Minutes of the February 3, 2015 meeting of the NVRC
Attendance: Amy Blake, Marty Klanchar, Marty Mazur, Dave Eggler, Tara Murray, Cheryl Capone
Self defense workshop. Tara got quotes from two local martial arts studios to present a 2-hour self defense workshop for runners. The fee was the same but Monarch Martial Arts offered the best arrangement. Tara will set up registration for a March 13 workshop, with a discounted fee for club members.
Wilderness training. Mike Casper is working on a wilderness first aid workshop to be held at Appalachian Outdoors as part of their Free U series. We agreed to pay the $50 donation for the speaker as long as the club is recognized as a sponsor.
Attendance: Amy Blake, Marty Klanchar, Marty Mazur, Dave Eggler, Tara Murray, Cheryl Capone, Tom Cali, Kim Gasper, Carl Miller, Dan Craighead, Dave DeGroote, Bob Shafer, Tony Kwasnica, Mark Fedkin, Jaimie Wright, Steve Shisler, John Iceland, Alan Effrig, Mike Casper, Mark Fedkin
Indoor mile series. Amy reminded everyone that Wednesday was the last day to register for the final indoor mile and 3K and encouraged those not racing to come watch.
Used shoe collection. Dave DeGroote reported that he has filled one box of shoes with 50 pairs collected at First Night. He will continue to collect shoes at races and club meetings.
New running store. There is a new running store opening up in the old Mr. Charles storefront on College Ave. called Anthym.
Youth track meets. Tony and Mark would like to build on the success of Nittany Track & Field with some sanctioned youth track meets. They are looking at a potential outdoor meet in June and and indoor meet next winter. Mark thanked the NVRC for its support of NTF.
State College high school runners. Coach Steve Shisler thanked the NVRC for its support of State College high school runners at New Balance Indoor Nationals. He would like the kids to give back by working a water station at a club race.
Race Series awards. Awards for the NVRC 2014 Race Series Cup were presented. The series has been going since 2008 and will be continued in 2015. Alan Effrig is going to help Jake Clements.
Effrig won the series with 143 points. Tom Cali had the second highest total but was on hiatus after winning last year.
Dan Craighead was second with 129 points and Tara Murray was third with 120. The top three received awards and others reaching certain point totals got Rapid Transit gift cards.
Awards were also presented for volunteers. Dave Eggler reached the gold level.
Mike Casper and Jaimie Wright got silver, and Marty Mazur got bronze.
The club has a tradition of also presenting a special award for service to the club and the running community. The NVRC presented Dave DeGroote with a special award for keeping our website up and running for years.