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Latest News / February 2016 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on February 12, 2016, 05:05:11 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES

 
February 4, 2016
Patrick Stelte President
Hugh Smith Treasurer
Steve Pequignot Touring
Phil Snider Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski Membership
(A) Kathy Boling Newsletter-Club wear
Mona Will Publicity
(A) Joe Bartels Racing
Mike Heyes Webmaster
Tim Claypool Secretary    (A) = Officer Absent

-Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to members and officers. Welcome to members Russel Stephens, Rick Borkern and Scott Tomsits.
 
-Minutes presented for meeting of January 7, 2016. Patrick asked for corrections.  Mike requested a correction of new software was not purchased just updated.  Accepted. Steve requested a correction in the election of officers from;
-Election of officers for 2016. With no nominees on record, 2015 officers have accepted continuing service for the club. Correct minutes to;
Motion to amend the above paragraph to read: “Election of officers for 2016. The following members have been nominated to the offices listed below as provided in Article 3.0 of the Constitution. Patrick Stelte, President; Tim Claypool, Secretary; Hugh Smith, Treasurer; Steve Pequignot, Touring Director; Joe Bartels, Racing Director; Phil Snider, Off Road Director; Kathy Boling, Newsletter Editor; Mona Will, Publicity Director; Jane Lewandowski, Membership Director. All of the members listed above accepted nomination. Only one nomination was received for each office. Therefore, and as provided in Article 3.0 of the Constitution all officers are elected by acclamation.”

Steve request officers names to be listed as they were omitted in past documents. Minutes accepted as corrected.

-Hicksville ride for August 27th 2016 by Community Memorial Hospital. Tim reported an update about the ride and shared concerns of insurance related to participants.  The ride will be on the official club calendar and all club members will be covered at the event.  More information to follow.

-Treasurers report by Hugh. Deposits include membership dues and clothing purchase. Debit was for Chilly Challenge.

-Touring report by Steve. Presented a proposal to implement a new program called the 3RVS Wheel of Fame Award. The program would be used to document club members that have reached a 100,000 mile goal. Each rider participating in the program would report achievements to Steve and it would be recorded. Mike purposed adding the program to the website and work with Steve to maintain the program. Steve presented an outline of 16 points or guidelines concerning qualifications for the program for officers to consider. Due to a full agenda the guidelines were tabled to the March 2016 meeting.  Steve also purchased new mapping software for touring maps.  He has encountered problems with the old software and local roads, as well as Ohio roads updates.  He will be compensated by the club.

Off-Road report by Phil. Riding trails when acceptable. Frankie trails have been mostly muddy.

-Newsletter report by Patrick from Kathy. After discussion with officers, a decision has been approved to officially post the newsletter on the website. After much consideration over the difficulty in sending the newsletter via e-mail Mike helped with an idea of posting a link on the home page. An e-mail will be sent to members with a link to the Quick Release Newsletter each month.
-3RVS Wear. Kathy to update stock on hand of clothing. For better accounting the shipping and handling that is absorbed by the club will be reported and adjusted in the account.

-Membership report by Jane. She is working with Steve to send out the membership cards. Memberships are 78 family and 90 individuals total 168.

-Publicity report by Mona. Would like to update brochure photo to include a wider range of age and gender that make up 3RVS.  Once Steve’s program of 100,000 mile rider is implemented would like to involve the Fort Wayne newspapers of the entries and achievements.

-Racing report by Patrick from Joe. Andy Grote extended his apologies that he could not attend our meeting but wished to make 3RVS aware of a race event. The Heritage Days Cycling Festival on June 18th from 3pm to dusk on the campus of Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana. The Heritage Days Festival will host many different events including the race.  The race is sponsored by Team No Limit and Spokesmen Cycling in Huntington.

-Webmaster report by Mike. Continue to upgrade software. Contacted the clubs on-line payment vendor BikeReg. When account reaches $100.00 or more the vendor will send payment. Less than this amount will be held until following month. Working on dropdown options with the social media on home page.

Additional items of interest.
Discussion of Group Riding Guidelines. Kathy provided officers with a guideline that she developed for the Girls Ride Out riders. The group discussed Road Rules and Group Riding Etiquette from the hand out.  Patrick stated the purpose of the group riding guidelines was to give riders information on how 3RVS conducts group rides:  “How we ride”.  These guidelines include common sense road rules and road bike etiquette that has been taught by club members for many years. Steve shared the role of touring ride leaders and how they assist new riders learn how to ride as a group. Steve starts each ride with an informational time that covers many of the common sense topics discussed.

