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Minutes from December 6th meeting

First….a message from your departing President, Jimmy Hart, departing Vice President Andrea Dorman and myself, your departing Secretary:….

“ Thank you all for allowing us to represent the Richmond Rockets as your board members for 2017. While I, Darlene, have been a member for close to 10 years, Andrea and Jimmy have been members for over 20 years. That alone is a wonderful testament to how dedicated and loyal we all are to the Richmond Rockets. We sincerely wish our new officers much success and we will be available for any guidance and help along the way. It is a lot of work being an officer, and in order to be successful you need everyone’s help. We have all learned a lot along the way, and we encourage every Rocket to become more involved and help this running club reach its full potential. Power in numbers! We are all looking forward to see what 2018 brings! Go Rockets!”

Our December meeting was very well attended and voting for our new Officers for 2018 took place. And if you haven’t already heard through the grapevine, our new officers for 2018 are:

Toby Beigel-Massa President

Lisa Lubarsky Vice President

Ray Butler Secretary

Nancy Wagner Wetzel Treasurer

Male Open Captain Martin LaRrosa

Male Master Captain Tony LaRocca

Female Open Captain Trish Mulligan

Female Master Captain ?

Meeting Place & Time Manor House 7:15PM

Congratulations to our New Officers and thank you!

Nancy gave our treasurers report and we are happy to say that we have enough money in our scholarship fund for the 2018 distribution of scholarships. Trish Mulligan stated that the 2018 scholarship applications are ready to be distributed to all High School coaches. We invited all members of our club that wish to join our scholarship committee to please reach out to any officer. Our committee will be meeting sometime in March to pick our winners. We are always open to hear any suggestions and encourage you get involved, especially if you wish to contribute ways of improving our scholarship efforts.

Holiday Party ~ An invitation for our annual Holiday Party will be emailed shortly…. Lisa Lubarsky reached out to the Old Bermuda Inn and here is some general info….Party will be on Saturday 2/3 from 7:30 to 10:30…Start off with trays of meats and cheeses, followed by pass around hor d’oeuvres, then three hot dishes, salad, cake, wine, beer, soda and coffee. Room for dancing, Price is $50.00 ($5.00 from each ticket goes toward our scholarship fund) 50/50 and possible raffles. So keep an eye out for the invitation. Invite a friend, a perfect way to introduce them to our running club.

Thank you to everyone that came out and helped us score Cosme’s Annual Turkey Trot at Coney Island on 11/19. Thank you Monica & John Leide, Joanne Rosiello, Jimmy Hart, Andrea Dorman, Ray Butler, Nancy Wagner Wetzel, Bozena, Frank Guarino, Darlene Vigliotti and Trish Mulligan. There were 209 entries and even though the rain did stop, the winds made for a very challenging race. Way to go Rockets! Cosme donated $500.00 toward our scholarship fund for scoring this race.

Runner of the Month for November: We would like to celebrate the three Richmond Rocket members that ran their first NYC Marathon…Congrats to Theresa Notaristefano, Jennifer Endozo, and Kyle Keenan. Way to go!

Remember, you can nominate someone you feel deserves to be recognized each month. It doesn’t have to be someone that ran a marathon, it could any Rocket that is giving it their all and trying their best. Nominations can be sent to any officer during the month or at the monthly meetings.

Birthday Celebrations: We wished a very Happy December Birthday to Lisa Lubarsky, Andrea Dorman, Jenn Mariano-Gregorio and Richie Chin!

In closing, remember, this is your club. Get involved, volunteer, come to meetings, support your officers, invite friends….Let us make 2018 Great!

Our next meeting is January 8th 2018 Manor House at 7:15PM. Please try your best to attend and welcome our new officers!

Wishing you all Best Holiday Wishes


Darlene Vigliotti

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