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Latest News / January 2021 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on February 04, 2021, 02:16:59 PM »
3RVS Meeting Minutes - January 2021

    Virtual meeting held via Zoom

    Officers present include John Grabowski, Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Andrea Egeland, Shane Powell, Pamela Fennell, Kent Ellis, Scott Tomsits, Rick Bokern, Randy Rozewicz
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Roianne Smolinski, Ed Lines, Patrick Stelte, Mona Will, Heath Hurst, Ryan Bauer
    Call to Order at 7:30PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Passage of Minutes with noted corrections
    Officer Reports
        President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski:
            Annual Officer Elections
                Due to Kent Ellis resignation for Membership chair and Rick Bokern accepting a nomination for the role with no contest, Rick Bokern will now fulfill the role.
                John asked if anyone would like to nominate anyone for any position. No nominations. All agreed to maintain current officers.
            Johnny nominated Amy Copeland for Vice-President. Amy accepted. All agreed.
            Club Brand Refresh - Johnny started a conversation with Coleman Gieger, who agreed to do design work free of charge. He is a trained designer. The direction is to support all types of bike riding and use club colors. Coleman will create ideas, and Johnny will form a committee. Club colors are per the 3RVS constitution, so any change there would require passage of an amendment. There is demand for club kits and Andrea needs the new logo for the new website.
        Treasurer - Amy Copeland
            Membership renewals for December went well and will be reflected in next month's statement.
            Amy expects to get information on the 501(c)(3) filing by the end of January. 
            This year's expenses were higher than normal, with the annual party being the most expensive ever. 
            Amy will investigate League of American Cyclist insurance coverage and compare it to our current club insurance.
            Shane purchased materials for and built shelving for the new storage unit. $563.48 reimbursement approved by all.
               Expenses: $110.10
               Income:
        Membership - Kent Ellis
            225 memberships, 306 adults. 
            Drawings for prizes
                Renewing membership by January 1:  Mike Lubbehusen will receive a no cost membership next year
                Chilly Challenge Winners Drawn
                    Fred Bailey
                    John Krueger
                    Julie Wolfe
                    James Snyder
                    Victoria Kruse
        Social Media - Andrea Egeland:  N/A
        Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
            No newsletter for January. Will likely put out a newsletter for February.
        Publicity - Pamela Fennell: N/A
        Touring - Shane Powell
             Zwift and Show 'n Go rides are being held.
        Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
            Storage container - Thank-you to Shane and Andrea for helping with storage container shelves. We are ready to move items from the storage unit rental into the storage container. Randy will ask the Parks Department for gravel leading up to the storage container. 
            There has been unauthorized work on the Playground trail at Franke. Unauthorized work must stop.
            Randy will meet with Dave McComb about the cyclocross course.
        Racing - Dave McComb
            Dave is selling 2 ounce Gu type containers of honey.  www.McCombees.com or contact Dave.
            Amy will meet with Dave about the youth mountain bike expense reimbursement requests. They want to lease a trailer.
            Dave will look into purchasing a tent for use at race events. 
    Additional Items of Interest
        Shane Powell - Since we are pursuing 501(c)(3) status, Shane proposed that we create a marketing strategy for potential corporate donor partners. Shane wants to create a committee to develop this strategy and work to take advantage of the 501(c)(3) status. Some ideas include promoting how club membership benefits donor company employees, club memberships for employees of companies that donate a certain amount. Suggestions for how 3RVS would utilize donor funds include sponsoring a Fort Wayne Trails trailhead, improving Franke Park trails, assisting Heart of the City, and support for our youth mountain bike league. Amy, Dave and Andrea are interested in joining the committee.
        Kent Ellis - Suggests the club focus on membership communication without relying solely on Facebook and/or bulk email. Dave suggests exploring a text notification service.
        Steve Pequignot - Annual club award follow up from last month - Steve was able to get 10% discount extended to January 31, 2021. Club officers need to send applicable award information to Steve as soon as possible.
        Mona Will
            Chilly Challenge - Thanks to all that helped and participated to execute Chilly Challenge as a virtual event this year. We had 22 participants.
            Festival Tour Update - There will be three bicycle events
                Friday July 9 will be an enhanced City Tour
                Saturday July 10 will be a gravel ride
                Sunday July 11 will be a road ride
                There will be discounts for early bird sign ups, as well as for signing up for both Saturday and Sunday events. City Tour is only for registered riders.
                Roianne has volunteered to be a volunteer coordinator. We will need many volunteers to have a successful multi-day event.
            Proposal for the club to sponsor the new Becketts Run trail. There is no cost to sponsor a trail section. It is a two year commitment, with a minimum of cleaning up that section of the trail three times a year. All approved the proposal. 
            Patrick Stelte - For February and March the meetings are scheduled in the library meeting room A. If they get cancelled Patrick will let us know.
            Rick Bokern -  Will 3RVS have a presence at the Trek the Trails rides for membership opportunities? Mona indicates she will be at every Trek the Trail ride and will be the club's liaison.
            Patrick Stelte - Will request a plaque for Kent Ellis for his service as a club officer. 
    Good of the Order
        N/A
    Adjournment

