Board of Directors Meeting - 8 March 2010

DC Road Runners Club

Board of Directors

Monday, 8 March 2010

Board Attendees:

Karol Murray President R
Brian Danza VP - Operation R
Benjamin Richter VP - Races R
Kenny Ames VP - Training Programs R
George Getek Treasurer R
Kevin D’Amanda Secretary R
Sasha Sibert Director - DC R
Aaron Cheskis Director - MD R
Michael Collins Director - VA R
Elizabeth Humphrey Director - At Large R
Katie Madison Membership Coordinator R
Kristin Blanchat Volunteer Coordinator *
Scott Smith Website R

Other Attendees:

Ed Grant DCRRC Legal Counsel
Bob Platt
Ian Clements

Ms. Karol Murray called the meeting to order at 7 PM.


Board approved minutes from the 4 January 2010 meeting.

Hall of Fame.  The Board tabled discussion on Hall of Fame nominations and will solicit input from the current Hall of Fame members.  Bob Platt provided background on the prior practice whereby the Hall of Fame members would nominate new members.  Hall of Fame members are typically people with a long history with the Club and have made lasting contributions.

2010 Board.  The Nomination Committee for the 2010 Board has not finalized their slate; a few positions remaining unfilled.  As such, the annual membership meeting will be held in May to conduct the membership vote on the 2010 Board.  A quorum of 50 members will be required.  This allows sufficient time to post the proposed slate and allow individuals to submit a petition to appear on the ballot.  The Banquet on 21 March will present the DCRRC awards.

DCRRC Awards.  Ed Grant presented the list of candidates for the annual DCRRC awards.  The Board voted for the following recipients:

Category Male Female
Runner of the Year Richard Rapine Toni Diegoli
Masters Runner of the Year Matt Anderson Leslie Stanfield
Most Improved Runner Carl Ford Caitlin Kinkead
Justine Peet Outstanding Volunteer Award Kristin Dahling and Emily Grossman


  • The Banquet is scheduled for 21 March.  A website posting and email announcement will be made to encourage participation.
  • Bob Platt volunteered to prepare the program.  Kenny Ames will provide Bob Platt the bio of the guest speaker.
  • Please notify Karol Murray or Ed Grant if anyone is interested in presenting an award to the recipient.

National Marathon.

  • An email announcement will be sent out seeking volunteers to staff the water stop/cheer section.
  • The Board concurred to Bob Platt’s proposal to staff the DCRRC expo booth and co-locate it with Race Packet.  Katie Madison will provide Bob Platt with membership fliers to hand out.
  • Kenny Ames is coordinating with the National Marathon staff for a Training Program Tent.

Availability of Track.  School and other scheduled events are limiting the availability of the Washington-Lee track.  Also, better communication on its schedule would be helpful.  A suggestion was made that DCRRC may want to rent the track to reserve its use.  Bob Platt volunteered - and the Board voted to accept his offer - to contact the School Board and other officials to resolve some of the conflicts.


Training Programs: Kenny Ames updated the Board on the training programs.

  • Jackets will be purchased for the National Marathon coaches.
  • 10K program is underway with the primary run shifted to Saturday.
  • Kristin Dahling and Alex Barrage volunteered to lead the marathon training program in the Fall.
  • Emily Grossman will lead the ATM training program.

Races: Ben Richter updated the Board on the races.

  • Distributed the race schedule for the rest of the year. The website calendar will be updated accordingly.
  • Two races remain for the Snow Ball series: Ft Hunt 10K and Custis/Hospice 12K.  Scoring for the series will be updated once the JFK 20K results are finalized.
  • Seeking race director for the Women’s Distance Festival.

Membership:  No update.

Finances: George Getek updated the Club finances.

  • A balance of $135,496.15 is held in the various Club accounts.  However approximately $3K-4K is owned to the Del Ray Business Association from the Turkey Trot.
  • The National Marathon training program generated approximately $3,800.
  • The Board approved the following purchases:
    • Race clock battery,
    • A second race clock,
    • Repair the timing machine (touch screen problem), and
    • Five first aid kits.
  • Brain Danza trying to obtain a copy of the DCRRC tax exempt letter.

Old Business.

The van will be park at Pentagon City parking.  Due to height restrictions, the proposed new site will not accommodate the van.

Ms. Murray adjourned the meeting at 9 PM.

Next meeting:  May - date and location to be determined.


Upcoming Events

Kinhaven 5K, 1K Fun Run, and Toddler Dash
Sun, Oct 20th, 2019, @9:00am
October Happy Hour/Bunion Derby Awards
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019, @6:30pm
Board Of Directors Meeting
Thu, Nov 14th, 2019, @7:00pm
DCRRC Bread Run 10K & 2 Mile Fun Run
Sun, Dec 8th, 2019, @10:00am
Gar Williams Half Marathon
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @9:00am
Book Club
Sun, Dec 15th, 2019, @4:00pm
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.