Join SIMBS for our annual AGM, January 22, 2014 7pm to 9pm at the Victoria Events Centre. Vote for the 2014 board, enjoy refreshments and catch up with your mountain biking buds!
In 2014, SIMBS will be making some important changes, including the structure of our board meetings. We are also looking for new members to join the board of directors and possible new board positions.
WHAT DO ACTIVE SIMBS MEMBERS DO?
Some of the duties are performed by board members, others are performed by volunteer committees.
As our fearless leader, the President calls and leads monthly meetings, acts as the spokesperson for SIMBS and ensures accountability throughout the board. The President also writes Rubber Side Down, organizes partnerships, along with the Vice President, in accordance with our goals and policies, among many other important things.
Vice President (BOARD)
The Vice President supports the president and stands in when the President is not available. This person also assists the Secretary with project management.
This role takes care of our finances. The Treasurer presents monthly financial reports, collects membership dues or subscriptions and monitors the organization’s bank account.
The Secretary keeps us on track through project management and monthly meeting follow-up notices. They also take minutes at meetings and maintain a register of our members.
The Advocacy Manager helps us keep on top of trail and partnership opportunities, in accordance with SIMBS goals and policies. Advocacy volunteers ensure that due diligence is performed on all advocacy related tasks and works on improving our community presence.
Trails and Environment
One of the main projects this role includes in is the design and implementation leadership of trail plans. Trails and environment volunteers pursue environmental and trail stewardship opportunities with knowledge of policy and works with members of our community to build safe, amazing trail systems.
Along with the annual general meeting and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, the Events Manager and volunteers organize events at their discretion in accordance with SIMBS goals and policies.
As our public voice, the communications manager shares SIMBS updates and visions through traditional and digital media, including social media, our website and Mud News.
Our Mud News team coordinates with writers, photographers and advertisers to get content in our bi-monthly newsletter. They also edit the content, do the layout and some graphic design, and distribute Mud News.
This individual is responsible to both coordinate and liaise with the community to ensure that SIMBS continues to have great community rides at selected riding locations for all levels. This includes the introductory and youth rides, and can also include coordinating with other local group rides.
The membership manager maintains our membership list, attends special events for membership sign-up and kindly reminds those whose memberships have expired to renew.
We are also considering a few new positions on our board for 2014: Outreach Coordinator, Race Manager and Giving Coordinator.
All SIMBS board members are volunteers and regularly pitch in when needed for events such as Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
SIMBS board members attend monthly board meetings and are encouraged to participate in group activities such as special events and SIMBS group rides. We have regular fun “bonding” events and an annual getaway to Cumberland!
If you’re considering joining the SIMBS board, have questions or want to know more about particular positions email email@example.com or drop by one of our monthly board meetings.
See you at the AGM!
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