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2018 Year End Awards Banquet Highlights Plus
By Bren Wamsley

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2018 Year End Awards Banquet Highlights Plus
By Bren Wamsley

What a fun evening we spent at Valley River Inn, Saturday, November 10th. We had 91 people of our Racing Family attend this year. It began with a Social Hour and Photo Booth with James Bond “007” related props.  Ryan Wamsley and Danielle Zimmerman created an awesome play list of theme songs from 007 and Austin Powers Movies which played throughout the social and dining hour. The photo both was a huge hit.  It was skillfully designed and made by Licia Shultz and Hope Mueller.  I’m sure Jerry Shultz and Karl Mueller helped as well.  Photo booth pictures will be posted on the website. We had appetizers followed by a wonderful buffet and dessert table and lots of activities.  
Lorin Wamsley began with an introduction to the evening events. He then introduced Bert Jacobson, our MC, and the awesome Nick Kerbs, to present trophies to our event sponsors and venues.  They were given a wooden platter engraved with their name and the EESCC logo.  They also received a box of cookies from Crumb Together.   Bert gave a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and venues.  Bert and Nick then awarded our outstanding drivers with dark green hoodie sweatshirts with the club logo on the back and their name and class on the front.  We thank Tim and Peggy Steck for all their work on the trophies this year.

Jeff Childers created a fun IROC video and Russ Walters presented the video. The top 5 drivers were: 1st Lorin Mueller, 2nd Nathan Korstad, 3rd Peggy Steck, 4th Jim Owens, and 5th Jeremy Bunker.  Awesome Drivers!!  Thank you Jeff for all the time you put into the video.  Everyone will be able to see this video on the EESCC facebook page and website.

Bonnie Mueller provided a synopsis of what we have provided to our community this year. Donations have been made to Food for Lane County, Oakridge Volunteer Firefighters, Candlelighters, and we are looking at a couple of other charities. We had a number of events in 2018.  Some racing related events and off season events.  The racing events included: The 8 series autocrosses, Larison Rock HillClimb, and the TSD Rally.  The off season events included: The Poker Tournament, Scavenger Hunt, the Coffin Race, and 3 “Adopt a Highway” road clean-ups.  

Bert Jacobson announced there were a number of people within our club who are deserving of the Gear of The Year Award.  It is given yearly to a club member who steps up and goes above and beyond.  This year’s recipient was Keith Olsen and well deserved.  Besides his willingness to help out wherever, he took over the Safety Steward position, spearheaded the coffin race, monitoring of the sound meter, always at setup and tear down, and participates in road clean-ups.

Next we played a game called “Most Popular Answer”, a form of family feud with each table playing against each other.  Bert Jacobson explained the rules and hosted the proceedings.   Licia Shultz partnered with Bren to determine the most popular answers submitted by each table.  The winning table was a table of 2, Andrew Hafner and Jennifer Brown. They split $120.00 between them.  Woo Hoo the “A” Team. 

Then it was time for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The “Good” was presented to Simon Brown for the “Most Improved Driver”. He is the driver of the 2015 Mini Cooper and unfortunately couldn’t attend the banquet.  He won a free 2019 series autocross entry.  Paula Loftin received 2nd place in this category.  She has shown wonderful improvement.  The “Bad” was presented to Mary Richardson for the “Compass Award” also known as the “Cone Explorer” award or the “Where The Hell Am I” award or the “I got lost in a Parking Lot” award.  Second place for this coveted award was Don Huffman, and third place Austin Hopper.  The “Ugly” was awarded to Jason Braunberger (our 7 time champion) for the “Cone Killer Award” hitting 55 cones for the season.  The CP’s have reigned over this award for years and it continues.  By the way, Bert came in as 2nd with 51 cones and DaWayne Kerbs with 44 cones. 

Many wonderful door prizes were drawn throughout the evening.  Several of our sponsors donated door prizes including:   Bert Jacobson - All Rite Roofing, Patty Walters – Mary Kay, Tim and Peggy Steck - TBS Consultants, Mark Nearing – Mark Nearing Plumbing, Alex Gross - Alex’s Garage, Jamie Black – Realtor and Lorin and Jenn Mueller - IronCat Graphics. Lorin and Bren Wamsley also donated door prizes.  Tim Boedigheimer won the $50.00 cash prize from EESCC and Ashley Boedigheimer the Valley River Inn’s “Bed and Breakfast Package”.  EESCC donated a number of cash prizes and autocross entries.  Also, we can give many thanks to Licia Shultz and Hope Mueller for securing many other donations throughout the community and their personal donations from Bad Hippie Racing.

Bonnie Mueller presented gifts to her registration helpers, Carin Nichols, Dana Zimmer, and Peggy Steck.  They have been life savers for her.  It really takes a village to put on these events. 

Bert Jacobson presented Jerry Braunberger with a Club Appreciation Award. In 1996 he rode with his son Jason and it was an adrenaline rush.  His second race was a national race.  From that time on he was hooked. Racing was his retirement hobby.   He became our Equipment Manager and organized the trailers which were in despair.  All of his efforts have been appreciated and have made our club much more efficient.  Jerry is retiring officially from racing and will train whoever takes on his position.  Although he has retired, I’m sure he will pop in and out from time to time.  Jerry will truly be missed.  He has accomplished so much for our club.  

We gave many thanks to Valley River Inn for hosting our event and providing such a nice door prize. I really enjoy working with Roxane Butler, Director of Catering, Valley River Inn. She is so fun and accommodates our needs in any way she can. Their servers were very attentive and welcoming to our group. I have one more big Thank You and that is to David Mills. He continues to provide a DVD with excellent footage of our series events which is run throughout the banquet.  I know the editing takes a lot of hours. Much appreciated David. You’re the best!   Our drivers really enjoy this video. 

Lorin closed by thanking everyone for making EESCC such a great club. He also thanked the Banquet Committee (Bren, Lorin, and Ryan Wamsley, Danielle Zimmerman, Licia Shultz, Hope Mueller, and Bert Jacobson and our new inductees Russ and Patty Walters), and the banquet presenters, Bonnie Mueller, Russ Walters, Tim Steck, Licia Shultz, Bert Jacobson, and Nick Kerbs.  

We would love to see more of you become involved in the club.  Attend our monthly club meetings at 7:00 pm, the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Sizzler on Gateway.  It’s fun to eat and chat among friends prior to the meeting.  If you would like to write a news article for the club, let me know and I’ll assign a month.

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