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Latest News / February 2020 meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on January 31, 2020, 02:37:33 PM »
 The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, February 6 at 7:30pm at the Allen County Library in downtown Fort Wayne. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

Call to Order
Passage of Minutes

Officer Reports:
Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski
Treasurer - Amy Copeland
Touring - Shane Powell
Racing - formalize Officer election
Off-Road - Randy Rosewicz
Publicity - Pamela Fennell
Membership - Kent Ellis
Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
Webmaster - Andrea Egeland

Additional Items of Interest
Annual Awards Banquet recap - Patrick
2021 Annual Awards Banquet Date / Venue?
Roadside Repair Clinic suggestion - Shane Powell
3RVS Logo refresh/redesign

Good of the Order

Adjournment
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Latest News / January 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on January 16, 2020, 03:23:27 PM »
1. Call to Order
●   Meeting called to order 7:29 PM by Patrick Stelte
●   Offers present include Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Altherr, Doug Wintin, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Hugh Smith, Pamela Fennell, Randy Rozewicz
●   Welcome extended to all in attendance including Steve Pequignot, Andrea Egeland, Phil Snider, Jack Campbell, Shane Powell, Mona Will, Charles Copeland, Johnny Grabowski, Tim Fennell, Kent Ellis, Tim Ellsworth, Luis DeVeyra, Tania Glass
2. Passage of Minutes
●   Passage of December meeting minutes
3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
●   December minutes passed earlier in the meeting
Patrick Stelte, President
●   Nominations and Election:
●   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits said he'd serve again. No other nominees. Scott retains the role.
●   Membership - Amy Copeland resigning. Amy nominated Kent Ellis. No other nominees. Kent accepted nomination and will serve as Membership Director.
●   Publicity - Pamela Fennell said she'd serve again. No other nominees. Pamela retains the role.
●   Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz said he'd serve again. No other nominees. Randy retains the role.
●   Racing - Dave McCombs (not present at meeting) emailed Patrick expressing his interest in continuing to serve in this position. Steve Pequignot nominated Dave. Will vote at the next meeting when Dave is present.
●   Touring - Doug Wintin resigning. Charles Copeland nominated Shane Powell. No other nominees. Shane accepted nomination and will serve as Touring Director.
●   Treasurer - Hugh Smith resigning. Amy Copeland nominated herself. No other nominees. Amy will serve as Treasurer.
●   Secretary - Tania Glass nominated Jennifer Altherr. No other nominees. Jennifer accepted the nomination and will fulfill the role.
●   President - Patrick Stelte resigning. Shane Powell nominated Johnny Grabowski. No other nominees. Johnny accepted nomination and will serve as President.
●   Webmaster - Mike Hayes is vacating.  Andrea Egeland was nominated by Patrick.  No other nominees.  Andrea agreed and will serve as Webmaster.
●   Vice-president - John nominated Amy Copeland.  No other nominees.  Amy agreed and will fulfill the role.
●   Patrick handed out club officer duty guidelines to the 2020 club officers
●   Service Award plaques presented to all outgoing club officers in appreciation of their service.
Hugh Smith, Treasurer
●   Revenues  included Wepay deposit, voided check 3022 to Arcola Fire Department, and sock orders
●   Expenditures included office supplies
●   Race team balance (no change)
●   Cyclocross Project balance (no change)
●   Franke Project balance (no change)
Shane Powell, Touring
●   Chilly Challenge had a good turn out (covered later in more detail)
Dave McComb, Racing (absent)
●   N/A
Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
●   Working with Parks Department to get a storage shed. 
●   Will review a trail project list with the Parks Department and then post it on Facebook. 
Publicity, Pamela Fennell
●   Article in last week's newspaper about race team
●   Newspaper and TV interviews for Chilly Challenge
●   Fort Wayne Magazine is interested in an article on the club for May
Amy Copeland, Membership
●   310 total members
○   family 136
○   individual 174
○   67 of the members were not members last year
○   Red Podium is live for memberships, thanks to Kent Ellis for streamlining the process
Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
●   Mid-December newsletter distributed.  Next newsletter date will depend upon contributors
Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent)
●   Mike supplied Patrick with information for running the website. 
4. Additional Items of Interest
●   Annual party update -
○   Steve P and Patrick met with Mirro Center today. 
○   96 RSVPs.  105 meals ordered. 
○   No food can be brought in or brought out per health department.
○   An email to will go to those that RSVPd with party details
●   Chilly Challenge Wrap Up
○   137 riders, 1 speed skater
○   107 waivers signed
○   Participation down from last year, but road conditions were icy
○   10 pots of chili, almost all eaten
○   $180 donations
○   $81.80 expenses
○   Sold 11 pairs of socks for $55
○   Mona did two live news interviews on January 1
5. Good of the Order
●   N/A
6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:20 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr


