January - February 2005
January - February 2005
5BBC Membership Votes for 2005 Officers
On Monday, November 15, 2004, the 5BBC counted 107 submitted votes from its membership for the 2005 Elections. The counting, which took place during the Club’s general meeting, had only one contested election for the 13 available seats – once again, for the all-important Special Events Coordinator role.
This year, outgoing Special Events Coordinator Wentworth Price ran again to counter a challenge from outgoing President Ed Pino and Liz Baum, who ran on a platform of hiring Glen Goldstein as a paid tour director for the 2005 Montauk Century. Pino and Baum won, with 64 votes versus Wentworth Price’s 42 votes, with one write-in vote for Ed DeFreitas.
For the role of President, Ed DeFreitas ran unopposed and received 101 votes, with 4 write-in votes for outgoing President Ed Pino, 1 vote for Wentworth Price, and 1 vote for Alfredo Garcia. Vice President Sharon Behnke received 104 votes, while there was 1 write-in vote for Liz Baum. Alex Maurice became a first-time 5BBC Board member with 101 votes for Recording Secretary. Phil Goldberg, Brian Hoberman and Ira Najowitz each received 1 write-in vote.
Five 5BBC Board members decided to run for their 2004 positions again and each ran unopposed: Bob Castro as Treasurer (104 votes); Peter Engel for Newsletter Editor (104 votes); Brian Hoberman for Communications Coordinator (105 votes; 1 write-in for Jim Zisfein): Danny Lieberman for Day Trips Coordinator (105 votes); and Andrea Mercado as Corresponding Secretary (105 votes). Manny Sanudo also ran for a second year as Leadership Co-Coordinator, this time with experienced 5BBC leader Stephen Jackel (105 votes).
For 2005, Jesse Brown and Barry Hartglass essentially switched roles, as Jesse ran unopposed for the Bicycle Course Coordinator position held by Barry in 2004 (he received 104 votes) while Barry Hartglass won for Jesse’s 2004 role as Programs Coordinator, with 101 votes.
The updated 2005 5BBC Executive Board roster is listed on page 2. It includes a partial list of Board Members at Large, who were proposed during a special December 6 Board meeting. When all proposed 5BBC Members At Large formally accept their invitations to join the Board, the roster will be updated at www.5BBC.org and in the March/ April Bicycletter.