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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for June 1999

June 14, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“Is the 10K longer or shorter than a mile?”
–Clay Stenberg, on the baffling nuances of the metric system

ATTENDANCE

With President Saul Kinderis stuck in traffic and Vice President Bill Roe out of town, Secretary Greg Crowther called the meeting to order. Board members Dan Hayes, Liz Stahl, and Clay Stenberg were on hand to experience Greg’s brief reign of terror, as were club members Mark Davies, Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Brian Oster, Martin Rudow (_Northwest Runner_ editor), and John Sweeney. Saul did show up eventually, at which time a quorum of Board members was achieved and the minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Treasurer Liz Stahl distributed a report of recent checking account activity which showed our balance to be $1,686.41 as of June 10. This does not include the latest All-Comers deposit or the $2,800 check Liz received from Martin Rudow just minutes before the meeting began. The check will be used in part to pay Brian Oster for his continuing work as Club’s events manager. Brian has been serving as gatekeeper at the All-Comers meets, thus forcing people who attend the meet to actually pay the price of admission.

Liz also reported that, in order to get overdraft protection for our checking account, we would need to cough up a minimum of $500 to establish a line of credit. She therefore recommended that we not exercise this option.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership Chair Dan Hayes has recently mailed out about 30 Club t-shirts to Club members who renewed their membership. In addition to being attractive, the new high-visibility shirts allow wearers to “jaywalk with impunity,” Martin Rudow observed.

Dan distributed a proposal from Club member Bill Cusworth which invites Club to be a co-sponsor of the Cascade Orienteering Club’s second annual Adventure Run, tentatively scheduled for early to mid-November in St. Edward State Park. In brief, Cusworth proposes that Club Northwest provide volunteers, finish timing, course markings, food sponsors, and publicity. In return, Club would receive 50% of all profits (if any) earned by the event.

Dan also made public his desire to stage a track 10K race as part of an All-Comers meet this summer. The Board agreed to hold a 10K at the end of the July 21st meet, meaning that it will start at around 9:15 p.m. However, it will only take place if at least six people (male and/or female) are on hand to start the race with the intention of finishing it. Anyone interested in participating in this landmark event should call Dan at 206-633-4872.

NORTHWEST RUNNER REPORT

Martin Rudow complained that many of his advertisers haven’t been paying their bills in a timely fashion. Among the offenders are former FootZone owner John Pickett, who owes Martin about $4,000, and 1972 Olympic champ Frank Shorter, whose running clothes company has yet to pay a $750 _Northwest Runner_ advertising bill dating back to the mid-1980s. Looking on the bright side, Martin noted that “last month a couple people actually paid,” allowing him to contribute a $2800 check to the Club coffers.

In response to a question about last year’s reader survey, Martin explained that he hasn’t reported the survey results yet because they’re really boring.

Saul stated that the financial health of Northwest Runner will be among the topics covered at the upcoming long-range planning meeting (see below). “You can only milk the cow so long before you have to feed it,” he explained.

LONG-RANGE PLANNING MEETING

Pending the approval of Bill Roe, a long-range planning meeting was tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 11 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Kinderis estate in Kenmore. I’ve never been to a long-range planning meeting before, so I’m not sure who is supposed to show up for it. Presumably, board members and other key personnel such as the team manager, events manager, and _Northwest Runner_ editor are expected to attend. The focus of this meeting will be the Club finances.

TEAM REPORT

Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler, Club’s permanent interim team manager, said that Scott Boothby (hammer throw) is the only Club athlete to have qualified for outdoor track nationals thus far, although Brian Montomery (steeplechase) has until July to meet the British national qualifying standard. Nicole Hunt (10K) and Ray McLanahan (5K) have come within a few seconds of the qualifying marks in their respective events.

Hatz was asked whether anyone has contacted him about taking over for him as team manager. “No,” he replied. However, he noted that he has compiled a list of resources which would be helpful to his successor, assuming that a successor does eventually turn up. Saul suggested that a website that lists which Club athletes have been entered in which events at which meets might also make the team manager’s job a little easier.

LITIGATION REPORT

Tim McGarry, Club’s bulldog lawyer, has been too busy to pursue legal action against the health club that goes by the name of “Club Northwest.”

EVENTS REPORT

Events manager Brian Oster reported on the following events:

1. The Seattle International Track Classic (June 15) will feature a pared-down schedule, with the high school mile races again being featured midway through the program. Apparently fired up by his success collecting money from All-Comers meet-goers, Brian has decided to charge admission to this meet as well.

2. The Firecracker 5000 (July 3-4) can’t finish in Memorial Stadium due to construction; instead, it will finish near the Seattle Center international fountain. The rest of the course will bear a striking resemblance to last year’s course. Saul said that he would bribe Eric Hrushka to be the volunteer coordinator for this race.

3. The Resolution Run (December 31) will be tied into the Millennium Project, a joint venture between Seattle Center, the City of Seattle, and corporations such as AT&T and US West. The Project people would like to hold the race downtown, although it may wind up at Seattle Center or Seward Park. It probably won’t be held at midnight.

After a few other odds ‘n ends were hashed out, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed.

‘Til next time….

Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

HANDOUTS

1. “Register Listing” of checking account activity (Liz Stahl)

2. Adventure Run proposal (Dan Hayes)

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for May 1999

May 10, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

ATTENDANCE

Attendance was rather modest. Attendees included Greg Crowther (secretary), Mark Davies (club member), Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Dan Hayes (membership chair), Saul Kinderis (president), Brian Oster (events manager), Bill Roe (vice president), Martin Rudow (Northwest Runner editor), and Liz Stahl (treasurer).

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING were approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Ever the consummate realist, treasurer Liz Stahl summarized Club’s financial situation as follows: “We don’t have any money.” This turned out to be a slight exaggeration; we currently have ~$570 in our checking account, ~$670 in our savings account, and ~$5250 in the form of a CD. In addition, we should be receiving a $1000 check from LifeCenter Northwest soon. Liz will look into securing overdraft protection for our checking account.

