Meeting Minutes, May 2, 2010
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Members present: Greg Burger, Becky McClure, Celeste Leonardi, Molly Wood, Paul Boone, Lori Cackler, Don cackler, Brenda Gorskinsky, Gene Wee, Dee Boeck, and Jon King.
Other attendees were Barry Nason and Heather Krase-Minnick.
- The club picnic is scheduled for Saturday, May 15th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the large shelter in Centennial Park. Dee will purchase burgers, hot dogs, buns, drinks and condiments. Last names A-L bring a side dish; last names beginning with M-Z bring a dessert to share. Friends, spouses, family members are welcome to attend. Gene will e-mail members late next week to get a head count. Our guest speaker will be Janice Woolery, RRCA representative who attended the national convention in Florida recently.
- Treasurer’s report: There is a current balance of $5316.60. Dee gave a general summary of traditional expenditures for the benefit of those present at the meeting. There was some discussion oversight strategies in light of a recent experience of another sport club in Lawrence. Molly moved, it was seconded and passed to accept the report. We will ask the treasurer to start a club financial sheet.
- Thanksgiving Day Run:
Dee has written letters to North Lawrence businesses offering sponsorship opportunities. She suggested denominations off $100, $200 or $300. Dee displayed a sample of a one size fits all headband to give runners who participate that can be monogrammed. Club members present encouraged Dee to go ahead with pursuing giving headbands to the runners with the stipulation that the entry brochure reflect clearly these are provided rather than t-shirts. Woodlawn School’s principal has assured Dee that they want to host the run again. The paperwork has been forwarded to the USD 497 administrative offices. Raul has suggested we use another online registration service rather than Active.com.
- Review of publishing standards for race calendar: There was a lengthy discussion regarding the rationale and history behind why runLawrence established two categories for the listing of upcoming runs/races on the club web site. A member requested clarification about the application of the categorization to a recent event.
- Other business: Heather shared with the members her establishment of a running club for students at Century School which was modeled in large part upon the club at Langston Hughes Elementary. She has had 36 participants in the club. Heather was seeking sponsorships to purchase club t-shirts for the children. Dee moved, Celeste seconded that the club provide $50 toward the purchase of the shirts. Don offered a substitute motion that the club pay the entire purchase price. That motion passed.
- Due to the length of the meeting, upcoming races were not discussed.
- Celeste won the door prize.
The meeting adjourned.