Spring has sprung, so we are looking to grow our VVCC committees. We hope some of you are willing to help our committees accomplish more great things in the months and years ahead.
We are hoping to have well-staffed committees, and hope that many of you would be interested in helping out. The VVCC Board has done a great job of getting the VVCC growing again, but we are at the point where we need your help. IT TAKES A VILLAGE! We are looking for self-starters, folks that can look at a committee description and say: “This is how I want to support VVCC!” and act on that ambition.
Here are the opportunities for you to get involved.
The Media Committee provides the voice for the VVCC. The VVCC Website, Newsletter and Social Media accounts (Instagram and Facebook) are managed by the Media Committee. The VVCC Website and Newsletter are managed through Wild Apricot. If you have any experience with WordPress or any other website content management system or want to learn, you can help out with the website updates and/or improvements. If you have any experience with MailChimp or any email marketing platform or want to learn, you can help out with the monthly Newsletter. If you enjoy creating content on social media, reach out! The coverage of Trail Work Days, VVCC Events and cycling-related News are all popular topics with VVCC Members. If any of this sounds appealing, we can REALLY use the help. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events / Membership Committee(s)
The VVCC membership is growing again!! The largest contributor to the growth are the Events. The VVCC has upped our game with our regular Fall & Spring Picnics and Holiday Party. And, we are planning to have six additional gatherings September '23 - May '24 with our Business Sponsors. Plus, we are working with our Business Sponsors to continue to bring new things to the Events and new benefits to the VVCC Members. And, we're actively in discussions with additional Business Sponsors that the VVCC membership would value. So, if you enjoy party planning, leading group rides, collaborating/brainstorming with small businesses in the Verde Valley, party logistics, etc...., we could REALLY use your help. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fundraising Committee works to raise money to support our Member events as well as trails and road & gravel advocacy efforts. We’re looking for energetic people who like to reach out to community businesses and organizations for financial donations and items in kind that could be used in our fundraising efforts (e.g., raffles), and that enjoy conducting raffle ticket sales at VVCC events. If that sounds like you, we could use your help. Contact: email@example.com
Road & Gravel Advocacy Committee
The Road & Gravel Committee is looking for volunteers to help develop new opportunities for gravel riding in the Verde Valley. Gravel riding is the fastest growing segment of cycling in the country and the multiple forest roads in the Valley offers exciting new was to develop riding. We’re looking for volunteers who want to get involved with growing Gravel. VVCC continues to advocate for road cycling safety and opportunities. This aspect of cycling is one of VVCC’s greatest needs to fill. If you want to get involved in these efforts, we need you! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all committees, the commitment would average around 2 to 3 hours a month. If you want to do more, that is up to you. The more people on the committee, the less work it will be for everyone. No experience needed.
The pay? Knowing that you are making the Verde Valley a better place to ride!
We hope that many of you will join one of our committees and help us maximize our impact in the Verde Valley!