WMRC General Meeting September 8th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Ricky’s Restaurant, Langley, BC IN ATTENDANCE: Scott Borthwick, President Bruce Aylen, Promotions Mike Thompson, Vice President Bez Cajee - promotions #10 members present, 2 nonmembers 1. CALL TO ORDER President Scott Borthwick called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. 2. FINANCIAL REPORT – Jayson Lynch was not in attendance but advised that we have $25,5571.57 in the bank and all bills paid. The club will need a couple of printers and another laptop for registration, other expenses include banquet and trophies etc, Jayson Lynch will provide the projector. Bruce Aylen will confirm with Newlands that we will have PA equipment provided. 3. PROMOTIONS REPORT –Bruce Aylen Year end Tickets are available for $50.00 each. We need confirm numbers by October 8th, Tickets will be available online by emailing WMRCTreasurer@gmail.com and in person at the last rounds September 27th & 28th. It is imperative that you get you tickets asap! 4. NEW BUSINESS Jay Tait asked if there would be a possibility of adding a 300 class, open to supersport and 250 cup class riders. Scott replied that the executive are in the process of coming up with some new class ideas to revamp the class structures. It would be attractive to 250 racers that they another class that they would be eligible for/competitive in. Kawasaki has expressed some interest in providing some contingency. Andrew Marles advised that the track day people he talks to, are really just not interested in racing big bikes, but might be more interested in small bore racing, as it is interpreted as being less intimidating. Jay Tait brought a non member with him that explained that he is interested in getting racing, he has a Kayo, a 250 and a 600cc bike and his intention would be to race his 250, and do track days on the 600 for a few years until he is comfortable racing a bigger bike. Discussion supported the efforts of the club to promote development racing. The club is committed to the racing of all bikes/engine formats but we must be aware of trends and be prepared to act using this information to help grow the club. It appears that the general consensus is that the most growth happening within the club is with the smaller bikes like the 250cc bikes. Andrew Marles to take care of renting a generator for the timing tower for the next round. Track set up will be Friday the 26th starting at 6pm. Motion to adjourn made by, Scott Borthwick, seconded by Bruce Aylen.