Starting a new thread with a more positive vibe. We can put our ideas and brainstorming in here instead. So far we have the following ideas/points from various members: - dedicated guys that do set up and take down to earn themselves free race fees - 50/50 tickets for the club on race days - post pics or race write up on Facebook/instagram/twitter, letting others know all about the WMRC - mentoring + Welcoming = Retaining Novices - a mentoring or coaching program is needed: as a new person to Mission, I find the atmosphere not that welcoming, unless you know someone, place is like bunch of old guys hanging out on their porch, about to tell you to get off their lawn! - improve the profile of the club to get more interest from sponsors , new members and the general public - developing a positive environment for newbs to come in and get a taste of racing and enjoy the comradarie is what i feel will improve things for the club - promoting cheaper race bikes/classes that don't burn through tires (or race gas) are the way to keep racing cheap and attract (and retain) racers - we should be looking for another way to put money into the clubs bank account which will allow the club to spend extra money on advertising, volunteer 'salaries', etc. - do a BIG raffle where the club tries to raise $10K after all expenses - I like the direction the executive is going with committees for rules and competition, as long as it isn't the executive also in those positions - drop the fees for a space rental, let any vendors set up shop - comp some of our more dependable volunteers to become in essence paid volunteers - there still is no cheap one off fun class to offer. When we have top drawer 250's on the track it kind of defeats the purpose - unless the club exec change their policy, we will continue to have only two vendors at our races - we should have a price list for potential advertisers, outlining in basic terms what we can offer them - offering a full menu of options from season long class sponsorships to small one time program ads gives more options to potential sponsors/advertisers - when I have been to WMRC races and wcss trackdaze over the years there seems to be a separation between the hardcore racers who are in it to win it and the track junkies who are there for fun and friendships. The friendliness or should I say snob attitude is very apparent Let's carry on in point form so the exec can find the main points easily.