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2007 ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday, September 20, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
(Athlete of the Month Awards at 6:30 p.m.)

Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton MA
(at I-95/I-90)

The Annual Meeting of the Association provides individual and club members an opportunity to voice their opinion, ask questions, and help elect the Board of Governors that works on behalf of the membership throughout the year, coordinating road running, track & field, cross country, racewalking, and mountain running activities, for all ages.

All USATF members age 18 and over, members of a club or unattached, have a vote at this meeting. They must have been a member as of the first day of the month preceding the meeting - August 1, 2007.

The current USATF New England by-laws can be found by clicking here, or by requesting a copy from the New England office, office@usatfne.org.

Key items will be review of the year's programs, and election of sports committee chairmen. We hope to have a speaker at the end of the meeting.

Incumbents and responsibilities of the various positions that are to be elected are detailed below. Anyone interested in running for, or requesting additional information on, a USATF-NE Board position may contact the USATF-NE President Ken Robichaud.

AGENDA

6:00-7:00 PM Sign in
6:30 PM Athlete of the Month Award Presentation
7:00 PM Business Meeting
  1. Establish Quorum
  2. Opening Remarks - Ken Roubichaud, President
  3. Managing Director's Report - Steve Vaitones
  4. Treasurer's Report - Gary Snyder
  5. Reports by Officers and Sports Committee Chairs
    For the efficient conduct of the meeting, written reports from Officers, Sports Chairmen, Athlete Representatives and Officials will be printed form.
  6. Elections
    Officers are in the middle of a two year term and are not up for election.
    Sports Committee Chairmen. A total of nine chairmen will be elected (See Below) Athlete Representatives: Three Athlete Representatives will be elected.
  7. Selection of 15 delegates to USATF Annual Meeting November 27-December 2, Honolulu HI.
  8. President's Awards Presentation
  9. New National Programs Overview
    • New USATF logo - change-over plan
    • Sanctioned events policies including "Headphone" rule
    • Background check for youth club coaches
  10. New Business as brought up by the membership
  11. Awards Presentation Program
  12. Adjournment

ELECTIONS - POSITIONS OPEN

SPORTS COMMITTEE CHAIRS - All are elected for a one-year term

Long Distance Running Men - Incumbent: Courtney Bird
Women - Incumbent: Sue Maslowski
Masters - Incumbent: None
Track & Field Open - Incumbent: David Callum
Masters - Incumbent: None (Carroll Blake choses not to run.)
Cross Country Incumbent: Bill Newsham
  Mountain Running - Incumbent: Paul Kirsch
Racewalking Incumbent: Justin Kuo
Youth Athletics Incumbents: co-chairs Lance Turley / Patrick Sweeney

Chair Responsibilities include:

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES
Incumbents: None. Up to three positions elected for one-year terms

Responsibilities include:

Looking Ahead:

GRAND PRIX SELECTION MEETING for 22nd ANNUAL SERIES
Monday, November 12, 2007, 7 PM, Site To Be Announced

Bids will be sent to prospective races following the annual meeting. They will be due back to the office by Friday, November 9. If you wish to receive a bid package, call (617) 566-7600.

 


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