December 2016 Volunteer Updates

Posted in GROC News by GROC on November 22, 2017

GROC Advocacy at Work: Connector Trail Update

GROC recently met with a panel of County and Town officials to present the proposal for the Tryon / Bay Park West Connector Trail. The meeting was very productive, with many questions revolving around the placement of the trail in relation to private property, as well as other questions related to concerns residents have expressed to the County. GROC was able to answer all the panel’s questions, and also offered up possible solutions to most concerns. We left the meeting with an action plan that will move the approval process forward and should result in the proposal being brought to the Monroe County Parks Advisory Committee sometime this winter. We will continue to provide updates as more details develop.

2017 Board Position Openings

The 2016 Board of Directors did an awesome job last year carrying out GROC’s mission with new projects and events that helped meet the needs and wants of our membership. As GROC professionalized its operations, increased project capacity, created opportunities and celebrated achievements, support from the greater MTB community grew!

Moving into the 2017 season, we have a few board position openings. Specifically, GROC is in need of an Events Chairperson, and a few Members at Large. Below are position details. Please note that these are one-year terms and no experience is necessary. If you are interested in giving back to the mtb community and want to have a part in guiding and directing GROC, contact us at info@mygroc.com!

Events Chairperson:

  • Attend monthly Board meetings from Oct. – May. (usually held late Sunday afternoons)
  • Provide feedback and direction on GROC issues at Board meetings
  • Oversee events (last year we had 7 events and most have been modeled in such a way as to make them easily repeatable in 2017)
  • Delegate volunteers and Board members to event jobs 
  • Coordinate with the Communications Committee to provide info to publicize events 

Members at Large: 4 positions available

  • Attend monthly Board meetings from Oct. – May. (usually held late Sunday afternoons)
  • Provide feedback and direction on GROC issues at Board meetings
  • Provide assistance with events or special projects if available

Update: these roles have been filled for the 2017 season!