TOPEKA, Kan. – An enhanced focus on assisting SCCA Regions with local Solo events has led the Sports Car Club of America to add long-time members Raleigh and Velma Boreen as Regional Solo Development Managers.
The newly created field staff positions will serve as liaisons between Region event organizers and the National Office, offering ideas, resources and assistance to those putting on events.
The Boreens have been tasked with developing a plan to help SCCA Regions improve and grow their Regional Solo programs, including safety, leadership, event site, marketing and customer service elements. The couple have been Club members since 1976, with SCCA experience ranging from Club Racing to Solo event organizers, drivers, and Division officials. Each have recently retired from their full-time careers.
“Raleigh and Velma will be spending their first year of retirement together doing what they have done for 30 years, helping SCCA members and Regions,” Howard Duncan, SCCA VP , Rally/Solo and Special Programs, said. “The regional Solo programs have the lowest barriers to entry in the SCCA, and offer a unique way to introduce new members to the Club. The Boreen’s are developing a plan to help the Regions reach these potential new members and elevate their local programs in the near future.”
Starting immediately, the Regional Solo Development Managers are evaluating data and speaking with Region Solo officials to better understand the local Solo programs and the motivations, challenges and successes each face. That evaluation and sharing of information will continue through the 2013 season, with a detailed plan ready for implementation for the 2014 season.
“While there may be a number of quick fixes for some Regions in 2013, this project is taking a long-term view of the program,” Duncan continued. “We’re spending this year talking to a number of participants and organizers to identify as many positive and negative aspects as we can, so that all 115 SCCA Regions can potentially hit the ground running to start 2014 with additional resources and carry that momentum into the future.”