        Meeting adjourned at 8:45PM
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Latest News / December 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on January 05, 2021, 02:14:08 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
December 3, 2020
1. Call to Order
● Virtual Meeting called to order 7:34PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
● Officers present include Johnny Grabowski, Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Andrea
Egeland, Shane Powell, Pamela Fennell, Kent Ellis, Scott Tomsits
● Welcome extended to all in attendance including Roianne Smolinski, Marty Smolinski, Ed Lines, Robert
(Ray) Vasquez, Rick Bokern, Mary Robbins, Ken Weddle, Patrick Stelte, Steve Pequignot, Tania Glass,
Michael Souers and Mona Will

2. Passage of Minutes
● Passage of November meeting minutes
3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
● November minutes passed earlier in the meeting
John Grabowski, President
● No report.
Amy Copeland, Treasurer
● While researching how to properly manage Youth Racing funds, Amy learned that 3RVS has not filed a tax
return for the past 12-13 years, and the IRS does not have a record of 3RVS as a tax-exempt organization.
○ Amy recommends the club immediately apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS as a 501(c)(3)
charitable organization. Amy is comfortable with the filing process. There is a one-time $275 filing
fee.
○ Establishing this tax-exempt status is especially important because the club received and is
managing the substantial grant awarded to the youth MTB race team.
○ The club will need to file taxes annually. As long as our club income is less than $50K per year we
can file electronically.
○ Amy feels 501(c)(3) status most closely matches the nature of the club. The alternative status is
501(c)(7) which is a social organization, and how we filed previously. For 501(c)(7) status the club
would have to file tax returns for the past 12-13 years.
○ Motion to vote. 100% approval by those present.

