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  • second wind events 12/18-12/25

    The Fun Run is even more fun!  Now through the end of the year, we detour on Tuesday nights through Candlestick Lane. See the map at the end of the email. 

    In town for the holidays? Be on the lookout on our Facebook group for runners (this means you!) posting holiday-day run meetups.

    Crazy enough to want to run a(nother) marathon? Or maybe you’re only half crazy and 13.1 miles sounds like plenty. Second Wind Running Club has a marathon/half marathon training program to help you go the distance! Sign up online  - it's now $75 each. The program is getting close to full so don't procrastinate! Want to be a pacer for spring marathon training? Sign up now! Find the form linked on the marathon training page or click here to go straight to it.  

    2018 Annual Banquet is January 27! Join us at the iHotel (1900 S 1st St, Champaign) for our annual meeting and awards banquet. Race circuit awards, Build-a-Better-Second-Wind awards, as well as our annual club awards will be presented. We will also vote on a proposed Bylaws Amendment that night, as well as approving our next board. Register here, and please consider making a donation to help offset to cost of catering. See the menu and more details here.

    Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Armory on campus. For the month of December the route varies slightly to visit Candlestick Lane in Urbana (see attached map!). We meet at the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group meets and starts from the South West doors for up to 6 miles. The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. No matter your speed you'll be with other club members!

    Post Run: Scottys Brewpub in Savoy. Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30. Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!

    Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 18 at 6pm at a board member's home. Please email if you are interested for the exact location!

    Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm to start around 6:10 . They will meet in the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group will run inside the Armory from now until spring. It costs $3 if you do not have a valid i-card or pass to enter (season passes can be a good option if you want to run inside as the weather gets bad). Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend!   

    Candlestick Lane route:

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    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • second wind events 12/11-12/18

    The Fun Run is even more fun!  Now through the end of the year, we detour on Tuesday nights through Candlestick Lane. Rumor has it the lights will be on this week.

    Annual Award Nominations due WEDNESDAY! Please consider nominating your fellow clubm

     

    ates for an award this year! The awards will be presented at the annual SWRC banquet in January.  There are 13 categories, see the form for all of them. This year you can submit all of your nominations in one form :)  However if you would like to submit them as you think of them, that's fine too. Please have all nominations in by December 12.  Happy Running! https://goo.gl/forms/nDmW0VslDlIlIsr43

    Tomorrow is the last day to get on the ballot for the Second Wind Board for 2018! If you want my job (president) in 2019 when my term is up, I'd strongly recommend joining the board this year. General board members and race timing team members, and a build a better second wind coordinator still wanted! You must express interest by the second Tuesday of December (that's December 11). Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered! See the ad in the bimonthly newsletter, or find all of them here. 

    Newsletter deadline is Friday! Got something for the January/February newsletter? Send it to Nicholas Heller, newsletter editor, by December 15 at newsletter@secondwindrunningclub.org. Send race results to raceresults@secondwindrunningclub.org by then to guarantee inclusion. And, if you have a business that second winders should know about, this would be a great time to place an ad for the 2018 year!

    Crazy enough to want to run a(nother) marathon? Or maybe you’re only half crazy and 13.1 miles sounds like plenty. Second Wind Running Club has a marathon/half marathon training program to help you go the distance! Sign up online by THIS FRIDAY, December 15 for $65 for an individual and $55 for each additional family member. After December 15, it will be $75 each. The program is well over half full so don't procrastinate! Want to be a pacer for spring marathon training? Sign up now! Find the form linked on the marathon training page or click here to go straight to it.  

    2018 Annual Banquet is January 27! Join us at the iHotel (1900 S 1st St, Champaign) for our annual meeting and awards banquet. Race circuit awards, Build-a-Better-Second-Wind awards, as well as our annual club awards will be presented. We will also vote on a proposed Bylaws Amendment that night, as well as approving our next board. Register here, and please consider making a donation to help offset to cost of catering. See the menu and more details here.

    Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Armory on campus. For the month of December the route varies slightly to visit Candlestick Lane in Urbana (see attached map!). We meet at the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group meets and starts from the South West doors for up to 6 miles. The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. No matter your speed you'll be with other club members!

    Post Run: Huraches Moreleon in Urbana. Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30 (and its super close to Candlestick Lane, so you can see the lights). Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!

    Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 18 at 6pm at a board member's home. Please email if you are interested for the exact location!

    Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm to start around 6:10 . They will meet in the Armory (4th and Gregory) until spring. The group will run inside the Armory from now until spring. It costs $3 if you do not have a valid i-card or pass to enter (season passes can be a good option if you want to run inside as the weather gets bad). Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend!   

     

     

     

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    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  • Annual Banquet on January 27th

    Join us at the IHotel on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 for our annual meeting and awards banquet. We will also be voting on a proposed Bylaws Amendment.

    Register here.

