Each fall our club holds its annual Convention. The Convention is a weekend "get away" intended for cycling, seeing club friends and families, sight seeing and discussing a little club business. Several times in past years, we have had as many as 50 people attend the Convention. We try to choose a site within a three hour drive of South Jersey, but always a place good for cycling. Past sites include Cape May and Point Pleasant NJ, Lancaster and Allentown Pa, Fredricktown and Easton MD Several Conventions have been in or near Ocean City, Maryland.
The Convention runs from Friday through Sunday afternoon. We always have a Friday ride and when possible members will ride from South Jersey to the Convention site. Several times this has included taking the bike on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. While Friday dinner is normally unplanned, early arrivers usually try to get together at one restaurant.
On Saturday we have a longer ride for the experienced cyclist and shorter versions for the more saddle sensitive cyclists. The non cycling family members use this time for some peaceful autumn site seeing or just relaxing around the hotel. We always get together for dinner on Saturday. Often, this is one of the more enjoyable parts of the Convention weekend, talking and joking from table to table in our little set aside section of the restaurant. Either at the restaurant after the meal or back at the hotel we get together to discuss some club business. The business discussion is always brief. The meetings are much more a continuation of the socializing begun at dinner.
Activities on Sunday vary greatly. We usually have some type of ride available. Often people will drive together to a final site seeing spot before heading home.
Club by-laws allow some treasury money to be used for partial room reimbursement for members meeting policy criteria. The amount varies greatly depending on the condition of the treasury, the number of conventioneers, and cost of the hotel. Members! please read: Convention Reimbursement Policy.
Hope to see you at our next Convention Weekend, I know it will be one of your best fall weekends of the year.
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