2016 NORTHWEST HILLCLIMB ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

Northwest Hillclimb Association
2016 Annual General Meeting Minutes November 12, 2016
Big Bear Restaurant
Bend, Oregon


ATTENDENCE:
Dave Bard, Marcy Myers, Wilke Myers, Rob Reidel, Deb Reidel, Charles Cope, Dave Kipperman, Brenda Brock, Jared Haaland, Bob Sherman, Marie Sherman, Harry Cadell, Steven Barnes, Andrew Van Bortel


PRESIDENT OPENING REMARKS 11:22am 


MINUTES FROM 2015

TREASURERS REPORT: Motion Wilke, 2nd Marie to accept treasurer’s report as presented. Motion passed. There were 194 members in 2016.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • ADD CLASSIFIED SECTION TO WEBSITE
  • MOTORSPORTSREG
  • NEW HILLS:
    • KARL SCHMITT- LEWISTON, ID *WILKE RELAYED INFO, WAITING FOR REPLY
    • DAVID WEEK- CALl, *CHARLES TO FOLLOW UP
  • ALCOHOL ON SITE AT HILLCLIMBS
  • CLUB WAIVERS TO INCLUDE RACECARS LIMITED ACCESS TO /FROM COURSE
  •  INSURANCE, *CARI CHECKING FOR BETTER INSURANCE PRICE
  • RULES CHANGE

NEW BUSINESS:

  • CLASSIFIED SECTION TO WEB SITE: not at this time
  • NEW HILLS: nothing to report at this time
  • NO LANGUAGE ON NHA WEB SITE STATING NHA YEARLY DATED STICKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF CAR REQUIRED:
  • Charles to contact Web site admin to add language.
  • MOTORSPORTSREG: discussion.
  • NHA will recommend hills use MSR, however not required.
  • Benefits to using: new members and marketing opportunity.
  • Requested those who use MSR to add mandatory novice meeting info, hill schedule, and maps.


NECK RESTRAINTS: Motion via Bob S to require neck restraints. Harry 2
“The use of a head and neck restraint system that has been certified in accordance with SFI 338.1, FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 is required: an SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 label must be properly affixed to the device.”


MUST BE NHA MEMBER TO COMPETE AT NHA SANCTIONED EVENT: 

Encourage preregistration prior to hillclimb season, to keep registration fluid. 

  • REVIEWED 2016 INCIDENTS: 
  • CLASSIFICATION RULE CHANGES: Motion Wilke, 2nd Rob 
  • NO CLASS CHANGE: discussion. 
  • ROLL CAGES FOR CARS WITH RACING TIRES: Harry. Revisit at later time.
  • Suggested open car roll bar requirement. Interpretation left to individual hills.
  • COMPETITOR’S RUN TIMES AVAILABLE BY END OF RUN GROUP RECOMMENDATION: Motion Harry, 2nd Wilke.
  • REMINDERS:
    • Minimum competitor age is 18 years old.
    • Muffler spark arrest required. Must be Forest Service approved.
    • Maximum noise limits are left to each hill’s discretion.


Amendment via Wilke requiring racing slick classes to wear Hans type device and

remaining classes to use foam type doughnut neck protection to take effect January 1, 2018.


Drivers will not be allowed to register for hill event until a NHA member. At hills, NHA

registration is available only during Friday registration, unless arranged prior.

Recommend mentality check at meetings. Emphasize fun rather than competition.

More focus on safety at novice meeting.

After long shut down (scheduled/unscheduled), keep drivers in line informed of

estimated time frame. If significant length of time, encourage drivers to get out of cars.

No rushing, designate a lunchbreak (specific to each hill).

Air horn alert warning transports leaving for worker station.

Wilke suggested hill climb classes to coincide with SCCA Solo 2 classes and GCR Club road racing rules. Keep NHA specific classes. Wilke organizing car classification

additions. Classing changes TBA after completion.

Promote self-classing, transfer burden from hill tech to driver.

If you mis-class your car, no record, no points.

Add tire spec entry to tech forms.

Motion Marie to accept, 2nd Rob.


One driver, one car, one class for weekend. No changing classes. Accepted and

seconded.


Recommend reader boards or sticky note time slips at completion of each run group to inform competitor of their run time.

NHA 2017 SCHEDULE:

HILL.                            DATE                              CHAIRPERSONS
Cascade Lakes             June 10/11                    Andrew VanBortel & Bruce Hoddeson

Freezeout                     June 24/25                    Shea & Crystal Henrie

Larison                         July 1/2                          Bonnie Mueller

Hoopa.                          July 15/16                    Tina Johnson
Bible Creek                   Aug 5/6                        Charles Cope

Bogus                           Sept 2/3                        Mike Salle & Carl Somerton

Maryhill                        Sept 16/17                    Charles Cope


NEW EXECUTIVE FOR 2017:


President: Charles Cope
Vice President: Rob Riedel

Secretary/treasurer: Brenda Brock Kipperman

Web site admin: Cary McCallister

Regalia admin: Deb Riedel

AWARDS:
Ernie Bogie Award: Dick Calhoun

President's Award:  Marie Sherman

Charles Cope


All 1st Place
Dave Bard OSPU
Brenda Brock SPOL

HarryCadell GT1 

William Cosby SSP
Cari Hinesly CSP
Dave Kipperman SPO 

Carl Marcum OSPO 

Jennifer Ocker SML
Bob Sherman F Prod 

Marie Sherman F Prod L 

Steve Van Wettering STX


Climbed 'em All 

Cari Hinesly 

Bob Sherman 

Marie Sherman 

Dave Kipperman 

Brenda Brock


ADJOURN MEETING: 3:04pm