SAMBA 2017 YEAR END SUMMARY

Howdy SAMBA, 2017 has come to a close and it was quite a busy year for SAMBA. We’d just like to take time to update everyone on our happenings, share our successes from last year and reveal some new projects in the works for 2018 and beyond. 2017 NEWS & UPDATES… 1) SAMBA’s Board of Directors saw some major changes last year. Long-time board members transitioned out and a new leadership team and Board members were elected. We were able to revise our by-laws to better fit the needs of the club as it continues to grow. Three new dedicated Board positions (Director of Events, Director of Communications and Director of Public Relations) were established as well as four new committees (PGC, Communications, Events and PR). Trail committees were formed at our areas of operation to help support trail liaisons. We can always use more help filling these roles as we evolve. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer. 2) Swatara State Park mountain bike trails are no longer under the care of SAMBA. The trails are now being maintained by the Friends of Memorial Lake & Swatara State Park group. SAMBA worked closely with DCNR to be able to continue to hold the Tuesday night rides in the park which will continue through March. SAMBA donated an entire cache of tools valued at more than $2000 to the Friends group in order for them to be able to properly maintain the trails. We also made a donation of a Dero Fixit station to the park which will hopefully be installed soon. 3) Parkway Trails are in great...

NOMINATIONS OPEN! for SAMBA Board and Committee positions

Howdy, We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for Board of Directors and Committee positions with SAMBA! If you have the passion, dedication and skills to help with these positions please be sure that you are nominated. Nominators  and nominees must both be members in good standing of the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association. Nominations close March 15. Below is a list of open positions followed basic SAMBA information, Requirements and expectations of the positions and more information. Yes, you can nominate yourself! Please  use the link at the bottom of this post to nominate for positions with SAMBA. Kindly be sure to note the Board position and /or committee and the nominee’s name and email address. Please be sure that the nominee has a confirmed interest before submitting any nominations. Open Board positions: Board Chair Board Vice-Chair Director of Public Relations Director of Communications Director of Events and Rides Open Committee positions : Public Relations Communications Events and Rides   SUSQUEHANNA AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION 1) NAME AND TERRITORY NAME: The name of the organization shall be the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA), a CHAPTER of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). TERRITORY: SAMBA shall operate within the general geographic territory of Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE: Upon acceptance of its application, SAMBA shall operate as an IMBA chartered CHAPTER and enjoy the benefits of IMBA’s IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status. SAMBA may decide to form a local corporation or operate as a unit of IMBA’s California Corporation.   2) MISSION AND PURPOSE MISSION: As a non-profit club the purpose of the Susquehanna Area Mountain...

WINTER PARTY/FUNDRAISER MARCH 5

SAMBA’s 2nd Annual Winter Party & Fundraiser March 5 We need passionate individuals to fill Board positions and staff several committees for 2017. If you want to help protect our trails and see new riding opportunities develop in Central Pa. PLEASE come out to find out more. Areas of opportunity include: Memberships, fundraising, web and social media, PR, rides and social events, trail work, advocacy education and much more! More info and updates on our Facebook page. See you there!...