October 9, 2006
Club Northwest Office
Mark Alexander and Tom Cotner.
Chuck Bartlett, Brian Oster and Martin Rudow.
Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.
Minutes: Phil Finger
Bill Roe moved that the September meeting minutes be approved and it was seconded by Saul Kinderis. Motion passed.
Financial Report: Bill Roe
Club Northwest remains very healthy financially and has a financial balance of $31,798.20.
Northwest Runner Report: Martin Rudow
The new and improved Northwest Runner magazine will be introduced during the Seattle Marathon weekend. There are plans to conduct a readers’ survey at that time with a goal of making the magazine appeal to a wider range of runners and boost circulation. A direct mail campaign is also being considered. Martin will be looking for folks to help with the Seattle Marathon expo.
Team: Chuck Bartlett
The CNW Men’s and Women’s teams did very well in the Sundodger Invite. The Men took 6th with Mike Heidt taking 5th in the 8k, and the Women took 2nd with Linda Huyck taking 6th in the 6k. Both teams also did very well in the WWU Invitational. Casey Moriarty placed 5th in the 10k and Rose Wetzel placed first in the 6k. The November 5th PNTF meet is next on the schedule.
Events: Brian Oster and Bill Roe
Bill helped with the Emerald City Cross Country meet, and our sponsorship this year included equipment and paying half of the officials’ costs. Club Northwest provided equipment for the WWU Invitational, as we have for many years, which allowed CNW’s team to enter the meet without having to pay entry fees. Brian also provided an update on Road Runner Sports Resolution Run.
Membership: Brian Oster, Bill Roe and Nick Fleming.
The Tuesday night runs at Road Runner Sports are ongoing. Plans are underway to have club bulletins go out to members through a link on the Club Northwest web site, as well as by an e-mail.
Mark Alexander passed out a document proposing ideas for the Club Northwest web site. If we went with Mark’s proposal it would make it possible to have our members add information to the site, keeping it as current as possible. As explained by Mark, our site would change to a Blog type of web site. Currently Chuck Bartlett is doing this for Club and this would replace him as our Web Master. No action was taken.
The move to adjourn was made by Tony Robinson and seconded by Tony Young. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm.