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Title: April 2019 club meeting minutes
Post by: Patrick on April 10, 2019, 07:51:47 PM
April 4, 2019

1. Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Patrick Stelte. 
 Officers present included:  Patrick Stelte, Hugh Smith, Doug Wintin, Randy Rozewicz, Scott Tomsits.  Welcome extended to all in attendance including:  Steve Pequignot, Johnny Grabowski, Jack Campbell, Phil Snider, Jade Kelsey, Kay Lynn Isca and Shane Powell.

2. Passage of Minutes - Passed unanimously

3.  Ride of Silence Presentation by Jade Kelsey - Jade is president of Bicycle Friendly Fort Wayne and BFFW has sponsored the local version of Ride of Silence since 2011.  In order to be a sponsor, BFFW must provide liability insurance.  The cost is now prohibitive and Jade requested that The Ride of Silence be added to the 3RVS ride calendar to cover insurance requirements.  To cover the club’s insurance requirements for ride leader, Jade became a club member at the meeting and the ride was added to the 3RVS schedule.

4.  Librarian Kay Lynn Isca Presentation - Kay holds a monthly library “What’s New, What’s Next” meeting for the public concerning local current events.  On Thursday, May 23rd Kay will host a public meeting updating Fort Wayne trails.  She would like a cyclist or two from the club to be available to answer questions from the public about local cycling opportunities.  Anyone interested in answering questions can e-mail president@3rvs.com.  There will be a main speaker about trials to generate public interest.

5. Officer Reports

Patrick Stelte, President 
- No president's report this month.

Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Revenues for tour registrations, tech shirts, memberships and Cyclocross fees.  Expenditures: Three Rivers Festival sponsorship.  A new account was added:  Cyclocross Project.  This fund is to be used to maintain and promote cyclocross at Franke Park.  Racing Fund (unchanged from previous month); Franke Fund (Unchanged from previous month)

Doug Wintin, Touring
- Ride leaders for weeknight and weekend have been confirmed.  Most ride leaders are renewals from last year.  Co-ride leaders have been added to almost every ride.  Doug is looking to add co-ride leaders to “C” and “D” group weekend tours.  Anyone interested can contact Doug at touring@3rvs.com 
- Doug is checking current routes on future rides and is updating maps.
- RMHC is a 3rvs sponsored ride and Doug is in need of 8 ambassadors, 2 for each distance.  If you are interested, please contact him at touring@3rvs.com 

Dave McComb, Racing (No Report)

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
- Franke Park MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) has advanced to the final stages and is close to approval.  The document is scheduled to be signed at the Park Board meeting on Friday, April 19th @ 10am.  It is a 3 year agreement for 3RVS to manage the Franke Park trail system.
- Randy is organizing an IBC instructor seminar and will promote 3RVS at the event.
- Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6:30pm are organized ride days at Franke, weather permitting.

Publicity, Pamela Fennell (Absent, report submitted)
- Three Rivers Festival Tour rack cards have been distributed to different bikes shops and venues including Michigan.  Also, received approval from Festival Tour committee for SWAG bag purchase for participants to Festival Tour

Amy Copeland, Membership
- Total Memberships 231:  110 Family, 121 Individual memberships
- 23 new members not on last year’s list.

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
- April newsletter distributed on the 1st with a second edition on April 2nd including an article from club member Krista Stockman regarding club kits in a number of states in the U.S.

Mike Heyes, Webmaster (Absent)
- Before the meeting, Mike asked for up to $200 to update the look of the club website.  Through e-mail communication, officers approved the expenditure and Mike will report on his endeavor.

6.  Additional Items of Interest

7. Good of the Order
- Club member Shane Powell made an offer to produce a “3RVS hat” for purchase.  Officers and club members in attendance gave a positive response.  Shane was directed to come up with a price point, distribution and marketing plan.  He will report his findings through e-mails to officers and at future club meetings.

8. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned. 8:55 pm

Minutes by President Patrick Stelte