Feb. 10, 2009 - Seattle Parks and Rec

Youth PNA Meeting
February 10th, 2009 7:00pm
Seattle Parks 'n Rec

IN ATTENDANCE - Asha Dean (SCAA), Char Engelhardt, Kenny Emerick, Patti Petesch, Holly & Darryl Genest (FWTC); Tom Potter (SRC); Kwajalein Griffin (RBTC); Helen Woodke (Flying AJ's): Jim Neff and Corey Battin (Rain City); Tom Cotner (PNA Masters)

MINUTES - Minutes of the January 13th meeting were approved.

TREASURER'S REPORT - Char Engelhardt reported as of 2/10/09 that the Youth committee has $10,895 in checking; $16158 in a CD; $23,317 in a money market.

TRACK -2009 Club registration will be due by April 30, 2009. Cost is $50. Late fees for returning clubs will be $100, so the total for a late renewal is $150.

2009 Tentative Youth Track Schedule
May 2 - Rainier Beach meet @ Rainier Beach High School
May 9 - Wings of Eagles meet @ TBA
May 16 - L. Berry meet (Seattle clubs only)
May 30 - Cascade Striders meet (confirmed) @ Sammamish High School
June 5 & 6 - J.O. combined events (intermediate, young wo/men) @ Stevens High School
June 6 - SCAA Fred Dean Invite @ Sealth High School
June 13th - South Kitsap meet @ South Kitsap High School
June 20th - Flying AJ's Classic @ Sealth High School
June 21 - J.O. combined events (bantam, midget, youth) @ Yelm High School
June 27 & 28 - J.O. Associations @ Sealth High School
July 9-12 - JO Regionals @ Willamette University, Salem, OR
July 18 - SeaTown meet @ Sealth High School
July 27-Aug 2 - JO Nationals @ N. Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

2010 JO Track Nationals will be in Sacramento, CA

Patti Petesch mentioned that she will be meeting with our Web Master (Becca Gillespie) about a possible redesign for our youth page so it's more use friendly and contains more information (add'l track meets, USATF resources, etc).

Club assignments for the JO Association meet will be given out in order as the club registrations are received.

On time registration is $5 per event. Late registration is $10 per event. Athletes must register at least two hours before the scheduled time of their event.

BACKGROUND CHECKS - Patti Petesch mentioned that starting this year we will be using a new background screening company, TCLogic. We will be able to register our youth coaches/volunteers online. The clubs will be notified if the person passes and will be posted to the website immediately. More details to come as it becomes available. Cost is $8 per person. A motion was passed that the Youth PNA will reimburse the clubs for the background checks ($8). Please have your background checks submitted before club practices begin.

2009 X-C Junior Olympic schedule
Nov 14 - JO Association, Woodland Park, Seattle
Nov 21 - JO Regionals, Spokane, Plantes Ferry Sports Field
Dec 12 - JO Nationals, Reno, NV

2010 X-C Junior Olympic Nationals will be held in Hoover, Alabama (fly into Birmingham).

Darryl Genest reported on a proposal that was submitted by Bill Roe. Bottom line: to create a one-day event (at the Youth Regional X-C meet, Nov 21st) that would host the youth, open and masters; and a new racing category for the youth division would be added - "Northwest High School Championship." After a very lengthy discussion, it was determined that Tom Cotner needed to go back to the Masters and get their input before anything further can be determined.

NEW BUSINESS - Helen Woodke reported that she has looked into renting a table/space at the high school state track meet (May 29-30). Cost is $200 per day. We're not able to sell anything, but we are allowed to distribute information. There was a brief discussion about a printed program describing each club, and possibly selling ads with the $ going to PNA and the Fred Dean Scholarship. There was also a discussion about distributing a business-card size info card. Darryl Genest also offered to help Helen with this opportunity.

There was also a bried discussion about the Youth PNA buying an ad in the High School State program, promoting the JO Association meet.

MORE NEW BUSINESS - Once again the National office will be hosting a youth workshop, March 28-30 in Atlanta, GA. Kwajalein Griffin (VP, PNA) and Asha Dean (Youth Chair, PNA) will be attending as representatives of our Association. A motion was passed that we would reimburse them for any expenses not already covered by the National office.

OLD BUSINESS - Vic Roberson of Rainier Beach Track Club was the recipient of the 2008 Youth Contributor of the Year. Congratulations, Vic!

2009 Meeting Schedule
March 10th - all clubs' attendance requested - focusing on summer track
April 14th - executive meeting, but everyone is welcome to attend
May 12th - executive meeting, but everyone is welcome to attend
June 9th - all clubs' attendance requested - finalizing Junior Olympics
July, August - no meeting
September 8th - executive meeting, but everyone is welcome to attend
October/Sunday (exact date TBD) - annual meeting/all clubs' attendance requested, planning 2010
November 10th - executive meeting, but everyone is welcome to attend
December - no meeting

Holly Genest
Youth PNA Secretary