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Calumet Region Striders
Board of Directors Meeting
August 9, 2007

Location: Sue Brown's Home, Valparaiso, IN

Michele HalePresident
Robin Benson-HarveyVice President
Misty ChandosSecretary
Cecilia BernalTreasurer
Frank JohnsonNominationing, Bylaws & Disabled Runner; INSTEP Editor
Ruth BonacciMembership & Volunteers
Mary ZemanskyGold Cup & Sponsored Race Series
Linda KovacsSocial & Sponsorship
Sue BrownRunner Programs & Scholarships
Mike WilsonWebmaster & Statistician

Guests: Nicolette Huber

Excused: Frank Johnson, Misty Chandos

Meeting called to order at 6:25 PM by Michele Hale.

June minutes approved 1st by Robin, 2nd by Ruth

President's Report:

  • New Business
    • By-Laws - 1st round of voting approved pending changes
    • All Bio's are updated
    • Bricks - Cecilia will call to order both
    • Time clock for sale - Have Misty plug in to check if it works
    • Panera Donation will be faxed in by Michele
    • 5,000 Shells were ordered and delivered to OE
    • Lisa Moreno stuffing September Newsletters
    • Darrell Hale appointed Aide Station Captain - 1st by Sue 2nd by Ruth
    • Hindwear account will switch to Saucony
    • Chicago Marathon water stop mile 5 update currently at 35 Volunteers
    • Hometown Race - there will be a box for donating previously owned running apparel/shoes for the GOTR.
    • Frank needs to train Nicolette Huber to do Instep
    • Remove following Sponsors from newsletter - Accelerated, Human Race and Buck's bike shop
    • ADD Fuel Belt to Shell
    • All Sponsored races have to go through Mary for approval
    • Contact the Cox family about presenting awards at Fall frolic-Sue will contact
    • Order Jim Cox awards - Michele will do
    • Shoe mobile coming to Fall Frolic or another Gold Cup race
    • Check sent to Pat - was shredded by his daughter Lori
  • Old Business
    • Need to find Storage for Strider stuff ( time clock, scrapbooks, etc.)
    • Scrapbooks are at Misty's.

Vice President's Report:

  • Show your striderwear at races and get entered into a raffle
  • 18 at 1st race, 19 at 2nd and 40 at 3rd

Treasurer's Report:

  • Complete accounts
    Total Members:536
    Total Households:436
    Jim Cox:

Secretary's Report:

  • BRP Update - Misty took Lake Co runners out to run the course
  • 19 runners race entries were paid for
  • DO Wrap hats are in and avaliable for sale
  • All striderwear has been delivered

INSTEP Editor's Report:

  • Submissions due on the 16th
  • Go to print on the 23rd
  • Pick up on the 24th

Webmaster & Statistician's Report:

  • Memorials now on website
  • updating photo gallery
  • Submitted pictures to Chicago Marthon for 30th Anniversary

Gold Cup & Sponsored Race Series:

  • Meeting with Brickyard RD - Mary and Michele
  • Race Directors meeting Wednesday November 28th 6PM Joe's Crab Shack in Merrillville
  • Choose Gold Cup Races and submit to Chicago athlete Magazine

Social & Sponsorship:

  • August 18 - Ruffles the Clown booked
  • December 7: Holiday Party (2-Pinatas)

Runner Programs & Scholarships:

  • Jordan Chester 8th in 1500,3rd in 3,000; Tyler Swets
  • Reimburse 2 kids up to $100 Each - 1st by Robin, 2nd by Linda (Youth donation from TallTree)

Membership & Volunteers:

Next meeting: Thursday 7:00 PM September 13th Frank's House in Schererville

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM by Michele

Minutes submitted by: Michele Hale

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