I'm a new TNT member and I'm interested in doing some open water swim training. Is there a group here in Lincoln that goes out to Branched Oak Lake or another nearby lake? I know Race Omaha has a good setup for open water swims, I was just hoping to find something closer.
New Details for USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships to be Revealed at Omaha Media Event
USA Triathlon will bring its largest and longest-running National Championships event to Omaha this August. The event, which takes place over a two-day period and features two race distances, will offer opportunities for the community to participate as athletes or volunteers, and USA Triathlon will share new information about the race at a press event on March 23.
WHAT: Media event to reveal new community-focused race option and other details as part of the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, scheduled to take place at Omahas Carter Lake on Aug. 13-14.
WHO: Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO
Barry Siff, USA Triathlon Board of Directors President
Alan Kohll, USA Triathlon Certified Race Director and member of the Age Group Nationals local organizing committee
Lou Andersen, Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association CEO
Marjorie Maas, Director of Community Engagement at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Local triathletes will also be in attendance.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. CT, Wednesday, March 23.
WHERE: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, 1200 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. Free parking is available along the curb on North 13th Street, and attendees should enter through the Suite/Club entrance near the Road to Omaha statue.
Driving Directions: Available here
For more information, please contact Lindsay Wyskowski, USA Triathlon Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-426-0909.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Below you will find the minutes from our meeting last Sunday. I am sorry it took so long.
March 31, 2015
Team Nebraska Triathlon Board Meeting
Present: Caleb Smidt, Melanie Chapman, Kendra Whitlock, Gerald Kubiak, Deb Bahr
Nonprofit status w State of NE
Articles of Incorporation
Swim training location, permits
Non- profit status w State of NE
Articles of Incorporation
Club Bylaws Responsible: Kendra will file for the NP Status. The Board will create Articles of Incorporation and Club Bylaws.
Kendra has EIN and will resubmit NP status, since it has expired. Action approved by the board.
Discussion: Kendra has application for EIN to apply for non- profit status. Historically, the club never got NP status. Our EIN IS inactive and we need to reapply. Benefits of NP Status: 1. No tax on revenue, 2. Can accept donations. 3. Less liability.
Prior to submission we must have our Articles of Incorporation and Club Bylaws completed.
The board agreed to keep the Articles of Incorporation separate from Club Bylaws.
During the meeting we began drafting the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Included was further refinement of the board positions, which were approved unanimously by the board.
Part of the treasurers responsibility will be to ensure the IRS form 990- EZ is submitted annually for Non-Profit status.
Mission statement development: ACTION Needed
Club Documents and Access The board agreed to use Google Drive and Google Docs to house all club documentation and minutes.
Google user ID: teamnebraskatriathlon, Pword- tntdynomite
Gerald is removing names of prior treasurer and officers from the bank account and updating access for Caleb and himself.
The board agreed to maintain hard copies of key club information: NP status, tax forms, etc. Deb volunteered to organize and maintain those files after Gerald does an initial cleanup.
Swim training location, swim permits
This agenda item was not discussed and will be deferred to our next meeting.
We did discuss membership meetings twice a year- spring and fall; these can be social events with training or coaching presentations, giveaways etc. Kendra, will coordinate. We agreed to plot out details at our next meeting because we feel this needs to occur pre-season.
Insurance This agenda item was not discussed and will be deferred to our next meeting.
Crave Relationship In 2014 we never ordered from Crave. We owed them an order but we can instead, purchase the vector TNT artwork. Gerald will follow through with that. Cost will be approximately $500. Action was approved by the board.
Submit NP Status Kendra tbd
Schedule Next Meeting 3/31/2016 Caleb 3/13/16
Bank Account Access Gerald 3/31/2016
Obtain Vector Artwork from Crave Gerald 03/31/2016
Complete Articles of Incorporation and bylaws Caleb with board input 3/31/2016
Complete Mission Statement Caleb with board input 3/31/2016