● Income: $89.36
● Expenses: $64.20

Kent Ellis, Membership
● 219 memberships, 294 members. Have not sent out a reminder for members to renew as Kent is waiting to
send in conjunction with Chilly Challenge notice.
● Rick Bokern indicated he will accept a nomination for Membership Director.
Andrea Egeland, Social Media
● Almost ready to show the new 3RVS website.
● Request the club to purchase a subscription to Calendar Whiz, a calendar program to facilitate the
maintenance and marketing of 3RVS club rides and events on our website. The cost to manage up to 3
calendars would be $12/month or $99/year (+ tax). Motion to vote. 100% approval by those present for the
$99/year option.
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
● Newsletter is pending on status of the Chilly Challenge
Publicity, Pamela Fennell
● N/A
Shane Powell, Touring
● Proposed for Chilly Challenge to be a virtual event to avoid group activities in light of COVID-19.
● Shane met with the City of Fort Wayne and Trek the Trails about having Mona as a liaison between the club
and Trek the Trails.
○ The City of Fort Wayne and Trek the Trails approved 3RVS and Summit City Bikes as Trek the
Trails partners.
○ Trek the Trails will be an official 3RVS club ride, and Mona will be the ride leader.
○ Mona will promote 3RVS at Trek the Trails events, and 3RVS will promote Trek the Trails events
via our website and social media. In turn, Trek the Trails will promote 3RVS as an official partner of
Trek the Trails.
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
● N/A
Dave McComb, Racing
● Dave talked with Barry at Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake. Trailhouse will offer a discount to
3RVS members. Andrea will add the information to the club website.
● On December 1 there was a youth mountain bike club meeting including Scott, Andrea, Dave, Jake, Ray
and Valerie. They discussed how the partnership with the club should work. They want to model the
partnership after the West Michigan Coyotes Team.
○ Ask all youth MTB members to join the club.
○ Youth MTB submit a budget with documentation to the club committee.
○ Youth MTB members want to be able to join the club and add on the fee for their MTB t-shirt online.
Kent will show Andrea how to set this up on Red Podium.
4. Additional Items of Interest
● Steve Pequignot re: ordering of awards for Annual Awards Banquet: Per Steve, 3RVS has utilized Hodges
Badge in the past because they have offered lower prices than local vendors (plaques are $17.95 engraved,
and medals are $3.10). Normal turnaround time for orders is 2-3 weeks. Hodges Badge offered 3RVS 10%
off orders placed before December 25, but Steve will inquire whether they will extend the 10% discount
through the end of January due to 3RVS having to reschedule our event.
● Chilly Challenge: Johnny is in favor of people riding on their own, with no organized ride. In light of Mona's
absence at the meeting, discussions regarding other Chilly Challenge details will take place off line.
● Amy Copeland: Storage unit is paid for through February 2021. Discussion about moving items out of
storage and into the new storage container at Franke Park. Also discussion about building shelving inside
the storage container, ensuring it is locked and secure, and painting the exterior of the storage container to
harmonize with the environment.
5. Good of the Order
● 3RVS member Tim Ellert passed away. Motion to donate $50 to the food bank. Motion to vote. 100%
approval by those present.
6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:46 PM
Minutes by Jennifer Altherr
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Latest News / November 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on December 03, 2020, 04:40:32 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
November 5, 2020
1. Call to Order
● Meeting called to order 7:30PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
● Officers present included Johnny Grabowski, Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Randy
Rozewicz, Andrea Egeland, Shane Powell
● Welcome extended to all in attendance Steve Pequinot, Roianne Smolinski, Marty Smolinski, Phil Snider,
Jack Campbell, Tim Ellsworth, Mona Wills, Jake Fitzmaurice, Patrick Stelte, and two others, with Pamela
Fennel and Angie Quinn both attending via Zoom virtual meeting.

2. Passage of Minutes
● Passage of October meeting minutes

3. Additional Items of Interest
● Christmas Lights Ride (Phil Snider): They don't allow bikes to go through the Fantasy of Lights as usual.
However, the owners of Summit City Bikes are willing to meet us at Lawton Park with refreshments.
Thursday December 17 at 6PM is the tentative date and time.

● Chilly Challenge (Phil Snider/ Mona Will): For social distancing, the size of the barn we've used in the past is
too small for the number of riders we traditionally have. Mona contacted Parks and Recreation to tentatively
reserve Franke Park Pavilion #1, capacity of 296 with a full kitchen. The Parks Department is still willing to
pay the rental bill. Phil says Franke will be suitable for a route. There will be a pre-tour the Saturday before
the ride. Those present approved the new location. Mona will work on how to have people register and sign
waivers online. Proposed food format - 2 chili options, prepackaged cookies, prepackaged utensils. No
self-service. We have missed the publication date for Fun Times, but Mona will see if it can be added online.

● Bicycle Indiana Resource Guide (Angie Quinn): Proposal for club to buy an quarter page ad in the resource
guide for $450/yr. Or, buy a membership to get listed as a resource toward the back and a link on the
website for $100/yr. For 2019 we purchased a listing, according to Kent's analytics we may have had 6 or 7
people who learned about the ride in the resource guide. Last year we determined buying a half page ad
wasn't efficient. Those present agreed to purchasing the $100 listing and link in the resource guide.

● Annual Awards Banquet venue cancellation / alternate plan (Johnny Grabowski): Due to COVID-19,
Parkview Mirro Center is not holding any events at this time. Sweetwater is not an option either. Those
present determined we wouldn't schedule anything in January. Those present decided to look into
availability for Franke Pavilion #1 for March. Amy will check for pavilion availability for a casual event.

● Activities Calendar overview planning: Johnny would like to create a calendar of events

4. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary (not present)
● October minutes passed earlier in the meeting

John Grabowski, President
● No further items to introduce beyond Additional Items of Interest just discussed.