NORTHWEST RUNNER REPORT

As usual, Martin Rudow had much to say. Among the highlights:

–The June issue will represent an all-time high in terms of pages of advertising sold. Subscription numbers remain disappointingly low, but over 300 potential new subscribers have been recruited via a direct mail campaign to area Runner’s World subscribers.

–The next issue of Northwest Runner features a Club column by Dan Hayes. Thornton “T.P.” Perry has agreed to write an article for the July issue, which Brian Oster takes to mean that he (Brian) will probably wind up having to write it.

Others present at the meeting chipped in with a variety of comments relating to the magazine. In terms of increasing readership, Brian reminded Martin that “Sex sells.” Additional suggestions: the magazine should consider advertising at ontherun.com; the magazine’s subscription renewal form should make it easier for subscribers to join Club Northwest.

EVENTS REPORT

Events manager Brian Oster reported that SportHill and Super Jock ‘N Jill have donated about $4000 worth of random apparel to Club and thus should be considered Club sponsors. The items of clothing can be offered as road race prizes, sold at the All Comers track meets, given to Club members, or disposed of in any other manner we deem appropriate.

The contract between Brian and Club Northwest is nearing completion. Still to be added to the final version of the contract are Exhibit A (a list of events in which Club is involved) and Exhibit B (an inventory of Club equipment). Brian’s interim agreement with Club expires on May 31.

Several Club-sponsored events are on the horizon, including:

1. All Comers Track & Field (Wednesday nights starting May 26, Edmonds District Stadium): A shoe sponsor will be announced soon. Brian will mail an All Comers flier to western Washington high school coaches in hopes of boosting youth participation this summer.

2. Seattle International Track Classic (Tuesday, June 15, Husky Stadium): No new news.

3. Firecracker 5000 (Saturday, July 3, 11:55 p.m., Seattle Center): According to Brian, “Everything has been finalized” with the exception of the artwork and changes to last year’s course. Shoe sponsorship is currently being arranged.

TEAM REPORT

Team manager Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler updated the Board on several recent noteworthy performance by Club athletes:

–Jenn Tonkin placed 9th at the national 25K road race championships.

–Scott Boothby has thrown the hammer 219 feet and has qualified for track nationals. Lex Strom and Erik Probstfield are also near the qualifying standard in this event.

–Craig Dickson completed the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2:20, thus qualifying for next year’s Olympic Trials.

–Uli Steidl ran close to 29 minutes flat in a 10K at Stanford.

–Ray McLanahan was credited with 14:05 5K in Eugene thanks to some creative timing on the part of the local officials. (He actually ran about 14:15.)

In the “delinquent athletes” department, Chris Ledford still owes Hatz $15 for a USTAF card.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Speaking of Hatz, he has moved to 336 NE 56th St., Seattle WA 98105. His new phone number is (206) 729-7032. Also, board member Sally Bergesen can be reached via e-mail at dux5@aol.com during her period of maternity leave.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership chair Dan Hayes has generated a list of possible social activities for Club members to do as a group; he plans to assess the feasibility of these activities when the next Club newsletter comes out. Outing options include an injury prevention/yoga/stretching clinic, an orienteering clinic, a tour of the Brooks Sports plant, a trip to the Velodrome, and a screening of the Haile Gebresselasie movie Endurance (Martin’s idea).

Dan was recently contacted by the makers of GU, a gooey carbohydrate product designed to be ingested during and after workouts. The GU folks are interested in sponsoring Club and have been referred to Bill and Brian. A lively exchange regarding the spelling of the word “GU” capped the discussion of this topic.

The weekly schedule of Club Northwest group workouts now includes speedwork sessions on Saturday mornings. Interested runners are invited to meet at the Green Lake track at 9 a.m. All abilities and genders are welcome.

Dan continues to work with Howard of Messagewear on the preparation of a Club Northwest membership card.

The Club listserver subscriber list has doubled in the past two months and now includes 28 people.

OLD AND NEW BUSINESS AND GOSSIP

Bill Roe was awarded the “Spirit of Bloomsday” award at this year’s Lilac Bloomsday road race. The award was presented by Bloomsday race organizer and lifetime Club member Don Kardong.

The Club website maintained by Rob Cook, http://www.cnw.org, is rumored to have won an award of some sort or another.

NEXT MEETING

The Board will reconvene on Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at the College Club. Those who wish to eat dinner should arrive by 6:20.

HANDOUTS

1. Register Listing of checking account activity (Liz Stahl)

Irreverently submitted,
Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for April 1999

April 12, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

ATTENDANCE

Board members present at the meeting included Greg Crowther (secretary), Dan Hayes (membership chair), Saul Kinderis (president), Bill Roe (vice president), Liz Stahl (treasurer), and Clay Stenberg. Others present: Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Brian Oster (events manager), Erik Probstfield, and Martin Rudow (_Northwest Runner_ editor). Mary Cook, Rob Cook, and Brian Montgomery arrived just before the meeting ended.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes “looked flippant as usual,” Bill remarked. In any case, they were approved as submitted.

NORTHWEST RUNNER REPORT

Martin gave the Board a fairly detailed rundown of the magazine’s current financial challenges and opportunities. Among these is the fact that FootZone owes _Northwest Runner_ $5000. Tim McGarry and/or Liz can provide legal help if needed; alternatively, Martin suggested, Erik Probstfield and Aretha Hill could be dispatched to “persuade” the debtors to pay up. Meanwhile, Martin continues to work toward bolstering newsstand sales and subscriptions.

FINANCIAL REPORT

According to Treasurer Liz, we have $3197.71 in our checking account (as of April 9), $659.96 in savings (as of March 31), and $5200+ in the form of a CD. She distributed a listing of recent checking account activity.

On a more general level, Saul stated that we as a club should strive to do a better job of forecasting team- and general membership-related expenses. As he put it, “We need to know whether we’re robbing Peter to pay Paul in an advance way or in an ‘Oh, poop’ way.”

STUFF RELATING TO BRIAN OSTER

The Board voted to extend its interim oral agreement with Events Manager Brian for another month, i.e., through the end of May. This action was taken in light of the fact that a formal written contract still does not exist. Brian distributed an outline of the contract to the Board and said that he would e-mail the full contract to the Board by the end of the week.

