Meeting Minutes, Sun, Sept 11, 2016

Lawrence Public Library

Members Present:  Bill K, Brenda G, Don C, Gene W, Celeste L, Becky M, Lori L, Dee B.

The August meeting minutes were reviewed and unanimously approved.

Treasurer's report was given and the bank balance was noted as $14,051.61, and the current bank statement was circulated. The report was given by Dee  in Jason's absence.

A report was given on the status of preparations for the Thanksgiving Day 5K. Dee reported a turkey-themed quilt to be used as a photo backdrop is in process.  Elizabeth and Greg have volunteered to take charge of a plastic bottle recycling effort at the run this year. Becky will once again be in charge of the water station and Molly has agreed to coordinate the day of race registration area.   Gene asked for  other volunteer commitments, particularly course marshals.  He also indicated the printed race application forms will be ready soon.  The on-line app is ready and registrations are coming in.

Gene reported on several club timing equipment rentals that will be done in the next month and asked for volunteers to help with those.

Gene also noted that new memberships will be good for the rest of 2016 as well as all of 2017.

Dee and Brenda reported on a meeting they attended with the USD marathon club leaders at which they explained the process for applying for donated funds from the T-Day race and also indicated our need for racevolunteers from that group.

Brenda then made a presentation regarding the club's on-going strategic planning process. She compiled all the comments that were made by club members at the August meeting. These comments were to have been what positive things about the club were foremost in member's minds when they thought about the club and its activities.  This gathering and compiling of information will guide the continuing strategic planning process.

Motion was made Dee and seconded by Don that the meeting be adjourned and it was approved unanimously.

Submitted by Dee in the absence of the Secretary, Karen.