Tony Young, John O’Hearn, Tony Robinson, Saul
Kinderis, Shelley Neal, Ed Ledger, Regina Joyce, Ed Haywood
CONTRACTORS: Martin Rudow, Becca Gillespy
Openings: Meeting called to order at 7:35PM.
Minutes: John O’Hearn
made to approve April 2008 minutes with amendments by Nick Fleming, seconded by
Regina Joyce and approved.
OHearn to send April amended minutes to Chuck for posting on the website.
REPORT: Bill Roe (Saul presented in
- Aggregate account balances
- Actual in bank is $20K,
but we are owed about $6K from Promotion Events for Resolution Run.
- Northwest Runner this
month was $10000
- Firecracker is just around
the corner so T-shirt cost is about to hit us and also Club Nationals
MEMBERSHIP: Becca Gillespy/Nick Fleming
- A few new members came in this past month-Becca did not
have exact numbers
- Becca is still just
billing us for her expenses we are not currently paying her per new
member, but she will be doing this by June.
- Nick is working on a
comprehensive list or what our member discounts are at the various running
stores so it can be listed on the website or where our members can see it
Runner: Bill Roe for Martin Rudow
- Martin said that overall
the running business is strong now-races are doing well and the stores are
too so advertising us up and so are the revenues for the magazine.
EVENTS: Becca Gillespy
- All 12 weeks of the
All-Comers this year will be at Shoreline, starting the last week of May
and concluding the second week of August. We have 8 sponsorships sold so
far-according to Bill.
- Beach Vaults occur over
the July 4th weekend-will not be a big revenue draw for us, but
great publicity-Becca thinks she can get T-shirts donated. More details to
follow on this from her.
- Firecracker Ad needs to be
done and to Martin by 6/1/08
- We NEED specific
information on one sheet for the All-Comers with regards to sponsorship to
professionally sell the rest of the meets/events (action item for Bill/Ed
- Tom Cotner said Sam
Alexander may work with him on high-performance events like the 800 and
10K before the end of June-TBD. We
are considering some other special events “Masters Mile”, “Open Mile”
- Olympic Trials are
6/27-7/4, limits what we can do with high performance events during that
- We may have 3 Masters Runners
in the 3K exhibition at the trials-Tony Young, David Cannon and Keefer
- We were supposed to have a
wrap-up of the Resolution Run this month-Brian was not at the Board
TEAM: Shelley Neal
- Shelley had a job
description for Chuck as LDR coordinator, Tony R made a motion to vote on
it as amended, seconded by Regina
- Discussed “Member of the
Month” for June-Ryan Bailey voted in due to strong performances in
100/200. He is in the top tier of
sprinters in the country right now and the highest ranked Club Northwest
- Reimbursement for Olympic
Trials (women’s marathon) was discussed and approved for our participants.
- Becca will move forward
with a limited number of shimmels for the women runners-a few will be part
of a gear package, the balance we will sell to recover costs-the orange
singlets are not comfortable for many.
- Lance discussed the Club
National budget-he will have it in writing to Saul later next week. He has a deal on hotels and a good
proposal to have us fund $115 towards each athlete’s airfare-the balance
paid by them. His intention is to
take 30 athletes and make a strong showing-maybe even win it.
WEB: Chuck Bartlett-not present
- Will be
asked to list the new officers on the website
- The Board
would like an hourly accounting of
his time spent on the site on a monthly basis
PNTF/USATF: Tom Cotner/Becca Gillespy
- We had a
lively discussion of a potentially better way to run the Pacific
Northwest Track and Field Championships-they were this past
weekend and held in conjunction with the Ken Shannon Invitational
- Becca had
some good points- people do not know about these championships and we are
not bringing in as many athletes as we could but Tom said it is a matter
of logistics and having the officials available, etc.
discussion will be necessary-someone would have to pick up the baton on organizing
it and be the meet director-the Board noted that Club Northwest does not
have a wealth of extra volunteers to take this on at this time
showed us the information Bill put together for the binders detailing what
Club Northwest is all about and asked for comments-everyone was on their
way out and asked if Bill could send this electronically so we can review
and send him comments.
Motion made to adjourn by Tony Robinson at 9:15PM and seconded by
Next meeting 6/09/08