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Motorcycling Rotarians

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This is an Online Rotary Club
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On-Line, MI 7PM EASTERN
United States of America
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Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Levi Wood, PhD
Jul 15, 2020
“Mobilizing the Brain’s Immune System to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease”
Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow
Aug 05, 2020
Rotary's Ecosystem for Peace
Bruce Beck - Rotary Club of Abbotsford, B.C.
Aug 12, 2020
Starfish Pack Program
Wayne Busch, Founder and Owner
Aug 19, 2020 7:00 PM
America Rides Maps https://americaridesmaps.com
Marissa A. Gutiérrez Vicario
Sep 02, 2020 4:22 PM
Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) - Focused on Human rights and the Power of Visual Arts
Debbie Vance
Sep 09, 2020
Rotary Graphics
Dodmead
Oct 07, 2020 7:00 PM
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Dodmead
Nov 11, 2020 7:00 PM
Veterans Day 2020
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Our Latest News and Projects
Are you a motorcyclist who loves to ride and would like to connect with other motorcyclists around the world? Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship both in our local communities and around the world. Becoming a member of the Motorcycling Rotarians Club connects you with a diverse group who share your love of riding and your drive to give back. We meet online and ride in person.
 
Join us at a meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/661981273
 
 
Eye Clinic Missions & Projects
As part of the club's outreach programs, members of the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians have supported and participated in several Rotary and VOSH* eye clinic missions in various locations throughout the world.
 
With your help, we look forward to continuing to provide glasses and vision services to various indigenous peoples that are less fortunate and often unable to have even the most basic of eye care and vision.
 
Please Add A Cash Donation
Many do not realize used eye glasses need to be cleaned, adjusted, measured, packaged, cataloged and shipped prior to making someone else's life for the better. Even though we are an entirely volunteer organization and have no labor costs we must still purchase and maintain equipment and supplies and provide for the measuring, sorting, packaging and shipping costs of the glasses. We humbly ask for a small donation (suggested $5 per pair) to supplement our costs.
 
Donated Glasses Change Lives
In many regions of the "third world", eye glasses are a luxury item that most indigenous people simply cannot afford. The simple gift of a properly fitted pair of prescription glasses opens the doors to the opportunity for these people to better their own lives in so many ways. 
 
Without glasses, indigenous children are often unable to attend school let alone be able to read and learn.
 
Without glasses, indigenous adults with vision problems lose their jobs.
 
Without glasses, indigenous senior citizens become a great burden to their families and societies.
 
In these parts of the world there are no aides for the vision impaired. 
 
Without glasses, life can be dangerous.
 
With one simple act of kindness 
YOU can change lives!
 
Please send your used glasses
along with a suggested $5 per pair cash or check donation to:
 
Motorcycling Rotarians Eye Project
c/o Gerald Jackson
11305 Eagle Road
Davisburg, MI  48350  USA
 
You can also donate online by CLICKING HERE 
 
 
*The Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians conducts its eye glass project work in association with the Michigan Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) International.  voshmi.org
 

 

Ride Safe, Be Aware

 

From "It's A Fine Line" originally published on May 25, 2017

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and with warmer weather on the horizon, it’s an important reminder to everyone on the road – riders and drivers alike – to be aware of their surroundings, and to drive safely and cautiously not just this month, but all year long.

There are fewer motorcyclists on the road than other vehicles so drivers aren’t necessarily always looking out for riders, even though they should be. It is up to you, as a rider, to make sure you are seen and that in the unfortunate event of a collision, you are wearing the right gear to keep yourself protected. Below are a few tips to keep you safe during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and beyond.

Wear the Correct Gear
The duration of your ride shouldn’t determine what gear you decide to wear for the day. Your arms and legs should be completely covered not only to protect in the event of a crash, but also to prevent dehydration. Brightly colored clothing and accessories with reflective technology will allow you to be seen to other drivers on the road. On average, only 64% of riders used a DOT approved helmet. If your helmet doesn’t include a face shield, it is important to wear goggles, not glasses that could fall off during your ride.

Eliminate Surprises
Part of riding is planning ahead. You can have all of the correct safety gear on, but staying on top of your bike’s maintenance is essential to preventing a crash. While you and everyone around you may be alert, and abiding by the laws of the road, something going wrong mechanically can spell disaster. Before every ride you should perform a motorcycle safety inspection – checking your tires, lights, fluid levels, and for possible leaks. If you plan on carrying cargo, it should be balanced and secured before your ride.

Take a Training Course
Training courses aren’t just for new riders. Classes come in a variety of riding levels, so whether you’ve been riding for 10 months or 10 years, staying up to date on proper motorcycle safety and maneuvers will enhance your skills and keep you alert. Taking a motorcycle training course allows you to ride with confidence.

Share the Road
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is not only about riders taking safety precautions, but is also meant to remind other drivers to be aware of motorcyclists. Motorcycles are smaller, but should be treated like another car on the road. Drivers should follow motorcycles at a safe distance and allow them an entire lane to use. When making turns or changing lanes, drivers should check their rearview mirrors, and their blind spots.