As stated, these are guidelines for group riding participants.  However, there are a few restrictions that need to be addressed.  Those items required extensive discussion: Aerobars and devises that impede hearing such as earbuds or Bluetooth.

Many ideas were shared concerning aerobars, both negative and positive.  Ideas were shared on how riders using aerobars could ride in front or lag behind groups to avoid accidents.  All in attendance agreed that using aerobars inside a group is dangerous and not appropriate on most all of 3RVS sponsored rides.  However, Steve proposed a designated 3RVS ride where aerobars can be used throughout a group.  This ride is already occurring on Monday nights from Leo, IN and is affiliated with Outfitters race team.  This designated ride will allow aerobar riders to practice together without restrictions with the understanding of improving skill levels.  Discussion will continue as more information is collected.

Hearing devises that can impede or obstruct hearing was also a topic of concern. Officers stated safety issues during a group ride and the rider using an ear devise does that impedes the warning sounds from individuals in the group or surrounding traffic and other potential danger sounding warnings. Consideration was discussed concerning riders that must use devises due to work requirements or other family/personal needs, such as impending urgent calls.  This topic also needed further information and will be reviewed at next meeting.  Due to time constraints, the Group Riding Guidelines will be continued at the March meeting.  After the officers and meeting participants come to a conclusion, the guidelines and restrictions will be posted on the club website.

-Phil requested a donation to Heart of the City Bicycles to help further assist with their ongoing project to help disadvantaged riders. Patrick requested an accounting of previously donated funds.  Once received further funding would be considered.

Due to time constraints, the club constitution discussion was put on hold.

Meeting adjourned 9:00 pm.
Meeting Attendance 11
Minutes prepared by Tim Claypool Secretary
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Latest News / February 2016 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on February 01, 2016, 09:25:02 PM »
The 3RVS monthly club meeting is Thursday, February 4th @ 7:30pm at the downtown public library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Hicksville Century Tour - Tim Claypool

3.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mona Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  Discussion of Group Riding Guidelines
   -  Club Constitution
   -  Heart of the City Bicycles Donation
        
5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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Latest News / January 2016 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on January 19, 2016, 09:33:39 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for January 7th 2016

*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Jane Lewandowsk,i Membership
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Joe Bartels, Racing
Tim Claypool, Secretary
*Officers absent
Mike Heyes, Webmaster
Hugh Smith, Treasurer

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to guest, members, and officers. Introduction of officers and members to new member Ryan Bauer and special speaker Robin Mitchel.  Club members John Grabowski and Scott Tomsits were also in attendance.

-Minutes presented for meeting of November 5, 2015. Motion to accept minutes Steve, second by Patrick. Vote carried minutes accepted.

-Election of officers for 2016. With no nominees on record, 2015 officers have accepted continuing service for the club. Patrick extended appreciation to officers for their continued leadership.

*Kathy has decided 2016 will be her last year as newsletter officer. Patrick thanked Kathy for her 25 years of service as club officer. Patrick invited members to consider serving as newsletter editor and step up now so they may learn from Kathy.

-Robin Mitchel presented an idea of developing an android App that members could use to stay in touch.  It could be used to advise of pop-up rides, road hazards/conditions, map updates/changes.  Robin advised how the App could be designed and possibilities of where it could continue to grow.  Discussion with members included maintenance of App and how it could complement the outstanding website we already have.  Patrick purposed a simple start with touring information and build as use continues to grow.  Patrick invited Robin to discuss with Mike and coordinate ideas.  Robin will return to the next meeting with follow up information.  The app would only be available to club members.

-Treasures report by Hugh and presented by Patrick.  Debits include Indiana Business Entity fee, End of Year party, and EOY party member awards.  Deposits include membership dues and donations by guests at EOY party.  Kathy will provide an account of clothing that remains on hand and to provide resale value.  Shipping cost and discounts provided to members at resale will be written off to provide a more accurate accounting of goods on hand.

