by Harold Bridge
I think there is a requirement for organisations
such as the BC Randonneurs' Cycling Club to report all activities.
There should be anyway.
I don't think it should always fall to anyone member to take
on this responsibility.
However, as the organiser responsible for the Annual General
Meeting (who didn't think to instruct a volunteer to do do a
I shall take the job on myself. Event organisers should detail
someone to do it, or do it themselves.
Despite an unusually wet Sunday morning on September 30, several
members turned up early enough to go for a ride around the eastern
end of the Lower Mainland.
They all came back full of the joys of fall while leaving a trail
of water enroute to the Bedford House toilets where a rubdown
& change was accomplished before lining up for the buffet.
Almost all those who booked turned up. A couple of non-starters
were replaced by unbooked people and a total of 60 were seated.
After the buffet we quickly voted in the new committee, thanked
the old one and distributed pins. This was achieved by the keen
participation of Bob Koen's young son as well as Alex & Barb
The rare opportunity to chat had everyone standing around nattering
for quite a while. We were given a hint when the lights went
I won't be arranging the AGM next year.
Ray Parker wants to use the Stonehouse Pub walking distance from
Swartz Bay Ferry terminal.
That will be a novelty.
Next thing: About 75 of you are required to volunteer for Rocky
Mountain 1200 duties. If you have yet to experience staffing
a control you may be surprised how enjoyable it can be. But that
relies on having enough volunteers. Not enough & we tend
to suffer burnt out.
Membership does have its responsibilities.
October 9, 2007