On Wednesday, Jan 14th NOMAMBO met for the first club meeting of 2015. In attendance: Eric, Dudley, Ricky, Adam, Jon, Cody, Bryan, Tim, Brent, Mike T., and Donna.

Eric started off the meeting with discussion of applying for membership to IMBA as a Charter Club. What does that entail? There are several benefits of being a Charter Club member of IMBA. First of all, being a member gives the club access to IMBA’s knowledge of trail building, contacts, use of their non-profit status, grants and support. There is a one- time application fee of $500 to join, they also require 60% of the membership fees. Members present voted unanimously to apply for Charter membership.

Tim then discussed the St. Francisville area is looking to join or form a club. They are going to be working on the existing Beast trail and possibly starting from scratch on creating an additional mtb trail.

Bogue Chitto is still in the works as well. Eric and Tim and others have been in discussions with the park rangers regarding expanding the current trail system there. Still working out design plans, etc., checking to see about grants that may be available to apply for if IMBA Charter club is granted; more to come as this develops.

March 1st is the opening race for the LMBCS and NOMAMBO is hosting. T-shirts are being ordered, trophies are under development as well. The timing has been booked, jambalaya has been ordered, number plates are ordered. Still looking for volunteers to work registration that morning before the race, and general assistance as needed. If you would like to volunteer or know of anyone that can help out please contact us.

Mark your calendars for February 8th CENTURY RIDE! No registration fees, no officials, just a self-enforced mark your laps as you go ride. Watch for the event to be posted with more details!

Time Trials will resume again this year with a change. Instead of meeting up early on Sunday mornings, we are moving them to Saturday afternoons. We will post up in advance date and times.

This Sunday, January 18th we will have a scheduled work day for trail maintenance. Several things will be addressed with the main focus being the entrance bridge into the trail. Please bring shovels, rakes, wheel barrows if you are attending.

Finally the meeting closed out with officer elections. Here are the results:
President – Eric Heyl
Vice President – Ryan Lawson
Treasurer – Tony Palmisano
Secretary – Adam Rouillier
Trail Boss – Bryan Miller

Tim has stepped down as Race Director due to USAC conflicts. No designated Race Director will replace the position will rotate with the racing events.

This is my last set of meeting notes as I’ve stepped down and am turning this over to Adam. Best wishes to all.

See you on the trails!