Saturday, February 22, 2014

MBM Mission

What is the mission of MBM? Advocacy? Trail building? Group rides? Racing? Trail work? Fund raising? Growing the sport? Protecting Michaux? Where does the money go? What are the benefits to its members? What are the benefits to the community? The blog (for good or bad) is the public face of MBM. Anyone who searches for mountain biking and Michaux will find this blog. This would be the perfect place to let the world know what MBM stands for. Many groups call Michaux home, however this is the most visible. It may be easier to find new or motivated members to take an active role  if everyone knew what the club was about. An open forum that allows outsiders to ask questions and receive answers is key to growing and maintaining any club. If you need to first need to join the club, or attend the meeting to find out what the club is about we have all lost. 
Izzy. 

8 comments:

Picnic said...

I agree.

drw said...

Poor Blog. All because Bucky got lonely in Iowa . . .
This blog has overperformed tasks that it was never meant to do. New solutions have been discussed at at least the last 3 meetings with a few volunteering to fix it and nobody succeeding. May the blog die a peaceful death.
All Blogs go to heaven ... and there is bacon and whiskey and loose morals in Blog Heaven.

Picnic said...

DRW, is this comment constructive?

drw said...

Really?
I think so. I am just pointing out the history of the blog. I am in total agreement with Izzy and so is everybody ever at every meeting ever.

drw said...

Izzy, you are quite correct. This is why, if I am nominated and elected president of MBM my main priority will be to update the face of MBM on the internet. Any club you care to name, MORE, Delaware Trail Riders, NMBA, LHORBA, all have a main presence on the internet that cannot be exploited to make the club look ridiculous as our blog regularly does. MBM public appearance should not be subject to ANY agenda except the mission statement of the club. This is why I have proposed this change at past membership meetings and even created a new homepage for MBM a couple years ago. Unfortunately, without incorporating the blog or a message board system the new homepage failed to attract a following. If I am given the chance I will make sure that MBM's public facing web presence is protected. There will be plenty of room in various chat rooms at a lower level for people to sound off on anything they care to discuss.

I will also lend my efforts to ANY other president that may be elected and agrees with IZZY and myself that this is a priority.

Sincerely,
Scott Hughey

Izzy said...

My point may have been missed. I am not an active member because I don't know what the club mission is. If the blog would not exist, How would interested individuals find the club? How does one find the club mission?

Donut King said...

Awesome A-TEAM van IZZY. Welcome to the club.

Donut King said...

Izzy, all your questions are valid and I too am eagerly waiting for them to be addressed.