- The Greensboro Fat Tire Society
- 2012 Annual General Meeting Minutes
- The Loft @ Natty Greene’s
- 7:00 – 8:30 pm
- The meeting was called to order by GFTS President Jimmy “Wu” Hackenberg at 19:00. The GFTS Board Of Directors were then introduced. It was announced that Dale Holder would be resigning from the board. Over the years he has stayed active in club affairs like the bod, racing, and public relations, we look forward to the day he can once again return.
- Presidents Report: 2011 accomplishments talked about in detail with shout-outs to the Chairpersons… The Minions Group Ride, IMBA Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, Scout Pack #409 Skills Ride,
Club Camp Trip/ Wlkesboro, GFTS Fat Tire Patrol, National Trails Day, IMBA/ SORBA Integration.
It was explained why the IMBA/SORBA merger was healthy for the club going forward; Insurance, IMBA Database access, and the Trail Care Crew tops on the list.
- Vice President Report : Susan Thomas talked about goals for the 15th Annual Sizzler, one of which included obtaining a cash sponsor for the Pro Class. The Zone and some of the ongoing work was also pointed out.
- Race Discussions : Greensboro race teams made a call-out for new members and John Bovine talked about the GFTS Piedmont Youth Mountain Bike League PYMBL) in great detail.
- Treasurer Report : Mark Gatehouse reported on 2011 financials and how we stand for 2012. Also, informed us that the Bark Park (at CP) for the moment would remain in the same area, and we would explore our original plans of a pumptrack at Lake Higgins. Mark also explained some difficulties experienced with the new Kingfisher Trail. A brief outline was discussed on our IMBA Trail Crew Visit and what that visit would bring to the Triad.
- 2012 GFTS Committees : 8 Committees were announced in total.
- Youth Mountain Biking (Take A Kid Mountain Biking, PYMBL, The Minions Ride)
- Communications (newsletter)
- National Trails Day
- Camp Trips
- Socials (Cookouts, Group Rides)
- Land Manager and Memorandum of Understanding
not be reached. It was then determined by to get contact information for the committee breakout session,
for an email user group to hold subsequent brainstorming sessions. 15 minutes was added to the night to discuss
Trails. The importance of the Trail Care Crew visit was discussed in further detail. The goals of the TCC visit are to:
- Learn about the latest in sustainable trail design and how it can be incorporated into designing both new trail and upgrading our existing trails.
- Train current and new Trail Captains so we can have more people leading a wider variety of both maintenance, renovation, and new trail projects. This would potentially enable us to schedule more workdays over the course of the 7 months that are best for trail work.