2017 AGM Minutes

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Minutes of the Yarra Ranges Mountain Bikers Club Annual General Meeting

Held at at the Lillydale Lake Community Room Sunday 24th September 2017 at 6:30pm

Present: D Auton (President), J Wright (VP), D Greenall (Sec(Chairperson)), J Wright (Tres), M Verusso, A Swan, H Wright

60 general public.


D Auton welcomed all attendees to the fifth Yarra Ranges Mountain Bikers Club Annual General Meeting and introduced the guest speakers Matt Hoogland (PV), Leon Hassal (YRC), Nigel Brennan (DELWP), Craig Bray (PV) and Sarah Riley.


Motion 1
“That the minutes of the Yarra Ranges Mountain Bikers Annual General Meeting held on 4th September 2016 be accepted as a true and accurate record..”

Moved: D Greenall
Seconded: J Wright (tres)



President’s Report

D. Auton spoke about maintaining enthusiasm towards trail creation and making the YV the place to ride. He also stresses the importance of being a financial member and being actively involved in ensuring the future of Mountain Biking in the YV.

Treasurer’s Report

Opening Balance 1/7/2016 $2474.87

Total income:- $1385.25

Total outgoings: $1530.47

Closing Balance:- 30/6/2017:- $2329.65

Notable income:

  • Membership:- All income


  • Personal safety wear $308

  • Renew T-shirt/riding top stocks $461.34

  • Supplies for social events and AGM

Motion 2 –

That the Treasurer’s Annual Financial report be accepted as true and accurate record.

Moved: D Greenall

Seconded: J Wright (tres)

J Wright (Tres) to submit financial report to Consumer Affairs

Membership’s Report:

2016/17 financial members: 42. 2015/16 was 129.


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The following members were elected unopposed for the 2017/18 YRMTB Committee

President: Doug Greenall

Vice President: Andrew Swan

Treasurer: John Wright (Snr)

Secretary/Membership: Jim Bubbers

Ordinary Members

1. Hayden Wright

2. Duncan Rose

3. John Wright (Jnr)

4. Damian Auton

5. Jack McDonald

General Business

MTBA Affiliation – YRMTB is now affiliated with MTBA, which now covers us PL insurance and also enables us to issue MTBA licences.

Warburton Cycling Hub Update – Report to follow at next Committee Meeting

Warburton “Hey Hey My My” Trail Update – Scheduled maintenance has taken place over the last year. Trail coming along nicely. DELWP has carried out an audit, which revealed 32 maintenance points to be fixed. Correcting those is issues coming along well. DELWP expect HHMM to be opened late January 2018.

Silvan Trail Update – MH gave an update on the PV process of legalising the trails. Trails are very close to the “tick” of approval.

Warramate Update – CB gave an update on the situation of Warramate. He also explained the process for the classification of Warramate. CB also mentioned that the environmental significance of Warramate is very low.

Mt Evlyn Aqueduct Update – LH informed us that a contractor has been engaged to look at the alignments and construction of the Aqueduct trail. Progressing slowly along.

Powelltown DH – NB informed YRMTB of an idea of creating a DH precinct out at Powelltown. Project to be worked on in the coming year.

There being no further business the meeting was closed at 8:35pm.

Secretary YRMTB