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CRS Monthly Board Minutes

Calumet Region Striders
Board of Directors Meeting
February 9, 2006

Location: Omni 41 - Schererville, IN

In Attendance:

Cassandra RozyckiPresident
Michele HaleVice President
Hal SlagerSecretary
Cecilia BernalTreasurer
Mike WilsonWebmaster
Connie KarrasINSTEP Editor
Robin Benson-HarveyGold Cup Committee
Sue BrownPast President
Pat RhodesPast President
Bob HooperLife Member

Members at Large:

Porter County Lake County LaPorte County Illinois
Lawrence Giannetti Misty Chandos
Linda Kovacs
Karen Lansdowne
Mary Zemansky Bryan Pawola

Guests: Ruth Bonacci, Brian Norrick, Dave Myroup, Jim Raymond, Frank Johnson, Steve Kearney, Jayne Willis

Meeting called to order 7:07 PM by Cassandra.

Motion to approve the January 2006 minutes by Pawola and 2nd by Chandos - Approved.

President's Report:

    • Connie Karras is new Instep Editor.
    • All newsletter submissions for the March Instep are due by March 2.
    • Newsletters will be handed out at the Runnin' with the Irish 5k which is March 11th.
  • Elections
    • Introductions of Nominated Board Members.
    • Board Members responsibilities listed and explained to members by Cassandra.
    • Ballots handed out to members.
    • Ballots collected and counted by Hal Slager.
  • Old Business
    • Race evaluations need to be handed out after races to as many runners as possible.
    • Random evaluations are to be given directly to race directors
    • Strider Bucks will be handed out to volunteers, they can be redeemed for membership dues, Gold Cup dues, Strider wear. Need Guidelines for amount received for volunteer hours. Is there a limit per day? Are they given per hour or shift? 300 Strider Bucks will be handed out at AAU Track Meet.
    • Strider Bucks also can be redeemed at the gift table at Strider Picnic and Holiday Party.
    • Donated Painting bid is at $550.00.
  • New Business
    • Fitness Fair April 4th and 5th at Purdue Calumet from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Larry will volunteer both days. We need one other volunteer. Karen Lansdowne will be a back up volunteer.
    • Bob Stevens Fund-Runner assistance for medical bills- TABLED.
    • Junior Striders-mention of possibility of earning patches for different events.
    • Strider Wear Order Form- TABLED.

Vice President's Report:

  • Doug Walters and Brian Norrick nominated for RRCA Hall of Fame.
  • Race Evaluations.

Treasurer's Report:

  • Complete accounts for 1-1-06 through 2-9-06 submitted
  • Total Members: 581
  • Total Households: 468
  • Funds:
    • General:      $21,152.27
    • Jim Cox:      $  4,940.49
    • Bob Stevens:$  9,256.86

Webmaster's Report:

  • Need updated Bios for all Board Members.

Gold Cup Committee:

  • Robin
    • Should we bill members who did not show up for Banquet that said they would attend?
    • Results from Gold Cup Premium survey handed out.
    • Trophies that were not handed out will be at Human Race Sports in Valpo (Connie will speak to Cara about this).


  • President- Cassandra Rozycki
  • Vice President-Michele Hale
  • Secretary-Misty Chandos
  • Treasurer-Cecilia Bernal
  • Elected Members at Large:
    • Porter County-Ruth Bonacci, Larry Giannetti, Steve Kearney, Polly Theising
    • Lake County-Robin Benson-Harvey, Bob Hudnall, Linda Kovacs, Dave Myroup, Pat Rhodes
    • Laporte County-Lee Alvarez, Mary Zemansky
    • Illinois-Bryan Pawola
  • Appointed:
    • Webmaster-Mike Wilson
    • Instep Editor-Connie Karras
    • Striderwear-Wanda Melion
    • Past President-Sue Brown

Next meeting: Thursday March 9 at The Omni at 7:00 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 9:06 PM

Minutes submitted by: Misty Chandos

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