The next PNTF Board Meeting will be held on November 19, 2007 at the
College Club, 5th and Madison, in Seattle. Note that this will be our
last meeting here as the College Club has been sold and will be torn
down early next year. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. Dinner can
be taken in the College Club Lounge prior to the meeting. For those
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Minutes of the PNTF Board Meeting of October 15, 2007
Prior to the meeting, Carole Langenbach had cupcakes and Silk
(soymilk) for those with recent or upcoming birthdays: Bob Springer,
Darlene Hickman, and Patti Petesch.
President Patti Petesch called the meeting to order in the Arctic Room
of the College Club at 7:00 p.m. She asked those present to introduce
themselves. Present were: Nicole McRae Petty (welcome back from Las
Vegas), Asha Dean, Char Engelhardt, Neal Stoddard, Bob Springer, Bill
Hickman, Darlene Hickman, Carole Langenbach, Gwen Robertson, Stan
Chraminski, Bob Bowman, Tom Cotner, Paul Merca, and Bob Langenbach.
Minutes: The September 19 PNTF Annual Meeting Minutes were
approved as published on the web site. Note: The PNTF minutes for the
last several years are posted on the PNTF web site, www.pntf.org.
Treasurer's Report: Gwen Robertson handed out her Treasurer's
report. The report was approved unanimously. The totals as of October
13, 2007 were Youth - $9,204.30; Open - $7,150.73; Open Chairman's
Fund -- $881.00; Masters - $6,718.13; General (officials) - $1,162.88;
Fred Dean Youth Travel Fund -- $13,117.30; and General - $12,800.25.
There had not been a lot of activity in the past month.
President's Report: President Patti Petesch said that Sealth
High School's Pole Vault landing pads are inadequate, as are the other
Seattle Public High School PV landing pads. Negotiations with the PNTF
Youth Committee have resulted in the Youth paying the cost of
replacing Sealth's, up to $5,000. The PNTF Youth Committee will have
control of when to buy, and from whom. She mentioned a student from
Aberdeen HS had contacted her for help from the PNTF in building a
javelin runway. She suggested several companies and people to him to
get help. She then briefly mentioned some items from the Association
Vice President's Report: Char Engelhardt said the College Club
has been sold. It will be demolished early next year, so we will need
another place for the PNTF Annual Awards Banquet. Could anyone suggest
to her a good place to hold it. Secretary's comment: We'll also need a
place for the PNTF Board Meetings to be held.
Membership: Janell Kaufman had e-mailed her membership counts
to Carole Langenbach. Youth 1103, Open 244, Masters 383, and 44 Clubs.
Office Manager: Carole Langenbach said she had received the
new PNTF credit cards for Patti and herself.
Fred Dean Youth Travel Fund: Patti Petesch said she has
nothing new to report.
PNTF Annual Banquet: Char reported about the College Club not
being available in her Vice President's Report above.
USATF Annual Meeting: Carole reported that she has added Bob
Bowman and Paul Merca as delegates from PNTF. She has had to submit
the PNTF tax return, the Minutes of the PNTF Annual Meeting, the PNTF
Bylaws, the Washington Secretary of State's renewal of PNTF as an
organization, and a list of all the Association, Regional, and
National Championships PNTF has held since the last USATF Annual
Meeting. Carole listed all the delegates from PNTF to the Annual
Meeting: Patti Petesch, Char Engelhardt, Becca Gillespy, Bill Hickman,
Darlene Hickman, Kenny Emerick, Ray Christiansen, Judy Christiansen,
Bob Springer, Bob Bowman, Paul Merca, Asha Dean, and Kwajalein
Griffin. The PNTF office received the USATF Association Accreditation
Manual. PNTF had gotten good marks in everything. She also brought up
the PNTF Association delegates caucus time. It was decided that the
caucus would be Wednesday evening sometime after dinnertime. She also
raised the question of how much money PNTF should spend for its famous
hospitality, always just before the Jesse Owens Award Banquet. After
some discussion, the upper limit will be $750. Patti asked Char to
lead the delegate meeting on Wednesday evening.
Active Athlete Selection Bylaws Change: Carole had written up
the proposed change to Article 9, Board of Directors, Paragraph A,
Item 5. This change had been sent out at the bottom of the previous
minutes, and also on the agenda for the October PNTF Board Meeting.
a.. The Board of Directors of PNTF shall be composed as follows
Three Active Athletes (18 and over) selected by the officers
selected from a pool of PNTF athletes who have attended meetings
during the previous 12-month period.
Note: new wording is underlined
After minor discussion, it was moved to accept, seconded, and approved
unanimously. Secretary's note: the entire PNTF Bylaws are at
PNTF Newsletter: Carole said that she had checked with Sherry
Quack of the National Office, and Associations MUST send out at least
one newsletter each year. It can be done by e-mail, if possible, and
by US mail for those with no e-mail address. Carole will prepare it.
She needs a paragraph each from Bill Roe, Patti Petesch, Bob Springer,
and Janell Kaufman to flesh it out.
PNTF Cross Country and USATF cards: The race will be on
October 28, three days before the 2008 come available on November 1.
