Club Meeting Minutes
Sun, January 7, 2018
4:30 pm, Lawrence Public Library, room A
Present: Brenda Groskinsky, Gene Wee, Dee Boeck, Becky McClure, Don and Lori Cackler, Molly Wood, Celeste Leonardi, and Karen Hyde
Brenda called the meeting to order.
We reviewed the minutes from the December meeting. Dee moved to accept the minutes as written; Don seconded, and all approved.
Gene gave the treasurer’s report. The end of December balance is $27,877.87. All of the T-day race expenses and income have been processed. The net income from the 2017 T-day race was $14,976.81. A full treasurer’s report can be seen on the runLawrence website in the “About Us” section.
Brenda stated that she will write a summary statement about our relationship with the USD497 marathon clubs and other area youth fitness groups to post on the runLawrence website and to possibly send as an e-mail to current and past club members.
As a follow-up report concerning the T-day race, Dee stated that she has reached out to Happy Shirts to provide gloves or mittens for next years’ race and to Van Gogh to make the awards. Dee and Gene mentioned that the 2017 shirts that weren’t picked up by volunteers will eventually be available for purchase for $10.00.
The runLawrence 2018 T-day race has been designated the RRCA 5K Championship race. Brenda mentioned that if we have suggestions for RRCA championship road or trail races for other distances we should e-mail her. (The sponsoring club has to be a member of RRCA and the race must be a non-profit event. Road races for the half and marathon distances have already been designated.)
We reviewed the funding requests from USD497 marathon clubs and other area youth fitness groups. Lori moved that runLawrence donate $7,700 to USD497 for distribution to the 14 elementary school marathon clubs*, $550 each to Liberty Memorial Central Middle School X-Country Club**, Eudora Elementary Cardinal Marathon Club, Eudora Middle School X-Country Club, and the Douglas County CASA Shepard Shoe Fund, $3000.00 to Woodlawn Elementary School, and $200 to the RRCA Kids Run America fund. Molly seconded the motion, and all approved.