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photo from the Shamrock Shuffle photo of Yolonda Newman at the Dam Run photo of Steve Riley at Run for Life 10 Mile
   Brenda Groskinsky crossing the Brew-to-Brew finish line; 2009 Shamrock Shuffle; Yolonda Newman timing the Dam Run; Steve
   Riley & Diane Waltho at the Topeka Run for Life 10 Mile ( dick ross &gene wee photos)

Meeting Minutes, Apr 5, 2009

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
4:00 p.m

Members present:  Ellen, Becky, Dee, John, Janet, Greg, Lori, Don, and Gene

Agenda items:

  1. Treasurer’s report; John said the balance was $8,360.
  2. Brew-to-Brew; the team included Dee, Celeste, Karen, Ellen and
    Brenda. In spite of significant weather conditions, over 2,000 runners
    participated.  The runLawrence team started at 7:00 a.m. and finished
    at 2:30.
  3. Dam Run; this run was postponed from April 4th to April 11th due to
    a forecast of winter weather conditions.  Gene continues to need
    volunteers.  Greg, Don and Lori said they would be available.
  4. Thanksgiving Day Run; there was discussion regarding member
    preferences for the shirts.  Dee has a sample Asics brand to test run.
     Some sponsorship ideas were brainstormed.  The notion of capping
    entries was briefly discussed; however due to the nature of the race
    attracting many out-of-town guests, the members felt that a cap would hurt attendance. Speeding the pace of the award presentations was also discussed.
  5. Recent member activities:  Greg finished 6th with a PR in the “Rock
    ‘n K” Kanopolis State Park 50 miler.  Participants came from many
    states.  The course included two water crossings that were waist deep
    and beautiful scenery.  Greg credited his success to hard training and
    to learning how, when and what to eat and drink on the trail to
    maintain his energy. The winner was Tom McKenna from Lawrence who
    completed the course in 8 hours and approximately 15 minutes. Greg has
    registered for the Leadville run and said the Free State 100K will be
    at the end of April.  He posted a new master’s record time of 43
    minutes for the Prairie Trail 10K.
    Becky plans a biking trip to northern Italy with friends.
    Janet and John enjoyed a skiing trip in the Switzerland Alps.  John
    will run April 11th in a race at the San Antonio Riverwalk.
    Gene won the meeting shirt give-away.  The meeting adjourned.

submitted by Lori Cackle