-Touring report by Steve.  Opening day ride is scheduled for Sunday April 3rd at 12:00 noon.  In an effort to add new adventure to the special event, Steve is looking into new routes.  Steve provided 3 options including route CHS3 with 25/45 miles, KRG3 with 17/25/45 miles and NHS5 with 18/43 miles.  Members discussed the options and added other possibilities.  Steve will reconsider and report findings at next meeting.  The 2016 season will see a reduction in pace groups.  Steve could not find a leader for the 12/13 MPH group.  Riders are always invited and encouraged for all pace groups.  Steve shared an idea to recognizing members that have reached or surpassed 100,000 miles.  Ideas were shared, Patrick suggested compiling a list of members that have already reached this milestone and commemorate these members. then add to the list as members surpass the 100,000 mile post.  Steve to revisit at the February meeting.

-Off Road report by Phil.  Winter season is the Ski/Ride time.  With no snow at this time, focus is on riding trails.  Phil reported trails to be in good condition.  Saturday will be work/ride day at Franke. Storms and wind have dropped many limbs that need cleared from trail.

-Newsletter report by Kathy.  Expect next issue soon.

-Membership report by Jane.  Jane collected many memberships at the EOY party.  Total of 110 include 62 family and 48 individual members.  2015 year ended with a total of 320 members.

-Publicity report by Mona.  Mona’s report centered on the 2016 Chilly Challenge.  Registered rider count was 127 including the in-line skate group that joins each year.  Mona reintroduced the Chili cook-off once again for the Challenge.  Members provided 14 pots of chili.  Judge’s rated the best entries and first place went to Robin Mitchel, second place to Rudy Schmidtke, and a third place tie between John Grabowski and Krista Stockman.  Phil reported the route which is always a Challenge went well except for some flooding on trails and detours from closed roads.

Racing report by Joe.  Joe is making plans to introduce new racers to pace groups and riding etiquette. Through Joe’s commitment the racing group is once again on the increase.  Joe is looking at a new course that will start at the church at Cook and O’Day roads.  Joe is putting plans together for more training and reintroduce a club race.  More information to follow.

-Webmaster.  Mike submit a short report to Patrick that included the need to purchase new support software for the website.

-Additional items of interest. Patrick along with the treasures report shared a wrap up for the EOY party.  Members expressed appreciation for the new venue at Sweetwater Sound.  The catered menu was a hit and the cost was competitive with previous years.  Agenda item:  Group Riding Guidelines was tabled to February meeting due to time.

Meeting attendance 12
Meeting adjourned at 9pm
Minutes prepared by Tim Claypool, Secretary
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Latest News / January 2016 Club Meeting Agenda
« Last post by Patrick on January 04, 2016, 07:07:31 PM »
The 3RVS monthly club meeting will be this Thursday, January 7th @ 7:30pm at the downtown public library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Election of Officers

3.  3RVS “App” Proposal

4.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mona Will (Chilly Challenge Wrap Up)
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

5.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  Discussion of Group Riding Guidelines
   - End of Year Party Wrap Up
        
6.  Good of the Order

7.  Adjournment
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Latest News / November 2015 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on November 20, 2015, 09:40:23 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for November 5, 2015

*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski, Membership
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Mike Heye,s Webmaster
Tim Claypool, Secretary
*Officers absent
Joe Bartels, Racing

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to guest, members, and officers. Introduction of officers and members Dan Hamblin and Scott Tomsits.

-Minutes presented for meeting of October 1st 2015. Motion to accept minutes Jane, second by Mona. Vote carried minutes accepted.

2016 3RVS Century Ride Proposal:  Tim presented a proposal to the club for a partnership with Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio for the 2016 3RVS Century Tour. The hospital’s Health Fit physical therapy fund raising cycling event has been ongoing for many years.  However, their cycling event has received low turnout the last few years and they are asking for the club’s help to increase the number of riders for their event. Tim suggested moving the hospital’s event from May to August 27th 2016 and provide volunteers for our club Century ride. The ride will be on Phil Snider’s loop century course from years’ past.  The hospital will provide full SAG support, police escort for a mass start and a meal after the ride. For their efforts, the hospital will charge participants $20.00 preregistration and $25.00 day of event.  Discussion and ideas were shared. Steve suggested a discount to club members that will keep the price at $20 with proof of membership.  The benefits to the club include no overhead expenditures or club organization personnel.   The downside:  the ride will not be on Labor Day and a cost shift to individual riders.  A vote to accept proposal carried pending clarification of the Hospital’s liability coverage for the event.