Brian summarized the LifeCenter Northwest “Share Your Life” road race as follows: there were about 250 participants, most of whom were extremely slow and some of whom switched from the 5K to the 10K or vice versa in mid-race. The event was hurt by the fact that the LifeCenter staff didn’t consult Brian on certain key issues, such as how long the race should be and how it could be promoted. Although our contract calls for LifeCenter to pay us $1000 plus $2 per entrant, Brian speculated that LifeCenter may lose money on this year’s race and recommended that we only charge $1000. The Board approved a motion to accept $1000 from LifeCenter if it will give Club due consideration in selecting an event manager for next year’s race.

Other upcoming events:

1. All-Comers Track & Field (Wednesday nights starting May 26, Edmonds District Stadium). Food sponsors have been secured; Brian is working on getting a shoe sponsor to supply prizes. It would also be nice to get sponsors for the All-Comers high-performance (“HP”) races.

2. Seattle International Track Classic (Tuesday, June 15, Husky Stadium). The Club Northwest delegates to the Seattle International board of directors are Hatz, Bill, and Paula Montgomery. Brian is the meet director and will send out meet information regarding entry fees, event schedules, etc.

3. Firecracker 5000 (Saturday, July 3, 11:55 p.m., Seattle Center). Brian and Bill will meet to talk about the course. The appropriate permits have been filed with the exception of those concerning the actual course route. Brian is working on sponsorship. The start and finish will be the same as last year, but the treacherous “ramp of death” entrance into Memorial Stadium has been eliminated.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership chair Dan has received a copy of the member database from Martin. He will send it on to the Road Runners’ Club of America (RRCA) so that all CNW members can receive the RRCA’s quarterly newsletter, FootNotes. Dan continues to send out t-shirts to new club members as well as those who renew their membership.

Brian Montgomery suggested that Club prepare an informational “trifold” pamphlet which Super Jock ‘N Jill could display amongst its race brochures.

At this point in the meeting, Hatz told a story involving a store called Sound Sports. I was told to put the story into the minutes, but I’m not going to because I can’t remember what it was about.

NEW BUSINESS

Bill the Veep distributed a draft of a Club directory and asked people to notify him of any necessary additions or corrections.

Tim McGarry, Club’s resident lawyer, has contacted the Club Northwest health club (Seattle/Bellevue/Kirkland) regarding its use of the CNW name and logo.

Hatz told the Board that he will not have the time to be Club’s cross country team manager this fall, prompting Clay to offer the following advice: “Just do what Saul did [when he was team manager]: move from job to job. Spend an hour a day on Club business, get fired, then find another job….”) Hatz is willing to assist with the managerial duties provided that a co-manager can be found. He encourages Club athletes to accept some responsibility for getting into meets, e.g., don’t call him the day before a race expecting him to enter you.

In addition, Hatz has sent a draft of a contract to Aretha Hill’s agent. He has yet to revise the wording in the Club Handbook regarding reimbursements but will get to it soon.

Rob Cook noted that, for $70 a month, Isomedia could convert the Club website into a database that other Board members could access and update. Rob thought that $70 was too high and that $35 per month might be more reasonable. Saul said that he will remind Isomedia of all the great benefits it receives as a Club sponsor.

Patty Doyle has still not received a prize for winning the costume division of the last two Firecracker 5000s, and boy is she upset about it. Brian Oster will buy her a plaque engraved with her name.

NEXT MEETING

Come celebrate Craig Dickson’s next birthday at the College Club! Craig himself probably won’t be there, but the Board will, along with such local luminaries as Steve Hatzenbeler, Brian Oster, and Martin Rudow. Monday, May 10 — dinner at 6:15, cake at 6:50, meeting at 7. Be there.

HANDOUTS

1. Register Listing of checking account activity (Liz Stahl)

2. Outline of Personal Services Agreement (Brian Oster)

3. 1999-2000 Club Northwest Directory (Bill Roe)

Respectfully submitted,
Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for March 1999

March 8, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

Board attendance for this historic meeting, the first of the Kinderis presidency, was a strong 87.5%. New president Saul Kinderis called the meeting to order with the support of fellow Board members Sally Bergesen, Greg Crowther (secretary), Dan Hayes, Thornton T.P. Perry, Bill Roe (vice president), and Liz Stahl (treasurer). Also on hand to usher in the Kinderis era were Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler, Nicole Holleran, Brian Oster (events manager), Erik Probstfield, Martin Rudow (Northwest Runner editor), and John Sweeney.

The minutes of the February Board meeting were approved as written.

In light of last month’s elections, Secretary Greg agreed to distribute via e-mail an updated roster of Board members and their contact information.

FINANCIAL REPORT

As per usual, Treasurer Liz distributed a handout which summarized recent checking account activity. As of February 14, the balance was $5,290.99. Club’s $5252 CD matured on February 18 — oops! — and will come up for renewal again in August.

Amidst a discussion of upcoming expenses and income, Brian Oster said that Club would earn approximately $1000-2000 for its role in the LifeCenter Northwest “Share Your Life” road race on April 10, and Martin Rudow said that Northwest Runner’s next major payment to Club would probably not occur until June. This comment served as a convenient lead-in to the …

NORTHWEST RUNNER REPORT

Over the next three months, Martin will be incurring the expenses of his direct-mail campaign targeting Washington state Runner’s World subscribers who do not currently receive Northwest Runner. This is one reason why Club will not be seeing much income from Northwest Runner this spring.

In health news, Martin noted that he came down with the flu on the weekend of the national cross country meet in February and thus was unable to sell all of the meet programs as he had hoped. According to Martin, the virus was traceable to Erik Probstfield, who infected him at the February Board meeting. Erik did not dispute Martin’s account, however, and any thoughts of a tussle between the elite hammer thrower and the former elite racewalker were quickly squelched.

Finally, Martin said that he would welcome the assistance of web-savvy Club members in bolstering Northwest Runner’s web presence. Rob Cook, Club’s resident webmaster, was cited as a possible source of help.

EVENTS REPORT

0. St. Patrick’s Day Dash (Sunday, March 14): The Guinness centipede — piloted by Rob Cook, Hatz, Brian Montgomery, and “a host of other idiots” (as Brian Oster put it) — was a sight to behold. If you missed it, there’s always next year.

