Mar. 11, 2008 - Seattle Parks and Rec

Youth PNA
March 11th, 2008 7:00pm
Seattle Parks 'n Rec

Patti Petesch, Char Engelhardt, Kenny Emerick (PNA); Holly & Darryl
Genest (FWTC); Asha Dean (SCAA); Lloyd Pugh and Phil Vargas (South
Kitsap TC); Corey Battin (Rain City); Debbie Phillips (Cascade
Striders); Kwajalein Griffin (Rainier Beach TC)

Minutes of the February 12th meeting were approved.

The 2008 club registration are due by April 30th. Cost is $50. Late
registration is $150.
You may register you club online at

Once you register your club you will receive a 2008 rule book.

Char Engelhardt stated that there was nothing new to report.


2008 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 Rec teams only)
May 31 - Cascade Striders meet @ Sammamish High School
June 7 - SCAA meet @ Sealth
June 12 - Junior Olympic entry forms due
June 14 - South Kitsap Track Club meet @ South Kitsap High School
June 21/22 - J.O. Association meet @ Sealth
June 28 - Hershey State
June 29 - J.O. Association Multi-Events (bantam, midget, youth) @ tba
July 10-13 J.O. Regionals meet (hosted by Inland Empire
Association-location tba)
July 22/27 - J.O. Nationals @ Omaha, NE

Junior Olympic entry forms are due June 12th.

Association/Regional pass through criteria will be posted on our
website/flyer. An athlete may pass through the Association meet if they
are participating in the USATF Cultural Exchange Program. An athlete
may pass through the Regional meet if they are participating in the
USATF Junior Nationals and/or T & F World Youth meet. The necessary
paperwork is still required to be turned into the Regional Coordinator,
Char Engelhardt.

Long jump/triple jump - FWTC
Long jump/triple jump - Cascade Striders
High Jump - Rain City Flyers
Pole Vault - Rainier Beach
Javelin/turbo javelin - South Kitsap TC
Hurdles - SCAA
Shot put - to be assigned
Discus - to be assigned
Hammer - to be assigned
Awards - to be assigned

Ken Emerick mentioned that "membership" in reference to
"residency" in now defined in the rule book.

Patti Petesch announced that the background checks are mandatory this
year. The background forms are available on our website at Background checks must be submitted
on anyone who spends alone time with young athletes (coaches,
chaperones, etc). Clubs, please submit your background checks all

Asha Dean reported that the Fred Dean Scholarship Fund has
approximately $14,000. Some of the money will be/have been used to pay
the upfront cost of the Fred Dean Memorial Golf Tournament & Reception
which is scheduled for April 25th at Newcastle. The Golf Tournament
brochure is available online at
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

OFFICER ELECTIONS/Executive Committee
Asha Dean - Youth Chair
Patti Petesch - Youth Track Vice Chair
Darryl Genest - Youth Cross Country Vice Chair
Char Engelhardt - Youth Treasurer
Holly Genest - Youth Secretary
Doug Chandler - Former Youth Chair
Ken Emerick - Past Youth Chair

Patti Petesch reported on the status of the replacement of the pole
vault and high jump pits at Sealth Stadium. Bottom line: the school
district doesn't have any money to be able to replace the pits, even
if the Youth PNA helped with the funding.

A back up plan was discussed: move the pole vault event to West
Seattle Stadium; keep high jump at Sealth, but bring in an additional
pad from another site.

Patti reported that USATF wishes to host an Association Workship with
the purpose to help fine-tune the running of the individual
Associations, especially the entry process for Junior Olympics. A
motion was passed, that if the workship did indeed happen, and if the
National office is funding at least two people from our Association, we
would pay for a third person to attend as well. Another motion was
passed that our Regional Chair (Char), our Association Chair (Asha), and
Ken Emerick be the ones to attend the workshop.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 8th, 7pm at Seattle Parks 'n Rec.
This is an executive committee meeting but everyone is welcome to

Remaining 2008 Meetings
April, May, Sept, Nov - executive committee meetings but everyone is
welcome to attend.
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