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Nominations for the 2011 NYCC Board of Directors are now open. The members of the NYCC Board meet once a month to conduct the Club’s business. Board terms run from January 1st to December 31st.


Candidates for Office: Any member may hold any elective office, except that candidates for President and Vice Presidential offices must be members for at least one year before taking office.


Election of Officers: Nominations will be solicited from the floor of the Club meetings held in September and October. Nominations close at the end of the October Club meeting.


Emailed nominations may also be submitted and seconded directly to the Club’s president before the October Club meeting. Send your email to NYCC President Derek Chu with a copy to NYCC Membership Director Crystiina Avram ([email protected], [email protected]).


All nominations are subject to seconding and to the nominee’s acceptance.


The newly elected 2011 NYCC Board of Directors will be announced at the November Club meeting.



Duties of NYCC Officers


The Official Deal: The president shall be the chief executive officer of the Club and shall
represent, or assign a member to represent, the Club to all outside parties; shall ensure
that the agenda at all membership and Board of Directors’ meetings is carried out; and
shall ensure that other elected officers are pursuing the duties of their respective

The Real Deal: The face and voice of the Club – the leader who decides where the Club
should be going. What do you need? Great organizational and people skills, an engaging
manner, a thick skin, and a vision!

Current Prez: Derek Chu

Past Three Prezes: George Arcarola, Jeff Terosky, Carol Waaser

Vice President of Programs.

The Official Deal: The Vice President of Programs shall be responsible for producing
special programs at membership meetings with the optional assistance of a committee;
and shall assume the regular duties of the President if the President shall be
incapacitated or in any way unable to perform those duties himself/herself.

The Real Deal: The VP of Programs is the driving force of ALL Club meeting
programming. You will organize and manage Club meetings, which entails lining up
speakers and raffle items, getting the AV system set up, staffing the Welcome table,
organizing clean-up and a host of other related duties. This is more than a one-person
job so a large part of the job is to recruit help from other Executive Board and Club
members to recruit speakers and manage meeting logistics.

Current VP of Program: Vacant

Past VPs of Programs: Liane Montessa, Deb Rothschild, Annaline Dinkelmann, Hal

Vice President of Rides.

The Official Deal: The Vice President of Rides shall be responsible for coordinating rides
to be conducted under the aegis of the Club and shall ensure they are communicated to
the club membership. He or she shall plan rides that occur in conjunction with special
events; shall have the assistance of the Rides Coordinators in generating and
coordinating ride leadership among the members; and with the approval of the Board of
Directors, shall have the option of establishing rules governing the conduct of Club rides.

The Real Deal: If you want to make a difference with regard to how many rides the Club
organizes, if you want to have a hand in recruiting the BEST leaders on the road, if your
goals are safety AND fun, this is the job for you! You will supervise the three (3) Ride
Coordinators, help organize the All-Class, Newcomers and Connecticut Shoreline rides as
well as speaking for the Club on issues of Rides.

Current VP of Rides: Vacant

Past VP of Rides: Mark Israel, Betsy Hafkin


The Official Deal: The Secretary shall attend Board of Director meetings, shall keep a
record of such proceedings; shall maintain a record of Club policies; and shall provide a
copy of the current By-laws, policies, or any minutes, upon request by any member.

The Real Deal: This position may sound mundane, but think about it, you would be at
the hub of NYCC, keeping your finger on the pulse. You cannot get a better bird’s eye
view of the NYCC happenings than this – and with a vote to boot!

Current Secretary: Vacant

Past Secretaries: Paul Adams, Craig Breed, Ellen Jaffe


The Official Deal: The Treasurer shall keep an account of all moneys received and
expended by and for the club; shall make disbursements authorized by the Board of
Directors; shall present a written report of the financial condition of the Club as of the
first business day of each fiscal quarter; shall render a complete statement of the Club’s
financial condition and inventory of property annually for publication to the
membership; and shall be responsible for the possession of the corporate seal of the

The Real Deal: You ARE the Club’s financial whiz! You are the Club's banker,
bookkeeper, and financial officer all rolled into one. You collect all the money, pay all
the bills, and keep all the financial records so that the Club's lights stay on. If you do not
like balancing your own checkbook, or you always file your taxes late, this job may not
be for you.

Current Treasurer: Arden Rodgers

Past Treasurers: Beth Bryson, Marci Silverman, Jeff Ignall, Kim Jenkins

Public Relations Director.

The Official Deal: The Public Relations Director shall represent the Club to the media
and other organizations on all issues of public opinion, in order to win and maintain
public support of the Club and cyclists in general; advise the Board on the public
relations implications of Club policy and program decisions; and develop and distribute
informational and promotional materials to the public.

