General News

AMBC AGM and Presentation Night: Monday 26 Nov 2012.


This is to announce the AMBC Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday 26 November 2012.

Venue: Hackney Hotel (meals and drinks will be available)
Time: 6pm sharp

There are some formalities before we get into the annoucement of the winners of the Giant Adelaide 2012 XCO Series points table, and presentations of the trophies for the State XCO MTB Championships. Please RSVP to Louise so that we have an idea of numbers.

The AGM is a fundamental part of the Club year.  At the AGM all Committee positions are declared vacant and up for election.

Although I have had a great time this year (and in previous years being part of the committee), it is time to hand the control of our club to someone else.  I am not standing for President or any other committee position.

The committee has the following positions (although some may do dual roles):

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Race Director
Juniors Officer
Sponsorship Officer
Timing Official
Trails Officer

At this stage, four people have indicated that they will stand for committee positions as follows:

Malcolm Robertson: Trails Officer
David Knight: Juniors Officer
Louise George: Secretary
Scott Keneally: Treasurer

As you can see, without more people coming forward for 2013, there is a large hole in the capacity of the Club to run our events and races. Not all of the above are active in running events. It is absolutely critical for the continuation of the Club’s activities that there is a strong team to run the events and ensure that the day-to-day things are done.

As I have constantly pointed out, the Club relies on the support of volunteers to get races happening. The committee spends a lot of their personal time in advance of races and importantly on the day ensuring that the events are properly run, safe and fun.

Without a full complement of committee members to run the races, AMBC events will not happen at the same level as they have in the past.  One possible change might be fewer races during the year or the Club may have to consider paying an event management organisation to run them which would add significantly to the cost of entry.

However, that is up to the 2013 Committee and the Club as a whole to decide.

As members of AMBC, you need to think carefully about your races and whether you (or someone you know) can put in the time and effort to keep the events going.

26 November 2012 is the time to step forward and nominate for one of the committee positions. If you need any details about the positions, or need to know more – you can email me at president@

Julia Massey
Adelaide MTB Club


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