1. Spring Break Open Track & Field Meet (Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m., Edmonds District Stadium): Bill forced everyone in attendance to take several dozen copies apiece of a flier advertising this meet. Geoff Newing of Pacific Northwest Track & Field (PNTF) will provide a head official for each event at the meet. In order to cover the cost of paying the PNTF officials, entry fees have been raised.

2. LifeCenter Northwest “Share Your Life” 5K/10K (Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m., Seward Park): Seward Park has been reserved and the appropriate permits granted. Club will need to supply 15 to 20 volunteers, who should plan to be at Seward Park by 7 a.m. and can expect to be done by 11 a.m. Mark Davies is presumed to be the volunteer coordinator for this event. Brian distributed a draft of the contract between LifeCenter Northwest and Club Northwest. The contract guarantees $1000 of revenue to Club, plus an additional $2 per entrant for the first 750 race entrants and $1 per entrant thereafter. In its current form, the contract also states that the purpose of the race is to benefit “the community and … the Everett Rotary”; Brian assured the Board that this wording would be changed in the final contract.

3. Northwest Twilite Track & Field Meet (Friday, April 30, 4 p.m., Civic Field Stadium, Bellingham): Bill is reviving this meet in order to provide a competitive opportunity for local athletes who can’t (or don’t want to) participate in the Oregon Invitational on May 1. As always, volunteer timers and officials are welcome.

4. Road Runners’ Club of America convention (April 29 to May 2, Spokane): a chance to find out what RRCA President Don Kardong and his cronies are up to these days. The convention will take place in conjunction with the Lilac Bloomsday 12K road race, which this year will double as the Washington State road race championship, complete with residents-only prize money thanks to the sponsorship of U.S. Bank. Numerous educational and promotional events will round out the weekend’s proceedings.

5. All Comers Track Meets (Wednesday nights starting May 26, Edmonds District Stadium): Brian said that increasing participation among high school athletes will be a goal of this year’s series.

6. Seattle International Track Classic (Tuesday, June 15, Husky Stadium): Bill and Hatz are two of Club’s three representatives appointed to the board which oversees the meet. They will cajole a third person into joining them. Volunteers?

7. Firecracker 5000 (Saturday, July 3, 11:55 p.m., Seattle Center): Nothing new to report.

The Board approved a motion to extend its oral contract with events manager Brian Oster through the end of April. T.P. said that he would prepare and bring a formal contract to the April Board meeting.

TEAM REPORT

At the U.S. national indoor meet, Nicole Hunt placed 8th in the 3000-meter run with a personal best of 9:31. Hatz said Nicole sent a nice letter to him thanking the Board for their support. The Board appeared to be ignorant of this letter, so Hatz said he would forward it to them.

Aretha Hill is currently in Australia but would like to compete for Club this spring. Hatz will take the contract outline given to him by Saul, revise it, and pass it on to Aretha’s agent.

Since the Club Handbook does not spell out a clear, comprehensive reimbursement policy, Hatz said that he would work on updating the wording of the policy.

SOCIAL/MEMBERSHIP REPORT

Membership czar Dan Hayes reported that the Club listserver is now up and running but does not have many subscribers yet. The listserver offers Club members the opportunity to arrange group runs, swap results, discuss training methods, etc. Visit http://www.onelist.com for easy-to-follow instructions on how to join. Coming soon: the Club Northwest chat room! (Just kidding.)

Dan continues to pass on volunteer and membership information to Rob Cook so that Rob may post it to the Club website, http://www.cnw.com. Dan is also drawing up a membership card that Club members may present to local merchants in exchange for discounts on running shoes and apparel.

Club members will soon begin to receive _Footnotes_, the RRCA’s quarterly newsletter/magazine. Martin still has yet to send a list of Club members to the RRCA, but he’s going to do it in the near future. Really. He means it this time.

NEW BUSINESS

Bill made a pitch for putting together a bona fide Club budget in the near future. He suggested that the budget be subdivided into the categories of Northwest Runner (Martin), events (Brian), team (Hatz), and social (Dan). Liz said that she could e-mail people a rough breakdown of yearly expenses.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m., giving everyone ample time to go
home and watch _Ally McBeal_.

NEXT BOARD MEETING

The Kinderis Administration will be back in action on Monday, April 12 at the College Club. As usual, the meeting will start at 7 p.m.; those wishing to eat dinner should come very early in order to take advantage of the College Club’s slothlike service.

HANDOUTS

1. register listing of checking account activity (Liz Stahl)

2. draft of contract between LifeCenter Northwest and Club Northwest (Brian Oster)

3. numerous Spring Break Open Track & Field Meet brochures (Bill Roe)

4. Northwest Twilite Track & Field Meet brochure (Bill Roe)

Respectfully submitted,
Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for February 1999

February 8, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

ATTENDANCE

Board members in attendance included Sally Bergesen, Greg Crowther (secretary), Mark Davies, Thornton “T.P.” Perry, Bill Roe (president), Liz Stahl (treasurer), and Clay Stenberg. Also present were Tom Cotner, Bill Cusworth, Dan Franek, Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Dan Hayes (membership chair), Julie Markley, Team Mora (David, Kristen, and Aubrey), Brian Oster (events manager), Erik Probstfield, Martin Rudow (Northwest Runner editor), Eric Steiner, and John Sweeney.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Secretary Greg chastised himself for leaving Matt Messner’s 2:19:40 marathon performance out of the January meeting minutes. Also, Liz noted that the minutes had implied that Sally is still handling reimbursements for A and B team members. She isn’t. With these corrections, the minutes were approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Treasurer Liz distributed a two-part handout which summarized (a) recent checking account activity and (b) transactions relating to the 1998 All-Comers series. The former showed the current checking account balance to be $880.99 — which Liz said would increase to $5300 upon deposit of the checks she had just received — while the latter showed a net loss of $555.48. President Bill suggested that Club’s moribund budget committee should be revived and asked to come up with an All-Comers budget based on Liz’s numbers.

