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July 26, 2007
(at Princeton Community Middle School, after the cross country series run)

Present: Tom Glasscock, Julia Glasscock, Todd Hofacre, Ed Hunter, Mike Smith. Treasurer Jeff Hummel absent due to job obligations.

Membership: Todd sent renewal postcards last week. He would like to have a Club member take over membership.

Newsletter: Todd hopes to have next issue out by August 15, 2007. Articles for the newsletter are due August 1. Articles to be included in the next issue include: Runner of the Month (will be Kim Noble, who won the women's category of the Lucky 7 Race and other local races), Board members wanted, Lucky 7 Race recap and photos, and information about the summer picnic August 26.

Social Events: The "Meet the New Members" Happy Hour will be Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 6:15 p.m. at McFaddens (7th and Vine), downtown Cincinnati. The Happy Hour will follow the run. The "Run at Work" Happy Hour will be Thursday, September 20, to tie in with the RRCA "Run at Work Day." Board members suggested as a location for the latter run the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky riverfront areas between the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge and the Purple People Bridge, a distance of around 3 to 4 miles. Tentatively, the run would start at around 6 p.m. (start and finish locations to be determined).

Summer Race and Picnic (Sunday, August 26, 2007, 3:00 p.m., Swaim Park, Montgomery): The Club will provide beer and drinks. Todd will check with Carl and Kate Rich regarding how much food and beer they purchased for last year's picnic. We have some Gatorade left over from the Flying Pig Marathon that could be used. Jeff proposed that the prediction run be like an actual race. We would advertise it, and the cost would be free to members and $5 for non-members. For $10 more, a non-member could then get a single membership. This might be a way to increase membership and numbers at the picnic. The run would be held around 3:30 p.m. Afterwards, people could stay for the picnic. Jeff will provide release forms for the prediction run.
Members whose last names begin with A-K will be asked to bring desserts; those whose last names begin with L-Z will bring sides or salads.

2008 Flying Pig Marathon and RRCA Convention: Mary Enzweiler needs one dedicated person willing to work with the Flying Pig Marathon organization. We are not certain at this time what the Club will be expected to do in assisting with the Marathon and with the RRCA Convention. The dates of the Convention are April 30 through May 4. Todd distributed copies of a draft spread sheet outlining responsibilities for initial Convention planning. It is possible that the Club might be asked to provide volunteers for the Convention itself or for group runs the Convention holds.

Brian Rohne Race (Friday, August 10, 2007, 7:00 p.m., NKU): Our help (about 5 people) will be needed with the finish line.

Loveland Race Status (September 23, 2007): Due to a variety of conflicting activities, the Club has decided not to do a race in Loveland this year. Todd noted that there are many other races scheduled that weekend.

Thanksgiving Day Race (Thursday, November 22, 2007): Todd received an email recently from Race Director Julie Isphording asking him to contact her about the Club's possibly helping at the race. In previous years, the Club has done post-race clean-up on Second Street and at Paul Brown Stadium, for which we were paid around $400 to $500.

Scholarships: Mike agreed to contact Ted Kluemper of the Kicks-for-Kids Foundation to explore with him how the Foundation would like to work with the Club in identifying candidates for future scholarships. In 2007, KFK wanted to give away two $500 scholarships using proceeds from the River Run on May 26. Mike will share with

Ted the criteria that RCGC established several years ago (I believe in 1998) for identifying scholarship candidates with the assistance of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation. Considering that it is probably too late to expect the KFK Foundation to identify and award any scholarships in 2007, Board members felt that we should award our own scholarship in 2007. In view of previous discussions on this matter, the Board agreed that we should award a $500 scholarship to Greg Weimer, a 2007 graduate of Loveland High School who overcame significant physical challenges to be able to participate on his cross country team. The Club could present the scholarship to Greg (and his family) at the Club picnic August 26. Mike will determine how Greg can be contacted. Greg plans to attend the University of Cincinnati beginning in September.

The Club is considering to provide an annual scholarship award (possibly to be known as the "Bill Workman Memorial Scholarship") to a male and female student athlete who participated in cross country and several other factors to be considered. One way to fund the scholarship would be to create a race.

Next Board Meeting: Sunday, August 26, 2007, 1:30 p.m. at Swaim Park prior to the summer picnic.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Hunter, Secretary