Five members and three bikes met up for a tasty breakfast before heading up to Waldo for some fried bologna and creme pie! – June 2, 2018. Unfortunately we lost on one the way due to bike trouble. Of course he got a new (to him) bike out of the deal…
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Good Afternoon Cruisers,
As the snow melts here on Weigold Mountain, my thoughts wander ahead to warmer weather and upcoming riding. I’ve tried to keep things moving, albeit slowly these last couple of seasons in the absence of any additional help. I plan to try to keep moving forward for 2016, and I sure could use some help doing so.
To start out, I’m going to update the roster again soon. If you’re getting this email, you’re still on the Chapter roster at national or somehow otherwise affiliated with the Chapter. If you no longer wish to be a member of the Chapter, please respond and let me know and I’ll remove you.
If you do wish to remain a member of the Chapter, then I’m hoping you’ll be willing to step up and help out even just a little. I assumed the First Officer position out of a wish to prevent the Chapter from being disbanded as no one else was willing to take the position. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to lead a lot of rides myself. I’ll continue to do so as I can, but I could really use some Ride Captains. Being a Ride Captain isn’t a particularly challenging job. It just requires a bit of planning and organization. Even just making time to lead one ride this season will be helpful. If you’re interested, but not sure how to begin, I’d be happy to coach you through setting up your first ride. Please let me know if you’d be willing to help in this fashion.
Next, I’d like to schedule a meet and greet before this season really kicks off. Maybe even more than one. Call it a meeting if you wish. Since we have members all over the Miami Valley, I’d welcome some suggestions on a location. My initial thought is something near the Dayton Mall, but again, suggestions are welcome. I’m thinking it’s a place with perhaps a meeting room, and maybe some food. Recommendations on a day of the week would be helpful too. I’m hoping we can use this event to plan some rides and breathe a little life into the Chapter.
Thanks everyone! I look forward to riding with you all again soon.
A bit of other SCRC news you may be interested in:
As you may know, Tom Kaugher stepped down as First Officer of 179 some weeks ago. Subsequent to this he was involved in a motorcycle accident and has had to have some surgery to correct his injuries. At last check, he had been moved to a rehab facility in his hometown of Greenville and was in the process of getting better. Please keep him and his sweetie in your thoughts and prayers.
With 179 in need of a First Officer, Rod Armstrong, founder of that chapter, has decided that his contribution to the SCRC was best done in the form of leading 179 and as such, he’s stepped down as State Officer and returned to the First Officer position for 179. He’s handed the State reigns to Kip Carson of Columbus’ 344 Chapter. If you joined us at the awesome picnic a couple of weeks ago, you’ll probably remember Kip as the “Master of Cermonies” (and all around trouble maker) for the event. Besides being part of the driving force behind the successful picnic, Kip is already working to get chapter officers together, plan next year’s picnic and raise it to the level of State Rally.
I for one, am looking forward to the future of SCRC and I’ll be doing everything I can to keep things moving forward and supporting these activities. Thanks to everyone that’s been participating in our events and rides. Please spread the word to other riders you know to join us and perhaps nudge a few of our currently inactive members to take notice of the fun they’re missing.