Actually the by laws has zero to do with my decision - it was really based on the posts here that showed very little care for the club.
Anyone that knows me I am not going to invest my time to make this a mediocre adventure.
I expect a lot out of myself and everyone else - we can all be part of something great and eliminate the bureaucracy for owners and enthusiasts to enjoy Club Scuderia just as we all do on Ferrari Life.
Chas can head up the West Coast Region.
A couple of quick thoughts:
1) Open it to all makes and models, you can limit it to exotics only, no ricers if you don't want them, but don't allow just Ferraris
2) Have solid leadership in place - yeah, it can be tricky to get enough involvement, and keep it from being a good ole boys club, but having open elections every year is a must.
3) Have planning meetings early on to set up a schedule of events, and post those events early and often. That'll get people involved, and you hopefully won't have to put on the flyer "we need 10 RSVP's in order for this event to happen"
4) Personally, I'd like to see some kind of charity angle - maybe organize a show similar to EAS to benefit a group
5) Ask everyone that's a member to help in some capacity - whether it's organizing an event, serving on a committee, or trying to drum up membership
Those are just some quick thoughts. Obviously, this won't happen overnight, but Doug, I really think you may be onto something here!