-Treasurer’s report by Hugh. Debits included expenditures for the Jersey ride.  Deposits included membership dues, proceeds from century ride and clothing sales.

-Touring presented by Steve. Show N’ Go rides begin November 7th for the cooler season.  Steve reminded members to check the newsletter, club website and Facebook for up to date listings of ride schedules.  Also, Steve presented club memorabilia donated from a departed member’s spouse. Included were booklets and ride patches from the 70’s and 80’s.  Kathy and Mike explained the different patches and their purpose. Finally, Steve ordered the Strava Challenge awards to be presented at the End of Year party.  The cost $372.75 was previously approved.

-Off Road report by Phil.  Saturday rides continue.  Planning trail clean-up with NITRO group. Christmas lights ride is December 17th 6:00 PM Lawton Park parking lot near greenhouses.
Pre Chilly ride December 26th 1:00 PM North Side Park pavilion.

-Newsletter report by Kathy. December will be just reminder of EOY party, Lights ride, and Chilly.

-Membership report by Jane.  Members include 136 family and 184 individual for a total 320 members.  Jane reported 87 new members to the club in 2015.

-Publicity report by Mona.  Mona and Susan Hunt will co-host the 2016 Chilly Challenge. They will be returning to the original theme of a homemade chili contest.  Mona will invite members to share their best chili recipes for the challenge.  Mona shared a Journal Gazette newspaper article with highlights of the 3RVS National Bike Challenge.  Mona also presented a detailed offering and cost of survey companies.  As publicity director, Mona is interested in collecting club members thoughts on how the club officers can better serve its members.  Patrick asked for an idea of more specific goals before proceeding.  Steve explained the downside to online survey companies related to cost and control of content questions.  Steve suggested we use our existing website with the help of our webmaster Mike rather than an outside vendor.  Idea tabled pending further details.


-Racing No report-
-Website report by Mike. Mike has been busy updating the website with enhancements and improved security.  Mike has improved the photo album on Facebook to include stories.

Additional Items of Interest.
*End of Year Party. This year’s party will be held at Sweetwater Sound Conference Hall.  Sweetwater’s kitchen will also cater the food for the party. Members present made a difficult decision from entrée 5 plans offered for a fixed price per head. The winning menu will include Pulled Pork BBQ with garlic mashed potatoes, cilantro lime coleslaw, Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken, grilled vegetables, steamed red skins as well as soft drinks. An exciting program will conclude the evening with a guest speaker and club awards. Cost for the event is compatible with previous EOY parties.

*Officer elections will be in January. Any members wishing to be nominated should send your name and interested office to the President@3rvs.com

*Due to time shortage agenda item Group Riding Guidelines was tabled to the January meeting.

Meeting adjourned.
Prepared by Tim Claypool, Secretary.


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Latest News / November 2015 Club Meeting Agenda
« Last post by Patrick on November 02, 2015, 02:35:39 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, November 5th @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mona Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  End of Year Party
   -  Discussion of Group Riding Guidelines
   -  Chilly Challenge Update
        
4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
   

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Latest News / October Club Meeting Minutes
« Last post by Patrick on October 19, 2015, 06:49:57 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for October 1, 2015
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Jane Lewandowski, Membership
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Mona Will, Publicity
Mike Heyes, Webmaster

*Officers absent
Joe Bartels, Racing
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Tim Claypool, Secretary


Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to member John Grabowski, and officers. 
-Minutes presented for meeting of September 3, 2015. Motion to accept minutes, seconded, vote carried, and minutes accepted.

-Treasurers report by Hugh.  Expenditures include club clothing; supplies, pavilion rental and staffing for Club Century Ride; donation to FWPD Bike Patrol; Club Time Trial staffing by Antwerp Police Dept.  Revenues include membership and cycling cap / clothing purchase.  Final Festival Tour Report:  (-) $95.92.  Final Century Tour Report:  $248.99 expenditures; $68.76 donations.

-Touring report by Patrick.  Steve could not make the meeting due to cycling injury, but asked Patrick to forward touring information.  Supported weekend touring to end Sunday, November 1st.  Weekend Show N’ Go touring to start Saturday, November 7th and will be led, again, by Steve Souers.  Steve will post the schedule on the 3RVS website.

