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February Meeting Minutes

Posted by DrifterDon on February 23, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2019

Prez Kelly in the Chair, Treasurer James and Secretary Karen

Kelly called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Introductions were made around the table starting with a new member, Guy, who rides an Arlen Ness Jackpot. Also in attendance were Ron D., Wes V., Tony L., Woodie L., John B., Larry A. and Randy H. Total of twelve members once DrifterDon arrived later during the meeting.

Financials

James reported on our current bank balance to be $1268

Two Wheel Sunday

James gave some background information on 2 Wheel Sunday, which was started 5 years ago and is held the first Sunday in June. It’s a great get together for all motorbike folks. He reported that Victory Riders Calgary will be doing the Show & Shine at Two Wheel Sunday on June 2. This year we will be sharing the duties with the Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG 1908). He handed out a letter to all of the members in attendance and encouraged everyone to pursue getting donations. Last year there were 25 bikes in the Show & Shine. This year we are aiming for at least 40 bikes. The club members need to spread the word and get the bikes to participate. Bikes need to be on display from 10 am until 3 pm. Volunteers are also needed – if we get enough people to help, the shifts will be shorter. Members can put their own bikes in the show – Promote Victory! Larry also talked about the new layout with traffic arriving from the north end and that there will be a live band “Older Than Dirt”. Kelly will be providing a sound system. There will also be a garage sale area where tables can be purchased for $15/table.

Spring Tune Up

The Club is still looking for a suitable location for the Spring Tune Up event. The Club works with a certified instructor who puts members and guests through a series of usually low-speed manoeuvres designed to knock some of the winter rust off the rider and give him or her more confidence leading into the riding season. A barrier-free paved area of at least an acre is ideal for the event. The club arranges the insurance and participants pay a small fee that covers the instructor and insurance. Any profit goes to general revenue.

The club is looking at May 11-12 as potential dates.

Several members had researched potential locations but were all told NO. James is going to check with MRU to see if their area is available and how much it would cost. If we can’t find a free location, we may have to pay for the spot and look for a sponsor. In the past, participants paid $20 for the course. It was suggested that pre-registered be $20 and day-of should be charged $25.

Rides and Events

Ride Captains Tony and Woodie put forth some dates and suggestions for rides from May to September. A list of the rides will be on the Rides & Events Calendar on the Club website shortly – www.VictoryRidersCalgary.com. Members are invited to add events that the Club might be interested in.

For the breakfast meetings, meet up locations suggested were: South - the Denny’s at the truckstop near the Deerfoot Inn & Casino; North – Perkins near Barlow and 32nd; West – Denny’s near COP; East – Langdon, Chestermere or Strathmore.

Next meeting

Next Meeting is March 21, watch the website or the Facebook page for details.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm

 

January Meeting Minutes

Posted by DrifterDon on January 20, 2019 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2019

Prez Kelly in the Chair, VP DrifterDon by his side. Treasurer James nearby

Thirteen members in attendance, including some new faces.

Financials

James reported on our current bank balance and also offered club patches for sale. Three members

bought the large/small combo for $50 a set. DrifterDon reporter he is getting quotes for a VRC challenge

coin. The money that the Club makes on items like the patches and events like the Spring Tune Up go

into Club general revenue and replace the members having to pay dues.

Two Wheel Sunday

DrifterDon reported that Victory Riders Calgary will again be doing the Show & Shine at Two Wheel

Sunday on June 2. This year we will be sharing the duties with the Calgary Indian Riders group (IMRG

1908). He and James will be meeting with IMRG to work out duties and responsibilities.

Spring Tune Up

The Club is still looking for a suitable location for the Spring Tune Up event. The Club works with a

certified instructor who puts members and guests through a series of usually low-speed manoeuvres

designed to knock some of the winter rust off the rider and give him or her more confidence leading into

the riding season. A barrier-free paved area of at least an acre is ideal for the event. The club arranges

the insurance and participants pay a small fee that covers the instructor and insurance. Any profit goes

to general revenue. The club is looking at mid-June as a potential date. We can use out presence at Two

Wheel Sunday to recruit riders. Several members said they knew of potential locations and would look

into availability. The Club needs a free location to make any money on the event.

Meeting Change

Prez Kelly put forward a motion that the Club change its meeting schedule for the riding season. Instead

of Thursday evening meetings, the club would meet on a weekend morning for breakfast and then ride

afterward. The 10 a.m. breakfast meetings would be short and informal with rotating locations. The club

would still have four evening business meetings per year at the call of the chair. The motion made by Ed

and seconded by James passed unanimously. The first breakfast meeting may be the April meeting,

weather permitting.

New Executive Positions

 

Because the Club would benefit from an expanded executive, three new people were added to the

executive. Karen will take over as Recording Secretary and Tony and Woodie will become Road Captains.

The motion made by DrifterDon and seconded by Woodie was passed with one no vote.

Rides and Events

Veep DDon circulated a list of rides and events for the 2019 riding season. The events are also on the

Rides & Events Calendar on the Club website – www.VictoryRidersCalgary.com. Members are invited to

add events that the Club might be interested in.

