Location: Memorial Community Recreation Centre – 123 23rd St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3E2

We heard you loud and clear so this year we are starting our AGM earlier and in a bigger location! Registration for members to vote begins at 6:30pm and closes at 7pm when the meeting will begin. Please try to come and register early so that we can get started with the meeting on time.

Also of note is that the membership will be voting on a Special Resolution. Please review the Special resolution prior to the meeting and send any questions you have to info@nsmba.ca or bring them with you to the meeting. This Special Resolution is pertaining to the NSMBA moving from the previous BC Societies Act Bylaws to their updated Bylaws.

Special Resolution can be viewed HERE! More details and documents to review can be found below.

Our Notice of our 2017 Annual General Meeting can be viewed here and was sent to all paid 2017 members on Monday October 23 2017.

What is an Annual General Meeting?

An annual general meeting is where an association formally reports to it’s membership regarding the business conducted during the year, votes on a board of directors and the passing of any pending resolutions.

 

What happens at the NSMBA Annual General Meeting?

The NSMBA will be presenting to the membership our accomplishments during the past year and our vision for 2018.  There will also be a vote to determine the 2018 board of directors.

The following will be presented:

  • Volunteer and Membership report
  • Financial report
  • Programs Report
  • Events report
  • Marketing report

The membership will be voting for new directors in 2018 so applicants will be giving a short 3 minute speech before voting commences. Please see below for how to apply to become a director and review the current candidates.

Any pending resolutions will be presented during the meeting after which point, the members will be asked to vote on whether it should be passed.

The meeting is open to the public but only current members will be eligible to vote on the board of directors and the passing of any pending resolutions.

Documents to Review in Preparation for the Annual General Meeting

2017 Agenda

NSMBA 101

2016 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2016 Annual General Report

Special Resolution to adopt new BC Societies Bylaws

As part of the Special Resolution you can review our previous by-laws as well as the new BC Societies Act’s Impact on our pre-existing by-laws.

2015 NSMBA By-laws

1996 NSMBA By-laws

New Societies Act – Impact on Pre-existing Societies

BC Societies Act Transition Guide

FAQ: New Societies Act Transition

Comparison of 1996 to 2015 Societies Act

The preparation of this transition has been a lot of work and we would like to thank Vince Beasse for all his support in keeping the organization on track to make this transition happen.

 

2018 Board of Directors Election

There will be 8 positions to be filled on the Board of Directors in 2018 (3 vacant positions and 5 where the directors are seeking re-election). Applicants do not apply for a specific position, ex. Director of Marketing, but will be assigned to a position by the Board upon being elected. The position they are assigned will be based on their stated experience and skill sets.

Director application submissions are now closed. Please see below to review all the 2018 Director applicants in preparation for the vote on November 20th.

Since we had fewer candidates than posted, the election will be by acclamation. During the AGM we will then proceed to have a show of hands to make the acclamation official.

 

2018 Director Applicants

Jenny Beazley

Current Occupation

Global Director, Customer Success

 

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2018.

Originally from the UK, I relocated to BC over 7 years ago, specifically for the world-class mountain biking. As well as being a local North Shore resident and an avid biker, I participate in trail running, hiking, and consider myself environmentally responsible. This background helps me keep a balanced perspective when working with various stakeholder groups to further the objectives of the NSMBA.

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I have volunteered with the NSMBA for 3 years: 2 as Director of Advocacy / Grants and as President of the Board of Directors throughout 2017. During this time, I’ve introduced a survey program to ensure we understand our members and accurately represent their needs, investigating common reasons why individuals choose not to become members so that we can address strategic gaps (such as introducing family membership). I’ve developed relationships with land managers, local communities and other stakeholders. And in 2017 I led strategic change within the organization to ensure we’re positioned to scale as our membership continues to grow and more trails on the North Shore become sanctioned.

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

I have more than 20 years experience in publicly listed technology corporations, with the last decade in operations and leadership roles at organizations ranging from startups to industry giants with over 160,000 employees. This has provided me with skills in project/program and event management, strategy and operations, human resources, budgeting, information technology, governance, mergers and acquisitions, advocacy, marketing and social media. This background has helped the Board and I transition the NSMBA from a grassroots to a more structured organization that can support and represent its growing membership base.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

To continue to build the legacy of an organization that can operate consistently in the long-term, despite a revolving stream of volunteers. It involves clear definitions of roles and responsibilities, documented policies, formal hand-off processes, etc. Another goal is to continue outreach to independent builders so that we can partner in presenting a united front to land managers and other stakeholders, fostering an inclusive community.

Penny Deck

Current Occupation

Lecturer, Trail Builder, MTB Coach

 

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2018.

Passionate about mountain biking, trail building, and our incredible community. Driven to excel and pursue improvements. Organized, versatile, dependable.

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Lecturer at SFU, volunteer & paid trail builder with NSMBA, Trail Academy Instructor NSMBA, Past NSMBA Director (Secretary)

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Experience teaching & coaching, including course & program development. Four years of building & maintaining sustainable multi‐use trails & leading trail days. Experience writing grants, coordinating volunteers, managing social media accounts, creating websites, and more.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

To support, maintain, & grow our trail network, promote environmental responsibility & train others in sustainable trail care practices, and enhance relationships within our community.

