October 4, 2017 Board Meeting




Held OCTOBER 4, 2017



A special meeting of the RUSA Board of Directors was convened by telephone conference and called to order at 2003 EDT by the President.


The following Directors were in attendance:

  • Debra Banks
  • John Lee Ellis
  • Nigel Greene
  • Susan Otcenas
  • Paul Rozelle
  • Lois Springsteen
  • Dave Thompson


Rob Hawks was in attendance until 2051. 


The purpose of this special meeting was to review, discuss, and ultimately approve the calendar of events submitted by RBAs for the 2018 calendar in advance of the ACP’s deadline.


In advance of the meeting, in conjunction with the Brevet Coordinator and at the request of the President, Hawks had prepared and circulated a detailed listing of the events proposed for 2018 along with an analysis that included past ridership and event offerings in the various regions on a year-to-year basis.  This analysis and the proposed events were discussed, including increases or decreases in events, availability of event types, availability of events within particular geographical areas, and availability of longer events given that this is an important consideration for the PBP ’19 preregistration priority rules.  Following this discussion, Hawks departed the call at 2051.


Discussion was then further held about additional data that might be analyzed in connection with event approval in 2019 and whether some or all of this data could be made available to the RBAs, who might find it useful in identifying trends or tracking the events and participation in their events over time.


Following that discussion, the Board agreed to accept the proposed events, with the exception of modifying three regions’ flèche dates to conform them to the ACP standard (e.g., that all flèches are listed as commencing on Fridays, even though the riding period is Thursday through Sunday).  A motion to accept the proposed events with this one modification was made, seconded, discussed, and passed.


The meeting was adjourned at 2114 EST.


Next meeting: October 18, 2017, at 2000 EST.