Winter 2017-2018 Newsletter

 

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

President's Report

Dues Are Due

Tuesday Dinners

Election Results

Groundhog Party/Ride Planning Meeting

Club Merchandise

Club Insurance

Bike shop discounts

Web Page for Road Riders

League of American Bicyclists E-Newsletter

Club Officers

 

 


 Dues Are Due


   This is a reminder that our membership year ended on December 31st and all club memberships have expired. If you have not renewed your membership for 2018, you can download a club application form from "Downloads" above.. To continue your membership for 2018 please fill out this form and sign it. If your information has not changed, put your name at the top and then write in "no change" and be sure to SIGN and DATE the form at the bottom. Please send your check to our Treasurer, Pam Feit as soon as possible. Our insurance carrier re-quires us to get updated release forms including signatures from all members once each year. We no longer send out new membership cards each year. Your membership card is good for as long as you are a member. If, for some reason, you need a new card, please contact our Treasurer and she will send you a new one.


 Tuesday Dinners

 

Tuesday Evening Dinners for Winter 2017-2018
  We selected the restaurants for our Tuesday night dinners so mark your calendars! Because of problems we have had in the past with large turn-outs, we are asking that you make a reservation no later than the Monday evening before a scheduled dinner with our Club Secretary, Mary Ann LaRocca. You can contact her at 330-705-1896 or larocca@sssnet.com You may text, e-mail or phone so that when Mary Ann calls for reservations on Tuesday morning she has an accurate count. This will ensure that we can all sit together. Please know that we also often go out to eat on the unscheduled Tuesdays as well. If you are not one of our “regulars” and want to get on our calling list, please let Mary Ann know. Usually someone decides that they want to go someplace for dinner at the last minute and they just call and then we let those on our list know where.

 

We will meet at 6pm at the restaurants listed below:

November 28th 6:00 p.m. – Papa Bears, 4990 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton
December 12th 6:00 p.m. – Buffet Dynasty, 4422 Belden Village St. NW, Canton
January 9th 6:00 p.m. – Barley House, 222 S. Main St., Akron
January 23rd 6:00 p.m. – Panchos Southwestern Grille, 4335 Massillon Rd. N., Canton
February 13th 6:00 p.m. – John’s Bar, 2749 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton
February 27th 6:00 p.m. –Twisted Olive, 5430 Massillon Rd. N., Canton
March 13th 6:00 p.m.- Menches Brothers, 3700 Massillon Rd., Uniontown -  RIDE Planning Meeting for April
March 27th 6:00 p.m. – Olive Garden, 4810 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton



 Election Results

 

The election of officers for 2018 was held at our Annual Meeting on Friday, November 17, 2017 and the results are as follows:


President – Debbie Godfrey
Vice President – Roger Gray
Secretary – Mary Ann LaRocca
Treasurer – Pam Feit
Road Captain – Randy Williams
Board of Directors, elected to a two-year term – Jerry LaRocca and Cathy Bacher
Board of Directors, completing the second year of their term – Bob Marshall and Amy Simmons
Board of Directors, past president – Doug Bower


 Groundhog Party/Ride Planning Meeting


   Our annual Groundhog’s Day Party will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6pm at the home of Jerry and Mary Ann LaRocca located at 5855 Vantage Hill., NW in Massillon (Jackson Township). If you need directions, please call them at 330-832--5963. Everyone is asked to bring a pot of their favorite soup or chili or some other covered dish item to share. We will also be having a Ride Planning Meeting to plan our rides for the month of March 2018 this evening.  All members and their families are invited to attend this fun-filled evening!


 Club Merchandise

 

We are ordering a new supply of our regular club t-shirts. If you would like to get a club shirt please contact Debbie Godfrey.

 

 

Our 20th Anniversary Folks On Spokes T-Shirts, orange in colo,r are still available but only in size X-Lg. They cost $7 each. You will need to contact Amy Simmons (330-819-3303) or Debbie Godfrey (330-990-2411) to get yours. We are also able to special order single shirts at any time.

 

We are ordering more of our club decals for the rear window of your automobile.  They have our club name and our club web address in addition to the “bike” logo and cost $7.50 each. 

 


Decals with a “recumbent” logo are SOLD OUT, but we can order one for you.. See Randy if you would like to purchase a recumbent decal.         

  

Randy Williams has arranged for an embroidery service for us through Beatty’s Sports in Louisville.  He has catalogues which you can borrow from him and then purchase any item and have it embroidered with “Folks on Spokes   Bicycle Club”.  You can choose any main color and any secondary color.  Some of us have already purchased embroidered hats for $10.00 plus tax using our local school colors.

 

            
   

You can also bring in any clothing item you already own and have our club name embroidered on it.  If you are interested in this service, please call Randy at 330-575-4224.



Club Insurance

Many people have asked about our club insurance policy and what it covers.  As an affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists we are eligible to participate in their Insurance Program administered by American Specialty.  You can go to their web site www.amerspec.com/lab for more information.  We have general liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence and a general aggregate of $3,000,000 on a per event basis.  Only our members or guests who have completely filled out our membership/guest form and have signed them are covered.  This is why we require everyone to completely fill out and sign a new membership form each year. Also, ride leaders take note that you must have all guests completely fill out the Guest Rider Release on the back of our sign-in sheet or we will not be covered if they have an accident!!  Under our policy, our members/guests have Accident Medial Coverage of $10,000 per person per accident excess of a $500 per claim deductible and excess of any other valid and collectible insurance.  There is also Accidental Death & Dismemberment of $5,000 per person per accident.  For more information, please visit the League’s web site:  www.bikeleague.org/index/cfm

 

Bike Shop Discounts

Please patronize our local bike shops as they do offer a valuable service that mail order companies cannot; and don't forget that almost all area bicycle shops offer our members a 10% diacount on items purchased. Just tell them that you are a member of Folks on Spokes.

 

Web Page for Road Riders

A new website provides expert advice for road cyclists. www.RoadBikeRider.com concentrates on road riding, the resurgent side of cycling that has been on the back burner in the traditional bike media. It is the product of Ed Pavelka and Fred Matheny, life-long cycling writers and holders of a number of cycling records. Their site and publishing company specialize in expert "how to" advice for road cyclists. To open the flow of technique and training advice, the RoadBikeRider.com website presents numerous "how to" articles and other helpful information. The website offers free individualized answers to training and technique questions.

 

E-Newsletter

The League of American Bicyclists recently launched an electronic newsletter, available to members, clubs, advocacy organizations, the bicycle industry and other interested parties. The biweekly e-newsletter provides timely coverage of issues of importance regarding bicycling advocacy and education, news of the League and affiliated organizations (including a calendar of events), and other subjects of interest to cyclists. To be added to the distribution list or send news, please e-mail bikeleague@bikeleague.org.

 

 

Club Officers for 2018

 

Name
Office
Phone #
Term Expires
Deborah Godfrey
President
330-628-1434
12/31/2018
Roger Gray
Vice President
330-309-6514
12/31/2018
Mary Ann LaRocca
Secretary
330-832-5963
12/31/2018
Pam Feit
Treasurer
330-837-4574
12/31/2018
Randy Williams
Road Captain
330-966-2460
12/31/2018
Cathy Bacher
Director
330-256-4221
12/31/2019
Jerry LaRocca
Director
330-832-5963
12/31/2019
Bob Marshall
Director
330-479-2981
12/31/2018
Amy Simmons
Director
330-819-3303
12/31/2018