Member beneﬁ FROM THE In kind, competitors and crew
personnel should at times consider
CHAIR taking a deep, calming breath
before expressing their opinions.
The number and variety of special Opinions, wants and needs are
offers available under the SCCA JERRY WANNARKA important to the organization and
Member Beneﬁts program Chairman, SCCA need to be heard, but the delivery
continues to grow. These partners Board of Directors also needs to be positive and aimed
continue to offer advantages to at improving a situation, not
members under the program:
The good, the bad aggravating it. Needless to say, a
grievance or suggestion delivered in
and the ugly a positive manner is always far
more welcome and more easily
accepted. Rants, ravings and
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