Usually, the race is in November, so a card for the following year
(2008 in this case) would be available and qualify for the race. After
some discussion, it was moved to let people sign up for the 2008 card
if they have no 2007 card and compete. Seconded and approved
Youth: Doug Chandler was not present, but Char said that the
Regional JO meet would be July 5-6, over the July 4th Holiday weekend
in 2008. She said ALL Regions must hold the meet the same days next
year. There is also a concern because the Nike sponsored Border Clash
Cross Country conflicts with the JO Regional XC Meet. She is trying to
get this conflict solved, but is having no success. She mentioned that
the Youth Committee would be contributing to the new PV landing pads
at Sealth, as Patti mentioned in the President's Report. Patti then
talked about how there was a scheduling conflict with the hammer throw
at the Regional JO's PNTF hosted. She will be working to get throwers
waived through to the Regionals. The Youth Committee is making sure
its information is placed on the PNTF web site in numerous places.
Open: Tom Cotner said the PNTF Cross Country Championships
would be Sunday, October 28th at Lower Woodland Park. The Regional
Cross Country will be Sunday November 18th, also at Lower Woodland
Park. The PNTF 10 km Road Championships were at the Issaquah Salmon
Days race. Alysun Deckert and Ahrlin Bauman were the champions. PNTF
has qualified several athletes for the Olympic Marathon Trials.
Marlene Farrell ran 2:46:48 to sneak under the B standard of 2:47:00
at the Trishathon at Green Lake. Sean Sundwall ran 2:18 to make the
"A" standard at the St. George Marathon. Congratulations Sean and
MUT: Scott McCoubry was not present, but Tom said that PNTF's MUT
Committee had put on 4 races for the PNTF Trail Championship.
Masters: Ken Weinbel was not present, but Neal Stoddard said
the committee held their meeting October 1st. The National Masters
Weight and Super Weight Championships and the Ultra Weight Pentathlon
were held October 6th. The PNTF Masters Cross Country Championships (6
km) will be held October 28th at Lower Woodland Park. The Regional
Cross Country Championships, combined with the US vs. Canada Challenge
for the Farquharson Cup, will be held Sunday November 18th. The
regional races will be a combined 6 km for women and 8 km for men.
PNTF has submitted a bid for the Seattle Masters AC to put on the
National Weight and Super Weight and Ultra Weight Pentathlon for 2010
and 2011. The PNTF champions from the Salmon Days 19 km were Michael
Lynes and Alysun Deckert. David Cannon won the M50 National 5 km Cross
Country at Saratoga Springs in 15:58.
Race Walk: Stan Chraminski said the Racewalking scene has been
quiet except for the 2nd Sunday around Green Lake walks.
Rules: Bill Hickman said this year is an L&L year at the USATF
Annual Meeting, but since the IAAF has changed some rules, USATF must
address those changes that affect the "big deal" meets.
IAAF: Bill Hickman said Bob Bowman was re-elected to the IAAF
RW Committee. Bill also commented that at the "big deal" meets, the
weights and measures official must identify what implement was thrown
by each athlete for each throw.
USADA: Bill Hickman reported on Marion Jones's plea and her
admitting using drugs and returning her Olympic medals.
USATF Annual Meeting: Bill Hickman announced that PNTF would
have three voting delegates at the meeting. He will be the head, but
since he will be involved in L&L a lot of the time, he will give his
vote to Bob Springer. Darlene Hickman and Ray Christiansen will be the
other two voting members. He proudly announced that Darlene Hickman is
one of the 10 finalists for the Andy Bakjian Award. Bill said he is on
the USATF CEO evaluation committee.
Training: Bill Hickman said that the PNTF officiating clinics
will be an 8 hour session on February 9, 2008 at Seattle Parks, 100
Dexter Ave. N, and in Tacoma for two 4 hour sessions February 11 and
25, 2008 at University of Puget Sound.
PNTFOA: Neal Stoddard reported there had been no meeting. Bob
Springer said he and Geof Newing and Andy Newing met with the U of
Washington to discuss the indoor and outdoor schedule and meet time
schedules. The schedule is posted on the UW web site, gohuskies.com.
12/01/07 UW Early Opener Dempsey Indoor,
01/19/08 UW Indoor Preview Dempsey Indoor
02/01/08 UW Invitational Dempsey Indoor
02/02/08 UW Invitational Dempsey Indoor
02/16/08 Husky Classic Dempsey Indoor
02/17/08 UW Open Meet Dempsey Indoor
02/29/08 MPSF Indoor Championships Dempsey Indoor
03/01/08 MPSF Indoor Championships Dempsey Indoor
03/28/08 Husky Outdoor Preview Husky Stadium
05/10/08 Ken Shannon Invitational Husky Stadium
Web Report: Bob Springer said Mark had redone the
home page to make it easier to find information. He is trying to get
the HS and college and university schedules. Char commented that Mark
had modified some of her brochures, inserting links instead of listing
the information on the PNTF site. Bob said he would check into this to
see how the information can be shown in both ways.
Associations Committee: Bill Roe was not present.
USATF BoD: Bill Roe was not present. Paul Merca reported that Brad Walker, ex UW Pole Vaulter and World
Champion is a finalist for the Jesse Owens Award.
Carole Langenbach said Pete Newing had been hospitalized for a
bleeding ulcer the last day of his Hawaii cruise. He is fine now.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.