Minutes of the Gulf Winds Track Club Annual Meeting 2019

Decemer 8, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Paul Guyas at Growler Country

The meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m., by Paul Guyas. 


State of the Club, what we do, changes in 2019, open mic

Thank you to those taking on, changing and leaving leadership positions:

Board/leadership members in attendance (Herb Wills, Judy Alexander, Chika Okoro, Jim Halley, David Yon, Mary Jean Yon, Tom Perkins, Bill Lott, Tom Biance, Mark Tombrink, Tsige Tadesse, Kristen Halley, Alyssa Terry, Laryn Flikkema, Fred Deckert, Mark Priddy, Kat Sack

Current Membership:

1444 members (as of 12/7/19), 3000+ followers on Facebook Group, approximately 150 on the Yahoo mail list-serve

Financial approximations from the last fiscal year:

$350k income, $250k expense, $50k charitable donations, $50k to Club accounts

What we do

  • 23 Races + summer track
  • Fleet Foot
  • Holiday Party and Socials
  • Annual Awards
  • Chenoweth Foundation/Fund
  • Grand Prix
  • Lecture Series
  • Merchandise (noted $10k in sales this year)
  • School Grants
  • Youth Striders
  • Training Groups
  • Beginning Runners Group
  • Timing Team (noted 23 club races + 31 outside); 20,000 total finishers, collecting $20k
  • Tri Club

New programs in 2019

  • GWTC365
  • Youth Council
  • New Website
  • New App
  • Moved to RSU for membership, race sign-ups, and online management
  • New Committee on Contract Review
  • New Trail Care Committee

New People

  • New Ultra RD – Robin Bennett
  • New School Grant Coordinator – Paula O’Neill
  • New Trailblazers coordinator – Kat Sack
  • Timing committee is expanding
  • New equipment manger -Tec Thomas
  • New Extreme Challenge director – Mark Tombrink
  • New Trail Series Director –  Bobby York
  • New Fleet Foot Editors – Robert and Kory Skrob

There were brief and general comments and conversations after this presentation.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:08pm

Paul Guyas, President


Contact us for information about GWTC or additions to the website.
Submit race results (preferably in Excel) here.
Gulf Winds Track Club, P.O. Box 3447, Tallahassee, FL 32315