2016 is here!

Good Afternoon Cruisers,

As the snow melts here on Weigold Mountain, my thoughts wander ahead to warmer weather and upcoming riding.  I’ve tried to keep things moving, albeit slowly these last couple of seasons in the absence of any additional help.  I plan to try to keep moving forward for 2016, and I sure could use some help doing so.

To start out, I’m going to update the roster again soon.  If you’re getting this email, you’re still on the Chapter roster at national or somehow otherwise affiliated with the Chapter.   If you no longer wish to be a member of the Chapter, please respond and let me know and I’ll remove you.

If you do wish to remain a member of the Chapter, then I’m hoping you’ll be willing to step up and help out even just a little.  I assumed the First Officer position out of a wish to prevent the Chapter from being disbanded as no one else was willing to take the position.  Unfortunately, I do not have the time to lead a lot of rides myself.  I’ll continue to do so as I can, but I could really use some Ride Captains.  Being a Ride Captain isn’t a particularly challenging job.  It just requires a bit of planning and organization.  Even just making time to lead one ride this season will be helpful.  If you’re interested, but not sure how to begin, I’d be happy to coach you through setting up your first ride.  Please let me know if you’d be willing to help in this fashion.

Next, I’d like to schedule a meet and greet before this season really kicks off.  Maybe even more than one.  Call it a meeting if you wish.   Since we have members all over the Miami Valley, I’d welcome some suggestions on a location.  My initial thought is something near the Dayton Mall, but again, suggestions are welcome.  I’m thinking it’s a place with perhaps a meeting room, and maybe some food.  Recommendations on a day of the week would be helpful too.  I’m hoping we can use this event to plan some rides and breathe a little life into the Chapter.

Thanks everyone!  I look forward to riding with you all again soon.