Trail Blazer Week of January 13


Trips for Kids Chapter Newsletter

Week of January 13, 2019

In this issue:

  • $100 Gift Code for Chapter Directors!
  • TAKE ACTION: Chapter Annual Reports Due February 28
  • Two Senior Chapters Seeking Executive Directors
  • CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Erie Shares Their Community Impact
  • REMINDER: Website Language Updates
  • Clif Bar Status
  • Important Upcoming Events

$100 Gift Code for Chapter Directors!

Trips for Kids Executive Director, Robert Alan Ping, is photographed wearing the Trips for Kids baseball hat and holding the branded water bottle.

Trips for Kids Chapter and Marketing Coordinator, Amy Jacobson Carver is shown here wearing the Trips fro Kids T-shirt.


Have you been eyeing a Trips for Kids branded t-shirt, a jersey, maybe a hat, water bottle or socks? If so, we have some fantastic news for you - a special gift for our amazing chapter leaders!

Beginning Sunday, January 20 through Thursday, February 28, each director of an active chapter can shop their choice of Trips for Kids branded merchandise with a $100 gift card plus FREE shipping!

Simply follow these five steps:

Step 1: Visit our online shop HERE

Step 2: Scroll down to the Trips for Kids branded merchandise section

Step 3: Click on the items you wish to purchase

Step 4: Check-out

Step 5: Use the two codes listed below during check-out. It's that simple

Both codes to be applied at check-out and must be used in the same transaction.

$100 Gift Code (to be applied at check-out)


FREE Shipping code (to be applied at check-out)


Fine print details:

In order to use codes listed above, chapters must be in good standing as an active chapter which is defined as having all paperwork current with national including:

  • Updated liability insurance policy on file
  • Signed affiliate agreement on file
  • **Minimum of six rides or Earn-a-Bike classes completed in 2018

Please note:

  • Both the gift and shipping codes MUST be used in full during the same transaction. The $100 Gift Code can not be divided divided into two separate transactions.
  • There are limited quantities of t-shirts and jersey's available. If your sizes are currently not in stock, you can still order, but please allow for 60 days to receive out-of-stock items.
  • Button down shirt Robert is shown wearing in the above photo is currently not available for purchase. we are researching wash and wear shirts. Once we locate, we will provide one shirt for each chapter director.

TAKE ACTION: Chapter Annual Reports Due February 28

It's here!

The 2018 Chapter Annual Report link is now available on the formsite application.

Here's how to get started:

  • Create an account - NOTE: In order to save your progress within the report, you MUST create an account and press "SAVE" before logging out.
  • Fill-out all applicable fields, paying close attention to sections with an asterisk.
  • Once you have completed, click "Submit"
  • You will receive a confirmation email along with a PDF of your report.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy at Chapter Annual Reports are due by February 28.


Two Senior Chapters Seeking Executive Directors

It can be hard to say "goodbye." Although we are incredibly sad to see these two dedicated and passionate leaders leave their roles, we are grateful for the time they invested in their chapters and for every life they touched through all of their efforts. They will be missed.

We look forward to hearing great things from them. Both Kim and Wendy have generously offered to remain on-board in order to help transition their successors and current staff.

Interested in learning more about this positions? Click THIS LINK to view job descriptions and how to apply.


REMINDER: Website Language Updates

Please refer to last weeks "Trail Blazer" issue - Week of January 6 updates. For your convenience, we have included the website language links in this issue below too.

ACTIONS STEPS: Review the following folder link to update your website pages by March 1. Please make sure you select the correct language for your type of chapter. Click the link below to access the website template folder.


If you have any questions on which section is the correct one to use, please contact Amy at for help.


CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Erie Shares Their Community Impact


In this video, Trips for Kids Erie Program Leader, Margarita Dangel, shares what having a bicycle truly means to the people that participate in their programming.

Trips for Kids Erie operates under their affiliate sponsor, Sister of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network in Erie, PA.



We have received a few inquiries regarding Clif Bars orders. This process takes place in March after annual reports have been received. We will update you after Clif Bar provides us with their shipment time frames. Shipments may not take place until April or May. Stay tuned to future Trail Blazers for more information.


Important upcoming dates......


20: Holiday coupon Code Expires

21: $100 Coupon Code Activates


28: $100 Coupon Code Expires

28: Annual Reports Due


1: Deadline for Website Language Updates


11-14: National at Sea Otter Classic

12: Trips for Kids Jamboree at Sea Otter Classic


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