Starting a unicycle club...

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Howdy all,
<p>We are considering starting up a unicycle club in the next year or so
in our little northern Illinois hometown and wondered about other folks
experiences either as a founder, administrator, or participant of an
existing club. Any and all input would be appreciated.
We’re wondering about things like charters, meeting agendas and
activities, costs, etc. You can either post responses here, feed
my hungry mailbox at yoopers98 at yahoo.com, or upon request, I’ll send
my home address and/or phone number.
<q>I thought I had posted this message once but it doesn’t seem to have
gone through. Please forgive me if this message has appeared for
a second time.
<r>Thanks, <br>Bruce <br> </html

Re: Starting a unicycle club…

yoopers98@yahoo.comm writes:
>
>Howdy all,

>We are considering starting up a unicycle club in the next year or so in
>our little northern Illinois hometown and wondered about other folks
>experiences either as a founder, administrator, or participant of an
>existing club. Any and all input would be appreciated.

> We’re wondering about things like charters, meeting agendas and
> activities, costs, etc. You can either post responses here, feed my
> hungry mailbox at

>yoopers98@yahoo.comm, or upon request, I’ll send my home address and/or
>phone number.

>I thought I had posted this message once but it doesn’t seem to have
>gone through. Please forgive me if this message has appeared for a
>second time.

>Thanks,

>Bruce

>
My friend Joe and I started up NYC’s current club, now in its 5th month.
Basically the Internet was a huge resource bc we got a hold of lists of
unicyclists in the area and were able to write them to see if they were
interested. We also posted here and in a few other spots – do whatever
makes sense. I made up cards and will give them to bike stores to put in
unicycles they sell so that buyers can know about us right away. Of
course, you can recruit anyone on the street who mentions having a uni, so
I always carry cards with me and have gotten several new and excellent
members this way.

We didn’t go the way of a charter, agenda (leave it to the members to
decide what they want to do on a given day, usually), or any other
bureaucratic stuff – I don’t think we’d even count as an official club.
This is partly bc as an unofficial club, we can (I believe) avoid
insurance which could be expensive (and we don’t have dues or anything),
and we don’t have an indoor venue yet (we just use the Park) – I think
that we are officially some ppl who get together and ride for a few hours
every few weeks. In the future (like after the NUC) I would definitely
like us to become official. Towards that end, I am going to try to become
the official tester so that I can help ppl go thru the levels past 4
(that’s where you start needing an official tester).

Hope this helps

David