USA Track & Field - New England Association

Board of Governors Meeting

Association Office

February 3, 2014


Tom Derderian

Jim Garcia

Eric Narcisi

Lisa Doucett

Victoria Barnaby

Stephen Peckiconis

Brennan Bonner

Larissa Park

Stephen Viegas

Mike Travers

Justin Kuo

Steven Vaitones

Jason Cakouros (arrived after vote for minutes)



Alex Ivanov

Jason Ayr

Amanda Wright

Alison Wade



Tom Derderian spoke and acknowledged Vice President Oleski’s situation. Tom’s concern and well wishes for John was certainly shared by all present.


Treasurer’s Report

Updated P&L shows a Net Income of $12,248 for 2013 (which would be $22,248 excluding one-time donation to the One Fund).  And as reported in past months, 2014 is projected to be higher than 2013.



Committee to have a teleconference on Tuesday February 11th at 6 pm and report back to the Board at the March meeting.

Secretary’s Report

Two rounds of minutes to approve. The December meeting minutes were approved unanimously. Next up, the January meeting minutes approved nearly unanimously, with the only exception being Mr. Garcia abstaining due to not having reviewed them.

Grant Program

Regarding the Fresh Pond race series grant that CSU had applied for, there was concern expressed over CSU having an intent to do this for the long term.

Intent to jump start the program so they can find resources next year. Grant can’t be applied for two years in a row. It’s not our intention to fund it indefinitely.

Motion to waive New England Association portion of the fee, pay national portion of fee less $100. Voted unanimously, except for Mrs. Doucett (a member of CSU) who abstained.

Caveat from Ms. Barnaby: that a proper sanction form be submitted and the USATF logo be featured.


Masters T&F

Mr. Travers updated the Board on the regional meet. There was one masters record and one scholastic record, both in the weight throw. Overall the meet was successful. For the team competition, Mass Velocity won and the Twilight throwers got second. In total, the meet should net $2,000, give or take a couple hundred.

Six weeks from now we will be hosting the national masters championships over March 14-16, with about 850-900 entries anticipated.


Cross country

Mr. Cakouros led the discussion, with the idea of potentially providing bus transportation to/from Lehigh for the 2014 cross country nationals. First we need to figure out how many people went last year and how many people would be interested in going this year.

Still hoping to bring nationals to the region in 2016, potentially at Franklin Park or Bryant University.


Track & Field

Mrs. Wade spoke about membership and that she’s surprised to see so many top runners in the area that aren’t members. Indoor New England championships are approaching and she was working on ideas for the post-indoor meet social gathering.



A couple of topics came up, one being the status of the High Street Mile in the Grand Prix Series. The mile is a championship race, but there is no prize money and it’s not part of the grand prix.


Annual Meeting

Motion to set annual meeting date for September 21, 2014, seconded. Voted unanimously.


Date for next meeting set, will be held on March 3rd.


Motion to vote on funding Vaitones retirement account with $5,000 for 2013. Seconded and approved unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 9:17.