of the July 11, 2012 Board Meeting Hosted by Herb Wills at Premier Health and Fitness Center

Present: Felton Wright, Herb Wills, Lisa Unger, David Yon, Mary Jean Yon, Bill Lott, Jackie McDaniel, Nancy Stedman, Charlie Yates, Paula O’Neill, Tom Perkins, Mark Priddy, Elizabeth Stupi, Brian Corbin, Bob Lotane, Jerry Chesnutt, and Judy Alexander

Judy Alexander called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Quorum was established.

The Board reviewed the June minutes. A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes as presented.

New Business

Mark Priddy – Mark provided a Grand Prix/Awards Committee Report to the Board. A request was made last month by a board member to review and update the Grand Prix (GP) race application and to consider including all club races on the Grand Prix race circuit each year. In response, the GP Committee made some revisions to the application and will ask that it be posted on the web site as soon as it is finished. The GP Committee decided not to include all club races on the GP circuit each year and will continue to follow current Club policy on deciding what races are chosen. Another issue that was discussed was a previous request by a board member to review the procedures for early starts at races and also review the GP Committee’s decision on whether to award points due to confusion regarding one runner’s early start at a recent 5k. The GP Committee voted to uphold their original decision and will not award GP points to any individual who does not notify the GWTC timekeeper of their intent to start early. There must be an official recorded race start and finish time. Judy Alexander thanked Mark for his report on this issue; however stated that she did not agree with the decision made concerning the affected runner at the recent 5k. The final issue presented concerned Club policies regarding runners ages 80 and over. The GP Committee supported a policy change for senior club members (ages 80 and over) to qualify for grand prix awards after completing two rather than three GP races each year. This would become effective this year, 2012. The motion was seconded, and approved.

Bob Lotane – Bob presented a $500 check to the Chenoweth Committee and thanked the Board for all the assistance the Club provides to the race directors of the Robin Lotane Hurricane 5k race. Bob also announced that the race will occur again this year and they could use some volunteers.

Treasurer’s Report – Jerry Chesnutt
There is $44,297 in the Club’s checking account and an additional $49,851 invested. The Chenoweth fund has $13,913. Jerry and Judy plan to get together to prepare the 2012 budget.

Membership Report – Mark Priddy
The Club has 1687 members in 941 households. This represents 37 more members and 20 additional households more than last month.

Race Director Coordinator Report – Charlie Yates
The 2013 calendar will be in a preliminary form by the August meeting.

Newsletter Report – Jackie McDaniel for Fred Deckert
Nothing new to report.

Clothing Coordinator Report –Paula O’Neill
Paula sold $295 worth of clothing and merchandise this month.

Equipment Report –Jackie McDaniel for Vicky Verano
It is a slow time for equipment rentals.

Website Report – David Yon
Nothing new to report.

Chenoweth Fund Report – David Yon
Paul Hoover from Wakulla High School requested $900 for 9 athletes to attend the FSU summer running camp. The Chenoweth Committee approved $900. There was a motion to approve $1,000, seconded, and approved. Gary Droze requested $1,000 in support of the summer SMIRF (Summer Mornings Include Running Fun) Program. The Chenoweth Committee approved the request for $1,000. A motion was made to approve the request, seconded, and passed.

Triathlon Report – Jerry Chesnutt for Bill Dillon
Prior to the meeting, Bill sent the following email: “In June the Tri Club was fortunate enough to have two very good speakers present to its membership, as well as members of the GWTC and general public. On June 16th the Club heard from Dr. Dan Benardot, a nationally recognized expert in nutrition and hydration, who spoke at the Hotel Duval. The presentation was well attended and the comments were positive. At the Club’s regular monthly meeting on June 18th, Robin Gibson, Director of Sports Medicine at FSU, held a roundtable discussion with members dealing with injury prevention and recovery. The Club also solicited the input of its members on the club’s Grand Prix structure and process and the Club’s bylaws. The Grand Prix input was received via an online survey which recently ended. We hope to make the results available at the August meeting. The Club bylaws were also presented to the members, however, due to a delay in posting on the Club website we plan to continue soliciting comments for the month of July. It is our intention to bring the Club bylaws back to the GWTC board in August and request final approval.”

Lecture Series Report – Nancy Stedman
Nancy reminded everyone of the CPR overview scheduled for July 20. It will be held at the Red Cross building on Easterwood Drive (next to the animal shelter near Tom Brown Park). Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the talk will start at 7:15 p.m. She announced that Karen Harvey will speak at the 2013 Tallahassee Marathon Expo. Nancy will be scheduling a talk by a podiatrist in the near future.

Training Report – Chuck Davis
No report.

Social Coordinator Report –Elizabeth Stupi
The July social will be the yearly ice cream social held on the final evening of the Summer Track Series which is July 26. There will not be a social in August.

There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed at 8:39 p.m.

Jackie McDaniel


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