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Touring / Chip N' Seal update 7/29/2014 - Winchester Road
« Last post by Patrick on July 29, 2014, 09:24:01 PM »
Winchester Road has been freshly chip n' sealed. Looking at the County's highway department road work list for 2014, the chip n' seal starts at Ferguson Road and extends to South County Line Road, a total of 6.75 miles.

Here is the website for the County's 2014 road work:
Latest News / Re: Forum to be removed?
« Last post by mheyes on July 21, 2014, 12:17:53 PM »
I spoke with David Park.  He said he couldn't get logged in, but he also uses the forum to keep up with news.  He is off the grid and doesn't access Facebook or other media.

I haven't heard from David Park, but you need to register to login to the Forum. You just click on the "register" link at the top left of the page and then complete the registration process. We don't sell your data cor compromise your privacy like Facebook.

If he has any problems with the process, let me know at webmaster at
Latest News / Re: Forum to be removed?
« Last post by the_bad_fish_2 on July 20, 2014, 07:26:50 PM »
Since the Facebook group was changed from an open group to a closed group, those without Facebook cannot see posts so this makes the forum more important than ever.
Latest News / Re: Forum to be removed?
« Last post by HughDog on July 18, 2014, 04:17:58 PM »
I spoke with David Park.  He said he couldn't get logged in, but he also uses the forum to keep up with news.  He is off the grid and doesn't access Facebook or other media.
Latest News / Re: Forum to be removed?
« Last post by HughDog on July 16, 2014, 07:26:11 AM »
I am not on Facebook or Strava, so this is about the only place that I can get news or post the status of my weekday rides.  I would like it to continue if possible.
Latest News / Forum to be removed?
« Last post by mheyes on July 15, 2014, 12:52:09 PM »
Anyone want it to continue to be available?
Latest News / July 2014 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on July 11, 2014, 05:16:41 PM »
Club Meeting Minutes for July 3,, 2014
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte, President
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Steve Pequignot, Touring
Phil Snider, Off-Road
Kathy Boling, Newsletter
Jane Lewandowsk,i Membership
Wendy Vieyra, Publicity
Officers absent
Jerry Withham racing
Tim Claypool, Secretary
Mike Heyes, Webmaster

Meeting called to order and welcome to guest and members.

President’s Report – Team No Limit Racing requested to hang fliers at the Festival Tour to promote the charity tour “Bike to Build” on August 9th.  The charity donations benefit the building of an orphanage in Haiti for orphans that have lost both parents.  Club members approved the fliers with the stipulation that no more than 2 at registration and 2 at the SAG and No Limit Racing must remove the fliers by the end of the day.

Finance Report – Activity highlights included revenues of 3RVS jersey sales:  $240; $140 in memberships; $129 for Festival Tour and expenditures:  $34 insurance premium.  Currently, 3RVS jersey balance holds (-) $1,543 and the Franke Park Trail Fund is $942.72.  Insurance update:  Questionnaire filled out and sent back to insurance company for 2015 premium.  Confirmation received.  Application for medical coverage sent to club.  7/10/2014 update:  Application has been filled out and sent with premium check.

Touring Report – July and August weekend touring rides will start at 9am.  Steve has offered to map “Bike to Build” route for charity tour on August 9th.  After deliberation, the club decided to add verbiage connecting 3RVS with the map.  On the map Steve will add, “Map creation courtesy of Three Rivers Velo Sport, Northeast Indiana’s premiere cycling club since 1969”.
- Jim Reilly and Rick Bokern will be ride leaders for absent Steve Pequignot on July 12th tour.  They will ride the Festival Tour route as a pre-tour check for any last minute details.
- Huntington Challenge update:  The committee has not met in person, but board members have been in contact with each other.  Changes have been proposed to finish line, challenge format, and timing riders.  A suggestion has been put forth to change the format to a team time trial with chip timing; however, this will be determined at a later date.  The Challenge is set for Saturday, September 20th.  Steve also confirmed that the Huntington Challenge committee has received our offer of $500 sponsorship in lieu of insurance coverage.  3RVS is planning on participating in the Challenge and Steve will be taking applications for riders that are interested in “trying out” for a place on a team(s).  Steve will have further details in the August Quick Release newsletter and on 3RVS’ Facebook page.

Off-Road Report – Change in Franke Park Trials responsibility has interrupted the 3RVS work schedule, which has been suspended.  Phil has met with NITRO to partner with maintenance of the trails; however, NITRO has yet to have a formal agreement with the Parks Department.  Club members at the meeting felt 3RVS should wait until NITRO and Parks have a formal agreement before offering help or a partnership.  In the meantime, the trails have fallen into neglect with the summer growing season.  Also, a recent storm fell large branches across a section, blocking a portion of the trail.  Phil, on his own, sprayed for Poison Ivy and cleared some over-growth.

Newsletter Report – Kathy thanked Steve and Patrick for their continuing contributions.  She noted that the newsletter doesn’t always go out on an exact time due to her work schedule and the hours needed to put the monthly online newsletter together.  She thanks all club members for their patience. 

Membership – Jane reported 277 members as of July 3rd, 132 family members and 145 individual members.  Jane also requests that members please write their e-mail address on the membership application in a legible manner.  Electronic connection with members is vital to communication within the club.

Racing Report – Club member Gary Painter set the national record for 40k time trial in the Masters category at a California race.  Gary is the current, two-time, Masters Time Trial champion and is in training to defend his title later this summer.  The July Tuesday night race schedule is on the club website.

