Hiawatha Bicycling Club meeting
Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 pm January 16, 2018
Location: Have Fun Biking
1321 E 66th
Street Suite 102
Richfield, MN 55423
Board members present: Dan Robinson, Barry
Cole, Jack Soltis, Marty Rosenstein, and John Johnston III .
Board members absent: Mark Kleczewski ,
Other club members present: Greg Swanson
Meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm
The December meeting minutes were approved.
Dates for three Smart Cycling events have
been identified. Details are not yet known.
No treasures report this month. Club riders
insurance is due and the 2018 rider rate is approximatly $4.54 per member. This
is separate from TDA rider insuance which will be billed and paid later in the
Vice-President’s Report: Barry
Nothing to report.
Marketing and Public Relations Report: Marty
Marty will be working to revamp the HBC website
with a priority to include promotion of the TDA. There was discussion about
developing a master E-mail list for marketing. Currently there are multiple
lists kept by several individuals.
Membership Report: Dan
January club membership stands at 202. No change since last month.
Tour D’Amico (TDA) Report: Greg
Planning for the 2018 TDA is under way. The
next TDA meeting is scheduled for Feburary 1. Due to construction at the
D’Amicos in Edina, the restaurant will not be used as a rest stop this year.
This will necessitate a change in the long and medium routes. This year the
planning team is also considering a new “super short route” of about 15 to 20
miles. It would include one rest/food stop. The super short route is being
added to attract casual riders and familes. The TDA website could be up and
running as soon as next month to accept registrations.
Volunteer Banquet : Dan
The Volunteer Banquet is set for
Sunday April 15 from 4-7 pm at De Gudio’s, 425 7th Street West, St Paul. It
will be an Italian menu with vegetarian/gluten free offerings. The room is large
enough for two 60” TVs to show HBC season slides with music. There have been
problems with the clubs current jersey vendor Norberto. There were questions as
to if the ride leader vests would be available in time for the banquet awards
as Norberto has been unresponsive. An alternate vendor may be needed. There was
discussion about the type of ride leader award. Should the club continue with
jerseys or perhaps move toward another award. Suggestions included socks,
pants, bike pump, or cash. Ride
leaders and club members who volunteered last ride season will be contacted
with an invitation to the banquet. However, anyone (including non-members) can
attend the banquet for $25. The budget has been set at $2000 for the event. Weather permitting; there may be a ride before
the banquet at 1:00 or 2:00 as the restaurant opens at 4 pm.
New Business: Dan
Dan will be sending out a (E-mail) letter
about upcoming events with Minnesota Ski Club (MSC). MSC has monthly news letters and offers group
ski trips during the winter season.
The next board meeting will be held on Feburary
13, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Have Fun Biking office in Richfield.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.