Club Leadership Training
Memphis, May 6-7, 2011
Come share in the experience of other bicycling club leaders in issues that affect us all -- membership, volunteers, rides and safety, advocacy, budgeting, insurance, and succession. We've assembled a training team from some of the best clubs in the country, and look forward to learning from your experiences, as well.
If you're interested in participating, please contact Scott Williams at 202-621-5453 or email@example.com.
We're delighted to have the Memphis Hightailers as our local host organization.
AGENDA - PANELISTS - ACCOMMODATIONS
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Friday, May 6:
2 pm Bike tour of Memphis
Hosted by Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
5 pm Registration opens at Marriott Downtown
6 pm Bike Advocacy Basics and Opening Reception
Speakers: Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists; Jeff Peel, State and Local
Advocacy Coordinator, League of American Bicyclists
Cyclists in your area are advocating for bicycling, working with police, training drivers on how
to interact with cyclists (and vice versa), organizing rides and planning routes. Learn how they
manage it all and how you can help!
Saturday, May 7:
8 am Breakfast and Coffee
8:30 am - 10 am Managing and Tracking Your Membership
Speakers: Mary Derks, past President, Twin Cities Bicycling Club; Ron Puett, Treasurer, Kansas City Bicycle Club; Paul Rubin, President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
Getting and retaining members is important — and then the trouble starts. This session will
address tracking your members, newsletter printing and distribution, maintaining members-only
and public Web sites, and the pros and cons of anniversary versus annual membership. We will
also discuss recruiting new members.
10 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am Budgeting
Speaker: Ron Puett, Treasurer, Kansas City Bicycle Club
Money is important for a club — especially managing it. We will cover cash flow, preparing
financial information records for your board, money management and paying for big expenditures.
11:45 am - 12 pm Break
12 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote Luncheon: Insurance Matters
Introduction: Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists
Speaker: Marla Peters, Senior Vice President, Special Programs, American Specialty Insurance
Protect your club, protect your riders, insure your ride.
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Organizing Rides and Volunteers
Speaker: Mary Derks, past President, Twin Cities Bicycling Club
Rides and volunteers are the lifeblood of any club. Managing them is one of the toughest jobs for club leadership. This session will show successful ways to get volunteers to lead rides, train ride leaders, easily manage volunteers, and offer tips on recruiting more volunteers.
2:45 pm - 3 pm Break
3 pm - 4:30 pm Club Leader Transitions
Speakers: Mary Derks, past President, Twin Cities Bicycling Club; Paul Rubin, President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
This session will discuss recruiting and training new officers, easing the transition period between old and new officers, and creating a workable system for clubs to use with transitions.
4:30 pm - 5 pm Wrap-up and closing
Speaker: Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists
We'll make plans at the closing session for dinner together.
Sunday, May 8:
Optional ride with the Memphis Hightailers.
Mary Derks, past President, Twin Cities Bicycling Club
Jeff Peel, State and Local Advocacy Coordinator, League of American Bicyclists
Ron Puett, Treasurer, Kansas City Bicycle Club
Paul Rubin, President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
More panelists to be announced
The Memphis Club Leadership Training will be held at the Marriott Downtown, 250 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-557-8740; be sure to request the League of American Bicyclists rate of $129 (a limited number of rooms are available at this rate for Friday night.