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Latest News / May 2020 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on May 07, 2020, 03:59:49 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm via Zoom virtual meeting. All are welcome to attend (invitation with link to join Zoom virtual meeting has been emailed to all 3RVS members).

Meeting Agenda:

    Call to Order
    Passage of Minutes
    Officer Reports:
        Secretary - Jennifer Altherr
        President’s Report - Johnny Grabowski (30 min)
            Constitution amendment discussion pending future in-person meeting
            Logo/Branding Committee update
            Festival Tour Committee update (Mona Will)
            Group Riding status discussion
        Treasurer - Amy Copeland (2 min)
        Membership - Kent Ellis (2 min)
        Newsletter - Scott Tomsits (2 min)
        Off-Road - Randy Rosewicz (10 min)
        Publicity - Pamela Fennell (2 min)
        Webmaster - Andrea Egeland (5 min)
            Proposed Committee to gather ideas for website changes
        Touring - Shane Powell (10 min)
        Racing - Dave McComb (10 min)


    Additional Items of Interest
    Good of the Order
    Adjournment
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Latest News / April 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on May 01, 2020, 12:59:54 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
April 2, 2020

1. Call to Order

    Virtual Zoom Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by Johnny Grabowski
    Officers present include Johnny Graboswki, Jennifer Altherr, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Andrea Egeland, Pamela Fennell,
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Roianne Smolinski, Marty Smolinki,  Ed Lines, Steve Pequignot, Tania Glass, Patrick Stelte, Phil Snider, Cynthia, Denise Egeland

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of March meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports
Jennifer Altherr, Secretary

    March minutes passed earlier in the meeting

John Grabowski, President

    Group rides are on hold and will change when direction from Governor/CDC says otherwise

Amy Copeland, Treasurer

    General Fund Balance as of April 2: $xx,xxx
        Revenues $x,xxx included memberships, festival tour, socks, NICA account transfer in, race sponsorship
        Expenditures $x,xxx included race payouts, junior racing, Ft Wayne Trails sponsorship, League of American Bicyclist renewal, NICA fee scholarship
    Franke balance of $x,xxx
    Cyclocross balance of $xxx
    Racing balance $x,xxx
    Jr Racing (NICA) balance $x,xxx
    Our balance is increasing approximately $295/yr

Shane Powell, Touring

    All rides cancelled until further notice
    Ride with GPS cost account would be higher than the club's annual surplus fund so wouldn't be fiscally appropriate
    Discussion about other platforms to host club routes, such as Strava

Dave McComb, Racing

    NEIC kit order completed
    Race reimbursements sent out
    Sent sponsorship letters
    Races are on hold at this time

Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road (absent)

    N/A

Publicity, Pamela Fennell

    Working on festival tour, and planning it for July as if it will happen
        Added a gravel route

Kent Ellis, Membership (John presented in Kent's absence)

    Kent is researching a platform to manage the club's membership

Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    Newsletter went out today
    The newsletter also went to non-renewed members this month

Andrea Egeland, Webmaster

    Working on website
        Discussion about putting club routes on the website.  If we did it, people would need to download the routes onto their computer, then they'd download them from their computer into their GPS device

4. Additional Items of Interest

    Discussion about publishing the proposed club constitution pages of adding the new social media director
        Scott will send an addendum to the newsletter about the proposal
    Scott - Discussion about having a 3RVS club within Zwift.
    Scott - Discussion about some club individuals doing group rides at a distance of 50 yards apart.  Does this contradict the club's message about not doing group rides?  Decision is we prefer that there not be any group rides on the club's Facebook page, but it won't be the club's responsibility to monitor the posts.

5.  Good of the Order

    N/A

Virtual meeting via Zoom adjourned. 9 PM
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Latest News / March 2020 club meeting minutes
« Last post by Patrick on March 20, 2020, 03:11:02 PM »
THREE RIVERS VELO SPORT
MEETING MINUTES
March 5, 2020
1. Call to Order

    Meeting called to order 7:30 PM by John Grabowski
    Officers present include John Grabowski, Jennifer Altherr, Shane Powell, Dave McComb, Amy Copeland, Scott Tomsits, Kent Ellis, Randy Rozewicz, Andrea Egeland
    Welcome extended to all in attendance including Roianne Smolinski, Jack Campbell, Ed Lines, Jack Fitzmaurice, Steve Pequignot  Tania Glass, Angie Quinn, Patrick Stelte, Jennifer Kummer, Scott Kummer

