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2020 Annual Banquet Speaker – Update #2

Joseph Jefferson to speak at 2020 Annual Banquet!

If you have attended the Wilmington Grand Prix or some of our area’s pro-am races, you have heard the energetic and entertaining banter of Joseph Jefferson, race announcer.  Joe has been announcing nationally and internationally sanctioned cycling events throughout the U.S. since the mid-1980’s.  When he’s not announcing a race, he is involved with supporting racing and racers, as detailed below in his bio.

We feel that Joe provides an interesting and entertaining view of racing in America, and we look forward to seeing everyone the evening of February 29th.  Seating is limited, so if you plan to attend you must send an email to Emily Ciancio at Socialchair@whiteclaybicycleclub.org with your name, the name of your guest (if applicable), and the type of food you are bringing (remember this is a partial pot luck event so bring a small hors d’oeuvres, salad, side, or desert to share with the others).

Please note: this is a members-only event, so your Club membership must be current.  Select this link for online membership through Bikereg.com.

As in the past, there will be a road ride with the speaker on Sunday following the banquet.  The ride will be between 25-30 miles at a fit and fun, conversational pace of 11-12 mph. No invitation is needed to join this ride and details will be forthcoming and posted on the ride calendar and the web site. We hope to show what a great group of people come out for our Club rides, so we hope you will join us.

See the Annual Banquet Event post for important information.

JW Haupt
WCBC President

Joseph Jefferson’s Bio

Sporting History
Competitive Speed Skater (10 years)
Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Cross Country (High School and College)
Competitive Cyclist 1984 – Present

Sporting Event Announcer 1985 – Present 
National and Internationally Sanctioned cycling events throughout the US consisting of approximately 30 events per year.  Also announce BMX events as well as triathlons and running events from the range of 5k up through Ultra-marathons.  Has announced at the Age Graded National Championship, National Championships for Collegiate Road cyclist as well as the Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville, NC.

Sponsorship Coordinator 1990 – Present
Secure financial and product sponsorship in an effort to support a competitive cycling team based in Hagerstown, MD.  Created a cycling team during graduated school in Indiana, PA as well as a master’s team in Riverdale, MD upon graduation from Indiana University of PA.  Assisted in securing financial sponsorship for two different teams in PA and MD while in graduate school.

Cycling Team Director 1995 – Present
Responsible all aspects of running a competitive cycling team from securing product and financial support to designing and distributing clothing and supplies.  Our cycling organization is the most active promoting entity in the Mid-Atlantic region as we promote and average of five events per season.

Race Promoter 2000 – Present
Responsible all aspects of promoting competitive cycling events that include road races. Time trials and cyclocross races.  Promoter of the only Stage Race in the Mid-Atlantic region and the only twilight criterium in the region.  Served as the Director of Operations for the 2018 Amateur National Championships held in Washington County, MD.

Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education
Director of Cooperative Education at Shepherd University
Father of two (boy and girl twins) one of whom is a scholarship athlete (cycling) at the Savannah College of Art and Design and a daughter who is an academic scholarship recipient and McDaniel College.