Officer Nominations for 2001
I have been the VP for Education for the past year. I have enjoyed helping new riders learn the basics in the Bike Handling class during the summer. In January and February we had spinning classes and during March, bike maintenance classes. Attendance was fantastic - students progressed from beginners to riding long distances.
I would like to continue with the bike classes this year and try some new ideas. I have 31 years experience in education along with 3 years as an instructor in the military. My entire professional career has been as a teacher - that is what I like to do and want to continue to do for the Louisville Bicycle Club.
I have been fortunate to work with a tireless group of folks in 2000--members of the LBC Advocacy Committee--on innumerable events, from the Bike Yard Sale on The Great Lawn, to Earth Day at the Zoo to the hiring of our new Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. I would like to spend 2001 bringing several projects and objectives to fruition. I am now representing the LBC on the Community Transportation Advisory Committee for the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA), the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, as well as the Bicycle Coalition of Kentucky and the Kentucky Rails To Trails Council. I would also like to represent the LBC at the 2001 League of American Bicyclists' Bike Summit in Washington, DC, to become better acquainted with our region's representatives and, hence, better acquaint THEM with THEIR constituents' needs. These individuals will not act in our behalf unless they know we are interested in how they vote, and that WE vote (as most cyclists seem to do)!
If re-elected, I would continue to work with these groups, politicians, and governmental officials to make our community a better place to ride a bike--which means a better place to live!
Hi. My name is Alan Darby. If my name isn't familiar, my face probably is. I've been a member of the Louisville Bicycle Club for over 15 years and have accumulated a lot of miles in that time.
I am running for the position of VP of Touring because I feel that I will be able to produce a full and varied ride schedule that will meet the needs of the LBC members. I would like to continue many of the successful programs and rides of the past and also create some new ones in the hopes of maintaining the enthusiasm of existing members as well as bringing new members to the club. I have enjoyed years of cycling with the LBC and feel this is the right time and a good opportunity for me to make a contribution.
I am once again requesting that the LBC membership elect me as Treasurer. Since joining this club in 1983, I've participated in numerous committees and held several major offices including:
I consider one of my greatest achievements during this period to be the restructuring of Club business operations in the early 1990's. This included defining and centralizing all financial responsibilities under the Executive Committee, reshaping the by-laws to require accountability back to the membership and bringing the Club into compliance with the IRS which included the acquisition of a 501(c) 4 tax exempt status. I believe I've been able to apply my education and work experience in finance, business and project management to improve the overall operations of our Club and ask the membership to allow me to serve them for another year.
Norm Minnick is a candidate for VP Communications, a post he held in 1999. "I have been an active member of the club since 1984 and have been involved in the Old Kentucky Home Tour for roughly 15 years, including chairing the event for 2 years. I will do my best to get the word out about all the club has to offer both members and the community. But I also believe communications is a two-way street and I'd like to be a channel from the members back to the executive committee."
We have an incredible opportunity to broaden the base of our racing team, and make it an integral part of the Club. I want racers at all levels, and aspiring racers to have a home here. I can't think of any better position to achieve these goals than VP - Racing. I will appreciate your support and involvement!
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