President’s Message – March 2013

Thanks to CCAC old and young reliables, Liz Broadrick, Alison Byland, Chris Crema, Bill Dalrymple, Steve Edwards, Dave Farrell, Bill and Cheryl Ferguson, Gael Gilmore, Cathy Hassett, Cathy and George Henry, Herm Jackle, Norma Kelly, John Kerrigan, Cathy Lohse, Jane Lovelette, Sharon Magaliff, Tim Osborne, Eileen Powers, Marianne Singer, Bob Smith, Joe Weinberger, Connie Worgan and Tom Yonce for braving the elements and coping with assorted problems as course guides at the Hyannis Marathon, Marathon Relay and Half Marathon on February 24th. And thanks also to those who worked indoors at the registration tables on Saturday and/or Sunday, who, I believe, have been thanked directly by name by Pat and Tom Nally. Special thanks to Bill Ferguson for captaining the volunteers, and to Cathy Lohse for "manning" the bull horn.

As the minutes of the March meeting attest, we are reprising the Grand Prix races and the annual banquet so we can get an earlier start on setting up next year’s schedule, partly because we will have to get road race permits in some towns, and partly to get better coordinated and more timely communication out to club members. In that regard, I would like to receive members’ comments on the race venues, the locations and the hosts, and on the banquet, which may be due for a change of venue. One comment made so far about the races is that too many were too long; more 5Ks would be preferred. One comment about the banquet is that we may be pricing some members out of attending in choosing a site such as CBI. Comments and suggestions please.

Our regular monthly meeting in April is the club’s Annual Meeting, at which officers are elected. We also will vote on a proposal to change membership structure and fees. We need a quorum of 20 paid-up members present and voting to transact that business. The full agenda will be posted soon.

Thanks to VP, and Johnny Kelley award winner Howard Tansey, a special weekend sales event for CCAC members has been arranged with the Sports Authority in Hyannis on April 6th and 7th: 20% discount. See the club website for details.

One more mile,

Larry Cole

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