Another Mile in the Presidents Shoes
If the RVRR Winter Banquet is an indication, we are going to have a great 1998. Over 75 members and guests attended the Winter Banquet on February 6th. Spook Handy kicked off the evening with familiar songs that had me trying to sing along. Pat Cosgrove then treated us to a wonderful Irish tune. As promised, the Awards Ceremony was fast paced and entertaining. Award recipients are listed on Page 5 of this newsletter. I would like to thank all the club members who organized the evening, with a special thanks to John Nowatkowski and Janice Reid. Club member Dana Gross gets the credit for finding D.J. Ed Wong. Ed had many of us dancing for hours. If you enjoyed Spooks music, ask him to add you to his mailing list. D.J. Ed Wong can be hired by calling him at 610-827-1902.
Never let it be said that RVRR members dont dance. Aside from being a runner, a biker and a swimmer, "Iron" Pete Priolo is quite a dancer. Chopin Pape, RVRRs mascot, also made an appearance at the banquet. Luann Duesterberg presented the Runners World Club Volunteer Award to Rolf Arands. John MacGillivray, the RRCA state representative, recognized Rolf as well for earning RRCAs Eastern Region Best Small Club Newsletter Award. Rolf spends many hours each month on this newsletter and we showed our appreciation. The Lew Gibb Award, the pinnacle award of the evening, was presented to a very worthy Madeline Bost. Your comments on how we can improve the banquet next year would be appreciated. Should we charge $5 next year or should it be at cost, which is approximately $18?
"Never let it be said that RVRR members dont dance."
We are currently planning the first general membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 25th. Our guest speaker will give us tips on running safely. There is absolutely no reason why someone should run on the roads at night in winter without a reflective vest. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 p.m., with the meeting starting at 8 p.m.
With a busy spring racing schedule ahead of us, consider running the towpath kickoff run on April 4th. It is a great training course. With no RVRR relay races on the schedule this year, consider running The Jersey Shore Relay on Saturday, April 18th. Next months newsletter will have details on the Midland Run. If you dont plan on running the 15K, please plan on volunteering. Midland is always a fun day. Best of luck to everyone this racing season. If you would like to purchase RVRR shorts or singlets, leave a message on the hotline.
If you havent visited our homepage on the Web recently, you have to check it out! Gene Gugliotta has done a great job. Use the guestbook to look for love, a running partner or to share your philosophy as to why you run. Finally, if any member wants to participate in a training forum for race directing, we may consider sponsoring you. It is in our best interest to do all that we can to train the next generation of race directors.
March 1998 Newsletter Articles
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