Amy Copeland, Treasurer
● General fund balance: $xxxxxxxx
● Franke balance: $xxxxxx
● Cyclocross balance: $xxxxxx
● Racing balance: $xxxxxx
● Jr Racing (NICA) balance: $xxxxxx
● Total balance: $xxxxxx
○ Income: Membership, race kit, NEIC Jr race jerseys, NEIC Jr race team fundraiser and grant
match.
○ Expanses: 20' storage container for Franke Park placement ($2,216.76 EFT), Jersey Ride supplies.

Kent Ellis, Membership
● Not present

Andrea Egeland, Social Media
● Continued work on website

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
● Not present
● November Newsletter was sent

Publicity, Pamela Fennell
● No new publicity topics to report

Shane Powell, Touring
● Proposal to make Trek the Trails an official club ride (pending approval by Trek the Trails)
● Proposal for Mona to be a designated trails leader/ambassador for Trek the Trails and other slow roll type of
downtown rides. The role would be under the Touring Director. Proposal to cover Mona's club membership
fee for next 2 years since her role wouldn't be as a club officer. Angie Quinn said the City of Fort Wayne is
the primary organizer for Trek the Trails, and Fort Wayne Trails is their partner. Angie supports the proposal
to strengthen the relationship with the club. A reason that Shane would like Trek the Trails to be a club ride
is the liability insurance for the Trek the Trails rides. Amy proposed putting the new position in the by-laws.
Shane foresees the role eventually becoming a club officer role. Mona would create a schedule of slow roll
rides for the club. Those present agreed with Shane's proposal to create the position and for Mona to fulfill it.
● Show ‘n’ Go Update: Steve Souers has agreed to host and post rides for the season.
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
● The storage container will be delivered next Tuesday. Randy is working with the Parks Department to
prepare the site. Randy is looking into getting the container painted.
Dave McComb, Racing
● The kids' race season was a success. Congratulations to Ray on his new business venture.

4. Additional Items of Interest
● Festival Tour 2021 update (Mona Will): We are making it a 3 day event.
○ Friday July 9th - Fort Wayne Trails/City ride (free registration) in partnership with Fort Wayne Trails
○ Saturday July 10th - Gravel ride out of Columbia City YMCA.
○ Sunday July 11th - Road ride from Sweetwater Performance Pavilion.
● The committee is looking at a discount for signing up for both Saturday and Sunday rides.

5. Good of the Order
● Shane - When do we need to determine awards and order them? Patrick - It takes 4-5 wks for awards to
arrive once they are ordered. September Touring Challenge, Triple Century Awards, Racing Awards, and
any other awards the officers determine.
● Jennifer/Amy/Pamela - Working with Marcus from Summit to possibly have a tire changing clinic in place of
the February City Tour

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:55 PM
Minutes by Johnny Grabowski
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Latest News / November 2020 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on November 05, 2020, 09:30:51 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, November 5 at 7:30pm at the downtown library. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

    Call to Order
    Passage of Minutes
    Additional Items of Interest (20 min)
        Christmas Lights Ride - Phil Snider
        Chilly Challenge - Phil Snider / Mona Will
        Angie Quinn - Bicycle Indiana Resource Guide
        Annual Awards Banquet venue cancellation / alt plan
        Activities Calendar overview planning
    Officer Reports:
        President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski
        Treasurer - Amy Copeland (4 min)
        Membership - Kent Ellis (4 min)
        Social Media - Andrea Egeland (4 min)
        Newsletter - Scott Tomsits (2 min)
        Publicity - Pamela Fennell (2 min)
        Touring - Shane Powell (10 min)
            Trails leader?
            Show ‘n’ Go update
        Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz (10 min)
            Container update
        Racing - Dave McComb (10 min)
    Additional Items of Interest
        Festival Tour 2021 update - Mona Will
    Good of the Order
    Adjournment
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Latest News / October 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on October 28, 2020, 11:28:33 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
October 1, 2020
1. Call to Order

    Meeting called to order 7:30PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Offers present include Johnny Grabowski, Amy Copeland, Kent Ellis, Shane Powell, Randy Rozewicz, Dave McComb, Andrea Egeland, and Scott Tomsits
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Patrick Stelte and Phil Snider (both stopped by pre-meeting to cover various aspects of upcoming Jersey Ride)

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of September meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary (not present)

