CenDiv Spring Training 2020Best Western Airport, Milwaukee
About this event
Central Division Spring Training
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Best Western Airport Hotel
5105 S. Howell Ave,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207
Please read this to the very end as there is information that had been posted over the past 6 days and we want to make sure everybody understands the progression of events.
CenDiv Spring Training is officially closed. All remaining 20 attendees have been cancelled by Sue.
For those who had hotel reservations; the entire block was terminated, and we have cancellation numbers from the hotel. If you need that number please contact either me or Sue and we will provide it to you. You should please look at your credit card statement to ensure that there are no charges. If there are issues, please let me know and I will have them taken care of through the hotel.
On a personal note; this was an extremely important event to me as it was to be the final time in 13 years that I would facilitate. I wanted to make it a truly great weekend for everybody and took special time to make sure that there were some new and different things to do. Without the help of so many people it could not have been done and I can't tell you enough how important all of the volunteers were to making it a success. The following people have worked, some behind the scenes some out in front to ensure the success of the Division, the Club, the Regions and of course the event.
My love and thanks to them all;
Bev Heilicher and the HoF team
The CenDiv DA's, RE's, the Solo, TT/TE and Street Survival leaders
It is with great sadness that we announce that we have cancelled our annual Spring Training, scheduled for March 21-22. We fully intended to proceed on, per our email of Friday, with Paula Spencer essentially scrapping many plans and starting over with how we could conduct the event with minimal risk. She came up with a plan that I think everyone would agree is as flawless as possible given current circumstances. The hotel was extremely receptive to permitting us to do things that normally are not allowed
Since that time, a national emergency has been declared, a new Coronavirus statement has been issued from national (https://www.scca.com/articles/2013511-scca-coronavirus-statement), SCCA ProSolo, Track Night in America, Starting Line, Time Trials National Tour, Road Racing Majors, and SCCA Pro Racing events have been cancelled (some several weeks out) – all of which were outdoors.
In light of the above, with our event being indoors, at an airport hotel with travelers being on property from all parts of the country during their potentially contagious period, it was decided that we could not continue in good conscience.
At this time, all planned 2020 Central Division competition events and schools are still on. Regions are communicating separately on membership meetings and open houses.
Please cancel your registration on http://cendiv.motorsportreg.com – this way we know who has received the cancellation notice. For those with hotel reservations, we will be sending out another email early next week with information (once we reach hotel management as to what their desires are).
We appreciate your willingness to serve the club at Spring Training. We look forward to seeing everyone at events in the very near future.
Area 5 Director
Registration is now open and will be closing on March 16, 2020. Please register for any specialty or interest that you have; it doesn't need to be the specialty that you generally work. You may move from session to session if you would like information from different groups. There will be brief session contents published when we have that info from the leaders who will conduct the classes. We encourage you to join another group if your specialty isn't available at this time.
Please see attached schedule: 2020 schedule working in Excel V7.xlsx
We are pleased to add the option of attending a new session; Scott Dobler the National Coordinator for "Tire Rack Street Survival" will present twice at Spring Training. There will be a short one hour breakout session immediately following the Saturday morning General Session. He will talk about the new sanction procedures and assist any Region who would like to start a SS program. This session will allow you to rejoin another specialty in progress that you have already signed up for. Secondly he will briefly talk at the Sunday morning breakfast following the BoD/RE meeting during the Staff Presentation." You can designate more than one choice when updating on
We have four National Staff and one additional guest scheduled to appear at this year's training.
Mike Cobb, SCCA President and CEO will be presenting Saturday right after lunch in a general session.
Chris Robbins - Director Regional Development will speak at the Saturday morning general session
Aimee Thoennes, Manager , Member Services will speak at the Saturday morning general session , and then be in some of the specialty breakout sessions,
Jeff Luckritz - Dean of SCCA Leadership Academy will also present at the Sunday morning session, immediately following the BOD/RE breakfast
Jon Krolewicz - Time Trials Program Manager will present at the TT/TE breakout session
And Dr Lori Halvorson - Lake Forest Hearing, will present on Saturday
If you are a member of most Regions, your region will be paying the cost of attending Spring Training, and you will not need to provide any payment. If in question please register and we will figure it out.
As in the past, breakfast and lunch on Saturday are provided at no charge. If you attend the Sunday BOD/RE meeting at 7:30am, breakfast is included and there is no charge for this session
Spring Training Saturday Lunch Selections
"Tailgater Buffet" - Grilled Chicken Breasts, Burgers and Brats on rolls. Deli salads, Beans, Corn on the Cob, Chips , Condiments and Dessert.
OR "Cobb Salad" Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Tomato, Sliced Egg, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Avocado on Mixed greens , Choice of Dressing , rolls and Dessert. *Salad can be customized*
Please register by Monday, March 16, 2020 to be included in the lunch count. A meal is not guaranteed for those who register after this date. If you have special dietary or facility needs, please contact Paula Spencer, email@example.com
The Aviator Bar and Grill has recently been closed for normal restaurant service. This year we are pleased to offer the following reception in the Aviator location on Saturday from 5pm-7pm. *CASH BAR, *Light Buffet with snacks and in house made pizza. The reception is in lieu of the dinner dollar coupon and is not intended to replace dinner. A list of nearby restaurants and menus will be available in registration to assist you with making dinner plans.
For registration concerns contact Sue Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
If something arises and you are not able to attend, please contact registration as soon as possible so we can appropriately adjust attendance counts.
Note: The CENDIV/BoD, REs and Stewards will be meeting on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:30am.
The hotel guest rooms for CENDIV Spring Training to take place on March 20-22, 2020 are available to reserve at this time. The hotel has again offered a direct online link to the event in order to assist you in making a reservation; https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.50056.html?groupId=3P7TX0Q5. You must use this link to reserve online as the regular Best Western web site will not honor the group rate and availability. If you prefer you may call the hotel directly and identify yourself as part of the Sports Car Club or offer the group ID #3P7TX0Q5. All special room requests should be directed to the Front Desk Manager, Jocelynne Jagiello at Ext. 305 or at her email; email@example.com. I will not be handling special needs this year.
Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center
The rate is $99.00 per night plus taxes and incidentals; King or 2 Queens for 1-2 people. Additional guests are $10.00 per night, per person plus tax. Other lodging options are on your own. A major credit card will be needed to secure the reservation.
The room block expires on February 19, 2020 After that date if there are still rooms available the hotel may honor the contracted rate at their total discretion. Contact Jocelynne Jagiello at Ext. 305.
The schedule and session contents will be published when available.
If you plan to attend breakfast and/or the Jeff Luckritz presentation, please indicate that on the Sunday sessions list
Please indicate all sessions that you may want to attend. You may opt out of everything except Saturday Lunch. Your interest assists us in planning for seating and food
We have streamlined some of the agenda items, hopefully for a slightly freshened approach. We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Your registration will show an amount due of $50 for Saturday attendees, $65 for Saturday / Sunday attendees .If you are a member of Blackhawk Valley, Chicago, Land O'Lakes, Central Illinois or Milwaukee Region, your region will be paying the cost of attending Spring Training, and you will not need to provide any payment.
Your 2020 Spring Training Team,
Also many presenters, committees, SCCA & hotel staff members.
Please register for the session you plan to attend regardless of license type.
This is for room space and planning purposes.