Happy Holidays Tucson Tri Girls!
I hope you are all busy enjoying the off season and setting goals for 2015! I have exciting news I hope will help you meet those goals! First, thanks to the hard work of member Chrissy Nelson & treasurer Alisa Neave, the Tucson Tri Girls were awarded a USAT grant to use for promotional materials and to further our mission of education! The board decided to use part of the grant to start a Lending Library! It’s a small start, but TTG now has a collection of training guides available for members to borrow. To borrow a book, go to the Lending Library link in the Members Only section of the TTG website. Select a title, and if it is available, I will bring it to the next meeting. Please return the book at the following meeting. If you have a book you would like to donate to our library please email me at TucsonTriGirls@gmail.com.
The second bit of news is… TTG Tri Camp is BACK! Mark it down on your calendars for February 13th, 14th & 15th! This is going to be a fun weekend! Friday evening we will kick off Tri Camp with a social meeting at TEPC with wine and hors d’oeurves. USAT Level 3 Coach Brain Grasky will review the weekend plan and expectations. This will be followed by a run biomechanics clinic. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with coached skills clinics, group rides, brick runs and lots of time honing our skills in the pool. This will be a great way to start the 2015 TTG Tri Season! The registration page is available in the Activities menu above.
I can’t wait to start logging the training miles and sharing laughs with you all in the coming year! See you at the January 12th meeting at TriSports! Pro Triathletes Lisa Roberts and Christine Jeffrey will be our guest speakers! I am looking forward to hearing about their training and racing experiences!
Happy New Year!
2015 TTG President
Welcome to the new Tucson Tri Girls Website! In this article you can read a brief explanation about some of the great new features of our new Website!
Become a member
For active and paid members, please create a log in account, to access member only information such as Race Discount Codes and the Members Google Map. When you request to create an account, our board will ensure you are a paid member and then we will set your account up! We will be continuing to add member only content to this section as time goes on, such as a backlog of all the Training Tips and example race plans!
The Home Page
This page now contains life feeds from USAT News, Ironman.com News, TTG Strava Feed as well as two tabs for Facebook and Pintrest accounts.
The middle area now contains Feature Articles. These range from news with the club, monthly member highlights and other interesting facts going on with the Tucson Community.
Check back often as this information will change bi-weekly to monthly! If you have something interesting that you think we should highlight, please let us know!
Tucson Tri Girls help make triathlons doable for women of all abilities.
Exert from the Article:
In Tucson, the Tucson Tri Girls nonprofit (tucsontrigirls.org) seeks to provide female triathletes of all levels and abilities a team atmosphere, training clinics, education and contacts for others interested in the sport. The organization started in April 2003 and currently has more than 500 members on their listserv and 100 active members. It's open to women of all ages, and current members include some in their 60s and 70s.
The organization started with "a group of women who just realized they were seeing each other at all these events. They joined forces and started the email listserv. It's very active. It's where people can go and look for training partners and advice," says president Stacie LaPointe.
When we see Joanie Rogucki, she is usually “flying” her way through another running race. We were able to catch up with her to learn about her time with the Tucson Tri Girls, what motivates her and about a very special race she has coming up in Ann Arbor, MI.
Joanie, when did you join the Tucson Tri Girls?
When did you start doing triathlons?
Tinfoilman 2009 (Tucson, Arizona)
What is your favorite part about triathlons and/or endurance sports?
To choose just one is tough there are many!
Plan - do -check -act
I really want it to be spending time with friends...PLANNING!
Did you know that Tucson Tri Girls is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization? We are and here's what that means for us as an organization and to you as a taxpayer:
How TTG benefits from being a 501(c)(3):
Per the IRS, there are over 20 different types of tax-exempt (aka non-profit) organizations. Tucson Tri Girls Board of Directors applied and received its 501(c)(3) tax-exemption status and are designated as public charity. We are considered a public charity because we receive our support from a combination of gifts, grants and contributions and fees for our exempt services.