Monday, November 19, 2007

Alterra Year End Bash

Celebrating the Fruits of Our Labor

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Captain A.K.A. River Boy

still looking for the river

Celebrating number one

E Boy

The come back Kid

pro one handed beer bong champion

Job well done!

Part one of team initiation for her. Boy does
she got it coming.

Say Cheese

As always...Chimene and Karen in high fashion

Leadership changes

Hello team,

We went over a few team updates at the meeting that we wanted to share. First off, congratulations to the team on a very successful year and two really big trophies. Special recognition, too, to Mike Phillips, who has kept his roots in the Alterra team while winning and placing in races all over the place. And he's still a nice guy. The team is entering it's twelfth year. As you know, this is a loosely knit organization, but generally run by the team manager and an "executive committee" of past managers/treasurers/etc. At the moment, a lot of this comes down to Greg, Ward Fowler from Alterra and myself. We have always had a good succession in leadership, but I must say that when we reached out to do some brainstorming this year and to recruit help (i.e., spread the work around) we really had a great response. As always, our priority remains on being good cycling citizens, good ambassadors for Alterra, having fun and helping everyone realize and exceed their own personal goals. The fact that we do well in the WORS series is a testament that this formula works and that we do not need or want to recruit people just because they are "top" riders. We have now talked with a number of people on the team and came up with some responsibilities that will need to be covered. With Greg stepping down as team manager/race director, there are some big shoes we need to fill. I would like to thank the following people for volunteering to take on different roles for the '08 season.

Tim Scanley: Team Manager

Tyrone Gonzalez: Race director

Mike Owens: Treasurer

Roger Eckes: Director of team rides

Christine Czarnecke: Sponsorship relations and Race committee

Sonia Dubielzig: Sponsorship relations and Alterra Race committee

Angela Theriault: Community events/Outreach

Christopher Schulz: Assistant Community events/Outreach and writer

Dan Backley: Clothing order and Race committee

Cindy Schulzetenberg: Clothing order and Alterra Race committee

Greg Duckett: Race-day coordinator

I will continue my roll as team liaison to Alterra. As before, everybody is expected to help our with non race events and contribute to preparing for and putting on the race. If you want to volunteer to have a more defined role, let Tim know.

Have fun and keep the rubber side down.


Riverwest HOBOS

The new Alterra shop will be really cool once it is up and running. We were fortunate this past weekend to have our year end party here and take a sneak peek at the new operations. Built with a concept of a green conscious, the new building will be a nice welcome to this part of the city. They have already rolled over the bakery shop and I am sure the sweet smells are filling the air. Ward Fowler one of the co founders of Alterra Coffee is really excited about this transition and hopes to open doors to the coffee shop this December.
The new building will house an Alterra cafĂ© at the corner of Chambers & Humboldt; a super-cool outdoor seating courtyard area on Humboldt; a new yarn and fiber shop; a to-be-announced 5,000 sq. ft. tenant; the Alterra Baking Company; and Alterra’s roasting, wholesale, and administrative operations.
Coffee Mill
Cherry Turnovers were to die for. Tasted like made from scratch with real butter. Supper yummy!
We all look like we color coordinated for the picture and it turned out pretty good considering it was taken toward the end of the evening.

Photos here


Greg said...

Haha, I had a great time at the party and those are some good pictures. If you're wondering who this is, It's Greg, new team member.

Carlos said...

Looks like it was fun at the alterra team party. Too bad I was out of town.

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