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Latest News / January 2020 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on December 30, 2019, 12:57:16 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is this Thursday, January 2nd @ 7:30pm at the downtown library.  Club officers for the year 2020 will be nominated and elected at the start of the meeting.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Election of Officers

3.  Recognition of Out-Going Officers

4.  Passage of Minutes

5.  Officer Reports:

   Secretary - (Club Minutes Passage)
   President’s Report -
   Treasurer -
   Touring -
   Racing -
    Off-Road -
   Publicity -    
   Membership -    
   Newsletter -
   Webmaster -

6.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Annual Party Update
   - Chilly Challenge Wrap Up

7.  Good of the Order

8.  Adjournment
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Latest News / December 2019 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on December 27, 2019, 09:09:01 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
December   5, 2019

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Patrick
Offers present include Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Altherr, Doug Wintin, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Hugh Smith, Pamela Fennel, Randy Rozewicz.
Welcome extended to all in attendance including Roiann Smolinski, Andrea Egeland, Phil Snider, Jack Campbell, Shane Powell, Ed Lines,  Johnny Grabowski, Mona Will and Maureen Randall.

2. Passage of Minutes
Passage of November meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
November minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Patrick Stelte, President
January 2nd will be the next club meeting which will have officer elections

Hugh Smith, Treasurer
- Expenditures included City Tour SAG supplies and treasurer office supplies; Race team Cyclocross Project and Franke Project balance remain the same as November

Doug Wintin, Touring
- (Patrick) Show n Go - 2 riders last week.   The most riders in November was 10.
- (Scott) Monday Night Zwift League - Scott is trying different formats to determine what the riders prefer

Dave McComb, Racing
- Met with Ray Vazquez about NICF (National Interscholastic Cycling Federation) junior race team   
 - December 2nd, Dave McComb won OVCX race series  (Ohio Valley Cyclocross) for 50+ age group; Chuck South placed 5th for OVCX, and was 3rd overall for 60+ age group series
- All CX equipment is stored in the shed at Franke for the winter

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
- Working with the Parks Department on the possibility of the club having a building at Franke within the fenced in BMX area, with the goal of moving items out of the Franke rental shed
- Volunteers have completed work to remove fallen trees from the Franke Park trails
- Christmas Lights will be Thurs Dec 19th, 6PM starting at Lawton Park

Publicity, Pamela Fennell
- Working on publicity for the Chilly Challenge to secure newspaper article and appearance on WANE-TV

Amy Copeland, Membership
- 310 total members; family 136; individual 174; 1 new member
- All new memberships/renewals will carry over to 12/31/20
- BikeReg is active to accept memberships as of the time of the meeting, but we will transition to Red Podium by the end of December
- Benefits of Red Podium are lower cost, better control over the data we collect, and the ability to create a fillable pdf mail-in form

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
- The December newsletter will be created later in the year to allow time for annual holiday party details to be finalized
- Articles due by Sunday December 8th

Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent, Report by Patrick Stelte)
- No website changes for November
- Mike will give Patrick website log in information for transition to new webmaster in January

4. Additional Items of Interest
3RVS Annual Party:
- Emails to membership will go out soon about annual party RSVP
- Discussion for annual party planning; The food theme will be Little Italy; Mirro Center doesn't allow outside food to be brought in, or food to leave; salad, bread sticks and desserts will be at the tables pasta will be buffet style and there will be a desert station
- We need 1-2 coat check room volunteers for party
- Desert discussion:  club members in attendance decided on cheesecake and chocolate mousse

Chilly Challenge update (Mona):
- Working on soliciting chili crockpots to meet 12 pot goal
- We will take membership payments at the event
- Other planning such as volunteers and the route creation are on track

New logo design (Patrick)
Linda Ianucilli is working on graphics for online Festival Tour registration page