    September minutes passed earlier in the meeting

John Grabowski, President

    Jersey Ride Update - ride leaders and routes in place for upcoming weekend’s event. Johnny to purchase / order food. Volunteer staff in place to stage / serve post-ride refreshments.
    Group Riding Guidelines proposed revisions update. Upon review of Group Riding Guidelines, Johnny feels that they would benefit from a major revision / rewrite. Amy suggested that rather than wait to incorporate Shane’s suggestions pertaining to keeping pace groups together and not pushing race-style paces on group rides, why not go ahead and revise per his suggestion, especially if we will be reviewing and revising Group Riding Guidelines overall. Dave McComb asked why a revision isn’t simply the responsibility of the Touring Director and why it would warrant discussion by the board, and it was pointed out that the Group Riding Guidelines are currently posted for the whole club and not Touring-specific. It was agreed to incorporate Shane’s suggested revisions and Johnny volunteered to take responsibility for working on the major revision / rewrite to be presented in the future.
    Current Officers’ intent for 2021 - Johnny pointed out that this is the first year for many of our Officers in their positions, and with the challenges of 2020 and the length of time that it takes to get up to speed in a new position / the length of time it takes to bring new initiatives to fruition, he encourages current Officers to continue in their positions. If, however, any Officer is planning to resign from their current post, please do not wait to make your intentions known, that way we can work on finding a suitable replacement and a smooth transition.

Amy Copeland, Treasurer

    General fund balance:  $xx,xxx
    Franke balance:  $  x,xxx
    Cyclocross balance:  $     xxx
    Racing balance:  $  x,xxx
    Jr Racing (NICA) balance: $     xxx
    Total balance:   $xx,xxx
        Income $x,xxx including memberships, Jr Racing anonymous donation, insurance policy refund related to Festival Tour cancellation, and clothing and racing kit sales.
        Debit $x,xxx including Jr Racing kit purchase, annual insurance premium payment, annual website hosting payment, pavilion rental for Jersey Ride.

Shane Powell, Touring

    September Touring Challenge was successful
    Touring schedule set through end of October, including Fall Foliage ride and a planned Halloween ride that includes a reportedly haunted bridge.
    Show ‘n’ Go rides will begin Nov 1, Shane will contact Steve Souers to verify Steve will continue to organize Show ‘n’ Go rides as in years past

Dave McComb, Racing

    September Time Trial was successful
    Cyclocross Nationals canceled

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road

    Derby Hill 80% complete
    Quotes obtained for 20-foot and 40-foot containers (including delivery) to be used for storage at Franke Park and eliminate storage room that 3RVS currently rents monthly. 20-foot container quote of $2,217. Motion to approve up to $2,400 to purchase a container and have it delivered was seconded and approved by unanimous vote, with Randy intending on pursuing the 20-foot option.
    Team Neighborlink Hot Laps event was held on Franke trails. Over 85 documented athletes participated in the event, which resulted in a TNL contribution to the Franke Park trail maintenance budget. Additionally, some discussion as to how best to coordinate 3RVS / TNL / Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation efforts.

Publicity, Pamela Fennell

    N/A

Kent Ellis, Membership

    217 memberships - 70 Family / 147 Individual

Andrea Egeland, Social Media

    Started a dropbox account with a 3RVS gmail and will start asking for photos from members to post on social media
    Established 3RVS Instagram account

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    Newsletter held in order to include September Touring Challenge results
    Scott encouraged Officers to please contribute to newsletter regularly

4. Additional Items of Interest

    Festival Tour 2021 update: Committee meetings are happening regularly now. Sweetwater Performance Pavilion reservation confirmed.

5. Good of the Order

    Annual Awards Banquet: Johnny let Officers know to have award submission proposals ready for Nov meeting
    Discussion on whether or not we want to schedule a keynote speaker and if so, who we should consider

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:55 PM
Minutes by Johnny Grabowski
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Latest News / October 2020 Club Meeting Agenda
« Last post by Patrick on September 30, 2020, 11:47:04 AM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Business and Technology meeting room on the 2nd floor of the library. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

