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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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More Trails – Less Emails!

More Trails – Less Emails!
Adiós, Muchachos!

So in a few months the 2019 AGM will be held and as always on that day all committee positions are open for any member to have a crack at.

But this post is to let everyone know that Ben, Greg, Craig and myself are stepping down from the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary roles and will not nominate for any committee positions next year.

Also good for Xmas cards this year!

On a personal touchy-feely note this decision brings up confusing feelings of elation and sadness – like eating Neapolitan ice-cream blindfolded or finding a $20 note in your poop. Since Ben became President 4 years ago he has done an incredible job at rejuvenating the club and I’ve been supremely proud to stand beside him and the rest of the committee members on this journey.

So the big question is, which fresh new faces will take the helm? Will they keep the club on it’s current course, resurrect the past or steer it into uncharted and exciting new waters? You have until March so let the campaigns begin!

In the meantime we are here to help and we will get Xmas party and all the financials and administration sorted so the next committee can hit the ground running.

Now I better start shredding these incriminating…um… I mean, UNIMPORTANT documents!

Yours sincerely,

Michael “When can I drop the mic?” Johns
Club Secretary

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Trail Care Tips – Clearing drains in the rain

Trail Care Tips – Clearing drains in the rain
Lovin' the rains and clearin' the drains!

There is something special about doing some trail care in the rain. Just you, the trees, the gentle rain, a garden tool – it’s almost romantic.

Do some trail care in your own time and go into your favorite trail and clear out the drains. It’s easy work, does wonders for the trails and it’s something to do when it’s raining and you can’t ride.

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2018 Outdoors Queensland Award Finalist

2018 Outdoors Queensland Award Finalist

Hey folks!

Trophy is a tooth from a giant glass chain-ring

The work we all did on the Parklands MTB Trails Project last year has been recognised in the 2018 Outdoor Queensland Awards.

The Outdoors Queensland Awards (formerly known as the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards) recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community. The Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants, clients and communities.

The winners are announced in Brisbane on the 26/10/2018 and we are up against some very stiff and well deserving competition in our category.

Once again another big thanks to all our volunteers and Ranger Eugene from QPWS who helped build the new trails and skills park and the Sunshine Coast Council and Department of Sport and Recreation for the grants to make it all happen.

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POSTPONED – Sugar Bag Road Flow Trail Official opening

POSTPONED – Sugar Bag Road Flow Trail Official opening
New date announced for the open day

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

When: TBA
Where: The main event will be at the Sugar Bag Road Trails car park, between Alexander Street and Lawman Street. (see map below).

Join Mayor Mark Jamieson and Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer to officially open this exciting new facility and celebrate the thriving Sunshine Coast mountain bike community.
• Bike demo’s from major bike companies
• Local food vendors
• Numerous trails to ride.

We’ll have the club marquee set up on the day so feel free to drop in for yarn and a lemon squash.

There will be very limited disability and VIP parking at the top. Official parking is front of Caloundra high school with a brief ride up to the event area.

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