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Latest News / September 2017 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on September 23, 2017, 03:38:32 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
September 7, 2017

Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
Amy Copeland, Membership
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing
Mike Heyes, Webmaster (not present)
Johnny Grabowski, Secretary

Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30PM by Patrick. Introductions and welcome extended to all in attendance including Charles Copeland, Jack Campbell, Phil Snyder and Jennifer Altherr

Secretary - John Grabowski: no report, last month’s meeting minutes passed

50th Anniversary Jersey update
-   Discussion of ordering window and ordering process
-   Scott Tomsits to contact supplier to obtain sizing kit
-   Mona agreed to handle orders
-   Ordering window intended to facilitate new kit arrival in time for year-end party

Officer Reports:

President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
-   Recognition to Steve Pequignot for very successful Century Trifecta Weekend
-   Recognition to Deb Watts, Phil Snyder, Kristine Lines, Jade Armstrong and church members for the St Joe Labor Day century ride.  The club paid for the food with day of donations going to the church.

Treasurer - Hugh Smith: 
-   Expenditures include yearly insurance premium and PNC bank service fee.  No revenue for August.

Touring - Steve Pequignot:
-   Century Trifecta Weekend recap – 100 riders participated in the weekend tours. 11 riders completed 3 consecutive century rides:  Mona Will, Ed Lines, Susan Zuber, Steve Pequignot, John Rodino, Patrick Stelte, Tom Yoder, Mark Geiger, Ted McComb, Rex Connelly, and Shane Powell
-   National Bike Challenge update - 3RVS currently in 5th place overall
-   September Touring Challenge update:  134 signed as of 9/7
-   October Weekend Touring Rides to begin at 11am
-   President’s Ride date discussion - Patrick to follow up
-   A proposal (to Steve) by Ed Lines and Nate Powlson to offer 3RVS baseball caps

Publicity - Mona Will:
-   Journal Gazette to publish article about 3RVS members’ participation in ODRAM

Off Road - Randy Rozewicz:
-   Sep 23rd - NITRO Challenge at Franke Park to include women’s and men’s beginner race and expert race – no age limit
-   Monday night rides continue throughout year or until snow falls (switch to skiing)
-   Saturday, October 9th “Picture Day” from 9am to 12pm
-   Monday, October 11th “Picture Day” starting at 6:30pm
-   The Epic” in Brown Co. October 7th & 8th – NITRO Rally Camp (clinics and riding)  registration starts at 8am
-   Upcoming Destination Ride #6 - Cardinal Trail – Saturday, September 23rd with ride leaders Deb Watts and Randy Armstrong

Newsletter - Scott Tomsits:

Membership - Amy Copeland
-   339 total, 185 individual and 154 family

Racing - Joe Bartels / Dave McComb:
-   CX practice every Wednesday at Franke Park
-   CX racing begins September 9th
-   CX National Championship in January

Webmaster - Mike Heyes (not present)
-   Yearly web hosting service bill paid

Additional Items of Interest:
-   Jersey Ride Saturday, September 16th at Roanoke Park.  Mass start at 10am with cookout to follow.
-   Discussion of proposed “picture day” - further photographer research required

Good of the Order

Meeting adjourned. 9:00 pm
Minutes by Secretary Johnny Grabowski

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Latest News / September 2017 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on September 06, 2017, 02:25:12 AM »
1.  Call to Order

2.  50th Anniversary Jersey Update

3.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - John Grabowski
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
    Publicity - Mona Will -
   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  Membership Appreciation Ride – “Jersey Ride” Update
   - Club Photographer for Weekend Rides

5.  Good of the Order
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Latest News / August 2017 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on August 21, 2017, 05:46:29 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
August 3, 2017

Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer (absent)
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road                                                 
Amy Copeland, Membership
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing
Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent)
Johnny Grabowski, Secretary

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30PM by Patrick. Introductions and welcome extended to all in attendance including Charles Copeland, Jack Campbell, Phil Snyder, Doug Wintin and Dave McComb.

2. 50th Anniversary Jersey
•   Doug Wintin presented a recap of the committee’s process
•   Presentation of final jersey designs to be voted on
•   Discussion of how to gather votes and from whom
•   Targeted voting period of August 17-26 (timeline moved to late August - post meeting)

3. Officer Reports:

Secretary - John Grabowski: passing of July meeting minutes

President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
•   Hugh contacted insurance agent about coverage for outside events (cyclocross)
•   Century Tour in Hicksville, OH for August 26th has been canceled due to lack of support from Three Rivers Velo Sport.  Organizers did not offer $5 discount to club members in exchange for 3RVS promotion.

