November 15, 2000
Why No Newsletters?
(by John Foss)
The Unicycling Society of America is run completely by unpaid volunteers.
Those volunteers usually have very full lives outside of their USA tasks,
and sometimes things get behind. We tried tripling our newsletter editor's
salary, but she wasn't impressed. As she is aware of her lack of time,
Constance Cotter will step down from the role of editor next summer, or when
a replacement can be found. If you are interested in writing for ON ONE
WHEEL, please contact the USA at firstname.lastname@example.org (this will
reach all the officers).
How Do I Know If My Membership Is Being Processed?
(by John Foss)
Memberships are handled by the Vice President. Our new VP Brian Berlin
recently changed jobs, and suddenly he had no spare time in which to do the
USA memberships. A new volunteer was found, Eric Kvamme of Scotts Valley,
CA. Eric is just getting up to speed, and will catch up as fast as he can.
But you might not receive anything in the mail until the next ON ONE WHEEL
becomes available. If you haven't received anything by the end of the year,
please contact us and we will look into your membership.
Memberships and OOW
Yes, we are still accepting memberships; no, you haven't missed the latest
issue of OOW (the most recent was the March 2000 issue). The good news is
that your "annual" membership in the USA entitles you to four issues of OOW,
no matter how frequently they come out. The bad news has been that we are
an all-volunteer organization and sometimes work schedules and other factors
out of our control cause some delays (see above). We hope to have the next
issue out before the end of the year.
2001 National Unicycle Convention
(by the Toronto Unicyclists)
The Toronto Unicyclists are pleased to announce that the 2001 National
Unicycle Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 15th
to July 20th, 2001. With an expected 400 unicyclists to attend, this will
be an excellent opportunity to meet the faces that have shaped the world of
unicycling. The main events will be held at the world-class facilities of
Humber College, with track events being held at York University. Both
campuses are located within Metropolitan Toronto. We welcome all unicycle
clubs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world to join us for a unique
celebration of our sport. For more details please visit our site at:
or contact us by e-mail.
See you there.
USA Championship Club:
Andy Cotter has stepped down from running USA Championship Club and Kevin
Gilbertson has volunteered to take over. Gilby has taken care of the
Championship T-shirts since 1996. Thank you Andy and Gilby for all your work!
The Championship Club helps recognize our unicycling champions and also
helps buy equipment for use at NUC. The Championship Club is funded by
contributions from individuals and unicycle clubs. To find out more about
the Championship Club or to donate, visit:
Want to see some pictures? Check out the following:
www.unicycling.com/ofoto (then click on "China, UNICON X") - 292 photos
Washington State Records Day
(by Barb Kowalski)
The Second almost annual Washington State Unicycle Records Day was a success
(October 14th). 113 riders registered and participated in workshops with
Kris Holm, Dan Heaton, Andy Cotter, Connie Cotter, Dustin Kelm, Irene and
Kay Genelin, and John Foss. (Thanks to all of you for being able to
attend). The riders and spectators were also treated to a fine display of
riding and skills by the above guests. Kay Genelin hosted a workshop for
parents of competing riders. The riders went to the track in the afternoon
to run the following races: 100 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter and the 1600
meter. It seemed to be a good day for all. The sun even came out. Many
thanks to the Panther Pride Demo Team and Alan Tepper for hosting this event.
(by Rolf Sander)
Eurocycle is the annual EUROpean uniCYCLE meeting and will be held from 20
to 22 July 2001 (Fri-Sun) at the Tamarside Community College in England.
People can start arriving on 19 July. As soon as I know more, you can find
more information on my web page at:
Schedule of unicycling events:
- 2001 National Unicycle Convention (North America); July 15 - 20, 2001,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Eurocycle 2001; July 20-22, 2001; Tamarside Community College, England
- 2001 MUni Weekend; summer 2001; date and place to be arranged
(tentatively planned for Idaho)
- 2002 National Unicycle Convention, North Bend, Washington, USA; summer 2002
- 11th World Unicycling Championship (UNICON XI), North Bend, Washington,
USA; summer 2002