Congratulations to Jana Paniccia our September Member of the Month. Jana has been an active member of the club for a few years now and is always ready to lend a hand and volunteer. In September, Jana competed in her first ITU World Championships (Standard Distance) in Rotterdam last month. After a solid swim and a really decent first bike loop Jana got a hole in her tire and couldn't fix it with her own repair kit. Refusing every offer to take her to the finish, she ran 6km in bike shoes, helmet and with her bike. A kind Canadian then offered her another repair kit. Jana tried changing the tube and covering the hole. That didn't work, but Jana decided to see what I could do on the bike anyways and ended up rolling incredibly slowly the last 7km on a mostly flat tire with a gash in it. Congratulations to Jana for persevering and refusing to give up, all while always having a positive attitude and finish with a smile. Congratulations Jana!