Sault Stryders
Running Club

Sault Stryders Meeting Minutes
Meeting held November 17, 2009 at the John Rhodes Center

1.Date and time: Tuesday Nov 17th ,2009 7pm.

2.Place: John Rhodes Center Accessibility Office

3. Sherri Smith welcomed everyone in attendance and brought the meeting to order.

4.Marg M read the minutes of the previous meeting which took place on April 9th 2009. Motion to accept minutes as read by Nathan Mudge seconded by Jennifer Entwistle.

5.Business arising out of April 9th minutes.

a. There are only 2 t-shirts left from club order

b.showcase at the station mall.Sherri reported that there was some interest in the club shown by the number of people who stopped by the booth .

c.The Country Way health food store is now offering a 10% discount to club members.

6.Treasurer`s report-Glenda Hubley reported that our club currently has $1,397.98 in it`s account.Glenda also noted that there was no profit realized by our club from the sale of the t-shirts . We also received $75.00 from the Watertower Inn from the Boxing Day Run.

7.Speed Training Report.Jennifer Entwistle reported that the group usually met at 5:30pm each Thursday at the John Rhodes track and that there was a variation in the number of runners who showed up. Now that it is getting darker earlier the group is meeting at the access road to Sears and is doing a wide variety of exercises(lunges,squats and plyometrics)as well as some speed work . They plan to add some hills into the routine later on as well.In January the group plans to return to the indoor facility at LSSU .Cost is $4.00 per runner. Everyone is welcome to attend. Just send Jennifer an e-mail.

8.Saturday Morning Runs.Nathan reported that the turnout varies widely from week to week but he plans to keep this going to see what happens.The group have at least 2 distances :a shorter one -maybe 5-7km and a longer one . He tries to make it a social event too with most runners staying together as a group for the first km or so.He would like to survey the runners to find out why they are not attending.Comment-We should be making more use out of the free advertising that is available in town. Possibility of partnering with local businesses tp make and display posters of our upcoming events-especially at local sports stores and fitness centres.Maybe we should be making schedules up a month in advance so people know what`s coming up .Nathan could possibly ask Mario to have access to the web site to post info on the Saturday morning runs to boost attendance.

9.Glenda will investigate the various types of free advertising available to our club. Nathan will take care of posters to advertise our club events.

10Boxing Day Run. Sherri reported that she is working on brochures for this year#s event. A draft was shown to club members at the meeting. She would like to introduce fun categories (ie-best costume,oldest,youngest participant etc).Cost will be $14.00 per runner and includes brunch as well as use of the Club Cabana facilities and a chance at door prizes donated by local businesses.Start time is tentatively scheduled for 9:30 am.

11.Elections.Glenda Hubley remains club treasurer(acclaimed)and Marg M.remains as club secretary(acclaimed).Nathan Mudge is our new club president(elected by a show of hands). Sherri Smith wished to step down as club president.

12. Nathan would like to explore the idea of putting on some running clinics by surveying members to see what topics should be covered. Nathan also reported that there would be a 1 mile race down Queen street in conjunction with Rotary Fest next summer.There will be chip timing and wave starts . Not all details have been finalized yet,but they will need volunteers to help hand out entry packages .

13.Next meeting. Our next meeting will be held in the spring.Details will be announced later.

14.Meeting adjourned at 8:21 pm. Motion to adjourn by Glenda and seconded by Misha.