What: Annual Club Banquet & Dinner
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 5:30 pm
Where: New Castle Masonic Hall , 1406 Wilmington Road, New Castle DE 19720
5:30 pm Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Club Business:
– Service awards
– Distinguished Service Awards
– Executive Committee Election
– 2017-2018 Donations
7:30 pm Guest Speaker –
Joan Hanscom, Executive Director, Valley Preferred Cycling Center
Joan joins the Valley Preferred Cycling Center after serving as the Vice President of Event Services at USA Cycling where she worked closely with race directors, event organizers, Clubs and Local Associations from around the country. She brings with her years of bike racing, industry, marketing and event production experience.
Joan was a key member of the ground-breaking team who brought the 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships to Louisville, KY and for years was a partner in the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross which produced high-level UCI and grassroots races across the country. She got her start working in racing on the staff of the Wachovia Cycling Series – the legendary “Philly Week” – and is excited to be back in Pennsylvania and the great cycling community here.
In addition to her race production experience, Joan served as Marketing Manager for ABUS Mobile Security and was responsible for growing the brand across North America through the creation of innovative campaigns that brought the ABUS name life in a new market.
An avid amateur racer, Joan has held a racing license since 2001 and has raced enthusiastically in road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike events across the United States and Belize. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Amy D. Foundation and was named one of the cycling industry’s Top 50 Most Influential Women by Bicycle Retailer in 2014.
8:30 pm Ride Leader Awards
Again this year the Club will be providing the entrées and drinks for the event. In keeping with tradition we ask that members bring something small in the way of hors d’oeuvres, salad, side, or desert to share with the others.
Because of State Fire Marshal regulations limiting the number of people that we can have in the room, please forward an email to Emily Ciancio at Socialchair@whiteclaybicycleclub.org with your name, guest name (if applicable) and type of food item you are bringing.
Hope to see you Saturday evening!!