    The event is completely free for SWRC members, but those partaking in the buffet dinner are encouraged to donate some amount of your choice (to help defray catering expenses of dinner ($22/plate) and dessert ($4.50/each)).

    Please consider making a donation

    Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option:
    Vegan fajitas

    Regular meal option:
    Baja Buffet:
    Salad: Black Bean, Mango and Jicama Salad
    Entree:
    Ancho-Rubbed Pork Carnitas
    and Chicken Tinga
    Sides: Cilantro Rice and Fire-Roasted Corn

    Served with Flour and Corn Tortillas, Fresh Salsa, Sour Cream and Shredded Cheddar

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    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Proposed Bylaws Amendment to be voted on at the annual banquet

    The board is proposing that we change the words “President-Elect” to “Vice President”. Over the last several years, we have realized that the President-Elect position does not necessarily lead to becoming the President of the club (due to a variety of reasons).We think that altering that position to be Vice President will enable us to more easily attract a candidate to run for it. This will allow there to be some training for a potential successor to the president, without the level of stress and commitment that the President-Elect title carries, especially for the person holding the position.

    As per Second Wind’s bylaws, no amendment may be adopted unless first presented in writing to the Club membership in the announcement of the meeting at which the amendment is to be considered. The Second Wind By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting by the vote of a majority of the members present. This would become effective following the January 2018 annual meeting.

    We anticipate the impacts to the club to be minimal, and to have a positive impact on our ability to have all officer roles on our Board filled by club members with an appropriate level of interest and enthusiasm.

     

    Current bylaw wording

    Proposed bylaw wording

    Changes to note

    Article VII – Board of Directors

    1. There shall be a Board of Directors to manage the affairs of Second Wind and to carry out the objectives and purposes for which Second Wind is organized. 
       
    2. The Board of Directors shall be composed of two (2) elected voting officers, four (4) appointed non-voting officers, and eight (8) to ten (10) elected voting directors. The elected officers shall be a President and President-Elect. The appointed officers shall consist of a Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator. 
       
    3. The appointed officers shall be appointed by the board. An elected director may also serve as an appointed officer. 
       
    4. The terms of office for elected Board members shall be two (2) years and for appointed officers one (1) year. The term of office shall commence on February 1. 
       
    5. Both elected members and appointed officers may serve consecutive terms. 
       
    6.  An election shall be held each year to elect four (4) to six (6) new directors. The election shall be held in conjunction with the annual January meeting of Second Wind. If there is no more than one candidate for either President or President-Elect, that candidate will be seated by a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there are no more than four (4) or five (5) candidates for elected voting directors, all candidates will be seated following a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there is a contested seat(s) for any elected office(s), the Board shall appoint an Election Committee to conduct the election. 
       
    7. If an office or directorship becomes vacant the Board shall have the option to fill the vacancy with an appointee who shall hold this position for the unexpired term of office.

     

    Article VII – Board of Directors

    1. There shall be a Board of Directors to manage the affairs of Second Wind and to carry out the objectives and purposes for which Second Wind is organized. 
       
    2. The Board of Directors shall be composed of two (2) elected voting officers, four (4) appointed non-voting officers, and eight (8) to ten (10) elected voting directors. The elected officers shall be a President and Vice President. The appointed officers shall consist of a Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator. 
       
    3. The appointed officers shall be appointed by the board. An elected director may also serve as an appointed officer. 
       
    4. The terms of office for elected Board members shall be two (2) years and for appointed officers one (1) year. The term of office shall commence on February 1. 

       

    5. Both elected members and appointed officers may serve consecutive terms. 
       
    6.  An election shall be held each year to elect four (4) to six (6) new directors. The election shall be held in conjunction with the annual January meeting of Second Wind. If there is no more than one candidate for either President or Vice President, that candidate will be seated by a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there are no more than four (4) or five (5) candidates for elected voting directors, all candidates will be seated following a show of hands vote at the annual meeting. If there is a contested seat(s) for any elected office(s), the Board shall appoint an Election Committee to conduct the election. 
       
    7. If an office or directorship becomes vacant the Board shall have the option to fill the vacancy with an appointee who shall hold this position for the unexpired term of office.

     

     

    1. None
       
    2. Change the words “President-Elect” to “Vice President”. Over the last several years, we have realized that the President-Elect position does not necessarily lead to becoming the President of the club (due to a variety of reasons). We think that altering that position to be Vice President will enable us to more easily attract a candidate to run for it. This will allow there to be some training for a potential successor to the president, without the level of stress and commitment that the President-Elect title carries, especially for the person holding the position.
       
    3. None.
       
    4. None.

       

    5. None.
       
    6. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. None.

     

     

     

     

     

    Current bylaw wording

    Proposed bylaw wording

    Changes to note

    Appendix A to the Second Wind By-Laws Election Procedure Nominations

    A1. Any Second Wind member wanting to serve as President, President-Elect or as a Board member in the coming year should notify the Board of their intentions on or before the second Tuesday in December. If there are more candidates than available seats for any positions, an Election Committee will be formed.

