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.

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 on July 4th.All Board positions serve two-year terms. A portion of the Board is elected every year.

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 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.

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Kelly "K2" Richards

President

email: president@lgraw.com

I’ve been a member of Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers since moving to Texas in 1998. I regularly participate in weekend group runs and I also spend the weekdays running around the streets and trails of Grapevine. I invite you to join us for a run or walk in our RRCA designated Runner Friendly Community. I’ve served in the club in nearly every capacity – multi-term president; race director of Double Trouble, Bold in the Cold and multiple Fun Runs; various committees; social media coordinator; water duty volunteer and more. I look forward to using my historical perspective of RAW, governance knowledge, fiduciary responsibility, annual running industry education, best practices from running clubs around the country and member’s input to make RAW even better in the future.

Jeff Garber

Treasurer

email: treasurer@lgraw.com

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial records for the club which includes, but is not limited to collecting deposits and disbursing funds in a timely manner, maintaining financial records in a complete and accurate method, prepares periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) financial reports.

Steve Rush

Assistant Treasuer 

email : astr@lgraw.com

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

Joe Lucioni

Vice-President

email: vp@lgraw.com

Charter member past president with that experience I can work with the members of the board to continue keeping RAW the best running club in North Texas.

Caleb Pollock

Director

email:director1@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.

Debbie Yatko

Director

email: director2@lgraw.com

 Running has been a passion of mine since middle school. I ran track and cross country in Spring Branch ISD (Houston). I found running again at the age of 25 and have never stopped. My Husband,Tim, was a RAW runner before we met. We moved to Grapevine in 2012 when our son was a newborn. I started running with RAW soon after (with baby Cyril in the running stroller).  Two years later I was running with Baby Cecilia in that stroller. Now you might see Cyril biking along side me on runs. Along with road racing, I also enjoy trail running, triathlons, yoga, hiking and sand volleyball.  I love the RAW community and am proud to start serving on the board.  

Jack Hase

Secretary

email: secretary@lgraw.com

I started running with LGRAW in 1998 - a month or so after the club started. I've held most positions in the club at one time or another. After 10 years of not being on the board I wanted to reconnect and so rejoined the board in 2017.

Kathryn Gleghorn

Director

email: director3@lgraw.com 

Kathryn is a lifelong runner who joined RAW in 2006.  She has been very active in the club by serving as president, secretary, director, race director and is a Best Foot Forward award winner.  Along with her husband, Bruce, she has hosted several RAW socials in her home.  As a lifelong runner she has run all traditional race distances from a 5K up to an ultra marathon.  Besides running, Kathryn also enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and yoga.  

Ken Merte

Director

email: director4@lgraw.com

My family and I have been Texas and Southlake residents for 13 years. I’ve been running for 50+ years now. My first race was in Munich, Germany at the age of 13. Back home in Michigan, I continued running through high school and a year of college (but at sensible distances - 1/4 mile max!) As age increased, so did running distances. My current preference is half marathon road and trail races. I found RAW during a Double Trouble race and have been with the club ever since.

LGRAW clubhouse

2615 Dove Loop Road

Grapevine, TX 76051

 

LGRAW mailing address

Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers

P.O. Box 2982

Grapevine, TX 76099

 

 

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