Website Report – Mike e-mailed that he has updated the website with current information.

Tour Festival Update – Jo and Mike Senk will be in charge of the SAG stop.  Jim Reilly is in charge of the moving SAGs.  Kathy Boling has ordered the t-shirts.  25 volunteers have committed, but Luis says there is always a need for more help.  As of July 3rd, 54 have pre-registered.  There will be no coupons or SWAG at registration.

Camping Tour Update – Jim Reilly is in need of 1 or 2 additional ride leaders (pace options).  Amy Copeland, Jim and Bill Lambert are the current ride leaders.  The waiver will be updated and ready for signing before the start of the tour.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55pm
Minutes prepared by Patrick Stelte, President
Latest News / July 2014 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on July 01, 2014, 10:26:41 AM »
3RVS will hold our monthly club meeting this Thursday, July 3rd @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, room B. All are welcome to attend.

1. Call to Order

2. President’s Report

3. Officer Reports:

Secretary - Tim Claypool
Treasurer - Hugh Smith
Touring - Steve Pequignot
Off-Road - Phil Snider
Newsletter - Kathy Boling
Membership - Jane Lewandowski
Publicity - Wendy Vieyra
Racing - Jerry Witham
Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4. Additional Items of Interest

5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment
Latest News / June 2014 club meeting mintues
« Last post by Patrick on June 10, 2014, 10:57:56 AM »
Club Meeting Minutes for June 5,, 2014
*Officers present
Patrick Stelte President
Hugh Smith Treasurer
Steve Pequignot Touring
Phil Snider Off-Road
Kathy Boling Newsletter
Jane Lewandowski Membership
MikeHeyes Webmaster
Tim Claypool Secretary
Officers absent
Jerry Withham racing
Wendy Vieyra

Meeting called to order and welcome to guest and members.
-Presidents report by Patrick. Charles Bash has stepped down as the clubs agent for the non-profit certification with the state of Indiana. Patrick, as president, has assumed the duty as agent for 3RVS Inc. Patrick recognized the many years Charles has completed this task for club members. 2) Patrick received a message from a Homestead High School student Alex Angel wanting to form a school ride club/group. Kathy shared information that she knew of the subject. After discussion, members entertain assisting and instructing when an official school sponsor is selected. 3) Anne Ellis sent a letter of appreciation for the clubs support in the Ride of Silence.   4) Patrick shared the Festival Tour update sent to him by Luis. Plans are on track, volunteers still needed in all areas. Mike Sienk reported an issue with the sag area at Churubusco Park. 5) Kathy shared the Festival T-shirt design and the contest winner Kym Crandal.

-Reading of the minutes for meeting of May 1, 2014. Motion to accept minutes by Steve second by Patrick motion voted and carried.

-Treasurers report by Hugh.  He shared with Patrick the ID and password for automatic deposit and computer banking with the PNC Bank.  Balance of the Franke Trails project is $942.72. Insurance renewal will be August and the 2015 ride event calendar will need to be completed soon to assure proper coverage for events. Hugh reported debits and credits for May.

-Touring report by Steve.  June weekend start time is 10:00 am and will be moved to 9:00 for July.  The Huntington challenge was discussed and a vote was needed to assure proper planning time. After discussing liability concerns with previous events, members decided it would be in the best interests of the club not to provide insurance coverage this year.  Because of the club’s past participation in the event, members present wished to continue to sponsor the event.  Phil made a motion to commit $750 to $1,000 matching last year expenses. After further discussion the commitment was reduced to $500.00.  Phil agreed Patrick seconded the motion carried with all vote from members.  Steve will approach Huntington Challenge committee to determine if sponsorship offer is accepted.

-Off road report by Phil. Phil read a letter sent by the Fort Wayne Parks department terminating the relationship with 3 Rivers Velo Sport and the Fort Wayne Parks Department  over the Franke Park trail system built by Phil and the dedicated group of off-road riders.  The parks dept. terminated the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) contract due to expire in 2015 and has moved the contract to the NITRO club. No parks department member was present at the club meeting to answer or justify this decision.  Phil reported his attendance at the NITRO club meeting and their surprise in this turn of events. Phil expressed his desire to complete projects already underway. Officers and members, while very grateful for Phil’s commitment to this project and the many hours, days, months and years spent developing the trail system, expressed concern of legal action if 3RVS members continued work on the trail system. A sincere disappointment in the Fort Wayne Parks Department was expressed by members and officers in the manner this announcement was handled.  Patrick explained his thoughts concerning the termination.  No club funds will be spent on Franke Trails until further notice.

-Newsletter report by Kathy. Kathy reminds and appreciates members continued effort in submitting newsletter entries before the 18th of each month for consideration of the following month newsletter.

-Membership report by Jane. 126 family members and141 single members for total of 267 members.
-Racing no report.
-Publicity no report.
Webmaster report by Mike.  He renewed the annual website domain name and posted 3RVS festival tour information and payment for those wishing to pay on line. Continue updates and improvements of website.
Meeting adjourned 8:55.

-Prepared by secretary, Tim Claypool
Latest News / June 2014 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on June 02, 2014, 03:41:52 PM »
3RVS will hold the monthly club meeting on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  President’s Report

3.  Officer Reports:   

   Secretary - Tim Claypool
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring  - Steve Pequignot
   Off-Road  - Phil Snider
   Newsletter - Kathy Boling
   Membership - Jane Lewandowski
          Publicity - Wendy Vieyra
   Racing  - Jerry Witham
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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