Feb 2 - 2022
Membership is up to 269 total members.
This month the club paid its largest expenses for the year: Insurance ($1766) and Website Hosting ($1188).
Insurance is up from $1111 to $1766 due to increased membership.
Website Hosting is up from $972 to $1188 due to increased membership.
A summary of the clubs’ finances for 2021 was made by Linda. Over the whole year the club made around $350 more than it spent.
The board discussed raising membership dues from $15 to $25
The dues have never been raised in the clubs’ history.
Income / Expenses are fine for now but we are close to being in the negative.
The 2021 Holiday party was discussed and unfortunately Linda and Brent will not be able to host next year.
The club is looking for any volunteers to host next year's Holiday party or we may have to find some venue.
We will make a decision by the end of May regarding the venue. If we decide to rent a venue, it will be necessary to charge for attendance
The next membership meeting is scheduled for Feb 23rd and we will have Colby Pearce, a professional American cyclist, coach and bike fitter to speak on the topics of the 6 foundations of health for cyclists and the 5 myths of cycling, followed by a Q&A session
The following club meeting will be in March where we plan to have ride leadership training and to discuss pace lines + hand signals.
The next board meeting will be on Feb 23rd.
The club intends to form more partnerships with the bicycle community in town, similar to the agreement with Trek South for a 10% club member discount.
We want this initiative to be about connecting with people who already ride bikes in Fort Collins.
The board discussed posting fliers, handing out business cards, and setting up a booth along bike trails in town. Tracy is investigating what permits we may need for a booth.
The board is screening vendors to determine what company will produce this year's club jerseys.
We are more concerned with the quality of the jersey rather than its price (within reason).
The board is evaluating a sample jersey from Ascend and are building a list of other vendors to evaluate.
The board is considering redesigning the club logo. So far we have discussed keeping a similar color scheme and making the logo more inclusive as well as featuring Fort Collins.
T-Shirts may be made with the new logo on them this year to help spread awareness of the club.
The board set up a meeting to discuss rides and routes for this year. The meeting will be on Feb 16th at the Harmony Library meeting room where we will plan A/B/C routes. Another meeting is set for March 8th to plan D and social routes.
Social rides are set to start in May and will be scheduled in early March.
Wanda’s ride will happen in September this year.
The board discussed a camping trip and Tracy has been put in charge of investigating further.
The club needs additional volunteers to help at the booth this year.
An email has been sent out to club members asking for volunteers.
One correction: (...) a meeting to discuss rides and routes for this year. The meeting will be on Feb 16th, but NOT at the Harmony Library meeting room where we will plan A/B/C routes. (It will be held at the club President's residence, instead.)