The Juventus AGM and Awards Dinner is a special event. It is our chance to reconnect after a season of training, racing, and good old riding for fun. The Juventus AGM is the business end of things: it's when we get updated on the big picture; did we accomplish club goals?, were support dollars well spent?, and what should be our goals for 2018?
We are so fortunate. Our club membership is diverse. We have a beautiful clubhouse: we can use it to train so very diligently, but then gather for both serious business and celebration. Our strengths can be highlighted, and then we have the opportunity to refocus and set some new goals.
At the 2017 AGM, we listened to our directors; we heard a lot about success, a little about what can be improved, and how each was strategizing to make improvements for 2018.
After considerable time dissecting, thinking, and collaborating, the executive's goal to draft new club bylaws came to fruition.
President Gail Wozny thanked both Lindsay Dodd, and David Embury for their wise counsel during this process.
The bylaws were presented to the general membership, and after discussion, a motion to accept these bylaws as presented was passed.
Juventus set some new goals for 2018, and then it was time to celebrate success.
Please enjoy the pictures of our 2017 Award Winners. Congratulations to everyone! (a few more pictures are yet to come)
One of the things that makes Juventus so successful, is how regularly members give back to the sport they love. This most often means returning to coach Juventus youth, and assisting them with encouragement, and tricks and tips learned along the way.
Juventus member Ross Wilson had two stand out performances at this year's Para World Championship in Los Angeles. Ross's wins ensured the phrase 'Juventus member and current World Champion' was doubly relevant. Ross took gold in the 1 km TT, and then went out and dominated the 3 km Individual Pursuit. Congratulations to Ross - an easy choice for this year's Juventus Time Trial Award . . . the clubhouse World Championship jersey collection continues to grow!
Cycling events and programs depend on the contributions of a horde of dedicated volunteers. Many Juve members go above and beyond the norm, with wonderful benefits for everyone! Juventus chose to recognize David Meurer as our 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Thank you David - your efforts to assist are greatly appreciated! (picture soon!)
The Jim Horner Room at the Juventus clubhouse, and our Lap of Honour Award are named for this very special man. Many members knew and remember Jim with great fondness. Here are a few words that LAMP visionary and director Wayne Mackenzie wrote back in 2006.
I did not know Jim for a long time like many of you, but his impact on me has been profound. It was Jim’s love of the bike and of youngsters who are just beginning to experience this love that made me promise him, that together we would work with the kids and ensure that they discovered their own love for the bike.
The Sprockids and Lori-Ann Muenzer Programs are offshoots of this promise and it has given me great pleasure to set things in motion to uphold this promise for years to come.
Without Jim’s encouragement and vision we would not be where we are today. I will do my best to be sure there are always smiles on the faces of, and bikes under, the kids that Jim loved to work with so much. Jim is no longer with us but his wisdom will continue.
Dan Nelson exemplifies the spirit of what the Jim Horner Lap of Honour Award is about! He was the perfect choice!
The GEORGE Award!!
And here you thought the George Award was forgotten. Not likely! This year's story was a tragic tale of woe involving one very expensive LOOK time trial bike. This bike needed transport from our candidate's home to the clubhouse . . . a ride down the ravine path, onto River Road, and up and over to Argyll. Hmmmm, that sounds like no problem . . .
. . . except, always wanting to use his time wisely, our candidate decided it would be prudent to ride his road bike, and use his spare hand to guide the LOOK to its destination. Mad skillz indeed!! - if only.
You guessed it - and IT happened along River Road, just as our candidate approached the LRT turn off - some sort of a glitch in the matrix, or super-jinx.
Situation: maximum unhappiness. Our candidate (OK, let's name him), Dave Embury (are you surprised?) somehow was tossed over his handlebars and landed on the LOOK.
Broken top tube, broken down tube . . . and Dave with an unfortunate mess. Yes, this is certainly a well deserved George Award. Congratulations . . .???