Annual Meeting Recap
Thanks to all of our members who attended the USATF-NE Annual Meeting at the end of September. As our Managing Director Steve Vaitones said, we are a “club of clubs.” And it’s great when we can come together, from various clubs and event backgrounds, to share ideas, spur discussions on ways to improve the association and increase competition within the sport locally, and elect people to lead the charge on these initiatives.
When we gathered at the Weston Hotel in Waltham, MA, those named for Athlete of the Month were recognized and updates were given by Sports Chairs, Board Members and association employees. Positions for Sports Chairs, Athlete Representatives and Delegates to the USATF National Meeting were voted in.
Six new individuals were voted onto the Board: Alison Wade (Unattached) will serve as Track & Field Chair and Alex Ivanov (Nitehawks Sports Club) is the new Youth Athletics Chair; Brennan Bonner (Greater Boston Track Club) and Larissa Park (Somerville Road Runners) were elected as Men’s and Women’s Long Distance Running Chairs, respectively, with Lisa Doucett (Cambridge Sports Union) moving from Women’s Chair to Masters LDR Chair. Continuing in their positions are Jason Cakouros (HFC Striders) as Cross Country Chair, Paul Kirsch (White Mountain Milers) as Mountain/Ultra/Trail Chair, Justin Kuo (New England Walkers) as Race Walking Chair and Mike Travers (Mass Velocity Track Club) as Masters Track and Field Chair. Returning Athletes Representative Jason Ayr (Western Mass Distance Project) will be joined by Eric Ashe (Boston Athletic Association) and Amanda Wright (Sisu Project).
Visit the Board of Governors page on our website for more information on our officers and how to contact them if you have an idea or would like to get more involved.