Club Minutes: Oct
Approximately 14 club members attended this meeting. The first
order of business was to welcome new members Camille Wheeler, Amy
Forsythe and Jim, Julie & Mitch Colahan.
Celeste Leonardi presented the treasurer's report with a balance of
$640.00. Greg Burger presented the treasurer with a check for
$200, which represents partial payment for the club's assistance with
the triathlon this summer. The only expenses incurred recently
were for printing entry forms for the Thanksgiving Day 5K.
Club members examined the samples of clothing items available and gave
their orders. This order will be turned in to Francis Sporting
Goods later this week. Anyone who wishes to order clothing but
has not yet done so, please contact Dee or Gene in the next two days.
Details of the upcoming Thanksgiving Day 5K were discussed.
Members were given supplies of entry forms to distribute.
Ed Payne, Greg Burger and Gene Wee will be in charge of selecting,
measuring and marking the course. It was decided we would start
the race on the city streets rather than on the levee in order to
accommodate a larger group of runners. The finish will be on the
levee close to last year's finish.
It has been decided to give all runners a good quality pair of running
socks with their registration. These will be purchased at a
discount through Francis Sporting Goods. Francis is also
providing gift certificates for our overall winners.
Molly Wood will be in charge of registration - both pre-registrants and
day-of-race registrations. Becky McClure will be in charge of the
finish line. Celeste Leonardi and Bob Woods will be in charge of
results. We need volunteers to be in charge of
- the awards (awards are
- the set up and handing
out of the food on the day of the race,
- a person to be in charge
of the aid station on the course (we hope to use one aid station which
the runners will pass on the way out and again on the way back),
- a person to be in charge
of course marshals - recruiting and making sure they are at their posts
on race day,
- and other areas.
If you want to volunteer but have no preference at to which job you do,
please let us know that and we will assign a job to you. Don
& Lori Cackler and Karen Hyde have already informed me they are
available where needed.
Karen Braman and Greg Burger have arranged for donations of fruit,
drinks and bread items. They will pick up the donations and make
sure they are delivered to the race site. Cookie makers are on
the lookout for an appropriate cookie recipe and a cookie baking
session will be scheduled.
The club membership list was passed around and updated where needed; we
have approximately 30 paid members - the vast majority of whom are very
actively involved in the club!
Ed Payne brought up the need for the Lawrence running community to have
a new large digital display clock. The cost of this would be
close to $3,000. It was noted that this is the next item on the
club's purchase list; however, the cost is prohibitive for the club to
purchase at this time. It was suggested that Ed contact Duane
Peterson of the city Parks & Rec Department, as a joint purchase
was recently discussed. Ed also indicated that he and some other
club members would be willing to loan the club money for this purchase
so that we can obtain the clock as soon as possible. The club
agreed that Ed should pursue this and that we do wish to obtain this
equipment ASAP. It was also suggested that club members make any
contacts they can to get sponsors to make donations toward this
Our newsletter editors, Janet & John Huchingson, were unable to be
present but asked that club members submit articles ASAP as the next
issue should be out within a month. I know many club members have
taken some interesting trips which have included running recently, and
I hope to read all about them in the next issue of The Second Wind.
Dee Boeck, President