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Date: 1/1/2019
Subject: SCU January Chainletter
From: SCU



Vol 33  l  No  1  l  January 2019
Presidents Message
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Another year in the books of our formidable club! Happy New Year to all SCU members and I hope you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. What a pleasure and privilege to be serving the club as your new president. My family and I have been involved with SCU since 2012. During this time I have thoroughly enjoyed the interactions with all of you as a rider, volunteer, ride leader, and EC member.
 
Whether we have achieved, exceeded or fell behind our goals, January is the time of the year where we set new goals and challenge ourselves to become more active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our club also needs to set its goals. I invite all members to get involved and attend the January Executive Committee meeting to share your ideas on how we can take SCU to the next level.
 
While I thought volunteering is very important to our club, it is not until I served on the EC last year that I realized how much effort and how many volunteers it takes to keep things running. For many, cycling/hiking plays a key role in improving health, striking a good work life balance, and staying active while having fun. For this, we are grateful to SCU for offering its members and the community the gift of “social exercising”. Motivation is increased (unlikely to hit snooze and roll back over) and there’s a bond that is created when we struggle and sweat to grind our way through a tough climb. These are just few of many reasons why it may be easier and more fun to get healthy and fit in a group setting. I invite and urge all of you to give back to the club and pledge to volunteer for one or two events or maybe be more involved and serve on the executive committee in 2020.
 
In particular, we have an ambitious goal regarding the Quad (see below) and this can only be achieved if we have a record number of volunteers to help position the Quad as a prime ride in the area we serve. So I urge you again to contact the EC or myself to pledge to volunteer.
 
On behalf of the club members and the new EC, I would like to thank Steve Muth (our outgoing president) and his EC for all what they have accomplished in 2018. We still have a lot to accomplish this year and I look forward to partnering with you.
Briefly, here are some high level goals we strive to meet in 2019:
  -Achieve high level of active volunteering leveraging the diverse skill set of the members
  -Work with the club ride leaders to enhance communication on safety tips prior to each ride
  -Reposition the Quad as one of the top cycling event in the area
  -Ensure smooth succession planning
  -Each member of the EC to closely shadow and “train” an SCU member as a potential successor
 
Finally, I am looking forward to working with you and the elected EC. I welcome your ongoing feedback and ideas on how to improve club operations and activities.
           
Last, but not least SCU continues to be grateful to all the volunteers for their hard work and dedication.
 
Ride!
           
Samer Eid
President of SCU

It's time for the Grooooovy SCU Banquet! 
 
RSVP is needed by January 23, 2016.
Scroll down until you see:
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
 
See below for more event details.

Looking for a way to get more involved?
 
The next Executive Committee Meeting is
January 8, 2019 at 7:00
 
All members are invited to join the Executive Committee in discussing, planning and organizing club matters.
Your energy, expertise and experience are considered a valuable resource.
Snacks and beverages will be served.
 
Location:
593 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA
College Settlement Camp
 
Please let us know you're coming. 
CLICK HERE to register and see more details.

SAVE THE DATE!
 
The 2019 Quad County Century date is set.
 
Registration opens January 18, 2019
 
More details to come


The New SCU and BPC Ride With GPS site is here!
FREE FOR ALL DUES PAID MEMBERS

Ride with GPS
A free premium level Ride With GPS (RWGPS) club account is accessible to all dues paid members of SCU.

We will be sharing a club account with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (BCP).

There will be no cost to SCU members – just another benefit of club membership.
 
Please click HERE for more details and to sign up. You will see a link at the bottom of the page to register with Ride With GPS.

Any questions, email the Ride Director at rides@suburbancyclists.org.

Bicycle mileage logs are available for 2019
 
The new version features include:
-A universal log that is good for any year.
-An automatic summation of mileage and number of rides,and computation of the average ride distance.
-Displays six charts of mileage, number of rides
and average distance.

Also Available:
-The calendar-format mileage log that Jack Elias
has offered for many years 
-A PDF version of the log that can be printed
for pen or pencil logging
 
The mileage logs can be found in the Documents Library on the SCU website.
 
and scroll down to "Mileage Logs".


2019 Bike Calendar
Start Planning your 2019 Rides

Jack Elias' famous Calendar of Regional Events for 2019 has been posted on SCU's site.
 
If you're looking to select a goal ride for the year, this is the place to find one.
 
The page also prominently features our very own Quad County Century Ride.
Thanks Jack!


Welcome Our New Members
Please give a warm welcome to SCU's newest members
 
Dan Bailey - Chalfont, PA
Edward Jones
- Hatfield, PA
Joyce Videlock
- Philadelphia, PA
Wayne Dunlap
- Philadelphia, PA
Cathy Flynn Hochheiser
Ron Kanarr
- Allentown, PA
Jack Lautsbaugh
- Paoli, PA

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Looking for Ideas! 
We're always looking to improve the Chain Letter. Is there anything else you'd like to see in the monthly updates? Would you like to include any articles or updates of your own?
 
Let us know. 
Please email us with your suggestions HERE.


Support Our Sponsors

SCU Executive Committee
President
Samer Eid

Secretary
Marc Katz

Treasurer
David Kaplan

Century Director
Joseph Feeney

Digital Communications Director
Amy Brumbaugh

IT Director
Chuck Hurbert

Membership Director
Scott Siegfried

Public Relations Director
Linda A. McGrane

Ride Director
Curtis Schwartz

Safety & Legislative Director
Richard Gilly

Social Director
Judith Pyle
 
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Regional Calendar Editor
Jack Elias
 
Merchandise Manager
Dina Adams