Saturday, February 15, 1992
Long Beach, California
As part of the seminar session conducted in conjunction with this weekend's activities, an hour was set aside and simply entitled INTERNATIONAL FRONTRUNNERS. The purposes of this meeting were to bring past delegates together once again, to allow new clubs and potential delegates to participate, and to discuss what IF had accomplished to date and had hoped to undertake and carry out by 1994.
Bill W. had allotted this time and called this informal meeting to order at 2:10 PM. Bill advised the group that 1992 represented IF's sixth anniversary as an informal affiliation of Frontrunner clubs and presented a timeline of activities from 1986 to the present. (This timeline was officially documented and subsequently sent to Keith M. for the start-up packets and Tony A. who was preparing the agenda for Forum 4).
Present were: Alden C. - Boston Keith M. - Boston Mike D. - Buffalo David R. - Chicago Richard M. - Dallas * Dan S. - Fort Lauderdale Wes B. - Kansas City Brian E. - Long Beach Bill A. - Los Angeles Conni M. - Los Angeles Lorraine S. - Los Angeles Bill W. - Los Angeles Greg V. - New York Jay D. - Portland Ben F. - San Diego Chris C. - San Francisco Rod D. - San Francisco Julie A. - Seattle Donald W. - Toronto Tony A. - Washington DC Jose C. - Washington DC
* - Recently relocated from Houston, whom he represented at Forum II in 1989
For some, this was their first formal IF meeting. Others had gotten involved over the last couple years, while three attendees'
IF experiences dated back to the first forum in April, 1987. Nonetheless, there was a good deal of enthusiasm toward this "conceptual" group and everyone was willing to share.
Tony stressed that those who would attend the Forum would be sent with the authority to make decisions affecting their club. The number of delegates would also have to be limited because the number of clubs continues to grow and DC planned to keep their meeting on track. Tony felt that their RFP would be going out about six months before the April meeting.
This particular meeting was concluded at about 3:00 PM with various participatants adjourning to a separate room to further discuss Keith's idea about the 1994 venue in New York. Those attending this separate meeting included (but were not limited to): Tony A., Brian E., Richard M., Keith M., Dave R., Greg V. and Donald W.
Bill W., Coordinator