Shirley Johnson’s May 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, May 24
  2. Golden Wheel Awardees Tell Their Stories – Tuesday, June 6
  3. Members for More Representative Elections meeting – Thursday, June 8
  4. SFBC board contact information and 2017 meeting calendar
  5. Share this newsletter

Next SFBC board meeting – Tuesday, May 24
The next SFBC board meeting is 6:30 – 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 24 at the SFBC office, 1720 Market Street at Valencia Street. Members are invited to attend. No RSVP necessary. Read the agenda here. Of particular interest, the board will continue discussion from last board meeting about possible implementation of ranked choice voting (RCV) for board elections, as well as vote on a possible blog post to solicit member input on RCV. I fully support RCV.

Golden Wheel Awardees Tell Their Stories – Tuesday, June 6

It would be great to see you at a panel discussion/fundraiser for the SFBC coming up June 6. I’m on the panel along with two other past Golden Wheel awardees.

Come mix and mingle and hear Golden Wheel awardees describe their triumphs and challenges of bringing biking to more people in San Francisco. The Golden Wheel is the SF Bicycle Coalition’s annual award for excellence in advocacy. Find out about our panelists: what motivates them, how do they make progress, what role does the coalition play in their work?

Featured Panelists:
Mary Kay Chin, Yellow Bike, 2015 Golden Wheel awardee
Peter Colijn, SF2G, 2015 Golden Wheel awardee
Shirley Johnson, BIKES ONboard, 2014 Golden Wheel awardee

This showcase of member activism will include information stations for:

  • San Francisco Municipal Transformation Agency (SFMTrA)
  • People Chain Protected Bike Lanes
  • Members for More Representative Elections
  • Save SF Bike

Come to learn more about these grassroots movers and shakers!

Time: 7-9pm, Tuesday, June 6
Place: Chez Poulet, 3359 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco

Complimentary refreshments available with admission.
RSVP today: $10 advance admission ticket, $15 at the door.
Free valet bicycle parking at the event. Consider also BART or bus.

About the Location:
Chez Poulet is odd and unlikely – a funky, eclectic art space. It’s the last small converted art warehouse in San Francisco. In the past, every artist had one of these. Now it’s the last of its kind. A must see!

About the Event:
This San Francisco Bicycle Coalition fundraiser is hosted by board members Chema Hernández Gil, Jeremy Pollock, and Jiro Yamamoto. Join us and help support a strong San Francisco Bicycle Coalition!

Members for More Representative Elections meeting – Thursday, June 8
Members for More Representative Elections (MMRE) is looking to increase member involvement, improve voter turnout, and improve the election process with San Francisco Bicycle Coalition board elections.

MMRE Meeting
When: 6:30 – 8:30pm, Thursday, June 8
Where: Park Police Station Community Room, 1899 Waller Street, San Francisco

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, 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: Biking on the Copper River Delta outside Cordova, Alaska. At the end of this 50-mile dirt road, I watched Child’s Glacier repeatedly calve into the Copper River. Impressive! This was a side trip on my 5000-mile ride from Anchorage to San Francisco.