Sunday, February 9th movie event – library meeting room A big enough for 30 people.  “Breaking Away”.  Request for the club to provide popcorn, hot chocolate, bowls, cups, napkins, possibly M&Ms.   $75 budget approved by members in attendance

5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:40 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr
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Latest News / December 2019 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on December 02, 2019, 04:47:11 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, December 5th @ 7:30pm at the downtown library.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Passage of Minutes

3.  Officer Reports:

   Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Doug Wintin
   Racing - Dave McComb
    Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Publicity - Pamela Fennell
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Annual Party Update
   - Chilly Challenge Update
   - New Logo Design
   - February Sunday Movie

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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Latest News / November 2019 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on November 27, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
November 7, 2019

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Patrick
Officers present include Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Altherr, Doug Wintin, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Hugh Smith, and Pamela Fennel.
Welcome extended to all in attendance including Steve Pequinot, Roianne Smolinski, Marty Smolinski, Andrea Egeland, Phil Snider, Jack Campbell, Shane Powell, Ed Lines, and Mark Frazier

2. Passage of Minutes
Passage of October meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
October minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Patrick Stelte, President
Turnstone and Active Transportation Coalition is requesting assistance for a road and time trial course which will be used for 3 days for Olympic qualifying para-cycling events in April 2020.  Patrick will meet with them to get more information.

Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Revenues included membership dues, tech tee and socks, and Jersey Ride donations; expenditures included Jersey ride supplies and food and Cyclocross paint

Doug Wintin, Touring
- Recap of 2019 season - First goal is to keep members safe by avoiding high traffic areas and state highways when possible.  Some of the other priorities included dividing the county into four quadrants and rotating weekend rides amongst them, adding new routes, the introduction of Ride with GPS for mapping and route files, using Sign-up Genius for ride leader scheduling, new week night rides, and discussion about recumbent bikes on group rides. 
- Doug announced that after a great deal of thought, he will not be tour director next year.   If you have anyone in mind for this role please let Doug know. 

Dave McComb, Racing
- Cyclocross - Last Sunday, Nov 3, in Madison IN, these people won Indiana State Champion titles:  Chuck South won for age 60+, Dave McComb won for age 50+, Levi Hall won for 13-14 age group
- Cyclocross practice series is winding down; approximately 25 riders per week.
- Dave is looking for somewhere to store the cyclocross stakes and materials for the off-season
- Dave will calculate race season payouts in January
- Dave is researching the possibility of 3RVS hosting the 2020 Indiana State Road Championship

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road (absent)

Publicity, Pamela Fennell
The Festival Tour committee is working on Festival Tour planning

Amy Copeland, Membership
309 Total Memberships
 family 136
 individual 173
 66 of the members were not members for the 2018 season

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
The last club newsletter was sent out
If you would like to submit an article for a future newsletter please let Scott know
The anniversary kit orders have arrived and will be distributed   

Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent, notes read by Patrick)
Updated and posted the Chilly Challenge page to the website
Several other items posted to the website including the Hessen Castle route, the new Show 'n Go schedule

4. Additional Items of Interest
 Annual party at Mirro Center-
Speaker to be determined
Volunteer recognition discussion
Discussion about Mirro Center catering menu options
Those present decided to use Mirro Center catering
Patrick will bring specific food choices to the meeting in December

5. Good of the Order
Mona is organizing the Chilly Challenge event and it will be discussed at the December club
meeting

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 8:40 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr


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Latest News / November 2019 meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on November 04, 2019, 02:38:52 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, November 7th @ 7:30pm at the downtown library, meeting room B.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Passage of Minutes

3.  Officer Reports:

   Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Doug Wintin
   Racing - Dave McComb
    Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Publicity - Pamela Fennell
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Annual Party

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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Latest News / October 2019 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on October 17, 2019, 09:29:36 PM »
HREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
October 3, 2019

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:34 PM by Patrick
Officers present include Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Altherr, Doug Wintin, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Hugh Smith, and Randy Rozewicz
Welcome extended to all in attendance including Steve Pequinot, Mona Will, Kent Ellis, Roianne Smolinski, Andrea Egeland, John Grabowski, Phil Snider, Mona Will, Jack Campbell, Tania Glass, Shane Powell, and Steve Sowers

