Annual Pizza Party, Election of Officers for Upcoming Year
On November 18, 2021, Folks on Spokes held their annual Pizza party at Aurelio’s in Frankfort after a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thirty-eight members came together to reflect, elect officers, vote on T-shirt designs for the Spring Fling and of course, eat some pizza! Unlike some past Pizza Parties, the weather cooperated this time without snow or other winter-like nuisances. Masking and other pandemic protocols were followed, and our server Linda provided social distancing of the tables. Lots & lots pizzas were available, but we made a pretty good dent in that area. Not many leftovers!
After that, the evening’s business began. A brief welcoming statement reflected on accomplishments in 2021. One was the overwhelming success of the Spring Fling (finally, good weather & good post-pandemic timing!); the other was the invention of the “Campfire Social”, which brought a good group of members out in the middle of winter. The next order of business was a tribute to Al Sturges, who recently retired from the board of Ride Illinois after almost 30 years of service. Additionally, he has had many, many years on the board of Folks on Spokes. After thanking Al for his service, the next order of business was the T-shirt design for the 2022 Spring Fling, which is tentatively set for June 5, 2022. Jim T’s design was the winner! Finally, the election of officers was held; the officers of FOS 2022 are:
Jo Dell Albi, President
Karen Swenson, Vice-President
John Victor, Treasurer
Sally Kleinschmidt, Secretary
We thank everyone who came out; looking forward to another great year!