West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the West Australian mountain bike community.

A volunteer organisation, WAMBA works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia.

And also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

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Looking for a challenge and have a passion for mountain biking?

Do you have an interest in and skills/ experience relevant to?

  • Communication/ Social Media

  • Club Engagement

  • High Performance

  • Participation - female, youth, general

  • Trails Development

  • Racing

Be part of the team who is helping to guide the strategic direction of WA mountain biking  

 

The 2017 WAMBA Annual General Meeting will be held @ 3pm this Sunday (16th July) at the Calamunnda Camel Farm, 361 Paulls Valley Road, Kalamunda. The meeting will be held in the room underneath the Camel Farm Café.

All are welcome to attend. Have a blast around the awesome Kalamunda Trails and join us afterwards.

If you wish to attend the meeting via Skype, please notify the Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 12pm Sunday. It will NOT be a video call – sound only.

Agenda

The agenda will be:

  1. Welcome
  2. Attendance & apologies
  3. Minutes of previous AGM
  4. President’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report
  6. Special motion – vote on new WAMBA consitution
  7. Election of positions
  8. General business
  9. Close of meeting

Last year’s AGM minutes are available here - http://www.wamba.org.au/docs/WAMBA_AGM_Minutes_2016.pdf

Apologies

The following apologies have been received:

  • Bryan Stevenson
  • Vilma Fitzgerald

Nominations for 2017/ 2018 WAMBA Committee

As per WAMBA’s Constitution, all current committee members cease to be committee members at the AGM and are eligible for re-election.

A massive thank you to the exiting Committee members for all their hard work and contribution towards the current state of WA mountain biking! In particular, Cathy Young and Bret Watson who were sadly unable to continue their volunteering efforts on the general committee.

The following nominations have been received for official volunteer positions:

  • President – Alex Wade
  • Vice President – Jodie Stembridge
  • Secretary – Vilma Fitzgerald
  • Treasurer – Bryan Stevenson

General Committee nominations received so far:

  • Margaret McIlroy
  • Ben Pruden

Position Descriptions

Position descriptions for the official roles of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer can be found here:

If you’re not interested in one of the above official positions, then nominate to be part of the general committee if you still have an interest in and skills/ experience relevant to:

  • Communication/ Social Media
  • Club Engagement
  • High Performance
  • Female, youth or general participation
  • Trails (projects, maps, building)
  • Racing (events, national rounds, calendar)

Please send your nomination via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your nomination by 12pm Sunday 16th July. Outline why you are suitable to the role and any relevant experience/ skills.

Thank you to all those who have already put their names forward for consideration. If you’re attending tomorrow’s AGM, you can still nominate for a position when the Election of Positions occurs during the meeting.

If you can’t make it to the AGM, but still want to contribute to WA mountain biking by being part of the WAMBA general committee, email your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time.

If you have any questions about the positions or process, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jodie on 0422 901 175.

 Proxy Voting

Proxy forms are only required for committee and affiliated club members who are unable to attend the AGM and wish to vote. At this stage it looks like no voting will be required, as there is only one nomination for each position.

However, as people can still nominate for positions during the meeting, the proxy vote may still be a consideration (the person being nominated at the meeting isn’t entitled to receive any proxy votes).

If you wish to submit a proxy vote, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a form.

Background of WAMBA

The West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the West Australian mountain bike community. The Association works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia. It also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

WAMBA provides a critical interface between riders/ trail users and government, informing state government decision making, and helping the dedicated mountain biking resources in WestCycle to implement the State Mountain Bike Strategy - in the best interests of all mountain bike riders. 

WAMBA also helps clubs throughout Western Australia deliver trails for their local community and supports both the state and national mountain bike rounds. 

WAMBA is supported by key partnerships with WestCycle, Department of Sport and Recreation, Department of Parks and Wildlife and Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA).

Focus for 2017/ 2018

  • Communication, Consultation, Coordination

The focus of the WAMBA Committee for the coming year will be on both the strategic and operational – helping to guide the strategic direction of WA mountain biking, as well as providing operational support to the WestCycle mountain bike team where necessary.

It will require the Committee to effectively set objectives, manage its resources and influence stakeholders.

WAMBA’s priorities for 2017/ 18 are:

  • Relationships with clubs & groups
  • Agreements with main stakeholders
  • Trail development projects
  • Sport development (including junior development, high performance, state level events and national rounds in WA)
  • Review of WAMBA Strategic Plan
  • Review of Department of Water’s Policy 13

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month (occasionally subject to change), from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The first meeting of the new committee will be held on Tuesday 25th July.

The majority of the meetings are held at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. Occasionally meetings are also held at WestCycle, 105 Cambridge Street, West Leederville.

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