MECTA CAPTAINS' MEETING

April 16, 2004

 The meeting was held at 5:30 PM at Antham Blue Cross/Blue Shiend
Attendees:
Cheryl Gilbert (BIW)
Peter Dube (Semiconductor of Maine)
Tom Blake (Board Member/Unum Provident)
Chuck Record (BankNorth)
Peter Serunian (Board Member/Anthem)
Irene Fitzgerald
Sam Rinaldi (President/Wright Express)
Chris Supple (Vice President)
Pam Swan (Scorer)
Chuck Record (BankNorth)
Bill Whelan (L.L. Bean)
Jim Dyer (Meet Director
Skip Cadigan (USM)
Sean Keough

Order of Events:
 - Sub-committee met to discuss events and problems that we run into with
   the current routine;
 - 2 out of the 5 meets will remain the same - as far as relays are concerned;
 - Scorers and officials will have to understand the scoring/arrangement of
   the new relay events - come up with new names?
 - Concern that there wonít be enough ages to field the new relays;
 - Concern that smaller teams wonít be able to field the new relays;
 - Length of meets because of new relays;
 - Concern about how to line people up in the team 800;
 - Concern that sprints and field events run into one another;
 - Try switching things around during the first meet to see if itís worth
   switching all meets in the future - all in favor with the exception of one;
 - Field events up to Peter.

Regional Meet Flyer:
 - 5K course at South Portland?
 - Place a 'tentative' beside the 5K on the flyer;
 - Cookout?
 - Potluck idea so that MECTA isnít responsible for expenses, etc.;
 - Scratch the cookout? 6 for canceling cookout, 1 no, 1 abstains;
 - Charges for out-of-state athletes?
 - Motion to not allow out-of-state individuals at Regionals -
   3 in favor, 3 opposed;
 - Motion to allow out-of-state individuals to compete at Regionals with
   perimeters - amended to be part of USATF, $20 fee, individuals scored as
   individuals, 2-week sign-up prior to meet - 5 in favor, 3 opposed.

Certificate of Deposit Renewal:
 - 1.43% interest rate in CD;
 - 8-month CD; checking $2260;
 - motion to roll it over to another 8-months - all in favor.

Dues & Rosters:
 - turn in dues and rosters prior to first meet;
 - no dues, no run;
 - rosters by Friday, May 16th;
 - rosters by Friday before each meet;
 - Falmouth 5/28; Brunswick 6/11; South Portland 6/28; Falmouth 7/9; South Portland 7/26.

 - defer the draftees until May meeting.
 - USCAA accepted MECTA bid for 2004 Nationals; will let us run the show;
   1-2 members to serve on NIT; keep our own books but provide USCAA with data;
   USCAA/MECTA to share profit/loss; 7 in favor, none opposed.

 


Submitted by April Laverriere,  April 16 2004.