Posted by Dan Slattery on January 17, 2018 at 12:07:

Announcements for 1/16/18:
1. Short Board Meeting after the run
a. If you would like something added to agenda, please see me
2. Mother’s Day Race Meeting on 1/23
3. The Sunday Long Run Winter Session continues this Sunday the 21st - Lake Q 10.7
4. PR’s
a. Courtney and Rob both PR’d at the Houston Half Marathon. They both rocked it
i. CK with a 1:36:16 and
ii. RB with 1:31:19
5. MRC VIP –Lesley – awarded to Matt Sazama

Board Meeting Minutes (thanks Matt Sazama)
Melrose Running Club
Board Meeting Notes 1/16/18

Andy Nagelin, Diarmuid Cahill, Liz Tassinari, Dan Slattery, Charles Brinkman, Nick Lamberti, Lesley Moss, Matt Sazama, Lisa Tysall, Nicola Tysall, Julie Galvin & Courtney Koschei

MRC Bylaw Updates
Existing bylaws are in hard copy only, need to make electronic copy and distribute to either board or club members for review.
Sub-Committee to form soon to tackle 1st draft.

MRC Financials-Andy
$70 was left over from Christmas party, will be deposited in bank.

Upcoming Races
Melrose Run For Women-Liz Tassinari. Looking for “Captains” or managers of major sections of the race, e.g. publicity, registration, etc. Captains to recruit others to help with tasks involved with each section. Currently Thuy Dang and Mary O’Connell are signed up as Captains for registration.
Liz is looking for race photos (from good weather years) to update publicity materials with. She’ll be posting a request on the club’s Facebook page.
Nicola Tysall offered to provide publicity at Melrose High School.
Julie Smith Galvin and others are poised to assist in a PR manner.

Apparel Coordinators-Lisa & Nicola Tysall
Lisa & Nicola provided a cut sheet with winter hat samples & prices, with focus on winter hat for now as it seemed to be more popular. Board agreed to put the samples out to a club member vote as hats have about a 1-2 week turnaround.
Coordinators are also reviewing having regular apparel order periods, e.g. monthly in addition to the club’s online store to supplement limited choices available in the online store.
Discussion also took place on setting up a club Paypal account for apparel purchases.

MRC Membership Coordinators-Nick Lamberti
Nick researched MRC-branded SmartID tags as renewal gift, but was concerned with the price at $3.80/unit.
Walk-to-Run program. Nick will pick a start date and will increase publicity to attract more potential members than in previous year.

PR/Newsletter-Julie Galvin
Julie Galvin is now the PR/Newsletter coordinator and initiated a discussion on newsletter frequency and content. Jim Carson suggested a smaller 2-3 page newsletter on a quarterly basis

Meeting with Mayor Dolan
On hold until new Mayor in place. Mayor Dolan has resigned to take up Town Administrator position in Lynnfield, MA.

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