- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 17:04
- Written by Loren Konkus
Several times a year, the Motor City Mountain Biking Association hosts a meeting to allow our board leaders, our trail coordinators, and our members to socialize, to share updates, and consider decisions that affect our chapter. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept 10th at 7:00 pm at:
Ashley's Beer & Grill
7525 Wayne Rd. at Westland Mall.
Westland, MI , 48197
The proposed agenda for this meeting can be found here.
Traditionally, the third meeting of the year includes nominations for board positions for the next year, with the elections occurring during the December meeting. Our current board members were elected under our previous bylaws as an MMBA chapter, but our current bylaws (adopted when we became an IMBA chapter) describe different board position roles and responsibilities, longer term durations, and an different election process. This election cycle will be the first time that we chose a board based on the new bylaws.
I'm very proud of our accomplishments over the last 9 months. We've worked together to manage change in becoming an IMBA chapter while maintaining our great relationships with our land managers and partner organizations. Our combined membership is strong, and we represent more mountain bikers than ever. Our financial health is excellent, and we're well positioned for our future trail development needs. Our volunteer base is strong - 35% of our members have logged volunteer work this year - and our trails are in awesome shape.
And yet there is work that we have not yet done, such as resurrecting the Trail School to help teach the next wave of trail leaders and coordinators. We have a large territory with the potential for trails that we are not pursuing. Our membership could perhaps double in size, if we reached out to our user group. There is so much more than can be done. Things we have not thought of. That's where you can come in.
The new board structure includes room for more participants to help share the responsibilities, plus a number of our current board members would like to step back from their leadership positions to make room for new ideas, new energy, new leaders for tomorrow. Please consider becoming one of these leaders, using your time and talents to help carry MCMBA even further down the path of excellence.
Hope to see you there!