Minutes February 2020

Meeting Minutes for TCBC Board Meeting


M Health Fairview Hiawatha Clinic Board Room

Roll Call/Meeting Minutes

Board Members Present: Ann Harris, Shelby Miller, George Blank, Mike Kubes, Kasey Kramer, Bob Fix, Dick Stardig, Craig Larson, and John Benda.

Non-Board Members Present: Doug Nelson.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00pm. The meeting minutes from January were reviewed, there were no corrections to be made. A motion was made by Ann to accept the minutes, and it was seconded by Mike. There was no opposition, the motion passed.


Ride Stats

Bob told the board that Michele has been putting some changes into Ride Stats that mostly affects the Randonneuring riders. It is sounding less likely that there will be a mobile app ready by spring, mostly due to Apple. A video is being made on how to use Ride Stats and how to schedule rides that will be used for ride leader training.

Technology Committee

Bob informed the board the technology committee is looking at turning on the “registration” function in Ride Stats. This function will be tested to see if it’s feasible to use. The e-store portion of the website is almost set up.

Volunteer Committee

Mike stated he had received requests for club representation at 2 health fairs. Roger will attend one fair. Mike has attended the other fair in the past and there was very little interest from those who attended, so the club will not send anyone to that fair.

Safety Committee

There was 1 accident to report. A mountain bike rider slipped on ice/snow and broke a bone.


Doug is working on the March/April edition. He asked for any extra content people might have. There are some old historical articles that may be featured in the article.

Treasurer’s Report

Roger emailed slides out to board members ahead of the meeting. Shelby reviewed the slides including the account balances. There are 2 uncashed checks, and the insurance for the club has been paid.

New Business

Board Meeting Schedule

Shelby will be out of town on the date of next month’s meeting, so he asked if the board should reschedule it or cancel? A motion was made by Mike to skip the meeting in March and meet instead on April 6th prior to the ride leader forum. This was seconded by George. The motion passed with no opposition.

Watermelon Ride

Requests for volunteers were put out in the newsletter, forum, e-news, and on the website. There was no response from anyone. As a result, Mike recommended the club cancel the Watermelon Ride. It was suggested the club could come up with a club only ride on the 4th of July instead. A motion was made by Mike to put the Watermelon Ride on hiatus, and it was seconded by Bob. There was no opposition, the motion passed. Doug will notify the involved parties. Discussion will be held about alternative ride options on a later date.

Doug would like to look at purchasing a battery-operated megaphone to use at things like the All Club Ride. He will get some price quotes and report back.

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting by Mike, and it was seconded by Bob. The meeting was adjourned at 8:26pm.

Meeting minutes recorded by Kasey Kramer.