The Registration form does not contain information used for calculating
I know that for the registration form, years ago, a determination was made (and we were given plenty of notice about it) to limit the form to only 2 club association lines. You got to enter your main affiliation, such as a local club, and then a secondary affiliation, such as a model-specific or virtual club.
Why isn't that working?
Seems pretty straightforward
There still appears to be some confusion here. There is NO information taken from the registration forms to be used by the Awards and Tallies committee. The only way Awards and Tallies committee get information is if a club leader, however you want to phrase that, approaches the Awards and Tallies booth in the MOA building and reports in. These requirements are not new, they have been the case for several years, although it sounds like there has been some confusion. It appears Mr. Hamblin's message was an effort to deal with this confusion both here on the forum, in the Rally section of the MOA website, and soon to be in the BMW ON. I for one can't think of any other way to get the word out to the membership.
If you want your club to be in the running for an award, you should go to the Awards and Tallies booth (not registration) with a list of your club's membership and a list those members are at the event and do it prior to the Saturday afternoon deadline. It seems they are willing to accept and hold your club's sign up sheets there at the booth for your club members and/or you can do the groundwork yourself to ensure completeness. Seems pretty straightforward.
Why not use the registration forms? I can think of at least one good reason. The amount of time and effort to simply do the data entry, much of it for clubs that are nowhere close to being in the running, is a large waste of effort and a big expense. This way, only the clubs that are interested and feel they have a shot at an award are involved, and most of the work is the club's, which is how I believe it should be. Too many of us forget this is a volunteer based club and seem to expect "someone else" to do the work. If no one in the club is interested enough to take the ball and run with it, then that club won't be considered.
I'd like to thank Don Hamblin for taking on this committee job, and applaud him for his effort to get everyone on the same page of understanding how the Awards and Tallies work.