Jan. 8, 2008 - Seattle Parks and Rec

Youth PNA Meeting                                                                                            
January 8th, 2008  7:00pm
Seattle Parks ‘n Rec

In Attendance:  Patti Petesch, Char Engelhardt, Kenny Emerick (PNA); Holly & Darryl Genest (FWTC); Kwajalein Griffin and Vic Roberton (RBTC)

Minutes of the November 13th meeting were approved. 

No report.


2008 Tentative Schedule
May 3 - Rainier Beack Track Club meet @ Rainier Beach High School
May 10 - Wings of Eagles meet @ Sealth
May 17 - Lowell Berry meet (Seattle Parks ‘n Red teams only)
May 31 - Cascade Striders meet @ Sammamish High School
June 7 - SCAA meet @ West Seattle Stadium
June 14 - South Kitsap Track Club meet @ South Kitsap High School
June 21/22 - J.O. Association meet @ Sealth
June 28 - J.O. Association Multi-Events (bantam, midget, youth) @ tba
July 10-13  J.O. Regionals meet (hosted by Inland Empire Association-location tba)
July (tba) - Track City Classic @ U of O, Eugene, OR
July 22/27 - J.O. Nationals @ Omaha, NE

JO Association meet - the hammer throw  will be on Saturday (instead of Sunday); club assignments will be discussed at the March meeting; Association/Regional pass through criteria will be posted on our website/flyer (T & F Junior Nationals and T & F World Youth meets).

Patti Petesch mentioned that she will have a final answer at the end of the month regarding the replacement of the pole vault and high jump pits at Sealth so that they meet USATF’s tougher standards.

JO Regional meet - the Regional meet has been moved from July 3-6 to July 10-13 (hosted by Inland Northwest).  Location is TBA.
BACKGROUND CHECK:  Patti Petesch announced that the background checks will be mandatory in 2008 so that our Association can be considered “in good standing” with USATF.  This allows our Association to vote at the National convention.  The background checks will soon be on our website once everything’s been fine tuned.  There was a brief description about offering badges/lanyards for coaches who pass the background check.

Patty announced that the Fred Dean Scholarship committee is made up of herself, Asha Dean, Kwajalein Griffin and Fred’s business partner.  They will begin meeting soon and hope to have the scholarship available this year.

Darryl Genest reported that the turn-out at the Association meet was larger than expected.  And surprisingly the Young Men’s race was the largest race of the day.  Thank you to all the volunteer officials, administrators, course monitorcs, clubs, coaches, athletes and families for a successful meet!  Patti mentioned that she’ll see if we can get a “global crossing” communication system for next fall.

The Regional meet was held in Sandy, Oregon.  Despite the torrential down-pours, Oregon did a nice job. 

The National meet was very well done.  The overall numbers were down at Nationals (2,000 instead of the usual 2,500) and that was probably due to the extreme cold!

The ‘08 cross country schedule is coming together.  Issaquah Gliders will see about hosting their race on Nov 1st;  Glacier High School may possibly do a youth race on Sept 27th; the JO Association is Nov 15th; Regionals (hosted by us) is Nov 22nd; Nationals (Virginia) is Dec 13th.  The ‘09 Regional meet will be hosted by Inland Northwest.

It’s officer election time!  We will be voting on the Youth PNA officers at our March meeting. Holly Genest and Kenny Emerick were selected to be on the selection committee. 

The membership chair, Janell Kaufman, will be retiring her position at the end of 2008.

Nominees for the Youth Contributor of the Year:  Lloyd & Mary Pugh, Kwajalein Griffin, Vic Robertson, Joanne Hartman, Asha Dean, Doug Chandler and Drew Stevick.  The recipient will be announced at the annual banquet on February 8th.

NEXT MEETING:  Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 11th, 7pm at Seattle Parks ‘n Rec.  This is a full committee meeting in which we’ll be voting on the Youth PNA officers, finalizing the summer track season, going over rule changes, J.O. club assignments and addressing any unresolved issues.  We would like all the teams to send at least one representative to the meeting.

Remaining 2008 Meetings
Feb, April, May, Sept, Nov - executive board meetings but everyone is welcome to attend.
March -  full committee meeting to plan/finalize summer track season
June -  full committee meeting/finalizing J.O. meet
October -  full committee meeting/planning meeting for 2009
July, Aug & Dec - no meeting

Holly Genest
Youth PNA Secretary
(253) 839-4964