Shirley Johnson’s April Newsletter

Dear SF Bicycle Coalition Member,

Thanks for reading my newsletter. I intend to keep you updated on San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) governance and other items of interest. Views in this communication are my own and do not represent the views of the SFBC.

In this newsletter:

  1. Next SFBC board meeting – Tuesday, April 25
  2. Members for More Representative Elections meeting – Thursday, May 11
  3. Golden Wheel Awardees Tell Their Stories – Tuesday, June 6
  4. Update on strategic planning
  5. SFBC board contact information and 2017 meeting calendar
  6. Share this newsletter

Next SFBC board meeting – Tuesday, April 25
The next SFBC board meeting is 6:30 – 8:30pm, Tuesday, April 25 at the SFBC office, 1720 Market Street at Valencia Street. Members are invited to attend. No RSVP necessary. Read the agenda here. The board will be discussing (but not acting on) a proposal to implement ranked choice voting for board elections.

Members for More Representative Elections meeting – Thursday, May 11
Join Members for More Representative Elections after Bike to Work Day to share experiences, snacks, and new ideas on how this City can be better for biking. How do we make it better? We need to involve lots of members in running for the board, voting, and participating with creative ideas. Join in!

When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Thursday, May 11
Where: Mission Police Station Community Room, 630 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Golden Wheel Awardees Tell Their Stories – Tuesday, June 6
Come mix and mingle with your fellow SFBC members. Hear a panel of Golden Wheel awardees describe their triumphs and challenges of bringing biking to more people. What motivated them? How did they make progress? How did the SFBC play a role? The Golden Wheel is the SFBC’s annual award for excellence in advocacy.

Featured panelists:
Mary Kay Chin, Yellow Bike, 2015 Golden Wheel winner
Peter Colijn, SF2G, 2015 Golden Wheel winner
Shirley Johnson, BIKES ONboard, 2014 Golden Wheel winner (yes, yours truly)

When: 7 – 9pm, Tuesday, June 6
Where: Chez Poulet, 3359 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco

Delicious refreshments provided. Valet bike parking. This fundraiser for the SFBC is hosted by three board members (Chema Hernández Gil, Jeremy Pollock, and Jiro Yamamoto) and supported by Save SF Bike. Be ready to donate to support a strong SFBC!

Update on strategic planning
The SFBC is in the midst of updating its five-year strategic plan. The board and strategic planning committee are currently conducting dozens of stakeholder interviews and community listening sessions. The committee will synthesize the data (along with data from the member open house held April 19) to develop draft goals, objectives and strategies.

If you missed the member open house, you can still provide input by writing to strategicplanning@sfbike.org. The next opportunity for general member input will be a member survey to be conducted this summer. Please visit the strategic planning webpage for more information about the strategic planning process and timeline.

SFBC board contact information and 2017 meeting calendar

You can contact the full board at board@sfbike.org. Below are dates for SFBC board meetings in 2017, all starting at 6:30pm at the SFBC office, 1720 Market Street at Valencia Street.
Tuesday, April 25
Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday, June 27
Tuesday, July 25
Tuesday, August 22
Tuesday, September 26
Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, November 28
No December meeting

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Happy pedaling,
Shirley Johnson
SFBC Board Member

Banner photo: At the top of Mt. Hamilton, San Jose, California. Each April, I ride up Mount Hamilton and then down the far side to Patterson to enjoy the views and admire the wildflowers. I did the ride just last week, but had to take a steep detour due to a washout on Mt. Hamilton Road. The landscape is beautifully green and lush this year!