Congratulations to FLRC's latest lifetime members: Charlie Fay, Chris Irving, and Mickie Sanders-Jauquet

Good day, runners! A while back, I put out the call for nominations for lifetime membership—the club’s highest honor. The board considered the nominations and has approved the following people, who have been added to the full list of lifetime members. We have all benefited hugely from their tireless efforts, enthusiasm, and experience. Please join me in congratulating:

  • Charlie Fay (@CharlieF) has served on the FLRC board twice, from 2013 to 2014 and from 2018 to the present. In his current board tenure, Charlie is FLRC’s Treasurer, chair of the Finance Committee, and a vital member of the Governance Committee in its efforts to formalize FLRC policies and procedures. He has also served as the Assistant Race Director for the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Mile since 2011, as the FLRC liaison to the Pete Glavin Cross Country Series since 2010, and as an essential food and course setup volunteer for the Skunk Cabbage Classic.

  • Chris Irving (@irvassoc) served on the FLRC board from 2010 through 2017, including some early years as treasurer, before resigning in 2017 to take on the job of FLRC bookkeeper until her retirement in 2022. Throughout that time, she contributed her extensive tax and accounting knowledge to FLRC’s Finance Committee and served on the Philanthropy Committee. She has also long participated in choosing scholarship winners as part of the Scholarship Committee, has helped direct the Fillmore 5K since 2018, and helped direct the Women’s Distance Festival 5K from 2005 to 2012 and again starting in 2021.

  • Mickie Sanders-Jauquet (@mickiejauquet) served on the FLRC board from 2014 through 2022, including two stints as VP of Roads and three years as President. She also directed the Tortoise & Hare trail race from 2015 to 2022 and the Twilight 5K from 2018 to 2022. Other key FLRC tasks included organizing the Annual Picnic for years, serving as the FLRC Merchandise Manager, chairing FLRC’s Philanthropy Committee, and helping out on the club’s Timing Team. In the broader running world, Mickie organized a local RRCA coaching clinic and currently serves as the New York State RRCA rep (for which she was named State Rep of the Year in 2021) and the Eastern Region Director on the RRCA board.

The first step to becoming a lifetime member starts with volunteering at a race, leading a group run, or joining one of our teams or committees (which you can specify when you fill out this year’s board election and runner survey).