Message From the President
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
2019 has already proven to be flying along! I hope this finds your rides ticking right along through these quieter months. While we’re stuck inside in New England, due to below freezing temperatures and quantities of snow or ice, thinking of new modifications is all we’re left to do! Before we know it, the sun will be shinning again and we’ll be washing, waxing, and wrenching once again!
My sincerest thank you on behalf of the club to the 2018 Board of Directors. It was a great year, we accomplished a lot. With your help the club continues to be well positioned for the future and in great standing. Your contributions to keeping things running smoothly and supporting a huge celebration of the 25th anniversary of the LH platform will remain felt by the club into the future.
Each year as the Board of Directors starts a new term, I continue to be impressed and thankful that there are many who are willing to give of their time and talents to keep the club running. Without volunteers to be members of the board, we would have no leadership and fade away into the history books like so many other organizations. Not us however, we’re stronger than ever! As we look to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 300M this year, it’s exciting to have new faces on the board.
As the new Board of Directors gets settled into roles following our annual meeting, we will share an updated division of responsibilities and notes from the meeting. Additionally, we will post financials including the 2018 actuals and the 2019 budget. On behalf of the 2019 Board of Directors, we are excited to get to work on taking this group into the future and celebrating this next milestone in our history.
One activity that always gets my house through these cold winter months is planning for Carlisle! Dreaming of those hot showfield days!! Planning is well under way of course. As mentioned, this year we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 300m!! We have a few ideas for ways to celebrate this but welcome any suggestions you may have along the way. Additionally, our annual group dinner reservation at the Fire House Restaurant has been confirmed for the 3rd floor. Event registration is open and members have been signing up to attend. Please remember to indicate the club affiliation when registering with Carlisle Events. By doing this you contribute to the club receiving a tent (also known as SHADE) for the weekend at no cost! The hotel reservation is in the works so stay tuned for communication about booking your room. We’ll get to food planning and t-shirts in the coming months!
While I hope everyone is enjoying their 2019 club calendar of the 2018 Ride of the Month contest winners, I don’t want you to forget the contest will continue into 2019. During the 2019 Board of Directors meeting a ROM Committee will be formed and tasked with creating a plan for this coming year of the contest. Please be patient with the group as they make a decision and get things rolling. Like in past years, the first few contests for the 2019 year will happen swiftly and we’ll be back on track before you know it.
I again want to take this opportunity to congratulate Robert Waikel (sparky99) on winning the 2018 Ride of the Year contest! It came down to the final minutes and know many of you were hooked to your computers, refreshing constantly, to see how it would end. Robert has been added to the club’s website and he will be the cover shot of the 2019 calendar! Can’t wait!
As I enter my 8th year of leading this group as Club President, an honor I take very seriously and a thought-out decision each year, I am excited about what this year holds for us. It is my hope that the group continues to become self-sufficient in operation which is the key to continuing well into the future. Automation is our friend and we will continue to do so where able. Fiscal responsibility continues to be a main driver for me and I look forward to ensuring the club is in sound shape to continue for many years to come despite memberships trailing off. All in all, I look forward to working with the Board this year and serving the group in leadership. Thanks for your continued support!
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