Track Club held an executive board meeting on January 7th, 2015 at Fleet Feet
Sports. The meeting was called to order by President Eric Fritz at 6:30 pm.
Present: Eric Fritz (President), Karen Gelmis (VP – Programs), Alex Clark
(VP-Races and Equipment), Regena Moore (Secretary), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer),
Harold Tinsley (Appointed Member – Past Board Member), Dink Taylor (Appointed
Member – Cotton Row Director), and Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member – Rocket
City Marathon Director), and special guest Amanda Clark (Double Helix).
Absent: DeWayne Satterfield (VP – Communications)
Schneekloth is working on changing the race location to Ditto Landing. The
distance is now a 10K vs an 8K. He is also thinking of changing the Race Name.
He is working with Eric Fritz and Alex Clark to get a course approved and an
event permit requested.
> DOUBLE HELIX
Alex and Amanda
Clark have taken over as race directors of the Double Helix and both they and
Eric are working on a contract between HudsonAlpha and HTC that details
responsibilities and how any proceeds will be split between the two
organizations. Amanda is producing a
contract for review.
The marathon went
well. There is room for improvement. Eric Fritz and Suzanne plan to meet with
the Police, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Space and Rocket Center and Von Braun
Center to discuss any concerns and how we can improve things for next
year. The race raised enough funds to
donate to local charities, including Therapy Partners, Inc. and the HTC “Back
on Track” charity through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Kathy still needs
Race Finance Reports from several Race Directors before she can finalize the
End of Year Finance Report. The Board is concerned about the lack of
cooperation from the Race Directors.
> TRACK MEET
interested in way to attract the local high school athletes to become members.
He discussed options with the Metro Coaches Association, a group with all the
local Cross Country and Track Coaches. They suggested hosting a Summer Track
Meet Series. The Board is researching this option.
discussed some options around recognizing members who go above and beyond the
call of duty to support the club with something more than just the annual
This continues to
be the #1 request from current Members and Non-members. We hope to be able to
offer online membership very soon. A rough in has been produced for the new
website and the template design is currently being worked on by Cedar Hills
business meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 13th. Carrabba’s is catering.
We hope to have 100 people in attendance as we review the club’s finances and
achievements of 2014.
> WE RUN
Karen indicated that
Gregg Gelmis has started the process of obtaining a business
license. Gregg and Karen would like to sit down with the board soon
to discuss his plans.
discussed an inquiry around extending a scholarship beyond 4 years. The Board agreed that the policy clearly
states they are eligible to receive funds for a maximum of 4 years.
> RD Meeting
schedule a Race Director’s Appreciation Dinner for February 17th, 6:00 pm.
MEETING IN APRIL (speaker)
recommendations for a Guest Speaker for the April General Meeting.
The meeting was
adjourned at 8:30 pm.