National Board Call 3-2-2017
Start Time 7:00 cst
Present on Call
President – Denise Smutny Tech – Jerry Mostek
VP – Micheal Hughes Safety- Matt
Secretary – Ginny Barnard Publicity – Kristen Spicola
Absent – April Hansard
Survey Monkey- Denise stated that the Survey
Monkey was up and asked if we had taken the survey. Denise stated that we will
close the survey March 24th. The survey at the end will give you the
results of each question. We will close the survey March 24th.
Membership- We need to create a membership list
each year for historical records. We will need to print the report Oct 31st due to anyone that joins September 1st
goes for the following year.
An update on the
website - Denise asked Kristen updating the front page
of the website. Kristen stated that LTTF
can get us up and going in a week or so. We also have my race pass interested
in giving us a proposal and they are interested in attending the grands. My
race pass should be getting the price quote to Kristen in a day or two. Denise
would like to get something up and running soon for the grands registration.
Driver with cast rule – Denise stated the we need to clean
up what we have out on line about drivers with cast rule. Matt will get it
rewritten and send out to the board for approval. We will get it posted as soon
as it is approved. And we need to make sure it gets into the rule book for next
Helmet Schedule- Matt would like to get a schedule
out to the membership on the schedule for helmet replacement. He would like to
have it 10 +1 year. This would let all the membership see when helmets are
coming up to be replaced. We also need to put this in the rule book for the
members. Denise told Matt to go ahead and get something written up and we will
post it to the website for everyone to see. Then we will get it into the book
Dirt Spec Tire
Committee – Matt
will be heading up the dirt tire committee. Denise just got him the list of
people that is interested in being on this committee. Matt will send them all
an email and then follow up with a Conference call. Denise asked if he could
hold that call next week to get things moving on it.
Committee – Matt asked about forming a
committee for allowing tracks to try different rules and tracks. Matt feels
that we need to allow the tracks to test different rules so they have
information when it comes to the rule change proposals. Denise asked how he
would form this committee. He stated it could be a couple board members some
RD’S. Jerry stated that we have a rule book and we need to follow what is in
the rule book. Ginny feels that by doing this we could have every track doing
something different and none of the kids are going to know what they are doing
from track to track. Matt feels that the RCP process doesn’t work because there
are too many RCP’s that get voted down. He feels that the clubs are not being
heard. Jerry stated that a lot of the RCP’s that are being submitted are not
rules they are procedures. And it is voted on by 13 Rd’s that are voting for
their clubs. Ginny stated once we as a board hears that a club has created
their own rules. We need to notify them and let them know that we heard that
they were running different rules and would like to see that they follow QMA
rules. If we get complaints from members do to a club running different rules
we as a board need to address it. Matt feels that each track should be allowed
to make changes at their own club as long as it is not a safety concern. The
problem with that is the insurance company insures what is in our rule book. Matt
stated it doesn’t say they can’t do it in the rule book. Denise stated that the
implication of a rule book is if it isn’t in the book doesn’t mean you can.
Honda list –
Denise stated that she did get the list from Honda and she will send it out
to the board.
Grands – Ginny asked if we are printing the
grand boxes for the clubs. Denise asked Ginny to get some prices and send out
to the board.
Ginny asked what we were going to tell St, Coix about their
Sunday A- Mains? Sunday is used as a
rain date and a travel date for people to travel back home. Denise will tell St
Croix that they need to move a-mains to
Saturday. Ginny thinks we need to give St Croix some extra help beings that
have never hosted a grands before and they are already behind on things.
Silver City – Have we heard anything from Silver
City? Denise stated she has not heard anything.
Dunlop Contract – Ginny asked if we have the Dunlop
contract signed and back yet. Micheal stated that we have not received it back
yet and we did not receive the last Quarter Check yet either. Micheal said that
Jim said that he mailed to us and we should be getting it any day. We need to
get a hold of him and get that contract signed and back to us. Kristen stated
we need to be sure that we have a time line in the contract as to when these
payments are to be made. Denise asked how long are we going to wait to get this
contract back. Denise stated this is concerning when we can’t get the signed
contract back. How are we going to depend on him at the track if he can’t
fulfill his current obligations. Ginny feels QMA needs to be the ones selling
the tires at he grands we are loosing too much money by allowing him to sell
them. Denise stated that she has not seen one person complain about the cost of
the tires on the survey monkey. Denise stated we need to plan on selling the
tires ourself and not worry about it.
Denise asked Micheal to get a hold of Dunlop and check on the contract.
QMA Brochure- Kristen is working on the brochure and will
get it out to look at.
Head RD Position – We need to finalize the guideline.
Denise and Micheal will work on this and get to the RD’s before the next RD’s
Tech Manuals – Jerry asked Micheal when the tech
manuals will be posted to the web site. Micheal stated the he needs to give Art
his level back so he can help him out with posting stuff like that. Micheal stated
that is is not as easy as you think it is. There are a lot of different
programs that must be used and he has not done any of them yet. Denise told
Micheal to go ahead and give Art his level and she trusts Micheal to monitor
Letter – Matt asked about the letter that we
received. The problem with this letter is it is not signed by a member and we
all feel any letter that we receive that is not signed by the members we should
not even look at. If they truly have a problem, then the member needs to sign
their letter so we have a person to get in contact with.
Called ended at 9:00 cst
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