“With your support, the Touring Program can achieve the following goals:
“I believe, as a starting point, the Touring Program must establish a mutually beneficial interaction with all club programs. As each program grows, the opportunity arises for all programs to grow.
“Revitalization and empowerment of the Touring Committee will establish a broad base of support, broaden the overall appeal, and strengthen the touring program.
“To better serve our members the Touring Committee must communicate more effectively with the membership at large, work to increase participation in club activities, improve our volunteer base and fully utilize League of American Bicyclists programs and resources.
“The current awards structure should more effectively recognize members’ contributions to the club, and the current touring guidelines should create the most fair and equitable program possible to appeal to a greater percentage of our club members and attract as new members, the cycling public.
“I believe our future success lies in carrying forward an even balance of touring activities that include family oriented functions, varied ride starting points, searching out new routes, and meeting locations conducive to addressing challenges that may arise during the season.
“And last but certainly not least, my personal goals, if elected, will be to lead by example, add adventure to the program, build on the enthusiasm of our volunteers and most importantly, keep it fun!
“My past participation as a member includes: Club Ombudsman - Membership 1990; VP Touring 1990-1993 - Established Touring guidelines; Monday Night Bike Handling Instructor 1990–1995; Co-director of inaugural Tour de Parks in 1991, volunteer in 1992-93; Project Safe Kids Coordinator 1992-93; Old Kentucky Home Tour Volunteer 1991-1997; Co-director Old Kentucky Home Tour 1995; LAB Effective Cycling Instructor Certification 1995; Commuter Enhancement 1998; Bike Maintenance Class volunteer 1992-1998; Education Committee Member; Bike Skills Instructor 1998; Frequent contributor to the club newsletter.
“I would appreciate the opportunity to serve our Club as VP Touring.”