RUNNERS' CLUB OF GREATER CINCINNATI BOARD MEETING MINUTES
July 31, 2005
(at Bob Roncker's Running Spot)
Members Present: Todd Hofacre, Jeff Hummel, Ed Hunter, Nick Kleiner, Mike Moyer, Kate Rich
Welcome back to Mike Moyer, who has returned from California at least for the rest of the summer.
Newsletter: The August newsletter will be mailed to the membership on Monday, August 1. Jeff arranged for the printing of about 200 black-and-white copies. This issue reminds members about the Club picnic on August 28 and features an article about Bill Workman. Jeff will mail copies of the newsletter to Bill's daughters, Billi Myers and Shari Battaglia. The newsletter also includes flyers for the Brian Rohne Memorial 5K Run and Walk (August 12) and the Loveland River Race 10K/5K (September 17).
Membership: Jeff said he would remind some of the people in his training group who have not renewed their membership to pay their dues soon. They probably had forgotten to renew.
Website: Nick will ask Marty to set up a message board on the website. This would allow members to share information with each other, e.g., comments about recent races and the awards distributed and experiences with injuries and treatments. A message board might encourage more people to check out the website and hopefully become more involved in Club events.
End of Summer Picnic: (Sunday, August 28, 2005, at Swaim Park, Montgomery, last year's picnic location). Swaim Park is located on Cooper Road west of Montgomery Road. Kate noted that we have plenty of food (frozen hamburgers, chicken patties, hot dogs, buns, beverages) and lots of cups left over from the Memorial Day Race. We will need to purchase veggie burgers, chips, pretzels, soft drinks, and beer. Nick has some leftover Gatorade he will bring. Jeff will get some kid's drinks. Jeff also will bring his gas grill to cook the meats. Prizes will be needed for the prediction run and possibly for games. Prizes could include some of our surplus merchandise (shirts, caps, etc.) or possibly racing singlets with the Club emblem. The 2.5-mile prediction run will use the same course we used last year. The Board will meet at 1 p.m., preceding the picnic. The picnic will start at 3 p.m., the prediction run at around 3:30 p.m., and dinner at around 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by games. Members whose last names begin with A-K will bring desserts; those whose last names begin with L-Z will bring sides or salads (reversed from last year).
Upcoming Race: (1) Brian Rohne Memorial 5K Run & Walk (Friday, August 12, 7:00 p.m., NKU) The race starts and finishes at the Albright Health Center. The Club will provide several volunteers to man the finish line.
(2) Loveland River Race 10K/5K (Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m., Nisbet Park, Loveland) The Club will manage the finish line as we have done before and will be paid $1.00 per runner.
Holiday Party: Scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2006, at the Fort Thomas Community Center, same location as last year. We will dispense with the DJ, which cost us $400 last January. Instead, Nick and Jeff will set up a music system. The cost will be lower for members who pay in advance.
Holiday Lights Run: Tentatively set for Tuesday, December 6, starting and ending at the Williams YMCA. Kate will check with Tom on arrangements made to date. Charming Billy's (the old Brickyard) or O'Bryons, both in O'Bryonville, will be considered as sites to meet afterward for refreshments.
Next Club Happy Hour: Tentatively set for Thursday, September 22, in Newport at Meters and Miles, Upstar Crow or the Southgate House. The site will be selected at the next Board meeting and announced in a mass emailing.
Club Race Clock and Timers: Stacy Osborne has noted that our race clock is now about 12-13 years old. Although it currently works fine, Stacy is concerned that because of its age it might fail unexpectedly. It probably would be more cost effective to buy a new clock rather than try to repair the old one. A new clock would cost about $2000-3000. Similarly, our timers are old and may need to be replaced in the near future.
Next Board Meeting: Sunday, August 28, 1:00 p.m., at Swaim Park.
Ed Hunter, Secretary