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June 4, 2012 6:30 PM

Present: President Gina Meyers; Todd Hofacre; Jascia Redwine; Ryan Smith; and Ryan Woolley.

Guest: Kay Keiper Hester

Absent: Tom Glasscock

Meeting came to order at 6:35 PM.

Meeting Minutes:  The board moved, seconded and approved the minutes from May 1, 2012.

Financial Report: Ryan Woolley reported that we have $18,125.28 in the bank with three outstanding checks.  

Membership: Todd reported that there were 133 members. Discussed again the need to import our membership database to Mail-Chimp. Jascia needs to get the database from Todd.

Newsletter: The next deadline for content is July 10. It was suggested that each board member submit one article. Jascia agreed to take over as Newsletter Editor. Todd will follow-up with any materials that she might need, such as the list of questions we present to the Featured Runner.

Website:  Ryan Smith will be setting up a link on our website to our online store.

Social:    Family Walk/Hike –Next Meetup July 15 at Sharon Woods.

National Running Day/1 Mile Family Fun Run – June 6th at 6:30PM – @ Tower Park, Ft. Thomas, KY. Meet along the track at the park – we will be running 4 laps around the track.

Singles Fun Run & Social – Ryan S. and Kay will work on developing this idea. It might be a special event and/or it might be incorporated into some of our existing runs and races (such as a picnic at A Midsummer Night’s Trail Run).

Races:    Memorial Day Race 36 – Todd prepared a race recap. Had around 196 pre-registered and day of registration participants. Suggestions for improvements will be saved and considered at next year’s event.

Summer Cross-County Series- Runs June 14-July 26. Mike and Dave will handle this event for the most part. Todd is working timing on June 14 and Jascia will work on June 21.

A Midsummer Night’s Trail Run – Event is August 9. Gina is the race director for this event. She reviewed the status and needs to date. Meeting attendees took race flyers to distribute at running stores, health clubs, etc. Jascia volunteered to be the Volunteer Coordinator. Gina also needs someone to pick up bagels on race day from Bruegger’s Bagels in Clifton.

Race Committees:   There was no discussion on this topic.

Group Runs:  Two Sunday runs still in progress, one in Florence and the other one at Miami Whitewater Park. Florence Group run – time change to 7am for the summer.

Training Program: Laura Wagner’s Hyde Park Blast program continues. There was some discussion about starting a Fall Half Marathon program. Since there are already programs offered by running stores in the area, it was thought that we could promote those programs rather than starting another one.

Merchandising: Ryan S. had the merchandise available at the Memorial Day race, and will have it available at the National Running Day/1 Mile Family Fun Run

Miscellaneous:  Sponsorship – Gina handed out and reviewed the new sponsorship information and benefits page. A couple of changes will be made/updated and will go into effect immediately ( per event). was discussed and will be set up soon for posting group runs, races/events, family hikes, etc.

Next Board Meeting: Next board meeting will be held Tuesday July 10 at 7:00PM – location TBD.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Jascia Redwine, Secretary
Runners’ Club of Greater Cincinnati