Spring 2020 - What is Happening?
At the end of 2019 we had a member meeting in which 2 new board members were voted in by the membership present. Erik Schutz and Aaron Day. On January 21, 2020 Officers were elected.
President - Erik Schutz
Secretary - Stan Spencer
Treasurer - Matt Kantola
Trail Manager - Jim Lyall
At-large - Wendi Reuter-Lorenz
At large - Aaron Day
At-large - Steve Giroux
At-large - Ben Bardwell
At-large - Colin Eggleton
Since that meeting we had a brainstorming session to prioritize goals for the organization.
The major ones:
Budget Funds to support mission
Complete Merger with Ascutney Trails Association
Hire 2 employees to build and maintain trails
Market and Brand club and trail system under new name
Solidify our mission as a regional club
While we have many other plans, Covid-19 has stymied us somewhat as we move forward. We worked out a simple plan to merge with Ascutney Trails Association, which became complicated due to the stay at home order. The ultimate plan is to have the current STAB board voted in to become the current board of ATA. At that point ATA would become a chapter of VMBA and STAB would dissolve.
We have a board approved budget for this year
We are working on a branding and marketing plan which includes a new website, logo, web advertising and social media campaign.
Jim Lyall and Michael Bell are our two trailworkers
We will complete the trail between Ascutney State Park and Ascutney Trails this summer!
So, we will keep you posted on our progress and hold a member meeting. We have met as a board via zoom since March and will continue to do so.