Welcome to the
August 11, 2005
The purpose of this email is to inform you of the progress of the Carolinas Cycling Association during the summer. For those of you that I have not met, I am Rey Trevino and am currently the President of the Carolinas Cycling Association. I am also a Regional A official for the USCF, liaison to USAC for the Asheville Mellowdrome, and an assistant professor of Sport Management at Western Carolina University. During my "summer vacation," I and other people have been working on the future of cycling in the Carolinas.
Earlier this year our President, Neal Boyd, resigned his position for personal reasons - namely family, a new career opportunity, and his continued involvement in bicycle racing promotion. He has been a valuable asset to us in the Carolinas and was recently awarded with the CCA Distinguished Member Award in his hometown of Statesville, NC during the Giordana Crossroads Classic on 05 Aug 05. His dedication and service to cycling in our area made him the perfect choice for our first recipient in a few years. David Poole, our Treasurer, wanted to make sure we bring back the reward and continue its tradition in future years.
In June, George Heagerty (our regional representative) and Neal asked me to take over the vacated position until our new elections in the fall. During my time as President we (the Executive Board) have accomplished a couple of things and have great ideas for the future of cycling in the Carolinas. I have met many people with my increased involvement with the CCA and have talked with several people in regards to what they would like to see in their organization.
What we have done:
• Bylaws - we now have an official set of bylaws as approved by the current officers for our organization. The highlights include the delegation of duties and the Executive Board: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and six (6) trustees. The trustees will be one rider, one promoter, and one official each from NC and SC. We wanted to make sure both states are represented. The Board has many duties to make sure that cycling prospers in our area. Duties will be delegated to the permit coordinator (responsible for assisting promoters with permitting events - which will be an online process in 2006), upgrade coordinator (responsible for upgrading riders according to the rules of the USAC), and officials coordinator (responsible for development, training, and assigning of officials to races). The Board will also assign individuals to become Coordinators in charge of Junior Rider Development and Women Rider Development - two very important aspects of cycling that are underdeveloped (IMHO). The FOUR women's teams and TWO junior teams we have in NC/SC are doing wonderfully for development, but I think all of us working together can increase rider numbers for these classes of riders.
• 501(c)3 - the bylaws are general in nature, but will have to be revised to correspond with legal stipulations. currently we are deciding on who will take care of the paperwork. hopefully we will have status by the CCA meeting in October.
• Best All-Around Rider - We have composed a preliminary document that will be the guidelines for a Best All-Around Rider competition in NC and SC for the 2006 season.
• Official's/Motoref Clinic - in February 06 we will be hosting a Regional B Upgrade clinic for officials on Saturday (already approved by USAC). All C and current B officials are asked to attend as the clinic will also train our officials to be Chief Referees of events. On Sunday, we will host a Regional C Motorcycle Referee clinic. Dave Miller (of Allentown, PA) will conduct both clinics for us. The location will be in Charlotte, NC on dates and times TBD.
• Web Site - http://www.carolinascycling.com/. this will become the one-stop center for all information needed for bicycle racing in NC/SC. Thanks to Drew McCarthy for its inception and maintenance. Visit this site periodically for updates about the CCA meeting and the Official's upgrade/motoref clinics.
Please note the following:
Current officers: Rey Trevino (President); Joe Sullivan (Vice-President); Vicki Lyons (Secretary); David Poole (Treasurer).
Upgrade Coordinator: Rey Trevino firstname.lastname@example.org
Permit Coordinator: Vicki Lyons email@example.com
CCA MEETING: Saturday night 15 October 05 in Greenville, SC. It will start at 7pm after the conclusion of the last race of the day. Site TBD. We will discuss the Bylaws, the BAR, the 2006 calendar, other items and elect the new Board for 2006. All members of member clubs (in NC/SC) are welcome to attend, but only one representative from each club is required to attend. Members Clubs in good standing (according to the Bylaws) are allowed to cast a vote.
What we ask:
• Read the bylaws and BAR documents and be ready to discuss and propose revisions. Revision proposal will be posted on the web site prior to the meeting. Submit revisions to me by 01 October.
• Submit your proposed race dates for 2006 to me by 01 October 05. We will be coordinating with the NRC, USCF National Championships, and TN, GA, and VA cycling calendars to make sure our biggest races do not conflict.
• Pass the word around about the elections. We want as many people to be involved (10 board and 5 coordinators officially). We will be nominating and electing CCA positions at the meeting. Nominees need not be present, but we ask that if someone wishes to be nominated for a position and they CANNOT attend the meeting that they contact George Heagerty firstname.lastname@example.org by email prior to 01 October 05
• If a member club that is eligible to vote and CANNOT attend, they may proxy their vote to another club. Please contact George Heagerty email@example.com prior to 01 October 05 to officially proxy.
• RSVP to me by 01 October and let me know if you will be attending the meeting.
I look forward to the rest of this year will continue to be involved with cycling in NC/SC. Please email or phone (828.277.3559) me if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything.
Thank you very much and have a great day.
Dr. Rey A. Treviño, Jr.