Sunday, November 30, 2014

Southern Crescent Cycling Election

The Southern Crescent Cycling club annual election for the four executive committee members and five at-large board members of the Southern Crescent Cycling club will be over soon.  The newly elected board members will serve for approximately the entire 2015 calendar year.  As you may know I threw my hat in the ring for president of the club.  It's always satisfying when we can be part of something bigger than ourselves.  After being club secretary for two years, 2012 and 2013, and a year off from service to the club I thought that being president would be a natural progression besides, I'm an awesome administrator, even if I do say so myself.  But I'm not an awesome politician.  So, with the election only days away I've decided to withdraw myself from consideration.

I hope that the new board will do the following.

1) Pursue and gain 501c3 non-profit status for the club.
2) Focus more attention on those sponsors that actually benefit the club and it's members.  Discounts on merchandise alone does not a sponsor make.
3) Promote and support beginner and women's cycling.  This past year the club put the entire burden for this on the local bike shop.  How is this a club if it ignores those that need help and encouragement the most.
4) Resist the urge to be a "boys club" of only speedsters.
5) Support the team!

Congratulation to all those who will be elected and good luck!

Thanks for reading.