TBTA Board Member Meeting Minutes

09/14/17 Thunder Bay Trails Association Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Tom Dowd, Jeff Blumenthal, Tim Rumbles, Spencer Mendel, Stan Mischley, Bob Niedzwiecki, Dennis Vesotski, Hal Butler, Jennifer Buitler, Marshal Olger, Randy Fairbanks

  1. Meeting Start 6:10 PM
  2. Treasure report- Total balance of $3,075.36 (accepted by dennis/jeff)
  3. Jeff to write grant proposal for new grooming equipment (accepted by jeff/spencer)

    1. Tom made motion to maintain $3,000 in account – board approved
    2. Depending outcome of grant proposal – TBTA will determine at that time pitching in remainder of funds required for grooming equipment purchase
  4. Membership – Tim Rumbles – approx. 4 new memberships
  5. Website:
    1. Need to ad “Go Pro” video of Chippewa Hills MTB Race
    2. On-line web form for membership
  6. Special Events:
    1. Chip Race – Scott (not present)
    2. Discussed TBTA Float at thanksgiving parade – Spencer volunteered to talk to Jean M about steps to get a spot in the parade
  7. Advocacy:
    1. Winterfest/Fat Tire Race – Tom to talk to Keli Werda (NLA) about plan
  8. Tom made motion to create a new subcommittee for “Communications & Promotion” – group agreed good idea – need to find someone
  9. Tom went over existing DEQ permit for Norway Ridge –
    1. Motion made to improve (4) sections of Norway that are in need of work and fall under the DEQ permit (Spencer/Tim)
    2. Tom will let Blake know TBTA approved and would like to move forward with repairs at Norway under the DEA permit.
  10. Youth Ski program is a go for the upcoming season
  11. Other Notes:
    1. Hal and Jennifer need articles for the newsletter by no later than November
    2. Tom to put up notice for Norway trail work this Sunday afternoon (09/17/17)
    3. Need to measure board on long boardwalk at Norway that keeps popping up. Randy may have the material needed to repair this.
    4. Need to pick a date in October for Aplex Trail Work (Sunday afternoon)
    5. Topics Chip Race for 2018:
      1. Possible Triple Crown series in conjunction with The Highlander and Bear Claw Epic
      2. Earlier start time
  • Possible discount for return rider bringing a new rider with them
  1. Marshal has a marketing person that may be able to assist with promotion
  1. Meeting Adjournment 7:45 PM