USATF Midwest Region Newsletter


USATF Midwest Region Newsletter                     
Richard Messenger, USATF Midwest Region Representative
July 30, 2018
Dear Midwest Region Association: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Annual Meeting Grant in Aid due by July 31

The Grant in Aid to attend this year's annual meeting in Columbus is due Tuesday, 31 July 5:30pm EST and as you have applied in the past, we invite you to apply once again.  This is a simple application process in the past, with the only attachment needed is a current association bank statement.
This grant is available to smaller associations who often don't have the resources to send a full complement of delegates to the annual meeting.  Funding could range from $1000 to $3000 depending on the association’s distance from Columbus.
Accreditation PFI’s due no later than August 1

Associations who are not yet fully accredited need to submit accreditation PFI’s (plan for improvement) forms no later than August 1 to enable the Accreditation Subcommittee to review in the next step of accreditation. Please contact me if you need any assistance.
Open and Masters Track and Field Championships

Please send the dates of your Open and Masters Track and Field Championships and the number of participants.  Were these meets held in conjunction with another meet or as separate events?  What is your plan for Cross Country for these age groups?  Please forward this information to me by August 6th.
Association Grants due by August 31
You will find the proposal on the Associations Resource Center, direct link:
November 28 - December 2 – Annual Meeting in Columbus

Our Association Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 28 November with the theme of ‘Leadership 101’ to better assist newly elected officers with the information to begin their leadership roles, though all association officers are welcome.

Opening session will be Thursday, November 29, with closing session once again Sunday morning, 2 December.  Additional information will be forth coming.
Association Annual Meeting
Please forward me the date, time and location of your association’s annual meeting.  Please make sure that all members are notified in a timely manner as prescribed in your by-laws.
New Officers
If your association has new officers or committee chairs please send me their names as well as email address and I will add them to my mailing list for this newsletter.

Information Needed for Next Newsletter
If you have news items/pictures from your association, that you would like to submit, please send them to me for inclusion in these e-newsletters. Please advise your sports committees that their submissions are welcome. 
Contact Information
Richard Messenger
USATF Midwest Region Representative - Personal – Legacy address
530 Valley Chapel Rd.
Weston, WV 26452

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