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Jul 2, 2001

What A Great Idea: RPM Establishes Steering Committee Staffed By Cross-section Of Riders

RPM, the Texas-based WERA and AMA affiliate, has established a formal system of getting representative rider input. A press release issued July 2 by the organization follows:<BR><BR>"As of June 14, 2001, RPM has formed a Riders Steering Committee. The purpose of the Riders Committee is to:<BR><BR>"1. Serve ALL riders by placing ideas on the<BR>table that address the safety and general direction of the club and its members as to benefit the whole.<BR><BR>"2. To have actual input from their peers (other<BR>riders) and act upon those best ideas as described in item #1 in a swift and well-managed manner.<BR><BR>"The appointed Riders Steering Committee Members are:<BR><BR>"1. Expert - Greg Abbott<BR><BR>"2. Expert - Pete Martins<BR><BR>"3. Novice - David Kagen<BR><BR>"4. Vintage - Scott Howse<BR><BR>"5. Mini - Harold Hixon<BR><BR>"Ideas will be discussed on terms and conditions of these positions held.<BR><BR>"We will have meetings once per month. As it stands right now, it will done in the RPM Chat Room every second Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. @"<BR><BR>The release was issued via e-mail by RPM's Tom Shields, who signed the release:<BR><BR>"Tom Shields<BR>"RPM Racing<BR>"A WERA Affiliate<BR>""<BR><BR>Several other club-racing organizations have similar schemes for gathering rider input, frequently putting rider-elected representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.<BR><BR>If your club is using such a set-up, we'd like to hear from you, via e-mail to Please include your full name, your city and phone number. E-mails without full name, city and phone number will be ignored and deleted.