Minutes of the October 3rd 2017 Meeting of the NVRC

Board Meeting:

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director), Erika Christiansen (secretary/archivist). Others present: Cheryl Keller Capone and family, Jake Clements and family.

The officers continued to discuss the NVRC outdoor track, Multi-sport facility and Rec Hall Policies. Marty Klanchar brought paper work that needed to be signed by the president, Bob Shafer. The Athletics department will respond once they have looked over our application and paper work.

Read more: Minutes of the October 3rd 2017 Meeting of the NVRC

Minutes of the April 4th 2017 Meeting of the NVRC

Board Meeting

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dae Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director), Erika Christiansen (secretary / archivist). Others present: Amy Blake, Tara Murray, Jake and Sarah Clements.

The officers discussed the construction on Pollock and Hastings roads and how to redirect the Arts Festival Race Course. They are waiting on approval of the new routes from the Univeristy Police. Once the approval is confirmed, the 10K and 10 mile course will be sent out.

Membership Meeting

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dae Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director), Erika Christiansen (secretary / archivist). Others present: Amy Blake, Tara Murray, Dave Degroote, Jim and Liz Kisenwether, Monica and Bill Mahoney, Rev. Carl Miller, Bob Fadzwich, Paula Jech, Seth Senior, Katrina D'Anca, Adam Illgen, David Lloyd 

Marty Mazur spoke about Sunday April 9th NVRC Rodney Myers Memorial Run around Egg Hill 10 Miler, for Jodi Butler, the Race Director who was absent. Marty was the appropriate person to speak about this run. He will have run this race 14 times and spoke about a few challneges but how beautiful the course is. There is a relay option and a kids race. There are prices, door prizes and a raffle for a bike donated by the Bicycle Shop. The beneiciary is the Penns Valley Area School District track and cross-country programs. More details http://keleitzel.com/egghill/

Read more: Minutes of the April 4th 2017 Meeting of the NVRC

Minutes of the October 4 2016 Meeting of the NVRC

Board Meeting

Club officers present: Amy Blake (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Tara Murray (secretary/archivist), Marty Klanchar (membership director). Others present: Cheryl Capone, Jake and Sarah Clements, Mike Casper

The officers approved a $500 sponsorship request from the Tussey Mountainback.

Membership Meeting

Club officers present: Amy Blake (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Tara Murray (secretary/archivist), Marty Klanchar (membership director). Others present: Cheryl Capone, Jake and Sarah Clements, Mike Casper, John Iceland, Carl Miller, Katrina D'Anca, Paula and Tom Jech, Jayson Jackson

Nittany Valley Half Marathon. Katrina gave an update on the race. 75 people are signed up, which is consistent with this time in previous years. This year the race is offering optional finisher medals for $10 and about 25% of registrants have ordered them. Katrina will order extras to have enough for this year. The year will only be on the ribbons, which are inexpenisve and can be ordered separately, so extra medals can be used for future races. Cheryl offered to do race day registration as she has in the past. Wegman's and Weis are both donating food. Anthym is donating something for the race bags. Mike will assist with securing Subway sponsorship for the sandwiches. Volunteers are needed!

NVRC Boalsburg Turkey Trot. Jayson said some registrations are coming in and everything is set for the race.

NVRC Give 'Em 5! Run for Veterans. Tara distributed registration forms for this year's race. 

Special award. The club presented Marty Mazur with a special award: a plaque with a piece of the old Penn State track, which is being replaced. The plaque reads:

To Marty Mazur (a.k.a. Bwana) for tirelessly calling track workouts for the NVRC’s Thursday Trackers on this very track for 20 some years and for outlasting it. August 20, 2016


Mike Casper (right) presents Marty "Bwana" Mazur (left) with a special award

Minutes of the February 7th 2017 Meeting of the NRVC

Board Meeting

Club officers present: Bob Shafer (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director), Erika Christiansen (secretary). Others present: Cheryl Capone, Jake Clements, Katrina D'Anca, Tara Murray, Deloris Beobeck.

The officers listened to Katrina D'Anca, the Race Director for the NVHM talk about some possible changes to the two loops. There were some suggestions from the officers and Katrina will look into Trout Road and Houserville area. She will report back. 

Cheryl Capone pitched her idea for the free Spring training series at Tudek Park. Cheryl and Christine Dorman will teach and lead runners on topics/challenges that runners face, with the focus on instruction and proper technique. The officers were excited about this training and have approved this to be a NVRC event. She will report back at the April meeting with dates for the training. In depth details about the training will be posted then. 

