Monday, February 23, 2009

Minutes of Meeting February 19th 2009

prepared by Michael Collins , secretary
Meeting facilitator: Ed Schum
Attendance: 27 CVCCo members

7:05 PM Meeting called to order

Item 1: Should the CVCCo become a chapter of the BC cycling coalition or our own society in affiliation to the BCCC?
Motion by John Gadsby : “The CVCCo becomes its own independent society with affiliation with the BCCC”.

Seconded: Wilf Dreher
Vote: 27 in favour, 0 opposed
Motion passed

Item 2: How should the CVCCo website be operated
1) Own site rather than a page on the BCCC site
2) Decided to move away from our existing free blogspot to give more potential
3) Which Domain? (where should we host this website) Tony to research options
4) Name/URL to be decided, members suggested three possible names;



Ed will send out suggestions to membership, poll results and get them to Tony asap

Item 3: The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition’s relationship with the Comox Valley Cycling Club (local group mainly involved in competitive cycling)
Motion by Jim Lister : “The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition should hold off on forming own society until March 10th 2009” to explore possibility of amalgamation with Comox Valley Cycle Club
Seconded: Ray Wagner
Vote: 3 in favor, 24 opposed
Motion denied

Item 4: Committees and working groups.
The membership of the coalition will form several interest groups to tackle specific jobs and areas of concern.

Road Maintenance and Standards
Tony Goodwin
Rick Clough
Steve Allan
Graham Garner
Wilf Dreher

Planning, Surveys and Mapping

John Gadsby
Doug Olstead
Sue Grant
Tomiko Collins
Kathleen Hennig
Bruce Johnstone
Wilf Dreher


Marguerite Masson
Stan Wood
Jan Gemmell
Dan Hanton
Betty Clough

Item 5: The CVCC role in “Be Car Free” event Thursday 26 February, Filberg Centre, 7pm;

Ed will make and deliver PowerPoint presentation

Tomiko will prepare banner and poster (budget $20)

Item 6: Establish Monthly meeting;

Third Thursday of every month

Item 7: Establish Weekly Reconnaissance rides;

Every Saturday 1pm, leaving from Courtenay Rec. Centre.

Item 8: Bike to Work week May 11-17
Tony Goodwin is contact person
CVCCo will be involved with celebration stations and promotion.
Will be looking for volunteers later on.

Item 9: Earth Day - Saturday April 25
Simms Park 10-4;
CVCCo to have a table in the transportation pod, as a non-profit this will cost $25.

8: 54 PM Meeting Adjourned