    Call to Order
    Passage of Minutes
    Officer Reports:
        President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski (15 min)
            Jersey Ride update
            Group Riding Guidelines proposed revision update
            Current Officers intent for 2021?
        Treasurer - Amy Copeland (4 min)
        Membership - Kent Ellis (2 min)
        Social Media - Andrea Egeland (5 min)
        Newsletter - Scott Tomsits (2 min)
        Publicity - Pamela Fennell (2 min)
        Touring - Shane Powell (10 min)
            September Challenge brief recap
            Show ‘n’ Go start date
        Off-Road - Randy Rosewicz (10 min)
            TNL lines of communication
        Racing - Dave McComb (10 min)
    Additional Items of Interest
        Festival Tour 2021 update
        Annual Awards Banquet preliminary planning
            Awards ordering timeline / deadlines
            Volunteers for helping coordinate
            Keynote? No keynote? Other ideas?
    Good of the Order
    Adjournment
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Latest News / August 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on August 21, 2020, 01:45:45 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
August 6, 2020

1. Call to Order

    Meeting called to order 7:30PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Offers present include Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Kent Ellis, Andrea Egeland, Johnny Grabowski, Randy Rozewicz, Shane Powell,

    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Patrick Stelte, Roiann Smolinski, Jack Campbell

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of July meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary

    July minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Johnny Grabowski, President

     N/A

Amy Copeland, Treasurer

        Income including memberships and socks
        Debit including post office box renewal, Gerber insurance renewal, First Friday awards, NEIC shirt reorder

    Discussion about club insurance renewal

Shane Powell, Touring

    Fort to Port Tour - proof of concept trial run on Aug 15. 
    Heat exhaustion occurred on rides this season
    Altercation between club members and a motorist at a club ride - Police were called.   
    Efforts to make week-end club rides more welcoming to new riders
        Shane proposed revisions to 3RVS Group Riding Guidelines to make "drop" rides the jurisdiction of the Racing Director, and unacceptable as touring rides. Riders seeking a "drop" ride format would be referred to the Racing Director to take part in a race format ride.
        Shane distributed copies of both the current 3RVS Group Riding Guidelines and the proposed revisions.

        Johnny Grabowski and Patrick Stelte indicated members need time to consider the proposed revisions, and then vote on them at a future meeting.

Dave McComb, Racing

    Indiana State Road Race was canceled after discussion with state and national officials
    Team Clothing - 3 orders this summer.   Another order coming up for MTB team
    July Time Trial went well. Next Time Trial is scheduled for August 18

    Dave is submitting information to Andrea for posting to the 3RVS website

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road

    Franke trail maintenance is going well. Many riders have expressed appreciation for the trails
    Randy is working on getting a shipping container to be used as storage at Franke Park. Seeking possible donation.
    New updated Franke trail maps are done! Will print large maps for Franke kiosk and give a pdf file to Andrea for the website

        Possibly create brochures with the map and club information 

Publicity, Pamela Fennell (absent)

    N/A

Kent Ellis, Membership

    Ride leaders - Kent distributed membership forms for Ride Leaders to club rides
        Kent suggests membership forms to be printed on the back of club ride maps
        Kent suggests a new membership form card and welcomes help with the design 
    266 adult members

         200 memberships

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    August Newsletter was sent

Andrea Egeland, Webmaster

    Working on improving availability of 3RVS weekend touring route files on website
    Working on getting mountain biking and other ride information on the website

    The larger website redesign will need to wait until winter

4. Additional Items of Interest

    NEIC MTB NICA (Northeast Indiana Composite) Team Fundraising Discussion
        NICA is actively fundraising to support their programs and their youth. NICA has applied for a grant from Specialized through their Outride Program. If awarded the grant, Specialized would match NICA donations up to $7500
        The participation of youth riders has grown tremendously since last year from 5 to more than 25 riders regularly attending practice
        Many kids are in need of adequate mountain bikes
        There will be 2 races this year
        Andrea proposed a contribution from the club
        Shane motioned to donate $750, and Amy seconded the motion. All present voted in support of the donation.

