out with the old and found it works well. Andy Nienhuis reports the first autocross of the season is at Muskegon CC in the north lot this weekend. It will be Saturday only and we have 63 entries. The next autocross is July 4th weekend at GVSU with Saturday being the gimmick day for FG members only and Sunday open to all. FG members are reminded they can always race even if the “cap” has been met.
Early September the autocross will be held at MA Imports, and he is always looking for other good locations. The subject of live timing at the autocrosses was discussed. That will require more updates to the equipment and at an
excessive cost.
Social Chair Mary Savage reported Johnson Park is reserved and paid for the July Summer Party. We just need someone to volunteer to grill the meat.
The new Membership Chair John Atsma, who will also help with the HDJ, had no report.
Rally Chair Nic B related that the Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Rally will start in Lowell and end at Eric D’s house. There will be more gravel roads this year. The date is set for August 10 and will involve Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Jeff Boris bought Garmins for the workers of the rally to find the check points.
New Business: Andy N asked for nominations for the 2018 Member of the Year Award. There were none. Due to the lack of nominations, the FG will reserve the award for future years as recognition of an outstanding member who steps
up in time of need.
Announcements: Sam R informed us that Grattan Raceway is for sale for around $7 million. WMR SCCA will have autocrosses at Grattan on Labor Day and October 26. June 22 and 23 are the dates of the WMR SCCA race event at
Grattan, and corner workers are needed. Logan Rogers will graduate high school and attend GVSU in the fall. Dustin Moody is graduating from GRCC.
Adjournment: 8:10 PM
Debbie Hansen