We just wanted to let you know that the changeover is going well and looks like all positions are going to be filled. The agenda and location is still to be confirmed but we’ll let you know more details ASAP.
People interested volunteering for official duties please contact Emma on [email protected] before the 24th March.
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
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.
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.
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!
Michael “When can I drop the mic?” Johns Club Secretary
The full 2018 annual report will be coming out soon but we wanted to quickly introduce you to your new committee for 2018.
President – Ben “OK but this is the LAST year” Johns is happy to stay in the position for 1 more year so he can flash his recent MTBA trophy around a bit more.
Vice President – Welcome to Greg “Sure! Why not! I love clamps” Smith who has volunteered for the VP position. He will be in charge of all vices.
Secretary – Michael “I’m just here for the pizza” Johns will stay in the role but is planning a career change so may have to move away from role.
Treasurer – Craig “Why did I buy a bloody fatbike” Pearson is happy to stay on in the role.
Women’s Advocacy Officer – Susie <High pitch squeal> Hume is happy to stay on in the role.
Trails Officer – Rob “I haven’t slept in 4 years” Macdonald will stay in the role.
We’ve removed the roles of Social Coordinator and Away Ride Coordinator and instead created a Social team that people can join and offer their help for any events and submit ideas for events and away rides.
We have also created a trail care team and a race planning team for people to join and help in the creation and organisation of trails and races.
Thanks to people who volunteered for the committee and the people who came to the AGM. Also a big thanks to Greg Bright and Cortney and Martijn for their help last year in the Social Coordinator and Away Rides Coordinator roles.