From the Presidentby Earl Jones
I have to admit it: Im glad that this season is coming to a close. I commented in the last newsletter about the string of mishaps that beset riders this season.
But thats not why Ill be glad to put the bike up. True, the weather, if you ignore the effect its had on farmers and lawns, has been terrific at least for cyclists. And, yes, we accomplished a lot this year, pulling off two major tours — hosting the League of American Bicyclists rally and an abbreviated, save-the-franchise Old Kentucky Home Tour. And the clubs profile in the community has resulted in greater opportunities to help shape policies affecting cyclists.
A lot has to happen behind the scenes to produce these benefits and to make a great season. None of it would have been possible without a superb group of volunteers. Most of them, however, come from the same group of people who step up year after year. We owe them a lot. Ive listed their names to begin the public acknowledgment of their hard work.
But there are limits on what we can ask this group of wonderful volunteers to do. Thats why Im glad the season is coming to an end. I, for one, am glad I wont have to ask them again this year to take on yet another job or assignment.
Well continue the celebration of their contributions at the clubs annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 13 . Every club member ought to be there. No ride, race, club social event, community involvement activity, cycling education session or communication effort would have happened without them. The best way to show your appreciation is to show up at the banquet and tell them so.
And save this article. If your name is not on the list of volunteers, Im going to call on you next year. There are lots of jobs to go around and weve go a great group of experienced club leaders wholl show you the ropes.
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Web posted: 17 October 1999
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