The Real Deal: You are the person who represents the Club to the media and other
organizations on ALL issues of public opinion; answers questions posed by print,
broadcast, online and freelance journalists and photographers regarding the Club.
Advises the Board on the PR implications of Club policy and program decisions.
Develops, orders and distributes info and promotional materials to the public. Lists
important club events such as those during annual May Bike Month on calendars
published citywide. Attends national functions such as League of American Bicyclists
Bike Summit on behalf of the Club and reports back to the Club about it. Organizes Club
participation in special events such as Bike New York’s 5 Boro Bike Ride, Ft. Wadsworth
Festival (May) and DOT Summer Streets (August), and arranges for table staffing at such
events. Maintains Club list of bike shops in metro area.

Current Public Relations Director: Grace Lichtenstein

Past PR Directors: Ingrid Wiegand, Mark Gelles


The Official Deal: The Editor shall be responsible for composition and production of the
Bulletin, which shall include a list of all Club events, a summary of the proceedings of
Board of Directors’ meetings, and other business the Board of Directors may order for
distribution to the membership, and at the Editor’s discretion, materials submitted for
publication by members of the Club or outside parties. The Editor shall also maintain a
file of past Bulletins.

The Real Deal: Add website and eWeekly content management to the generation of the
monthly Bulletin with a hefty dollop of editing, ad hoc writing and content scouting, and
you have what it takes to be NYCC’s Content Editor

Current Editor: Eunice Martinez

Past Editors: Bill Laffey, Carol Krol, Dana Gordon


The Official Deal: The Webmaster shall set up and maintain the Club’s Website and any
other electronic publishing systems the Board of Directors deems appropriate for the
benefit of membership.

The Real Deal: The new NYCC website, based on the drupal web-development
environment, should relieve the Webmaster of most routine file management in
support of content contributors (writers, photographers, etc.), although the Webmaster
will need to provide training to new content contributors, and we do not know how
error-proof the process will be. The Webmaster also may be required to master several
drupal maintenance skills. On the other hand, with thousands of plug-in functions
available in the drupal environment, opportunities for enhancements are very exciting.
This will require study of drupal and patient discussion and compromise with other club

Current Webmaster: Jim Reaven

Past Webmasters: Tatiana Kamorina, Matt Zimmerman, Timothy McCarthy

Membership Director.

The Official Deal: The Membership Director shall promote membership in the Club;
respond to membership inquiries, receive membership applications and dues payments;
forward dues received to the Treasurer; acknowledge new members; and maintain a
roster of Club members and prepare it for publication.

The Real Deal: The 'Official Deal' sums up the Membership Director (MB) position really
well. As the first point of contact for new and prospective members the MB ensures that
everyone feels welcome and fosters a positive experience for all about the Club and
cycling in general. The position also ensures that all member records are accurately
kept and Club communications such as the eWeekly are received.

Current Membership Director: Crystiina Avram

Past Membership Directors: Joe Hunt, Neil Botwinoff

Director of Special Events.

The Official Deal: The Director of Special Events shall coordinate special events, such as
social events for all members of the Club.

The Real Deal: As the Director of Special Events, you will identify, organize and run both
non-cycling social events, such as the NYCC holiday party, Volunteer Recognition Dinner,
ice cream social, and other social events for all members of the Club. You will also
organize and run Club cycling events in league with the Ride Coordinators, such as the
All-Class and Newcomers Rides, etc.

Current Special Events Coordinator: Hal Eskenazi

Past Membership Directors: David Sabbarese, Eva Wirth

Rides Coordinators.

The Official Deal: Rides Coordinators shall, under the direction of the Vice President of
Rides, generate and coordinate ride leadership among the class of riders for which they
are responsible.

The Real Deal: As a Ride Coordinator, you will find yourself corralling co-leaders,
reviewing ride submissions, and tallying total rides led by leaders. Challenges include
encouraging riders to move from participant to leader and maintaining a comprehensive
ride leader database. Best part of being a Ride Coordinator is seeing the volume of rides
that we offer every week and knowing that it all happens thanks to our amazing
volunteer members.

Current Rides Coordinators: A-Rides: Adrienne Browning; B-Rides: Lauren Gilker; CRides:
Alan West

Past Rides Coordinators: A-Rides: Betsy Hafkin, Derek Chu; B-Rides: John Pinto, Mark
Israel, Wayne Wright; C-Rides: Susan Niederman

Escape New York Chair.

The Official Deal: The Escape New York Chair shall coordinate all aspects of the annual
ENY event.

The Real Deal: With the help of an able committee appointed by the ENY chair, he or
she conceives, imagines, trumpets, guides the 10-month effort that culminates in the
Club’s signature ride.

Tasks of the chair have included communicating actively with the committee, writing
(emails, letters, ads, collateral), graphic design (jerseys, giveaways, crew shirts, ride
logo, cards, posters, banners) snagging sponsors, maintaining sponsor relationships,
nurturing community relations, fulfillment, setup/monitor active registration, publicity,
including tabling at major bike events, arranging reciprocal bike club PR, getting listed
on every bike calendar, Facebook and webpage maintenance, creating a post-ride
festival that will make riders want to stick around.

Careful delegation to an ENY committee of high-functioning, wonderful people is the
way to go and still maintain a life.

Current ENY Chair: Ellen Jaffe

Past ENY Chair: Bill Laffey

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