At its January meeting, the Board of Directors chose Mark Thomas to be the next RUSA President. The other officers for 2006 are John Lee Ellis (Vice President), Tim Sullivan (Treasurer), and Terry Zmrhal (Secretary). Together with the rest of the 2006 board (Bill, Don Hamilton, and Tracey Ingle) and the volunteers, they look forward to serving the organization and the sport in 2006.
As mentioned in the February American Randonneur (which should be in mailboxes shortly), Bill Bryant is pulling off the front of the pace line of volunteers that has ably led Randonneurs USA since its inception in 1998. Randonneurs USA thanks Bill for his tireless service including a strong pull as RUSA President for the past two years. Bill will continue, as always, to devote substantial time and energy to RUSA and to the sport - serving as coordinator for the Fleches USA, administering various RUSA recognitions and awards, being a wise presence on the board, and mentoring many riders and volunteers.