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The Pedaler November 2019: A monthly publication of the Lancaster Bike Club

In This Issue

Fall meeting Highlights, Lead From the Back, Reflections of LCBC, New Members, Rides with Views From the Past, New LBC Board Structure, LBC Investment Policy, November Ride Schedule, and photos

Author of

The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

Have an idea for an event? Contact Sandra Mannon.

AUTHOR OF "THE COMEBACK", DANIEL DE VISÉ, SPEAKS AT LBC ANNUAL FALL MEETING

Daniel de Visé, guest speaker at the LBC Fall meeting, shared highlights from his book, The Comeback, featuring the highs and lows of Greg LeMond's professional cycling career.

Lead From the Back:

Opportunities to Serve

by Dave Stauffer

Governance, structure, and willing volunteers are critical for the continuity of LBC. Coordination of these actions and volunteers is guided by the club’s board of directors which consists of officers, directors, and committee chairpersons. The officer positions, (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer), are required by law to maintain our non-profit status. Officers meet each year to review and confirm other board positions and committees.

Governance, structure, and willing volunteers are critical for the continuity of LBC. Coordination of these actions and volunteers is guided by the club’s board of directors which consists of officers, directors, and committee chairpersons. The officer positions, (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer), are required by law to maintain our non-profit status. Officers meet each year to review and confirm other board positions and committees.

Members in these integral positions are confirmed through nomination and elections at our club’s annual business meeting in February. All positions are open for new nominations. As of now, the nominating committee is working to confirm candidates for two open positions in addition to fielding questions from members who might be interested in assuming any of the positions on the board.

The nominating committee members are Ken Juengling, Tim Good, Lucie Forbes and JoAnn Strandberg. Any one of these persons may reach out to you or you can reach out to them. Their contact information can be found in the club directory in the member section of the website.

The club wants to fill the following two positions for 2020. Please consider your talents and willingness to serve.

Treasurer: Job description is as follow, as described in the club’s by-laws.

1. Collect and deposit in the name of the Club all monies received by and belonging to this Club in a financial institution approved by the Board.

2. Pay all bills contracted by the Club

3. Transfers or payment of funds or investments in excess of $5,000 requires a second authorization, through procedures approved by the Board

4. Keep a true and complete record of all monies and property of the Club received, and of all dispositions made of said monies and property.

5. Make a report at the Membership Meeting of the Club and at such other times as the Board or the President may direct, of receipts and disbursements.

6. Collect dues from the members of this Club.

7. Perform such other appropriate duties as the Board may direct.

8. Invest funds with the approval of the Board.

9. Provide at least one financial statement per year to the membership.

The position is supported with a subscription to Quicken, a computer and printer. Quicken can be changed to QuickBooks if preferred.

Director of Social Media/Electronic Branding

• Maintain & update web site.

• Add new features to the site as they are determined to be necessary or desirable.

• Periodically change the "look & feel" of the site to keep it fresh.

• Facilitate inquiries that come from visitors to the site.

• Reach out to media via press releases.

• Promote club news and programs such as Smart Cycling, Bike to 30K and Tour de Red Rose via all Club branded Social Media channels.

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See you on the road.

Night Riders

Looking Forward to Future Success of the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic

The following article reveals the observations and reflection of Will Stone, director of the club's annual fundraising ride.

Will Stone, and his wife, Cricket, relax during an outdoor venture, before venturing into serious planning for next year's Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic.

Welcome to Our Newest LBC Members:

David Alshouse, Betsy Anderson, Deborah Arcoleo, Wendy Dietrich, Al McElheny, Kathleen Meley, Roger Rabey, and Carol Saylor

Ride to the Star Barn - a picturesque Place

The Star Barn is recognized as one of the most photographed and artistically painted barns in America, according to https://thestarbarn.com/, the official website for this historic locale in Elizabethtown. Photos by LBC member, Judy Flowers, show off some of the architecture and other riders on the October 15 Impromptu Ride to Star Barn Village

Rides and Views From the Past

To the right are two riders smiling along the 64 "very hard" miles of the Reading Pagoda Ride, on October 5. Photos are courtesy of rider Rich Brown.

Harry's Ride, led by LBC member, Chris Dubin, on September 29, happened upon these two affectionate dromedaries. That's correct: dromedaries have one hump and camels have two.
Crossing the bridge on the Chickies Creek Long ride , led on September 29, can beg the challenge of choosing the right gear for the ascent.

New Structure Changes Announced for the LBC Board

LBC Board Posts Club's investment policy

Safety Corner

More bike lanes are in the plans for Lancaster City and the county as stated in the Lancaster Active Transportation Plan. The plan is available to the public and can be viewed in its entirety by downloading the Pdf at https://lancastercountyplanning.org/151/Bicycle-Pedestrian-Planning

A condensed overview of the plan is also available. Contact LBC members John Mullineaux for a copy or Bill Hoffman, who is the cycling educator for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

Shown above is the cover of the Active Transportation Plan.

Membership Application

Ride Schedule for November 2019