[x] Bob Ellis, President
[x] Doug Berling, Vice-President
[x] Sverre Froyen, Treasurer
[x] B. Brooke Mann, Secretary
[x] Sherry Litasi, A-Meet Coordinator
[x] John Crowther, E-Punch Coordinator
1. General RMOC Updates from Bob: A. Promotional Ski-O meet in Steamboat this Saturday (3/13/2010), in conjunction w/ the North Routt Coureur des Bois XC ski race on Sunday. JP Ingebrigtsen & Charlie Shahbazian are creating the map and courses. Trail passes will be $9 (normal cost is $18), RMOC entry fee will be $6. Skis only (no snowshoes). B. JP has volunteered to be Course Setter for White Ranch. Tentative date is May 1, permit pending. Doug will work on the permit. Brooke will update the online schedule and PDF flier when the date is confirmed. C. Sherry mentioned that Cherry Creek courses need to be submitted one month in advance. John will contact Gøril to check status. D. Doug has BLM/USFS permits and KOA permissions in the works for our Buena Vista meet in May. E. REI workshops coming up: 3/25 in Boulder, 3/31 in Denver, 4/13 in Colorado Springs. REI's Monthly Friday Social will be Intro to Orienteering (led by Bob) on 4/30 in Boulder; extra volunteer assistants needed! E. Our next meeting will be at 7:00 pm MDT on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, via Skype. 3. A-Meet Updates from Sherry: A. Sanctioning: USOF decision expected sometime this week (i.e., by 3/13/2010). Joe Scarborough will be Course Controller. Bob will convene Course Setters to discuss details. B. Registration: 11 so far. April 16 is early-bird deadline. C. ONA Ad: Not yet. D. Permitting: Doug is working on it. i. Manitou (Night-O) -- Application submitted to Sue Miller @ USFS; approved w/ parking @ picnic ground, start @ cattle guard. May have to pay $5 per car for another day at the picnic area if anyone stays past midnight at the parking lot. Cars will pay the $5 fee as they arrive. ii. Lake George (Relay) -- Application submitted to Sue Miller @ USFS; they wanted more details about the specific area we'll be using (which will be the corral area we used last time). Doug also contacted the Lake George Community Park people about using the pavilion (it has electricity); he needs to complete and submit the form; no conflicts anticipated since it's a weekday. iii. Rainbow Falls -- Application submitted to Sue Miller @ USFS, along w/ Plamen's preliminary map. Area along the creek is jumping mouse habitat, which will limit crossing points and course design. The best area for White & Yellow courses is on the west side of the creek, which requires crossing the creek. E. Control Stands: John got some ideas from BOK. Bob made a prototype of his own design for $0.55 each and about one minute per stand; he will test them this weekend at Steamboat. Another option might be the lightweight stands USOF bought a few years ago, but they are apparently lost / missing. Will we be able to get them into the ground? TBD. Doug also offered some ideas (rebar system, heavier). Four control units are being repaired; John Crowther will make required software updates. F. Scheduling: Some have expressed concerns about having US championship events on weekdays. Decision is to keep the schedule as-is, since changing all the permit applications that are already in progress would not be feasible.