Ohio Association Spring/Summer Newsletter – June 1, 2018

2018 will be a very busy year in the Ohio Association.  The USATF Annual Meeting will be here again this year.  To all of those who volunteered to help at the USATF Annual Meeting held here in Columbus last year we will be looking for your help again in 2018.  I was told we have a great group of people that rolled up their sleeves and went to work.  I will be letting everyone know when the volunteer window opens again this year.

We also had several individuals who took advantage of our offer to pay their registration and parking during the annual meeting last year.  At our board meeting in mid-April we voted again to make that offer to 10 of our members.  This year if you are interested in attending the annual meeting to be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus from November 28 – December 2 see below the requirements for consideration.

Requirements for funding the registration and parking are:
  • Must be a member of the USATF Ohio Association
  • Must be an adult member
  • Send in a paragraph or so of why you would like to attend and sent that to:  president@ohio.usatf.org
  • Reimbursement will be made to you after the annual meeting
  • A one page report will be required for reimbursement to let us know what meetings you attended and your overall impressions.
We may have a few other requirements that are currently not known but may be mandated by the national office and we will let those who apply know about any additional requirements that are sent to me.
The Ohio Board also will be helping to fund a night out for those attending the USAFT Association Workshop and the USATF Youth Workshop.  Details are yet to be ironed out with the Columbus Sports Commission.  It was a great event last year and once we have all the details we will let you know more about the event based on those who will be attending the two workshops.

The Ohio Association will be having association championships again this summer and fall so make sure you check the calendar for items of interest.  We also have many clubs available to our youth, open, masters and race walk athletes so be sure to check out the club page.


Our next Association meeting will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at Spring Hollow Lodge located in Westerville, Ohio.  We will be posting more information about the meeting and an agenda on our website.
Karen Krsak
President, Ohio Association