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January 3, 2009
Swaim Park Lodge, Montgomery, OH

Members Present: Todd Hofacre, Ed Hunter, Ryan Woolley

Meeting Minutes: Minutes from the December 2 Board Meeting were approved with minor revisions.

Membership: Currently 138, including three new members joining in December. Dues are due March 1.

Newsletter: The deadline for articles for the next issue is January 12. The featured runner will be Laura Wagner.

Website: Todd has paid the bill for our internet hosting service. Marty will make updates when he returns from his vacation.

Holiday-in-Lights Run (recap): Heavy afternoon rains abated somewhat by the 6:30 p.m. start time and stopped completely at around 7:30 p.m., when many runners were returning to the Williams YMCA. One complaint we received via Bob Roncker: some runners were “too loud” while running through the Nativity scene at Krohn Conservatory. (Some runners were wearing Running Spot jackets, and complaints initially went to Roncker’s store.) The post-run party at O’Bryons went well.

Annual Meeting: Will be Monday, April 13, possibly at Swaim Park Lodge (time to be determined). We need to hold such a meeting to remain in good standing with RRCA.

Reindeer Romp (recap): 5K and 10K races were held at Crosby Township (by Miami Whitewater Park) Saturday, December 13, 2008. The courses were good, but results took a long time to complete.

Valentine’s Day Race (2 miles, Sunday, February 15, 2009, 12 noon, Northern KY University, Highland Heights, KY) We need to add the race to our website and promote it well. Two specialty divisions will include: “Ball and Chain” (couple must run race attached to each other) and “Blind Date” (don’t have partner, let Cupid find you one). Fliers will be out next week. T-shirts and awards still need to be determined.

Heart Mini-marathon (5K and 15K, Sunday, March 29, 2009, downtown Cincinnati): It has not yet been determined whether Club members will be needed for bag stuffing. We need to reserve a suite at the Westin.

Flying Pig Marathon (Sunday, May 3, 2009): A kick-off volunteer meeting was held December 3. Groups managing water stops this year may receive $700, instead of $600 (in 2008). The deadlines for reduced entry fees may be extended for this year’s race (details to be determined).

Memorial Day Race (5K, Monday, May 25, 2009, Armleder Park) We need to pay $150.00 to reserve the shelter.

Miscellaneous: Ed has confirmed with Ned Hertzenberg, President of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation, that the CSF will select by early May 2009 two high school seniors to whom we will award $500.00 scholarships in 2009.

Group Runs: The Hyde Park run will be Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A new group run starting from the Park Station Coffee House will begin Sunday, January 11, at 9:00 a.m.

Next Board Meeting: Thursday, February 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m., at the Clifton Recreation Center.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Hunter (substituting for Monica)