    2020 September Touring Challenge - we received inquiry from 3RVS member on whether there will be a September Touring Challenge this year. Shane said that he was planning on it. Patrick volunteered to contact Steve Pequignot to gauge his interest in managing a September touring challenge this year

5. Good of the Order

    N/A

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 9:00 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr
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Latest News / July 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on July 17, 2020, 09:44:08 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
July 2, 2020
1. Call to Order

    Meeting called to order 7:30PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Offers present include Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Kent Ellis, Andrea Egeland, Johnny Grabowski, Randy Rozewicz
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Patrick Stelte and Roiann Smolinski

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of June meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary (not present)

    N/A

Johnny Grabowski, President

    Concerning the 3RVS constitution amendment proposed at the March, 2020 monthly meeting that would establish Social Media Director as a position in the 3RVS Board of Directors and amend the constitution to account for the revised number of officers. Per section 8.1 of the 3RVS constitution, the amendment was presented in writing at a regular meeting and supported by at least (5) eligible voting members. The amendment was then published in a supplemental newsletter emailed to all current 3RVS members. It was read aloud at a 3RVS meeting and discussed. Finally, the amendment was put to a vote, and was unanimously approved, effectively replacing the former Webmaster position with the new Social Media Director position. Congratulations, Andrea!

Amy Copeland, Treasurer

    General fund balance: $xx,xxx
    Franke balance $x,xxx
    Cyclocross balance $xxx
    Racing balance $x,xxx
    Jr Racing (NICA) $x,xxx
    Total balance $xx,xxx
        Income $527.45  (memberships, race kit purchases)
        Debit $978 (website hosting, Jr racing shirts)

Shane Powell, Touring

    Weekend Tours scheduled to begin July 4th weekend. Will be working with available ride leaders.
    Weeknight Ride schedule is still developing and will be filled in as more rides scheduled.
    Discussion on recording names of participants on any group ride so that 3RVS has the information available should it be needed for contact tracing purposes related to COVID-19 pandemic. Decided that ride leader is responsible for obtaining the names of all participants on group rides.

Dave McComb, Racing (not present, no report)
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road

    Coordinating with Parks Department on approval for additional improvements
    Upcoming workdays scheduled
    Still researching solution for on-site storage facility
    Working to update Franke trails maps to include new trails

Publicity, Pamela Fennell (not present)

    N/A

Kent Ellis, Membership

    188 total members (123 Individual / 65 Family)

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    Last couple of months newsletters have been held pending decisions related to pandemic and group ride schedule. June newsletter was sent late in the month to include July weekend tour schedule.
    July newsletter will not be sent, with all newsletter contributors instructed to submit articles for August newsletter no later than 1 week prior to end of July so August newsletter can be sent on August 1st.

Andrea Egeland, Social Media Director

    Andrea continues with minor revisions to 3RVS.com:
        Johnny submitted revised text for the "About 3RVS" page, which was updated
        Updated text for Membership page
        Removed "Group Rides Suspended"� notice from home page
        Updating site with info for Weekend Tours and Weeknight Rides as info received
        Working on getting route files uploaded to site and available to 3RVS members

4. Additional Items of Interest

    Johnny - since 3RVS will not have the income we would have from the cancelled Festival Tour, should we brainstorm ways to generate income for 3RVS in 2020?
        Various ideas discussed, but general feeling was that people are financially strapped and 3RVS is in a strong financial position to sustain this year without Festival Tour revenue
        Other ideas discussed included exploring the idea of a Swap Meet for Spring 2021. Committee to be formed.

5. Good of the Order

    Follow-up on toolkit for Franke Park - an expense approved at previous meeting. Tools have not been purchased - Randy is concerned that there is not a good place to put them that they won't be stolen.
    Andrea brought to Rand's attention that she is aware of some electric poles that were recently removed and available if they'd be useful at Franke. Randy said he would check into getting a trailer to pick them up.
    Re: group riding guidelines - USA Cycling has good group guidelines

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM
Minutes by Johnny Grabowski
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Latest News / July 2020 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on July 01, 2020, 10:57:22 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, July 2 at 7:30pm in Conference Hall 1 at Sweetwater. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

1. Call to Order
2. Passage of Minutes
3. Officer Reports:
a. Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
b. President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski (15 min)
i. Discussion/vote on proposed amendment of 3RVS Constitution re: office of Webmaster
c. Treasurer - Amy Copeland (2 min)
d. Membership - Kent Ellis (2 min)
e. Newsletter - Scott Tomsits (2 min)
f. Off-Road - Randy Rosewicz (10 min)
g. Publicity - Pamela Fennell (5 min)
h. Webmaster - Andrea Egeland (5 min)
i. Touring - Shane Powell (20 min)
i. Touring season kickoff discussion
j. Racing - Dave McComb (10 min)

