Downers Grove Bicycle Club
Board Meeting April 7, 2015
Attending: Dorene Dressel, Tim Smiles, Scott Burstein, Mike Struglinski, Bill Chalberg, Brian Moore
President: Bill talked about a recent League Cycling Instructor program about the Learn To Ride instruction available in Chicago for adults who want to learn. He also mentioned inviting Ira David Levy, producer of Channel Eleven’s Pedal America to talk to the club.
VP: Scott reported on progress with the MS150 and Psyclomaniacs…now at 52 members. The second round of jersey fittings will be held at the club meeting on April 14th. Training rides are about to start.
Treasurer: the club donated $300.00 each to Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr) and Trails for Illinois. Ryan DeProsperis reports the current balance stands at $1,316.64.
Membership: Tim Smiles reported on his membership activities. His efforts are paying off in many returning members. (The board should discuss sharing the roster with the club.)
Program: DGFD Bike Paramedic Scott McGee will present on first aid for cyclists at the April meeting. In May Mike Struglinski has a program on bicycle fitting lined up.
Social: Dorene Dressel has a hike and lunch set for April 12th and is submitting the request for use of the shelter at Herrick for the annual club picnic on Sept 19th.
Advocacy: Bill reported on the National Bike Summit (Vision Zero, Transportation Funding, Retaining funding for Mass Transit, Bike and Pedestrian efforts as well as asking for Gifts (to support club local advocacy efforts.) The club will ask the Mayor to sign on to the League of Illinois Bicyclists Mayors’ Challenge.
Old Business: Get New club Brochures
New Business: Ride Leader Training, Passport to Safety, Ride of Silence, Founders Day
The board welcomed Brian Moore…..his position is Member At Large.
Next Meeting May 5, 2015 7 PM Buenos Noche
Bill C subbing for Joanne Kouba