Ambler Area Running Club
Welcoming runners of all abilities.
General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Jeff talked about the former U. of Delaware cross-country member fatally struck by a car while running.
(Complete details about the incident are not available) "Share the road" should mean, "share the
responsibility" for runners keeping themselves safe. While we all look good when wearing black, maybe we
should consider bright colors to help drivers (often distracted) see us from far away (Disclaimer: Jeff puts his
headlights on whenever the conditions are less than bright to help others see him).
Public Service Announcement
There is a hazardous waste collection at Temple Ambler on Saturday, 5/18. ( Information ).
Road Runners Club of America meeting
Jeff will represent AARC at RRCA in New Orleans, 3/28-31/19. He will write a summary after the trip.
Running and Racing (R&R)
Broad Street Bus has 36 seats claimed out of 100 (as of 4/1).
Club members should expect a weekly email containing R&R news and club information.
We have 175 single members and 56 family bundles for a total membership of 300. We currently have 46
single members overdue to renew and 32 family bundles overdue. These numbers are consistent with the
membership renewal and growth we've experienced for the last several years.
Overdue members will be removed from the membership list on April 15.
The club's bank account balance decreased by $4,100 over 2018. Income (including membership fees, two
races and sponsorships) was $53,800. Expenses, including scholarships ($3,500), beneficiary payments
($20,000), social functions, RRCA expenses and meeting, were $57,900. The Board will analyze the
financial statements to streamline operations.
Web site content
In order to drive more club traffic to our web site, Howard Cohen has been working to develop (or
encourage) fresh content, including reports from club meetings.
Board of Directors Elections
No new nominations were submitted. Current board was re-elected by acclamation:
Jeff Lofton President
Joe Harrison VP
Kristy Corino Treasurer
Bob Harmon Secretary
Jim Lombardi Immediate Past President
Bob Boland At-large, RRCA Representative
Lauren Brown At-large
Matt Dillon At-large