It was decided that Club’s $5252 CD which matures February 18 should be cashed and put into our savings account.

VOLUNTEERING

Membership chair Dan Hayes mentioned that Club’s voice-mail line (206-706-2620) could be modified to include a volunteer point hotline. He added that we should also emphasize volunteer point opportunities on our web page (www.cnw.org) and through our e-mail listserver, which he is in the process of setting up. Upcoming opportunities to volunteer include the St. Patrick’s Day Dash on March 14, the LifeCenter Northwest National Donation Decision Week 8K (I’m not sure of the official title; hopefully it’s shorter than that) on April 10, and the third Always Running Marathon (a.k.a. “Morathon III”) on April 24.

NORTHWEST RUNNER

“There’s nothing but good news,” editor Martin Rudow announced. He said that the cross country nationals programs were done and would be sold this weekend for $1 apiece. He also asked the Board for permission to do a mailing to area _Runners’ World_ subscribers who do not currently receive Northwest Runner. Martin said that the magazine would break even with a 4% return rate, which he thinks will be fairly easy to achieve barring unforeseen circumstances such as a war in the Persian Gulf, to which he attributed the failure of one of his past direct-mail initiatives. President Bill told Martin that he didn’t need the Board’s permission to do the mailing, saying, “This is what we hired you to do…. This is within your contract rights.” Hatz asked that Martin mention Club Northwest in the mailing, and Martin said that he would do so in the follow-up billing statement to be issued to new subscribers.

EVENTS

Resolution Run: Events manager Brian Oster owes Liz a check.

LifeCenter Northwest National blah blah blah: Brian has talked to Jill of LifeCenter Northwest and will work out a contract with her.

All-Comers summer track meets: Thus far, Brian has secured the sponsorship of at least four companies who will provide product free of charge on a weekly basis: Great Harvest (bread), Noah’s (bagels), Odwalla (juice), and Talking Rain (bottled water).

Spring Break Open Meet: Scheduled for March 27 at Edmonds District Stadium.

Seattle Sports and Events Council (SSEC): This is not actually an event but rather an arm of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce which supports local sports events. Someone made a motion for Club to join the Council as an “asset member,” which costs $100 per year. The motion passed. Furthermore, it was suggested that we send a representative to the Council’s monthly meetings. (Brian already goes, but someone else could, too.)

Also on the subject of local sports councils, the Seattle Sports Advisory council (SSAC) has sent a proposal to Mayor Schell advocating that Magnuson Park be renovated to include a 400-meter outdoor track and cross country terrain as well as other sports facilities. The current renovation plan does not include an indoor track because it would be impossible to fit one into any of the existing buildings in Magnuson Park. Since the U.W.’s Hec Ed Pavilion track is on death row, Seattle will soon be without an indoor track facility. 😦

TEAM

Hatz mentioned that Nicole Hunt has qualified for indoor nationals in the 3000-meter run and has met the indoor 3K standard twice this winter and thus will be promoted to the national development level of funding.

The mention of funding fueled a long, rambling discussion about who should have to meet which standards how many times while wearing what uniform in order to be eligible for how much money. The following motions were ultimately approved:

1. Finishing in the top 25 at the fall national cross country meet entitles an athlete to A-level funding.
2. In order to be eligible for national development or international development funding, an athlete only has to meet the appropriate standard once per year rather than twice, as is currently the case for A- and B-team funding.
3. All athletes who join Club are immediately eligible for funding one level below what their recent marks would otherwise entitle them to. When they match or exceed these marks while competing in a Club uniform, their funding will be adjusted accordingly. This funding restriction will not apply to athletes who join Club upon graduation from college.

Mark Davies reported that he is about to sign contracts with both Seattle Sports Medicine (SSM) and Seattle Sports Physical Therapy (SSPT) providing for the treatment of Club athletes during the 1999 calendar year.

BOARD ELECTIONS AND RESIGNATIONS

Mark Williams is vacating his position on the Board. T.P. said that Mark wrote a letter of resignation on a napkin from the Blue Star pub, but this could not be confirmed at the time of the meeting, as T.P. had left the letter in his car.

In other election-night action, Mark Davies declined to run for reelection. After a bit of prompting, Dan Hayes accepted a nomination to succeed Mark on the Board and was elected to a three-year term, as were Saul Kinderis and Bill Roe. A replacement could not be found for the irreplaceable Mark Williams, so his seat will left open for the time being. Anyone wishing to nominate someone for this position should feel free to do so.

BOARD OFFICERS

Noting the superb job Liz has done with Club’s finances, Bill nominated her to continue serving as Treasurer, adding, “If anyone objects, I’ll shoot them.” With any potential opposition thus quelled, Liz was unanimously reelected. Also voted into office were: Saul Kinderis (in absentia), President; Bill Roe, Vice President; and Greg Crowther, Secretary. Barring resignation or impeachment, this slate of officers will serve until Club’s next Annual Meeting, tentatively scheduled for the next millennium.

HANDOUTS

1. A register listing of checking account activity and All-Comers “QuickReport” (Liz Stahl)

Respectfully submitted,
Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for January 1999

January 11, 1999

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

President Bill Roe was busy recruiting members for Club Northwest’s New Zealand chapter, Club Northwest Southeast, so Vice President Saul Kinderis rose to the occasion and called the meeting to order. Board members Sally Bergesen, Greg Crowther (secretary), Mark Davies, Thornton “T.P.” Perry, Liz Stahl (treasurer), and Clay Stenberg were in attendance. Others present were Tom Cotner (masters liaison), Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Dan Hayes (membership committee), Brian Oster (events manager), Erik Probstfield (hammer thrower), and Martin Rudow (Northwest Runner editor).

To open the meeting, Clay boldly made a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. The motion was approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT

As per Liz’s handout, our checking account balance has dwindled to $1787,88 as of December 29. We also have a $5252 CD which matures February 18.

At Brian Oster’s suggestion, a motion was made to deduct his monthly events manager stipend of $1250 from the income he owes us (~$1900) for the 1998 Resolution Run. The motion was approved, as was Liz’s financial report as a whole. A lengthy discussion then ensued concerning Club’s expected expenditures over the next couple months. It was informally agreed that Club should delay paying members entry fees for the winter national cross country meet to Pacific Northwest Track & Field (PNTF) until our CD has matured. In addition, Brian Oster noted that Club could earn money by volunteering at the St. Patrick’s Day Dash.

