SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
Attendance- Fontaine, Baiardi, Graustein, Hawley, Daniels, Barber, Gemske, Davis and MacDougall.
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M.
Motion to accept minutes from previous meeting was proposed by Jim Barber and seconded by Peter Hawley.
President- Bob Fontaine reported that he attended the Association workshop in Pittsburgh. Most was dedicated to understanding what a non-profit organization is.
National has proposed to proceed with background screening for those working with youth. Checks will have to go through national. Discussion followed on ways to go about it. A vote to implement the proposal will probably take place at the national convention in Dec.
Vice-President- no report
Treasurer- no report
Membership- no report
LDR- Will Graustein reported that 5 of 6 of the Cross Country Grand Prix are done. 9/30/06 will be the last race. Open Grand Prix info will be on our website within the week. A fourth race and a trail championship has been added this year.
RACEWALKING- no report
MASTERS- no report
OFFICIALS- no report
OLD BUSINESS- Bob Fontaine led a discussion about our Outdoor/JO meet in June. There will be planning meetings before our meets from now on. He discussed the necessity of better numbers of officials, a more ready computer system for entries and possible pre-entry.
Our annual meeting is now in October. Votes will be taken on our by-laws, budget and delegates to the national convention.
NEW BUSINESS- Bob Fontaine informed the board that the national USATF board of directors recently increased the annual membership fees. They set a standard of $19.95 for youth and $29.95 for adults. There is a multiple year discount for the adults. The cost for youth seemed very high to us. Much discussion followed. Different suggestions were talked about including possibly not charging youth for our meets. Any decisions will come at a later date.
The 06-07 annual budget proposal was available. It will be voted on at our next meeting.
Next meeting-Oct 11, 2006 at 7pm
Meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm
Respectfully submitted by Joyce Baiardi