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Trips for Kids Chapter Newsletter

Week of February 17, 2019

In this issue:

  • WHY ALL OF YOU ARE MY HEROES
  • SEVEN DAYS TO GO: 2018 Annual Chapter Reports Due Next Thursday
  • COUNTDOWN: $100 Gift Code for Chapter Directors
  • CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Charlotte Move's Ride Program
  • HIRING: Chapter Job Openings
  • WHERE TO FIND THEM: Previous Chapter Newsletters
  • Important Upcoming Events
 

WHY ALL OF YOU ARE MY HEROES

by Amy Jacobso n Carver, Trips for Kids Chapter and Marketing Coordinator

A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. No matter your Trips for Kids' chapter size, you and your team/volunteers are all heroes to us. Each time you introduce, encourage, and/or challenge a young person to ride, repair or build a bicycle you impact a life. You make a young person think, focus, dream and believe in themselves. That may not be the reason you started your chapter, but whether or not you know it, you do this every time you hit the dirt or get your hands greasy. 

It takes courage to teach a child something they may not be familiar with. When a child experiences their first "aha" moment, finally realizing their independence through a bicycle, that is an achievement. Whether you run your chapter full-time, part-time, or just for a few hours a week, month or year, YOU are positively affecting a young person's future which is quite a noble quality. Click HERE to read more.

Piper

Amy's daughter, Piper Carver, riding for first time with other children while at Sea Otter Classic.

 

Thanks to all of you who have already completed your 2018 Chapter Annual Reports. There is one more week to go before the February 28 deadline.

IMPORTANT: In order to to save the progress on your report you must create your user account FIRST. We strongly advise you periodically save your report as you fill-out.

 2018 Chapter Annual Report

Annual Report Review Recording

Directions: Click HERE to review the directions in previous newsletter located in second article.

Extra Tip: Several report questions include a grey question mark enclosed in a circle at the end of the actual question. Please click on this icon to see additional instructions and/or description.


 

COUNTDOWN: $100 GIFT CODE FOR DIRECTORS

Seven days and counting to use your $100 Gift Code which can be redeemed for Trips for Kids branded merchandise plus FREE shipping through Thursday, February 28. 

Click HERE to review the UPDATED information (emailed on January 22) regarding steps to place your order and eligibility requirements.

 

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: CHARLOTTE MOVES RIDES PROGRAM

Trips for Kids Charlotte is moving their rides program to Southview Rec Center. They will be partnering with Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec as their goal is to serve more children through this local collaboration.

They will continue to work with their long-time ride groups but look forward to the opportunities that will be come of being at a site where children can walk and ride to participate. They will begin this new venture next month. We wish Charlotte happy trails with their new program!

 

HIRING: CHAPTER JOB OPENINGS

Trips for Kids Charlotte, Chicago Voyagers and Marin chapters are currently hiring. Please visit this link to view job descriptions and to learn how to apply.

 

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Previous Chapter Newsletters

Access all 2019 chapter newsletters and updates by clicking HERE.

 

Important upcoming dates...

February

28: $100 Coupon Code Expires

28: Annual Reports Due

March

1: Deadline for Website Language Updates

April

11-14: National at Sea Otter Classic

13: 2nd Annual Jamboree at Sea Otter

 

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