May 25, 2017 - It’s A Fine Line is an inclusive community of motorcycle riders advocating one common mission: zero motorcycle deaths by 2030. We want to share videos and stories about motorcycle events,(itsafineline.com) rides, clubs, gear, safety and training because we believe that together we can save the lives of our friends, our families and our communities.

 


 
 
 
Work can include construction of community buildings, schools, or small concrete block homes called casitas, Mission Bible School, clinical and dental work, special skill training, cooking, painting, general assistance at the mission, or other light construction and home repairs.  As a Volunteer In Mission (VIM) team member, you'll help change lives in Rio Bravo while having a life-changing experience yourself. Together with other volunteers you may help construct a community building (school, church, etc.), participate in running Mission Bible School, help serve at a remote medical clinic, or build a new home for a local family. Plus you'll establish relationships with local residents and others, and enjoy neighborhood children and adults as they stop by to see what's going on.
 
       
 

Rotarian Gerry Jackson is in Guatemala on his seventh mission trip to Casa Colibri to bring eyeglasses, sunglasses and Rotary love to the folks who live in the region.  
 
Casa Colibrí is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization committed to helping the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala improve their lives through programs in health, education, and infrastructure.  Casa Colibrí supports its programs with funds provided by grant-making organizations and generous individual donors. All donated funds are used specifically to purchase medication, supplies and equipment needed to support programs or to pay the salaries of our three Guatemalan employees (clinic nurse, clinic caretaker and executive director.) All members of the Casa Colibrí board of directors are volunteers. All volunteers pay their own expenses to attend meetings or to travel to Guatemala to assist with programs. No funds are used for fundraising efforts or other administrative functions.
 
You can check out Casa Colibri on their website at casacolibri.org  and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CasaColibriUS/
 

 
 
 
  • If you didn’t make the call, don’t ever give out any personal information, even if you recognize the person’s voice
  • If it is not a trusted source, DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK!!!!!!!!
  • Hover your mouse pointer over a link to make sure you know where you are going https://www.goodlink.com    If you cannot verify it, you are better off typing or copying the link, rather than click on it
  • No legitimate organization is ever going to call and ask for your credit card number.
  • If someone calls and says your grandson is in jail in Paris, don’t send money until you verify the situation independently
  • If you didn’t make the call, don’t ever give out any personal information, no matter what the caller ID says
  • Keep backup copies of important information separate from your system
  • Keep all your systems patched and up to date (if you don’t know how, send me an email by clicking the link below)
 
For more information visit:  https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/
 
To watch the presentation from October 2, 2019 - click on this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dNB83oZGZE
 
If you have a question for Jim click here to send him an email!
 

Upcoming Rides
IFMR-NA Friendship Ride to End Polio
Johnson City, Tennessee 
EVENT POSTPONED  
Ride routes are still being evaluated,
but routes will most certainly contain “The Snake.”  
 
See more info about "The Snake" here: https://tinyurl.com/y6axo94g
 
 
 
 

Lodging - Fairfield Inn 

3078 Hamilton Place 

Johnson City, TN 37604. 

Call (423) 900-8640 to make a reservation and

Mention IFMR for a special rate. 

If we can book 15 rooms, the rate will be $106 plus tax (this rate will also apply to May 28th). 

If less than 15 rooms are booked the rate will be $144. 

The block will be held until April 28, 2020. 

Cancellations up to 7 days prior will have no penalty 

cancelations with less than 7 days remaining will be charged one day of rent and taxes. 

A credit card will be necessary to hold the reservation & Marriott Rewards number would be handy  

 

 

Riders will have the option of following a ride leader, or directions will be provided for more spirited riders. 

 

There will be social events, fellowship, dining out, a trivia competition,

rally style awards (longest distance, oldest rider, youngest rider, most eventful trip, Motorcycle Genius Award),

 

 

For more information, suggestions, make a donation to Polio Plus

or questions about the ride contact Jim Dodmead by clicking here

 

 

 


 
 
July 16, 2020
The day starts at the Fairfield Inn at the Wisconsin Dells
511 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
(608) 678-2676
 
Today's ride will take you to Richland Center, Prairie du Chien and end the day in Marquette, Iowa
at the Cobblestone Inn
100 North Street
Marquette, Iowa
(563) 873-8900
 
July 17
We will ride from Marquette, Iowa back to the Wisconsin Dells
via Lansing, MN; Viroqua, WI; Westby, WI; Cashton, WI; Hillsboro, WI; Reedsburg, WI
and finish up back at the Fairfield Inn at the Wisconsin Dells.
 
 
 
To make a donation to the projects of the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians
or Questions about the ride Send an email to Jim Lawrence, ride coordinator 

 
 
Three Upcoming Start Dates:
November 16-24, 2019
November 24 to December 2, 2020
November 23 to December 1, 2021
 
All leave from Cape Town, South Africa
15% discount on the trip for the November 16-24, 2019 trip!
 
 
 
Download the full brochure by CLICKING HERE