September 13, 2006 Business Meeting Hosted by Terry Ryan

Board/GWTC Members present Tom Perkins, David and Mary Jean Yon, Beth Alexander, Judy Alexander, Charlie Yates, Fred and Margarete Deckert, Joe and Nadine Dexter, Bill Lott, Peg Griffin, Terry Ryan, Terry Massa, and Lisa Unger.

Tom Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:40 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.


Race Director — Lisa Unger presented the budget for the Women’s Distance Festival (WDF) 5K A motion was made and seconded to approve her budget as presented. The motion passed unanimously. Lisa also reported the Brehon staff will help on race day. Tom Perkins announced Miccosukee Madness had 287 runners under the age of 19 all of whom ran free of charge.

Racing Team Coordinator — Lisa Unger for Tim Unger reported on the success of the team at the Jacksonville Beach Run on 8/26. GWTC posted a 4th place finish in the mixed team category.

Race Director Coordinator — Charlie Yates reported 1017 date is filled with 3 events which include the WDF 5K, Walk for Wishes 5K by Chi Omega, and Ramble Walk 5K at Fallschase. He reviewed other race dates on the race calendar.

Membership Coordinator — Peg Griffin reported there are currently 710 members represented by 404 households. She also needs some peripheral equipment for the Chronomix and will investigate what to purchase. Lastly, Peg needs new virus protection and mouse for the Club computer. A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously for Peg to spend up to $100.

Grand Prix Committee — Lisa Unger presented the new Grand Prix schedule for 2007. Discussion included the number of 5K races for the kids’ schedule. Several people thought too many were included and asked the Committee to reconsider, while others believed older children should be allowed the option of racing longer distances.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed with two nay votes to accept the adult GP schedule and send the children’s schedule back to the Committee. Also; Lisa announced nominations are open for the 2006 annual awards.

Treasurer’s Report — Bonnie Wright presented the budget for July and August Discussion occurred about combining a couple of the Suffix accounts. She will determine what is allowed by the bank. If possible Bonnie will roll Suffix 4 (STI) as well as Suffix 0 into Suffix 5 (Chenoweth).

Clothing Coordinator— Margarete Deckert sold 2 shirts, I kerchief, and 2 tags.

Newsletter — Fred Deckert questioned whether Club races were permitted to advertise more than once free of charge in the Fleet Foot The answer is yes. He wishes to drop the price of the centerfold ads from $125 to $100. A motion was made, seconded and passed with one nay vote to change the price as Fred desires. Fred also questioned whether complimentary issues to non Club members and groups should continue at our cost To aid in the decision, Fred will compile a list of how many and who receives these free issues.

Training Committee — Nadine Dexter announced the Beginning Running Class is going well. The first week 38 runners joined the class and 6 the second week despite the rain both weeks.

Equipment — Joe Dexter turned in two checks. He advised that we need to purchase a new clock since one broke. Bill Loft provided information about clocks that will start with the computer, supply advertising space, and download to race software. A motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously for Joe to purchase a new dock, stand, case to cost a maximum of $5000.

Social Coordinator — Beth Alexander for Kathy Lindsay reported that Music Feet for the Turkey Trot on 11/19 and the Holiday Party on 12/16 will occur at the American Legion Hall.

Lecture Series — Tom Perkins reported he is working out the details for a weight lifting and running lecture.

There was a motion to adjourn at 9:00 PM, which was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

The next board meeting will be held on October 11, 2006 hosted by David and Mary Jean Yon.

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

Beth Alexander, Secretary


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