I was very upset when I opened up my ballot yesterday. I know all of you were also not very happy. This was not done intentionally by anyone on the Board or by any member. All I and the Board can do at this point is to offer our sincere apology to ALL of you. In an effort to keep with our original voting schedule I am telling all of you to remove your names from the ballot that you have , complete the ballot and either mail to Andrea or deposit them in the ballot box at the track. I will be also sending an email to all of the membership stating the same information as outlined above. If any of you feel you need to discuss this with me or any board member, please call any one of us and we will be happy to listen to what you have to say. All of our contact info is on the web site.
Thank You For Your Understanding Concerning This Matter.
To provide an equal opportunity for all candidates, any candidate should feel free to submit your platform to Jeff Stark, Terry Pogue, or myself for placement on this front page. Please get anything you would like posted to one of us as soon as possible. It is important that everyone’s voice is heard. This is your club, make your vote count.
As we close in on the voting process for our 2014 Board Members, please keep in mind all of the hard work and dedication that the 2013 board members who are seeking re-election have done this past year. There are a lot of dedicated board members who have volunteered vast amounts of their time at the track as well as behind the scenes to make every race weekend a success for you.
To name a few accomplishments and weekly tasks that many of you may not know about or may have forgotten are as follows:
1. Maintaining and updating of our GVKC website is a large task that many of us enjoy viewing but have no idea of the volunteer work involved behind the scenes that is done by our online/points board member.
2. Tasks that your president completes every week include keeping members up to date with information both at the track and on our website including promoting the club and encouraging new membership. (ex. initiated the setting up of a GVKC booth to display karts at the Rochester Auto Show at the Riverside Convention Center). I also have implemented many projects to improve the facility and saw them through to completion. (ex. secure the track with installation of perimeter gates and soon to be installed security cameras, cleaned restrooms, coordinated and helped install new windows in the tower with the aid of 50/50 raffles and bottle returns, organized a crew from Boon and Sons to completely edge and clean our track and trim our facility. I am currently in the process with our board and a paving contractor to make some track improvements for the 2014 season and as soon as this race season concludes work will commence after board approval.
3. Our owner/treasurer has donated the funds to pay for the edging and cleaning of the track as well as the cost for striping and painting of the grid and track. Maintaining the accounting of our club including paying of our bills, making bank deposits and properly preparing the accounting records which allows our club to be in good financial condition.
Please consider all that the above mentioned board members have done and have planned for next year before making your voting decisions.
Thank you from the 2013 board members who are seeking re-election and looking forward to serving you in 2014.
You all should receive your ballots very soon. I ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS TO VOTE for your club’s 2014 board members. The most important part of your decision making process should be to vote for the people who you think will WORK IN THE BEST OVERALL INTEREST OF OUR CLUB. All members are entitled to 1 ballot. PLEASE VOTE!!!!
|PRESIDENT||Jeff Stark, Rusty Stevens|
|VICE PRESIDENT||Shawn Callahan, John Evans|
|TREASURER||Al Gutberlet, Sarah Stevens|
|ASSISTANT RACE DIRECTOR||Tony Ilaqua|
|SECRETARY||Sarah Stevens, Gail Conklin, Kristin Bovee|
|SAFETY DIRECTOR||Tim Shelhart|
|ONLINE/POINTS||Terry Pogue, Rusty Stevens|
|PROMOTIONS||Bruce Pogue, Mike Fauci (younger)|
|4 CYCLE REPRESENTATIVE||Rich Gamrod|
|2 CYCLE REPRESENTATIVE||Don Foley|
|GROUNDSKEEPER||Russell R Stevens|
|OVAL LIASON||John Kowalski, David Farnan|
|VINTAGE LIASON||Scott Kneisel|
Its the last race weekend of the summer series! This season has gone way too fast. If you haven’t checked the points lately, here are some classes to watch:
Its a close race with only a 200 point spread between Cole Hicks (leading), Nick Fauci, Evan Bovee, and Joshua Stark…
A little more than 100 points seperates Ed Van Shaick (leading), and Angie Miller….This ones gonna be close.
Shawn Callahan has a comfortable lead in this class, but there is a battle for second place. Alex Salisbury, Will Salisbury, Derek Six, and Greg Gleisner are all close contenders.