Fleming, Bill Roe, Tony Young, John O’Hearn, Becca Gillespy, Lance Giles, Tony
Robinson, Saul Kinderis
GUESTS: Carl Winter, David Whiteespin, Paul Abdalla,
Openings: Meeting called to order at 7:39PM.
Minutes: John O’Hearn
made to approve November 2007 minutes by John O’Hearn, Tony Young seconded it
made to approve December 2007 minutes by John O’Hearn after group
reading/review and seconded by Lance Giles and approved.
REPORT: Bill Roe
- Went over preliminary
budget statement, should be finalized by April 2008
- Aggregate account balances
- We owe New Balance Grand
Prix Series and Road Runner Club of America roughly $6700
- We expect to break even on
the New Balance Grand Prix Series this year
MEMBERSHIP: Becca Gillespy
- E-bay auctions netted
$371.55 and there are still a few more items that Becca may put on at a
- We are working on the new
Club Northwest logo for t-shirts, and getting some ordered with youth
- Also working on new
jerseys/singlets for Club Northwest athletes that will be Olympic “legal”
in terms of logo sizes, etc.
- Becca is hoping to get the
January 2008 newsletter out soon
- Two new members this month
of note-a heptathlete and a pole vaulter-a few other new members as well
- Becca considering making a
proposal for handling membership duties for a fee and resigning her board
membership. She will make a
proposal next month.
Runner: Bill Roe for Martin Rudow
- Received $955 for December
2007-normally would have been more, but with our compensation rewards
Martin for increasing over budget which he did!
EVENTS: Brian Oster
- Many members are turning
out for the Winter Grand Prix-Club Northwest has the greatest number of
runners out of all of the clubs represented
- Division leaders
include: Megan Johnson, Mack Young,
Tony Young, Jerry Zyskowski, Gail Hall
- We have 175 series participants;
the third race had 193 runners!
- The Spring Break Open will
likely be at King’s, Becca still working on confirming this with pricing
from Dante TBD and working out an auto timing system
- All-Comers track meets
this summer will likely be at Shoreline
- The Road Runner Sports/Club
Northwest Polar Bear Dive-Trip and Dip Run was a smashing success with
over 1300 runners and 30+ volunteers
TEAM: Bill Roe/Lance Giles (Chuck Bartlett/Shelley
Neal not present)
- Bill will put together
contracts, need to be reviewed by attorneys
- Promotion Events contract
would be a good one to look at (John O’Hearn to handle if it is E-mailed
- Lance wants to require
that top track athletes run at Club Nationals and they would be
compensated based on performance rather than just sent there without
- Lance would pick the group
that is “ready to compete” with recent marks and will raise money for
“above and beyond” support.
- Junior Olympics will not
- Lance would also like the
funding/reimbursements to be tied to working directly with him on
coaching-no “lone wolves”.
WEB: No report
PNTF: No report
USATF: Bill Roe
- Craig Masback USATF CEO
has decided to leave USATF for a job in the private sector, Bill will be
spending at least 3 days per week in Indianapolis
this spring as the chair of a transition team helping out and looking for
orange and blue flagging will be ordered soon by Club Northwest to replace
our old and weathered product, approximate cost is $200.
Hesse/Massage Therapist attended the meeting, she is building a practice
and offering discounted massage sessions to Club Northwest members and
considering sponsoring events in upcoming track meets.
meeting will be 2/11/08
Motion was made to adjourn by Tony Robinson at 9:06PM,
seconded by Becca.