    A2. The Election Committee will create and make available to members a ballot containing all candidates for all contested positions. Ballots may be mailed to the Second Wind P.O. box or handed to a Board member by the second Tuesday in January.

    A3. The Election Committee will tally the ballots and the results will be announced at the annual January meeting. If there are non-contested candidates for any positions, the Board as a whole will be brought to the membership for approval at this meeting by a show of hands vote. Services on the Board shall commence on February 1.

     

    A4. At the first meeting of the Board after February 1, if either of the elected offices of President or President-Elect are unfilled, or if there are less than eight (8) elected voting directors, then the existing voting Board members shall have the option of electing or appointing a Second Wind member to any of these unfilled positions.

    A5. The Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator shall be appointed positions in accordance with Article VII of the Second Wind By-Laws.

     

    Appendix A to the Second Wind By-Laws Election Procedure Nominations

    A1. Any Second Wind member wanting to serve as President, Vice President or as a Board member in the coming year should notify the Board of their intentions on or before the second Tuesday in December. If there are more candidates than available seats for any positions, an Election Committee will be formed.

    A2. The Election Committee will create and make available to members a ballot containing all candidates for all contested positions. Ballots may be mailed to the Second Wind P.O. box or handed to a Board member by the second Tuesday in January.

    A3. The Election Committee will tally the ballots and the results will be announced at the annual January meeting. If there are non-contested candidates for any positions, the Board as a whole will be brought to the membership for approval at this meeting by a show of hands vote. Services on the Board shall commence on February 1.

     

    A4. At the first meeting of the Board after February 1, if either of the elected offices of President or Vice President are unfilled, or if there are less than eight (8) elected voting directors, then the existing voting Board members shall have the option of electing or appointing a Second Wind member to any of these unfilled positions.

    A5. The Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and Race Coordinator shall be appointed positions in accordance with Article VII of the Second Wind By-Laws.

     

     

     

    A1. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

     

     

     

    A2. None.

     

     

     

    A3. None.

     

     

     

     

     

    A4. Changed wording from President-Elect to Vice President.

     

     

     

    A5. None.

     

     

     

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    Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Second Wind Needs You!

    Second Wind needs you!

    We have openings for the 2018 board and other volunteer positions. If you are interested in helping guide the club going forward, assist in developing the policies and programs to further improve the club and its service to our members, please consider joining the board. If you aren't quite ready to join the board but wish to assist or work with the club in other ways, you can still do that!

    If you are interested in joining the Second Wind Running Club Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term, any other position, or just want to know more information, please email president@secondwindrunningclub.org.

    The slate of candidates for the Board of Directors will be announced in January and confirmed at our annual awards banquet in late January.

    The board is looking for members who would be interested in serving as:

    President-Elect (Vice President)
    Run meetings when the President is absent, and lead one or two club initiatives, in addition to everything regular board members do. Time commitment: 8-12 hours per month.

    Board Members
    Help shape the future of Second Wind! Attend monthly board meetings, serve on a committee or work on a special project (ranging in scope from writing policies, to organizing social events, doing development work, or volunteering to lead program areas that need an advocate). Ability to participate in discussions in person and via email, as well as be an enthusiastic supporter of Second Wind is required. Time commitment: 4-6 hours a month.

    Membership Coordinator
    Keep our membership database up to date. Answer questions and make sure automated emails are sent each month to people who are expiring. Provide a written update to the board each month. Attention to detail, learning how our website works and willingness to work with our web team required. Time commitment: 2-3 hours per month.

    Race Timing Team Member
    Help time races for Second Wind at our events and at races held throughout our community. This is one of the ways the club makes money to help pay for things membership fees don’t cover. Being on time (often before 8am) and working on a computer is required. Time commitment: 3 hours per race, 4 to 6 times a year.

    Build a Better Second Wind Coordinator
    Keep track of individual participation in club activities (like fun run attendance and volunteering at races) for our Build a Better Second Wind program. Prizes are awarded at our annual banquet to members with points in different tiers of participation levels. Attention to detail and proficiency with Excel is required. Time commitment: 3-5 hours, each quarter.

    Race Results Coordinator
    Keep track of race results submitted by club members for our bimonthly newsletter. Attention to detail and regular email access required. Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month.

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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • 2018 half/full marathon training registration is now open!

    Want to run an event at the 10th annual Christie Clinic Marathon on April 28, 2018? Our full and half marathon training programs will help you feel confident and make sure you are prepared to run this race, no matter if it is your first or fifty-first marathon. Register for the same price as 2017 training before September 30! We are limited to 50 full and 75 half marathon training participants.

    Learn all you need to know and find the link to register on the training program page!

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    Sunday, December 31, 2017