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EBC Board of Director's Annual Election

Info on 2019/2020 Candidates


Come VOTE FOR YOUR CHOSEN CANDIDATE at the EBC Monthly Membership Meeting on Tuesday, January 14th at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd (right in front of the Biltmore Hotel).  We will be in the "Chapel".  Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00.


Before the election we will be posting the candidates for the 2020 year.  For your info, below are the candidates who ran for positions on the 2019 Board.  A new slate of nominees will replace these candidates soon after the December 2019 nomination meeting.


You must be present to vote.  You must be a current member in order to vote. 



President – Mario Hernandez

Professional: CEO CBY Boat Yard/ Marina
Present: Retired
Education: Miami Jackson High School
Business administration FIU

Member of Everglades Bicycle Club since 2015. ride leader and Captain of the 20+ Elite group.
Presently nominated for the Position of President where with the assistance of the members of the newly elected and re-elected board members plan to carry forward the EBC traditions and implement new ways to attract new members, create new rides, join other entities to better promote our club and secure a larger group of sponsors to better finance our charities events in addition to more participation and advocacy for the safety of the cycling community.
I request your vote to help me become the next EBC President to continuing been the best cycling club in south Florida.

 

 

Vice President – Romy Kapoor

Riding a bike is my fountain of youth -- I always feel 12 years old when I’m on my bike (well, maybe not so much at mile 86 of a century ride)!

 

I moved to Miami just within the past year, and am loving the year-round riding!  Literally my first weekend here I found EBC and did my first Saturday group ride.  I was welcomed in so warmly, even having breakfast with several EBC folks after the ride.  It made a lasting impression upon me, and it has inspired to me to want to help grow EBC’s membership and outreach to the community -- to welcome and bring into the fold cyclists of all abilities to renew that spirit of youth we all find on our bikes.  This goal is closely aligned with the EBC’s first purpose and objective -- to promote and encourage all types of cycling for all purposes.

 

As an attorney, I am also a passionate advocate.  Unfortunately on one of my first Panther Coffee rides, I took a nasty spill on the first drawbridge out to the beach on the Venetian causeway.  I found it incredible that there were no solid safety plates on the side of the bridge like there are on virtually every other drawbridge in the city -- that the city apparently claimed to have run out of money on the project and just didn’t put them on that particular bridge.  I was invited to speak before Joe Curbelo’s committee within the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, and while the process is somewhat slow, progress is being made toward getting the plates installed. I look forward to the opportunity of advancing our club’s second purpose and objective -- to advocate for laws and infrastructure protecting cyclists’ rights and safety.

 

Thank you for considering me for the position of EBC Vice President -- I look forward to serving and riding with you all!


Treasurer – Frank Wimer

I retired from a career in the Financial Services industry several years ago.   My wife and I relocated to Key Biscayne Florida in August 2016 from Ridgewood New Jersey.  I have been a member of the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ) for over 20 years, became a ride leader in that club, and served as Treasurer for 2 years.  I joined EBC in August 2016, became a ride leader, joined the Board in 2017, and became Treasurer in 2018.  I am not a CPA and appreciates any help and advice on accounting and taxes. 

I enjoy both road and trail riding.  The highlights of my cycling career include riding the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Cumberland Maryland with by brother, a two week bicycle tour of the Dordogne Valley in France with BTCNJ, and my longest ride ever, the Tour de Force Southern leg with many EBC members.

 

As a Board member, I will work toward ensuring that the club has a sound financial condition, increasing the numbers and types of rides, getting more members volunteering to support the club's activities, and improving cycling safety in South Florida.

 

 

Secretary – Stewart Shay

 Hi EBC Members! I am a resident of Kendall with a passion for cycling.  I enjoy meeting other, like-minded people and volunteering when time allows.