2001 SFTC Board Meeting Minutes


Jan. 2, 2001 - NE State Tech

  • Attendees: Oscar Wagner, Tandy Fleming, David Murray, Bob Townsend, Harriet Locke, Ernie Dickson, Frank Kibler, Phil Young
  • The Banquet will be held Jan. 20, 2001 at the BMS skybox. The skybox rate has changed to $1000. A trade for the skybox use was arranged. SFTC will put on the Racefest 5K free for the use of the skybox. This is a 1 year arrangement
  • Equipment use: It was voted to give sole and absolute authority to the race equipment director on equipment rentals
  • 1st Night 5K: The race was given high praise in all aspects: course monitoring, registration, speed of results, etc. SFTC won the community group award
  • Trophies: Race directors needing trophies contact Tandy Fleming. Extra trophies from previous races are available
  • Revenue Raising (Spring): It was voted to give up the BMS concession stand and work with Science Hill CC in a souvenir booth instead
  • Frank Kibler: The Creeper Marathon will be March 11, 2001. It will be a no frills race and there has been high interest shown. Frank will contact King College regarding an April 2001 race
  • A letter will be sent to all race directors about SFTC help in races: difference race help levels, requirements, equipment available, etc
  • Phil Young: As chairman of the LDS, he recommended a $15 entry fee for the series beginning 2001 to cover the cost of sweat shirts. This was approved
  • The next meeting will be Tues. Feb. 6 at NE State
  • Meeting adjourned at 9:30pm

Apr. 3, 2001 - NE State Tech

  • Attendees: Oscar Wagner, Tandy Fleming, Ernie Dickson, Bob Townsend, Harriet Locke, Frank Kibler, Rob Schoborg, Chris Beach
  • The budget was presented and discussed
  • Santa Special 1/2 Marathon has been cancelled due to lack of a sponsor.
  • Rob Schoborg will investigate a possible new route using the Creeper Trail
  • Women's Distance Festival: Tandy will check on a possible new director. The VA hospital grounds might be used instead of Steele Creek Park
  • Long Distance Series:
    • It was voted that due to the loss of some longer races, participants in the LDS may count one outside race. This outside race must be a 1/2 Marathon or longer and proof of participation must be shown. This is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2001
    • It was voted that the Strawberry Plains 1/2 Marathon will be a race in the LDS beginning in 2002. Oscar will check with KTC.
  • Family Fun Day: Bob Townsend will be in charge. It will be at Warriors Path State Park on Tues. July 24 2001 at 6:30pm. $150 is allotted in the budget for this event.
  • Kids Festival of Miles: David Fox was not present. Oscar will check with David
  • Races:
    • Animal Chase 10K need more volunteers
    • Racefest: SFTC will put it on in exchange for the use of the skybox at the 2000 awards banquet
    • Firecracker July 4th: Oscar to contact JCs about this race
    • YMCA June 2: Greeneville and Bristol are all set. Erwin may have a race too
    • Cat in the Hat in Nov or Dec in Johnson City. Terry and Rob are directors
    • Creeper Marathon: Frank Kibler gave an oral and written report on the success of the race this year
  • Next meeting will be May 15
  • Meeting adjourned at 9pm

May 15, 2001 - NE State Tech

  • Attendees: Lynwood Wagner, Bob Townsend, Rob Schoborg
  • Tandy Fleming sent word that First Night wants us back
  • Oscar Wagner suggested that SFTC pay a large old bill which should leave $2000 in the bank afterwards. We have $500 coming from the speedway. Oscar said that he does not plan to coordinate an Aug. BMS fundraiser unless the revenue looked more promising
  • Bob Townsend has reserved a shelter at Warriors Path State Park for the Thur. July 24 Family Fun Day. It should be a nice recovery party after Crazy8s
  • Harriet has discovered that WDF is not locked into July so we will try to combine it with Turkey Trot. We are seeking a director
  • No number yet from certifier for Animal. Debbie B. told Bob that they intend to do that one again next year
  • Rob says that Cat-In-The-Hat wants us in a major roll, mainly providing volunteers and $$$
  • Next board meeting will be in August
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