Mid-Term Officer Changes
By Bill Randleman
Most of you are probably not aware that due to life events outside the club Tanner Berg was unable to complete his term as Vice President and Competition Director.
As Tanner was unable to attend the club meeting so he was unable to formally resign. Per the club bylaws a majority of club officers voted to remove him from office.
I resigned from the Safety Steward position and accepted the appointment to the VP and Competition Director Position for the remainder of the year.
Despite only one full season with the club, Chris Pokorny stepped up to accept the position of Safety Steward. He managed to avoid Bruce’s lens all year so we’ll have to make sure he wears the vest. (Here’s a link to a picture of his car in motion: http://eescc.org/Pictures/images/2014E7/DSC_0939.JPG) He seems serious about the responsibility and maybe he won’t be quite the rambler on the mic as the old Safety Steward.
Some of the event improvements I hope to make this year include grid operations, penalty accuracy, and worker assignment. Primary among these is worker assignments.
For most, how worker assignments happen is complete magic. It’s much like how there are fresh batteries in the radios every event. (If I’m not mistaken that’s Jerry Braunberger magic.)
Here’s how that’s worked for many years. The club VP cuts a printout of all the entrants into strips by race class, then mixes and matches people on the strips with assignments from memory of everyone until all the jobs are filled and there are a reasonably even number of competitors in both run groups. The resulting arrangement of paper strips is then hand written onto the work assignment sheet. Usually in only 15 minutes. I’ve assisted a couple times and it makes my head hurt.
I’m hoping to get the computers to do the work and keeping track of who can and can’t hustle cones, who has done timing school, who the “second string” spotters are and such. I don’t have the details for the registration team, tech team, and other “non-course” workers. Eventually, I’d also like to include some feedback on how people do at particular assignments.
To help me get going on this I’d like everyone with any preferences, physical limitations, or other worker assignment preferences or arrangements to email me so that I can at least commit the information to spreadsheet for event 1.
Please use the email address CompetitionDirector@eescc.org and include EESCC Worker Assignment in the Subject Line.
Hopefully, I’ll figure out how to make the VP/Comp Director position easy enough that someone else will want the position in 2016.
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