This past year I have been extremely involved in my community and some of those activities are coming to a close. Everything has been a great experience and I am sure that I will experience a void as these activities ramp down.
I have been a member in good standing with the Arvada Triathlon Club since it was founded. In 2012, I stepped up as Treasurer and then in 2013 I expanded my role to assist our President at the time. In 2014, I was officially the President and it was amazing to help guide the club over the course of the year. I made plenty of mistakes, but the club still had plenty of wins. Stepping down was a tough call, but the right call for the club. I am looking forward to being a member next year.
I have been a 3W Race Ambassador in 2013 and 2014. I am stepping down from that role as well. 3W is an amazing organization and the owners and other ambassadors are just awesome people to be around. Being a race ambassador was a relatively light weight role, but I never felt like I had the time to give the effort that some of my colleagues were. If I applied for 2015, it would have been a selfish decision rather than for the good of the racing community. I am still looking forward to racing with them next year. I am also considering getting more involved with the Colorado Masters Running Association or Rocky Mountain Road Runners.
I am still the Treasurer of our local Home Owners Association. This has been a trying commitment at times, but I did sign-up for two years and intend to honor that commitment. I have learned a tremendous amount about covenants and what goes on behind the scenes to maintain a stable, thriving neighborhood.
In the past I had also been active in our local Parent Teacher Organization and I would like to get more involved there again, especially now that both my daughters are enrolled in the same school.