This month has been dedicated to Spring trail work, planning for the MORE Summer Festival, the 25th Anniversary Gala and IMBA Chapter Discussions.
Spring Trail Work
Thank you all for getting our trails spruced up for the upcoming riding season. Jonathan Kidwell, our Trail Boss, has been doing an awesome job of posting workdays to the MORE calendar and our friends around the region have been posting on Meetup, Facebook and other social media sites as well. Keep up the great work and do enjoy your trails!
The Summer Festival is June 10 at Seneca Creek State Park in MD. The organizing committee is planning all kinds of activities for all members of the family, including rides, disc golf, boating, hiking and just plain playing at the giant playground. We do need volunteers to lead rides and help plan some of the activities. Please contact Carlos Alfaro and let him know if you are able to help out. Remember, this is a pot-luck event, so bring your best shareable dish.
25th Anniversary Gala
Tickets for MORE’s 25th anniversary fundraising gala will go on sale June 1 on the MORE website. Tickets for the event are limited (100) and are $75 each. The fund raising Gala event will help us celebrate the past, relish the present, and look into the future of MORE. Additional donations may be made on the MORE website. As always, if you prefer, you can send us a check (payable to MORE) to the PO Box, or make your donation at the event.
We plan to have beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres while we reminisce about MORE’s accomplishments and see video presentation of member submitted pictures.
Please send us your pictures or videos so that we can include them in the presentation. Plan to come to Remember the Past, Embrace the Present and Imagine the Future.
The MORE Board of Directors is working on a timeline for obtaining member feedback on IMBA’s Chapter 3.0 model. We will likely set-up a survey in late fall to gather member feedback.
MORE is currently in a good place as we currently have a grant to cover the difference between the Executive Directors salary and revenue shortfall from the 60/40 revenue split. Basically the 60% IMBA collects from memberships goes to fund MORE’s Executive Directors salary. This formula will change effective June 1st when IMBA will share membership revenue 50/50 with chapters.
Again, MORE is covered and this gives us time to decide what our future with IMBA will be.
I hope you were able to ride your bike or dig in the dirt. As always, if you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact any member of the MORE Board of Directors.