August 1, 2022 Rockets Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Tommy Hart, P. LaRocca, L. Lubarsky, T. LaRocca, J. Moore, P. Mulligan,

R. Williams, J. Rosiello


Pledge: All

Treasurer Report: Lisa gave the report in Nancy’s absent and is on file.

Runner of the Month: (Tony)

This month we voted on the June and July winners. June’s Runner of the Month went to Kyla Leathers for her 2nd Pl OA Female Finish in the Michael Ollis 5K and July’s went to Cheryl and Michael Bergeron for their completing the IRONMAN Lake Placid


NYC Marathon Volunteers (Lisa)

NYRR created an easy link for people to sign up as volunteers to the NYC marathon (Email to members was sent out) JCC and Richmond Rockets will be volunteering at the green village. Buses will be leaving the JCC at 4:30AM. All volunteers receive jackets.


Clove Lake 5K Course (Tony)

Volunteers are needed to help repairing sections of the trial. Refer to the email sent out to sign up for Tuesday August 2nd and Saturday August 6th

Patricia Mulligan (Tony)

Has been accepted into the Staten Island Unsung Hero Hall Of Fame. The award is given to those in the sports community who have given back to the community. The affair will be held at the Staaten on Saturday 17, 2022 at 10am.

Halloween Race

We want this year’s event to be a huge success All agreed that members need to take an active role in the race in some capacity.


Course will remain the same 5K we will need 2-3 people as course marshals with person giving splits at 1- and 2-mile markers

The rockets will not be scoring the race. We voted to have Complete Race Solutions do the scoring/finish line set up. Cost is $6.00 for the first 100 runners and $5.00 thereafter.


Ryan Williams has taken the lead in getting sponsorships. We are looking at getting 6 sponsors at $500 each for their names/business on back of 200 shirts,

Sponsorships for mile markers and vendor tables $$ TBD.


Ryan will contact Rab’s Pro Shop for pricing of shirts


Pre-Registration will be held race week at Jody’s exact date/time TBD


Awards being given is TBD but this is a good example: 1st place Male/Female,

1st,2nd,3rd, AG under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-30 …..etc.


Best costume Adult / Child


Raffles and 50/50


Members should ask their local businesses for donations for raffles. Tony will send all members a sample letter to be used.


Flyer will be done by Andrea should be out ASAP


We will have a kids run with Tommy Hart



Fundraiser

Jules Moore spoke about his friend Lt. Greg "Mickey" Hansen a firefighter who is battling ALS and is going through a rough time. He asks if the Rockets could be of any help and we decided to include the ALS WatchDawgs as a partner in the Halloween Race. Jules will act as liaison and see what resources they can contribute to the event.

For more information, please go to this site https://www.alswatchdawgs.com/

Upcoming Races

The August race calendar is posted on the rocket’s website S.I. (Advance Road Race Calendar) The following races are on Staten Island this month.

· Aug 6-Borough President’s 5K, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park www.completerace.com. AS OF THIS WRITING THIS RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED


· Aug 20 Race For The Chaste, Midland Beach, www.thegorettigroup.org/new-york.html

· Wednesdays– Ocean Breeze Twilight 5K Run, 7 p.m., Midland Beach

· Thursdays– Summer Speed Run, 3 mi., 7 p.m., Clove Lakes Park

· Saturdays– Staten Island A.C. 3-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Clove Lakes Park

· NYRR Staten Island Half-Marathon (Oct 9) Registration is now open

Website

Kyle Keenan is now the webmaster and all Issues/updates should be sent to him.