Treasurer - (report submitted) Income includes Festival Tour registrations; clothing sales, memberships and race team sponsorship.  Expenditures include Festival Tour, medical insurance coverage; Post Box fee; and race team

Touring - Steve Pequignot:
•   August touring rides to begin at 9 am
•   Labor Day ride discussion - Century Tours will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 2nd - 4th starting at 9am each day
•   Discussion of several incidents during recent touring rides:  five incidents in two weeks
•   Discussion of heated argument between two club members during July 29th weekend tour

Publicity - Mona Will: 
•   Chilly Challenge facility rental has been secured

Off Road - Randy Rozewicz: 
•   Coordinate Destination Ride with NITRO
•   Working with Trine University to start tri-athlete team

Newsletter - Scott Tomsits:
•   Email issues with Frontier should all be resolved now

Membership - Amy Copeland
•   336 total, 184 individual and 152 family

Racing - Joe Bartels
•   Dave McComb talked with parks dept. about cyclocross practice at Franke and possible use of other park land
•   First practice began July 26th with seven attendees

Webmaster - (report submitted)
•   Website software updated

4. Additional Items of Interest
•   Club (Jersey) Appreciation Ride with be Saturday, September 16th @ 10am in Roanoke Park.  Patrick will hold post-ride cookout at pavilion for all attending club members

5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 9:00 pm

Minutes by Secretary John Grabowski

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Latest News / August 2017 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on August 01, 2017, 05:50:56 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, August 3rd @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - John Grabowski
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
    Publicity - Mona Will -
   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Festival Tour Wrap Up
   - 50th Anniversary Jersey
   - Jersey Ride Update

4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
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Latest News / July 2017 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on July 13, 2017, 07:26:37 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
July 6, 2017

Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
Amy Copeland, Membership
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing (not present)
Mike Heyes, Webmaster (not present)
Johnny Grabowski, Secretary

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30PM by Patrick. Introductions and welcome extended to all in attendance including Jennifer Altherr, Jack Campbell, Phil Snyder, and new club member Douglas Long.

2. Festival Tour Update:
•   Final preparations coming together
•   SAG arrangements made, supplies from storage gathered (Susan Hunt)
•   Final volunteers for registration, roving SAG & mass start finalized
•   Route has been marked, one short portion moved to Hwy 9 to avoid bad road
•   Amy will handle all Square transactions at registration

3. Officer Reports:

Secretary - John Grabowski: passing of June meeting minutes

President’s Report - Discussion of 3RVS cyclocross practice

Treasurer - Hugh Smith:  Revenue includes membership dues and clothing, as well as racing sponsorships.  The club receives 15% of any race sponsorship.  No expenditures for the month.

Touring - Steve Pequignot:
•   July touring rides begin at 9 am, plans are for August to continue 9 am start time.
•   Hicksville Century Tour follow-up:  Saturday, August 27th.  Phil will inquire the locale hospital about partnership with their charity ride (per 2016.)
•   National Bike Challenge (NBC) update - 3RVS currently in 3rd place nationally for the month of July, and the smallest team in the top 5 (128 members.)  3RVS is currently 4th overall in NBC.


Publicity - Mona Will:
•   Sidebar - Mona’s Monday Morning “Meanderings and Musings Ride” for beginning female cyclists.  The ride is every Monday at 9am from July 10th - end of August with rotating locations at a 10-12 mph pace over 5 to 8 miles.  She is partnering with Summit Bicycles to offer a structured ride to beginning female riders and promote organized cycling.  Steve offered to make this event a club ride.  Mona decided to think about the offer and will respond through officer e-mails.

Off Road - Randy Rozewicz:
•   Big thank you for 3RVS support
•   Participation is up
•   Upcoming off-road out-of-town events
⁃   July 22 Fort Harrison
⁃   August 19 Fort Custer
⁃   October 7 Rally Camp in Brown County

Newsletter - Scott Tomsits:
•   July newsletter sent

Membership - Amy Copeland
•   318 total, 174 individual and 144 family

Racing - Joe Bartels (not present)

Webmaster - Mike Heyes (not present)

4. Additional Items of Interest

Johnny Grabowski - proposing the possibility of having a sports photographer present at 1 designated club touring ride to photograph club members on their bikes and scenic action shots while riding (not unlike professional photos taken at some out of town ride events). The idea would be that the club would arrange for the photographer (or hire them for a fee if necessary) so that club members would be entitled to the photos at either no charge (or greatly reduced charge). This would also provide the club with additional photos for marketing purposes.

