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2017 SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting




2017 SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting - November 11th

Join fellow Chapter Leaders (SORBA Board),  Executive Board, Chapter members and staff for this important meeting to decide policy and learn best practices.  Plenty of great mountain bike riding, food, networking and beer!


Special thanks to the Northwest NC MTB Alliance for hosting this meeting!

“Bring on the Berms!  Wilkesbermo is a bonafide destination for great riding.  For nearly 20 years, the local mountain biking community in Wilkes has been advocating for and building great trails.  In total, there are over 50 miles of mountain bike trails in Wilkesboro, including an IMBA Epic at W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir.”



Host hotel –    Holiday Inn Express, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697   336-838-1800

                        Hampton Inn, 1300 Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697   336-838-5000

*Deadline to reserve a room at the special rate of $105 + tax ends Oct 18th.  When reserving a room, mention SORBA to receive the special rate.


Camping -      

The Town of Wilkesboro has generously allowed us to use the WFD Campground for Friday and Saturday night camping, including sites with electric hookups. This campground has showers. The campground is close to the meeting location, socials, and Cub Creek Trails. Note: Kerr Scott Reservoir does not have camping available due to renovations.

WFD Campground Info

Rate: $20 per night (cash or check only)

Address: 700 Snyder Street, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Registration: on-site at office between 7am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday. If you will be arriving after 5pm on Friday, you can pay in the morning.

Gate Code: Very Important! If you plan on camping, please indicate this on your meeting registration form, or email [email protected] to get a gate code. The gate for the campground will be closed even when the office is open.


Meeting location   Wilkes County Agricultural Center, 416 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Fees    Each chapter (the president or proxy) and executive board member receives ONE free registration for the meeting.  Additional guests (spouses, chapter leadership, members) are $25. 


Schedule Overview  PRINT SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov 10

2:00p              Guided ride at Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek – meet at Warrior Creek main entrance – Map -  7659 NC-268, Boomer, NC 28606

6p – 9p           Social – Appetizers and Beer provided (dinner on your own)

                        Location – Holiday Inn Express, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC

                        Registration also available


Saturday, Nov 11

SORBA Board of Directors Meeting & Workshops

Location – Wilkes County Agricultural Center, 416 Executive Dr, Wilkesboro, NC

8:30                Coffee reception / Registration

                        9:00                Welcome – City of Wilkesboro  (Ken Noland) Chamber (Linda Cheek) housekeeping – Jack Brown,

                                                Terry Palmeri

9:30                Army Corps, Kevin Heape, Operations Project Manager, W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir

9:45                Break                           

10:00              Meeting will be called to order

1.     Overview of day’s schedule and introductions of Board, staff and Special guests – Tom Sauret and Brian Hann

2.     Chapter Roll Call, Annabeth Purcell

3.     Approval of March Minutes

4.     Induction of new chapter, Five Rivers – Tom Sauret

5.     Election of SORBA Executive Board Secretary

6.     Treasurer Report – 990 & SOS forms – Angela Allen

7.     State of IMBA-SORBA partnership – SORBA then and now - Tom Sauret, Terry Palmeri, Brian Hann, Anthony Duncan 

8.     David Wiens, IMBA Executive Director internet call in

11:45              Group Photo

12:00p           Lunch - Provided by Tipton's BBQ

1:00                Breakout Sessions

           ·      CiviCRM – Dig In / Membership Drives can be your new best friend

           ·      North Carolina Advocacy & Access

2:00                Wrap up

2:30                Group rides – Cub Creek Trails – adjacent to meeting location

6p – 9p           Social – 6th & Main Restaurant, 210 6th Street, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659


Sunday, Nov 12

10:00a            Guided ride at Kerr Scott, Dark Mountain & OVT, meet at Dark Mountain Park - Map


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