On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, CANDIDATES for our 2020 Board of Directors will be nominated.
Nominations will be accepted right up until the election is held. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elections will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the EBC Monthly Membership Meeting at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd (right in front of the Biltmore Hotel). We will be in the "Chapel". Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00.
IT'S ELECTION TIME!
HELD MONTH OF DECEMBER/JANUARY: December's general membership meeting is focused on our club's immediate future as we nominate new candidates for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and At-Large Board Members.
Do you want to be more involved with your bike club? Do you have leadership qualities? Do you have a vision for the club? Do you have a knack for organizing, managing, promoting, producing? You may be a perfect candidate for the Board of Directors. Here's how it works: you can have a friend nominate you, you can nominate yourself, or someone else may possibly nominate you because they know you can do the job. You must be at the meeting or available by phone to accept the nomination. If you have already accepted a nomination for At-Large Board Member, but later would like to run for a Board Officer position instead, you may also make that change during the meeting.
The nominating commitee will contact each nominee within a week after the meeting to collect your self-authored bio, and then distribute it to the membership. This is your opportunity to let us all know of your excellent credentials, experience, reasons to elect you, type of bike you ride, or any other information you want to give about yourself.
The election will be held Tuesday, January 14. You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself to the membership with a brief monologue. Anybody who wants to vote must be an active member and be present at the meeting.
CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT:
Criss crossed the USA from Miami to Upstate NY, to Los Angeles and back to Miami. Since 2014, after ditching my Corp life I went back to my roots working in the Yachting industry selling something that everyone wants, nobody needs, and very few can afford.
I have been cycling since I was a kid, but it was not until 2004 that I got a bicycle in the US. I tore my ACL snow skiing and I had an operation in 2010. I tried going back with straight handlebars in 2012 but I just could not do it. A call from my doctor in 2018 changed everything. I had to lose weight and start exercising. I started slowly, came across EBC and my goal was to train to join the 14-16 Group. In October of 2018, I bought my drop bike and started pushing. I recall one day hearing “ON YOUR LEFT” as I was pedaling South on 62nd avenue and the 14-16 EBC Group zoomed by.
My first Group ride was to Deering Estates with Amy leading. It was all kind of blurry and I recall I tried to stay close to Amy the whole way. Thank you, Amy and EBC!
Fast forward to today some of my favorite moments over the past 1.5 years include getting certified as a Ride Marshall and Group Leader, joining the DCC team, and helping others embrace cycling. My proud moments have been supporting charity events like Patches and Tour de Force and above all participating with the Special Compass at Escape to Miami pulling with my bicycle a chariot with a differently abled athlete.
I love cooking, photography, reading, and cycling. I am a computer nerd, tech savvy, immature for my mature age, and like joking all the time. It brings up smiles. I am married, have 2 sons, a Granddaughter, an 18-year-old Yorkie and I live in the Grove.
CANDIDATE FOR VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. Deirdre Marshall