Just thought I’d jump on and give the update on what’s going on. Here’s what was talked about today at the meeting.
August 20, 2010
RSO Status – The constitution has been approved however we still need
to get the risk management plan finalized. It’s nearly finished and
after that we just need a few people CPR certified and to have waiver
forms. Waiver forms will be required for people who go on bike rides,
volunteer for shop hours and for people who get their bikes fixed with
Tabling for new student orientation – Sunday August 20 we’ll be set up
outside the student union from 4-6:30 PM. We’ll be doing minor bike
repair and mostly telling people about the club and advertising the
Tuesday night ride.
Wednesday Afternoon ride – Next Wednesday, August 23. We’ll be riding
around campus around noon and ending at the student union. Jordan
will set up an event on Facebook letting people know the details
Zine – We’ll be putting together a zine to give new students
information about biking in this area. We’ll be giving it out while
tabling for orientation and any tabling afterwards. It’ll include info
about the club, Florida bike laws, a bike map to downtown, how to lock
up properly, hand signals and a few other things.
Events for the semester – We’d like to have a big event for the
semester. We’ve done alleycats in the past and could do one again but
are taking any ideas that would be fun. At the meeting we came up with
a Bike Date event (to be described later in detail by Ashley), an
underwear bike ride, and throwing a bike party. We’d like the event
to take place in Oct. or Nov. to give us some planning time.
On Campus Shop Planning – August 22, 7 pm – We have a lot of planning
to do before the shop moves on campus. We need to figure out things
like what tools and supplies are necessary and in general how the shop
will be run. For people interested in helping with this, we are
having an initial meeting before the Tuesday Knight ride at Nikki’s
place. I’ll send out an invite through the listserv soon.
Bike donations – We would like to start getting donations of bikes and
parts. Ryan will be putting up a Craigslist ad and we’ll be talking to
YAYA, who we have been working with to repair bikes. Anyone who has
donations or knows someone who doesn’t ever use their bike, let us
know and we can send someone to pick the stuff up. Also, any ideas to
get the word out that we need bike donations, post it on facebook or
send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedicab – We have a pedicab available that we’d like to use to take
people around campus for donations. We need to find out if we are
allowed to do this first but we will eventually need volunteers to
take people around campus. This has the potential to be a huge
fundraiser for the club.
Fundraising ideas –
Selling bumper stickers – Ashley has designed a bumper sticker letting
people know about the 3 ft passing law. With a little bit of initial
funds, we can get stickers printed and have them to sell while tabling
or at other events.
Donations – ACTUALLY putting the donation jar out at shop hours and
Bike artwork – Everyone should make bike related artwork in their free
time and we can have stuff to sell at tabling and events. We’ll have a
craft night sometime soon to make some stuff.
Raffles – we can sell raffle tickets for bikes and other things.
Selling Accessories – setting up seat locks made of chains
Putting up flyers in dorms – Ryan will be making a flyer to give to
housing to be put up in the dorms.
Critical Mass ride next week
Figure out a new organizational meeting time