July 14, 2004 Business Meeting Hosted by Tom Perkins and Jeanne O'Kon

Board/GWTC Members present: David Yon, Tim & Lisa Unger, Fred & Margarete Deckert , Hobson Fulmer, Charlie Yates, Fran McLean, Judy Alexander, Brian Corbin, Nadine Dexter, Jimmy Kalfas, Bill Lott, Jeff Bryan, Paul Ahnberg, Jerry Ongley, Tom Perkins and Jeanne O’kon
Guests present: none

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:45 PM and quorum not established. The May and June minutes were reviewed and accepted by vote as presented.



Race Director Coordinator report – Charlie Yates advised that the race calendar is filling up, but there are no serious conflicts. Charlie also mentioned that the Greensboro Firecracker 5k race directors were not aware that their race was a Grand Prix event. Charlie also discussed several new and re-appearing races on the race calendar.

Racing Team Coordinator report – Tim Unger reported that the GWTC racing team won 1st place at the Eglin Air Force Base Gate to Gate 4.4 Mile event on Memorial Day and that the next team event will be the Summer Beach Run in Jacksonville.

Triathlete report – Jimmy Kalfas reported that the Triathletes club has reorganized and has several new members.

Membership report – Brian Corbin that there are currently 717 members represented by 402 memberships. This is about 60 memberships higher than usual for this time of year.

Clothing Coordinator report – Margarete Deckert reported that the new shirts she purchased are ready for sale.

Chenoweth report -David Yon had no new report, but a motion was made, seconded and accepted by vote to approve the funding to Capital City Christian Cruisers, which has already been allocated.

Treasurer’s report – David Yon reported for Bonnie Wright by distributing copies of the Budget and Treasurer’s reports, which included recent disbursements and receipts. A motion was made, seconded and accepted by vote to move the Chenoweth account from Raymond James to Envision Credit Union where GWTC’s other accounts are held. There was discussion concerning the consolidation of some of GWTC’s various checking accounts. David will ask Bonnie to research this issue further.

Training Committee Report – Nadine Dexter reported that preliminary arrangements are being made to for the next training group. She is in the process of garnering permission to use Mike Long track at FSU. Nadine advised that she needs an advanced leader for a few sessions between 9/8 and approximately 11/3 to help with the Wednesday training group. Jerry Ongley reported that the half marathon training group has about 18 interested participants and that a course has been developed. A motion was made, seconded and accepted by vote to approve up to $150.00 for the ½ marathon group to purchase water bottles, possibly with the GWTC logo imprinted on them.

Grand Prix Committee report – Paul Ahnberg presented the Grand Prix Guidelines that have been developed to ensure that all Grand Prix races are of high quality. A motion was made, seconded and accepted by vote to adopt the Guidelines with a change of terminology from “Guidelines” to “Standards”.

Social Coordinator report – Jimmy Kalfas reported that the Pot Luck social went well and that the next social will be the Ice Cream social on 7/29 (week 8 of the Summer Track Series) and then will be the Breakfast on the Track social.

Newsletter report – Fred Deckert advised that he tried to sell copies of the Fleet Foot at the Summer Track Series, but had no takers, otherwise all is well with the newsletter.

Race Director(s) report(s) – no report; Lecture Series report – no report; Equipment report – no report;


Loose Ends:
· There will be no Tom Brown Bash this year, but rather a Miccosukee Madness at the Greenway.
· All GWTC races now have race directors
· 2005 ACC XC meet will be hosted by FSU at the Greenway
· Discussion about Champion Chip timing systems was opened by Judy Alexander.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:55 PM.
Special appreciation and recognition is given to Jeanne O’Kon for the fabulous dinner she prepared.

The next meeting will be hosted by Tim and Lisa Unger on August 11, 2004.

These minutes have not been reviewed and accepted by the board. Lisa Unger, Secretary.


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