Passing Flock of Cycles on instead of disbanding

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mr marvelous
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It was a great meeting. Thanks everyone who came.


reddan
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Good meeting indeed, thanks for all the interest. A solid dozen attendees.

Below, see meeting notes.

Next meeting: Tuesday 6/19, 6 PM, at FIKS Reflective world headquarters (201 N Braddock. The entrance is in Thomas )

To summarize immediate needs:

1) New Board, including President, Treasurer, and Secretary. A Volunteer Coordinator position would also be highly recommended

2) Determine insurance needs for coming year, based on projected events.

3) Catch up on paperwork/administrivia

4) Determine how not to repeat prior mistakes (overloading of a few key people, problems in communication)

Goals for next week:

A) Determine who is willing to commit to what. We need board members(4-5) and volunteers (lots)

B) Determine what events will be promoted in the near future (e.g. July Party Ride)

C) Establish communication channel for Flock administration

D) Drink Nick’s beer


Pierce
Participant
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Heh, heh. Does Nick drink anything stronger than Miller High Life these days?


Nick D
Participant
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In my defense, I hardly knew any of you at that point and wasn’t wasting good beer on complete strangers.

There will be some kind of meat-infused beer for you, Pierce.


reddan
Keymaster
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Meat-infused beer, eh? How about beer-infused meat?


edmonds59
Participant
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(oof) That doesn’t make me want either beer or meat. That’s just nasty.


Anonymous #

I don’t drinl beer but it’s very tasty. :)


mr marvelous
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Anyone who is nice to me at the next meeting I’ll give them my beer.


ejwme
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ok, there’s something wrong with me, I thought the meat-beer looked good.

I’m now back to being able to actually travel away from the house, so will be there.

Really glad this is happening, no matter what.


buffalo buffalo
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I like bacon, but I think that much would probably make me sick. (Surely my mom and I can’t be the only Jews who seem to be actually allergic to pork products, right?)

Which isn’t to say that’d necessarily stop me from trying, especially if it’d had a good beer in it. Say that maple porter the Park House has on this month…


rzod
Participant
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Bumping this to remind everyone that the next meeting is tomorrow.


mr marvelous
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I rode past and still couldn’t find the entrance. I don’t want to be outside missing the meeting tomorrow


Anonymous #

Yeah, I ride past there every day and am still not 100% sure where the entrance is. Is it labeled or anything? I mean, I assume I’ll know I’m in the right place when I see other people wandering around with helmets and other bikey stuff; that approach worked last week


dmtroyer
Participant
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not going to be able to make it this week :-( carry on without me, I’m feeling up for mostly administrative/paperwork type volunteering at this point. oh, and showing up for rides but not organizing them.


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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pretty sure it was said last week the entrance is on meade, across from the co-op. (which would seem to be the old Casablanca Gallery entrance. It’s been 5 years since i lived over there, but that’s the only one I remember on Meade…)

ETA: Oh, wait, street view says there’s a little hobbity double door down closer to braddock. and, while i didn’t think the building extended to thomas, apparently that is where the entrance to the loading dock is…


Mick
Participant
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I’ll be there, but probably even later than I was last week.


ejwme
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I’ll be late and likely smelly, but I’m still planning on making it.


mr marvelous
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Does anyone know where bike parking is.


reddan
Keymaster
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Per Nick, the entrance is on Thomas St (other side from building from Co-op). I don’t know what locking/parking opportunities there are.


mr marvelous
Participant
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Thanks reddan I’ll see you there, we will figure locking/parking out as we go along.


mr marvelous
Participant
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My bike is out of commission today so I’ll have to drive if I want to make this. Don’t hold it against me that I’m driving to a Flock meeting.


reddan
Keymaster
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@mr marv: I am too…need to be in Greentree by 8-ish.


Mick
Participant
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I can’t make it. :(


Anonymous #

Oops… I ended up running late and can’t figure out where the entrance is after walking around here for a while. I don’t seem to have anyone’s phone number, but on the off chance that anyone sees this, I’ll hang around outside for a few minutes, haha


bikeygirl
Participant
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Coming for you, Sara!


mr marvelous
Participant
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Very productive meeting today. Lots of good things are coming from Flock. More info coming soon.


rzod
Participant
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I’m sorry I had to leave so soon. I wanted some of that UFO. (Just the beer; not the “extras”!)


ejwme
Participant
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I showed up like wicked late (8:30) and couldn’t find any bikes locked up (didn’t have cell phone to call the number on the doors) … I’m sorry I missed it!


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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We were gone by then, but only by a few minutes. I think we got on the road about 8:10-8:15.

I need to write up some meeting notes. Maybe over lunch.


ejwme
Participant
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Stu, I was afraid of that, but I hoped some socialization might have held people long enough. Sigh. I’m still eager to help, I just need to physically show up (at the right time!) and find a useful niche.


reddan
Keymaster
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[Apologies for the late meeting notes…today was my birthday, so I skipped work and went riding. So there.]

Highlights:

Interim board of directors (President/Dictator: Mr Marv, Secretary/Controller of the Meeting Minutes: reddan, Treasurer/Chief Embezzler: ieverhart, and Volunteer Coordinators/Cat Herders: pearmask & bikeygirl) selected.

Monthly rides scheduled through October, starting in July: third Friday of each month at Dippy, targeted departure time of 6 PM.

Beer and cider drunk, cookies eaten.


mr marvelous
Participant
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Happy Birthday reddan

(edit) I’m older than you


reddan
Keymaster
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Older, wiser, kinder, more generous, better looking…but you still haven’t beaten me up a single hill ;-)


mr marvelous
Participant
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Well played reddan….. well played.


bikeygirl
Participant
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@reddan: You forgot to add that RobC will continue helping put with website-related stuff, and Nick D remains as Executive Director -meaning that ALL complaints should be forwarded to him, hahahahaha :)

AND EVERYONE:

PlEASE note that as it was noted, these are Interim Positions to bring some order/organization to the FOC and get the wheels of the train (or bike) rolling.

EVERYONE and WHOEVER wants to help and actively volunteer and attend Board Meetings and such, please DO SO –this is everyone’s club, and it will take EVERYONE to build a stronger, successful, and dare-I-say happier organization :)

Questions, concerns or whatever, please share them!


stefb
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ok so i am going to maybe be a debbie downer here, but what about the other fridays in the month? i would be happy if we just started to have a waiver-free pittsburgh bike party on other friday nights. would it be uncool to mention this at the official flock rides in order to get the word out? they would be rides similar to how flock was before it became a nonprofit.


Pseudacris
Participant
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Wow – awesome slate of new board members!! I’m so happy to see the torch carried on & will look forward to volunteering for events when I can.

THANKS to those who have stepped forward…and to the initial crew who got things rolling. I know I am not the only one who has gotten a lot out of the flock rides.


reddan
Keymaster
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@stef: I’m not speaking for the Board, but I think it’s completely cool to talk about other rides/groups/etc. at Flock.


mr marvelous
Participant
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As of now Flock will only be once a month. But if you want to organize a Non-Flock ride during Flock it’s cool. We are all one big cycling family.


bikeygirl
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@pseudacris – thanks! :)

@stefb – If I am correct, for now we will only have “official-Party Style” FOC rides once-a-month, and perhaps an additonal FOC ride in a non-friday date.

If other people want to have additonal non-scheduled & non-FOC/”dippy” rides, that should be cool. Our only reason to have one-a-month is to prevent ridership/volunteer exhaustions and such. Ultimately, we’ll see how it goes :)

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