February 9, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by Charlie Yates

Board/GWTC Members present: Beth Alexander, Fred & Margarete Deckert, Charlie Yates, Tom Perkins, Hobson Fulmer, Julie Clark, Brian Corbin, Joe Dexter, Jane Johnson, Clint Watkins, Paul Ahnberg, Bonnie Wright, Tim Unger and Reid Vannoy

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:36 PM and quorum was established. The January minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented.

Guest Presentations:

NEW BUSINESS: Paul Ahnberg requested that GWTC sponsor a team entry for the Leon County Relay for Life on May 6/7. He pointed out that this is a good cause and good PR for the Club. The cost is $150/team. A motion was made, seconded, and passed by unanimous vote.

Race Director Coordinator report – Charlie Yates reported he has no major conflicts in scheduling.

Race Director(s) report(s) – Reid Vannoy submitted the Palace Saloon 5K budget. A motion made to accept the budget was seconded and passed by unanimous vote. Joe Dexter presented the final Flash 12K budget. A profit of $549 was earned. Short sleeve shirts were printed erroneously by the printer, and $2 was refunded to each person who purchased one. No complaints were registered.

Treasurer’s report – Bonnie Wright presented the Budget and Treasurer’s reports for 2005; discussion concerning various line items occurred.

Clothing Coordinator report – Margarete Deckert gave 5 additional club shirts to the Beginner’s training group of Fall 2004.

Newsletter report – Fred Deckert inquired why the Fleet Foot cannot have non-profit status for mailing .Discussion was opened regarding criteria required by the post office for this status. It was determined that Paul Ahnberg would ask the post office for the information. Fred reported that he had 1 winner from his Fleet Foot contest last month.

Training Committee Report – Tom Perkins reported for Julie Clark that Springtime Training Group on February 7 had more than 50 runners.

Equipment report – Joe Dexter turned in checks from 3 races. He also reported that he and Bill Lott mapped a 5K race course Sunday for the Dance Marathon. The race director requested the course that day.

Membership report – Brian Corbin reported that there are currently 542 members represented by 293 memberships.

Racing Team Coordinator report – Tim Unger announced he will not purchase new team shirts this year. A team will compete at The River Run on March 12, but at this time no team is formed for the Azalea run on March 19. Tim also noted there may be race teams at Springtime 10K this year.

Social Coordinator report – Bonnie Wright reported for Kathy Lindsay that she had obtained the equipment from Jimmy Kalfas. Bonnie encouraged Kathy to set up social events for the Beginner’s Group. Bonnie also announced the Celebrity Dinner on March 12 will raise money for a scholarship to TCC for and 8th grade student. The state of Florida will match the donation the Club presents. Tom Perkins pointed out that endowed scholarships can have restrictions put on them, such as only a cross country runner can receive this scholarship, but the Club may want to expand the counties to include Gadsden and Jefferson in addition to Leon.

Grand Prix Committee report – Paul Ahnberg reported that Lisa Unger would have uncollected awards for all Grand Prix winners at the Run for the Cookies on February 12.

Chenoweth report -no report; Lecture Series report – no report; Triathlete report – no report;

There was a motion to adjourn made at 8:50 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
The next board meeting will be held on March 9, 2005 hosted by Bonnie Wright..
These minutes have been reviewed and accepted by the board. Beth Alexander, Secretary.


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