Meeting Minutes, Sun, May 5, 2013 (approved June 2, 2013)
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 4:30 pm.
A special slide show started our May meeting. Greg Burger completed the Western States 100 Mile Trail Run in 2010. Greg presented a most interesting slide show and account of his adventure. Fresh popcorn was provided. Many members had questions of Greg especially relating to nutrition, injury prevention, and just staying awake for such a long trek. His account was very inspiring as a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Members present were Greg Burger, Karen Hyde, Jason Holbert, Coyla Lockhart, Rachel Smith, Heather Krase-Minnick, Brett Young, Gene Wee, Dee Boeck, Lori Cackler and Don Cackler.
Treasurer’s report indicated a bank balance of $11,834.27.
Last month’s minutes were approved as submitted.
There was discussion as to upcoming events which are using our club equipment and volunteers were noted. There was also a short discussion on how we could possibly reward volunteers and we agreed to look at how other area clubs do it and perhaps incorporate their ideas into our club.
Dee made a short report on plans for the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. The school has already been reserved and Gene is submitting the necessary paperwork to the city. Dee also indicated she may have located a local artist who is willing to make the awards for the run this year. We are also working with Jon Francis to come up with the give-away item.
There was a short discussion regarding the benefits of the club owning a 2nd digital display clock and Dee made a motion for the club to purchase a somewhat smaller display clock than what we already own. An approximate cost of $1,500.00 was mentioned. Greg seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Gene and Dee will research brands a little further and then make the purchase.
There was also discussion about equipment rental fees and whether or not we should require club membership before we rent our equipment. It was decided that we will always mention that it would be good for directors of new races to join our club and learn how to put on a good event and to operate our timing equipment, especially if they plan to put on a race on an annual basis.
It was noted that members Dan and Leah Kuhlman are in Albuquerque attending the National RRCA Convention and have e-mailed back that they are enjoying it and picking up a lot of valuable information for our club. We look forward to a report at the next meeting.