Reserve this date, it is imperative!
Saturday February 23, 2002
The Michigan Turn Marshals annual meeting and get together will be held at Rob LaMoreaux’s home, which is almost central to our MTM territory.
We thank Rob for extending his home and hospitality. The format for food will be the same, bring a dish, not enough for everyone because when you extrapolate it is a huge amount of food.
The President calls for action !!!
At the general membership meeting that we had in October 2000 many changes were made in the way MTM was to do business. In 2001 those changes made us an information source for our members as well as other F & C workers and racing organization. Several racing groups used MTM to get information on their events to our members and our members in turn supported those events. Dick Coburn kept us informed with the newsletter and e-mails. Melissa Wojciechowski created a world class web site for us. Debbie Martens was out and about bringing new members to MTM. While Verne Wandell produce some great training material and even personally trained many of those new members. Like any organization there are still some glitches that need to be worked on, but overall 2001 was a good year for MTM. The question is will we continue into 2002 and the future.
the October 2000 general meeting it was decided that the Executive Broad
of MTM would stay the same for 2001, but not for 2002. Many of the
executive board members have had those positions for more than 10 years.
Most of them
wanted out last year, but
continue to institute the changes we had all decided on at that meeting.
Our By-Laws calls for an election and new officers taking over by November
1. Well, we missed that date and need to act on that now. In my article in
the newsletter earlier this year I had asked for people interested in
taking over one of these offices to contact me, no one has. To continue we need to fill the following executive board
balance of the executive board in made from a representative of the F
& C groups from the Detroit Region/SCCA, Waterford Hills Road Racing,
and the Western Michigan Region/SCCA which are appointed.
are also 6 appointed positions in MTM that need to be filled. They are:
Newsletter Editor & Publisher
these positions I know that the Dick Coburn has asked that he be replaced
as the Newsletter Editor and Publisher. Phil Schilke has asked to be
replaced as Secretary & Treasurer. I have not heard from any of the
others in these positions and I hope many of them plan to carry on into
2002, but we need an executive board to lead them. Also, without someone
doing our newsletter we lose the major communications to our members.
What happens next? MTM needs people in these positions so we are looking for volunteers to fill them. If you are interested in filling one of these positions please contact me or any of the current executive board members before January 15, 2002. If we can get all the positions filled by volunteers we can carry on with a new board beginning in February. My hope is that we have several volunteers for each position and we then would have to have an election. In that case we would get ballots out to the membership immediately to again assure the new board a February starting date.
we don’t get these positions filled by February 2002, then the current executive board will have no choice
but to decide what to do with the assets of MTM and close the organization
down. My hope is that there are members out there willing to continue the
tradition of MTM into the future and we will not have to disappear from
the racing world.
current executive board members are not going away, but just want to see
new, and should I say younger, leadership to carry MTM into the 21st
century. I for one would be glad to run the Trash & Trinket program as
I have the space and shipping capabilities where I work. Willy will
probably carry on doing the membership database. All of us will still be
at races supporting MTM, as long as the organization continues.
it’s up to you, the membership of MTM, to decide out future.
Hopefully this spring you’ll be getting a newsletter with a new
editor, listing a new board of directors, and an events calendar to keep
you busy all summer and not a notice that another great racing
organization is no more.
On your behalf an attractive arrangement of potted plants wrapped in a checkered flag ribbon has been sent from his Michigan Turn Marshals family with a get well card wishing Lon a "SPEEDY" recovery.
to walking and almost running. The leg is still swollen but will improve.
He is not yet back to work but expects to be there next week. Lon says he
will be ready for the race season.
He and his wife Shirley would like to thank his “second family” for all the cards, letters and calls. Shirley never knew that Lon knew that many people. They both recognized all as his second family and wish to say THANK YOU FOR CARING
Members @ 2001 SCCA Runoffs
Wojo is famous
The follow article was published in the SCCA National Administrators’ Newsletter:
Wojciechowski had an idea that gained support from many Regions. Since the
President and CEO of SCCA has recognized F&C on many occasions she
wished to reciprocate. Melissa collected patches from 48 Regions and 14
events he attended. She then sewed them all on a set of white coveralls
(that fit!). At the evening of recognizing SCCA volunteers of the year,
Melissa presented the “whites”.
Thank you very much Melissa Wojciechowski of Detroit Region.
Steve Johnson was quoted as saying that of all the awards that he has received in his corporate career this one meant the most. He proudly wore it and shared his excitement about it with anyone he met.
Check to see where MTM members have been.http://www.michiganturnmarshals.org/ where/WhereHaveWeBeen.htm
We welcome a new member
caught the racing bug in 1990 when she was a
member of the promotions committee for the Ruan
Moines Grand Prix. The next year she joined SCCA
and allegedly became a "pit poopsie" crewing for
both Club and Pro racing teams. The bug really bit and
she attended a motor sports academy In Topeka, put
on by the Kansas City Region, to learn more about working
races. In 1993 she started working F&C and attended
the first Runoffs at Mid-Ohio where she was assigned
to Station 14. At that point she determined her
future—she wanted to become a starter. In 1996 she
worked 38 race days, got her national license in Start
and F&C, and was named the Des Moines Valley Region’s
Race Official of the Year. Nancy has worked the
Runoffs for the last five years as a Starter, was Team
Leader for four of those five, has been Divisional Administrator
for Midwest Division for the past three years,
and has been nominated for a future National Administrator
for Start. Not only is Nancy a good leader and
a skilled starter, she makes sure that her co-workers have
lots of fun in the process.
Wishes and Congratulations
I was wondering if you could let everyone know that I am getting married to my fiance of 4 years, Judy Presler. I am currently the Chief of F & C at Watkins Glen Int'l and will be working Start/Finish next year only. Judy is currently doing Race Control and F & C. Anyone interested in writing can reach us at:
and Judy Brill
deed has been done and all the members of MTM wish them the best for a
Millar, a former Detroit Region corner worker, is the inside rear tire
changer and mechanic for the Shell Team Rahal - Kenny Brack #8 car, and
they won the CRAFTSMAN PIT CREW CHALLENGE in the CART series!
and Mindy Edwards
and Bryan and Cindy Boedigheimer
are progressing well towards increasing the membership of Michigan Turn
Marshals. All is progressing well!
wishes for the holidays
Días de fiesta
see you all on Saturday, February 23, 2001
has volunteered to take over the editor’s role for the Michigan Turn
Marshals. Please help him with contributions, reminders, news and fun
things to share
Thank you for all your support and
contributions over the past years.
Dick Coburn email@example.com
Please E-mail your comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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