SRR Board Meeting Minutes
Board members attending: David Freeze, Steve Clark, Wayne Crowder, Teri Shaw, Wanda Parks, Brooke Taylor, Luann Fesperman
Board members absent: Catherine Gilbert, Laurie Ward
David welcomed everyone at 6:05 p.m.
Brook gave the treasurer’s report. SRR has $15,277.22 in the bank (this does not include the Weatherford and Dupree accounts) after expenses of $11,428.20 and a net income of -$760.45. Novant’s sponsorship was received and checks were written to the individual races.
Wanda reported that the club did not have any new members.
David reported on the races.
May 12 - Foot Pursuit 5K for the Salisbury PD. This race will start and finish in front of the Police Department and will benefit Special Olympics.
May 19 - Ed Dupree 5K at East Rowan High School will benefit Hospice. The course will be same used for last year’s Starr Forney 5K.
May 26 - SRR’s Bare Bones 5K at Knox Middle School will benefit Relay for Life. This race uses the Greenway and Knox Middle School’s track.
June 1 - China Grove’s Main Street Challenge 5K. Steve will start the races in place of David, who will be traveling.
David reported the Bare Bones/Greenway 5K course has been recertified. The starting line has been backed up and the turnaround position changed a little.
Steve reported the first of three Learn to Ride sessions will be held at Knox Middle School on May 26th from 11am-1pm. This event is for all ages and volunteers are needed.
Brook reported that she has 6 men and 5 women signed up for the Dragonboat race on July 28th. A total of 12 men and 8 women are needed for our team.
Catherine was not present to report on the Used Shoe Program. David stated that SRR would continue donating any shoes collected to Rowan Helping Ministries.
David reported that the Spring BRC class just finished up. It was a good class, but small. The next class will start Sept 6th at the Civic Center.
David filled us in a little on his upcoming trip to Nevada and Utah from May 31st - June 15th.
David introduced Ainsley’s Angels - A program that raises money to purchase and maintain Freedom Chairs. These chairs allow disabled individuals to be pushed by a runner in a running event. After some discussion, Wanda made a motion that SRR donate $1,000 to purchase one of these chairs. Teri seconded the motion. Members voted and the motion passed. David stated that we would see one of these Freedom Chairs in the Foot Pursuit 5K.
David reported that he has not been able to get Steve Weatherford to make a decision on where to donate the balance of the Weatherford fund. A decision was made to purchase a Freedom Chair and donate the balance to the Foot Pursuit 5K for Special Olympics.
David reported on the Special Olympic Torch Run, May 23rd at 10 a.m. The run will start at Airport Road and end in Spencer. David would like for the SRR to be well represented in this run.
Luann will make a plate to go on the bike repair station that was purchased in Memory of Melinda Weatherford. Steve will have this installed on the station.
Luann reported that she has contacted Drew Harwood with Harwood signs and he can make SRR stickers and magnets. David will contact Aaron to see if he can come up with a design.
The next meeting was set for June 20th and will serve as the June/July meeting.
The meeting was adjourned.