WOW, I can't believe it's been three years since I've been elected. I am proud to be the President of USA Cycling 2019 Club of the Year Division III, LWA.
Time flies, right? Since the day I accepted the challenge, life has changed. We've seen changes in rides and life due to COVID-19 and changes in our membership. Yes, we've gained members, and lost members over the years. Our membership continues to be a major challenge, with 1,860 Meetup Members, yet actual LWA Club membership hoovers around 360. This tells me we have potential to grow our membership. I've got ideas, but I have no time left as President. That's right, my time has come, three years and done.
Along the way, I've worked with some terrific LWA Volunteers, our Past President & Treasurer, Dave Sheffield, Past VP of Touring, Jim Fullerton and current VP of Touring, Kathy Crampton; Past VP of Racing, Glenn Davis; Secretary, Christine Penn and past Secretary Kathy Crampton; Directors, Bert Mukkulainen, Rich Ferrera, Bruce Kantor, Dick McCreight and past director, Carl Zvanut; Membership, Richard Baldock and Rob Smith, Webmaster, Dave Drummer; and past Newsletter Editor Jean Black. Hats off to all Ride Leaders for leading the rides over the past three years and to all of the Club Members, for just being you, showing up for rides, volunteering and joing in on the Grill N Chills. Yes, life has changed!
This brings me to "Presidental Election Time", not only for US President but for LWA Club Membership. First, I'd like to announce the Nomination Committee: Jack Helffrich (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mike Solliday(email@example.com) and Kathie Zapotocki (firstname.lastname@example.org) and myself, Roberta Kates (email@example.com).