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GROC Annual ppt 2010

  1. 1. 2010 Members’ Meeting
  2. 2. About GROC <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To be an inclusive community designing, building, </li></ul><ul><li>maintaining and riding sustainable shared-use trails </li></ul><ul><li>Our Current Board Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President - Jon Brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice-President - Lou Eichel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary - Mike Norton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasurer - Mary Lee Rosenzweig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trail Committee Chair - Victor Gaspar / Rick Williams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Committee Chair - Mary Lee Rosenzweig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs – Mark Rosenzweig, Frank Steiner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Committee Chair - Adam Reitz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event Committee Chair - Brian Emelson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webmaster - Jon Brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members at Large - Scott Likly, Fritz Seager, Bruce Hayward, Russ Wait, Frank Steiner, Eric Metzler </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About GROC <ul><li>Our Mission: To be an inclusive community designing, building, maintaining and riding sustainable shared-use trails </li></ul><ul><li>History: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 2004 in partnership with Victor Parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers’ Involvement (117 Volunteers registered) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2007- 1500 hrs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008- over 2000 hrs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2009- over 2000 hrs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2010- over 2100 and climbing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. About GROC <ul><li>Where are our members (2010) </li></ul>
  5. 5. About GROC <ul><li>View of volunteer hours and where they were spent </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advocacy For Shared-Use Trails <ul><li>Simple Philosophy: Be inclusive, not exclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Our Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other user groups to become stewards of our parks and trails systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Commitment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain stewardship of a shared-use trail system spanning multiple Monroe County parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help raise awareness and funding for projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Affiliations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC is an IMBA affiliated Club (International Mountain Biking Association) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Advocacy For Shared-Use Trails <ul><li>GROC members make up the local chapter of the IMBA Bike Patrol with over 30 Patrollers and Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The NMBP consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with land mangers, land owners and emergency personnel, to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inform land managers, owners and trail users of trail conditions through monitoring efforts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What Has GROC Done <ul><li>Dryer Road Park: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC is responsible for managing and maintaining the trails at Dryer road in partnership with Victor Parks and Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fat Tire Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This was the 5 th year of the Fat Tire Festival and event designed to bring a wider audience into the sport we love. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ontario County park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC has designed and built over x number of miles of new trail in partnership with Ontario County on over x acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC Logo is proudly displayed along with county logo on all trail blazes on bike trails in the park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home of the Burning Bike Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Penfield Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Single Track Academy Curriculum is being used by the Penfield High School and Middle School for their mountain bike programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Single Track Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC has a summer program for young adults that teaches mountain Bike Skills and much more. This 6 week course focus on skills, health, advocacy, trail building, and sense of stewardship for our parks and trails. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camp Arrow Head YMCA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped design and build trails within 50 acres YMCA area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camp now runs programs on mountain biking each seesion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Park Clean Up - Ellison Park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC has spearheaded and helped to clean up our local parks bringing 50+ volunteers 2 years in a row </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What Has GROC Done <ul><li>Our Membership: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After 4 years of supporting and managing shared-use trails, GROC asked its members to participate by having paid memberships. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The funds raised are used for things like: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>trail signage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not for profit legal fees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>materials for skills park </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>trail tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and other trail advocacy items </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance (1 million dollar policy, allows us to work in parks ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>143 Paying Members at the various levels with 63% being single memberships at $10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62 are free member / non paying but registered members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email list of 871 and a volunteer email list of 117 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What Has GROC Done <ul><li>Bike Shop Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Bike Shops offering discounts for GROC members and supporting events like Fat Tire festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local shops also supporting Single Track Academy with sponsorships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Donations and Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These groups have donated over $3,000 dollars over the last 2 years. The donationshave been presented to GROC for its Outstanding Mountain Bike Advocacy in the region. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Why form an NFP? <ul><li>Many grant funding opportunities that GROC would like to take advantage of require NFP status. </li></ul><ul><li>NFP status will allow GROC to funnel unspent funds toward cycling oriented programs in our community through GROC GIVES and provide a legal entity in the eyes of the IRS for tax purposes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are the goals of GROC GIVES? <ul><li>The primary goal of GROC GIVES is to obtain funding for the creation of beneficial community programs based on cycling or to facilitate existing programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Current ideas include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikes Belong grant application for bicycle facilities improvements or development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal or State funding opportunities for trail development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rochester Health Foundation grant application for the development of anti childhood obesity programs centered on cycling. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What is the current status of GROC GIVES? <ul><li>We are in the process of applying for 501(c)3 status with the IRS and NYS. </li></ul><ul><li>Our state application is approved and we have an employer identification number. </li></ul><ul><li>We are submitting our form 1023 to the IRS </li></ul><ul><li>Following this we should have approval within 6 months. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can you get involved? <ul><li>We are in need of members willing to volunteer expertise in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public grant writing and application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical grant writing and application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community organization and outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Louis Eichel M.D. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tryon Park, West Bay Update <ul><li>Where are we today </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process </li></ul><ul><li>When will the trial period begin </li></ul><ul><li>How can you get involved </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where are we today? <ul><ul><li>County Approval to start work – 9/14/2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A plan was submitted by GROC for both parks in July 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish sustainable trails in West Bay Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repair and re route Trails in Tryon Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trail Development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process & Standards </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. The Process <ul><ul><li>Step 1 – County Approval to start work – 9/14/2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 2 - Trail Construction - implementation of Sustainable Principles for Trail Design through Construction: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terrain Evaluation: utilizes maps, contours, overlays (grade maps) etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout Sections of Proposed Trail by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walk and flag the corridor and then </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flag it using pin flags along the path to visually see grade, grade reversals and flow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3: Get County Approval on Proposed Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Trail Needs to be approved by Dave Renaldo prior to any work being done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 3: Plan Trail work days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use this construction time to educate all volunteers with regards to sustainable practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule Appropriate resources based on the trail construction scope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Finished Trail with County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to monitor and improve trail, trail design and maintenance to mitigate problems early if they should arise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final Step to open Trial Period </li></ul><ul><ul><li>County will make final determination when trails are ready for trial period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The plan is to have West Bay ad Tryon open this year </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How Can You Get Involved <ul><ul><li>– GROC and the county will be posting work days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the plans GROC has put a project list together and will be scheduling work days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC Work Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work Party size and skill level are based on the type of work required by the projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GROC is working to schedule work days for larger and smaller groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Next large group Work Day will be Oct 1st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Can You Get Involved: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign Up for GROC Volunteer Email list (Volunteer Section On Web Site) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want to learn how to build sustainable trail and get GROC Certified? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How Can You Get Involved <ul><ul><li>Ways You Can Support Shared-Use Trails: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GROC has 3 Board Positions Open </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help on Non For Profit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trail Stewardship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Club Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign Up for GROC Volunteer Email list (Volunteer Section On Web Site) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want to learn how to build sustainable trail and get GROC Certified? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>

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