Introducing the new volunteer blog
For when you can’t, don’t, or won’t be racing!
Below you will find the latest announcements and news for the Land o’ Lakes Region SCCA volunteers. If you have news or want to contribute to our blog below with interesting articles or information, send the inquiry to Emily Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are at the heart of our Land o’ Lakes community. The SCCA national club was originally formed from a group of enthusiasts that shared a common drive – to enjoy racing. They helped each other out and showed their friends how they were having fun. The SCCA has been growing ever since, and now there are regions across the US.
Here in Minnesota, the heart of the Land o’ Lakes region, the seasonal weather doesn’t get us down! While the “off season” does give us a chance of reprieve to pause and re-assess strategies, it also offers a whole new kind of play ground. Check back with us throughout the year.
10/28/2018 VIP program and various updates
As we prepare to wrap our 2018 season we have a few updates. Julie Hammons has graciously agreed to join our Race Chair committee! Jack Pine Sprints was her first event as race chair and all in all things went smoothly and fun was had all around! Thank you for your support Julie. We are still seeking support for our growing committee and ask that if you are interested to let us know! Feel free to contact Emily with the above email or any one of the board members listed on the board member page. We have also had a few new volunteers step up to join the in the race chair committee tasks informally. Mike Jenkins has began helping with the trophies and awards (task 04 below) in a big way, and his wife Lainy Jenkins has joined Deb in the hospitality tent (task 07 below) and shown a real interest in taking on more for us next summer! Maybe we have potential new committee members?! The current committee will have to take a vote on it! We are growing our program by leaps and bounds this year!
The VIP points have been re-tallied and posted on the VIP page. A points redemption form has been added also!
We are launching our online merchandise store at the annual award banquet event November 3rd at DeGidios in St. Paul and hope you can all attend to see it and ask questions. You will be able to use the VIP points for merchandise! Also, if you have 6 volunteer points (or worked all 3 road race events this summer) we kindly invite you to register for free under the volunteer registration section at msreg.com. Check your points on the VIP page! There will be help with this at the banquet if you have questions.
6/13/2018 The launch of the (road) Race Chair Committee
With the Race Chair position opening up after the Mid-Summer Event the Region has decided to divide and conquer the race chair duties with a new Race Chair Committee. Everyone has day jobs that help support their racing hobbies so naturally it is hard to find a singular individual that can do it all. If you, or someone you know could help, please consider making introductions. The tasks listed below come from the basic Race Chair Manual and are required to host a road racing event.
Going live with the VIP program
The Volunteer Incentive Program, recognizing leading community members since 2017.
We finally have the VIP data funneling into the VIP web page. Please check it out and our newest highlighted community members. If you have someone you think should be highlighted, send their name and short bio into the VIP program lead Emily Jenkins (email@example.com) or a Region member. If you have a volunteer list for a Land o’ Lakes region event or a volunteer that you feel was missed on our lists, notify and send that data as well.
The volunteer incentive program was the idea of many appreciative region members. Please thank Kathy Gillen, Mary Utech, Julie Hammonds, and Joan Bendix, among many others for helping to push to prioritize this program and get it launched. Our club is all volunteers and every one of our races are completely volunteer ran. The passion for car sports drives us all!