2. Passage of Minutes

    Passage of February meeting minutes

3. Officer Reports

    Jennifer Altherr, Secretary

    February minutes passed earlier in the meeting

    John Grabowski, President

    2021 follow up on annual awards banquet - John signed the contract for January 9, 2021 at the Mirro Center
    Proposed revision to add Social Media Director (formerly known as Webmaster) as a club officer
        Role would manage 3RVS website as well as other 3RVS social media account administration
        Role is separate from the Publicity role
        Club constitution and bylaws revisions were distributed and reviewed
        A majority of meeting attendees approved of the proposed revisions
        Next step will be to publish the proposal in the April newsletter, for reading, discussion, and vote at the meeting in May

    Amy Copeland, Treasurer

    Balance as of March 5: $xx,xxx
    Revenues of $x,xxx included memberships and anonymous donation for junior race team
    Expenditures of $x,xxx included annual Awards Banquet, Breaking Away movie reimbursement, and USAC annual dues
    General Fund $xx,xxx
    Race team balance of $x,xxx
    Cyclocross Project balance of $541.02
    Franke Project balance of $x,xxx
    Jr Racing (NICA) $x,xxx
    May 1, 2020   $100 annual League of American Bicyclists dues are due and will be paid

    Shane Powell, Touring

    Currently in Show 'n Go season
    Ride RMHC charity ride on April 26 - Looking for 8-10 ride ambassadors.
        Volunteers:  Jennifer Altherr, Scott Tomsits, Steve Pequignot
    Working on Ride With GPS

    Dave McComb, Racing

    Received approval from those present to dispose of the club's non-functional race timer
    Adding two MTB Ride Leaders
    Received approval to add race team information at the Franke Park kiosk
    3RVS/NEIC
        Jake Fitzmaurice reimbursed for NEIC team fees
        3RVS racing reimbursement checks for team members
        NEIC jersey preliminary design completed
        Informational meeting at SCB April 26, 2-4 PM
        Beckman Lawson Lawyers sponsorship $1000
    Work continues on the State Road Race
        Applied for permit for closure of roads for the race
        Sign up genius created for volunteers to sign up
        INKY application for the race filed
        Secured the Green Township Community Center for race day

    Randy Rozewicz, Off-Road

    Obtained an 8’ x 20' container for Franke Park to replace the shed
    Working on annual Franke Park Trail report to share with Parks Department
    Will work on the trail maintenance work schedule
    Discussion about making Franke Park trail maps available at the trailhead
    Discussion about making a video about Franke Park trails

    Publicity, Pamela Fennell (absent, so presented by John)

    Working on ride cards and swag items for Festival Tour
    Looking into offering an additional route option of a 55 mile mostly gravel route for the Festival Tour

    Kent Ellis, Membership

    269 memberships
    349 adults
    166 renewals so far this year
    25% of members don't renew annually.   Point of interest to find out why this trend occurs.

    Scott Tomsits, Newsletter

    Newsletter was distributed February 29, 2020
    Discussion about how to include the proposed Social Media director into the newsletter

    Andrea Egeland, Webmaster

    Working on the website - determining what changes need to be made
    Andrea and John are now admins for the Three Rivers Velo Sport Facebook Group

4. Additional Items of Interest

    Angie Quinn - Sustainability Director of Ft Wayne Trails and club member
        Proposal to renew the club's annual sponsorship of Trek the Trails
            1433 riders for the 2019 season
                21 rides
                68 average riders per ride
                108 highest riders for a ride
            Sponsorship requested to to offer an additional loop to extend the distance of the ride
            Request $750 collaboration level that the club has done for the last 2 years
            April 28 will be the kick off for Trek the Trails at Eagle Marsh
            This Sunday there will be a Spring Forward ride noon at McMillen Park
            The $750 sponsorship request was approved

5.  Good of the Order

    Tania Glass - Memorial for Al Stoller at Franke Park
        Randy R indicated the kiosk by Frog Pond could be used
    Steve Pequignot - Cycle IQ has a new product called Upride for posting hazardous information
        You can post a short video and description of what happened, such as a dog chased or an automobile driver behaved dangerously
            Contact Steve if you'd like more information

Meeting at library adjourned. 9 PM
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Latest News / March 2020 club meeting agenda
« Last post by Patrick on March 03, 2020, 06:24:15 PM »
The monthly meeting of 3RVS is Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm at the Allen County Library in downtown Fort Wayne. 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. Follow-up: 2021 Annual Awards Banquet venue
ii. Proposed revision to office of Webmaster / amendment of Constitution
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 (10 min)
i. Touring - Shane Powell (15 min)
i. Follow-up: how/where to make gpx files available
ii. Follow-up: how will Ride Leaders be coordinated
iii. Follow-up: Ride RMHC
iv. Follow-up: Roadside Repair Clinic
j. Racing - Dave McComb (15 min)
4. Additional Items of Interest
5. Trek the Trails request for support - Angie Quinn (5 min)
6. Good of the Order
7. Adjournment

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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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