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We have a new Away Ride Co-ordinator – Martijn (Marty) Mooij

We have a new Away Ride Co-ordinator – Martijn (Marty) Mooij
Welcome Marty!

Not confirmed yet but we think this is Marty searching for the best riding trails.

Marty has volunteered to organise the club’s away rides and camping trips (with the occasional assistance of his lovely partner Courtney). Marty and Courtney came to our last committee meeting for a meet and greet and we believe that with their talents and their enthusiasm they are going to be an awesome fit with the club.

Ben has whipped up the email address [email protected] so if you have any ideas or requests for away rides or camping trips then let Marty know.

On behalf of the club thanks for volunteering Marty, the club has always loved it’s camping trips so it will be good to get some more back onto the calendar.

 

Michael Johns
Club Secretary 

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New Committee Position Available

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New Committee Position Available
Join the Committee! You might get a sticker? - APPLY NOW!

Have you ever finished a hard day at work and said to yourself “If only I could spend these precious few hours left in the day to do MORE WORK FOR FREE”? If you said YES!… then you are a bit weird, but that’s cool because you could be a great fit with the Bushranger MTB Club Committee! So read the following and if you can help then contact Ben at [email protected]!

Position Title:

Executive Director – Department of Non-Local Trail Usage (aka. Away Rides/Camping Trip Organiser)

What you will need to do:

  • Decide where the club could go by listening to requests from members or the MTB grapevine (note that is a metaphor – there is no actual grapevine).
  • Work out if it’s a day trip or a camping event and create the itinerary with meeting points and camping locations.
  • Let the Secretary know the details to publish online.
  • Ride and have fun and be there to answer any questions and help things run smoothly.

What you don’t have to do:

  • Calendar updates
  • Website posts
  • Social media updates
  • Massage the President’s feet

What’s in it for you:

  • Glory!
  • Maybe some pizza at the committee meetings
  • a STICKER!!
  • Maybe an awkward shoulder rub?

Serious note:

The club is booming! The club’s membership is growing astronomically and things are happening at a dizzying speed with current projects underway and more projects on the horizon.  There are a lot of balls in the air and we just need to pass a couple of them to others. In particular we know the Away Rides and Camping trips have always been a club favorite and we don’t want them to get lost under other things. Also remember that we have a great committee which will be there to help if you need it.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Here is your Bushrangers Committee for 2017!

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Here is your Bushrangers Committee for 2017!
The 2017 Bushrangers Committee

Well the AGM has been done, the minutes have been…um, minuted?? and the committee members have been voted (or shanghai’d) into their respective positions. See below for who you should contact.

President – Ben “Fatbikes are dumb!” Johns
[email protected]
Contact Ben for things like the Parklands upgrade project, legal stuff, complaints, sponsorship queries, race information.

Treasurer – Craig “Why don’t I have a cool action pic” Pearson
[email protected]
Contact Craig for the invoice payments and other money stuff or an exciting chat about GST or something.

Secretary – Michael “Fatbikes are great!” Johns
[email protected]
I’m pretty much the eye-candy but you can contact me for social media stuff, jerseys, beginner “Rookie” rides, training or if you can’t reach anyone else.

Women’s Advocacy Officer – Susie <high pitch squeal> Hume
[email protected] 
Contact Susie for all the Go-girl events and if you are female and want to get into MTB riding.

Greg “Why do we need these weird middle names?” Bright
[email protected]
Contact Greg for things like camping trips, BBQs and club dinners.

Rob “How did I get this job?!” Macdonald
[email protected]
Contact Rob for anything to do with trails – so any big fallen trees or bad trail damage you find or any trail care events the club holds.

Please remember that we are all volunteers with full-time jobs, families and we need to ride too so that makes time a precious commodity. So please don’t get too cranky if we don’t get back to you instantly.

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2017 Bushrangers MTB Club AGM Summary

2017 Bushrangers MTB Club AGM Summary
Bush Rangers MTB Club 2017 AGM

We really need better models

The Maroochy Botanical Gardens was beautiful as always and it’s always a great place to have meetings. The rain held off but the humidity still came to the party but despite the mugginess the meeting was well attended and went pretty well (considering the dodgy secretary didn’t know what he had to do). Ben, Susie and Craig let us all know what was happening with the club, GoGirls and the money and there were some good ideas introduced by the members that are going to be researched then instigated ASAP.

We’ve filled the 10 positions for the upcoming coaching clinic so we can have some more MTBA qualified coaches in our ranks. I’ll also look into getting group rates for first aid certificates so I’ll let everyone know about that (just in case Carol crashes again).

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