The Future of Club Fat Ass

Dear Friends and Members of Club Fat Ass,

Success is killing us.  Over the past 10 years, CFA has hosted over 500 free events.  We've learned that there is a place in this world for free, low-key events that challenge us athletically, but emphasize fun, mentorship and camaraderie over competition. 

We've also learned that "free" comes a cost.  That cost is the love the CFA Event Host puts into their event and the many, many hours the Steering Committee invests behind the scenes to pull it all together.

That burden on the Steering Committee has been building over the past few years.  It has now reached the point where it's no longer possible to continue the Club as in the past... there are simply not enough hours in the day for those who do the work to get it all done.

The options we're considering range from transferring management of the Club to someone with more resources... to shutting down the Club altogether. They include moving the "online clubhouse" (website) to our Facebook page, reducing the number of CFA events, taking some events "pro", and/or completely doing away with Club dues and with the end of dues, eliminating anything that takes administrative time or costs money.

As a Club member or supporter, what do you think?

With almost 10,000 newsletter subscribers, Facebook friends, Twitter followers and website visitors and 200 full members, we figure the best way to organize your advice is with a brief survey.  There are 2 questions:

  • What do you think the Steering Committee should do?
  • What are you prepared to do to help?

Click here to take the survey now:   http://www.clubfatass.com/future-club-fat-ass   

We'll leave the survey up until the end of June so everyone who has a thought has lots of time to share it. 

Whatever the future direction of the Club, nothing will change until the end of this year, so be sure to get the most out of your membership by attending as many of the 17 remaining CFA events in 2013... and be sure to get one of the few remaining Club t-shirts in inventory before they become collectors' items on eBay!

Enjoy the summer!

Happy Trails,

Sibylle Tinsel
Chief Executive Fat Ass