The Board

Come January 2014 many of the RIMBA board members will have served their 2 year terms. Some will be staying on but others will hope to be replaced by folks equally (or more) dedicated to the cause of promoting RIMBA goals and objectives, in short: advocacy, outreach, more and diverse trails, better signage, maps, continuing to improve the website so it is a Go-To source, hosting scheduled rides, parties, and trail work days.

If you are interested in learning more about the board, or are considering a position yourself, please review the By-laws below and chat with anyone of us. We’d love to hear from you!

The website is: Click The Board tab for a list of current officers and email addresses.

*Pictured above is not the board but some of the riders from the Halloween “Lunch Vacation Mountain Bike Ride,” aka LVR, which meets Thursdays at 12:30 @ Underdog Bikes.

Article IV


Sec. 1 DUTIES: The CHAPTER Board will develop, and oversee the implementation of CHAPTER policies and program goals. Board responsibilities shall include:

A. Formation and adoption of an annual advocacy platform

B. Approval of trails stewardship projects

C. Planning and execution of events

D. Approval of new supporting members

E. Recruitment and election of board members

F. Approval of the annual budget and financial reporting

G. Approval and modification of THE CHAPTER Operating Guidelines

H. Contractual authority

Sec. 2 NUMBER AND QUALIFICATIONS: THE CHAPTER board shall be made up of not less than

5 members and not more than 12.

Sec. 3 FIRST MEMBERS: The first board members or current board members shall be the organizing committee members duly elected at THE CHAPTER’s first meeting of interested supporters.

Sec. 4 TERMS OF OFFICE: Terms of office will be 2 years, renewable for not more than 2 consecutive terms. Board member terms may be staggered so that one-third to one half of Board member’s terms shall expire each year.

Sec. 5 VACANCIES: Board vacancies shall be filled by action of the board from a list of nominee prepared by a Nominating Committee. The person or person’s chosen shall hold office until such time as the unexpired term(s) caused by the vacancy are filled by election. The service of a Committee member filling an unexpired term of less than one year shall not count toward the maximum allowed consecutive years of service.

Sec. 6 REMOVAL FOR CAUSE: Any member of the Board may be removed for cause by a two-thirds vote of the full Board taken at any Regular or Special meeting, provided the member in question has been given written notice that such action is to be considered at the meeting involved and only after the member in question has been given an opportunity to be heard.

In addition, the unexcused absence of a board member from any two consecutive meetings, or any three meetings in any year, shall constitute grounds for removal from the board, which removal may be effected by the Chair in his/her discretion after due notice to the Member in question. Removal of a Board Member in accordance with the provisions of this section shall create a vacancy to be filled as provided in Section 5 of this Article.


Sec. 1 OFFICERS. The principal officers of THE CHAPTER shall be: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. (These positions are Board-elected).

A. CHAIR. The Chair shall be a voting member in good standing and shall be responsible for determining who presides at all meetings of the board. The Chair shall be the primary contact on behalf of the board for CHAPTER contractual relationships. The Chair shall perform all duties incident to the office of Chair and other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time.

B. VICE-CHAIR. The Vice-Chair shall be a voting member in good standing and shall perform such duties as are assigned from time to time by the Board. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-chair shall have all of the powers and perform all of the duties of the Chair.

C. TREASURER. The Treasurer shall be a voting member in good standing and shall be responsible for:

1. Serving as the fiscal manager for THE CHAPTER, accounting for, depositing, disbursing and acknowledging member dues and donations, grants, and other contributions.

2. Prepare and submit THE CHAPTER financial performance reports to the Board, and annually to IMBA (for independent audit purposes) and in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer, and other duties from time to time as may be assigned by the Chair or the board.

D. SECRETARY. The Secretary shall be a voting member in good standing and shall perform such duties related to recording keeping, notification of meetings, recording meeting minutes and other such duties as assigned from time to time by the Board.

Sec. 2 ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The board shall elect all Officers by simple majority.

Sec. 3 TERM OF OFFICE. The term of office for all officers shall be two years. The Chair shall not serve for more than two consecutive terms. The Treasurer shall hold office for not more than three consecutive terms. Incumbent officers shall serve until their successors have been duly elected and installed.

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