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the official publication of


Blackhawk Valley Region 

A region of the Central Division of SCCA

The Friendly Region

Board of Directors meeting - 11/13/2018 at Anna Maria's Italian Restaurant,  823 Gardner Street, South Beloit, IL. (right around the corner from the Imperial Palace) The meeting starts at 7:00 pm. (Board meeting is usually the second Tuesday of the month.)

 Board meeting minutes

  Blackhawk Valley Region


Saturday, November 3, 2018

 Giovanni's Restaurant, Rockford, Illinois

Social Hour: 6:00 pm  Dinner: 7:00 pm  Program: 8:00 pm

$30 per person


$20 if you worked ANY of these dates:

April 20-22, May 5-6, July 13-14



Greek Chicken, Filet of Sirloin, Walnut Encrusted Salmon


Please respond by October 26, 2018

Respond to: sherrikulawinski@yahoo.com

Summary of proposed Bylaws to be voted on at the 2018 Banquet:

Article 3

Section 2—Notice of meetings: Notice of any such meetings of the membership shall be mailed to every member in good standing(posted on the website) at least thirty (30) days before the date of such meeting.

Section 6—Quorum: A quorum for the meeting of the Board of Directors shall be at least a majority of members in attendence. A quorum for the meetings of the Members shall be at least 10% of the total membership  a majority of members in attendance.


Section 1—Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of the Blackhawk Valley Region shall consist of not more than nine (9) or less than (7) Seven elected members plus one (1) ex-officio member (immediate past Regional Executive). Said nine elected members shall elect from their number, persons to fill the following positions annually:

Section 2—Election of Directors: The procedure for electing three (3) Directors per calendar year to three (3) terms to complete the nine Regional Board of Directors shall be as follows:


                          Any and all election notices shall be posted on the region website. Postings shall be                                                                                     d                        done in a timely manner 

If the number of candidates is the same as the number of open seats, balloting of the members will not be done and those candidates will be deemed to be elected to the Board.

Voting shall be conducted online unless an elector opts to receive and vote via an official paper ballot.


Section 2—Voting: All expenditures presented to the Board of Directors must be voted upon. All expenditures exceeding 3% of the average yearly treasury must be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the nine member board. All others may be approved by a simple majority of the Board members present.

Current bylaws with proposed changes

Save the date: Oct 13, 2018

9:00am at the Loves Truck Stop

Come enjoy the fall colors and some water too.

Register on Motorsports Reg under the Chicago GOATS

Free appetizers at the end point with money made on the spring rally

Bring your friends and enjoy fun with your car in the fall weather!!

2017 Awards

Driver of the year - Rhett Barkau
Member of the year - Judy Cunninham

Worker of the year - Wanda Helser


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