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CCA Nation, last month I shared a theme that went something like this:
regardless of where we sit, serve, or stand as Staff and/or Regional leadership,
we are here to serve the Member and those who serve the Members.
This month I’d like to build on this notion by adding that when we work together
as an enterprise across the Board of Directors, the Club Racing Board, the Solo
Events Board, the Topeka staff, the Regional leadership, and the tireless group of
volunteers, etc., we get a sum that is greater than its parts. I truly believe this is our
organizational fuel for growth going forward.
We stand in the midst of the most successful September in the history of the
organization, if breadth and depth of participation are the key indicators of success.
In less than 30 days, we will collectively execute three of our biggest events ever:
the National Championship Runoffs, the Tire Rack Solo National Championships,
and the United States RoadRally Challenge. I do not have the final registration
numbers for these events since I’m writing this in late July, but I’m going to go out
on a limb and claim victory since we have already achieved significant early
subscription to all events with weeks of open registration left to go. Moreover, we
received 763 entries for the 2017 National Championship Runoffs just 24 hours
after opening registration (crushing the previous record of 413 entries in 24 hours).
So, what fueled this record success? Was it some exotic racing fuel like Sunoco
SR18, a trick polished and ported head, some sticky new Hoosiers, or was it
something that comes from within our organization?
From where I sit – and while I think Indianapolis Motor Speedway is absolutely a great
venue for the National Championship Runoffs – it seems real success is more about the
power of our organization when it is harnessed, focused, and directed on achieving
shared outcomes. Since our organization is built around the automobile and people
who are passionate about them, allow me to share a quote from Henry Ford on the
power of teamwork:
Mr. Ford was certainly on to something. It is as true today as it was when he first
shared it. There is great power in this notion of coming together, keeping together,
and working together. As we strive to serve the members together, this is how we
unite the tribes, move the organization forward, and fuel our growth.
In closing, thank you for working together to make September 2017 and all the
SCCA events that transpire within it truly unforgettable. And now that we have these
milestones etched in the SCCA record book, I believe the next goal we take on
together should be growing the Club to 75,000 members. Who’s with me?
Have an alternative fuel for growth? Please feel free to drop me a note at
THE FUEL FOR GROWTH
PRESIDENT & CEO, SCCA INC.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.” —HENRY FORD