STLRC August, 2021 Newsletter

End of Season Ride and Picnic:  We hope to be able to hold our annual ride and picnic on October 19, 2021 at Kirkwood Park.  We will have three routes and will start 15 minutes apart to allow for better social distancing. Refer to the October 19, 2021 posting on the STLRC Ride Calendar.   After the ride, join us at the Kirkwood Park Lions Pavilion with your chair, drink and lunch.  Tables will be available to spread out, but bring a chair if you wish to have better social distancing.  The picnic will be rain or shine as we have rented the covered Lions Pavilion.

Dues:   Dues are being raised to $20 starting with the 2022 year. They cover rides and hikes from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.  Sixty per cent of our dues goes to our insurance payment which is due at the beginning of the year. This is why we want to have dues paid by the first of the year.   While the current financial status of the club is not terrible, the financial status of STLRC would not improve with the current dues of $10.  There are additional expenses such as incorporation and website maintenance that will consume any retained earnings and continue into the foreseeable future.  If you have checked around, our club dues are the best buy in the country.  Our calendar year for membership is January through December aligning with our fiscal year.  Dues are due by January 1, 2022.  On February 1, 2022 dues will be considered delinquent requiring renewing members to pay a late fee of $5.  If you would like to avoid postage, mailing, and a late fee after February 1, 2022, renew at the ride/picnic for the 2022 year.   Bring your $20 in cash or a check payable to St. Louis Recreational Cyclists, in a sealed envelope with your completed membership form.  Please write your name and state that you are a renewal on the envelope.  Several members will be on hand to collect the envelopes before and after the ride.  Otherwise, mail in your dues to Patti Brumleve.  Her address is on the bottom of the form.  Membership and Renewal Form 

Apparel:  Our inventory of STLRC apparel will be available for purchase at the end of the ride at the Kirkwood Park Pavilion.  If there is an item you wish to purchase but is not available, you can be put on a list for when we reach  minimum amount necessary to order more merchandise.

Guest Cyclists:  Please remember that non-members are welcome to ride once with us without joining STLRC.  If you bring a friend to a ride, make sure that they sign a waiver before the start of the ride, and remind them that if they would like to continue to ride with our club, they must fill out a membership form, pay their dues and join STLRC.  Ride Leaders, please carry a few membership and waiver forms with you to rides, and make sure we our following our policy of having guest riders.

Help our Ride Leaders:  We assume riders will be riding with the ride leaders.  If you start late or early, or change the route that the leader is following, please notify the ride leader so they do not have to worry about keeping track of you.  

We hope you have had some good rides and hikes this year and have been able to meet new cyclists/hikers as well as connect with your friends.  Stay safe and healthy.

Terms of Directors:  The directors would like to align all of our calendars from January through December.  In order to do this, we would need to have Director elections in December.  Currently, terms of directors are for two years.  In order to change the terms to run from January through December, we would need to begin having the election of Directors in December, 2022 and 2023 instead of in March, 2022 and 2023.  This would lengthen the terms of the existing Directors by nine months this one time.  In 2022 the following Directors’ terms will expire:  Patti Brumleve, Joe Kruchowski, Barry Rinderknect, and Janis Thompson.  In 2023 the following Directors’ terms will expire:  John Clarke, Faye Holdenried, Deedie Cote, Kathy Montgomery,  and Leslie McCormick.   

In order to make this change to the current Directors terms, we are be having an online election.  If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@stlrc.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Details of the election will be on our STLRC website under Ride Calendar as well as an email to our members. 

 

Sincerely,

STLRC Board of Directors