September 14, 2005 Business Meeting Hosted by David and Mary Jean Yon

Board/GWTC Members present: Tom Perkins, David and Mary Jean Yon, Beth Alexander, Charlie Yates, Hobson Fulmer, Fran McLean, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Clint Watkins, Bill Lott, Judy Alexander, Bonnie Wright, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Fred and Margarete Deckert, Paul Ahnberg, Jeff Nielsen, and Gary Droze.

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:44 PM and quorum was established. The August minutes were reviewed. A motion was made, seconded and passed by unanimous vote to accept the minutes as presented.

NEW BUSINESS: Gary Droze presented information about the Maclay Relay on October 8 at 6 p.m. until October 9 at 6 p.m. to benefit victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to the Salvation Army. Teams will participate in the 24 hour relay at a cost of $150/team. Gary has 4 teams committed already. A motion was made to provide moral and logistics support for the relay. This motion was amended to support a team financially also. This motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Gary also outlined 4 specific areas he wanted support:1) identify a grocery store to donate beverages; 2) identify a sponsor to give prizes to those who raise more than $150; 3) provide prizes for most creative team names; 4) spread the word. After discussion it was decided that award for showing up were not necessary.

Race Director — Jeff Nielsen presented the budget for Prefontaine 5K on September 13, 2005. A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to cover the cost of 150 t-shirts.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates reviewed various race dates including 2006 projections. He pointed out two races vying for the same date. The Grand Prix committee is working with both race directors.

Lecture Series — no report.

Clothing Coordinator — Margarete Deckert turned in her money from sales. She announced that 28 singlets were donated to the beginning running class.

Newsletter — Fred Deckert no report.

Treasurer’s — Bonnie Wright discussed the budget for the previous month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the budget as presented. It was passed unanimously.

Membership — Brian Corbin reported that there are currently 813 members represented by 445 memberships. Chenoweth Fund — David Yon requested that Gretchen Everhart receive $500 for the Owl Run. A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously.

Grand Prix Committee — Paul Ahnberg reported that Lisa Unger completed the Grand Prix Summer Track Survey results. He passed around the tabulated data. The majority of the responders supported the work that the committee is doing. The results will be posted on the website. Also, Paul passed out the proposed race slate for 2006.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter reported that her beginning running class had 81 participants the first week and 18 the second week. The goal races for the class are Turkey Trot and FSUCares. She will hold the end of class party at her house.

Equipment — Joe Dexter turned in various race fees collected. He requested a cordless sound system. A motion was made, seconded, and tabled until the next meeting. It was decided more research is needed regarding information and prices.

Social Coordinator — no report.

Triathlete — no report.

Racing Team Coordinator — no report.

OLD BUSINESS: Tom Perkins reported that the City Commission passed a budget that included a $4500 donation for police race workers during Springtime 10K. Also, another water fountain will be installed in Forest Meadows. The City is willing to put out more if suggestions are made for areas with high traffic.

There was a motion to adjourn made at 9:05 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on October 12, 2005 hosted by Jane Johnson.

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

Beth Alexander, Secretary


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