MECTA CAPTAINS' MEETING
Tom Blake - UnumProvident, board member
Chuck Record - Banknorth, web site 'guru'
Chris Supple - Bass, MECTA/USCAA draftee 'guru'
Cheryl Gilbert/BIW - President
Sam Rinaldi/Wright Express - Vice President
Irene Fitzgerald/Old Port Pension - Treasurer
April Laverriere/CORE, INC. - Secretary
What turned into a very interesting meeting began with a great start. Despite the December chill and rain, we had a productive meeting and missed all of you who were unable to make it. First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a holiday season filled with happiness, hope, and love. I also wish you a wonderful start to what, for all of us, is going to be a very exciting 2004!!! Lets make it the best MECTA year ever!!! I have a feeling this one is going to go down in history - more so than 1994!
Draftees - C. Supple: Chris will be our main contact for the MECTA draftees as well as the draftees for Nationals; We want to have a single point of contact to maintain organization as well as a consistent process; Chris sent out an email this week, which details the process with which he will run (no pun intended); Each team will get to "select" a preferred runner and then the 'draft' will begin based on team size and attendance (for the draftee meeting); This process will be secured by our May draftee meeting as our next two MECTA meetings will focus on this subject; Since there are many differences between the MECTA and USCAA rules, captains are going to have to be prepared and ready to lose a runner to another team during Nationals that they might have had running with them all season (it would be in everyones best interest to attend upcoming meetings in order to prepare accurately). Chris will be keeping us informed and the process will be handled in a fair, concise, and accurate manner. Chris name will be posted on both the USCAA and MECTA web sites.
MECTA Contract w/Tom & April: Still a work-in-progress.
Future Agenda Items: Draftee process; Sponsorship; 2004 Nationals update.See you in January!!!
Submitted by April Laverriere, December 17, 2003.