2. Passage of Minutes
Passage of September meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
September minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Patrick Stelte, President
Megan Short at Sweetwater emailed Patrick today about the club’s annual party.  Previously Megan had said the building is closing at 8pm on Fridays.  This meant if we had our holiday party there the party would be from 5-7:30pm.   Megan says circumstances have changed and on January 10 they can host the club party after business hours.  Patrick already made a commitment to have the party at Parkview's Mirro Center, for Saturday January 4.  Having the party at the Mirro Center past 9pm isn't a problem.  Patrick opened it up to discussion on what to do given we have two venue options.  Patrick said the prices of renting the venues was very similar, and Mirro Center caters in-house so we wouldn't have to outsource the catering.   There was discussion about trying the Mirro Center this year and then next year we have two venues to make choices from, and the option of having the party on a Saturday instead of a Friday will allow club members to not have to rush to get there after work.  The decision was to stay with Mirro Center for this year's party.

Hugh Smith, Treasurer
Revenues of $0; Expenditures included Festival tour expenses and cyclocross expenses; Race Team balance unchanged; Cyclocross Project balance reflects negative balance due to CX expenses; Franke Project balance unchanged.

Doug Wintin, Touring
Steve Souers opened a discussion on if it is necessary to have designated ride leaders on club rides for insurance coverage.  Steve spoke with the club's insurance agent and was told from an insurance standpoint it isn't a requirement.  This may give the touring director a bit more flexibility for getting rides scheduled with knowing there doesn’t have to be pre-designated ride leaders present for each pace group at each ride.  There was discussion from those present about:
How to handle incident reports; how groups would follow the pre-approved route without a leader; concern about if we don't designate ride leaders from the various ride groups, then people who ride slower than A pace may not come because they don't think there will be anyone to ride with; having Facebook commentary for each ride for who is going to be there so people can see who will be there; having a ride host for each ride; next year posting every ride as A,B,C,D and then membership can decide who will ride each pace.

Discussion of the club getting a Ride with GPS account with routes any club member could download the routes onto their electronic device or phone.

Discussion of E pace group for week-end tours.   Patrick explained no none wanted to take responsibility for E rides this year. He stated weekend E rides could start at any location, time and place.  The ride must have a pre-determined route and be approved by the touring director. 
Doug said there are still a lot of questions we will have to work out if we are going to make a policy change about designating rides and ride leaders

Steve Sowers:  Plan is to do Show N Goes similar to past years.  If you have any tweaks to request send me a message or an email.  Starts first week-end in November, 12pm at either Homestead H.S. or Arcola at 12:15pm with Suburban Bethlehem pick up at 12pm. 

Dave McComb, Racing
For the team we have a new member, tri-athlete Shannon Linder.
5th week of Wednesday CX practice series.  It takes 4 hours to set up the course, 1 hour to tear down 500 stakes each week. 
Team Neighborlink has the CX practice photos on their website for the prior week, 20-30 people each week average.
Talked with Ray Vasquez about the NE Indiana Composite Mountain Bike group for young riders to see if there is a way we could work with them to be a resource for them and absorb the team into our club. 
Time trial series - We had great weather for the last event.  13-14 average for each event.  The participants talked about what we could do to get more people to come out. Dave said he'd like to get a universal timing device and some signage.
Newspaper article - There was an article in the newspaper last week with a photo of Dave staking the CX course. 

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road
Franke Park trails are in good shape.  We are getting good turnout for trail maintenance days.  We are going to work on some trail signage.
Franke Toolbox - Randy follow up about the tool box kit at Franke.  Randy is concerned about vandalism, and we need to put it in a very strategic place that is wide open.  Randy's projected date to get the project completed with purchasing the toolkit is end of this month. 
Lots of people are out riding the Franke Trails and he's receiving quite a bit of feedback from the trail users with messages of thanks for the work on the trails

Publicity, Pamela Fennell (absent) 

Amy Copeland, Membership
Total Memberships 309
Family 136
Individual 173
66 of the members were not members for the 2018 season

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
The last club newsletter was sent out today.   
50th anniversary kit - window closed, order has been sent off for production.  16 pieces were ordered.     

Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent)

4. Additional Items of Interest
 Jersey ride wrap up - 62 participants.   Very weather day with sunshine, mid 80's temperature.  Almost all food was eaten.  There were $16.35 donations and $20 in sock purchases.
September 28th Saturday club ride, Brian Meyer passed on a $50 donation.  The donation originated from someone who had locked their keys in their car, club members helped, and the motorist gave $50 for helping get their car open.

