August 9, 2006 Business Meeting Hosted by Fred and Margarete Deckert

Board/GWTC Members present: Tom Perkins, David and Mary Jean Yon, Beth Alexander, Charlie Yates, Fred and Margarete Deckert, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Bill Lott, Peg and Gary Griffin, Terry Ryan, Terry Massa, Lisa Unger and Jeff Nielsen.

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:47 PM and quorum was established. The July minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as revised.

New Business:

All nominations for 2007 officers are submitted to Bill McGuire. Jeanne O’Kon is one of Bill’s nomination committee members.

Lisa Unger reported that Tim Unger wishes to screen the Tim Simpkins movie on DVD filmed by an FSU graduate student at the Breakfast on the Track. She will check with Gary Droze about a room.


Race Director — Jeff Nielsen presented the budget for the Prefontaine 5K. A motion was made to approve his budget as presented which includes 50% of net race proceeds to the Chenoweth Foundation and 50% to the St. Francis Wildlife. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously. In an effort to raise additional funds for St. Francis Wildlife, he will set up a donation bowl at the registration table. Jeff explained he will have a staggered start this year with the cross country teams beginning first, followed by the remaining runners. Lisa Unger presented her budget to date for the WDF. She has estimates, but will revise it as necessary when all sponsors are secured and t-shirt quotes received. JoLena Pace and Linda Vannoy are providing much help. Tom Perkins announced he will speak to the Panhellenic Association to talk about volunteering and running races this year for the point system they have set up.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates reported Shaw has cancelled his 8K on 9/2. Trek or Trot is on 10/21 at YMCA in Southwood. He is working currently on the calendar for 2007.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter announced that new flyers and information for the Beginning Running Class are complete and uploaded to our website. She receives 2 emails per day and a phone call every other.

Equipment – Joe Dexter turned in several checks, including the check for $75 from the Capital City Ride for Hope from TMH. Tom Perkins announced an anonymous donation of $1000 for a new clock was secured.

Treasurer’s Report — Bonnie Wright no report.

Membership — Peg Griffin reported that there are currently 703 members represented by 397 households.

Chenoweth Fund — David Yon no report.

Clothing Coordinator — Margarete Deckert reported sales: 5 tags at Shaw’s and 2 tags and a calendar by Fred.

Newsletter — Fred Deckert no report.

Grand Prix Committee — Lisa Unger reported 3 items to change in the Grand Prix Policy Statement:

1) Add an age group to include 85 years and older creating a separate group for the 80-84 year old group.
2) Include a line in the Grand Prix Race Qualification Statement about the age group change.
3) Add a line item of information titled “contact information” on the Grand Prix Race Qualification Statement.

All three changes were included in one motion, seconded, and passed by unanimous vote.

Racing Team Coordinator — Lisa Unger for Tim Unger reported the Jacksonville Beach Run, a 5 mile event, will be 8/26. Sheryl Rosen is recruiting runners for a women’s team.

Social Coordinator — David Yon reported that Music Fest for the Turkey Trot will be on 11/19. Also, Joe Dexter is considering a duathlon on 9/2 as a social event. The date is open now.

Lecture Series — Michael Pasquier no report.

Loose Ends:

Tom and David have contacted potential race directors for the Marathon.

There was a motion to adjourn at 9:01 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on September 13, 2006 hosted by Terry Ryan.

These minutes have not been reviewed and accepted by the Board.

Beth Alexander, Secretary


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