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Minutes of the May 12, 2011 SRC board meeting

May 16, 2011

(These were written by Greg Crowther because secretary Julie Cassata is on sabbatical.)

Location: Nuun, directly above the Fleet Feet store (911 East Pine Street, Seattle).

Attendees: Francis Agboton, Greg Crowther, Marlene Farrell, Danielle Hathaway, Peter Kline, Eric Sach, and Win Van Pelt.

Greg ordered way too much pizza, as usual. Next time he will take orders in advance and include a dairy-free option.

The first race in the SRC’s Cougar Mountain trail running series is on Saturday the 14th. SRC’s “big-tent” philosophy will be evident in that Eric Sach and Scott McCoubrey will have canopies that the SRC can share with The Balanced Athlete and Scott Sports. Several SRC members will volunteer at the race and/or the trailwork party afterwards. (More are always welcome!)

The board approved the addition of Kevin Rindal’s chiropractic clinic (InHealth, PLLC) to the list of SRC’s partners/sponsors.

Greg, Marlene, and Peter are meeting on Friday the 13th to revise the club’s bylaws.

Greg wants to formalize the club’s loose subcommittees so that the “Contact” page of our website will say, “For inquiries about club membership, contact XXXXXXX. For inquiries about club events, contact YYYYYYYYY. Etc.” An attempt was made to define these subcommittees, and they will be posted at seattlerunningclub.org once finalized.

Danielle gave the board an update on her social media efforts. She has looked at the results of the recent membership survey and senses a need for more outreach and communication, including more information on what our competitive team members are up to. A plan was made to recruit people to share semi-regular updates on various aspects of the club, mostly via Facebook.

Win Van Pelt noted that Club Northwest president Ed Haywood is interested in convening representatives of various local running clubs to explore opportunities for synergy. The board indicated its approval of this, and a post-cross-country-race potluck in the fall was suggested as a possible inter-club activity.

The SRC and Cougar Mountain races are featured in the special trail issue of Runner’s World, available at newsstands through the end of May. Check it out!

Planning of the SRC’s inaugural “Beer Ultra” continues. It is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 6th near Bridle Trails State Park, with an “aid station” at Peter’s house. It will be a free noncompetitive race limited to current SRC members and their families. Eric Sach will get a beer sponsor. A community pool will be reserved for family members who don’t wish to participate in the run itself.

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