You may have noticed that there is a slightly new look to the newsletter. Part of this reflects the need to have an online, e-mailable newsletter, and part reflects my inability to load the MS Publisher program off my old computer. The goal will be to publish a good looking newsletter which could contain color photographs, pictures and other items; if you need a paper copy, you will just have to deal with black and white.
MEMBERSHIP – To date, we have had 8 membership renewals. As you may have read in last month’s newsletter, the yearly dues were reduced down to $15/year. If enough people renew, we should be able to maintain nearly all the same benefits as last year, with the exception of the team T-shirt, which can be purchased for $5 with membership. Another benefits include membership in Road Runners Club of America (which includes a quarterly running magazine), bi-annual pasta parties (LA and LB Marathons), newsletters, end-of-year awards and club advertising. If you ran with us in the last 2 years or since January, there is a pre-filled out registration form available from Emmett Rahl after the run. You can just check to see if your information is current and sign away your life! Membership is not required, but if you do enjoy running with us, it helps to maintain the club.
ELECTIONS – As per our club charter, elections are held every two years. Voting is open to all AREC runners, regardless of membership status. Elections were to have closed at the end of January, but due to Limerick’s being closed for two weeks, the election time has been extended by two weeks. Please see Emmett Rahl after the run to vote!
L.A. MARATHON PASTA PARTY – AREC would like to hold a pasta party for the L.A. Marathon. The best days would be Friday, March 1st or Saturday, March 2nd. Usually, about 5-12 people attend (not like last year’s Long Beach), and AREC will provide the pasta and sauces. General announcements will be made about what people need to bring.