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2018 Annual Membership Survey (yes, it’s a bit late)

2018 Annual Membership Survey (yes, it’s a bit late)
This information helps us a lot!

Hi Folks,

By now you will have received an email. This email has a link to our 2018 membership survey for you to complete. The data we have received already has been particularly interesting so please keep it coming!

This survey is the most important thing we ask you to do because it helps the current and future committees to make informed decisions that represent the wishes of the membership.

The survey will be closed on the 17th Feb, 5PM.

You can expect questions in the following categories:

  • What trails do you like?
  • What rides/events do you you enjoy?
  • Ride start times
  • Club Systems
  • Fund Raising
  • Trail Development
  • General Feedback

Please encourage your fellow members to complete the survey and if you haven’t received the survey email, please let us know and we’ll get it out to you ASAP.

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2019 AGM – 2pm Sat 02/03/2019 – Woombye Pub

2019 AGM – 2pm Sat 02/03/2019 – Woombye Pub
AGM 2019

Hey folks,

As the title says the AGM is going to be at the Woombye pub which is in…well… Woombye (duh!). Just drive down the main street, pass the shops and it’s at the end near the park. Plenty of parking around the back.

AGM will kick off Saturday 2pm and we’ll go through what’s happen this year then we’ll vote for filling in the new committee positions (or vote to wind up the club if no one wants the job).

The function room is beside the restaurant so you can come through the restaurant or the double doors from the carpark side.

They will be putting out some platters of nibbles for us and you can buy your own drinks.

See you there!

Michael Johns
(Soon to be not) Club Secretary

PS: We’ve had some feedback that people are scared of the I.T. side of things. With a couple of small provisos Ben and myself are happy to continue looking after that side of things. So as long as you are able to use a phone or send an email you’ll be just fine.

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Committee Positions and Roles – AGM is in 4 months

Hello Folks!

So I’ve been chatting to people about our next AGM (in 4 months) and I’m hearing things like “No way I could do what you guys do! You guys did so much and are sooo handsome and smart, and witty etc”. And that’s mostly true BUT most of that work was optional and not required to run the club, if anything we bit off way too much.

Now graphs make everything awesome so I made up this sexy RASIC chart (hello ladies!). It shows the essential tasks that need to be done to keep the club ticking over and what position should do it and also what position can back them up.

Roles and Responsibility Matrix

Now this is just a guide and can be tweaked and adjusted as the new committee sees fit or if changes occurred e.g. adding a Vice President or Social Coordinator.

So if a committee member wants to do more (like a training clinic, camping trip or a race) then you have the option to do so and it will be most appreciated but it’s not required – so don’t feel obliged.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

CORRECTION: Graphs are not actually that awesome in the bedroom – learn from my mistake lads.

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2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!

2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!
Rob Macdonald (Trails Officer), Ben Johns (President), and Michael Johns (Secretary)

We received the 2018 Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award for our efforts on the Parklands MTB Trails Project.

We were up against three other extremely good projects so our winning of this award was definitely a surprise. The panel had a difficult time sorting all the nominations down to four finalist and then a painstaking effort to pick a winner.

This award isn’t only for the club committee though. It’s also for:

  • all the volunteers who came along to the trail care days and helped,
  • the Trailworx crew,
  • all the people at QPWS SEQ Region –  especially Ranger Eugene Craddock and Pricipal Ranger Stephen Price
  • All the local businesses, clubs and schools who gave us letters of support
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council for proving a grant and for Trails Activation Officer Kurt Martin’s help
  • Queensland Government Department Housing and Public Works (Sport and Recreation) for providing a grant and for Kathy Rodgers help,
  • and to all our members for which the club exists

QORF, MTBA, QPWS and Rob MacDonald deserve special mention for their work on the 2014 Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy. This helped greatly with the project planning and grant applications.

Where to from here? We have a grant submission in to fund a number of maintenance activities within Parklands. These will bring the trails up to a standard a regionally significant MTB trail network deserves. If the funding is secured then work can begin mid-2019 with a view to have it completed by the end of 2020.

Other mountain bike related awards went to Peter Lister ( Encouraging Participation Award & Outdoor Event Award) and the MTBA (Outstanding Achievement Award). See MTBA’s post for more info.

Here’s the video introducing the four nominations for the Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award:

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