Check it Out!
General Membership Meeting
The AERC convention has many attractions, besides watching friends
get their hard-earned awards. Listening to speakers on
endurance-specific topics, improving in relevance every year. The
opportunity to comparison-shop for products unique to our sport, only
viewed through print or online catalogs the rest of the year. A
chance to catch up with friends from other parts of the continent, a
particular favorite of mine.
And a chance to have some input on the choices made by our elected
directors! While we can all attend committee meetings, these aren't
for general member input. That's the function of the general
There were less than 100 members in the audience this year. I was
appalled at this showing; the room was set up to handle at least four
times that many. After the Board elected its officers, there was an
open mike so that anybody who had a question about how things were
being run could air it in open forum.
A lot of us took advantage of that, especially from my region. ;-)
Anybody that is able to attend convention should consider this a
"must", IMHO, unless you're completely happy with the status quo.
It's only 90 minutes long. This year it was deliberately scheduled
so as not to interfere with any of the conference speakers. Leaving
the vendor hall, I had to fight my way upstream through a flood of
people headed in from one of the seminars. It was at 11 am; seemed
like a good choice of time slots.
Ridecamp is useful, but it doesn't equate to face-to-face contact
with the entire slate of elected directors...if you weren't there,
you probably didn't learn that next year's NC ride is in Kentucky,
Ontario, California http://www.lynnesite.com
ReactorPanel saddles http://www.eqwi.com/reactorpanel
Norco Riverdance Ride (PS) 9/2/00
& Rem-member Me, Celesteele
Check it Out!
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