October President's Desk
by Kitzzy Aviles
Poll: Next General Membership Meeting
At our previous meeting in August, members expressed interest in having one General Membership Meetings each quarter. Looking at the remaining DSE races for 2015, there are only a few dates that will work, but none are optimal, so we’d like your input. Please take 1 minute to fill out this survey and share your preferences for 11/8, 11/29 or 12/13: http://bit.ly/nextdsemg
Save the Date: January 23, 2016
I’m excited for our next Gala to kick off our 50th Anniversary celebration! Check out the teaser video below unveiling the theme (spoiler: colors will be purple, green, and gold) and read the article in the October newsletter from Gala Coordinator Christine Clark for more details.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
I had a blast at this event. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. We host this annual picnic to thank our tireless volunteers who help us host over 40 races each year. This year we wanted to treat the picnic as a sneak peek of the Awards Gala and recognize our top volunteers with certificates and special prizes. The election sub-committee obtained two new candidates and confirmed three current officers for the DSE election in December. Members are reminded that we are taking sign-ups until late October for the ballot. We also held a raffle for all volunteers who earned at least 6 points, and a costume contest for all who best embodied the “All Sports” theme. See the full article in the October newsletter for more details and a list of winners.
Race Director Rewards Clarified
There has been some confusion about what rewards race directors get after each time they volunteer, and how they claim it. We’ve modified the wording to clear the confusion as follows:
- An RD is entitled to a cotton DSE t-shirt or two $3 DSE race entries after directing their ﬁrst race in any calendar year.
- An RD who directs a third race after July ﬁrst in the same calendar year is entitled to a high-tech DSE t-shirt or ﬁve $3 DSE race entries.
Please see Calvin to redeem your reward after the first and third time you race direct each year.