June 24th 2009 Meeting Minutes

The Over the Hill Gang Volkssport Club
June 24, 2009
Round Table Pizza, 34410 16th Ave. S., #101, Federal Way, WA

Call to Order  Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by president, Diane Wagner.  Ten members were present.

Minutes  Motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes of the May 26, 2009 meeting as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report  No report submitted.

Milestones Mel Desmarais and Marilyn Viola walked the event at Crazy Horse.

Committee Reports
 – Marilyn Viola reported that Maple Valley has had 38 walkers YTD (includes 5 so far in June). No reports from Kent, Dupont or Juneau.

Membership –   Marianne Bastin reported that the membership is 53.  Club dues have been received from all but 20 members (13 families).

Sales – Alicia Maxcy reported that she will order New Walker Packets and record books.  She has club shirts.  Sales for the NW Trek event were $41.80.

Sickness/Sympathy – Ken Grieser is home from the hospital and recuperating.  Bob Hellers will have hip repair in July.

AVA  The National Convention is underway in Texas.  Pictures are available on the web site.  All candidates on the ballot were elected.

ESVA  The next meeting will be August 15 in Northgate.

Old Business
NW Trek was a success.  Thanks to everyone for their help.  The new start location outside the entrance was a plus for drawing attention to Volkssporting.  The club sold 18 New Walker Packets.

Break for drawing – no drawing was held.

New Business
The 2010 YRE/Seasonals
 have been renewed.  The Griesers and Chuck Garrison are working on another YRE with the start at Auburn QFC.  The sanction request will probably be in by the next meeting.

November event  Members like the idea of having this event.  It would be a good idea to set a budget for the start location before sanction request is submitted.

Summer picnic  Will be held in August.  Group will do the Maple Valley YRE share a picnic.  Date and time to be announced later.

Good of the Order  Looking forward to 2010.  Gorge events will be held on Father’s Day weekend.  Regional Conference will be held in Alaska.

Adjournment  Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Marianne Bastin, secretary

Dates to remember
June     27        Spokane Hoopfest (Lilac City)
28        SeaTac (SeaTac Volkssport
July      11        ESVA 25 Anniversary (Daffodil) special anniversary stamp
18        Penrose State Park (Key Peninsula Volkssport)
22        The Over the Hill Gang Meeting 7 p.m.

25-26   Ikea Renton River Days (Interlaken Trailblazer)  2 walks/bike
31        NW Hiking Weekend in Ashford (4+) 4 walks
August 1-2      NW Hiking Weekend in Ashford

Remember to pay your club dues!  $5.00 per person, $10.00 per family.  Send to Marianne Bastin, 10310 – 67th Ave. E., Puyallup, WA 98373-1131.  Make checks payable to TOTHG.
We’re waiting to hear from the following:
Bill Stewart
Carol Burroughs
Marlene Hutchison
Kathie Kirkpatrick
Don & Shirley Lindberg
Mel & Sheila Palmer
Pat & Cheryl Patterson
Skip & Susie Probst
Daryl Pulley
Dean & Marion Puckett
Theola Swann
Larry Walsh
Adam & Deborah Wiley, Damian Treat