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Calumet Region Striders
Board of Directors Meeting
May 11, 2006

Location: Human Race Sports - Valparaiso, IN

In Attendance:

Michele HaleVice President
Misty ChandosSecretary
Cecilia BernalTreasurer
Mike WilsonWebmaster
Connie KarrasINSTEP Editor
Sue BrownPast President

Members at Large:

Porter County Lake County LaPorte County Illinois
Ruth Bonacci
Lawrence Giannetti
Steve Kearney
Polly Theising
Bob Hudnall
Linda Kovacs
Pat Rhodes
Mary Zemansky  


Excused: Cassandra Rozycki, Dave Myroup, Robin Benson-Harvey

Meeting called to order 7:06 PM by Michele Hale.

Motion to approve the April 2006 minutes by Chandos and 2nd by Hudnall - Approved.

President's Report:

    • June edition will be mailed once ready (5/13?) Cassandra can take to post office if they are done
    • Larry Giannetti will start a Tri Column for Newsletter
    • All newsletter submissions for the July Instep are due by June 19th
    • Deadline date for newsletter submission will be due the last Monday or around the 20th of the month for the following month
    • Website will be updated with Newsletter submission deadlines on homepage
    • Stuffers for newsletter? Connie Karras will take all responsibility for stuffing newsletters each month
  • Old Business
    • Bob Stevens Fund Runner Assistance - committee-Tabled
    • Sponsorship information - update
    • Strider Wear Orders due by June 1. Chandos will handle ordering of Striderwear and Beginner Runner attire. (update?)
    • Lake County Beginner Runner program in place. Information and Sign up meeting at Omni (update). Misty Chandos is Program Leader.
    • Motion to purchase BRP coaches shirts (up to 20) for volunteer coaches(Brooks new striderwear singlets) by Kearney, 2nd by Bonacci-Approved. Chandos will order coaches shirts for volunteer coaching staff.
    • Linda Kovacs is St. John head coach for St. John group of Beginner Runners from Lake County BRP program
    • Volunteer update to help out at the AAU Outdoor Track Meets in June and July. Dates are on website.
    • Sue Brown needs Junior Strider membership updates from Cecilia
    • Sue Brown purchased some track/field supplies for Jr's and we are paying $40 for use of track.
    • Bylaw updates-Tabled
    • Convention bid RRCA? Alpine Valley Runners has RRCA bid for convention. Striders are encouraged to attend convention and/or be involved. Michele will bring more info to next meeting on how Striders can participate. (possible hosting of a fun run?)
  • New Business
    • Spring Fling will be remeasured to assure accuracy of course
    • PFRPC - donate $50 or $100 for them to fix grill so they can continue to make pancakes as their club fundraiser? Motion to donate $100.00 to PFRPC by Kearney, 2nd by Kovacs-Approved
    • Nike Run Hit volunteers-open to Striders-money that is earned will be used for RRCA convention (bus fees for fun run?) Maybe Junior Striders could volunteer for funds for Junior Strider Programs.
    • Next year at the Indi Mini striders need to communicate with OE more to have better unity in Indi. Not many runners utilized the OE tent for a meeting place.

Vice President's Report:

  • Strider Picnic- Form will be in July newsletter. Price will be $3.00 per member to attend picnic.
  • DJ should be cancelled.
  • Schedule of GC table to be worked will be reviewed at each board meeting to remind members of their obligation.

Treasurer's Report:

  • Complete accounts
    Total Members:442
    Total Households:376
    Jim Cox:4,940.49
    Bob Stevens:9,256.86

Webmaster's Report:

  • Announcement: Pete Klaeser Gold Cup streak ends at 110.
  • Memorial Day Veterans Photo Album.
  • Multiple Announcements: Indy Mini, Main Course Team, etc.
  • Long Distance Series Info added to website
  • CARA Club Circuit Team - 18 members
  • Link to added under Race Info
  • Sponsored Races Update: Just a Little Run, KISS & Run, Fitness Barn, Valpo Tri
  • Beginner Runner/Junior Strider Info updated
  • Photo Galleries updated - Martin Graupner/Liepzig Marathon; Quilts for Runners
  • Sign-In sheets will be mailed to Mike when he is not in attendance at GC race.
  • Continuing to investigate Online Registration service for Strider membership and activities.

Gold Cup Committee:

  • Robin
    • Banquet date January 27 - need check for deposit
    • GC premiums - present and vote (samples will be at next meeting)
  • Mary
    • Evaluation updates? Mail to Mary
    • New sponsored events
    • Who can rate Kiss & Run
    • LDS: Update -Info is now on website

Next meeting: Thursday June 8 at Omni 7:00 PM. (reserve room for next month or two)

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM by Michele Hale

Minutes submitted by: Misty Chandos

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