In addition to the traditional holiday greetings and new year wishes, I am writing to announce several exciting and significant changes at Trips for Kids (TFK). New management model Our new volunteer-driven business model ensures that every dollar contributed is purposefully spent. As a result of the reformation, TFK’s board of directors has elevated the role of longstanding Director of Partnership and Resources to the well-deserved seat of Managing Director. To assist RJ, we have assembled a highly-skilled, service-oriented and purpose-driven team dedicated to meeting the unique and ever-changing needs of the TFK member community. Be sure to update your contacts; for support or inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will route your email to the appropriate person for help. A fond farewell After five years of dedicated service to the organization, Amy Carver, Director of Community and Development, has transitioned from her role with Trips for Kids. We also wish board member, Therese Davis, the best as she stepped down from her position in November of 2022. We are grateful for Amy and Therese’s contributions and value them as members of the Trips for Kids extended family. New site, same great work With all the changes that have been happening at TFK, it was time to give the website a much-needed update. Visit the new website to stay updated on TFK news, volunteer opportunities, events and more.
More in the pipeline Coming soon, we’ll launch an open membership program so that qualified organizations, including schools, government agencies, youth development programs, cycling groups and even bike shops can start a Trips for Kids program in their area. Also, in 2023, we are delivering the following:
A new, easy-to-use member resource portal
Our first mobile App that provides member resources on the go
Additional tools and programs to support new members and growing programs
As you can see, 2023 is a pivotal year for Trips for Kids. Thanks to our thriving partnerships with community members, sponsors and supporters our movement to put more kids on bikes continue to grow. With these changes and initiatives, we are laser-focused on growing our member base and community partnerships while developing essential new resources and services. As these exciting changes come to life, we look forward to sharing them with you. If you would like to learn more about our 2023 plans, please contact me directly. Here’s to a transformative New Year!
Patricia Gallery President, Board of Directors Trips for Kids National