I am delighted to pen my first President's message to the club. First, I would like to acknowledge and thank my two immediate predecessors, Rami Haddad and Larry Kernan, who led us through the first two years of the pandemic. Without their leadership, we would not have our club today.
The Board met early January and approved the appointment of an excellent slate of officers. Returning officers are Amy Wilson as Treasurer, John O'Dowd as Secretary, and Butch Pemstein as VP of Legal Affairs. New officers are Emily Vigeant as Executive VP and Mary Kernan as VP of Rides. Mary will be leading the charge to reinvigorate our weekend and recurring rides programs, especially our traditional Sunday club ride. Emily will work on strengthening and expanding our newer ride programs, including our Development, Women's, Adventure, Gravel, and Hubs rides. I will do my best to keep out of their way.
We also have a strong roster of program coordinators and recurring ride organizers who are excited to plan and lead our rides starting this Spring. Look for their names as we roll out our programs as the weather warms.
Meanwhile, our Winter Riding Program is off to a great start with Zwift rides, unplugged trainer rides, and even outdoor rides taking place every week. If you want to ride with other club members, check our calendar!
I look forward to working with the Board, the Officers, the Coordinators, Ride Leaders, and Volunteers to make 2022 a great year. I especially look forward to meeting as many CRW Members as I can. Don't hesitate to introduce yourselves to me with a smile and a hand shake (or better yet, a draft for me to follow on the road).