This new general assembly of Cyclo Roue Libre, which took place recently, was attended by 70 members physically and 22 officials confirmed its progress.
Chairman Charles Wilmuth welcomed Joel Casedebat, Mayor of Bernac-Dessus, and thanked him for always welcoming the CRL so kindly to the town hall premises.
After a 2020 to be forgotten by ending the virtual AG, the office took great pleasure in finding its members for finally a normal 2021 meeting. The year was again marked by a pandemic due to the coronavirus, with reduced activity caused by health restrictions, including the 3rd maternity hospital.
Moral, activity and financial reports were presented and approved by the meeting.
In the summer and in the second half, much to the relief of the club, there was an almost normal sports recovery. CRL maintained the same desire to have a good turnout for their Wednesday and Saturday meetings because club meetings were canceled or rare in the 2nd half. The office, as it does every year, made sure that the circles of Gerard Daub, Vice President, were respected and visited with maximum attendance. The male-to-female ratio (approximately 30%) remains a matter of great pride, and the electric bike group of approximately ten members remains dynamic and shows great attendance. Nice to watch him roll.
The diversity and promotion of women’s cycling remains a key goal of the CRL, as well as the participation of couples, which encourages greater participation in various excursions.
Safety, caution and compliance with the rules of the road were carefully applied. “We have to remain vigilant, especially since we are a club with a large staff, and our pelotons should not interfere with the movement.”
directions 2022 for the club will remain the same. Office meetings are down to 4, but still productive and friendly.
The new equipment was distributed to members who ordered it, and CRL renewed the principle of participating in cycling and the rides that are often associated with it.
Four members distinguished themselves in the Pyrenees and received congratulations. The club accompanied the TCI (tour de France cyclo) on August 28 and saw the participation of 4 women from the group on September 5, 11 and 12, in the women’s rally under the auspices of Codep.
The club trip, like others, unfortunately, has been postponed.
The office supported the telethon with the help of the municipality of Bernac-Dessus, and if the weather played a cruel joke, the donations of the participants amounted to 1160 € for the sports part. The appointment is made with the municipality for the 2022 edition.
Despite the health crisis and the notoriety of the CRL, the club studied and confirmed the arrival of 8 new candidates. In 2022, the club will have 106 members, including 30 women and 17 couples.
So the year is still ‹ damaged in friendly matches, but rich in the desire to manage and keep the club alive. Thus, on September 9, the CRL members were finally able to gather in a meeting and, above all, celebrate the birthday of their dean, Fernand Labat (shhh, 90 years old!).
As regards finances, the reports prepared by Treasurer José Fonseca (who was warmly thanked for his strict administration) were unanimously approved by the assembly. The club subscription, which remained at €17 in 2022, will be increased to €18 in 2023. This issue was the subject of a special vote. The office also approved the principle of organizing a garage sale in Bernac-Dessus in 2023.
The extension was voted unanimously. Thus, the composition of the office will be as follows: Anne-Marie Dubarry, Nicole Wilmuth, José Fonseca, Serge Mazet, Gérard Abadia, Gerard Dobas, Christian Gendre, Patrick Lafont, Thierry Maillaro and Charles Wilmuth. . The entire assembly gathered around the friendship drink offered by his dean!