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President's Message

By Peter Storey


Dear Members,
 
I don’t mean to re-create the “President’s Message“ as a thing, but there are a couple of things that I would like to share with you at the new year.
 
First, if very belatedly:
 
Thanks for voting!! Both the 501(c)(3) conversion and the By-Law amendment won by more than 10 to 1 margins, and your Board is very grateful for your support of these initiatives. And although uncontested elections don’t provoke much excitement, all of us on the Board appreciate your confidence in us, and we look forward to serving you in the coming year.
 
Second, thanks for coming to the Holiday Party! My sense is that everyone had a good time (I know I did), and the performance by the Ellen Jaffe Chorale of “Neile York, Neile York” was unforgettable. And, of course, congratulations to Neile Weissman on his lifetime membership!
 
All in all, it was a good year. We had a fabulous ENY (thanks, Mike Weitzman), we pulled off the long-awaited Third Weekend, we moved ahead on our 501(c)(3) conversion, and we’re cleaning up our IP picture. Not to mention tons of great rides, super SIGs and STSs, and great weekends in the Berkshires, New Paltz and Greenport.
 
And 2020 will be even better!
 
In the meantime, however, we need your help. The Club has been unable to regain effective ownership and control of its Facebook Members’ group from Gil Lavi, until recently our Content Editor. Exactly how this came to pass is disputed, but suffice it to say that the Club believes it is the rightful owner of that group, despite Gil being listed as the owner on Facebook’s records. We have been unable to come to terms with Gil, and we have been unable to persuade Facebook to intervene. We have considered (and may yet pursue) some sort of legal action, but our immediate goal is a swift resolution.
 
To that end, Marc Simkin has created a replacement group called “New York Cycle Club Members Only Group”, which you will find at https://business.facebook.com/groups/nyccmemmbers/. This will be the “official” group of the New York Cycle Club’s members. We would ask all of you to reset your bookmarks accordingly and to use this group exclusively going forward. We are a dynamic Club and I expect it to fill up quickly with fresh content. Whether we will devote the time and effort to migrate any of the past content to the new group remains to be seen.
 
None of this affects the website or the Message Board, including the latter’s long and searchable history of queries and responses. With luck we can get over this blip relatively painlessly and move onto more important things together.
 
Hoping you all had the happiest of holidays and wishing you all the best for the New Year,

Peter Storey,

Your President

 

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