Just got back. 4 hours sleep in last 48 hours. Long drive. I missed the meeting but was told it was brief and no major announcements.
Awards ceremony was entertaining.
I do know that a expert ranked driver is coming out of 'retirement' to drive a Open class WRX at PerceNeige.
And watch the SnoDrift entry list.
>Dave, can you go into more details with the news about the
>driver from retirement driving a WRX at PN?
Philippe Dube, a ice/snow specialist who has been the rallymaster and course opening for the past several editions of PerceNeige. Think he was a seed 1 in his day but will lose a seed due to being inactive.
>>It means new cars being built. Team Subaru Canada isn't
>If you notice, it doesn't include Tom's Open-class car or
>Pat's current GpN car.
SRTC doesn't have a current Grp. N car ... as far as I know the 02 grp N is the car he used for Sweden, NZ, Argentina and Cyprus ... SRTC didn't replace that car when Pat switched to the new shell in PCWRC - which is NOT a SRTC car - methinks.
I was sick and could not attend as planned, however I know that the 'insurance issue' was discussed for at least 20+ minutes after the Agenda was run through. It was the only issue discussed as far as I know. Besides any active competitors sitting on the Board, I heard only one active competitor attended the AGM itself and made contributions to the discussion (pre-banquet) but maybe I am wrong. I would have expected more than that. Finally, the issue is hot in Ontario, for sure, but people in other regions also noted they had serious concerns (again, as I understan what happened).
The formal AGM is minuted, and those minutes are generally mailed out to the clubs with the official notice for the next year's AGM. If you've been to a CARS AGM before, you'll know that the AGM itself is very tightly structured, and restricted by the provisions of the federal societies act. Any business to come before the AGM has to be in writing and mailed out to all of the clubs 30 days before, so in general, all that happens is that the financials are approved, the budget is approved, the acts of the directors over the past year are approved etc. Your club's official delegate will have the budget, financials etc, and should be happy to share that with you at your next club meeting.
The informal discussion after the AGM, and the open board meeting after the banquet are both very informal town-hall style meetings, with Q&A, discussion, exchange of ideas, brain-storming, etc. These aren't official meetings of the society, or of the board, and aren't formally minuted. People are free to say whatever they like, without worrying that their words will appear in print the next day. Any decisions or announcements to come from one of those meetings would be announced separately.