Mountain Bike Australia’s upcoming Annual General Meeting is a major opportunity for the organisation to take the next step forward in MTBA’s future.
The move to becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee is a process that has taken considerable time and thought, and now the opportunity lies in your hands to help resolve the direction of this organisation.
The constitution and model of Company Limited by Guarantee, is the structure preferred by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) for National Sporting Organisations (NSO), which MTBA is still fighting to attain.
In becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee, it will give MTBA new credibility and the opportunity to be better placed when vying for funding and support to aid and assist your clubs who are affiliated with us.
For clubs affiliated with MTBA there are definite benefits when applying for State and Local Government grants. It will allow MTBA to endorse any application by clubs when applying for funding grants.
What will it mean for you as a member?
On a day-to-day basis there will be no impact upon our members, except that you will see improvements in governance by the board in checks and balances, the attraction of new board members, better access to funding opportunities and reporting to ASC.
This decision should not be made around individual personalities or past histories but what is in the best interests of Mountain Bike Australia and its future.
This change toward a Company limited Guarantee and its constitution is not borne from any hidden agenda’s but the possibility of the development and evolution of mountain biking in Australia.
As part of this process MTBA intends to introduce a number of advisory commissions that will work with management to better understand and deliver new initiatives, resources, programs and outcomes to all the MTB community.
Proposed commissions include; Inclusion (Women, LGBTQ, Indigenous); Technical (sport); Advocacy, Participation (clubs, schools, members); Education and Pathways; High Performance.
And it is because of this we seek your support.