January 12, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by Fran McLean

Board/GWTC Members present: Lisa Unger, Beth Alexander, Fred & Margarete Deckert, Charlie Yates, Tom Perkins, David Yon, Jo Lena Pace, Hobson Fulmer, Julie Clark, Judy Alexander, Joe & Nadine Dexter, Fran McLean, Jane Johnson, Clint Watkins, and Paul Ahnberg

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:34 PM and quorum was established. The December minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented. Tom introduced new board members Clint Watkins, Nadine Dexter, and Beth Alexander.

Guest Presentations:
§ Kathy McDaris opened discussion about Red Hills Triathlon becoming a club race with a desire to donate proceeds to the Chenoweth Fund. Discussion included concerns about insurance coverage of a triathlon under RRCA. The discussion was tabled until more information was gathered. A motion was made, seconded and passed to allow David Yon to investigate any difficulties of the club absorbing Red Hills as a club event.


Race Director Coordinator report – Charlie Yates reported that Race Judicata will be held on February 26, but there was no response from the Law School when contact was attempted. He had no major conflicts in scheduling to report.

Race Director(s) report(s) – Joe Dexter presented the Flash 12K budget. The course will be certified on the new location at St. Mark’s Trail beginning at J. Lewis Hall. It is the only certified 12K in Florida. The motion to accept the budget was made, seconded and passed. Joe also presented the final budget for the FSU vs. US 5K. Fred Deckert presented the final budget for the Ultra Marathon. It was reported that Herb Wills will replace Jeff Bryan as co-race director with Reid Vannoy to direct the Palace Saloon race.

Clothing Coordinator report – Margarete Deckert reported 15 running journals were sold in Shaw’s store. She has provided jerseys to the Grand Prix Committee to present as awards.

Newsletter report – Fred Deckert reported that he had 1 winner from his Fleet Foot contest last month.

Training Committee Report -Julie Clark requested for Scott Ruplinger that the members of the Marathon training group who complete the Tallahassee marathon be given club shirts. This should total 6 runners. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote. Julie also reported that the Springtime Training Group will begin on February 7 at 5:45 p.m. The new meeting location is at Myers Park.

Equipment report – Joe Dexter had no problems to report. The club owns 4 functioning clocks.

Treasurer’s report – David Yon presented the Budget and Treasurer’s reports for Bonnie Wright; discussion was tabled until Bonnie was present.

Membership report – Fran McLean reported for Brian Corbin that there are currently 362 members represented by 209 memberships. Membership is down due to the low renewed membership rate. Discussion on how to encourage more punctual renewal of members occurred. A motion was made and passed to print 250 – 750 membership pamphlets with an easy to renew form included.

Chenoweth report -David Yon reported that Shaw’s donated $800.00. Also, the Seminole Track Meet Invitation is on the horizon and the club will provide help as usual.

Grand Prix Committee report – Lisa Unger presented the budget for the Awards Ceremony. A motion was made, seconded and passed to allow the committee to shift within line items as needed to decide where money was needed.

Social Coordinator report – Kathy Lindsay has assumed the position of Social Coordinator. Beth Alexander reported that Jimmy Kalfas has supplies for parties he wishes to return to the club.

Racing Team Coordinator report – Lisa Unger reported for Tim Unger that no team race will occur in February. The River Run is the first one this year.

Lecture Series report – no report; Triathlete report – no report;

There was a motion to adjourn made at 8:55 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
The next board meeting will be held on February 9, 2005 hosted by Charlie Yates.
These minutes have been reviewed and accepted by the board. Beth Alexander, Secretary.


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