Kalamazoo Area Runners 2012 Annual Membership Banquet

Thursday, March 15, 2012 

6:30 PM at the Fetzer Center Auditorium on WMU’s Campus

Guest Arrival and Check in from 6:15-6:30 PM

About the Event
The 2012 Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 6:30pm at The Fetzer Center Auditorium (registration and check in 6:15 – 6:30pm).

The evening’s events will be presented in two parts.  Part I will begin with a dinner buffet provided by the Fetzer Center Catering at 6:30pm and a presentation by our special guest speaker, Carey Pinkowski – Race Director for the Chicago Marathon.

Carey has been race director for the marathon since 1990, and since then, the marathon has grown from around 3,600 participants to more than 45,000, making it one of the largest races in the world.

There is a charge ($15 for KAR members, $12 for children under 11 years of age, and $25.00 for non-KAR members) for dinner and the presentation.

Part II will begin at 7:40pm and will include our Runner Recognition Awards, Volunteer Awards, Annual Business Meeting and Election and Door Prize Drawing.  Part II attendance only is FREE of charge.  Pre-registration is required and closes at 1:00pm Friday, March 9, 2012.


Register Here


Below is the evening’s itinerary:

6:15 – 6:30      Guest Arrival and Check in
6:30 – 7:30      Part I: Dinner and Special Guest Speaker – Carey Pinkowski
7:30-7:40         10 minute break, Part II arrivals
7:40 – 8:40      Part II:Awards, Business Meeting and Election, Door Prizes

Dinner Menu:

Caesar salad
Pasta salad
Fruit salad
Bread sticks
Grilled chicken with optional Alfraido sauce
Vegetable melody (Green beans with carrots)
Assorted pies

Volunteers Needed
Assist with this event and earn 10 KAR volunteer points for 2011.
5:30 – 6:00                  2-4 Volunteers Needed for Set Up
6:00 – Event start        2-3 Volunteers Needed for Check in
Beginning at 8:45        2-4 Volunteers Needed for Tear Down

Email Karen Townsend at karen.townsend@kalamazooarearunners.org with questions or to volunteer.