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2011 runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K photo on N 4th Street. Photo of two runners and the Law School tai chi statue at the KU Veteran's Day 5K. Photo from the water fall along Cliff Drive at the Cliff Hanger Run.
   2011 Thanksgiving Day 5K; the KU Veteran's Day 5K; the Cliff Hanger Run

Meeting Minutes, Sunday, November 6, 2011 (approved 12/4/11)

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Members present:  Stacy Riggins, Becky McClure, Janet Huchingson, Celeste Leonardi, Dee Boeck, Gene Wee, Don Cackler, Brett Young, Molly Wood, Barry Nason, Karen Hyde, and Lori Cackler.

1.  Review and approval of October meeting minutes:  Dee moved and Stacy seconded that the minutes of the last meeting be approved.

2.  Treasurer’s report:  Dee reported the information.  The balance is $2703.70.  A check to Francis Sporting Goods for $2,000 has been written for Thanksgiving Day Run expenses.  $1400.00 in entry fees has been received but not deposited.  So far, there have been 200 registrants.

3.  Ryan Ross runner’s clinic:  Ryan will need to reschedule the clinic he offered to the club.  

4.  Thanksgiving Day Run:  Dee updated the members.   She said all but one of the sponsors have sent their donations.  Gene will feature each sponsor on the website. Dee attended the last Woodlawn PTO meeting.  She said the school community is excited about the event, organized and ready for participation.  Since serving as the run site, several Woodlawn patrons and staff have become regular runners.  The gym classes will hand out flyers to neighbors notifying them of the run.  The t-shirt producer will use an art student’s design as part of the volunteer shirt logo.
Heather is making some new signs for the day of the run.  
Don has ordered 600 cookies and will pick those up along with the Hy-Vee water donation.  Barry plans to pick up food supplies as well.  
Marsha Odgers delivered the over-all awards for club members to view.  Members present were delighted with her design and rendering.  
More volunteers are needed for the day of run--Dee distributed the jobs list to members present at the meeting.  
The management of the new natural food store on 23rd Street has agreed to donate water.  
Packet pick-up will be at Francis Sporting Goods Store on Mass from 11:30 am until 6:00 pm Nov. 23.  Set-up at Woodlawn will be from 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23.  Dee would like the volunteers to report Thursday morning, Nov. 24 at 6:00 am.  
Becky has coordinated all of the details for the aid station.  Gene will set up and mark the course.  Charlie Upton will be our announcer.  
After Dee gets an estimate of results availability from Raul, Janet will make a sign reflecting the time awards can be picked up by the winners.  In general, Dee felt as though all the details have been covered.  

5.  Runner friendly community:  Becky displayed the plaque from RRCA.  She will check with the mayor’s office and schedule a time to present it to the City of Lawrence.  Members expressed a willingness to attend a City Commission meeting if the presentation should take place there.  In addition, RRCA provided about 50 decals that Dee will distribute to businesses and individuals that supported the application process.

6.   There was a lively discussion about the Waddell and Reed sponsored  Kansas City Marathon.  runLawrence participants experienced some nonstandard race policies with the definition of master runner designation, participation in the pasta dinner, results and awards.

7.  Election of 2012 officers will be held at the December 4th meeting.

8.  runLawrence bumper stickers ($1.00)  and license plates ($10.00) are for sale.

9.  RRCA area representative Janice Woolery has resigned.  There are persons interested in applying for the position.

10.  Facebook presence:  Alicia and Gene are administrators for the runLawrence page.  Gene encouraged savvy members to access and critique the page.

The meeting adjourned.

Lori Cackler

Nov 27, 2011