For those of you who are new to what is known around these parts as "The Best Event in the Universe to Get Cool Schwag" event, welcome to the Land of Pancake Breakfast-ia. My first time was in 2011 and it was staggering the amount of free items that was stuffed in bags and handed out. I mean it, it was literally staggering. Some people were wobbling as they slowly ventured back … [Read more...] about Schwag, Schwag and more Schwag
For those of you who are able to pull yourself away from our Facebook wall and visit us at our old-fashioned url, you will notice there is something different about us...yes that's right, we got a make-over to reflect our resurgence within the community. We look fresher and younger. No, that's not botox, we just cleaned up our browser style sheet and freshened up our box … [Read more...] about New Year, New Look
MWBA is looking to fill the Treasurer position on its Board of Directors! Do you have what it takes? We need someone who first and foremost has some bean crunching skilz. It's great if you can balance your checkbook but we are also looking for someone who knows how to read and interpret financial statements, understands GAAP (if you had to google this acronym, you are not the … [Read more...] about ISO- Treasurer
It's Official: MWBA has adopted a trail and our first official work day is Saturday, June 30, 2012! Come out and join us for a morning of trail maintenance on one of our favorite local trails, Sunset! If you can't make it on our inaugural day, don't worry, there will be many, many opportunities for you to come out and dig in the dirt. We plan on working on Sunset at … [Read more...] about MWBA adopted a trail!
It's Official...MWBA is putting your donations from the Pancake Breakfast to good use with the purchase of trail building tools allowing us to work more often and independently. Doug and Mitch spent a day shopping, comparing prices and quality. Mitch did some more research, and then hit OSH on one of their "we pay the sales tax" days. We also got a great discount from … [Read more...] about A Tool Story
It's Official...We got our MOU from the USDA-FS! What the heck does that mean? It means after months and months of working with the Forest Service, we finally got approval from them to legally work on trails! No more waiting around to get dirty! Next step, tools, tools and more tools! … [Read more...] about MWBA got an MOU!!
It's Official... we've upgraded our Penny-farthing to a 26er and added a few tools of our trade. Now that we are an IMBA Chapter, what does that mean for our members? Not only does being an MWBA member show the world that you are a cool person who wants to give back to your local trails that you love to ride and hike, by putting your money where your heart is, but you get a … [Read more...] about MWBA has a new look!
The March L.A. River Ranger District Angeles National Forest Volunteer Meeting was held March 21st. This bi-monthly meeting allows all volunteer groups working in the forest to report on their work and discuss common issues with the Forest Service staff. Mike McGuire and Steve Messer both reported completing chain saw recertification. Banner Moffett, Steve Messer of … [Read more...] about MWBA March News
Our next meeting is 9/1/11 at Tim Murphy's house. Please email me if you would like to attend, and please note this is a volunteer meeting to prepare for the Pancake Breakfast on 11/6/11. We have also opened our Google Checkout link to join MWBA/IMBA.We are gathering our initial members list for our Official IMBA Chapter. Please join ASAP. … [Read more...] about Meeting and membership