Pacific Masters Annual Meeting
Pacific Masters Annual Meeting was held at the Shadelands Center in Walnut Creek. A report on the Pacific Masters Activities of 2013 was delivered to all attendees as well as the proposed 2014 budget (income statement and balance sheet) that was approved by the assembled delegates
The delegates voted for Pacific Masters Officers who will serve for a two year term:
Peter Guadagni, President
Jim Clemmons, Vice Chair Administration
Phyllis Quinn, Vice Chair Operations
John Morales, Officer at Large
Teddy Palmer, Treasurer
Leanne Crittenden, Secretary
and Charlene O'Brien was introduced as the new registrar and Top Ten Chair.
Davis Coach Stu Kahn introduced Matt Biondi, a three time Olympian gave the keynote address. Matt spoke about growing up in the Lamorinda area and his swimming career as an age group swimmer, collegiate swimmer then swimming at the Olympics.
Honoring Nancy Ridout
Many of the attendees came to honor our retiring registrar, Nancy Ridout and thank her for the thirty years of work to our LMSC. As a part of this year's Pacific Masters Swimming Annual Celebration and Meeting we honored Nancy Ridout The Committee renamed the Distinguished Service Award to The Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award for Nancy's extraordinary service and contributions to Pacific Masters. The first recipient was Nancy.
Tito Morales wrote a wonderful article about Nancy and her Pacific Masters career that appears in the PacMasters Annual Report.
Contributor of the Year
Cokie Lepinski, PacMasters Coaches Chair, was honored as the Contributor of the Year. Cokie was instrumental in organizing six Coaches/Swimmers Clinics. The Committee recognized the hard work it takes to plan the clinics, encourage lead coaches to come and publicize the meet.
The Pac Masters Committee voted to give its appreciation award to the non-executive committee delegates to the United States Masters Swimming Convention. The Committee recognizes the time they gave to help with the running of our national organization. Award recipients include:
Richard Burns, Chris Campbell, Glenda Carroll Jeremy Cohen, Susan Dragich, Barry Fasbender Ali Hall, Rob Heath, Mary Kahn, Stu Kahn John King, Cokie Lepinski, Bill McCracken Charlene O'Brien, Kerry O'Brien, Phyllis Quinn Tom Reudy, Benicia Rivera, Jim Shaw, Linda Shoenberger, Maggie Tevis, Laura Val, Lisa Ward, Jim Wheeler, and Craig Zais
Fun Fitness and Competition
Michael W Moore