Monthly Archives: June 2014

June President’s Broadcast

Now that the warm weather has finally arrived, come out and join us on a few off-season activities. See below a schedule of events and keep checking the Trakkers web site for updates.

Off-Season Activities

Saturday, July 12 – “Spokes and Spigots” Biking and Winery Tour in Niagara Region
Cost: $10 reservation fee, which is refundable if you participate
Further details: See tour flyer

Sunday, August 17 – “Tour de Toronto” Bike Ride (65km) in Toronto
Further details: See tour flyer

Sake Tour – Planning is underway for late September or October – stay tuned!

Have an idea for a social event for the club? — contact Simon Monk, our Social Coordinator, at

Year-End Financials for the Club

May 31 marks the end of Trakkers’ fiscal year. In follow-up to the draft financial statements presented at our Annual General Meeting on March 28, 2014, the board has now posted the club’s final year-end financial statement in the members’ only area of the web site. Draft minutes from the AGM are also available.

To access the financials and AGM minutes, please log in to your Trakkers account and click on the “Club Operations” link at the bottom of the left-hand menu.

Changes to Sunday Trips Policy

Members take note – the club is adopting a few changes to our Sunday Trips Policy for next year. Key changes include:

  • Increase in bus fare for anyone who has registered in advance (members and guests) from $21 to $22
  • Increase in bus fare for standbys (members and guests) from $25 to $27
  • Bus fare for children (18 and under) remains $10

While we never like to increase fees, the board has tried to ensure that this year’s increase is as manageable as possible, given rising bus charter and insurance costs.

Read the full updated 2014 Sunday Trips policy here.

Trakkers’ Annual Open House – Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Hold the date to come out and reconnect with members in anticipation of the upcoming season, sign up for weekend trips, or just find out more about the club!

Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue

Early Bird Renewal and Voucher Reminder

Renew early and save – take advantage of Trakkers Early Bird rate of $70 until September 30, 2014.

And send in your paper vouchers! Every year at our Open House we hear tales of woe from members who have misplaced old vouchers – or worse, lost them in the laundry or found them after their expiry date! If you have paper vouchers left over from last year, why not mail them in now? We’ll transfer the vouchers into a credit to your online account so it’ll be applied whenever you renew your membership online. Mail your paper vouchers in to the Trakkers post box.

Introducing Credit Card Payment Option

As part of the club’s ongoing efforts to streamline our operations, we’re expanding our online payment options to include credit cards, along with Interac online. Over the course of the summer we’ll be making updates to our web site to enable the additional payment options.

Cheques and cash will also continue to be accepted for membership and Sunday Trips payments.

Keep on trakkin!

Jen Liptrot
President of Trakkers