Good morning. I hope you had a great weekend, especially Sunday with our brief warmup and glimpse into spring. It won’t be long now, with any luck.
Thanks to everyone who RSVP’d for our Annual Meeting/Election Dinner set for 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 8) at Jacob & Anthony’s on High Rock Avenue in downtown Saratoga Springs.
We have 45 people on the RSVP list, a great number for the first in-person Annual Meeting since we snuck in the 2020 event just before Covid-19 took over and the shutdowns began. The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is attached, along with the minutes from the February meeting and the approved 2022 budget. Thanks to all for their work on the budget, which was approved at the February meeting.
Annual Meeting attendees can use Jacob & Anthony’s private entrance, which leads to our event space. Food provided by the club and there will be a cash bar for beverages. Remember, if you cannot attend and already sent in an RSVP, please let us know ASAP since we’ll be charged per person.
The nominations for the 2022 officers are:
President – Larry Toole
Vice President – Lee Briggs
Treasurer – Neil Tyrrell
Secretary – Gary Bourgeois
Nominations for any or all of these positions can also be taken from floor at the Election Dinner. Tuesday will be a great day as we welcome the 20th president of the Stryders into office.
Other regular club events are on schedule for this week:
• Wednesday Night Downtown Run at 6 p.m. Start/finish at Whitman Brewing. Don’t forget reflective gear, headlamps, taillights, etc. Parking nearby, mindful that the lot at 20 Lake Avenue is a private lot. Street parking or the Woodlawn garage might be best options. The optional WORKOUT from Stryders coach Mary Fenton was sent to members via email.
• Saturday Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at the Warming Hut at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
• Sunday Long Run at Noon at Unified Beerworks in Malta.
Finally, thanks to all who have reached out with kind and thoughtful notes the last few weeks and days as my time as Stryders president comes to an end. I appreciate it very much, just as I’ve appreciated the support of my fellow officers and members these last six years. It’s truly been a pleasure serving alongside Frank Lombardo, Don Proulx and Lee Briggs (vice presidents), Hilary Claggett and Neil Tyrrell (treasurers) and Jamie Mastroianni and Cori Houry-Kling (secretaries) these last six years.
Thanks as well to Laura Clark, Stryders coaches John Couch, Tony Lupo and Mary Fenton, all our amazing volunteers, group run and event leaders and organizers and of course to Cc Larner for being my rock, sounding board and steady voice of reason.
Last and certainly not least, to you, one of the almost 250-strong members who make the Stryders the Stryders. I’ll see you all very soon, on the roads, trails or tracks here in our wonderful community.
As always, have a great week!
Adirondack Expo volunteers needed
Laura Clark is heading up the effort to work the Stryders booth at the Adirondack Sports & Fitness Expo March 19-20 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The Expo runs from 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. She’s looking to fill volunteer spots:
Saturday: 10-12, 12-2, 2-5 (or any variation)
Saratoga Chowderfest will be Saturday, March 19, so Laura expects “it will be busy … get your volunteer point and some good lunch in the process.”
Sunday: 10-12, 12-2, 2-4.
Please email Laura if you can help. firstname.lastname@example.org