June 14, 2006 Business Meeting Hosted by Beth Alexander

Board/GWTC Members present: Tom Perkins, David and Mary Jean Yon, Beth Alexander, Charlie Yates, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Bonnie Wright, Bill Lott, Peg Griffin, Tim and Lisa Unger, Terry Ryan, and Gary Droze.

David Yon called the meeting to order at 7:40 PM and quorum was established. The May minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented.


Grand Prix Committee — Lisa Unger for Paul Ahnberg reported the deadline for races to be considered for the 2007 Grand Prix is July 23, 2006. She suggested we nominate our favorite race.

Race Director – Lisa Unger reported there was no opposition to the Brehon Institute as the benefactor of the proceeds from the Women’s Distance Festival, even though she spoke to a person who had opposed PHI as a charity in a previous race. A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to approve Brehon Institute.

Racing Team Coordinator — Tim Unger reported that for the ninth year Gulf Winds has won first place in the Open Team division at the Gate to Gate race held on Memorial Day. Many runners received age group awards as well this year. He looks forward to 2007 to claim a tenth consecutive victory.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates reported Prefontaine 5K is on September 23 not the 30th as one calendar reads but he will make the correction.

Treasurer’s Report — Bonnie Wright presented the budget for May. The Club remains in excellent financial condition.

Clothing Coordinator — Beth Alexander for Margarete Deckert reported Shaw’s sold the items he had. She gave him additional journals and license plates (5 of each).

Newsletter — Beth Alexander for Fred Deckert reported he had a request to place a political ad in the Fleet Foot. He requested the opinion of the Board. All agreed it was not appropriate.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter reported she still meets Thursdays at Miccosukee Greenway with beginning runners. She is receiving emails from new runners seeking advice. The Thursday run is a great way to instruct people. Equipment — Joe Dexter reported the big trailer was not sold. He rebuilt and painted the smaller trailer. He purchased 27 new cones which was the entire current inventory from the vendor. At this time, he will not purchase any additional cones due to the price increase for new inventory. He requested that the remaining $300 allocated to obtain cones be used to purchase new signs from FAST SIGNS. A motion was made and seconded to buy new signs not to exceed $600. The vote passed unanimously.

Chenoweth Fund — David Yon presented four requests for funds that the Chenoweth Committee approved: 1) $1000 to the Capital City Christian Cruisers, 2) $500 to the Trail blazers, 3) $500 to Gary Droze’s summer camp, and 4) $400 to the Leon Relay team for travel costs to a meet. A motion was made and seconded to approve all four requests. The vote was unanimous. David also reported that the Pot Luck was a great success with an increase in race revenue and generous donations received for the Chenoweth Fund.

Membership — Peg Griffin reported that there are currently 685 members represented by 385 households.

Social Coordinator — Kathy Lindsay no report.

Lecture Series — Michael Pasquier no report.

There was a motion to adjourn at 8:38 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on July 12, 2006 hosted by Tom Perkins.

These minutes have not been reviewed and accepted by the Board.

Beth Alexander, Secretary

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