TEAM

Tom Cotner read a draft of his letter to USA Track & Field (USATF) concerning Disney’s sub-par staging of the fall national cross country meet. He received comments and suggestions on the letter and will presumably incorporate some of them into the final draft.

Mark Davies presented the Board with Seattle Sports Physical Therapy’s proposal for sponsorship in 1999. The current proposal represents something of a reduction in the services SSPT has offered to Club in the past. The Board decided to table the proposal until next month while Mark looks into alternative sponsorships.

NORTHWEST RUNNER

Martin, back from The Running Network’s annual meeting in Orlando, said that he could wait until March to collect the $1000 Club has guaranteed toward the cost of producing a meet program for the winter cross country nationals.

Martin said that he would like the track and cross country preview issues of _Northwest Runner_ (April and September, respectively) to contain thumbnail sketches of Club athletes. He envisions a two-page spread featuring photos and mini-biographies of A- and B-team athletes, with some additional space devoted to C-team people. Martin will send out bio forms for athletes to fill out and return. Erik Probstfield volunteered to help Martin with this project, and Tom, Hatz, and Sally promised to help determine who is an A- or B-team member.

Additionally, Martin reported that he could use some help with Northwest Runner -related clerical tasks, explaining that he would like to free himself up to do more revenue-generating work for the magazine. The Board agreed that Club members could assist Martin in exchange for volunteer points, and Martin agreed to send the Board a list of volunteer opportunities and the approximate time commitment each would entail.

MEMBERSHIP

Dan Hayes reported that FootZone will now offer a 15% discount on all of its products to Club Northwest members. He also has given a list of membership benefits to Rob Cook for inclusion on our web page, http://www.cnw.org.

Apropos of nothing in particular, somebody pointed out that Northwest Cascade, a local distributor of port-a-potties, has a logo very similar to that of Club and raised the question of whether we should sue. No formal action was taken on this issue.

EVENTS

Resolution Run: Brian’s quick stats on the race: 473 entries, 440+ finishers, and a profit of roughly $1900 to Club. He also distributed a sampling of complimentary feedback on the race posted to ontherun.com and praised Club’s volunteer turnout at the race. And, speaking of Brian, an eleventh-hour motion was passed to keep him on as Club’s events manager through the end of March.

LifeCenter Northwest: we will be helping them with their race on April 10.

Seattle International Track Classic: Club needs to elect three representatives to the board governing this meet. Discussion of this topic consisted of the following:
Hatz: “Why does Bill want to [be involved in this event]?”
Clay: “Because it relates to running.”

NEXT MEETING — BOARD ELECTIONS!

Clubs Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at the College Club in downtown Seattle. The Club membership will elect three people to fill the board positions currently held by Mark Davies, Saul, and Bill, respectively. Saul has already tossed his hat into the proverbial ring once again, while Mark is leaning _against_ running for reelection. Bill is presumed to want to hold onto his seat. The elections will be overseen by the nominating committee of Sally, T.P., and Erik. Please consider attending this meeting whether or not you wish to run for a Board position; the odds that you will be drafted onto the Board against your will are relatively low.

HANDOUTS

1. summary of Club checking account activity (Liz Stahl)

2. 1999 sponsorship proposal from Seattle Sports Physical Therapy (Mark Davies)

3. Resolution Run feedback from ontherun.com (Brian Oster)

Respectfully submitted,
Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for December 1998

December 7, 1998

The College Club
Downtown Seattle

President Bill Roe was unable to attend, so Vice President Saul Kinderis called the meeting to order. Board members Sally Bergesen, Greg Crowther (secretary), Mark Davies, Thornton “T.P.” Perry, Liz Stahl (treasurer),Clay Stenberg, and Mark Williams were there; so were Tom Cotner, Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Dan Hayes (membership committee), Kathy Kanes, Dave Mora, and Martin Rudow (_Northwest Runner_ editor).

The minutes of the November meeting were approved.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“Franek looked like he had just popped out of some toaster.” –Tom Cotner, on Dan Franek’s flushed appearance after the senior men’s race at the USATF cross country meet in Orlando, Florida

FINANCIAL REPORT

Liz’s “Register Listing” printout of recent checking account activity showed Club’s current balance to be about $7,000. Our savings account balance is holding steady in the ~$650 range.

Of the three CDs owned by Club as of the November Board meeting, one has since been cashed as per a Board motion at that meeting. T.P. made a motion to cash the second CD, which matures December 18, to cover expenses related to Club’s participation in the national cross country meet in Orlando. The motion was approved. Club’s remaining CD (currently worth about $5200) matures in February.

TEAM

Tom and Hatz summarized the Orlando cross country meet for the benefit of the Board. The women placed 6th as a team and were led by Karen Steen (32nd place individually) and Mindy Leffler (33rd). The men’s masters team, led by Rockwell Moulton (8th place), finished 4th. The senior men, led by Craig Dickson (23rd), were 14th.

Race-day weather was extremely hot and humid to the point of being potentially dangerous to some athletes. Both Tom and Hatz expressed dismay at the lack of water and medical assistance available at the course. (In the case of one stricken athlete, according to Hatz, “The paramedics gave her a bagel and some PowerAde and said, ‘See ya later.'”) Tom agreed to draft a letter of complaint from Club to USATF regarding Disney’s handling of the meet.

On a more positive note, Tom, Hatz, and Liz were commended for their respective roles in orchestrating Club’s participation in the meet. Hatz also reported that a pair of Club athletes triumphed at the Seattle Marathon in late November. Sean Nesbitt won the full marathon in 2:27, while Miguel Galeana’s 1:09 was tops in the half marathon.

EVENTS

T.P. spoke in place of events manager Brian Oster, who was out of town. He distributed a memo from Brian on the current status of the ’98 Reso Run and ’99 Firecracker 5000. T.P. also offered us a sneak preview of the Reso Run race T-shirt. The Board proposed a couple of modifications to the shirt which Saul said he would call in.

