of the June 13, 2012 Board Meeting Hosted by Chuck Davis at Premier Health and Fitness Center

Present: Bonnie Wright, Herb Wills, Lisa Unger, David Yon, Mary Jean Yon, Bill Lott, Jackie McDaniel, Nancy Stedman, Charlie Yates, Chuck Davis, Paula O’Neill, Tom Perkins, Michael Kennett, Mark Priddy, Vicky Verano, and Judy Alexander

Judy Alexander called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m. Quorum was established.

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

New Business

Michael Kennett – Michael gave a wrap up report on the GWTC 10k Series. Seven runners participated; with one person completing all seven races and the remaining six runners completing the required six races. The runners were given a technical vest with the GWTC logo on it and a tee-shirt for their participation. A motion was made to continue the GWTC 10k Series this year with the same budget that was approved last year. The motion was seconded and approved.

Bonnie Wright – Bonnie presented the proposed budget for the 2012 Breakfast on the Track race. A motion to approve the budget as presented was made, seconded and passed.

Chuck Davis – Chuck presented the summer cross country schedule. The timeframe is August 2 through August 23. The runs will take place at the Phipps property on Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m., at Gate B.

Bill Dillon – Bill presented the draft Tri-Club By-Laws to the Board for discussion and review. He will present them to the Tri-Club at their next meeting.

Lisa Unger – On behalf of Tim Unger, Lisa requested approval to purchase additional racing team singlets for runners who did not receive them at the Gate-to-Gate run due to a limited supply. Tim also wants to have extra singlets on-hand for the 2013 Boston Marathon. A motion was made to approve a budget of $2,000 for GWTC Racing which will include the purchase of racing team singlets. The motion was seconded and approved.

Judy Alexander – Judy asked that the Grand Prix Committee review and update the Grand Prix race requirements and application if needed. She also asked the Grand Prix Committee to review the case of a particular runner who was recently involved in some confusion regarding an early start of a grand prix race. Due to some recent misunderstandings on early starts at races, Judy made a suggestion that race directors be reminded of the need to become knowledgeable about, and inform early start runners of the Club policy regarding early starts. She also asked the Board to consider requesting that the Grand Prix Committee include all Club races on the grand prix circuit every year.

Treasurer’s Report – Jerry Chesnutt
No report.

Membership Report – Mark Priddy
The Club has 1650 members in 921 households. This represents 74 more members and 32 additional households more than last month.

Race Director Coordinator Report – Charlie Yates
There is a lot of early interest by race directors in having their races put on the 2013 calendar.

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

Clothing Coordinator Report –Paula O’Neill
Paula sold $433 worth of clothing and merchandise this month. She sold $330 worth of clothing and merchandise at the Potluck 4 Miler (included in the total).

Equipment Report –Vicky Verano
It is a slow time for equipment rentals. Vicky asked for approval to purchase two poles for the GWTC feathers. A motion was made to approve the request and if there is not enough money in the equipment budget, up to $100 can be added to cover this purchase. The motion was seconded and approved.

Website Report – David Yon
Nothing new to report.

Chenoweth Fund Report – David Yon
Nothing new to report.

Triathlon Report – Bill Dillon
Dr. Dan Benardot, an author, professor, and strategist on nutrition and hydration to U.S. Olympic teams, will be speaking in Tallahassee on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The event will begin at 6:45 p.m. and will be held at the Hotel Duval. Dr. Benardot will focus on nutrition and hydration strategies for elite endurance athletes, but will be open to receiving questions on other subjects too. Robin Gibson, Director of Sports Medicine at The Florida State University and a member of Gulf Winds Triathletes, will speak on sports medicine, injuries, treatment, and prevention at the monthly meeting of the Tri Club. The meeting is Monday, June 18, at MoMo’s.

Lecture Series Report – Nancy Stedman
Michael Wardian, a well known marathoner and ultra-marathoner, will be the guest speaker at the 2013 Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon.

Training Report – Chuck Davis
The Trailblazers completed their training with approximately 150 runners participating. Chuck is working on plans to have a Fall half marathon training group. There are usually around 40 runners participating with the Tuesday night group that meets at Leon High School.
Social Coordinator Report –Elizabeth Stupi
No report.

There being no further business to discuss, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and passed unanimously at 8:47 p.m.

Jackie McDaniel


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