GAOC Annual General Meeting - 2005
Martha Carr, President
Robin Shannonhouse, Secretary
Steve Shannonhouse, Treasurer
Rick Shane & daughters
Martha called the meeting to order and asked if any officers had reports
Sam Smith, VP Maps proposed that the club rent a cabin at FDR for
a weekend in Fall for the purpose of club members to stay to update the
map. Seconded by Steve Shannonhouse. Passed unanimously. Sam reported
also on possible new map sites. Also there is a possibility we'll be
able to get back into Piedmont NWR.
Steve Shannonhouse gave a Treasurer's report. He handed out
financial reports for 2004 and explained fund accounting. He explained
we lost about $400 on the Convention and A-meet last Summer, since we
had such a low turnout. We gained money on local meets. Shelter rentals
and other costs are going up, but we can handle it.
Steve, as USOF SE Sanctioning Committee member, reported that the
Florida club and the US Team will be hosting an A-meet the weekend
following ours in 2006.
Bill Farrell VP Equipment announced there will be some repairs to
meet equipment and the clubhouse.
Frank asked Robin about whether JROTC membership was up. It is.
Frank Campbell reported on plans for GNC2006, which will also be
the Navy JROTC Area Champs. He feels turnout will be good and he's
currently working on a budget. He estimates 500+ attendance. Hotels in
the area won't hold everyone, so he's planning to investigate various
possibilities. Frank discussed some of the problems we'll have and said
he'd need a lot of club member support. We need to rent some cabins for
meet workers. Andreas will be course setting, Guido results, Robin
registration, Sam vetting, Martha starts, Laurie web info and ONA
publicity. Extreme-O was discussed regarding safety concerns. Another
alternative would be a Pine Mtn Trail Mini-Rogaine. Frank will contact
Chuck Ferguson regarding whether he and Mal want to do an Extreme-O.
Adventure Racers are growing in our club and some are becoming
very good Orienteers. Some alternatives for publicity to AR were
Martha said she needs everyone to think of what they want to do
for local events on GAOC 2006 schedule. Contact Martha with ideas of
where/when you'd like to be meet directors. Steve needs 6-8 months
advance notice for renting shelters.
Civic projects. Bill wants everyone let the club know when they
are doing O-projects outside the normal club schedule.
Frank Campbell brought up the Girl Scout Convention in October
and the fact we'll need a lot of volunteers to man the Orienteering
Team Outfits. Bill was asking about team outfits. Bill would like
input on whether we should have new team outfits and what they should
look like. It was brought up we still have old shirts for sale.
Summer training. Sam will do a Memory-O in July. Sam explained
JROTC Training Camp in September. Liz Curcuru has rented a cabin
for the trainers. The camp will be pretty much the same as usual, except
the JROTC instructors will be required to stay with their students
during training. Sam is taking volunteers for trainers. Laurie and Liz
are planning logistics.
Private O-meets for special groups were discussed. If you are
doing one, please let Martha know in case there's any questions directed
to the club regarding private events. Robin reminded folks that USOF
insurance only cover GAOC events on the schedule. Those members putting
on private O-meets are not covered by USOF insurance.
Meet Director binders. Anyone who is a meet director and doesn't
already have a binder, please pick one up today or contact Martha or
Robin for one.
Support of other SE clubs. Walter has requested GAOC consider a
grant for a new start-up club in South Carolina. Robin suggested we ask
for a proposal that we could consider funding.
Elections. Sam nominated Robin for Secretary. Jeane nominated
Steve for Treasurer. Bill seconded both nominations. Both voted in
Meeting adjourned and everyone gave Martha a round of applause.