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September 12, 2010

Sunflower Striders Board Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2010 Meeting Minutes.

Attendees: Norma, Jared, Mary Anne, Becky, Brad, Marla, Hunter, Paul

Labor Your Legs Recap


  • Next year-  event will be at the same location – shelter house
  • Send thank you to the McGirrs for Pancakes  (Becky)
  • Make sure we get receipts to Hunter
  • Things to improve on for next year
    • Make it one distance
    • Don’t stress distance perhaps mark multi distances and people can pick
    • Stress that it is not a race but a fun run
    • Post signs for restrooms
  • Over 150 waivers some with multiple names
  • Review supplies MA will inventory supplies at Durall’s (plates are probably low)
  • Becky and Hunter  took pictures at event and will get those posted on web site and  in newsletter



Kids and Family trail runs on Tuesday nights (Hunter)

·         First run had 6 kids and 10 adults participate

·         Lana will send out notice in e-mail

·         Add to Web site - Newsletter

·         Time: 5:30pm

·         Location: Cedar Crest


Clothing is available to order through Brad.

  • Hunter wanted a few to keep on hand for trail runners
  • Need to get orders in as soon as possible


Munns Picnic


  • Potential dates: October 16th or 17th
  •  If 16th might make it a mid afternoon event
  • Hunter to confirm



Fun Run at Lake Sherwood


  • Thanksgiving
  • Norma will call to see if we are on the calendar with club house
  • Simple fair coffee, etc.




  • January renewal date
  • Continue work on membership gift
  • Keep membership details on  the Topeka to Auburn entry form
  • For anyone paying dues after August 2010 extend membership through end of 2011 with renewal set for January.
  • Updates for Newsletter – get items to Becky




Wellness fair – Washburn room in union 11-1:30

Washburn Alum – 9/18Norma, MA and Elaine to help

Combat air –Brad and Marla

Run for a Reason – Norma, MA

Tails on trail – Hunter and Becky

Let’s Help – December race – details pending



2011 Race incentive program


Jared’s idea for race incentive

  • Combine races and award points to encourage All club members to participate in events and stay fit
  • Could a group of people work on the concept
  • Jared will develop concept for next meeting
  • Consider tie to next year’s membership or free T2A race entry
  • Discussed a membership card that holds race details  - to be punched or list out race participation





  • Brad purchased Stamps – Gave some to MA, Becky
  • Bank Cards Hunter, Brad, Becky have cards - add Norma
  • Bank Statement – Next newsletter should have income vs. expenses statement
  • Thank you from Big ShungaRun.
  • Becky will look into starting a Facebook page for striders
  • Web – solutions to update and keep current



Topeka to Auburn

  • Brad has a list attached with tasks – and did prelim assignments
  • We will be eliminate the Sr. Masters this year
  • Hunter will start with the base list he had from last year for mailing list –
  • MA to add to the membership list in separate tab
  • T2A/Membership / registration form can go to Norma – Hunter and Norma will work out deposit process
  • Use for registration again
  • Will order heavy socks for t2a
  • Do some sort of bag – re-cycle like type bags vs. plastic. Will check with local reps to see what some running gear companies have
  • Western Associates – (Normal has 82 mugs for prizes) Craig Wright – assistant is Brenda
  • Contact Gribbles regarding the event
  • Need contact at Crown (hunter got a letter and will let MA know if it contains contact information)
  • Color selection – This year will be Green – Becky will bring color choices to next meeting
  • Ordered 400 shirts last year – need additional small / x-small
  • Fire department – AMR someone needs to call - 
    • Jared will take this
    • need someone at finish line and along course
    • Norma will talk to Brent Baker who is a phy assistant
    • Check Dr Iliff’s interest
  • Buses – Norma will look into buses
  • Jared will help with supplies and aid stations
    • Topeka High
    • Topeka West
    • Ask Hayden/ Washburn/ FBC Youth Group and potentially Lawrence Trail Runners to help
  • Auburn contacts – Jared will contact John to get information
  • Paul will do Race day/Bus coordination
  • Becky will touch base with Fairlawn plaza
  • Brad and Jared will mark course
  • John said he would do set up and tear down race day
  • John will take care of finish line
  • Pictures – Dick Ross – he is now charging
  • Get entry form updated and posted early October: 30,35,40 entry fee
  • MA to get copy of instruction sheet from Debbie – Becky may still have if Debbie do
New Members

Miguel Arellano
Holly Blick
Anthony Bryan
Debra Christian
Scott & Rebecca Cole
Andrew Connery
Lizette De La Pena-Goldsmith
Rick Deibert
Heiko Detlefsen
Patrick Eldringhoff
Joseph Eldringhoff
Michael Erwin
Heather Fay
Shaun Gardner
Ryan Haefke
Kristen Hearrell
Laura Hoerman
Patty Hylton
Ashley Koch
Cassie Madden
Steve McGaughey
Candi Meerpohl
Abby Moore
Tony Rake
Jory Reedy
Michael Robins
Sean Rutter
Thad Sullivan
Scott Umsheid
James Wabaunsee
Israel Wasserstein
Tim Wllingham


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