Louisville Wheelmen

Louisville Wheelmen Newsletter -- January-February 1996

From the President . . .

by Adrian Freund

Congratulate yourself! You survived another season of bicycling and another Wheelmen banquet. With yours truly as master of ceremonies, surviving the banquet is no small task. Cheers to all of the award winners and to the new officers who survived a harrowing election. I give my sincere thanks to Mary Margaret Williams, Alice Filiatreau, Barry Bennett and Kathy Faulkner for their outstanding service to the Wheelmen. I couldn’t have had a better Executive Committee. Please join me in welcoming Kevin Clay, Joe Proctor, Ian Schill and Jim Tretter to the Executive Committee.

Come to the January general membership meeting and lend your voice to the great debate! Yes, we’re going to discuss the name of the club, among other issues. We plan to have a structured discussion of the options that have been presented, and reduce the list to a manageable number of names. Then in March, we’ll put the club name to a vote of the membership. I know from your letters and comments that you have strong opinions on this issue. Whatever the outcome, I can assure you that all points of view will be fully considered. I know that you have the best interests of the bicycling community at heart.

There are many ways to contribute to the program of the Wheelmen. Hundreds of volunteers are needed, but right now we have a couple of high profile positions in search of the right people. We need volunteers to step forward to head up the Old Kentucky Home Tour. You need good organizational skills, a dose of patience and creativity and the ability to control the weather! If you have these qualifications and want to serve as chairperson or co-chairperson, please contact me soon! I also need a volunteer with similar qualifications to step forward to assess the future of Tour de Parks and assist in planning a 1996 event.

This winter, I will be presenting a proposal for a women’s program council to the Executive Committee. Women’s programs need a special focus within the Wheelmen organization. Fostering more women riders benefits the club in a variety of ways including growth of membership and the creation of a family-friendly environment. If you are interested in participating in the creation and programs of the women’s council, please get in touch with me. If you have access to e-mail, you can reach me at zoneit@aol.com.

Until the warm weather arrives again, I wish you many happy miles on the rollers.

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