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Annual Meeting, Potluck and ExCom Elections - January 31, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Alpert
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What: Potomac Pedalers Annual Meeting
When: Saturday - January 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Address: 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

By Nancy Avitabile

The PPTC Annual Meeting and potluck lunch will be held Saturday January 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM to  3:00 PM at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301River Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817. The potluck lunch is a great opportunity to socialize with friends old and new and to see some of your cycling friends in street clothes. So bring your favorite dish, consider running for a position on the ExCom and just plan to have a fun afternoon! This year our speaker will be Derek McGinty, the weekday anchor for WUSA 9 News at 7 PM and weeknight co-anchor for WUSA 9 News at 5:00, 6:00 and 11 PM. Additionally, Derek was a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports for 4 years. Previously, he hosted the nationally broadcast “Straight Talk with Derek McGinty” for PBS. Derek is a local Washingtonian, attending Woodrow Wilson High School and American University here in D.C. Most importantly, Derek has been an avid cyclist for over 20 years and has participated on many of our PPTC rides. Derek will talk to us about how bicycling has changed in the DC area, what changes he sees coming and will shares his best biking stories.

We Need New ExCom Members!

Consider running for a position on the ExCom! There is plenty of space at the table. The 9 members of  Executive Committee are elected in alternate years. This year 5 slots are open: Chair-Elect (2 year term) and 2 At-Large members (2 year terms), Membership Secretary (2 year term) and Recording Secretary (2 year term). After the first year, the Chair-Elect becomes the Chair.  Any member can run for any position.  If you want to find out more about what being on the ExCom entails, please seek out current members and pick their brains.  Being on the ExCom is a great way to give back and to influence club policies and activities. Nominations must be submitted by January 2, 2015 in order to be considered for voting by the membership at the Annual Meeting in January.  If you are interested in serving on the ExCom, contact current Chair Rich Tepel. Please include a brief statement of interest/biographical sketch and your contact information.  Details will be posted on our website as we identify candidates. Descriptions of all ExCom positions are in the Club Bylaws, which can be found on the website Home Page, under “About Us”, then “Club Bylaws.” See Article VI, Executive Committee.

If you ordered a Back Roads t-shirt and haven't picked it up, they will be available at the volunteer meeting. Back Roads t-shirts will also be available for sale for $5.

We will need volunteers to set up and clean up before and after the meeting. If you are willing to volunteer, contact Nancy Avitabile.   

The River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation served as the home of our Annual Meetings for many years, and we are returning there once again.  If you are coming from I-495, take Exit 39, River Rd., towards Washington.  Take a left on Whittier Blvd., then an immediate left into the church parking lot. The church is less than 2 miles from the beltway.  You can also get there by biking on the Capital Crescent Trail to River Road. Get off the trail there and head north on River Road to the intersection at Whittier Blvd.

We look forward to seeing you January 31st!


more Ride Schedule

B/BB * 30ish * MD * 10:00 AM * The Usual Monday Ride from Glen Echo * Glen Echo Park (GLE)

BB * 1 hour to 1.25 hour * DC/MD/VA * 6:00 PM * Zwift Ride * Your Trainer

Featured Members
Matthew BirnbaumMatt is Chairman of Potomac Pedalers
Linda B. KolkoLinda is the D/C Ride Coordinator for MD & DC