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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!)


Group Runs: Adam Ilgen expressed to spearhead more organized group runs. This lead to talks about more trail runs, runs that begin and end at local breweries (Happy Valley Brewing Company, Otto's, Elk Creek). Adam, Marty and Bob agreed to team up to brainstorm on group runs. There was mention of putting out a survey for interested runners.

There was discussion about runners who would like to join runs but do not run a fast pace of 6 or 7 minute miles. This was a nice topic with the group to share ideas about how to run with the group for the first few miles, the faster runners break away at their pace, then everyone meets up at the end. There were some suggestions which could lead towards further discussions when planning group runs.

Tuesday Hill Runs: Mike Zimmerman said there were 14 runners that showed up for the Tuesday Hill runs which was the most they have had.

Announcing New Officers: Amy Blake removed her soft crown from her head and gave Bob Shafer the crown (had to be there to see the fun crown!) as she announced Bob will be the new president. Amy introduced Erika Christiansen, who is new to the club, to take over the secretary/archivist. Tara Murray who was the previous secretary and Amy will stay on the board.

Membership Renewal: Marty Klancher said the members who joined before December will be getting an email from him, to renew your membership.

Upcoming Races and Group Runs:

2nd Annual Run Rudolph Run 5K
Saturday December 10th at 9:00 am
200 South Allen Street

Bellefonte Christmas Light Run
Thursday, December 15TH at 6:30 p.m. at Bellefonte Area High School. Group run tours Bellefonte. Donations of cash and material benefit Pets Come First. More information on the Group Run Page.

State College Jingle Bell Run
Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Meet at the West Side Stadium parking lot on W. College and Corl St. at 6 PM. Easy-paced run through neighborhoods on the west side of State College. Donations of cash will be accepted to benefit the State College Area Food Bank. More information on the Group Run Page.

20th Annual First Night State College Resolution Run 5K
Saturday, December 31st at 6:30 pm. More information on the First Night Resolution Run page.

Indoor Mile Series
Saturday January 14th at 11:00 am
Saturday January 27th at 3:30 pm
Friday February 3rd at 4:30 pm

American Philatelic Group Run/Tour
Details coming soon.

Next Meeting: February 7