May 11, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by Joe and Nadine Dexter

Board/GWTC Members present: Beth Alexander, Fred & Margarete Deckert, Charlie Yates, Tom Perkins, Bonnie Wright, Hobson Fulmer, Fran McLean, Jane Johnson, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Clint Watkins, Bill Lott, Brian Corbin, Judy Alexander, and Lisa Unger.

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

Race Director Coordinator report – Charlie Yates reported that the Marzuq Shrine 5K recognizes the importance of race advertising and scheduling. Held on Mother’s Day weekend, the race had few runners. He reported on additional races added to the calendar in August and the fall.

Treasurer’s report – Bonnie Wright reported that Springtime, Palace and the Marathon club races earned money. Reconciling for Springtime budget is ongoing.

Grand Prix Committee report – Lisa Unger reported that Judy received an inquiry regarding the Grand Prix status of the 5 mile portion of the 10 mile Challenge race in December. Discussion occurred whether it should be added to the Grand Prix schedule. Other races run simultaneously are Grand Prix such as Turkey Trot, but should the committee change race status in the middle of the year? Lisa agreed to revisit the subject with the Grand Prix Committee. The Committee decided to take a survey of members to determine thoughts on money spent on awards for Grand Prix winners. The 50 States party may be one venue to distribute questionnaires.

Racing Team Coordinator report – Lisa Unger reported for Tim Unger the racing team placed second at the Fiesta 10K. Tim and Lisa were the only GWTC members to run; additional running team members were gathered from Pensacola. The Gate to Gate race on Memorial Day Weekend needs runners.

Chenoweth Fund report -Fran McLean for David Yon reported that locally competing schools in the FSU Track Invitational received $800. If the school fielded either a male or female team, then $400 was donated to the school. Susan Cornwell requested funds to purchase shorts and socks, etc for low income children on the Bellvue middle school track team.
A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to donate $500 to the school for this purpose.

Training Committee Report -Nadine Dexter reports she continues to receive 1-2 emails daily about the beginning running class. She will begin to organize for the fall class. She will implement a new walking only class this fall. Nadine would like to put the GWTC website address on new t-shirts we order.

Equipment report – Joe Dexter turned in several checks for races. Judy Alexander agreed to house the large clock and stand at her house. Joe wants to sell the large trailer and purchase a smaller one that will fit in his new garage.

Clothing Coordinator report – Margarete Deckert ordered new shirts. She priced the jackets at $30 each; Fred will put an announcement in the newsletter. Additional discussion involved ordering t-shirts commemorating the Club’s 30th year.

Newsletter report – Fred Deckert reported on the lower cost for mailing the newsletter with our nonprofit status. He thanked Paul Ahnberg for doing the leg work to set it up.

Membership report -Brian Corbin reported that there are currently 731 members represented by 325 memberships.

Social Coordinator report – Beth Alexander reported for Kathy Lindsay that plans are on track for the 50 States party at Terry Ryan’s house on Saturday May 14 and the breakfast after the children’s triathlon on Sunday May 15. A suggestion was made to reserve space for the Christmas party.

Lecture Series report -Beth Alexander reported for Art Remillard that he asked Michael Pasquier to head this department when Art moves. Art took Michael through the motions with the most recent lectures series. A suggestion was made to have Michael attend a meeting soon.

Triathlete report – Bonnie Wright pointed out that the Kid’s Triathlon on May 15 will need volunteers. A record number of athletes have preregistered.
Race Director – no report.

There was a motion to adjourn made at 8:57 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.
The next board meeting will be held on July 13, 2005 at Tom Perkins’ house.
These minutes have been reviewed and accepted by the board. Beth Alexander, Secretary.


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