There was a bike club meeting tonight. I’ve missed the last three for various reasons: I had just broken my clavicles two days before the September one; I was out of the country for the November one; and Mrs. Guy was coming back in town on the evening of the October one (yeah, I know it’s out of order, but the last one was the most defensible to some people). I really needed to go to this one and had planned to anyway, but Phillippe, our current President, emailed the other night and said he’d be out of town tonight, so it would fall to me as VP to run the meeting.
I got there early. All the better to hang out and talk, but also a good way to get to test ride bikes around the parking lot (I needed a fix). I also ended up having to be the one to walk over to the nearby grocer to get adult beverage since I was the only one there who could sign a club check (the checkbook was there, but the Treasurer was running late).
Happily Philippe sent me a loose agenda to follow, and a lot of the stuff to be discussed could be referred to others to explain (whew). The only things I really had to talk about myself were the upcoming cyclocross series and the elections. Turns out that elections for club officers was tonight.
So I announced the nominee for President (Philippe again), Treasurer (Steve again), and Secretary (Holly again). Then I announced that we didn’t have any nominees for VP.
“Oh, that would be you,” said three or four people at the same time.
“Oh, OK. Well, are there any other nominations for any of the offices?”
“Alright then. Well, since we only have one person running for each office I suggest that we just vote as a block for all of…”
Ten or twelve hands were already in the air. Others followed when I paused.
“Ah. OK, all opposed?”
No motion registered whatsoever.
“I guess that’s it then. Your officers carry over for another year.”
So I guess I’m starting my third stint as VP tonight.