It was proposed that we first approach Luis DeVeyra before exploring other options.

5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 9:00 pm

Minutes by Secretary John Grabowski
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Latest News / July 2017 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on July 04, 2017, 08:26:13 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS will be Thursday, July 6th @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

.  Call to Order

2.  Festival Tour Update

3.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - John Grabowski
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
    Publicity - Mona Will -
   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Club Photographer for Weekend Rides

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
   
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Latest News / June 2017 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on June 16, 2017, 09:02:28 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
June 1, 2017

Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
Amy Copeland, Membership - absent
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing
Mike Heyes, Webmaster - absent
Johnny Grabowski, Secretary

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30PM by Patrick. Introductions and welcome extended to all in attendance including Jennifer Altherr, Jack Campbell, Phil Snyder, Brad Smith, Dave McComb, Britani Florian and Zach.

2. Officer Reports:

Secretary - John Grabowski: passing of March meeting minutes

President’s Report - Patrick Stelte: Highlighted recent articles in the Journal Gazette about Gary Painter and Heart of the City Bicycles.

Treasurer - Hugh Smith:  Expenditures included insurance for Festival Tour; revenue includes membership dues and clothing.

Touring - Steve Pequignot:
•   June touring rides begin at 10 am
•   June 17th touring ride is Jammin’ in Roanoke (paid event)
•   3RVS apparel now available for purchase at weekend tours, with new credit card   payment option, cash or check
•   National Bike Challenge (NBC) update - 3RVS currently in 5th place nationally, 117 team members at the end of May.
•   Festival Tour update - Steve is working on securing (5) Tour Ambassadors for 8 am mass start, also looking for 3-4 SAG drivers
•   Discussion of Kreager ride accident (5/30) / ride leadership / group rider safety / incident report

Publicity - Mona Will:
•   Journal Gazette article on Brenda Wiley about bike-packing
•   Cyclofemme recap - very successful (74 participants) compared to last year

Off Road - Randy Rozewicz:
•   Monday night rides are going very well and participation is up
•   Franke trails have been closed due to a very rainy May
•   When trails have been closed, Randy is teaching a skills lab in the parking lot

Newsletter - Scott Tomsits:
•   June newsletter proof has been distributed and revisions are in process

Membership - Amy Copeland
•   307 total, 167 individual and 140 family
•   26 members added in May

Racing - Joe Bartels
•   Sponsorship check given to club treasurer, clothing deposit requested
•   3RVS Racing Team formal proposal:  Moved, seconded, and passed.

Webmaster - Mike Heyes
•   The change in the domain registrar is complete, same company that hosts the website
•   Three security upgrades to website software: version 3.7.2 Joomla
•   Added race information page; Dave McComb will add race results link
•   MTB page is dormant until new information is added by MTB officer
•   The Forum software will be updated with no noticeable change
•   The Festival Tour brochure will be added when it is complete
•   The clothing page needs updated


5. Additional Items of Interest
•   Jennifer Altherr - proposed club purchase of platform-style hitch-mount 4-bike rack to help facilitate destination rides. Club members discussed proposal and offered a counter proposal of borrowing bike rakes from club members in attendance.  This was met with approval.

Festival Tour update
•   Phil Snider will mark the course
•   Amy will run registration with help from Jane Lewandowski (early morning registration)
•   Susan Hunt is confirmed with SAG coordinator

6. Good of the Order

7. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned. 9:00 pm
Minutes by Secretary John Grabowski
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Latest News / June 2017 meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on May 30, 2017, 01:51:39 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS will be Thursday, June 1st @ 7:30pm at the downtown public library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - John Grabowski
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
    Publicity - Mona Will - Cyclofemme wrap up
   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Festival Tour Update
   - Bike Rack for Destination Rides - Jennifer Altherr

4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
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Latest News / May 2017 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on May 20, 2017, 11:32:34 AM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
May 4, 2017

Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
Amy Copeland, Membership
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing - absent
Mike Heyes, Webmaster - absent
Johnny Grabowski, Secretary


