CTC President’s Report January 2019
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Happy 2019!
For those of you who I have not had the chance to meet, let me introduce myself. My name is Joanne Gilchrist and I am honored to be the new CTC President. I have been participating in the sport of triathlon for over 20 years and I have also been involved with CTC since the beginning. I really enjoy the multisport lifestyle for the chance to train with friends, and to go to events together as a club. I am also really excited that CTC will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Be on the lookout for some plans in the works to commemorate this special occasion. 

CTC also has some new officers and members on our Board of Directors:
Shawn Hughes: Vice President (and sponsorship)
Jenni Merrell: Treasurer 
Janelle Gardner: Secretary
Members and Committee Chairs:
Greg Watkins: membership
Tony English: uniform and training
Jason Berry
Laura Van Dervoort
Amy Bromelow: social media and volunteer with Karen English

This September CTC will be hosting the Black Butte Triathlon again and we look forward to seeing our members compete and also help us make the event a continued success. Registration is currently open for the 2019 race and the entry price increases on April 1st. If you are interested in helping put on the race, we really need you! Please contact Shawn Hughes at sponshorship@chicotriathlonclub.com if you can commit to being on the race committee.

Thank you to Fleet Feet Chico for hosting our Season Launch Party which was a fun evening. Welcome to our new members! I encourage you to check out our weekly workouts and become involved with our club activities and committees. Everyone’s participation is what makes CTC such a great club. 

The General Meeting will be held March 10th at 1 PM at The Madison Bear Gardens. Everyone is welcome to join us there. 

Training
Runs:
The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 9:00 AM. It is a slower paced beginner run going for up to 60 minutes. Meet at the 5-Mile Recreation Area near the bathrooms.
There is also a LSD run on Saturdays meeting at the 5 mile bathrooms at 8:00 AM.
The Monday Night Run meets at WIldwood at 6:00 PM. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.
CTC Track Workout:
The track workouts at Chico State are held every Thursday at 5:45 PM. The details will be posted weekly on the Facebook group, so keep an eye out for changes. 

Cycling Workouts:
The Friday ride is finished for the season, but will be starting up again in the spring.
The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrell. Location, route, and distance vary from week to week. Email Jenni to get the weekly details. Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well. Rain typically cancels. 
The Crush ride started November 3rd. The ride leaves from One-mile at 9AM and runs about 50 miles. This is a “spirited” ride similar to the 50 rides with limited regroups. More information is available on the Chico Area Group Rides Facebook page.
The Wednesday night training rides are run by North Rim. They leave from the store at 5:30 PM for and generally last for 1-1 1/2 hours. Details are on the North Rim Adventure Sports Facebook page.

Volunteer opportunities
Karen English has created the following list of volunteer opportunities for the Club:
March 2nd Bidwell Classic

March 31st Time Trial at Chico Stage Race
May 5th Celebration of Life 5 K
September 14th Black Butte Triathlon
November Almond Bowl
Please respond to the call out to volunteers when they are posted. 

Race Results
Multi-sport event results for CTC members are posted on the Results page of the website. Contact webmaster@chicotriathlonclub.com with any errors or omissions. Please send any information on a race you have participated in. This could be as simple as your name and the name of the event, your results or a race report outlining your personal experience.

Merchandise
You can order CTC logo merchandise at the Squadlocker store: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/118241?_k=xw05zt

Athlete of the month
The athlete of the month will return in the Spring of 2019. 
Please take the time to help us pick the next Athlete of the month. Just send an email to president@chicotriathlonclub.com listing your nomination.

Ironman Tri Club Benefits:
Ironman branded races are offering new benefits for triathlon club members. Some of these benefits include early entry, priority tiered pricing, and payment plans. Visit http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/forms/single-sign-up.aspx to sign up and get more information. Make sure to update your profile with your tri club affiliation. 
Have a great time running, swimming and riding this month.

Thank you,
Joanne Gilchrist
CTC President

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