Deloris Beobeck and Tara Murray spoke about the Give 'Em 5 Race. This will be on Sunday October 29th. This will be a 5 mile and 5k run / walk event. They are working with the Veterans Assistance Fund and are looking for volunteers. Print outs are being worked on. David Eggler will time the race. 

Bob Shafer reported there will be a total of 21 races for the Race Series. They are looking to add some trail races. 

Read more: Minutes of the February 7th 2017 Meeting of the NRVC

Minutes of the June 7, 2016 meeting of the NVRC

Club officers present: Amy Blake (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Tara Murray (secretary/archivist), Marty Klanchar (membership director). 

Attendance has been slightly down for the last few meetings. Has the weather on the first Tuesday of even numbered months been particularly nice? Are runners getting their fix of running news and chitchat online? Are people tired of pizza and beer? 

Arts Fest Races. Jake Clements and Dave Eggler gave an update on the club's Arts Fest Races coming up on July 17. There will again be 5K, 10K, and 10-mile races. The courses are set. They will need volunteers for the race and for packet stuffing on July 16. 

Club picnic. Cheryl and Dean Capone are unable to host this year, but Jake and Sarah Clements will again help with food. Stay tuned for details including the date (early August) and location.

Penn State track. The club is unsure about when and if the track will be accessible. It is scheduled to be replaced this summer. For Thursday Track, plan to meet at the Penn State track, and if it is closed we can use the indoor track (although most people have not wanted to run inside when the weather is nice). 

Triathlon training. Amy Blake and a few others have been getting together for group rides and tri training and plan to do some tris together this summer. Contact Amy if you're interested in joining. 

Cherry Run Trail. Marty Mazur intends to plan an outing or two to run the trail and visit Elk Creek Cafe later this summer or early fall.  

Minutes of the December 6th 2016 Meeting of the NVRC

Board Meeting

Club officers present: Amy Blake (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director). Others present: Cheryl and Dean Capone, Jake and Sarah Clements, Bob Shafer, Erika Christiansen.

The officers discussed Road Runner Club Guidelines and NVRC standard race policies. This lead to ways to improve and tighten up the race details on the website. Marty will come with a check list to put on the site when runners are registering for races. No dogs, no strollers, no headphones. The officers agreed to assign a liaison from the NVRC to help assist first time race directors.

Membership Meeting

Club officers present: Amy Blake (president), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director). Others present: Cheryl and Dean Capone, Jake and Sarah Clements, Bob Shafer, Erika Christiansen, Mike Martin, Mike Zimmerman, Dan Coughlin, Seth Senior, Rev. Carl Miller, John Iceland, Adam Ilgen, David Lloyd, Jen Hough and family. (This was the largest turnout for a club meeting in some time!)

Read more: Minutes of the December 6th 2016 Meeting of the NVRC

Minutes of the April 5, 2016 meeting of the NVRC

Board Meeting

Attendees: Marty Mazur (communications director), Marty Klanchar (membership director), Tara Murray (secretary/archivist), Dave Eggler (treasurer), Jake Clements, Sarah Clements, Dave DeGroote

The St. Joseph's Catholic Academy cross country program sent the club a thank you card for the grant we gave them. It included photos of the girls team accepting their PIAA championship trophy and was signed by the team. (See the card below.)

Dave Eggler presented the new sponsorship for the NVRC Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Fest Races. Penn State Health will be the title sponsor, committing $4,000 in 2016 and 2017 and $4,500 in 2018. Jennifer Shuey of Arts Fest arranged the sponsorship. Tom Cali and Terry Losch have also agreed to sponsor at $1,000 each. We will continue to use the Arts Fest logo, pay the royalty fee, and order shirts from Collegiate Pride. 

The officers agreed to raise the race timing fee to $100.

It was noted that the club has not received any information about this year's Boalsburg Memorial Day Run. While this is not a club race, we have an interest in its livelihood.

Marty Klanchar reported that membership is at 235, including individuals and families. About 25% of memberships are families.

Club Meeting

Katrina D'Anca and Michele Jacoby, the new directors for the Nittany Valley Half Marathon, introduced themselves. They reported that they are on track for this year's race. Michele has an account on the website to update NVHM information. A few changes are planned: