Slot Car Racing News Editor
Pat Skene is the new Slot Car Racing News Editor and returns to the BSCRA Council. As most of you will know, Pat was SCRN editor for a number of years till he stepped down in 2014, and we can look forward to more excellent magazines. Welcome back Pat!
You can see more about Pat’s plans for the magazine by joining the Slot Car Racing News Facebook Group
Contributions to the magazine are very welcome, why don’t YOU write something for SCRN?
Keith Gibson has stands down as Magazine editor. Thank you to Keith for the 2015 magazines. Keith will be concentrating on his K Slot with BSP business so will still be very much part of the slot racing scene
BSCRA National Events Development Officer, Safeguarding Officer, BOC and Calendar
There are 3 new Council post from the 1st January 2016, these posts were voted in by the membership in September.
National Events Development Officer -
Safeguarding Officer (formerly known as the Child Protection Officer -
BOC and Calendar Coordinator -
Welcome to the Council Bob and Mark, welcome back to the Council Steve
BSCRA Chairman, News Editor and Development Officer
Ant Hawkes is the new BSCRA Chairman -
James Cleave is the new BSCRA Development Officer -
Keith Gibson will continue as News Magazine Editor.
I am sure all the members will join me in thanking Ant, Keith and James and wishing them every success in these roles. All 3 were appointed unopposed.
Previous Announcement -
Keith Gibson is standing down as BSCRA Chairman and News Magazine Editor. As you will have read elsewhere, Keith is now in business selling slot car parts, having taken over a large part of the BSP business from Brian Saunders. This is the reason Keith is standing down as a BSCRA official. Keith will continue in both posts until successors are appointed, and is very happy to help his successors during the change over period. I'm sure you will want to join me in thanking Keith for his work as a BSCRA official and wishing him every success in his new business.
Lee Parsons is standing down as BSCRA Development Officer. Lee says “I am afraid I must also step down from my duties on the council as my career is taking a turn of direction where I will have little time for racing in the foreseeable future.” Lee has just completed work on the track in Edinburgh, putting it in great condition for the Nats. I'm sure you will want to join me in thanking Lee for his work as a BSCRA official and wishing him every success in his career.
This means nominations are needed for BSCRA Chairman, News Magazine Editor and Development Officer. Below is a brief summary of the duties of the three posts. If anybody would like to talk about what involved, Keith would be very happy to discuss it with you. Please send nominations to BSCRA Secretary Chris Frost by the 12 February 2015 closing date.
Roles of the officials (from the BSCRA Constitution)
1.1. To officially represent the British Slot Car Racing Association in all dealings with the public and other bodies.
1.2 To Chair all Council Meetings and any General Meeting.
1.3 To assist in the general day to day administration of the Association.
4 NEWS MAGAZINE EDITOR
4.1 To prepare, edit, publish and send to the Membership Secretary for onward transmission to members a News Magazine informing the membership of what is going on in the Association.
4.2 To have full authority to decide whether any work is published in the magazine, and to edit any such work. Also to promote the various classes of racing within the Association as well as highlighting good practice within the Association. Any official communications must be published verbatim when requested by any Council member or member of the three Committees.
4.3 To accept and canvas for advertising matter and to negotiate charges for advertisements.
4.4 To make suitable charge for providing copies of the News Magazine to
4.5 Account to the Treasurer for income and expenditure.
9 DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
9.1 To offer and organise appropriate support and advice to clubs and individuals with respect to the development of the sport at local level.
9.2 At a National level, to actively look for, and take advantage of, opportunities that may occur which would be of clear benefit to B.S.C.R.A. to pursue.
9.3 To identify and utilise individual development skills that the membership of B.S.C.R.A. has to the best advantage of B.S.C.R.A.
9.4 To liase with affiliated clubs and other racing series as appropriate to identify the benefits of the affiliation and ensure that the benefits of the affiliation are maximised.
9.5 To ensure that the development elements of the twelve points of the Y2K Review are taken up by B.S.C.R.A. and take steps as necessary in order to do this.
9.6 To appoint assistant officers as appropriate to ensure that points 9.1 to 9.5 are fully implemented.
9.7 To Chair all Development Committee Meetings. To ensure that committee decisions are recorded and publicised appropriately.
9.8 To represent the Development Committee at Council Meetings.
9.9 To ensure that all matters presented to their Committee are in a satisfactory state of progression prior to the council meeting.
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