MECTA CAPTAINS' MEETING

February 18, 2004

 The meeting was held at 5:30 PM at Wright Express

Attendees:
Cheryl Gilbert - BIW - MECTA President
Sam Rinaldi - Wright Express - MECTA V.Pres
Bill Whelan - L.L.Bean
April Laverriere - Walch Publishing, Secretary
Ben Maynard - IBM (New!)

Note

   - First, Id like to welcome the following individuals and teams to MECTA:
        -  Ben Maynard - IBM,
        -  Gary Powers - U.S. Postal Service
   - Welcome aboard and please do not hesitate to ask any one of us a question in
     regards to getting your new team started.

Nationals Update:

  - Our Sponsorship Committee has reached out to the USCAA Board Members and NIT to
    help with contacting companies for sponsorship;

  - The Road Race Committee has successfully recruited three more individuals to help
    with the tasks at hand (2 from Core, 1 from BIW);

  - Within the Events/Entertainment Committee, the Post-Event Party is the biggest
    endeavor currently - the task at hand is to have a lobster bake but to also make
    it affordable enough for everyone to attend - bartender volunteers are needed for that evening (6pm-12pm);

  - A reminder to get all 2004 Nationals Logo ideas to Tom Blake or April Laverriere
    as the logo design will be voted on at the March 4th Organizing Committee meeting;

  - A reminder that the next Organizing Committee Meeting for Nationals will be held
    at UnumProvident on 3/4/2004 - sub-committees will meet from 5pm-6pm followed
    by the OC from 6pm-7pm;

  - WE STILL NEED MORE INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND SUB- COMMITTEES!!!

  - A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Chuck Record, Jay Milligan, and Banknorth for
    sponsoring the 2004 Nationals Executive Dinner for $2,500!!!

   
REMINDER

   - A REMINDER TO ALL MAINE TEAMS TO GET YOUR NATIONALS TEAM ENTRANCE FEES IN EARLY
     YOUR EARLY PAYMENT DETERMINES WHICH SPOT YOU CAN CHOOSE FOR YOUR TEAM AT THE NATIONALS!!!
  
Fitzpatrick Stadium (Regionals Meet):

  - Tom Blake has opened conversation with Jeff Scully from the Maine Games to see
    if we could use Fitzy on Saturday, 6/26;

  - Jeff Scully (has the track reserved all weekend) has agreed to release it to us
    for X $s;

  - MECTA will decide if we want to go with Fitzy depending upon price stated.

 
 MECTA Web Site:

  - Please be sure to send Bill Whelan (bwhelan@llbean.com) all updated company and
    contact information including mailing address, email address, and phone number;

  - Please be sure to send Bill team pictures so that he can also post those on the
    site - It is very important that you get permission from team members before sending us
    photos since these photos are on the web and there for the world to see.
    This can make some people uncomfortable (to us a polite worde!);

  - A History of MECTA will be re-written by Cheryl Gilbert and Tom Blake to be
    posted on the site;

  - Also, Bill welcomes any and all web site suggestions you might have.
    Remember, this is your site. It is designed to attract new teams AND give you and
    your teams the recognition you deserve!


  
See you at teh next meeting - March 17, 2004!!!  


Submitted by April Laverriere,  February 19, 2004.