RUNNERS’ CLUB OF GREATER CINCINNATI BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Monday May 16, 2011
Courtyard Marriott, Florence KY
Attendees: Terry Elliott, Gina Meyers, Ryan Woolley, Tom Glasscock, Chris Higginbotham, Todd Hofacre
Absent: Laura Wagner, Dave Reid - work
Terry called the meeting to order at 6:35 PM.
Review /approve last meeting minutes: April 25 meeting minutes were approved.
The board reviewed the following committee positions
Financial Report: Ryan reported that the club has a balance of $11,638.46 as of 5/16/11. Todd’s April expenses were approved.
Merchandise Inventory Report: No plans to purchase any more merchandise for 2011. Discussion of centralized storage location came up.
Membership: Club currently has 112 members. Terry was wondering how many new members were in the club.
Website: Website needs much work. Gina will be looking to update board page with pictures and email addresses. Chris will be updating the pages for 2011 information. Terry would like the following pages – advertising sponsor page,
Training Programs: Gina is looking at tracks to do speedwork. A local high school is looking like the best option. Best date may be Thursdays.
Walking Program: Terry is looking to start a walking program on weekends. Terry will be the coordinator and will be doing it at Newport on the Levee on Saturday mornings.
Group Runs: Sat – River Run – about 4 people showed up the past weekend; Sun - Florence Run – No run the last few weeks due to Easter, Flying Pig Marathon, and club events.
Tue – Hyde Park. Numbers have been low. Laura will be taking over the next two weeks since Todd is injured. Chris will be taking over and looking to start from Sawyer Point Park in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesdays beginning in June.
Newsletter: Articles for newsletter are due July 10.
Race Events –
2011 balance - Todd said that the only races that the club has on hand is the Summer Cross Country Series, the Summer Trail Run. Directors are needed for the 11/11/11 Race and a Club Anniversary Race in November.
Weight Watchers Walk – Update – 760 people have signed up so far. More volunteers needed due to the size of the walk. 570 Shirts have been ordered. Another 320 shirts were ordered from a local company. Due to the April rains and flooding at Lunken, Tom and Todd came up with the best possible course to handle the walkers.
Memorial Day Race – About 42 people have signed up for the Memorial Day Race. Issues have been getting volunteers for the race. Armleder Park is closed due to flooding issues from the April rains.
Summer Trail Run - Todd sent Gina the folder with the information for the race. Gina was looking to change it from a 5 mile to a 5k run.
Other: Club may be needed to help with timing the Brian Rohne Race in August.
Flying Pig- Nothing new to report.
Police & Fire Race (Oinks & Ladders) – Dave Reid was absent so nothing to report. More details to follow.
In an effort to improve the club’s social events, Terry is working with the Oak Creek Campground in Walton, KY for a Family Fun Weekend in July or August. The Campground will assist in getting food sponsors, Kroger’s, Pepsi, Home City, Ice, Frito, Sysco, and JTM.
Club will have use of swimming pool, event shelter, discounted camping fees. Oak Creek is willing to trade for sponsor exposure and link on RCGC web site.
Miscellaneous: Nothing to report or add
Next Board Meeting: Next board meeting is Monday June 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM at Courtyard Marriott.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.
Todd Hofacre, Club Secretary