Originally Posted by racerbob4
The management of the club seems to be in a lets make money cycle, is that what you get when you promote the treasurer to the top job?
I certainly have the advantage of access to more information than the average member so my take on this is very different. You are right, our president is a former finance guy. Management is very conscious of cost control and how any decisions we make affect the bottom line. As a result SCCA is operating with a small profit each year in what most would say is a pretty tough economy. Money is tight particularly with the auto manufacturers but due to careful management we as a club are in the black and we have signed a number of new sponsors. Saferacer, Mobil One and Gumout are all new sponsors that contribute to the cost of running our club. Every dollar from those deals is one less dollar out of our (the drivers and members) pockets.
The cost of printing and mailing paper GCR’s is a fair piece of change. If we can save the cost for printing those for the guys who really do not need them then that is money that can be used to beef up the tech department or the marketing department which might be a better use. I certainly wish my license renewal cost me less but I know if we were not as cost conscious as we are or if we did not have the contributions of great sponsors like Saferacer it would cost me more it would cost more.
By the way speaking of costs please fill out the survey on page 89 of the November Sportscar. Our current contacts for the magazine and the website are coming up for renewal and if our members want something different in the way we communicate to them this will be the time to address it.
Area One Director