CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2006 USARM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The elections results are in and you, the membership of USARM, have elected YOUR 2006 Board of Directors. They are:
Jerry Huff, Kati James (re-elected), David Jansen, Steve Johnson (elected), Jim Short, Jan Weaver (elected) and Steve Ynzunza.
Many thanks to those of you who voted and to those candidates who weren't selected, please continue to support USARM in the positive way that you have in the past.
Once again Bruce Brunner was the USARM Election Chairman and did a wonderful job.
Thanks again Bruce!!
Ted Kuwada & Jan Weaver will head the MotoGp 2006 committee
They will be forming their committee very soon and welcome the input of the USARM membership. To contact either Ted or Jan:
RENEW YOUR USARM MEMBERSHIP NOW!
USARM membership is due by the end of the calendar year. If you renew now, you don't risk the increase in membership dues or loose out on any issues of the Grid.
New event schedules will be published in the Grid as soon as they are available and you will see it there first!
If you need replacement or additional membership forms, please contact one of your Board of Directors.
On October 22nd and 23rd Jim Russell Racing Schools ( now owned by Speedway Motor Sports, Inc.-O. Bruton Smith) had its final race of the season for 2005.
Saturday night, October 22, 2005, Russell held their annual banquet, presenting awards and honoring those who showed outstanding performance during the year. All USARM Russell workers were invited.
In attendance were: Jerry and Karen Huff, Lisa Simoni, Darlyn Linka-Pettenati and Tim Pettenati, Liz Larssen, Kitty Klingberg and her new husband Paul Brenek, Jim Short and Melanie Durandette.
The dinner was exceptional, as always, and the videos were entertaining and humorous. We enjoyed cocktails before and awards after and plenty of meat and jokes in between.
USARM Financial Statement- November
Starting Balance October, 2005 - $28,307.92
$150.00 Russell School
$90.00 Membership dues
$203.00 Postage for Grid & Elections
$133.01 Grid Printing and Election Printing
Ending Balance November, 2005 - $28,053.91
For those of our members who travel and camp at Laguna Seca for USARM events, two (2) designated camping areas have been established with Monterey County Parks Dept & Laguna Seca.
If you plan to work a USARM event in the future, you may use one of these camping areas free of charge. The 2 campsite numbers are 107 and 108. For the winter months, USARM camping can be arranged behind the turn 11 grandstands, as the Park campground area is closed
It is on a first come first serve basis but if there are more than 2 USARM members who are camping, arrangements can be made to ensure camping for the events that you are working.
Please contact the person in charge of the USARM event to make sure you have your camping spot.
This is your invitation to join USARM at the
USARM ANNUAL BANQUET & TRAINING DAY
PLEASE JOIN US AT THIS FUN EVENT
This year's banquet promises to have more fun & Excitement with door prizes, drawings, a no-host bar and plated dinner complete with all the trimmings, "Happy Hour" from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Hor-Devourers and a "No Host Bar" in Hopps Bar, followed by Dinner & awards from 7:30 to 10-ish.
All this can be YOURS for $17.00 per member & $20.00 for non- members. Reservations MUST be in no later than January 28th, 2006 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
(All entrees include: a tossed green salad with choice of dressing, rolls/ butter, chefs choice dessert, coffee/ tea)
Chicken Picatta - 10 oz. Chicken Breast sautéed & topped with lemon butter caper sauce, includes pasta & Veggies
London Broil - Angus Tri Tip roasted & sliced, topped with a Mushroom Marsala Sauce includes Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Veggies
Baked Salmon - 8 Oz Filet of Boneless Pacific Salmon, baked & topped with Cucumber Dill Sauce, includes Wild Rice & Veggies
(All rooms & suites include breakfast buffet for 2 on Sunday morning).
Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, CA
(Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel, mention USARM Banquet to receive this special rate)
To the first 40 people registering for the Banquet, a chance to win a FREE suite for either that evening or a future use.
***PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO USARM
(Mail to: USARM Banquet Chairman, Steve Johnson
Gilroy, CA 95020)***
Download Banquet Application (MS Word)
FEBRUARY 18th, 2006
Come celebrate with USARM for an informative day and an evening of good food and good fun.
USARM is offering a unique opportunity to improve or refresh you skills at the Annual Banquet to be held at Biltmore Hotel & Suites 2151 Laurelwood Rd. Santa Clara, CA 408.988.8411
Training and refreshing seminars to be held starting at 10:00 a.m. Come and be a part of this exciting, FREE service that USARM is offering. To all those attending the day-long seminars, a light lunch will be offered, free of charge. Seminars to be offered may include:
"Flagging, Communication, General Safety and Mini Fire School (with certificate)." All trainers will be using the USARM Manual as the main reference. Mini Fire School will be conducted & certified by Advanced Fire & Rescue Services.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00
(A lite lunch will be provided for those attending the training seminar)
AFRS will have the one lb extinguishers with belt holster available for sale at the training day.
Download Training Day Application (MS Word)
Many thanks to Ron Cowen for the use of the "clam shell" for all these years.
Contact information for the 2005 USARM BoD:
If you know someone who is a USARM Member & not getting The Grid,
please let one of the BoD members know & they will be added to the roster.