Meeting Minutes, Sun, March 1, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm in the LMH Conference room.

Present were: Bill Kinnersley, Gene Wee, Don Cackler, Lori Cackler, Dan Kuhlman, Jason Holbert, Dee Boeck.

Treasurer Jason presented the treasurer's report.  With only a couple marathon clubs having not yet cashed their donation checks, the club balance stands at $12,648.35.  Motion made by Jason and seconded by Gene that the report be accepted.  Approved unanimously.

A draft of the February minutes was circulated and examined.  Dee made a motion, with Dan seconding, that the minutes be approved as submitted.  Passed unanimously.

Updates on the 2015 Thanksgiving was next on the agenda.  Dee reported on a meeting with the manager of Gribble's Running Store.  She indicated that inasmuch as Francis has moved out of the downtown retail business, we were looking for a new race sponsor.  J. Jenkins, manager of Gribble's, has indicated a willingness to be that sponsor and it appears there will be a seamless transition to a change of sponsorship with virtually the same arrangement we enjoyed for years with Francis.  Gene reported that the necessary paperwork has been filed with the city and also that we have a signed agreement again with Race Day Timing Solutions to provide their usual timing services.  Dee asked that members be on the look-out for potential sponsors and either let her know of some possibilities or approach them directly and secure a sponsorship commitment.  Dee has submitted the building reservation forms for Woodlawn School.  Gene announced that this event has been named the 2015 RRCA Kansas State Championship 5K.

Bill suggested that a webcam be added at the finish line for the Thanksgiving 5K as an interesting feature to the race.

Dee moved that the club make a $200 donation to RRCA to help funds its valuable programs.  Dan seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

The 2015 RRCA Annual Convention will be held in Des Moines, IA, April 23 - 26.  Dee expressed a desire to attend the convention as a delegate and Gene will go to the convention but not as a delegate.  Don moved to approve convention fees, hotel and meals for Dee and lodging and meals for Gene.  There was discussion that if other club members expressed a desire to go that can still be considered.  The motion was seconded by Jason and passed unanimously.

The list of equipment rental obligations was discussed and volunteers assigned to handle each of them.

A reminder was given for all members to renew their memberships if they have not yet done so.  You can renew on line at the web site.

Dee announced that the club will be volunteering for the last exchange point of the Brew to Brew Relay Run again this year.  Anyone interested in volunteering for this fun event, please contact Dee.  Help is needed at PPU at Gribble's on Saturday afternoon, April 11 and out on the course on race day Sunday, April 12.  All volunteers get a free meal (with beverages) at Liberty Hall on Sunday.

Don was the winner of the door prize.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Dee Boeck (in the absence of the Secretary)