President Robert Hermann 2018 is my tenth year in the club. It's all been good (well, not all....). We're fortunate in WCC to have nice people who can enjoy nice rides on nice routes. We're fortunate too to have many volunteers who devote a lot of their time to help make WCC run well. Our dynamic board exemplifies the get-it-done spirit that drives our club's activities. It's a privilege and a pleasure to serve on the board. Please help us to keep improving what we all love to do. Oh about that polka dot King of the Mountains cap--it's purely ironic.
Vice President Christine Schopen I've been a member of WCC since 2001 and am currently the Vice President. This year I was the coordinator for the 2017 Golden Apple and thanks to all the wonderful volunteers it was a great event. Whoever thought that I would love riding hardback/gravel or even fat tire biking on snow?
Treasurer Steve Richman
Secretary Shelly Mozlin I'm back! This is my second stint as WCC's secretary (hopefully I will get it right this time). As secretary, one of my major responsibilities is preparing the minutes of the Board meetings and then posting them on the website. Please let me know if you have any questions about that. I have been a club member for over 10 years and I appreciate everything the club has to offer.....great rides, fun events, education, advocacy, a discount at my local bike shop, and the chance to share it all with so many great people! Look for me on D rides. Over the years, I have perfected the art and science of slow riding with cafe rest stops. I am also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and have been involved in many cycling education programs in the community. Always fun to teach kids how to ride safely.
Rides Chair Andy Katell I remember the first time my dad took off the training wheels and I was free to fall, get back up, ride, fall again, and eventually skip the falling. It was in the early 1960s on the side yard of my family's house in Forest City, Wantaugh, Long Island. I've enjoyed cycling ever since, having graduated to serious long-distance cycling, with a slightly better and more expensive bike, in 2006. Cycling has become my passion, which I try to squeeze in while not on my "day job" managing corporate communications for a power company out of its White Plains office. I am happy to give back to the club and cycling community in my role as ride chair, B ride leader and board member.
Membership Anil Malhotra I joined the WCC in 2009 and have truly enjoyed the experience since then. The club has helped me to get better as a rider, introduced me to great new friends, and been the impetus for some terrific trips to places near and far. I'm currently B+ Ride Coordinator and Membership Chair and look forward to helping the club membership in any way I can.
Events Lewis Insler I've been a WCC member since 2005 and a ride leader since 2007. After spending a lot of time planning the Golden Apple in 2016 and 2017 I have taken over as the Events Coordinator and hope to add a slightly different aspect to the role. In addition to our all level rides and off season dinner programs I want to coordinate a WCC presence at other cycling related events in the area and make the entire membership aware of these events.
Safety and Education Peter Aaron Peter has been a member since 2007, is an LCI instructor, has been a volunteer in the past for the Golden Apple, Ride Coordinator and Bikes 4 Kids and is a B- ride leader.
Communications Laura Kelly Laura has been a member since 2015. She enjoys scenic and quiet low-trafficked roads, dirt/gravel grinding, mountain biking/fat biking, and bike-packing/bike camping. Her favorite adventures involve all-day rides to get food and stopping to take photos along the way. She is enthusiastic about getting more girls and women on bikes and believes in free-range miles year-round (no bike trainer here).
Newsletter Layout Editor Larry Edlavitch Larry has been a club member for over 35 years and a board member for more than 20 years. He fell in love with cycling in the late 60's, and enjoys leading hilly C+/B- rides for the club. A retired Package & Graphic Designer, he handles the design of the our monthly newsletter, the Plain Spoke'n, as well as club clothing and Golden Apple material. He works closely with anyone who wishes to write an article and coordinates and edits submitted pieces every month. The WCC (formerly Country Cycle Club) has been such an important part of his life, that he considers the work that he does as a "Labor of Love".
Special Events Chair Bill O'Connell Bill created and runs WCC's Bikes4Kids programs, which has donated over one thousand bikes and helmets to needy kids. He also has run the weekend away trips for the last 8 years. This includes the spring Tush Tuneup weekend , in 2018 a Martha's Vineyard trip on Memorial day weekend, a summer Montreal / Champlain Weekend and a fall trip TBA. Bill likes to ride mountain bikes, and Gravel Bikes as well as snowshoeing and skiing in winter. In short, he does not like to sit still.
Web Master Bruce Wells Bruce Wells has been a member of WCC since 1985, and the web site guru. He previously served as President, Golden Apple Chair, Membership Chair, and Web Master which is his current function. Bruce started as a C rider and now currently rides with the A group. He has lead the club's 200 mile ride for years, and has been known to serve a cold home brew at the end of the ride.
Member At Large Dave Karel David first joined the club in 2003. David has previously served seven years as President and Vice President, and prior to that as the D Ride Coordinator. David enjoys leading rides and exploring the countryside and backroads. Biking provides an avenue for David to enjoy the scenery and to leave the worries and stresses of the world behind.
Pro Bono Legal Counsel Charles Goldberger Charles Goldberger, a club member since 1993, provides the club with pro bono legal services.