Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Annual Meeting: Sunday, September 9th, 3-5 pm

The annual Run Wild Missoula general club member meeting, is your once-a-year opportunity to participate in this aspect of the running club.

  • Place: NE corner of Greenough Park at the Pavilion
  • Date: Sunday, September 9
  • Time: 3-5 PM
  • What: Run, Eat, Meet
  • Who’s Buying: Run Wild MIssoula
  • RSVP: Jen at jboyer@runwildmissoula.org

    Please RSVP if you’re coming – this one is on the house, but I need to know how many of you plan to attend so we can feed and water you properly.

    Honestly, I expect that most members want to pay their dues, enjoy club benefits, and go on about their life. Being a club member should not be another “job” for you to do – it’s supposed to be fun and relaxing.

    That doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in your thoughts and participation if you’re so inclined. We do have some positions on the committee open and, if you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll be electing those positions on the 9th. Positions include Secretary and Membership.

    The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes of the meetings, writing them up and sending them off to the committee members, as well as sending out periodic emails to membership. It is important that the Secretary be able to regularly attend meetings.

    The Membership Director is responsible for keeping track of club members, payments, and keeping a tidy database. This position could be expanded to include generating new members, but that currently isn’t the case.
    Committee members make all the club decisions.

    The Run Wild Missoula committee meets once a month for one or two hours. Other than that, we communicate through email when decisions need to be made between meetings.

    So join us! If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity to meet the people directing the club, and all the other club members you don’t necessarily know.


Jennifer Boyer, President

Wanted: Free Storage and Office Space

Run Wild Missoula has been storing stuff in Nancy Shrader’s garage for the last umpteen bazillion years. This has been very kind of her. However, now that we also have a whole bunch of Missoula Marathon stuff, Nancy’s garage can’t swallow that much. If somebody has knowledge of a storage unit where we might be allowed to store our things for free, that’d be extremely helpful. We’re in a temporary space for the Missoula Marathon items, and we’d like to have it all combined into one spot. Soon, if possible.

Also, Run Wild Missoula needs office space in MIssoula. It doesn’t need to be large, but we need to be able to put a desk and a couple of filing cabinets, have a phone and a place to hang memorabilia on the wall!

I believe it’s important that the running club have it’s own “face”, and a physical address to receive packages. It will help to ensure the longevity of the club, because the club won’t be individual’s houses, but its own entity. Remember, Run Wild Missoula is a 501(c)3 organization, so anybody donating space has a tax-exempt write-off!! (