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CRS Monthly Board Minutes

Calumet Region Striders
Board of Directors Meeting
December 8, 2005

Location: Omni 41 - Schererville, IN

In Attendance:

Cassandra RozyckiPresident
Michele HaleVice President
Cecilia BernalTreasurer
Mike WilsonWebmaster
Robin Benson-HarveyGold Cup Committee
Sue BrownPast President
Pat RhodesPast President

Members at Large:

Porter County Lake County LaPorte County Illinois
Tom Navarro Mary Zemansky Bryan Pawola

Guests: None

Excused: Many due to snow/weather

Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Cassandra.

Table motion to approve November minutes as read.

President's Report:

  • OLD BUSINESS
    • INSTEP
      • December distribution will be mailed next week
      • Includes 2006 GC schedule, membership renewal, race application Valentine, Running clinic (DHWI $50 donation), board nomination form
      • December distribution at will be distributed at Holiday Party (12/16)
      • Submissions due 12/9 printing at OE on 12/13
      • Stuffers - Bernal family
    • Bylaws: tabled
    • CD - purchased and paperwork being signed by officers. 4.5% return
    • Purchasing desktop computer for OE. Membership bill will be given to OE 12/13
    • RRCA Packet submitted
    • RRCA Award nominations
      • Jerry Little Journalism Award (newsletter) - Rozycki
      • Website Award - Wilson
      • National Volunteer Award - Brown
      • RRCA Hall of Fame (long distance) Doug Walter - Hale
    • Convention Bid 2007 Tabled for discussion between Brown, Rozycki
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • Racing Against the Clock - date & location - contact HRS?
    • Striderwear - order form design (Chandos) Tabled
    • Nominations - voting Feb meeting

Vice President's Report:

  • Articles - release of 2006 calendar, Jim Cox article was in 12/6 edition of Times
  • Strider Survivor on 8/19

Treasurer's Report:

  • Complete accounts for 2004, 2005 submitted
  • Total Members: 518
  • Total Households: 427
  • Funds
    • General $12,286.36
    • Jim Cox $1,440.49
    • Bob Stevens $1,756.86
  • Budget for 2006 to be discussed (Bernal, Rozycki)

Webmaster's Report:

  • Calendar update
  • Upgrading language and indicating validation on completed pages
  • 150+ hours dedicated over past few weeks

Gold Cup Committee:

  • RD Reception recap - attendance low (weather) although we had 50+ RSVP's. Will send packets to those not in attendance. There was great conversation and discussion even without guest speaker in attendance.
  • GC Schedule
    • Mentors:
      • MidWinter Cruise - Pawola
      • Valentine - Stiles
      • Buckley - Chandos
      • Cal City - Brown
  • Sponsored Series update - must charge $50 for any supported or promoted events
  • LDS Schedule discussion - use races in series of 10mi or greater, must have 1 marathon, application fee of $10 due before first event, any races selected must be part of our sponsored or GC series.

Holiday Party:

  • 79 RSVP
  • All plans in order - bring your baked goods!

Gold Cup Banquet:

  • Invites - being mailed 12/9
  • Awards - selected option B as presented:
    • Trophy with 4" gold cup and runner figure
    • Column height starting at 5", 4", 3", no column for 4th & on (purple tone)
    • Cost $10.55, 10.30, 10.05, 8.80 respectfully
  • List of recipients provided to Robin
  • Sponsors to receive awards: Hammond Track Club, OE, Bruce Williams, Accelerated Rehab.

Next meeting: Thursday January 12 at The Omni.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM

Minutes submitted by: Cassandra Rozycki

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