MassBike Pioneer Valley Chapter is holding it’s Annual Meeting tonight, November 9. Chapter business will take place, along with the chance to meet with the folks who help make biking in the Pioneer Valley safe, fun, and attractive.
From James Lowenthal, MassBike Pioneer Valley Chapter President:
Dear Pioneer Valley bicyclists,REMINDER: MassBike/Pioneer Valley’s annual general meeting is scheduled forWEDNESDAY, NOV. 96 – 8 pmNorthampton Friends Meeting43 Center St.Light supper (chili, bread, cheese, cider) and music will help lubricate the pre-meeting schmoozing, followed by:6:30 Vote on two new members of the board (see below)6:45 Updates on MassBike activities around the state and the region7:00 Share thoughts, concerns, suggestions for MB/PV’s activity in the coming year. Bring your pet peeves but also your thinking caps.John Frey and Mike Hempstead are stepping down as their 2-year terms on the board of directors expire (thank you, John and Mike!). The following two new nominees are up for election:Scott Cavanaugh (Northampton):Scott Cavanaugh has worked in the bicycle industry since 2005. Recently as Business Development Director of Bike and Roll NYC, a bicycle rental and tour company, Scott was a key part in growing the business from one shop to eleven locations throughout New York City. While in New York, Scott worked closely with Transportation Alternatives, the major bicycle advocacy group in the area, to promote the economic benefits of expanding bicycle infrastructure. Scott and his wife Ashley recently moved to Northampton from Brooklyn, NY.Alden Booth (Greenfield):Alden Booth is an avid year round bike commuter who has lived in the Pioneer Valley since 1980. As co-founder and owner of The People’s Pint in Greenfield, he believes in creatively utilizing his personal and business values and resources to promote energy and resource efficiencies, to support local farms and other businesses, and to advocate for the use and inclusion of bicycles in our everyday lives. The People’s Pint has been running a “Bike to Live, Live to Bike” bike commuter advocacy program that awards gift certificates to folks who use their bikes in place of their cars.
Looking forward to seeing you there Wednesday at 6!James D LowenthalPresident, MassBike/Pioneer ValleyPOB 816Northampton, MA 01061-0816