2014 Annual Meeting Recap
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Posted by: Mark Alpert
The 2014 annual meeting was held at
the River Road Unitarian Church on January 11, 2014.
|Chair - Rich Tepel |
(scroll down for photos)
Our guest speaker was Andy Clarke President and CEO of League of American Bicyclists.
He spoke about the following:
- The history of LAB.The
League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists,
known then as "wheelmen,” were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and
dirt and advocated for paved roads.
- How all of us should be
involved in advocacy of biking and biking facilities.
great success story we have had in this region with DC, Arlington, Alexandria
being rated high as "Bike Friendly” communities and Bike Share.
Chair of Potomac Pedalers, Rich Tepel opened the business
portion of the meeting and he spoke of last year’s accomplishments:
- Website improvements
- Communications with club members
- Advocacy for Biking
Then Rich listed this year’s primary goal to increase
the number of rides and ride leaders.
The club treasurer Nancy Avitabile,
reported on the club’s financials. Our goal was to break even on
operating revenue and expenses and we were very close. Our investments,
however, showed very large gains.
The club membership secretary Mike
Divine said that membership has remained relatively stable since last year.
The following members received these
The ride leaders that led 10 or more
rides in 2013 were recognized.
- Peter leGrand Good Shepherd Award - Linda Kolko
- Best Original Ride Award - Liz Ginexi
- Neal Molloy Volunteer Award - Denise Cohen
- Linda Tischer Lifetime Achievement Award -Butch Counts & Harold Goldstein
The following members of the message
committee were recognized for their important contribution:
- Janet Cyphers
- Irmgard Dugge
- Lois Lightfoot
- Susan Fullenbaum
- Joan Oppel.
The following members were elected
to the Executive Committee for 2014:
Birnbaum, Chair Elect
The meeting was adjourned.
After the meeting a committee for Planning the 2014 BackRoads Century met.
|Rich Tepel - Chair||Nancy Avitabile - Treasurer|
|Linda Schwartz - Executive Committee||Mike Divine - Membership Secretary|
|Bob Manka - Recording Secretary||Andy Clarke - League of American Cyclists|
|Linda Kolko - Peter LeGrand Good Shepherd Award||Denise Cohen - Neal Molloy Volunteer Award|
|Butch Counts - LIfetime Achievement Award||Harold Goldstein - Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Deb Reynolds - Communications Award||Eric Pilsk - Website Award|