At the beginning of each Team McAllen Sunday ride, one or two of the officers speak to the riders about club topics: upcoming rides, SAG volunteers, safety, and similar topics. Today they hit us with big news. Effective immediately, the President, VP, and Secretary were resigning.
They asked that we respect their decision, and offered to help the new officers after we elect them. The President alluded to a recurring health issue as part of the reason. Although I'll honor their request and respect their decision, deep, deep down I think that someone (or multiple people) has said something hurtful or questioned their leadership, and that it's just not worth it anymore. I won't speculate further, especially since we were asked to respect their decision.
One thing I don't have to speculate on is their leadership. Since joining the team 2 years ago, I have been stunned by the amount of effort the leaderships pours into the team. They organized team vacations, recurring charity rides, spur-of-the-moment urgent charity rides, and the recent 2-day Hero Ride to San Antonio. Additionally, they provide leadership to riders on the Tuesday-Thursday evening rides, as well as weekend rides. Before moving to the Rio Grande Valley, I never saw team leadership like this. To the three officers -- thanks for your leadership, your time, and your expertise. You should be proud of your effort, and of the obvious results.