Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Minutes - October 7, 2013


OCTOBER 7, 2013

Members present:   Kendra Borja                     Kristin David Cawn          

Jonathan Meltz                 William Reich                                       

Ken Whittaker                                                                     


Members absent:    Christia Alou White            Mick Digeronimo

                               Bill Wolk                            Amy Wiborg

Also present:           Jerry Estep, Recreation Director

Leslie Rackl, Executive Assistant

Angela Dorney, Recreation Superintendent

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.

Ms. Cawn made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2013, meeting. Motion seconded by Ms. Borja and unanimously approved.

Mr. Estep gave a summary of the recreation programs at this time. There are 88 enrolled in Flag Football, which has just ended. The Intramural Soccer program has 260 enrolled and Travel Soccer has 70 enrolled. Mr. Estep will contact Barry to request use of their lighted fields for Travel Soccer. It was noted that Shipwreck Cove is closed until Spring 2014.

Discussion turned to the Miami Shores 5K Run. Expenses are estimated to be $8000 with $4700 raised in sponsorships at this point. It was noted that the Town of Surfside had 160 participate in their first 5K. The cost for police is estimated at $1350; they cannot volunteer for liability reasons. The shirts for the race will be a two-color shirt (black and white on a grey shirt). The Boy Scouts have volunteered to help with the race. Volunteers for set up are still needed. Ms. Cawn is waiting to hear from Whole Foods about being a sponsor. There is the possibility of joining with Barry next year for a 5K. Barry holds a Thanksgiving ‘Gobble Wobble 5K’ in November.

It was noted that the Miami Shores community bike ride will take place on October 25.

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.