December 14, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by Judy Alexander and Brian Corbin

Board/GWTC Members present: David Yon, Beth Alexander, Fran McLean, Nadine Dexter, Clint Watkins, Judy Alexander, Brian Corbin, Bonnie Wright, Fred and Margarete Deckert, Charlie Yates, Terry Ryan, Jerry and Jackie McDaniel, Kathy Lindsay, and Terry Massa.

David Yon called the meeting to order at 7:42 PM and quorum was established. The November minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented.

NEW BUSINESS: Kathy Lindsay asked if the Club is considering a duathlon series since it had been mentioned in the past. Nadine Dexter raised the possibility of a new award for overcoming physical difficulties. She saw this type of award given at a race in Navarre. David Yon said he will address it with the Grand Prix committee.

David Yon presented the new slate of officers after the recent elections. The offices of President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary remain the same. Three new members at large were elected: Terry Ryan, Mary Jean Yon, and Paul Ahnberg. He thanked retiring Board members Fran McLean, Clint Watkins, and Hobson Fulmer for their service.

David Yon made a motion to pay GWTC membership dues to the RRCA. This was seconded and passed unanimously.


Race Director — Jerry and Jackie McDaniel presented the budget for the 30K/1 5K on January 21. The venue for the race has moved to the Retreat near Bradley’s country store. The course is mostly on Old Centerville Road. They are working on certification of distances. The Retreat has bathrooms and an overhang outside in case of rain. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the budget as presented. Judy Alexander presented the proceeds for the 10 Mile Challenge on December 3, 2005. She moved to distribute the race proceeds to the Club and the Chenoweth Fund in a 50% and 50% split. This motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Terry Massa announced a new race, Capital City Challenge 5K, that she will direct on January 28. The race will benefit Special Olympics of Leon County. David Yon reported that the Turkey Trot budget is almost finalized. The Refuge House, GWTC, and the Shelter will receive donations. Treasurer’s Report— Bonnie Wright discussed the budget for the previous month. She will present the budget for 2006 at the January meeting.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates announced four new race dates filling out the 2006 calendar. January 28: Capital City Challenge 5K; February 12: American Medical Student Association 5K; March 11:FSU Habitat for Humanity 5K; May 6: Citizens 5K.

Clothing Coordinator — Margarete Deckert no report.

Newsletter — Fred Deckert announced that calendars arrived. There was a motion to put the newsletter on the website. Discussions centered on whether it should be made available immediately after publication or have delayed access for the general public. An amendment was made, seconded and passed unanimously to delay availability of the newsletter until 1 month after members received hard copies.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter reported that her beginning running class material was passed onto the Orange Park Jacksonville Running Club. The director of the new running class in Jacksonville was thrilled to receive her materials. Equipment — Nadine Dexter for Joe Dexter turned in various race fees collected. She also announced that Joe purchased two new megaphones for Club use.

Membership — Brian Corbin reported that there are currently 934 members represented by 545 memberships.

Chenoweth Fund — David Yon no report.

Racing Team Coordinator — Tim Unger announced he is investigating where to purchase new race singlets. A new vendor is needed since SportsBeat went out of business. Tim also presented his budget for 2006. A motion was made to accept his budget as is. This was seconded and passed unanimously. It will be incorporated into the annual club budget.

Grand Prix Committee — Paul Ahnberg no report.

Social Coordinator — Kathy Lindsay reminded everyone about the Holiday Party December 17.

Triathlete — no report.

Lecture Series — Michael Pasquier no report.


There was a motion to adjourn made at 8:40 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on January 11, 2005 hosted by Bonnie Wright.

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

Beth Alexander, Secretary


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