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Calumet Region Striders
Board Meeting Minutes
October 14, 2004

Location :  Human Race Sports

Present:  Sue Brown, Cassandra Rozycki, Pat Rhodes, Mike Wilson, Mike Stiles, Lawrence Giannetti, Tom Navaro, Robin Bensen-Harvey, Mary Zemansky, Cecilia Bernal, Jim Nickerson

Sue Brown called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm

Update on Slager medical condition

President's Report (Brown)

    Timing System

    • Stiles made a motion to increase the timing fee effective 1/1/2005 to $40 per event payable to race timer.  Second by Navaro.  Approved.
    • $100 timing fee for all non Gold Cup events effective immediately
    • $50 for equipment fee, $50 to race timer
    • Define responsibilities to race directors
    • Find assistant or backup individual


    • billed $570 for 2004 memberships
    • continuing for 2005

    Christmas Party

    • December 10 6:00-10:00
    • $10 adult, $6 kids
    • Ornament exchange
    • DJ so plan on staying late
    • Table decorations purchased
    • Invitation will be in Oct/Nov INSTEP, handed out with GC premium, posted on web site, and on display at Strider table

    Marathon Water Stop

    • Recap provided by Rhodes and Nickerson
    • Need for printed directions and instructions to volunteers
    • Improve communication to members via website instructions
    • Select assistant or team captains to assist Rhodes
    • 168 volunteers from Striders
    • No food was provided, need next year (Rozycki - Panera)

    Gold Cup Series Fee

    • Bernal motioned to raise Gold Cup Fee to $21 starting 2005 to account for increase in dinner expense.  Second by Zemanski.  Motion approved.
    • 2005 GC Series applications due 11/7 from race directors - info on line
    • CDC paid 2004 GC fee
    • Vote on races for series at November meeting


    • 11/15 submission

    INSTEP (Brown)

    • Distribution postponed until Fall Frolic (11/14) - double issue
    • Submissions due (11/1)

VP Report (Rozycki)

    Slager Quilt

    • Total cost came to $284.00
    • Additional $40 b/c shirts were oversized

    Wind-shirts are at Graphic 22

    • 2 color pocket logo
    • 250 units at $2.35 each = $587.50
    • Picking up Friday evening
    • Distributing at Omni on Saturday
    • Balance due ($533) - receiving 50% credit ($260) for late arrival

    Articles submitted for INSTEP

    • Dances w/ Dirt
    • Scallion
    • Arias Twin Pregnancy


    • Status of existing one set up at Coffee Creek - tabled

    Bylaws and Constitution

    • Will amend and distribute for November meeting (Rozycki)

    Gold Cup Committee

    • Awards:
    • More award pricing and samples for November meeting (Bensen-Harvey)
    • Invitations:
      • Staples (kit we would need to print)
      • Need to get different invitation (Rozycki)
      • Ask Jen Smith to design and print (Brown)
    • 2005 race review to be revised (Brown & Wilson)
    • 2005 GC Rules to be revised (Brown & Rozycki)
    • 2005 GC Logo proposed and reviewed for modifications

Treasurer/membership (Bernal)

    Finance report presented

    • Bob Stevens $8,026.61
    • CRS General Fund $14,378.14
    • Jim Cox Fund $3,990.74
    • Membership count
      • 476 members
      • 385 households
      • 245 gold cup

Website (Wilson)

  • Chicago Marathon results have been corrected and posted

Next meeting: November 11, 7:00 pm at Lake County Library

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm

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