April 13, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by Jane Johnson

Board/GWTC Members present: Beth Alexander, Fred & Margarete Deckert, Charlie Yates, Tom Perkins, Bonnie Wright, Hobson Fulmer, Fran McLean, Jane Johnson, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Clint Watkins, David Yon, Bill Lott, Judy Alexander, Kathy Lindsay, and Gary Droze.

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and quorum was established. The March minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented.

GUEST INTRODUCTION: Judy Alexander introduced Terry Massa to the group. She is interested in directing a race to raise funds for her charity. She has already volunteered at the Tallahassee marathon and will continue to learn all aspects of directing.

· Gary Droze would like the Club to purchase a Fully Automated Timing system which is an ideal system for track meets. Leon County currently has one which is distributed to schools on a first come first serve basis. Due to the compressed track season, often two track meets are held on the same weekend. Gary pays $600 to rent a similar timing system when it is available. Sometimes he is unable to rent one. The advantage of FAT is that athletes competing in races using it can qualify to advance to the state meets. He feels there are enough technical people in the area to master operation of the FAT. There was also discussion about the possibility of renting out the system. A motion was made and seconded to purchase the FAT for up to $13,000. The motion passed with 3 dissenting votes.

Race Director – Tom Perkins reported that the final budget for Springtime is not ready due to outstanding bills unresolved.

Race Director Coordinator report – Charlie Yates reported the fall calendar is filling up. Check the race calendar for dates.

Chenoweth report -David Yon reported that The Tallahassee Trail blazers will receive $1500. Also, pending approval by the Chenoweth committee $500 will be donated to the Kids Triathlon. GWTC was a Silver Sponsor the FSU Track Invitational. It was the biggest meet to date with more high school competitors and spectators.

Clothing Coordinator report – Margarete Deckert reported no business this month. She was asked to research4 or 5 materials for club jackets to purchase.

Newsletter report – Fred Deckert reported there was no response from the 400 nonrenewed members from 2003 and 2004 that received membership applications.

Social Coordinator report – Kathy Lindsay announced a party at Terry Ryan’s house on Saturday May 14. It will be a Pot Luck format with beverages and a shrimp boil donated.

Training Committee Report -Nadine Dexter gave the final Springtime report. The first week over 100 people registered; the last training run on Saturday March 26 had about 30 participants. Nadine has received many inquiries regarding her beginning running class. It will resume in the fall. She wants to include a race walking group to reach additional people. Capital Health Plan expressed interest in walking groups around town in places such as Southwood and Premier gym. This will require many volunteers/coordinators.

Equipment report – Joe Dexter turned in 3 checks for races. He is still seeking a permanent home for the Gulf Winds trailer.

Treasurer’s report – Bonnie Wright discussed the Budget and Treasurer’s monthly report. She announced she will no longer take online requests for payments.

Membership report – Tom Perkins reported for Brian Corbin that there are currently 701 members represented by 309 memberships

Triathlete report – Bonnie Wright pointed out that the Kid’s Triathlon on May 15 will need volunteers.

Grand Prix Committee report – 5 different races have already requested Grand Prix status next year including the Palace Saloon, Furry Scurry, and Shamrock Scurry.

Racing Team Coordinator report – no report; Lecture Series report – no report;

There was a motion to adjourn made at 8:57 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
The next board meeting will be held on May 11, 2005 at Joe and Nadine Dexter’s house.
These minutes have been reviewed and accepted by the board. Beth Alexander, Secretary.


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