The 3RVS September Strava Challenge had 42 club members participate.  32 members will receive award medallions for completing aggregated levels from 500 km to 1610 km.  Overall standings:  1. Steve Pequignot; 2. Matt Misner; 3. Jody Thomas; 4. Rob Hentz.  Women’s overall:  1. Diane Kennedy; 2. Amy Copeland; 3. Mona Will.

The National Bike Challenge ended September 30th and 3RVS was first in 50-99 participant group and finished 6th overall.  All clubs finishing 1-5 had at least 230 participants.  Individually, 3RVS took the first 10 places for the Indiana individual competition with Steve Pequignot finishing first.

Off-Road Report by Patrick.  Phil could not attend.  Franke rides are finally happening with regularity.  New riders are showing up on most every ride.  All Saturdays in October will be work days for leaf removal.
 
Newsletter and clothing report by Kathy.  Club clothing should arrive by October 9th.  Contact Kathy for purchase and pick up.

Membership Report by Jane.  319 total, 136 family, 183 individual, 87 new members.  The total is a club high as remembered by long-time club members.

Publicity Report by Mona.  Visit Fort Wayne has been contacted by promoting rides in Fort Wayne.  Mona will follow up next spring for a more detailed publication of events with Visit Fort Wayne.  Contact person:  Kristine Guthrie.  Mona talked about surveying club members to query suggestions.  She researched Survey Monkey and found a fee of $228 a year.  Also, there is a discrepancy of club membership to Facebook membership.  200 more Facebook members than club members.  Why?  Survey could explain.  Kathy brought up membership role from last year to this year.  Although the club has 87 new members, 75 members from last year did not re-up their membership.   

Racing Report by Kathy.  Club member and Fort Wayne Outfitter Race Director Gary Painter, won his 4th consecutive National Time Trial Championship in the Master Division in September.  Gary competed in the World TT Championship and finished 5th in Masters.

Webmaster Report by Mike.  Online vendor, Bike Reg, will continue to be the 3RVS vendor for the club.  Mike is researching a better payment system with Bike Reg.  Currently, the vendor only makes two payments per event.  In the case of membership, this meant 3RVS did not get paid regularly throughout the year.  Mike is in communication with Bike Reg to correct this system of payment.  The club will be paid once a month for deposits over $100.

Additional Items of Interest:

3RVS Century Tour Wrap Up:  67 participants, temperature in the upper 80s and sunny.  The location was the Festival Tour route from Hickory Center Middle School to Churubusco Park with loops to complete 100 miles.

End of Year Party:

The party will be Friday, December 4th at Sweetwater Sound.  John Grabowski presented information about the event’s room and contact information.  Sweetwater has its own kitchen and staff to make meals and John suggested contacting the staff for meal preparation cost for the club party.  Patrick will follow up.

Chilly Challenge Update:

Mona Will has taken the lead on organizing the Chilly Challenge for January 1, 2016.  She will contact Tim Claypool for details.  She is looking for volunteer help with the day’s activities.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm

Minutes taken by Patrick Stelte, 3RVS President

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Latest News / October 2015 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on September 28, 2015, 05:48:44 PM »
1.  Call to Order

2.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road - Phil Snider 
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
   Publicity - Mona Will
   Racing - Joe Bartels
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

3.  Additional Items of Interest
   -  Club Century Wrap Up
   -  Club Jersey Ride Update
   -  End of Year Party
   -  Chilly Challenge
        
4.  Good of the Order

5.  Adjournment
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Latest News / September 2015 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on September 18, 2015, 08:02:40 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for September 3, 2015

*Officers present
Patrick Stelte President
Hugh Smith Treasurer
Steve Pequignot Touring
Phil Snider Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski Membership
Kathy Boling Newsletter
Mona Will Publicity
Tim Claypool Secretary
*Officers absent
Joe Bartels Racing
MikeHeyes Webmaster

Meeting called to order 7:30 by Patrick. Welcome extended to guest, members, and officers. Introduction of officers and club members Dan Hamblin, Russ Stephens, John Grabowski, Scott Tomsits..
-Minutes presented for meeting of August 6th 2015. Motion to accept minutes Steve, second by Mona. Vote carried minutes accepted.

