Virtual Raceday and Officer Nominations

Thanks everyone who watched and participated in this year’s Virtual Raceday, helping create the most memorable spectator experience ever. While we were literally rewriting the history books, we also established the Buggy Endowed Fund, helped start multiple new buggy teams, and supported a fantastic podcast collaboration on Chute the Sh!t. I’m proud of all our officers and what we’ve been able to accomplish this year despite the circumstances.

I also want to specifically point out that this year has seen a huge surge of involvement by CMU staff. The spirit of Buggy has been so strong and it has been absolutely energizing to hear and see the enthusiasm for Buggy from staff and faculty at all levels. It’s hard not to expect big dividends from this involvement going forward as professional support enables us to do so many things that previously weren’t possible, like coordinated social media content, new Buggy themed events, and professional outreach. Huge thanks to Tim, Laurel, Annie, and everyone else for their fantastic work.

Although we’ve decided to hold back some of our projects for Raceday next year, we also were able to help design and prepare the widest selection of buggy themed stuff ever seen at CMU: from pins, 3d printed buggies, and shirts to shot glasses, banners, posters, and more, many of which will be available in the bookstore soon!

Lastly, it has been incredible working with current students this year. Seeing everyone come together in the face of these insurmountable obstacles has been inspiring. Although we won’t see the specific Raceday they envisioned, their impact will be felt for many years to come. For the graduating seniors, I hope that they can carry their camaraderie and spirit to every corner of the world as they start the next steps in their lives.

If you’re interested in participating more in this great collaboration, we’re currently accepting nominations for officer positions. Anyone more seasoned than this year’s graduating seniors is welcome to accept a nomination, and anyone can submit someone else for nomination. In particular, we are looking for a new Vice President and Graphics officer. You can read about the positions in the nomination form here, and we’ll have longer advertisements for individual positions later this week. We’ll also have recordings of Virtual Raceday content and updates on the other projects hopefully next week sometime.

Thanks again to all and see you next year!
Mike Darcy
BAA President