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congrats! our 2019 champions

While the offseason has already been pretty busy, and productive, we haven't yet taken the appropriate time to fully recognize our 2019 High Points Champions.


So let's do it now.


A big pat on the back to both JimmeJames Cusworth and Rick Evans for their championships in our most recently completed season.


Rick won the modern class high points shield in 2019, driving his brand new 1973 Red Man Too. JimmeJames won it with his tested and proven 1969 Miss Schweppe's. These guys drove their butts off at each race, and with very fast boats, they made it difficult for anyone else to keep pace with them in many cases.


It's truly great to have gentlemen like Rick and JimmeJames in the club, raising the level of competitiveness race in and race out.

Update: Minutes from the March Winter Meeting


March 8, 2020


Waughop Lake, Fort Steilacoom Park during club test & tune day

Meeting called to order at 11:30 a.m. by Chairman Nelson Holmberg



Nelson Holmberg, Jerry Dunlap, Rick Evans, Ron Daum, Len Taylor, Robbie Roberts. Excused: Kerry Kjos. Guest: Bill Mowatt


Financial Report

Ron Daum gave a financial report.

  • Club's bank balance is $1,170.00

  • Rick Evans submitted sponsorship payments for 2020 American Pools ($600) and Pentair ($600), which will bring the ERCU balance to $2,370 prior to the beginning of the season.

  • Ron advised that ERCU needs to consider how race site insurance splits with other clubs will be dealt with, and there was discussion to come to a consensus.

  • Site fees paid to date were $1,275.00 and $225.00

  • ERCU is in a sound financial position


Adoption of Minutes

Moved by Len Taylor, seconded by Ron Daum to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2020 Board Meeting. All in favor. Motion carried


Officer Reports

Scale/Tech Inspectors - There was no report from our inspectors at this time.


Statistician - Len Taylor had no report at this time.


Race Coordinator - Jerry Dunlap reported that all race sites for the 2020 schedule have been reserved and paid for.


Registrar - Ron Daum is ordering the race awards for the first half of the season. Awards will be for first, second and third place as well as consolation winner in all three classes. Awards for Triple Crown Season Series will also be acquired for all three classes.

Committee reports - none


Old/Unfinished Business

Nelson Holmberg reported that the club has purchased and taken delivery of a replacement for the club amplifier.


New Business

A discussion was held outlining race day logistics for the 2020 Champion Spark Plug Regatta at Fort Borst Park, Centralia.

  • 8 a.m. course set up

  • No scaffold required

  • Len to set up and test PA system

  • 10 a.m. drivers meeting

  • Triple Crown time trials for vintage class

  • Racing commences

  • 1/7-scale & 1/8-scale fast electrics are invited to run


Meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.


2020 ERCU

Board of Directors


Nelson Holmberg


Rick Evans


Ron Daum


Len Taylor

Race Coordinator

Jerry Dunlap

Technical Inspector

Robbie Roberts

Scale Inspector

Kerry Kjos