Lead From the Back:
"Ramblings from the Prez..."
by Dave Stauffer
Hey LBC members.
We are entering the off-season when we focus more on strategic and club governance issues.
As noted in last month’s Pedaler, a few board positions are open to be filled and confirmed at our February annual meeting:
Director of Social Media/Branding
Of all these positions, I want to highlight the work and effort given to the club by our “retiring” secretary, Diane Falkowski.
We, reluctantly, but with great admiration and appreciation, have accepted Diane Falkowski’s resignation. She has done an outstanding job for the past six years but is stepping down for personal reasons, and for the fact that it is time for her to pass this position on to the next willing member.
The Secretary is one of four officers required by law for governance of a non-profit club. This position has full input/participation in board meetings and decisions but must maintain objective neutrality as it applies to any minutes, records, etcetera.
The Secretary position is critical to the club. You can read all the role’s responsibilities in the descriptions that follow this article, as they appear in the Members Section By-Laws page on our club website.
Critical to a secretary’s performance, as well as required are the following:
Monthly: Consolidation of board reports, recirculate for approvals and file electronically for preservation of club records.
Quarterly: Participate in the board meetings, consolidate board member reports, take minutes for the meeting, formally documenting any board actions that are taken, circulate for approval, upload to the Board Minutes page of the website, and file electronically for preservation of club records.
Once per year (September): Participate in officer’s review of the board positions that are needed for the next calendar year.
This position may or may not serve as the secretary to the Covered Bridge Classic, and the secretary position can be filled by a primary, secondary, or tertiary member.
Interested members are invited to contact Diane to learn more about the position. Her email is email@example.com or you may phone her using the number posted on the Board Members page under the About menu on our website.
Sandra Mannon, LBC social director is the board representative leading the nominating committee.
Keep the club operating, See you on the road.
See you on the road.
LBC member, Justin Townsend, traveled to Bethany Beach, Delaware in October to ride the 2020 Ocean to Bay Bike Tour which revised this year's event to best ensure rider and community safety during the COVID 19 restrictions. The ride featured four routes with each assigned four groups to depart at 15-minute staggered intervals. Riders were required to wear face masks at all stops, carry a pre-packed rest bag, and sign a COVID-19 disclosure form 2 hours prior to the event. Instead of providing a massive group meals, riders received seven-dollar vouchers to spend at participating restaurants.
Above,the marshes appear along the shoreline of the Delaware Bay, and to the left, the map features the century route.