Victory Ride In

Woodie told the group he was organizing a one-day Victory ride-in event for some time in the summer

at Drumheller. This would be for all Alberta Victory riders and their friends. Options include a barbecue

at Woodie’s RV site just south of Drumheller or piggybacking on Drumheller’s or Wayne’s bike events or

those at Top Rocker in Rosedale. Woodie and DrifterDon will continue developing the idea and choosing

a date. Jeremy at Hoodoo Voodoo bike shop in Drum is supporting the event.

Next meeting

Next Meeting is February 21, watch the website or the Facebook page for details.

October Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on October 13, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Victory Riders Calgary

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cycle Works Calgary

7 pm sharp.


Bring your summer riding stories and ideas for next year's rides and events.


Following the meeting, we can adjourn to Mug Shotz for bike talk.

June Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on June 19, 2018 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

June Meeting

June 21 is the first day of Summer, so we're planning a riding meeting.

Meet at Cycle Works Calgary at 6:30 pm for a short business meeting, then kickstands up at 7 for a ride.

Patches will be available at the meeting. $12 each or two for $20.



Club Patches

Posted by DrifterDon on June 14, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

You asked and we have delivered. Victory Riders Calgary club patches are now available. The 4" version in black and white are available now; $12 each or two for $20. If there is enough interest we will have 10" back patches made with the Victory V in Vic red.

Prez Kelly will have the patches at the club start for the Ride for Dad on Saturday morning at 8:30 am at Cycle Works Calgary, and they will be at the club meeting at Cycle Works June 21 at 6:30 pm in the Cycle Works Calgary parking lot. This is a riding meeting, but there will be a short business meeting (and time to buy patches) before we head out.

If you miss both of those events, contact any member of the executive and we'll make it happen.



Minutes - April 19, 2018, Meeting

Posted by DrifterDon on May 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Victory Riders Calgary

Minutes

April 19, 2018, Meeting

President Kelly in the chair.

20 members and guests present.

Because most of the meeting time was set aside for the First Aid Information Session, President Kelly ran through an abbreviated agenda.

Tune Up Ride

The Spring Tune Up Ride (parking lot, slow manoeuvring around cones) is set for for Mother’s Day (May 13.) Jim Perry, the instructor is back from vacation and anxious to do the session. VP Drifter will get the word out on the event as soon as the site and insurance are confirmed.

Two Wheel Sunday

James said extra help would be needed to put on the club-sponsored Show & Shine at Two Wheel Sunday (June 3) this year. Volunteers are needed to work with James to collect prizes, locate the trophies, organize bikes on site, hand out ballots and collect and count ballots. He and Drifter did a site walk through on March 24 and a great site for the Show & Shine has been chosen.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the club’s participation in Two Wheel Sunday. The Show & Shine committee will organize a sign up sheet for members.

Drifter was asked to do posters to promote the Show & Shine.

Next Meeting

Next meeting is May 17 at Cycle Works Calgary. The meeting will be at 7 pm sharp.

 

Member Profiles

Posted by DrifterDon on May 10, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I encourage all members to update their profiles and post photos.

If you have been having trouble setting up or updating your member profile, you need to have Flash enabled in your internet browser to do so.

If you have Google Chrome, I can walk you through this. Other browsers you're better off with someone who actually knows what they're doing.

Drifter Don

www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-adobe-flash-player 


Spring Tune Up Attendees

Posted by DrifterDon on May 7, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Jo Bird

2. John Kastelik

3. Doug Singerman

4. Karen Legault (both sessions)

5. Tony Legault (both sessions)

6. Terry McConaghy

7. Pat Collins

8. Shayne Legault (both sessions)

9. Dennis Nemes (both sessions)

10. Rick Paolini

11.Dennis McGrath

12. Jason Guilbault

13.Steve Worthington

14. Liza Worthington

15. Del Banack

16. Bruce Toner

17. Ken Walls

18.Adrian Jemmet

19.Roman Auriti

20.

First Aid Session Attendees

Posted by DrifterDon on April 4, 2018 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

1. Ronny

2. James Hamling

3. Kelly Cowan

4. DrifterDon

5. Jo Bird.

6. Tony Legault

7. Karen Legault

8. Ed G.

9. Whisper

10. Dennis

11. Ken Walls

12. Don Darker

13. Craig Gallow

14. Allison Parsons

15. Jeremy Ray

16. Adrian

17. George N.

18. Arlene Mark

19. Lloyd Mark

20. Tracey




First Aid Information Session

Posted by DrifterDon on April 4, 2018 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

If your riding buddy goes down, do you know what to do?

 

Calgary Victory Riders is hosting an information session on

 

What To Do Until the Paramedics Arrive

 

Michael Holley, certified first aid trainer for Rockyview County, will talk about:

 

• When someone comes off a bike!

 

• First Aid - Better to do something rather than nothing.

 

• What are your legal responsibilities?

 

• What CAN you do?

 

• What CAN’T you do?

 

• 911 can be your friend.

 

• Be prepared. Get training. Why?

 

• Questions?

 

This is an information session, not a training course; but it will deal with that “what do I do now?” feeling at an accident scene.

 

Thursday, April 19, 7 pm sharp (Club business meeting is at 6:30 pm).

 

Cycle Works Calgary

 

4127 6 St NE

 

Cost is $10 per person.

 

Seating is limited to 20, so RSVP now to vrc@VictoryRidersCalgary.com or message us on our FACEBOOK site. (www.facebook.com/groups/VictoryRidersCalgary/.) Club members get priority.


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