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Club Meeting Minutes for October 2, 2014
Patrick Stelte President
Hugh Smith Treasurer
Steve Pequignot Touring
Phil Snider Off-Road
Jane Lewandowski Membership
Kathy Boling Newsletter
Tim Claypool Secretary
Jerry Withham racing
Patrick, Meeting called to order with welcome to guest and members.
-Minutes presented for meeting of September 4th 2014. Motion to accept minutes Wendy, second by Patrick. Vote carried minutes accepted.
-Treasurers report by Hugh. He explained debits and credits. Totals include Franke project $942.72, Jerseys -$1183.90 Jersey Bins -$130.00. Phil presented a check for the sale of club String Trimmer and Leaf Blower to NITRO for use in maintaining the Franke trails. Sale total was $400.00, minus $39.90 for repair of equipment, amount to be deposited in Franke project account is $360.10.
-Off Road report by Phil. Monday night and weekend rides continue. Off Roadies will NITRO with trail work and up keep at Franke trails.
-Touring report by Steve. Jersey ride Saturday October 4th mass start at 10:00 am. October rides move to 11:00 am for the remainder of the month. Rides for October 11 & 12 will be show and go. On October 18 club riders will participate in the National Bike Challenge. Another group, Discovery HTC will leave Kokomo and meet 3RVS riders in Wabash. Mileage options are 25 to 66 miles. Last official tour ride will be Sunday, October 26th. Tours then will become show and go with Steve Souers leading the winter rides. Strava Challenge ended with 32 riders participating in the event for the month of September. The club members riding in this event will be awarded metals during the end of year party. The stats were as follows 6 entries at 250 k, 7 at 500 k, 6 at 750 k, 2 at 1250 k, and 6 at or above 1500 k level. Steve explained the engravings that will be placed on the awards. Patrick made a motion to accept the design and purchase the awards, Phil second, vote carried. Also, podium plaques will be awarded to the three highest mileage riders.
-Racing report by Jerry as shared by Kathy. It was reported that we have had 2 events of physical violence and aggressive riding at 2 club sponsored training rides. Also verbal abuse and un-sportsmanlike language has been reported at club training rides. With a lot of input from members present it was decided that a “code of conduct” is needed for club sponsored rides. This topic will be addressed during the off season to allow a full meeting to assure proper handling.
-Newsletter report by Kathy. Combining news for Nov/Dec and Jan/Feb issues. Kathy ask for any member news or season ride highlights to be sent by the 18th of each month.
-Membership report by Jane. Club has a total of 299 members that include 159 single and 140 family (70 x 2). Jane reports several new members signing onto the club.
Publicity report by Wendy. Wendy shared a poster “A” frame, sandwich board design that could be used at club events. A 22 X 28 poster frame and graphics would cost $142.99. The advantage would be ease in setting up where the banner cannot be used. Tim made a motion to purchase 1 set Patrick seconded, vote carried. Wendy to share design choices at next meeting.
-Additional items of interest.
Many new members have asked for Jerseys in sizes the club no longer has. Further discussion to follow in deciding an amount to order. Kathy presented an idea of club up-scale t-shirts for everyday wear. This would be polyester Sport-Tek shirts that would be sold at reasonable prices to members.
-Chilly Challenge. Greg Perrigo has an interest in helping to promote the event. Greg has been a regular rider in the event. Greg feels that the public needs more awareness of the event and wants to help promote the clubs mission to cycling, as well as the Mayor and City of Fort Wayne’s mission of a healthier more active life style through events such as the clubs ride.
Patrick will ask Greg to attend the November meeting to present ideas to the membership.
Wendy reminded the club that a director is needed for the Chilly Challenge.
-Meeting adjourned 8:55 pm.
Prepared by Secretary Tim Claypool