Fw: Rolling Out + RUSA Mission statement + Centenary Brevet: 9-11-2021

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A Carey

Jul 20, 2021, 4:56:00 PM7/20/21
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A 9/11 200 km brevet has been added to the Houston Randonneurs' Calendar: Houston Randonneurs 

Please consider joining for this ride.  We plan to start at 6AM and registration is now open. 


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Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021, 04:18:13 PM CDT
Subject: Rolling Out + RUSA Mission statement + Centenary Brevet: 9-11-2021

All the news that happens between controls!
Between Controls:
RUSA e-news & updates
July 16, 2021 | Issue: 1
Rolling Out
Welcome to our inaugural monthly enews Between Controls, a supplement to American Randonneur. Between Controls is an additional way to keep you informed on RUSA happenings. You can expect both American Randonneur and Between Controls to keep you up-to-date.
Most regions are open for randonneuring and rider volumes are on the rise. BE SAFE OUT THERE. Check out the RUSA website for the latest schedule.
Rando Scout Award Patches

These awesome patches just landed in the RUSA store….have you earned one, and didn’t know it? Check this page to find out. Order yours here!
Your Input Requested!
It's time to bring clarity to our existing mission statement and we'd like your input. 

Our current mission statement is: Randonneurs USA (RUSA) is a national organization to promote randonneuring in the US and provide service to American randonneurs and randonneuses.

Here’s a proposed draft of the Board's revised mission statement: 
Randonneurs USA is a national non-profit promoting the randonneuring style of long-distance cycling, serving our membership and collaborating with affiliated organizations worldwide. We value self-sufficiency, respect and fairness, fostering camaraderie in an engaged, inclusive and informed membership.
What do you think of this revision? Be in touch to give input, comments, suggestions on the drafted mission statement and tell us what you think of when you think of Randonneurs USA.

We value your input and we thank you!
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the first brevet on 9-11-21
Save the Date!
September 11th, 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the first Audax Club Parisien allure libre 200km brevet in 1921! Twenty six riders earned a brevet on September 11, 1921 on a 200k loop that traversed Paris-Dreux-Chartres-Paris.

On this special anniversary celebration, Randonneuses and Randonneurs around the world will be riding 200k’s and celebrating the centenary of our sport. Currently, thirty-one regions have 200K brevets on their calendar, find the location for rides in your region.

See Bill Bryant’s (RUSA #7) article in American Randonneur (Volume 23, Issue 4, Winter 2020) about this historical day. Scroll to page 10 for the full article.
Randonneurs USA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
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Pam Wright

Jul 23, 2021, 5:37:55 PM7/23/21
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HI all,

If you haven't updated your contact info with RUSA lately, you may be missing out on a cool new offering!  RUSA is adding the "Between Controls" e-newsletter as another way to keep us connected between the magazine arrivals.

Hope you'll update your info on the members page, especially if you didn't get the inaugural one sent out last week :)

Pam Wright

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