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VCOS is Changing: Update

As we mentioned in our previous post, Vespa Club of Seattle is changing. We’ve had some discussions on what we want the VCOS to be. Here are some of the changes that we’ve decided to make:

  1. We’ve essentially decided to throw out the bylaws, so instead of specific officers with specific roles, we’ll have a committee handle the administrative aspects. Committee might not be the right word. It’s more like whoever wants to help out or add their thoughts to the discussion is welcome. No commitment. Just come and add to the discussion. We plan to meet once a month to talk about what we want to do.
  2. The VCOS Members Only Facebook group is now set to “public”. No more trying to monitor who is a member or not. Anyone can “like”/”join” it. (Come like our page, too, to stay up on announcements!)
  3. No more membership dues. The Club is open to anyone. If you want to buy a patch, leg shield banner, etc. Great! We’ll be posting the Club merchandise in the future on the VCOS website. For now, we’re only able to sell Club stuff in person, nominally at the rides/meeting ups.
  4. No more boring members’ meeting. Instead, we are going to have a ride/meet up each month. Watch for events on the VCOS Facebook page and the website.
  5. It costs around $420 a year to maintain the website, domains, and PO box. We plan to use the merchandise sales and seek sponsors to cover the costs.

Feel free to come join our next meeting to help steer the club! Check out the calendar or Facebook page for dates, or speak up in the Facebook group.

VCOS is Changing

As our ways of communicating and associating has evolved, so has the VCOS decided it was time to evolve. We have decided to restructure, and to relook at how we function and provide fun and activities for the members. This may take some time to resolve all the details, but we feel it will be a better, more fun club. An initial change is that we will no longer have the structured VCOS Members meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at Café Racer. Instead, for now, we invite everyone to the weekly Thursday evening happy hours (5-8 PM) at Seattle Tavern & Pool Room in Georgetown (5811 Airport Way S, Seattle) set up by Brandon of Los Gatos Gordos SC.