May 3rd agenda

Hey fellow slugs!

Saturday May 3rd is coming up and it’s a big day for our club. We’ll be running the cardiac pacer and holding an election for next year’s officers + a barbecue. Everyone is welcome to come to either event or both.

Here is the current timeline for that day:

9:00am: Meet where we normally do for practice (east field track) to warm up for the race and sign in. The race is free for those in the club and $5 for those outside of the club.

10:00am: Cardiac Pacer starts near the road by the gym at east field.

~11:15am: Award Ceremony

~11:40 (after awards ceremony): Start the barbecue (there’s a grill near where we meet for practices)

12:00am:  Start the elections for next year’s officers. The only requirements to become an officer are that you’re committed to the team and willing to help out a little bit. You will be guided through the specifics later on.

Becoming an officer benefits the club and can bolster your resume or grad school app as leadership based volunteering.

The positions that need to be filled are:

  • President: Make sure everything  gets done by either you or a fellow officer.  Tasks include but are not limited to: races, shirts, paperwork, practice times.
  • Vice-President: Help out the president.
  • Travel Officer: Be in charge of how the team gets from campus to races/events and back.
  • Treasurer: Collect money, keep a record of it, manage the bank account.
  • Secretary:  Find ways to advertise for the club and respond to people interested in joining (through email usually)
  • Medical Officer: Know CPR in case any one gets injured.

 

If one of those does not suit you, perhaps you might be interested in helping out through an optional officer position:

  • Team Captain:  Lead the team through stretches, “slug chants” at races, etc.
  • Photographer: Take photos at important events such as first practice, races, etc.
  • Webmaster: Maintain the website and/or the facebook group page and/or email.  If no webmaster, these need to be maintained by other officers.

 

It’s a lot of information and I know I didn’t cover every little detail. If you have any questions or just want to know some more specifics, feel free to email me at slugxc@gmail.com

Mike Mueller

Welcome (back) to Slug XC, Winter 2014

Practice times are

  • Monday at 12
  • Wednesday at 12
  • Sunday at 10

Practices are at the fence near the pool at OPERS east field. First practice is Monday, January 13th.

Check out our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/129111617140906/.

Begin Slug XC Fall 2012

Hello Slug XC,

Welcome to another season with the XC Club.  We’re excited to have so many new and returning runners coming out.  Here are some things to know/watch out for in the coming weeks.

  • Club Dues: There will be staggered dues based on whether or not members of the club intend to compete.  Dues for competitive runners are $40 (buys a uniform and covers all entry fees), and non-competitive runners fees are $10 (which covers club social activities).  Additionally, the university charges $10 directly to your student portal for participating in this club.  That means the total cost for the club is $50 for competitive runners and $20 for non-competitive runners.  You have the next one and a half weeks to figure out if the club is for you, and if so, whether or not you wish to compete.  See the attached race schedule to get a sense of the kinds of meets we’ll do.  You don’t have to do all of them to be a competitive runner, but you should have an interest in racing.  Dues will be collected at practice on Thursday, October 4th.
  • Practices:  As a member of the club, we expect a commitment to making it to team practices (barring conflicts with your classes).  Practices are on Tuesdays at 2:30pm and 5pm, Thursdays at 2:30pm and 5pm, and our long runs are on Sundays at 10:00 AM – we meet on campus on the track in front of the pool near Opers.
  • First Race, Baymonte Tek Treck, Scotts Valley, 10/13: Contact club president Aisha Coons (acoons@ucsc.edu) if you want to race.  We will Leave SC early Saturday morning (by 7:00 AM) and return by early afternoon.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or any of the other club officers.  They’re contact info. and our race schedule for the season are on the website.

Happy Running!

Sincerely,

Aisha
Club President

UCSC Cross Country Club