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2016 Annual General Meeting Summary

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2016 Annual General Meeting Summary
Bushrangers Meeting

The club’s annual general meeting was quite the success attracting 21 people including Kurt from the Sunshine Coast Council and Rob from the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance. Club updates and discussion were informative with everyone contributing and ensuring that the continuation and expansion of the club remains top priority.

This year the club will continue to focus on maintaining a variety of rides and events. Additionally we will aim to establish a new draft vision and charter to better position ourselves for future initiatives.

We will build on our relationships with the Sunshine Coast Council, South East Queensland Water, the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance, National Parks and Wildlife Services, and Queensland Sports and Recreation.

Also we will continue to work with neighbouring clubs, Caloundra Off-Road Cycling Association, Sunshine Coast Touring Cycle Club, and the Noosa Trailblazers, and those clubs further abroad such as Gympie Bike Riders, Fraser Coast MTB, and Mountain Biking Bundaberg. On this note I like to remind members that they should always be considerate towards other clubs, especially on social media.

The AGM minutes can be found >here<.

Rides will now be coordinated by John Searston and lead by set ride leaders.  Current ride leaders:

First NameLast NameNotes
SusieHumeGoGirl Rides
SonjaWilsonGoGirl Rides
MikeMcFarlaneEwan Maddock Dam Only
ChadPowerEwan Maddock Dam Only

We continue to encourage members to volunteer help lead rides. Also not forgetting long time member Neil Innis and his fantastic ride organisation and leading around South East QLD.

The incoming committee, introducing Greg Bright as social co-ordinator and Michael Johns as secretary,  is as follows:

PositionFirst NameLastnameEmailPhone
PresidentBenJohns[email protected]0414250990
SecretaryMichaelJohns[email protected]0409595773
TreasurerCraigPearson[email protected]0422076776
Ride Co-OridinatorJohnSearston [email protected]0419795586
Social Co-OrdinatorGregBright[email protected]
Women's Advocacy OfficerSusieHume[email protected]0421847305

On behalf of the club I would like to thank both Julie and Sonja for their generous contributions throughout 2015 in their roles of secretary and social co-ordinator respectively.

See you on the trails.


Committee Nominations

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Committee Nominations

Nominations are now open and being sought for the 2016/2017 Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast Inc committee positions:

  • President (vacant)
  • Secretary (vacant)
  • Treasurer (Craig Pearson)
  • Vice President (John Searston)
  • Social (vacant)
  • Trails Advocate (Terry Morgan)
  • Women’s Advocate (Susie Hume)

Positions that are filled and not contested will not require a vote. Vacant positions must be filled.

Financial members of the club are entitled to vote for those individuals they want to hold office until the next annual general meeting (AGM). Voting will be conducted in person at the AGM meeting – 2pm, 6th March 2016 at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens – Arts and Ecology Centre.

If you are interested in nominating yourself for a position and wish to know more please email [email protected] .


2016 Bushranger’s AGM – Sunday March 6th, 2pm

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2016 Bushranger’s AGM – Sunday March 6th, 2pm

Lock this date in your calendar folks!

The Bushrangers AGM for 2016 is being held in the conference room of the Arts and Ecology Centre located within the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens at Tanawha.

The meeting will kick off at 2pm, tea/coffee and nibbles will be provided.

Any items members would like to be added to the agenda please let any of our committee members know so they can pass them on. Or send them through to [email protected] with title “AGM agenda item/s” or similar. Please send through by February 27th at the latest.

Further info on Maroochy Botanic Gardens


Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

As we reflect upon the past year, we would like to thank those who have helped us shape our club. Thanks for a great year and your continued support, we wish you all the best as you embark on 2016.