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January 5, 2008
(at Central Park Condominiums Party Room)

Members Present: Tom Glasscock, Todd Hofacre, Jeff Hummel, Ed Hunter, Rob Moyer, Seth Warncke

Membership: Todd has transferred our membership records to Rob Moyer. Membership dues will be due March 1, 2008. Rob will send notices to members not paying by April 1 and postcards to those not responding by May 1.

Newsletter: Articles for the next issue are due by January 15. This issue will cover the Holiday-in-Lights Run, the Christmas party, Valentines Race, and Runner of the Month: Laura Booke, who at age 70 qualified for Boston. We also will include a press release from RRCA about their 2008 convention being in Cincinnati and a report on their Board of Directors meeting to be held in Cincinnati January 18-19. (Lonnie Smith probably will attend the RRCA Board meeting on behalf of the Club.) A mail-in volunteer form will be included for upcoming events.

Website: Todd will ask Marty to add an on-line volunteer form to the website for upcoming events, e.g., to help at the upcoming RRCA convention and/or at the Flying Pig water stop.

2008 Flying Pig Marathon Waterstop: Peter is not able to be the Club's contact person with the Marathon Committee this year. Todd will be the contact person instead.

RRCA Convention Update: Five Club volunteers will be needed each day of the Convention (from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 30 - May 3). Volunteers will help with registration and greeting. The RRCA Convention will be at the Millennium Hotel (141 W 6th Street, downtown).

Scholarships: Ted Kluemper (Kicks-for-Kids Foundation) recently told Todd that K4K simply wants input on criteria for selecting scholarship candidates and wants financial need to be one criterion. K4K does NOT want to be involved in the final selection of candidates. RCGC previously had provided criteria it had established, including, financial need, to K4K. Ed will call Ned Hertzenberg (Director of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation) next week, on behalf of K4K, to request that CSF begin notifying local high schools about the scholarships. K4K would like to present two scholarships of $500 each, one to a deserving male and one to a deserving female graduating high school cross country runner at the River Run 5K, May 24, 2008. Mike Smith or Ted will do the presentations. K4K will pay for the scholarships ($1000) and RCGC will pay the processing fee (expected to be ~$100).

Heart Mini-marathon (Sunday, March 30, 2008): Julia Glasscock has arranged with AHA for RCGC to do bag stuffing on Saturday, February 16, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Jeff will try to reserve two hospitality rooms (not a suite) at the Westin for before and after the race on March 30.

Upcoming Races:
(1) Valentines Day Race, 2 miles, NKU, February 10, 2008, 12 noon, update: Everything has been finalized except for the awards. The previously considered hats are expensive ($5.50 each). Some other award, possibly candy, will be considered. Steve Kruse's team members will prepare goodie bags for the runners.
(2) Leap Day Race, 4K (~2.5 miles), proposed for Friday night, February 29, 2008, update: A request for a parade permit (to hold the race in Cincinnati) has been submitted to the City, but we have not yet heard from them. A course in Over-the-Rhine is being considered. We will try to find a recently opened or recently closed night club to host runners for food and beverages after the race.
(3) Memorial Day Race 5K, possibly Monday, May 26, 2008: The Board agreed that we should hold a race on actual Memorial Day because it has become traditional. Armleder Park (near Lunken Airport) is a possible location.

Next Board Meeting: Friday, February 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m., (to be confirmed) at Bob Roncker's Running Spot after bag stuffing for the Valentines Day Race.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Hunter, Secretary