1st Annual Austin F1 Club Meeting Overview

Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill was very well attended by the Austin Formula 1 Club (AF1C), this past Saturday, June 18, 2011.  I was able to met some new friends & hooked up with other F1 friends.

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill interior panorama...

Here is Wild Bubba’s Formula 1/COTA memorabilia corner.  Quite an interesting assortment of neat F1 stuff to honor Formula 1.  Wild Bubba continues to look for “choice bits” to add to his eclectic collection…

Wild Bubba's Formula 1 'shrine' - Part 1

Wild Bubba's Formula 1 'shrine' - Part 2

Here’s proof of Racing Ready’s attendance…

Vance Facundo, Racing Ready Dan, Wild Bubba in his Formula 1 'shrine'...

Charlie Robinson & Sondra Sondreggor conducted the 1st annual meeting AF1C meeting.

Charlie & Sondra facilitating the Austin Formula 1 Club meeting at Wild Bubba's, June 18, 2011

There were a least 22 club members in attendance.  Charlie discussed & had us vote on some decisions that will change the direction of the Club, to move it forward in a positive way.  Below are the specifics of what was discussed:

Club Meeting Update

Posted on Austin F1 Club by Charlie Robinson

For those that did not attend the Annual Meeting this past Saturday, we have some news to share with everyone.

1) It was voted that the Club will vote in management to help keep the club organized and to be able to legally collect donations. We are currently going through the process this week and will have elections… on Sunday June 26th at Cool River Cafe after the watch party. This will comprise of 1 President 1 Secretary and 1 Treasurer.

2) It was voted that the club adopt a mission statement.

3) It was voted that there will be no restrictions to membership regardless of residency.

4) It was voted to have multiple venues for watch parties instead of just one.

As stated in the post below please follow the instructions to submit nominees for the 3 positions listed.

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Club Elections – Nominations

To help simplify voting on Sunday I ask that each member submit their nominations using the instructions below. We will then hold elections on Sunday June, 26 after the watch party. Thanks for all your support.

Instructions:
…Please send an email to austinf1club@gmail.com no later than June 26th 12:00pm as follows.

Subject: Club Elections

Message:

I nominate for President: ?

I nominate for Secretary: ?

I nominate for Treasurer: ?

Any club member including yourself can be nominated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on facebook or email at the above address.

Thanks everybody and good luck to the nominees.

Afterwords, as an unexpected bonus, Vance invited a few of us to see another vantage point of the track!

The COTA 3 Amigos: Vance, James, Dale & James...

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COTA track view form east looking west - from a possible future hotel site

This site may be a future exclusive hotel. This land has already been purchased by Formula 1.   Can you imagine the view from the balcony?

Possible exclusive hotel site, on east side of course...on Formula 1 land!

Later, in Vance’s office, we were able to see a variety of topographic COTA maps.  There were other drawings & information there, as well…

Vance's on-site office (near COTA)!

Here’s 1 more, large panoramic shot taken close by turn 1, showing Piland Triangle Road, FM 812 in the distance, & all the heavy construction machinery, along with the contractors’ offices.  Once again, click to enlarge (& then click once again).  This one is big!

For icing on the cake, Vance is working on setting up a dedicated HD webcam (available 24/7).  He will be mounting it atop a 40′ plus tower.  It will give us all a great view of what’s going on with the COTA site construction.  Initially, Vance says it will be pointed to the start/finish line, front straight area, turn 1 region of the track.  You will also be able to see the COTA observation deck, beyond turn 1. Racing Ready hopes to be able to provide access to this live feed here.  We shall see!

Dan

P.S. – The next Formula 1 race watch party (in Austin) will be this coming Sunday, June 26th, 2011 – the details are as follows:
2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe (Valencia, Spain) Watch Party

P.P.S.Racing Ready is working on the “in Austin” part…

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