Todd Fiander

Current Occupation?

Trail Builder

 

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2018.

Designed and built the first mountain bike trails in a BC Park – back in the day when Cypress Mountain had their chair lift accessible mountain bike park. Has built over 30 different trails on the North Shore. Todd enjoys seeing your smiling faces and would look forward to holding a position on the Board to continue the legacy of mountain biking on the North Shore.

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Over 30 years of volunteer experience in building trails on the North Shore. I have been a paid builder with the NSMBA since 2011.

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

I love building trails but my interests and talents have also lied in owning a Film making company, building custom homes and owning my own concrete business. Trail building is my passion though!

I was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of fame in 2015 for my trail building.

My many years of supporting and working with the North Shore Mountain Bike Association will ensure that the essence of Trails for all, Trail forever will not be forgotten.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

To boldly go where no other trail association has gone before! Trails. The final frontier. Our mission is a 2 year voyage to explore new trails and support those trails who have come before. Love live trails!

I would like to continue on with the NSMBA and support the great work that they are doing.

Ian Foster

Current Occupation

Scientific Inside Sales Representative at STEMCELL Technologies

 

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2018.

Mountain biking has always been a large part of my life. Now that I have graduated from university and started working full-time in Vancouver, I am looking to continue to give back to our community. I have a diverse variety of work experience that would be beneficial as a director. I believe in the NSMBA. I believe in mountain biking. I intend to support the NSMBA’s vision.

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Growing up, I worked in a north shore bike shop for several years and came out to trail days. Last year I assisted the NSMBA and ran the social media accounts for several weeks. Currently I am employed in sales at a local biotech company. I have experience founding/managing clubs and student development programs at SFU, which I believe would be an asset as a director. I also completed several internships during my undergrad in which I learned marketing, social media management, project management and public engagement skills. I bike to work daily and act as the Hub Bike to Work Week manager for my office.

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

10 years of riding the North Shore mountains

Marketing, social media management and sponsorship experience

Experience managing long-term projects

Experience leading teams and committees

Young, self-motivated and passionate about the outdoors and biking!

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

The NSMBA has grown rapidly into the great organization it is today and I think we all want it to continue down the current path. The wide variety of work that the NSMBA does with such a small and passionate volunteer team is truly impressive. Not only are we building new trails, but also teaching others to do the same and inspiring future generations. As the NSMBA has been growing quickly, I think it is important to ensure that this is at a sustainable rate, so that future activities are not hindered by a lack of resources. With so many potential programs to fund, it is important that the options with the strongest impact are chosen.

Jaclyn Jeffrey

Current Occupation

Director of Operations

 

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2018.

I ride bikes…a lot, am self-motivated and organised

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I help run a Strata Management office and oversee a team of coordinators. I’ve managed volunteer boards for 10 years.

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

My job is to run volunteer boards effectively and get shit done. I’m pretty good at both.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

More people on bikes!

Jonathan Skelcher

Current Occupation

Self Employed

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Results & action oriented; good at making and implementing a plan; good with budgets; have participated in many brainstorming sessions, great networking skills

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

30+ years as a coach and fitness trainer

Have owned and operated several businesses

Owned a Fitness Centre for 17+ years

10 year volunteer with The Daily Bread Food Bank

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Board Member of Uptown Yonge BIA (400 BIA members): Organized projects, budgets and timelines. Worked with City BIA Managers on projects.

Board Member and Chair of Uptown Development Advisory Committee

Member of City of Toronto Midtown Advisory Council: Attended all city, development and developer meetings and advised all business and committee members of outcomes.

Owned and operated large, national MTB and Road race team, Team McBride/Fitfix, from 2001-2005. Trained all 25-30 members. Organized race schedule and transportation. Ran out of province training camps for team members.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

To create more trails for entry level riders at all levels of the mountain.

 

Josh Robinson

Current Occupation

Project Manager

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

I love the outdoors, my community, am a regular mountain biker and want to give back. My skillset is in project management, leading teams, conflict resolution, and problem solving.

 

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Currently I work as a project manager, but my training is in mechanical engineering. Prior to my mechanical engineering career I was a helicopter mechanic working in remote sites all over Canada. My volunteer experience currently includes handyman work at our daycare. I have been seeking the right opportunity and have applied for a position that lines up my my values and interests- those being my community and our trails.

 

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for for the 2018 Board of Directors.

My work experience brings me into contact with a broad range of people from operations staff to top level executives. With these groups I have established myself as a problem solver, solving complex issues with a logical thoughtful approach.
I think this coupled with my riding experiences gained riding across BC, Alberta, Yukon and the US would translate well to the NSMBA where members, community stakeholders, peers on the board and the public interact over the business of NSMBA bringing diverse opinion, energy and occasional conflict.

 

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2018?

Preserve the old trails while creating balance for riders of all levels

The Director Form closed on Monday, November 6th at midnight EST. All applications have been reviewed, formatted and displayed above for the membership to review in preparation for their vote on November 20th.