The RRCA mandates that each running club must hold an annual meeting so on Dec 2, 2012, the Charlotte Running Club held their annual meeting at the South Park TrySports Store. The annual meeting gives the president of the club an opportunity to recap the club's achievements for the current year and to set some expectations for the New Year. But most people are really there for one thing, they want to know who would be the new board members for the '13.
When the Charlotte Running Club was setup, it was organized to have a 10 member board. There would be 2 members selected by the board from the at-large membership. The other 8 members would be serving 2 year terms with a twist. Of those 8 positions, each year 4 of those positions would be up reelection. Basically, 4 of the 8 positions would be voted upon every year. This may seem strange but after giving it some thought, the technique does provide a smooth transition from year to year.
Aaron called the meeting to order just after 3pm.
His first act was to thank Tom, Nicole, Emily, and Jamaar for their service to the Board during the '12 year.
Next, he announced the election returns. Two new board members were elected: Rob and Stephanie. Two returning board members were elected: Mike B. and myself.
This was followed by a recap of our 8k race '12 and the status for our '13 race. He covered our joining forces with Running Works and the making of them our official Charity for the 8k.
He also provided a recap of the following:
- our socials during the year
- the use of Constant Contact for the Club's newsletter
- The use of Survey Monkey
- Club Gear Status – bringing it in house
- the monitoring of the Club's gmail inbox
- Renewing of our RRCA and USAT&F memberships
- Transition of club memberships to RunClubSignup.
- BOD meetings are open and located on the last Thursday of each month 7pm – Dowd Y
- Group Runs – new location on the club's website
- Possible field trips in '13 Tobacco Rd, Frosty 50k, Savannah Marathon
- Possible BOD retreat
- Holiday Lights run 12/16/12 5pm – parking lot across from Freedom Park
Mike K. spoke about the 8k race, raffle, and sponsorship. Jamaar spoke about the Music and Entertainment.
Billy provided a review of the Club's treasury report.
Aaron thanked everyone for coming and pointed everyone toward the food provided for the meeting.
For the next hour people enjoyed a little socializing time and took advantage of the opportunity to renew their club memberships, register for the 8k and to buy club gear.
TrySports also gets a "shout out" for allowing us to host our meeting at their location and for providing the snacks.
CRC is still a very young club but the strides this club is making in the running circles of the Charlotte Community are a testament to drive of the individual member's willingness to effect change. The '12 BOD has maintained that momentum and the '13 BOD will be tasked with continuing the energy throughout through the coming year.
Sharing one thought at time,
The Cool Down Runner