Jennifer Altherr and Amy Copeland - Asked for $10 a month to reimburse the ride leaders for expenses for prizes for a new format they began in September for City Tours.  Motion was made by Patrick to cover expenses up to $10 a month, all approved. 

Bicycle Indiana - Mona showed the 2019 Resource Guide a continuation of last month's Toot Our Own Horns discussion.  There are full, half and quarter pages for ad space available.  This year for our Festival Event we did $1 per ride format which meant $250 went to Bicycle Indiana.  Kent's analysis of the post ride survey indicated very few riders saw the ad for the ride.  Patrick said the festival tour committee will discuss and bring back their recommendation to the club at an upcoming meeting.  Ad space quotes:
Cost to be a Bicycle Indiana club: 
Basic organization club $100
Bronze $250
Basic organization member
Quarter page $540
Half page $900
Ad that is not part of a $1 per rider program - interior page of the guide for Bicycle Indiana non-member:  Half page $1000; Quarter page $600
A $1 ride program for non-member:
Quarter page $450 (plus the $1/ride)

Kent:  Working with Amy on online club membership registration with current entity BikeReg.  Kent has set up Red Podium that hasn't gone live yet.  He says Red Podium is easier to use, less expensive, and we can sell merchandise on there as well as have a merchandise store.  Club members could sign up for a membership and at the same time sign up for the Festival Tour.  Amy reviewed the site and said it looks good.    Mona said on our newsletters and website we'll need to change the BikeReg info to Red Podium.  Kent said he will once it goes live. 

Scott Tomsits will be organizing club rides on Zwift this winter.  He talked with Markus Wind about the Zwift League schedule so it doesn't conflict.

5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned. 9:00 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr

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Latest News / October 2019 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on October 01, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS will be Thursday, October 3rd @ 7:30pm at the downtown library.  All are welcome to attend.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Passage of Minutes

3.  Officer Reports:

   Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
   President’s Report - Patrick Stelte
   Treasurer - Hugh Smith
   Touring - Doug Wintin
   Racing - Dave McComb
    Off-Road - Randy Rozewicz
   Publicity - Pamela Fennell
   Membership - Amy Copeland
   Newsletter - Scott Tomsits
   Webmaster - Mike Heyes

4.  Additional Items of Interest
   - Jersey Ride Wrap Up
   - Budget for City Tour

5.  Good of the Order

6.  Adjournment
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Latest News / September 2019 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on September 24, 2019, 12:34:22 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
September 5, 2019

1. Call to Order
Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Patrick
Officers present include Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Altherr, Doug Wintin, Dave McComb, Pamela Fennell, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits.  Welcome extended to all in attendance including Steve Pequignot, Mona Will, Kent Ellis, Roiann Smolinski, Andrea Egeland, John Grabowski, Phil Snider, Mona Will, and Jack Campbell

2. Passage of Minutes
Passage of August meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary
August minutes passed earlier in the meeting

Patrick Stelte, President
- Mona - Festival Tour 2020 is set for July 12, 2020 at Sweetwater with Morsches Park as a SAG stop
- Labor Day Century Tour - We had 45 participants; $115.86 in donations, cost receipts - $79.97.  Everyone who was there talked about how great the event was.   Pamela will write a thank-you note for the church.  Special thanks to Deb Watts, Phil Snider, Roiann Smolinski, Jade Armstrong and two dedicated church members for all their volunteer efforts to make the ride happen.
- Discussion of the club freezer - Dave Lehman offered to sell the freezer to the club for $50.  After discussion the decision was made to let Dave keep the freezer and the club will buy a new one when we need it next year. 

Hugh Smith, Treasurer (absent, Report by Patrick)
Revenues of $0; Expenditures include annual insurance payment and website hosting services. Race Team balance of unchanged; Cyclocross Project balance unchanged; Franke Project balance unchanged

Doug Wintin, Touring
- New route in October will start at St. Joe Hessen Cassel School and travel to Wilshire, OH
- Weekend tour start times:  9am through September 14th; 10am the rest of the month