It was noted that Club’s interim contract with Brian’s company, Pro-Motion Events, would expire at the end of the month. The board approved a motion to extend Club’s current arrangement with Pro-Motion through March 31 pending a review of the Resolution Run at the January Board meeting.

Hatz and Kathy agreed to be Club’s volunteer coordinators for the Resolution Run.

NORTHWEST RUNNER

Martin said that Club could expect to receive a revenue check from the magazine in January. He also encouraged Club members to be play up the positive aspects of being in Club when recruiting new members, noting that we sometimes come across as stressed out and desperate for help.

BOARD ELECTIONS

Three seats on the Club Board of Directors — the positions currently held by Mark D., Saul, and Bill — will be up for grabs at the February Board meeting. All Club members are welcome to run for a spot on the Board and/or vote in the elections. Come and watch the fur fly!

“MORATHON”

Dave Mora advised the board that he was in the process of setting up a fast, flat point-to-point marathon course over which local harriers could qualify for the 2000 U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Check his website (www.sitepalace.com/mora) for further information.

NEXT MEETING

The next Board meeting will take place on Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m. at the College Club in downtown Seattle.

HANDOUTS

1. summary of Club checking account activity (Liz Stahl)
2. memo re 1998 Resolution Run and 1999 Firecracker 5000 (Brian Oster)

Respectively submitted,

Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for November 1998

November 8, 1998

The College Club, Downtown Seattle

President Bill Roe called the unruly mob to order at 7:08 p.m. Board members Greg Crowther (secretary), Mark Davies, Thornton “T.P.” Perry, Liz Stahl (treasurer), and Clay Stenberg were on hand to witness the spectacle, as were Tom Cotner, Steve “Hatz” Hatzenbeler (team manager), Dan Hayes (membership committee), Kathy Kanes, Chris Ledford, Brian Oster, and Martin Rudow (_Northwest Runner_ editor).

The minutes of the previous meeting were deemed acceptable and were approved as written.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Current assets according to Treasurer Liz: $5,948.80 in our checking account, $652.66 in our savings account, and three CDs which will collectively be worth $15,805.45 by the time they mature in November, December, and February, respectively. Bill suggested that we roll over the CD maturing this month, to which Liz responded, “We can’t, because there’s like $7,000 on my credit card.” The Board voted to cash this CD so that Liz could start reimbursing herself for expenses incurred on behalf of the Club.

A seat-of-the-pants calculation performed by Bill revealed that the Club will spend approximately $8,900 on its December trip to Disney World (i.e., cross country nationals in Orlando).

NORTHWEST RUNNER

Former _NWR_ editor Jim Whiting and the Club have now finished paying off their respective debts to each other.

Current editor Martin Rudow summarized the projected financial status of the magazine as detailed in a spreadsheet e-mailed to board members earlier in the month. He expects that the magazine will be “in the black” for November and expects _NWR_ to contribute substantially to the Club coffers starting in January of 1999.

Martin has re-established the Club’s non-profit status with the U.S. Postal Service so that the Club will be charged the special non-profit rate for its bulk mailings. He mentioned that, for us to receive the non-profit discount, our mailings must be labeled “RRCA: Club Northwest,” since the Club’s non-profit status is maintained through its association with the Road Runners Club of America.

Martin passed out a proposal requesting that the Club guarantee $1,000 towards the cost of producing and distributing a program for the USATF winter national cross country meet, which will be held in Spanaway, Washington on February 13 and 14. The proposal states that revenue from program sales and advertising will be used in part to reimburse the Club. Saul’s motion to accept the proposal was approved by the Board.

TEAM

Hatz has been impressed with the Club cross country performances thus far. The men won the Western Washington Invitational with a perfect score of 15 points, while the women tied for first. The Portland-based Team Red Lizards narrowly defeated the Club men at the PNTF meet, and Hatz expects this rivalry to be renewed at the northwest regional and national meets.

Hatz announced that the team managers’ salary has been set at $800 per month, to be split among the three team managers (himself, Emily Andersen, and Sally Bergesen).

Tom Cotner said that he would cajole, beg, and negotiate with the Club’s over-40 athletes in order to assemble a strong masters cross country team for the December trip to Disney World.

Bill reported that JogMate, a manufacturer of dietary supplements, would like to be a sponsor of the Club teams but has yet to comply with the Club’s requests for information. For example, JogMate has not yet disclosed the ingredients of its food-like products.

In the “team gossip” department, Buck Jones is rumored to be living in Columbus, Ohio for undisclosed reasons. More next month.

EVENTS

PNTF Championships: The meet will break even. It was suggested that with better advertising and increased corporate participation, the meet could actually turn a profit next year. The course was set up, revised, and measured (9.78K for men, 5.89K for women) rather hurriedly, but there was a surplus of volunteers this year, probably because Club athletes were able to earn volunteer points by bringing extra volunteers to the race.

Winter Two-Mile Series: The 1998-99 series will consist of a cross country race at Lower Woodland Park on December 12, a road race at Magnuson Park on December 19, a cross country race at Lower Woodland Park on January 9, a road race in Celebration Park (Federal Way) on January 23, a track race at the Frostbite meet in Edmonds District Stadium on February 6, and a handicap road race at Magnuson Park on February 20. All races will begin at 9:30 a.m. (with the possible exception of the track race) and, as the series name suggests, will be two miles in length.

Resolution Run: Brian Oster distributed a draft of a budget for the event. Sponsors include NexTel, Great Harvest, QFC, Millstone, and Talking Rain. An energy bar and a shoe company may join the party as well. Tom Cotner will certify the course to be exactly 5.00 miles in length. The race will be contested Thursday, December 31 at 3 p.m. in Seward Park in Seattle.

Spring Break Open and All-Comers track meets: Bill will check on the availability of Edmonds District Stadium.

Emerald Relays: Bill will talk to Dave Shogren about the possibility of setting up a corporate relay event for June.

MEMBERSHIP

Dan Hayes has sent a how-to-join membership form to Rob Cook, who has put it on the Club website (www.cnw.org) so that prospective members can print it out and mail it to Martin. It was decided that the current form should be amended to include a line for donations beyond the cost of membership, as well as a line allowing people to become lifetime members. The cost of a lifetime membership is now $750, of which the Northwest Runner editor gets $300.

