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Victory Riders Calgary
January 25, 2018 Meeting
President Kelly in the chair.
12 members present.
Prez Kelly reported that VP Ang has moved to Edmonton creating an opening in the Vice President position. He added that item to the agenda.
Time Up Ride
The Spring Tune Up Ride, (slow riding practice) event was a great success last year and the club is planning to repeat it this year.
Various formats were discussed and it was decided that three two-hour sessions open to the public would be the most effective and meet the demand. Ronny will talk to the head instructor Jim to make sure he is okay with this format and dates can be discussed.
Two Wheel Sunday
DrifterDon reported that plans for Two Wheel Sunday on June 3 were moving along well. There is a new location for the event this year, the greenbelt area north of Cycle Works Calgary and the organization has a new chairman – Steve Grover – who is well known in the bike community. The new location is more than twice as large as the former site, meaning there could be additional room for the Club sponsored Show & Shine. This would mean more volunteers would be needed. The larger site will also mean the event itself needs more volunteers.
Vince from Cycle Works reported that the shop had a good bike show and was looking forward to participating in other outdoors shows this year.
The Club is looking at repeating the Garage Sale again this year. Vince suggested the Club use the event to bring out members and to bring new members into the club. He said it should be a sort of meet and greet with a barbecue at Cycle Works to go along with the sales tables. It can be promoted through the website and Facebook. Late May was discussed as a date, but a decision on the final date will be made at the next meeting.
The website – www.victoryriderscalgary.com – has been brought up to date and a Rides & Events Calendar added. Many items for 2018 including Club meeting dates are already added to the calendar and members are encouraged to add other rides and events as well.
Rides for 2018
In addition to the rides already on the website, the Club discussed rides for the upcoming season. One suggestion was a trip to Drumheller to see the flat track races August 19 and 20. Rides will be added to the calendar as they are finalized.
The Club had a discussion on how to increase active membership. Items included showing value for membership, a regular 50/50 draw, a chili cookoff event, business cards, a banner for the Victory tent and direct invitations to people to come out to meetings and events.
With Ang’s departure, nominations are now pen for the position of Vice President. Please bring nominations to the next meeting.
Next meeting is February 15 at Cycle Works Calgary.
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