SECOND NEWSFLASH and some more Questions!
Right now, the MILEPOST ZERO BICYCLE CLUB is in great financial shape (thanks to years of successful centuries) and lots of our past members are still out there riding regularly at all levels. We still have a small Tuesday/Thursday ride that folks show up for. We are flourishing on our Facebook page with 126 members. But this year we have not billed for dues and we have no elected officers (other than Janice Bales still valianting serving as our treasurer). I think it is a shame for riders in our area that we've had no bicycle socials, no other officers, no meetings, etc. since last year's Tour de Valley. I also think having a bit more activity and presence as a bicycle club would be a benefit to all bicyclists in our area. I don't think we need to get carried away with bylaws and rules again, but we could do a bit better than we're doing, don't ya think? Let's try a few more questions:
1. Do you think we should strive to have an active club or just be a Facebook group?
2. Would you be interested in purchasing and wearing a Milepost Zero Bicycle Club jersey if someone does a design and the treasury supplements the cost a little? (The old one is getting ragged after 15 or 20 years). It sure was nice when we rode our century and other rides with an MPZ jersey!
3. Would you be willing to be an officer (without working as hard as Russell did), willing to host a bicycle social sometime, or willing to do some tasks for our club (like being in charge of the jerseys for example).
4. Would you be willing to pay some minimum dues to be in the club or do you think we should accept official
memberships of some kind without any fees?
If I hear from enough folks, we'll get started PRONTO!
sincerely, Harry Colman