Dan has also written a letter to current members which Hatz will include in his next newsletter. The JFK-esque letter asks members what their club can do for them and what they can do for their club.

Dan added that the Club group runs organized by himself and Hatz were not particularly well-attended but that they would try advertising them more extensively in the spring.

Next on Dan’s to-do list is the composition of a welcome letter to be sent to all new members.

Finally, Bill announced that Howard from Messagewear will print up Club t-shirts for $4.97 apiece including tax.

NEXT MEETING

The next Board meeting will be Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the College Club in downtown Seattle.

HANDOUTS

1. summary of Club checking account activity (Liz Stahl)
2. request for support for USATF Winter National Cross-Country Championship program (Martin Rudow)
3. draft of 1998 Resolution Run budget (Brian Oster)

Retrospectively submitted,

Greg Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

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Minutes of Club Northwest’s board meeting for October 1998

October 12, 1998

The College Club, Downtown Seattle

The meeting commenced at 7:10 p.m. All nine Board members — Bill Roe (president), Saul Kinderis (vice president), Greg Crowther (secretary), Liz Stahl (treasurer), Sally Bergesen (team co-manager), Mark Davies, Thornton Perry (hereinafter “T.P.”), Clay Stenberg, and Mark Williams (!) — were present. Also in attendance were Tom Cotner, Steve Hatzenbeler (team co-manager), Dan Hayes, Brian Oster, and Martin Rudow (editor of Northest Runner).

The minutes of the previous meeting — Sally’s secretarial swan song — were approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT

Current assets according to treasurer Liz: $4,000 in checking, $650 in savings, and $15,750 distributed between three CDs. The CDs mature on November 19, December 18, and Februrary of ’99, respectively.

Liz distributed a summary of the Club’s checking account activity since March 1 to members of the Board.

NORTHWEST RUNNER

Regarding the financial status of the magazine, Martin Rudow reported a negative cash flow during his first 45 days as editor. He explained that most of the monies collected during that time were ad revenues owed to erstwhile editor Jim Whiting, and he added that income is now exceeding expenses as per usual. President Bill asked Martin to bring a summary of projected income and expenses through March ’99 to the next Board meeting, and Martin indicated that he would comply with this request.

Steve Hatzenbeler volunteered to write the Club column for the December issue of _Northwest Runner_. Mark Williams and T.P. will collaborate on a column for the January ’99 issue. Club columns are due by the 7th day of the preceding month.

EVENTS

PNAC/PNWTF cross country meet: Sunday, November 8 at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. The first race is a masters/ corporate cup event, followed by the women’s 6K at 10:30 and the men’s 10K at 11:15.

Terry Fox post-mortem: Bill reported that the course route was once again heartily endorsed by the Seattle Police Department and that Greg Crowther did a wonderful job compiling the race results. Less wonderful aspects of the race were:

1. The West Seattle viaduct closed unexpectedly on race day, causing some potential participants and volunteers to miss the race.
2. The walkers turned around at the runners’ turn-around point and finished the race with suspiciously fast times.
3. Because of the course layout and race schedule, the slower runners continue to be in danger of getting mowed down by the faster wheelchair athletes.

Resolution Run: Thursday, December 31 at 3 p.m. in Seward Park in Seattle. Brian Oster said that he has several sponsors interested in the event.

TEAM

The fall national cross country meet will be held Sunday, December 6 in Orlando, Florida. Tom Cotner indicated that many local masters runners, including some “terrific” ones, would like to attend this meet. Steve said that there is considerable interest among the open men as well. He will send out a mailing to men’s and women’s team members explaining Club|s policies with respect to funding for nationals, volunteer point requirements, etc.

The Board passed a motion in which it committed to pay open team nationals-related expenses (airfare, hotel, and entry fees) for seven men, seven women, and one managerial/support person. In addition, the board will pay half the expenses of its male masters team (six members).

The first Club team selection race (i.e., race to determine who receives funding for cross country nationals) was to be the British Columbia Championships on October 24 in Victoria. However, it was noted that the Club and/or its athletes would incur considerable travel costs in attending this meet. Clay made a motion to send Club athletes to the Western Washington University Invitational, also scheduled for October 24, rather than to the B.C. Championships. The motion passed unanimously.

Steve wondered aloud whether the Club would be paying him, Emily Andersen, and Sally Bergesen for their work as team managers, seeing as how money had been “dangled in front of them” before they had been pressed into service. A motion was passed to have Bill, Liz, and the three team managers meet to discuss compensation; the Board will approve the agreed-upon salaries or stipends at next month’s meeting.

MEMBERSHIP

Dan Hayes offered to work on a newsletter to be distributed to the general membership of the Club. He will also ask Rob Cook about the possibility of compiling a list of members’ e-mail addresses. According to Bill, Rob continues to update and improve the Club website, http://www.cnw.org, which continues to be accessed on a regular basis.

EVENT MANAGER

Bill updated the Board on progress made toward hiring Brian Oster’s company, Pro-Motion Events, to become the Club’s event manager. Bill said that the language of the prospective contract between Club and Pro-Motion has yet to be finalized; however, he described the general format of the contract as he envisioned it. This format would include an event-by-event listing of goals for sponsorship and race entries, as well as a section describing how to compute the value of sponsorships to Club. He suggests that Pro-Motion be paid a monthly base salary plus a percentage of the sponsorship revenues it secures.

Time constraints precluded a lengthy discussion of the Pro-Motion proposal. As the clock struck nine, Bill made a motion to approve an interim contract with Pro-Motion for the months of October, November, and December in which the Club agrees to pay Pro-Motion $1250 per month. This contract will be superseded by any subsequent contract between the Club and Pro-Motion. The motion was approved.

NEXT MEETING

The next Board meeting will take place on Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at the College Club in downtown Seattle.

Respectfully submitted,

Greg “51 T-shirts” Crowther
Secretary
Club Northwest

HANDOUTS

1. “Category Summary Report” of checking account activity (Liz Stahl)