USA TRACK & FIELD - NEW ENGLAND 2000 ANNUAL MEETING

Monday, September 18, 2000, 7:00 p.m.
Brandeis University Athletic Center, South Street, Waltham MA

This is your opportunity for the road racing and track & field community to have input on programs and policies of the association. All member clubs and individuals are encouraged to send representatives to this important meeting, provide input, and vote, so USATF-NE will best serve the needs of the broad spectrum of members. Our goal is to conduct activities that benefit the needs and desires of our 3000 individual members and 100 clubs. Your input is needed!

AGENDA

6:00-7:00 PM Sign in
7:00 PM
1. Establish Quorum
2. Opening Remarks - Dan Hart, President
3. Managing Director's Report - Steve Vaitones
4. Sports Committee Chair Reports
5. Oficials Report
6. Treasurer's Report - Jim O'Brien
7. Elections:
  • Officers
  • Sports Chairs
8. Old Business as presented
9. New Business
Year 2001 National Membership Program - Steve
Grand Prix
  • Possible change in format to allow "wild card"
  • Meeting Plans
Programs
  • Upcoming National Championships in New England
  • Cross Country 2000
  • 2001 Events
Selection of USATF Convention Delegates
Open forum - your topics

VOTING IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF USATF MEMBERS IN A CLUB. UNATTACHED ATHLETES -- 3 VOTES TOTAL.

**** OFFICERS - TWO YEAR TERMS

*** ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES -- Vote for two. Two positions open.
Responsibilities

**** SPORTS COMMITTEE CHAIRS -- ONE YEAR TERMS

RESPONSIBILITIES OF SPORT CHAIRS:

  1. Arrange for the conduct of championships and maintain historical records.
  2. Compile schedules of events with attention paid to conflicts between events.
  3. Help promote events within the sport and attend championships.
  4. Serve as the first mediator in disputes among athletes, coaches, and event directors
  5. Work to establish development programs and clinics which will increase participation and quality of the sport.
  6. Work with the USATF-NE office in securing sponsorship for and conducting of special, regional, and national events as appropriate.
  7. Serve as the contact person & information source from within the associatin for national and special events.
  8. Serve as a member of the USATF-NE Board of Governors.

CLUB VOTING:
Clubs receive votes based on the number of their members holding USATF membership; the higher of the final 1999 total, or total on 6/30/00

VOTES:

UNATTACHED ATHLETES have votes based on a ratio of 1 vote per 1000 unattached athletes. This is 3 votes in 2000. Votes are split among those unattached athletes at the meeting.

GRAND PRIX
Discussion: Proposed change: That series consist of a 5K, 8K, 10K, marathon, TWO races selected from bids in the range of 12K to 30K, and a seventh race at any race distance for which a bid has been presented, except the marathon. The seventh "wild card" race may include a second race at a distance already selected as a championship with that 2nd race titled a "New England Grand Prix Event" and not a championship.

Looking Ahead: 18TH ANNUAL GRAND PRIX SELECTION MEETING
Monday, November 6, 2000, 7PM, Site TBA

At the 1999 meeting, over 70 individuals and 25 clubs voted for events bidding to host USATF-NE LDR Championships. Bids will be sent to prospective races this month, and are due back to the office no later than November 1. If you wish to receive a bid package, call (617) 566-7600.

USA Track & Field New England


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