Good Evening Club Members, Tonight we held our Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet. Thank you to all of those members that were able to attend. If you didn’t make it this year, hopefully we will see you next year. Personally, I thought everything met expectations and went according to plan. Without members, we do not have a Club, we win no awards and we get no dinner!
Members may like to know that we have the largest new Board of Directors ever. More importantly though is the fact that the Board will have 5 women on it. We will be meeting in the first part of the New Year to re-grease the Club’s wheels. During the early part of the year, The Board will register the Club and set a preliminary event calendar. If any member has ideas for rides or events, please see a Board Member to bring the idea forward.
A note of thanks to Craig for letting me have some fun with him tonight and put him on the spot. With the new Board as it is, we will look at hosting a pot luck style banquet. It is a good idea and an excellent twist on building friendship and camaraderie. The Club is what we all want it to be and I have never met a cyclist that does not like to eat.
As always, a big thanks to Dave Singfield for his leadership, mentor-ship and support. The time trial league is something special and Dave’s coverage of that is par-excellence.
I am looking forward to 2020 and I can feel that some good things are ahead. Keep your eyes open and your wheels on the road.
Thirty six people are planning to attend the Cobourg Cycling Club AGM, Awards night and dinner. Please check to make sure you are getting the correct meal. Please bring cash for the dinner. $40 for the meal. You decide what to spend at the bar. Greg will be wearing a Tux, I will be wearing Jeans and a Tee shirt. Dress accordingly.
If you wish to run for a position (Three elected positions are President, Secretary and Treasurer.) please let Dave S know. Member at large, Ride Coordinator, Membership, Communications are some of the spots that need to be filled.These are non elected positions and you will be profusely welcomed.
Don’t forget today is ride leader fundamentals day. Nice crisp day today, if you don’t like the cold why not plan to spend a few hours with us? Can’t hurt…. maybe it will save someone from some hurt. Grab a coffee, bring a snack if you like. Pen and some paper to keep your thoughts in order.
Hi Everyone, This is just short reminder to everyone about the open training session this Saturday, November 16. Though titled Ride Leader training, it really is the basic fundamentals of group riding. There are a number of presentations to go through and we will likely need the full three hours. Just in case I talk a little too long, we have some wiggle room at the end. I will bring some water and juice and snacks – if you want something specific, you better bring it along. I am really looking forward to seeing everybody come out – it should be worth a view laughs too. Greg
This is the call for Nominations to the Board of Directors.
The Cobourg Cycling Club Board of Directors consists of:
President — Greg Cushing
Vice President — Empty
Secretary — Harold Kuschnick
Treasurer — Janet Baitley
Ride Coordinator — Empty
Communications Director — James Barnes — Available
Membership — Cory Watts
Member(s) at Large —
Brent Aquino Glenn Finlay Roberto Almeida Peter Hennesy James Barnes Members may nominate themselves or other members to any position on the Board of Directors with the consent of the nominee in order to be accepted for consideration during the elections.
If anyone would like to help with the direction of the club this is the best time to step up. Self nomination, nomination or voulunteering as a member at large is a great way to find your place on the Board.
The term is one year. The workload is approximately 1 hour per month during active months.
Attendance is very flexible. A meeting missed here and there is not detrimental to the function of the club.
The commitment is small, the feelings of accomplishment large…. well sometimes we basically don’t do too much but a lot still gets done.
If anyone has an interest in any of these positions please contact me BarnesEJ@gmail.com or Dave email@example.com and let us know before the AGM.
Please take note that this Cobourg Cycling Club sponsored event will be held at the former Cycle Transitions site. This venue is now called Venture 13 on Darcy Street. There is a lecture theater for us to use.
November 16 2019 Start is 11 AM with plan to go to 2 pm.
Expect three presentations and some demonstrations. Bring your own note keeping tools. Those that want to bring a bike may do so and if time permits we will use these in demos.
Finally, as it will be a Club function, any OCA member can attend.
Did you receive an award or trophy last year? We need them back. Please contact Jamie or Greg and we can make arrangements. Please do this ASAP as the AGM is just over one month away. (More on that later)
The CCC is planning to hold ride leader training for all members on November 16, 11am-2pm. This training is for all members. From this training you will learn what is expected of ride leaders and what ride leaders are to expect from riders. This will make club rides more cohesive and much more safe. Good lessons to have in your safety arsenal. Musch of this will also be of use when not riding with a club. Please let the CCC know if you intend to attend. Training materials and class seating will need to be organized according to class size.
Sunday October 6 We will meet 10:30 am at the Gate to Presqu’ile Park. Joanne has created a gentle on the legs 60 km ride. This will be at a nice pace, a chatty pace. Presqu’ile ride course
The Whistling Duck restaurant is the chosen place for something to eat after the ride. We will be informing the restaurant that we will be bringing 8-12 patrons. More riders can be accommodated if someone would like to sign up late but I will be phoning on Wednesday morning.
Friday or Saturday a weather forecast will be posted but dress warmer than normal as your output will be relaxed.
This is a large… overly large collection of photos from the Northumberland Nasty course(s) over the years. (Follow the link click the three dots in the upper right corner, you will find button to play a slideshow.)
Joanne is planning a route for sore legs. (We heard some of the participants were running in a race the day before) Somewhere in the 50 – 75 km range. Nice Chattable ride. Food stop hasn’t been totally pinned down but you will know with plenty of time. If anyone has some friends that would like to join the ride, this is allowed as long as the friend has OCA membership and brings proof. The proof thing is big. What better way to introduce people to the CCC. Please let us know a week or so ahead as the food stop will need to be forewarned.