The purpose of the club shall be:
(1) to provide an opportunity for GVR members
GVR Cycling Club Bylaws - Click to see a full, signed copy.
FROM THE BEGINNING
Green Valley had many avid cyclists, but no central club. Loosely affiliated groups of cyclists planned rides and met to share ideas and biking knowledge. Newcomers to Green Valley looking for clubs that match their interests were stymied to find no cycling club.
A small group of acting officers formed a committee to recruit bikers in the Green Valley community. They held meetings and developed an email interest list of over 100 cyclists.
The acting officers developed a club application and submitted it to GVR. Our application was approved on Jan 14th, 2020 by the GVR Board Affairs Committee.
On Jan. 29th, 2020, we received official club status from the GVR Board. We ;hold an annual membership meeting in November to elect officers and consider by-law changes.
THE CLUB TODAY-2021
We had 83 paid members in 2020. Our interest list has grown to 150 emails.
We continue to work on our website and on building community, and continuing as a clearinghouse for local riding groups who are open to new members.
Members stay informed by attending the meetings, reading the bi-weekly email newsletters, and checking the website. Click on the Membership page for member information.
At the Feb. 2020 meeting, we began charging nominal dues ($10 per member) to recover the minor costs of running the club and the website, and maybe even some snacks at meetings.
We elected to continue charging $10 per person dues for 2021 to continue to cover the website and PO Box costs as well as other minor costs.
Hank Deutsch, President; Tom Wilsted, Vice Pres; Joanie Rogucki, Secretary; Karen Rainford, Tech Dir; & Erin McGinnis, Treasurer