Board of Directors

 

It takes volunteer members who are willing to actively give their time and talents to the sport and the club by serving in a leadership position on the Board of Directors to help make Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers the outstanding club it is. The RAW Board is composed of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and four Director positions. All positions serve two-year terms. A portion of the Board is elected every year.

 

Serving on the Board has a time commitment of approximately 90 minutes to two hours at the monthly Board meeting. Additional time will be spent on other responsibilities as determined by each position.

 

If you would like an opportunity to serve your club, be more involved in the club or give back to the sport, running for a Board position is an excellent way to accomplish this. Volunteering your time in this way shows your commitment to the club and your willingness to help steer the club in a positive direction.

Bylaws and Policies

 

LGRAW is governed within our bylaws and policies, both of which are

approved by the board of directors. Here are our current bylaws and our policies regarding conflicts of interest, member code of conduct and charitable giving. These documents help guide the board of directors in their decision-making for the club.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any board member or

come join us at the next LGRAW board meeting.

Board Meetings

The RAW Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM unless otherwise posted. Meetings are usually held at the clubhouse. The meeting location is announced in advance of the meeting. All current members in good standing are welcome to attend. Attending a Board meeting is an excellent way to see the Board in action, to learn about the current business affairs the Board is involved in as well as the club’s by-laws and Robert’s Rules of Order.

Annual Elections

Elections are held during the annual meeting in July. All Board positions serve two-year terms. A portion of the Board is elected every year.

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John Teegarden

President (2021-2023)

email: president@lgraw.com

While I still consider myself a newcomer to LGRAW, I have enjoyed serving alongside the other members of the Board this past year as your Membership Director.  It has been rewarding, especially as we navigated through this strange year we have had, to support the activities of LGRAW.  

 

As President, I will focus my efforts on continuing to build and strengthen LGRAW, continuing what K2 and many others have done before her, in promoting our club among the greater Grapevine area and surrounding communities.  I know my life changed for the better not only when I started running (just five years ago) but when we relocated to TX and I found LGRAW.  I'm passionate about encouraging people to be active, and have found LGRAW to be a great place to "exercise" that passion.  I look forward to continuing to see more people embrace that passion as well as become active members of LGRAW.

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Lydia Barnes

Treasurer (2020-2022)

email: treasurer@lgraw.com

I've really enjoyed my time with the group. The group has provided tremendous support and encouragement to me as I've built my running abilities. I hope to give something back to the club though this board position. I also hope to bring my experience in managing budgets to this position. I spent 20 years managing IT projects, including budgets and timelines. I began running 11 years ago and started racing in 2016.

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Alan Sivakumaran

Director (2020-2022)

email:director1@lgraw.com

I have always wanted to serve on the board and understand the background of the club. I also want to be able to share my friends thoughts and concerns. I want to see if there is anything we can do to make the club a welcoming place for everyone. I am hoping to bring a more social media presence on instagram. We have so many running instagram accounts. I feel it would be important to make our presence on there. I also would like to plan events like pizza and cookie parties. I have been running consistently since 2012. I hope to train and run the Boston Marathon one year.

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Caleb Pollock

Vice-President (2020-2022)

email: vp@lgraw.com

I only started running about six years ago to augment my cycling habit. My spouse, Shelly and I joined LGRAW when we moved back to Grapevine from Colorado in 2015. I enjoy running 10k-25k road and trail races. The people of RAW have been influential in my life by motivating me mentally and physically. Serving on the board allows me to give back to the community.

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Sandie Nathan

Director (2021-2023)

email: director2@lgraw.com

I love running! I like running both roads and trails and have run lots of races from 5Ks to ultramarathons. Currently I am working on finishing the six World Marathon Majors with only Berlin and London left! I am interested in helping the club engage with its current members and bringing in new members. I’m an RRCA certified coach. I actively volunteer for water duty, at RAW races and with the Shoes4Funds shoe collection and shipping.

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David Chase

Secretary (2021-2023)

email: secretary@lgraw.com

I’m interested being on the board to give back to the organization that has supported my running for many years and provided a long list of friends. I hope to maintain the current high standards of the club. I’ve volunteered for water duty, at races and I served on the 2021 Budget Committee.  I started running on a $50 bet with my uncle over 40 years ago! I won that bet and got much more than $50 in return. 

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Sakina Vidacak

Director (2021-2022)

email: director4@lgraw.com 

I am a past board member, Bold in the Cold (BITC) Race Director, BITC and Double Trouble volunteer coordinator and frequent water duty volunteer. I’m interested in joining a good group of people to further the interests of the club. I hope to bring the insights I’ve gained from my previous experiences; honest feedback; attention to detail; dry humor and homemade baklava. As for my running, I’m getting slower and I was never fast to begin with! I think I’m funny but my husband, “D” is funnier. Seriously though, I’d love to be on the board again and I truly enjoy learning from the diversity in experiences and thoughts of our members.

Editor’s note: Sakina was the recipient of the 2016 Best Foot Forward.

Steven Rush

Assistant Treasuer (2021-2023)

email : astr@lgraw.com

Married with 1 child, 2 dogs, and a cat. I have a a master’s degree in information management. A long time LGRAW member, I have previously served as a VP, Secretary, and Member at Large. Over the years, I have volunteered  in various roles including that of a LGRAW Navy Admiral. For more than 10-years I have helped with race timing at LGRAW races. I have run in many races including marathon distances. These days however, I mostly enjoy 5K races. I am often seen in our area running or walking with my Collie or Britney mix dog. Thus, my club nickname “Dog Dude”.