Dave McComb, Racing
- Cyclocross practice races at Franke are going well.  They are held Wednesdays with a 5:00 PM warm up, and 6:00 PM start time.  For last night's practice race 29 showed up.   
Dave purchased new cyclocross stakes to mark the course.   
- There was discussion about coordinating Franke trail work days with Neighborlink and swapping out NITRO content in the Franke Trail kiosk with 3RVS content.   
- Neighborlink contacted the club about either 3RVS or Neighborlink purchasing a bike tool stand for the Franke kiosk.  Motion was made for 3RVS to purchase to the bike toolbox for Franke Trails and put the club name on it.  Estimated cost is $275.  The club will take responsibility of replacing tools if they are stolen, until the club decides at a future date to no longer replace the tools.  Dave McComb will research the cost and different types of tool kits.  Motion passed to purchase the tool kit at a cost of up to $500.  Pamela and Tim will assist Dave McComb with installation.   Club will pay to add the club's name to the tool kit. Dave will coordinate location with Randy Rozewicz
- Final time trial series will be September 24 at 6:00 PM, with official start time of 6:30 PM

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road (absent)

Publicity, Pamela Fennell
Mona - Tooting our own horns discussion - Bicycle Indiana is looking for sponsors to place ads in their resource guide, who lists all rides and bicycle friendly businesses.  To support Bicycle Indiana our club has done a Bicycle Indiana ride in which $1 of the entry is given to support Bicycle Indiana.  Individually, people can purchase Bicycle Indiana license plates to help support Bicycle Indiana.  Mona proposed that 3RVS buy an ad in the resource guide to show what we offer as a club and our website address.  The ad would run for a year.  The cost is yet to be determined.  Kent Ellis said no 3RVS festival tour survey respondents said they found the tour in the bicycle resource guide.  Others said they have used the resource guide to find bike rides.  Patrick suggested that instead of giving $1 for our ride to Bicycle Indiana, we could purchase the ad.  Those present decided to pursue the possibility of buying the ad, and when we have the cost of the ad at next month's meeting we will discuss further.     

Amy Copeland, Membership
Total Memberships 307; 136 family; 171 individual
64 of the members were not members for the 2018 season

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter
The last club newsletter was completed and sent out on time.
 
Mike Heyes, Webmaster (absent, Report by Patrick)
- Patrick shared that as of December 31, 2019 Mike has decided to step down from the club webmaster role.  Mike will continue with the role until December 31, 2019, and the club will need to find a new webmaster. 
- The club’s web domain payment is due and Mike doesn't want to put it on his personal credit card since he is stepping down from the webmaster role.  Discussion was how to pay for the web domain.  Patrick said we will investigate having the club's PNC account directly pay for the domain fees.
- Red Podium - Kent proposed moving the club membership from Bike Reg to Red Podium in the future.  Red Podium was used for this year's Festival Tour and it is less expensive than Bike Reg.  If we do switch to Red Podium, Amy Copeland said it would be best to do it before January 1 when club members start renewing their memberships.  Amy proposed to look into buying a multi-year agreement for domain name and hosting in order to get a discount. 

4. Additional Items of Interest
- 9th Annual Jersey Ride - September 21 at Roanoke Park with 9:30 AM check in and  10:00 AM ride start time.  Information has already gone out to everyone via email to get RSVPs.  This will be Patrick's last Jersey ride as the club president.  Jade Armstrong has volunteered to assist Patrick with setting up the food. 

- Scott - September Strava Challenge - several people asked if the challenge was going to happen. Steve did a great job to make the September challenge happen of the last 5 years.  The challenge won't happen this year, as it entails tracking 70-100 people's mileage and updating it on a regular basis.  It would also entail Amy Copeland purging any non-members.  Pamela proposed doing an October challenge based on people tapering off riding in October, and we are already in September so she feels it is too late.  Doug will discuss what would be involved over the next couple of days and determine if he will have some sort of a challenge. 

- Post Meeting Update:  With the help of Steve Pequignot under the advisory capacity of Doug and Patrick, the September Touring Challenge will happen with starts date of September 2nd and end date of October 1st.
- Johnny - Sometimes people ask about purchasing club apparels at rides.  The clothing is almost all sold out.  Patrick said we need to come up with a new jersey design over the winter.  The club anniversary jersey design won't be ordered again.   Post Meeting Update:  Scott has stepped forward and organized another 50th Anniversary purchased through our Facebook page and club e-mail address:  newsletter@3rvs.com
 
5. Good of the Order

6. Adjournment
Meeting adjourned. 9:00 PM
Minutes by Secretary Jennifer Altherr


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