The NWCC voting season was short, with no money spent on advertising and no recounts needed!  Amy Smith is our new VP, with Sabrina Strawn staying on as Secretary, Troy Ottmer continuing his sterling work as Treasurer and myself for a final year as President.  Welcome Amy, and thanks again David Harman for your great work as VP for the last two years.

The club’s holiday party will be held on Sunday December 4th, 5 to 8 pm, at Eureka Heights Brewing Company, 941 W 18th Street, Houston, 77008.  Food will be provided by Zoës Kitchen, and we’ll buy your first four drinks.  And of course, we’ll have bingo.  We will be collecting canned food donations and school equipment for the Boys & Girls Club, as usual.   We hope to see you and your guests there!

One of the club’s commitments in 2023 is to increasingly spread the word on cycling safety. We welcome Steve Freeman, our new Safety Chair to the Board.  The club is paying for his attendance at a course run by the American League of Cyclists which will qualify him as a League Cycling Instructor.  The course will be held on the weekend of February 10th-12th, 2023, in Houston.  We know we have at least another two members who have expressed interest in the course; if you would like to attend it, the club will pay for you to do so.

Many congratulations go to our valued club member Carl Jones, who has just been named USA Cycling’s Junior Coach of The Year.  Coach Carl was the coach of our junior team before it disbanded during the COVID years and is one of the most selfless persons you’ll ever meet.  He has developed many many young people into great cyclists and even better people and we look forward to re-establishing relationships with him and the juniors at Alkek Velodrome.  Chapeau, Coach Carl!

Finally, if you have not used your volunteer discount code for buying kit from the club’s clothing supplier, ScudoPro, we have extended the discount code expiry date to December 31.  They do arm warmers and windbreakers – winter is a-coming!

Be safe, everyone!  See you on the road and at the party!