Thirty First President

By: 
Rami Haddad

Happy Holidays & New Year. May you be safe & healthy.

Thank you to members, Board, & Past-president for the vote of confidence in electing me as the thirty first president of the club.

For those I have not met yet, a little about me. I enjoy time with family, bicycling, reading, baking & playing outside. Mostly in New England, and some around the world. I have been on bicycling & running tours in New England, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Patagonia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Germany, & Ironman Switzerland. I am originally from the Middle East, lived extended periods in Asia & call Boston home. Hence you see my name often in three scripts Rami رامي 拉美

Please tell me about you. How to communicate better with you, what can the club offer & what types of activities are you interested in? Respond to the survey today. It is open to the entire bicycle community in the Boston region. Forward to your friends.

I feel strongly about these topics & they will drive most of my decisions:

1. Connect with our community on club rides & forums. I hope to connect with each one of you on phone, email, Strava, & Instagram.

2. All are welcome. Where possible, I will encourage everyone to participate. Some premium benefits remain for our members. Join the club today.

3. Give back to members & leaders. I want to see significant support for ride programs, training, social events, awards, & challenges.

4. Test different programs for the club. Let them fail often & fast. We learn from them & move on.

What else can we do? Please share your ideas.

This is your club. It is run 100% by volunteers like you & me. Indicate in survey question #12 your areas of interest & skills that apply to running the club.

Comments

Phillip Stern's picture

Good luck, President. I you have accepted a challenging position. I like your thinking on the 4 topics. I definitely want to CRW be welcoming to all and build community. Your idea to experiment and see what works is interesting too; failure is ok as long as we keep trying. If COVID ever ends, I plan to volunteer to lead a fun ride or two with a stop at my favorite Biergartens.

Your rides are inspiring & welcoming Phil. I look forward to your ideas.
ajit_baid's picture

Congratulations Rami. I am open to leading a ride from Sudbury, MA. Also, happy to bring all Tandem riders together. Best, Ajit

Thank you Ajit. We are ready when you are, definitely to include tandem riders. Contact me or our VP of Rides to plan.
Mike Barry's picture

Congrats Rami, thanks for volunteering and your leadership!