SEPTEMBER 26, 2009

The meeting was called to order on Sept 26, 2009 at 1400 hrs at Smitty McGee’s Restaurant with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for those that have lost their lives in the fire service and the service to our country. 11 members were in attendance.                                                                                                 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.                    

The treasurer’s report was read and approved.                                       

Presidents report: Thank and appreciation for all those that helped and participated in the 9/11 Ride. The Honor Guard did a terrific job and made a great impression. The job of the honor guard was outlined, uniforms discussed and suggestions were taken. The Mr. Whippy ride was critiqued; suggestions were discussed as how to improve next year. There was some discussion as to what role the Harley Shop would play, if any. The 2011 International convention was discussed. Being that we are in a resort and the convention is in the middle of August we discussed the possibility of requesting the International to move it to September, possibility of  the weekend of September 11.A motion by Jason, second by Curtis Waters to have the president do so.Approved.The  president informed the membership that there would be a meeting on Sunday with all the state chapters to discuss the possibility of forming a state association.                                                                                                                                

New Business: The International by-laws have been changed. One of the changes is that Chapters will no longer have their own by-laws but will replace them with S.O.P.s         

Old business: The Red Helmet Ride will be October 3 leaving Goose Creek at 0900 hrs. The Grand Tour Ride will be October 18th rain or shine, with the monthly meeting taking place at 1300 hrs at Shucker’s Road House.    

Membership Committee: Bob Sellers, Tom French, Dave Evans, and Joe Britingham were brought to the membership for approval. Motion by Tartufo, second by Jason to accept as a group, Unanamiously approved.                   

Good of the club: T-shirts were discussed. Curtis Waters asked why participation at the meeting was so small. Possibility because there was so much going on that particular weekend. A short discussion followed about different ways we can enhance the club. Motion to adjourn, second at 1534.                                                                                                                            

In Brotherhood
John “BUTTERBAL” Tartufo
Sec/Treas R.K.I.F.MC.MD 3

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