President of Jamrock RC Car Club Denise Burton-Clarke, explained that the Club's Bylaws allow for the staggering of the elected offices. This method will have the President and Treasurer having election in the same year and the Vice President and Secretary having election in the following administrative year. She further advised that this was done to ensure better continuity of the club during transition periods from one administrative year to another.
Speaking with recently elected officers, they discussed some major goals for the upcoming 2 years that they believe will advance the Club's agenda in making Jamaica an international Model-Car racing destination. Chang indicated that one of his major goals for his new term in office is overseas competition. “I want to increase the number of events we attend and compete in overseas. Despite the many challenges faced when it comes on to competing overseas, I will be taking on the challenge to put plans in place to see how we can increase the size of the delegation to compete overseas”, said Chang. He also indicated that he will be working closely with the Secretary on plans to increase the membership of the club.
Incoming Secretary Lascelles Ellis has indicated that his major goal is for membership. He explained that while this is the overall goal of the club, he has made it a special goal for himself. “This requires special effort and hence why I have decided to give it special focus. I will be working closely with our Director of Promotion to increase public awareness and to get the general membership on-board with this effort” explained Ellis.
President Clarke offered congratulatory message to the elected officers and advised that there is lots to be accomplish and she is looking forward to working with them towards the Club's accomplishments. The President also indicated that special efforts will be made to ramp up local participation in all aspects of the Club. She indicated that one of the measures will be through partnership with members of the Club to allow persons who are interested in the Club but have no access to these types of model cars, to get an opportunity to drive one of the cars, get a feel of what it is like to navigate the track and to experience these pro model car systems. Clarke believes that persons who experience these model cars will have a greater appreciation for them and to also recognize that what we do is not just a hobby but also a highly competitive sport.