1.  Call to Order

Meeting called to order 7:30pm by Patrick. Introductions and welcome extended to all in attendance including Jack Campbell, Phil Snider, Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Pam and Tim Fennel, Doug Wintin, Andy Grote

2.  Jammin’ in Roanoke Charity Ride:  Presentation by Doug Wintin
•   The event is Saturday, June 17th @ 9:30am from Spokesmen Bike Shop on Main St. in downtown Roanoke.  Three distances of 20, 40 and 60 miles.  The registration fee is $30 with a $5 discount for 3RVS club members.  Also included:  a free jar of jam; photo of rider at top of Maplegrove Hill; Joseph Decuis post ride meal, as well as a full SAG for longer routes.  Doug asked 3RVS to make the ride an official weekend club ride, post a notice on the club’s website and use the club’s Facebook page to promote the ride.  After discussion, all club members in attendance voted approval.
Online registration:  www.bikereg.com/jamming-in-roanoke

3. Officer Reports:

Secretary - John Grabowski:
•   The April 2017 minutes were approved by all club members present.

President’s Report - Patrick Stelte:
•   The End of Year Party will be Friday, December 8th from 6pm to 8:30pm at Sweetwater Sound Conference Hall
•   Spokesmen Bicycle in Roanoke with have a special 3RVS open house on Friday, June 2nd from 6pm to 8pm
•   Club member Tania Glass was recognized for her volunteer efforts with safety lights for school kids with an article in the Journal-Gazette

Treasurer - Hugh Smith: 
•   Deposits from membership dues and clothing sales; expenditures included Festival Tour flyers, Cyclofemme donation, IMBA, Bike League and 3RVS Festival registration, website hosting registration, 3RVS Time Trial marker painting and 6 month storage rental fee.
Touring - Steve Pequignot: 
•   New ride leader pace group dates for weekend touring will be posted on 3RVS Facebook page the week of the weekend tour.  This transition allows for more flexibility by ride leaders to set their schedule.

Publicity - Mona Will:
•   Bike Fusion is Friday, May 5th at Turnstone from 5pm to 9pm.
•   Ladies Night Out at Summit Bicycles will be Thursday, May 11th starting @ 4pm
•   Cyclofemme, May 14th @ 2pm at Rockhill Park
•   Dave McComb requested that weekend rides be posted in Friday’s Journal-Gazette “Happenings” section

Off Road - Randy Rozewicz
•   The first Weekly Franke Park organized ride was a big success: 25 participants
•   Randy suggested some kind of general physical assessment training for club members to assist accident victims on club rides.  Andy Grote offered assistance.  Randy and Andy will work together to make it happen.

Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
•   Scott sent out the May newsletter with the old pdf. format at the request of club members.

Membership - Amy Copeland
•   280 total with 12 family and 154 individuals
•   NBC began May 1st and 86 club members where signed up as of May 4th.

Racing - Joe Bartels
•   With Joe being absent, Dave McComb gave an update on the proposed 3RVS race team. 
He continues to work on the design of the race kit.  The Rider Agreement documentation is done.
•   Tuesday Night World Championships began April 19th

Webmaster - Mike Heyes, No Report

4. Additional Items of Interest:
•   The Square:  Club members present agreed the club should buy the $49 Square with the added feature of a chip reader device.  Hugh recommended that the Square should stay with the club member who will have monetary transactions, i.e., Steve Pequignot and Mona Will (clothing purchase).  The sales charge is 2.75% of each purchase.
•   Festival Tour Update:  Mike Sienk will not be in charge of the Festival Tour SAG this year as he has a prior engagement.  The club is looking for volunteers to step up to help.  Patrick suggested offering to pay someone to run the SAG if no club member can be found.  Members present were in approval.

5.  Good of the Order:

•   Scott Tomsits has lined up a possible vendor for the 50th Anniversary jersey – Cuore.  He will be get samples for the committee.

Meeting adjourned. 8:55 pm
Minutes by Secretary John Grabowski and
President, Patrick Stelte
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Latest News / May 2017 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on May 01, 2017, 03:20:04 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS will be Thursday, May 4th @ 7:30 p.m. at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Doug Wintin - Charity Bike Ride Presentation

3.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - John Grabowski
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
    Publicity - Mona Will
   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   - The Square Discussion
   - Festival Tour Update
   - Fort 4 Fitness Update

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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