HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Wow! Where did 2008 go to? Mom has always said as we get older the time seems to by faster and she's right again.
But, I for one, thought 2008 was a good year in the motorcycle world, especially in the Stone Celts H.O.G. chapter! Our chapter grew and we did more rides and events than ever before and ended it all with our 1st Annual Rider's Challenge Christmas party. Everyone I have spoken to who attended agreed it was a big success! Special thanks to the Rider's Challenge committee, headed up by Dave Winkel, for "pulling it off"! Well done guys!
Again this year we have tried to fill the event\ride calendar with a variety of things to keep you actively involved and riding. The new Rider's Challenge book will be out soon and you'll want to be sure to get yours. We have left a lot of the familiar things in it and also have added several new things. If you are interested in being on the RC committee, just see any officer.
This past year also lent to several new people volunteering at various events and my hat is off to them and everyone else who volunteered to help make 2008 a success! We couldn't have done it without you! We'll be needing you again this year too.
We have a few new faces in officer positions and I look forward to working with the entire 2009 staff. As a Director, when you surround yourself with capable officers in all positions, it all seems to run a heck of a lot smoother. I again want to say thanks to Linda Jacob and Luke Dustin for doing super jobs. In 2009, Hoppy Hopkins will be the newsletter editor, Bill Simpson will be assisting to get him started and Joe Davis will be the Photographer, with Ken Shock assisting him Also this year, Buck Bentley will be assisting John Bechtoldt with the web page.
So again I will challenge you to be a big part in your chapter and make 2009 an even more successful year than 2008!