Zone 7 Presidents Meeting:
The Zone 7 presidents meeting was held on February 26th in Roseville, California, located just east of Sacramento. Nine of the regions participated in the meeting with some regions having both their presidents and vice presidents attending. Special guest in attendance were Todd Benz, PCA National Secretary, David Witteried, PCA National RPM Chair, and Sim Racing Zone 7 racing committee member Chip Witt. Chip presented an informational presentation on PCA Sim Racing and provided details on what Sim Racing is, how to get involved and how fun the program is for participants. David Witteried provided an executive summary on updates to the region procedures manual to make the information clearer and easier to find, and to update new policies and procedures. The new RPM is scheduled to be mailed to region presidents the first week of March. This document is a very valuable resource to your region’s leadership.
Todd Benz provided an update on risk management, the 2022 PCA Strategic Plan, and provided the presidents an in-depth preview of the club’s new Drone Policy. Yes, drones will now be allowed at our events with strict guidelines and insurance requirements which your region presidents have been informed about.
The meeting also provided an opportunity for region leadership to share some of the challenges they are facing in their regions as well as some of the things they are doing to increase member participation and to provide and plan events that appeal to a members who all have a diverse interest in different types of events.
I also reported that Zone 7 finished 2021 with 4% increase in membership, which given our current climate dealing with Covid is just remarkable. Kudos to the region presidents and membership chairs!