May Meeting

Richmond Rockets May Meeting

Attendees: John Dixon, Andrea Germano, Tommy Hart, Paul LaRocca, Tony LaRocca, Lisa Lubarsky, Jules Moore, PatriciaMulligan & Nancy Wagner Wetzel.

Pledge was done by all.

Treasurer Report Nancy gave the report and is on file

Membership Dues (Nancy/Tony)

· Dues are still expected from 3 members who confirmed they will pay.

· 3 members decided not to renew. John Chan, Ray Butler and, Jenelle Piche (Military) who is being re assigned to New Orleans.

· 5 new members.

· During the meeting Paul LaRocca contacted a friend (Ryan Williams) and he joined.


Donation: We agreed to give a $50 donation to the Memorial Day Flag 5K sponsor by Staten Island Running Association. Our club’s name will appear in small print ($100 donation would have been in medium print)


Brooklyn Half Marathon: (Lisa/Tommy)

May 21st Tommy Hart will be getting a bus for the race. Cost is $25. Bus will leave from Victory Blvd./ Ontario Ave (near basketball courts at Clove Lakes) at 5:30 AM SHARP.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Please get your $25 to Tommy, this is first come first served basics there are about 10 seats left. Any concerns contact Tommy

Annual Party (Lisa)

· May 21st Randal Manor Tavern on Castleton Ave early afternoon (after Brooklyn Half Marathon) from 2 -5 pm

· Members and non-members are invited

· Cost $40.00 beer/wine/appetizers

· Year end 2021 club awards and Richie Chin Kind Award at the event.

· Andrea will be doing the flyer and will be sent out on social media

· We will also try to have this in the S.I. Advance emphasizing the Richie Chin Award


April Race Recap: (Tony) Acknowledge the runners who raced in April






Runner of the Month: Jules Moore

50 Miler Bull Run 12:46:00 (Virginia Happy Trails Running Club)

Tony explained that selecting this month’s winner was not easy

Club Runs:

· Run meet-ups

· Lisa plans on starting 5m Fridays (TBD)

· Members can post/email the group for meetups.

· WhatsApp can also be used

Upcoming Races

· Refer to website for races (Advance Road Race Calendar)

· Tommy Hart summer speed runs. 7pm Clove Lakes every Thursday Night May- August

· Spring Melt Down 5K, (Sun May 8, Mother’s Day)

· Pride Center 5K, Snug Harbor (Sat May 14)

http://www.pridecentersi.org/5k-race/ Please contact us at (718) 808-1353 for more information Apparently the website does not have the race posted. Call for details

· Brooklyn Half Marathon (Sat May 21)

· Memorial Day Flag 5K, Brookfield Park (Mon. May 30)

· Utica Boilermaker 15k, Utica NY- Contact Tommy Hart to stay at his house

· NYRR Staten Island Half-Marathon Registration is now open for the October 9th running


Race Log/Results

· The 2022 race log/results is being set up on the website.

· Tony will be maintaining it but will be looking at the NYRR races and other area races that have sortable results by clubs.

· Please send in your race results to: Tonylarocca5K@gmail.com

· Weekly runs (SIAC Fun Run, NYRR weekly park runs, Tommy’s Thursday night runs) will not be included.

· This log will be a factor for us to determine the “Runner of the Month”.


JCC/Rockets Lisa and the JCC will be promoting a beginning running group up to 10 people. This group will meet for six weeks at Clove Lakes under the guidance/coaching of Paul LaRocca with a goal of running a race at the end of the six weeks. Start up will be in June.

Used Running Shoes Josh Pesin (SIAC) collects used running shoes. He receives money for them and distributes that money to various clubs and charities including the Rockets. If you want to donate contact Lisa Lubarsky to arrange, drop off. Meghan Leonard said she has shoes to donate and will make arrangements with Lisa.

Scholarship Presentation was given to Meghan Leonard along with a Rocket Tee Shirt. She talked about her volunteering at running and non-running events. How she got started in running through Tommy’s Thursday’s nights races. And will be running on the Loyola University Maryland Cross Country & Track Team. We wish her success in her collegiate endeavors.