Annual Meeting Highlights
About 90 members and guests braved the weather to attend the Club's recent pot-luck dinner and annual meeting at Timber Ridge. After enjoying an amazing variety of tasty dishes, members turned their attention to a number of business matters including:
A review of the Club's financial position presented by Treasurer Bud Huber.
Presentation of the proceeds of the Leelanau Harvest Tour, $10,000, to Pam Darling from Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.
Presentation and approval of a number of revisions to the By-laws.
Election of Officers
President - Darcie Pickren
Vice-president - Dale Piske
Ride Around Torch Director - Jim Mitchell
Communications Director - M'Lynn Hartwell
Social Director - Irma Brownley
Membership Director - (This position was not filled during the meeting. At the
December board meeting, Jeff Dillingham was appointed to fill this opening.)
Ken Rosiek, Ride Director, reported on last season's rides and awarded leader hats and gift certificates to ride leaders. He noted there was a decrease in both the number of ride leaders and miles ridden, even though the number of rides increased from the previous year. Top leaders in rides led were Ann Huber (40), George Gambert (49) and Ken Rosiek (69).
Mileage guru, Pete Danly awarded mileage hats to all riders with 500 or more miles on Club rides. Heading the list were George Gambert (6,669), Ann Huber (8,043) and Mike Shomin (8,420). Ann received a "Women's Mileage Leader" plaque from Darcie Pickren to recognize her achievement.
A written poll was conducted to gauge the relative importance to the members of tracking/reporting mileage and volunteer recognition. Members were asked to rate each on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important. Mileage received a rating of 2.6 and volunteer recognition 3.6 on the 5 point scale.