4. Additional Items of Interest
a. Ideas for generating revenue in 2020 (5 min)
5. Good of the Order
6. Adjournment
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Latest News / June 2020 Club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on June 24, 2020, 05:15:20 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
June 4, 2020
1. Call to Order

    Meeting called to order 7:30PM PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Offers present include Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits,  Pamela Fennel, Kent Ellis, Andrea Egeland, Johnny Grabowski
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Ed Lines, Mona Will, Tania Glass, Patrick Stelte, Steve Pequignot, Roiann Smolinski, Marty Smolinski, Tim Thoms

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of May meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary

    May minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Johnny Grabowski, President

    Group rides discussion:  Indiana is in Stage 3 of the Back On Track Indiana plan, with Stage 4 planned for June 14, and Stage 5 planned for July 4
        CIBA is opening their own group rides on June 4 at ride leader discretion. Patrick read CIBA's guidelines which include liability waivers and specified distance between riders.
        Those present agreed that on June 14 people will be allowed to use our Facebook page to organize their own rides (not club rides) as long as they understand there is a possibility of exposure to COVID-19 on bike rides. The club will resume organized rides on July 4.
            Patrick motioned to vote, Jennifer seconded the motion, and no one opposed.

Amy Copeland, Treasurer

    General fund balance: $xx,xxx
    Franke balance $x,xxx
    Cyclocross balance $xxx
    Racing balance $x,xxx
    Jr Racing (NICA) $x,xxx
    Total balance $xx,xxx
        Income $1144.84  (race sponsorships, memberships, Festival Tour registrations)
        Debit $1777.66 (race kits reimbursement, refunded Festival Tour registrations)

Shane Powell, Touring

    “Fort to Port” ride idea - For next season would like to explore the possibility of the club doing a one-day/one-way ride, similar to RAIN or ODRAM
        Once we resume our club rides, would like to have a ride to test the route and test feasibility for SAGs
    GPX files for 3RVS Weekend Tour routes are available on Ride with GPS - still working on having GPX files available at 3RVS.com
    Festival Tour Committee Update (Mona Will) - Committee met last night to discuss options.  The committee unanimously recommends that 3RVS cancel the 2020 Festival Tour based on uncertainty of scheduling the date and possibility of having to cancel it, along with financial concerns with expenses.
        Johnny motioned to follow the committee's recommendation to not have a Festival tour for 2020.   Patrick seconded the motion.  No one opposed
        Patrick cancelled Morsche's Park and will refund. Sweetwater Performance Pavilion reservation has been cancelled. Mona will contact the Arcola Fire Department  to let them know we won't need their facilities.
    Next year will be the 50th Festival Tour

Dave McComb, Racing

    Making determination on whether or not to have the State Road Race
    Concerns with how many riders would participate
    Concerns with sponsorship funding for payouts

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road

    Met with Parks Department
    Making good headway on Derby Hill and should be finished by June
    Two workdays coming up
    Franke Park signage - Randy will take Jason for a walk on the trails to determine what signs there should be. The trails are multi-use, and walkers and bikers flow in the same direction.
    Amy asked if there are some trails that are only for bikes - Randy said all trails are mixed use for bikers and hikers. 3RVS cannot dictate that walkers/hikers shouldn't be on certain trails or that they go in a different direction. Dave McComb agreed.

Publicity, Pamela Fennell

    N/A

Kent Ellis, Membership

    186 total members
        251 adults
        Sent final renewal email, and removed non-members from email distribution list

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    Newsletter held to be able to include information from this meeting. Officers will submit articles ASAP so Scott can send a June Newsletter

Andrea Egeland, Webmaster

    Johnny will update the Facebook Group about the club ride decision, and will give Andrea the verbiage for the website
    Andrea will post on the website that the 2020 Festival Tour is cancelled
    Patrick has scheduled meeting room space at the library for August and September. Johnny will check with Sweetwater about July meeting space.
    Andrea will work on 3RVS Ride Calendar In preparation for July 4 club rides resuming

4. Additional Items of Interest

    N/A

5. Good of the Order

    N/A

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:49 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr
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