-Welcome extended to Officer Treven Brown of Fort Wayne Police department bicycle patrol.
Officer Brown joined the police force in 2005. He has been working diligently in reestablishing the bicycle patrol. Officer Brown is the instructor for the bicycle patrol with 40 officers enrolled.
The 4 day class includes training on the greenway as well as how to dismount a bicycle at full speed when the need arises. The bicycle patrol operates with donations only. The 19 bicycles used by many officers in training and on patrol are older models and require a great amount of maintenance. Officer Brown’s request is to establish a partnership with a 3RVS using the clubs knowledge of bicycling to enhance the patrol. Officer Brown also requested the clubs help in the purchase of repair parts. Patrick made a motion to donate $500.00 for the purchase of parts. Further discussion followed, Officer Brown answered many questions. Patrick reintroduced the motion, Jane seconded vote carried with members present.

-Treasurer report presented by Hugh. Deposits include membership dues, and clothing reimbursement. Debits include continued festival expenses, pavilion rental for jersey ride and insurance premium 2015/2016. Hugh pointed out a great reduction in the club insurance policy.  Hugh presented a detail account of the festival tour. Some expenses are still outstanding, final net income/loss to follow. Patrick reported food coordinator Mike Sienk purchased SAG supplies according to weather forecast and the cost was greatly reduced. Patrick extended the clubs appreciation to Mike and XXX for their continued help with the festival.     

 -Touring report presented by Steve. September touring start time will be 10:00 and October will be 11:00. Labor day Club Century will follow the Festival route laid out by Phil. Steve suggested many options for the tour routes. September Strava Challenge started with 21 riders and had 31 riders entered at meeting time. Steve will up-date totals daily or as time permits.  Awards will be given on distance achieved and a podium will be awarded to the overall winners at the end of year party in December.

-Off Road report presented by Phil. Franke trails are nearly all dry after the summer rains and flooding. Monday trail rides have resumed at Franke. September 12th will be trail work day with riding after. Saturday fat tire rides continue. A tour to the Scout Camp will be later in the month.

-Newsletter-Sportswear report presented by Kathy. Kathy asks that any newsletter submission for October be turned in as soon as possible. Due to prior commitment the newsletter will need completed early for October. An order for clothing is in process and may arrive for the Jersey ride but not guaranteed. Some items have increased in cost. Increase was approved by those purchasing items.
-Membership report presented by Jane. With 134 family and 177 individual membership total is 311. New members total 79 for 2015. Jane reminded members any new or renewal starting in September will extend through 2016.

-Racing report by Kathy. Gary Painter finished 5th in world championship. Moving on to national racing. Kathy had an offer from a new vendor that specializes in tracking time in races through placing electronic chips on riders. Will consider this option for the next ride season.
The $25.00 check approved for Antwerp police in August was returned to Hugh. Kathy requested a $100.00 good faith donation for the great help supplied by the Antwerp officers (2) with the 3RVS Time Trials the last two months.  The donation will be made the Antwerp Police Department as they assigned the officers.  Because the motion was approved 8/15 the vote was for an amended amount.  Amendment approved by members.

-Publicity report presented by Mona. Mona has developed a flier to post in coffee shops and other shops to inform public of club activities. Mona presented information for a “Tailwind” tour. Shuttles and trailers would take riders into the wind 100 miles and group would ride back. Good research was completed for the logistics. Too many details were still in need of completing to meet the September 19th target date. Decision by the members was to table the tour to the 2016 season when time permits careful planning. Patrick thanked Mona for the great research.

Additional Items of Interest.
*Club Century Tour is set for Labor Day. No volunteers were found for the event SAG support.
Patrick asked a friend and co-worker, Otto Boschet, to man the SAG for a fee of $100 and members voted approval.  Club member Deb Watts and Christy Lines (wife of member Ed Lines) will help.

*Planning is underway for the Jersey Ride, October 3rd @ 10am at Roanoke Park and help is needed for this event.

It is with great sorrow that we remember one of 3RVS founding members that recently passed away. Thomas Broxon passed away August 22, 2015 at 90 years. Tom enjoyed helping at SAG stops using his House Bus to help riders. He was one of the founders of the Three Rivers Festival Tour. Tom’s dedication to bicycling will be greatly missed.

-Meeting adjourned.
Prepared by Tim Claypool Secretary.

 
 


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Latest News / I just want to ride my bike
« Last post by mheyes on September 05, 2015, 02:09:17 AM »
and not have to put up with Facebook
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