Member Notice: Special SCCA Vote Coming Soon

The Sports Car Club of America® will conduct a special Bylaws vote from Feb. 13-March 14, 2024, with all current members of the SCCA encouraged to vote.

The proposed Bylaws change would strengthen term limits on members of the Club who are elected to the National SCCA Board of Directors. Currently, a member in good standing can hold a Director position for two consecutive elected terms before having to step down. However, after being off the Board for a term, the Bylaws allow that same person to then run for election to the SCCA Board of Directors again at a later date. The Bylaws proposal would limit members’ eligibility to serving a maximum of two elected terms total.

In addition, the Bylaws proposal would allow the SCCA Board of Directors the option to appoint a past Board member to fill a Board position that became vacant mid-term, even if said past Board member had served two terms on the Board of Directors. Appointing a past Director would allow the Board to fill the vacancy with someone who could be “up to speed” in the role quickly without creating an incumbent for the next election cycle.

The proposed Bylaws change reads:

Section 3. Terms.

Directors shall be elected from the various Areas in the indicated year and each third year thereafter as follows:

2003     Areas 1, 5, 7, 8 and 13

2004     Areas 2, 6, 10 and 12

2005     Areas 3, 4, 9 and 11

The normal term for Directors shall commence on January 1st following their election and shall terminate on the third succeeding January 1st. No person shall be elected to more than two consecutive terms as a Director whether or not such terms are consecutive; provided, however, that a partial term served by a person appointed to fill a vacancy pursuant to Section 5, below, shall not count against such person’s limit of two elected terms.

Anyone who is an Annual Member in good standing during the voting period is eligible to vote via the Club’s Member Account Portal between Feb. 13 and March 14, 2024.

The SCCA National Office assumes members are “opted in” to electronic delivery of ballots unless they have specifically “opted out.” Those who opted out should receive physical ballots in the mail shortly so they may vote on this proposed Bylaws change. Ballots are mailed to addresses on record with the Sports Car Club of America. Completed ballots should NOT be returned to the SCCA office. Instead, votes will be tallied by Mize CPAs Inc. A postage paid return envelope is included with the ballot for your convenience.

Those wishing to “opt out” of electronic ballot delivery of this Bylaws proposal must contact the SCCA National Office by calling (800) 770-2055 or emailing by 5 p.m. CT on Feb. 9, 2024.

All ballots must be received by Mize CPAs Inc. by March 14, 2024, at 5 p.m. CT.