July 12, 2006 Business Meeting Hosted by Tom Perkins and Jeanne O'Kon

Board/GWTC Members present: Tom Perkins, Jeanne O’Kon, David and Mary Jean Yon, Beth Alexander, Charlie Yates, Nadine Dexter, Bonnie Wright, Bill Lott, Peg Griffin, Brian Corbin, Judy Alexander, Terry Ryan, Terry Massa and Nancy Laux.

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

New Business:

Jack McDermott indicated by email to the Board he is resigning as director of the Tallahassee Marathon. He does not have the time this year to commit as director. Also, other cities in Florida have marathons on President’s Day weekend and refuse to move to a different date. After brief discussion, it was decided the race should go on with a new director. Several names were discussed as possible new directors. The issue was tabled until next month when Tom could report about speaking to possible candidates for the job.


Race Director — Judy Alexander reported she wants to donate 50% of the proceeds from the 10 Mile Challenge to the Tallahassee Area Crew team. Nancy Laux, a new member of the Club and fund raiser for the team, gave the Board some background information about Crew Team expenses. Nancy also said she would provide volunteers and runners for the race. A motion was made, seconded and passed with one vote in opposition to approve Judy’s request. In addition, Judy announced a new venue for this race that starts at Tiny’s Barbecue. The course will include Jackson Bluff Road and Aenon Church Road toward Silver Lake. It will continue to challenge runners and will be an out and back race with the option of a 5 mile run. Judy, Brian, and Bill McGuire ran the course on a Saturday morning and experienced little traffic at 8 am. Also, they found a large space for parking. Tiny’s will provide a sandwich, drink and side for $3.00 after the race.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates reported he was contacted about races reaching Grand Prix status; he directed all inquiries to our website which has the details. The Sickle Cell office has moved and he is helping this organization obtain order. The Pine Run is still on as far as we know.

Chenoweth Fund — David Yon no report.

Membership — Peg Griffin reported that there are currently 695 members represented by 395 households.

Treasurer’s Report — Bonnie Wright presented the budget for June. She caught several errors that the bank made. Kathy McDaris asked that the Red Hills triathlon move to the Club’s finances. Red Hills has corporation status and pays taxes. They would need to dissolve this status before joining the Club. After much discussion, this was tabled until next month allowing Bonnie to communicate with Kathy. We also need to consult with RRCA although Red Hills brings their insurance with the triathlon.

Grand Prix Committee — Jeanne O’Kon reported Jackie McDaniel is an excellent addition to the Grand Prix committee. Christmas Connection is seeking a race director. Summer Grand Prix continues with great crowds.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter reported the new Beginning Running Group will begin September 6. She is securing permission to use the track at FSU but renovation to the track building is scheduled to commence at some point. She is lining up speakers too. Nadine reported that FSUCares race date has moved once again: now it is incorporated into Homecoming which is November 18. This is a positive change for the race. FSU wants a certified race course that does not run around the stadium.

Equipment — Nadine Dexter for Joe Dexter turned in several checks. Joe is working on obtaining the check for $75 from the Capital City Ride for Hope from TMH; they require a special form before payment is made.

Social Coordinator —Beth Alexander for Kathy Lindsay reported that the Ice Cream Social at the Summer Track is July 20.

Clothing Coordinator — Margarete Deckert no report.

Newsletter— Fred Deckert no report

Racing Team Coordinator — Tim Unger no report.

Lecture Series — Michael Pasquier no report.

Loose Ends:

Tom and David announced that nominations for the 2007 Board should be turned in at the August Board Meeting.

There was a motion to adjourn at 8:56 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on August 9, 2006 hosted by Fred and Margarete Deckert.

These minutes have been reviewed and accepted by the Board.

Beth Alexander, Secretary


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