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SORBA Board of Directors Meeting - Fall 2015

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Join fellow Board members, RLAC members, chapter members, and staff for the fall 2015 SORBA Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, November 14th at the Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, GA.

Special thanks to The Ocmulgee Mountain Biking Association for hosting this meeting!

Plantation Inn, Jackson GA. 5 miles from Dauset Trails. We have 20 rooms blocked for Friday and Saturday. The deadline to reserve a room at the rate of $59.99 plus tax ends Oct. 31. When reserving a room, mention the SORBA Board of Directors meeting. 385 Macon Ave. Jackson, GA 30233

Phone: 770 504 8811
All cabins have been rented! Holloway Cottages are beautifully remodeled homes just 2 miles from Dauset Trails. These cottages can house  2 to 8 people. One bedroom cottages are $75 per night. Or share a cottage and split the price of a two bedroom for $100 per night, a three bedroom for $200 per night or a four bedroom for $225 per night plus government tax and hotel fee of $5. Contact is Steven Lease at 404-333-1234 or View the cottages at
Tent camping is available at Dauset Trails for $5 per night. (770) 775-6798.

Meeting location

Dauset Trails Nature Center
360 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Jackson, Georgia


Each chapter and RLAC member receives ONE free registration for the meeting (the president or proxy). Additional guests (spouses, chapter leadership, members) are asked to make a $20 donation to cover the cost of their food for the day. Each individual should register separately.

Friday social

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mcmicheal House in Indian Springs. Heavy h'ors d'ouvres and beer will be served. 

Saturday ride location

Saturday social
Oudoor movie night in the Indian Springs amphitheater. 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. with hot dogs, hamburgers and beer. Bring a chair and wear something warm. 

November 2015 Board Meeting (Dauset Trails Nature Center)

Schedule and Agenda

7:00 Breakfast will be served at Pinkies in The Village at Indian Springs

8:00 Coffee reception at Dauset Trails Nature Center


Board of Directors Meeting

Macon, GA.  

November 14th, 2015

The meeting will be called to order at 8:30 A.M.


1. Welcome:  SORBA OMBA, Ray Egan

2. Overview of the day’s schedule and introductions of Board, staff and Special guests, Dan Zafutto, Tom Sauret

3. Chapter Roll Call, Annabeth Purcell

4. Approval of the March Minutes

5. Induction of new chapters:  Terry Palmeri (The Florida Mudcutters)

6. Election of 2016 officers:  Tom Sauret.  Nominations are

  • Dan Zaffuto, President
  • Brian Hann, VP
  • Annabeth Purcell, Secretary
  • Angela Allen, Treasurer

7.  Treasurer reporting, Angela and Kathy, 990 forms for 2014/15 and state registration as a non-profit:  Angela Allen

8. Trail Love Update from Robin Allen and Colin Smith

9.  Reporting Requirements (MOUs, by-laws, minutes, contracts, etc.): Annabeth Purcell

10.  Conducting organizational business:  the importance of by-laws, the code of conduct, and organizational health: Tom Sauret

Break  (10:15 A.M. approximately)

10:30 (approximately)

11. The state of IMBA-SORBA: 

Kevin Adams, IMBA VP of Chapter and Member Services

Introduction of Bruce Alt, IMBA VP for Government Affairs

Tom Sauret  (I will ask Dan, Angela and Annabeth and Jim Grover to give a quick report on their interactions with IMBA BOD and staff this year.)

12.  Group Photo

13.  Lunch

14.  USFS Update:  Terry Palmeri

15. Reports from IMBA Leadership Training attendees

Keith Worshman, Atlanta SORBA

Brett Davidson, Atlanta SORBA

Scott Schneider, Greensboro FTS

Mary Ann Swanston, SORBA Huntsville

Jonathan Powell, SORBA Jax

16.  New Business:  Gala, Terry Palmeri

2:15 Ride at Dauset Trails Nature Center

6:00 Outdoor movie night at the Amphitheater at Indian Springs. Hotdogs and beer will be served. Dress warmly and bring a chair. 





November 14th, 2015 7:30 AM   through   8:00 PM
Meeting Attendance (covers meals) $ 20.00

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