June 26th 2019 Meeting Notes

The Over the Hill Gang Volkssport Club
Minutes of the June 26, 2019 meeting
Round Table Pizza, 34410 – 15th Ave Ct, Federal Way, WA

Call to Order  President, Diane Wagner, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.  Ten members plus one guest were present.


Carolyn Warhol is walking in Brazil.

Thank you to Dorman Batson for attending the AVA Convention and helping setting up walks.

Thank you Debbie Connell for taking over as point of contact at our Federal Way year round.

Minutes  Motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes of the May 22, 2019 meeting as submitted by the secretary.

Treasurer’s Report  Eleanor Borgardts submitted the report

National Trails Day event :

IVV credit walkers – 74, free walkers – 41 = 115 total walkers

A thank you card was received from AVA for the club’s donation to the Big Give.

Committee Reports

Year Round/Seasonal events (number of participants year-to-date)

Auburn            61

DuPont – Historic Village – 29

Boyhood Memories – 57

Federal Way – no report (May 22 – 20)

Juneau – no report

Kent – Town & Parks – no report  (May 22 – 24)

Green River – no report  (May 22 – 15)

Lake Fenwick – no report  (May 22 – 23)

Ketchikan – no report

Maple Valley – 50

Thank you to points of contact for managing these events.

Membership  Marianne Bastin reported that the total membership is 22 (17 paid, 4 honorary, 1 life)

AVA  Convention report by Dorman Batson

All the walks were well attended.  Dorman did all the walks.

The following issues passed unanimously:

The AVA fiscal year will be moved to a calendar year.  Clubs are not obligated to follow this shift.

Several operational committees were approved for realignment under the Executive Director, strategic committees remain under President and Board.

New board positions were created.

Awards:  Nancy Wittenberg – President’s Award, Publicity – Julie Heath first place photo, Trail Blazer award – Vancouver USA and YRE brochure – Lilac City Volkssport.

The following officers were elected by unanimous vote:  President – David Bonewitz, Vice President – Nancy Wittenberg, Cecelia Miner – secretary and Chase Davis – treasurer.

Dorman attended 2 workshops.  America Walks focused on making walking safer and The Trailmaster’s Program.

Dorman’s overall feeling is that the Convention was very successful.

The next Convention will be in Madison, WI, June 29-Jul 3, 2021.

ESVA  The next meeting is in Winthrop in September.

Break for Drawing  $19.00 was collected.  Eleanor Borgardts won $9.50, $9.50 went to club.

Old Business

Thank you all for your help and moral support for the National Trails Day event.

Hudson Bay Days event is set for August 18, 2019.  Five and 10k routes are together for most of the route.  The 5k is really 6k!  Workers list is available.

New Business

New Year Round events         Kaki Kesterson has been working on walks in the Kent area.  Two are very close to being ready to go.  There’s a Historical route with 3 loops and the Interurban Trail with multiple distance choices. She also has another walk in mind and passed out maps for members to try.  Meet up groups will have to wait until the walks are officially sanctioned but the walks can be done for exercise before that happens.  We have until September 1 to sanction.

Christmas Party          Motion was made, seconded and passed to have the Christmas Party on Dec. 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Round Table Pizza (subject to change if the room is not available then).

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

7-24     The Over the Hill Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

8-18     DuPont Hudson Bay Days events

Respectfully submitted,

Marianne Bastin, secretary