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Motorcycling Rotarians

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This is an Online Rotary Club
Connect Online via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/661981273
On-Line, MI 7PM EASTERN
United States of America
Upcoming Speakers
Joey O'Brien
Apr 21, 2021
Rotary's 7th Area of Focus - What Is It?
Joe Evans
May 05, 2021
Evans Fruit Company Yakima, WA
Katie Dahlheim
May 12, 2021
The Blessing Box Project - South Carolina Low Country
John Nanni
May 19, 2021
The 3P's in My Life: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome and PolioPlus - Updated
Rocky Wrenches & Rides
Jun 02, 2021
Tools, Materials and Resources for the Motorcycle Mechanic
Vicki Gray
Jun 09, 2021
Motoress - International Female Ride Day
Emilio Porras
Jun 16, 2021
Motorcycling Insurance
Jim Dodmead
Oct 06, 2021 7:00 PM
Cybersecurity - 2021 Update and Workshop
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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
 
 
 
On behalf of the Host Organization Committee, we cannot wait to welcome Rotarians and guests to Houston and the great State of Texas for the 2022 Rotary International Convention.  The saying goes that everything is “Bigger”, “Better” and “Friendlier” in Texas, and the goal of the Houston Host Organization Committee is to have each of you feel that every moment as our guest while in Houston! From the humble beginnings of this great city, Houston has been led by “People of Action” who have taken this City to great heights including, to the moon and back. 
 
More Information coming soon!
 
You can learn more about the 2022 Rotary International Convention by clicking here
 

The long awaited IFMR-NA store is now up and running.
 
Currently available are IFMR-NA t-shirts, polo shirts and long sleeve dress shirts.  Please check back to the web store every now and again as we add new IFMR-NA logo products. 
 
This store is a fundraiser with all IFMR-NA profits benefitting the charitable account of the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians!!
 
CLICK HERE to go to the store and order your very own IFMR-NA gear!
 

    
Carlton Pernell                                          Terry Skogland
 
 
 
August 26-30, 2021
Maggie Valley, NC
 
 
The ride will center around the Jonathon Creek Inn
Address: 4324 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9511 
 
Phone: +1 800 577 7812 
 
 
CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECT TO BOOK YOUR ROOM(s). There is a block of ten rooms held for this event and the room rates are based on the room type.  Options are Deluxe, Creekside Back door/balcony, or Creekside back door with screened in porch.  Mention International Motorcycle or Jim Dodmead if they can't find it when making a reservation for a discounted rate.
 
 
Anticipate arrival on Thursday afternoon, August 26th and we will have pizza and refreshments on the back patio that evening. 
 
Friday we will do a short morning ride, followed by lunch and  a joint meeting and/or a service project with a local club for Friday afternoon.  Friday night we will cook out hamburgers and hot dogs on the back patio.
 
Saturday we will ride for a couple of hours, have lunch, and return to JCI for dinner at
 
J. Arthurs
2843 Soco Road, Highway 19
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone:  828-926-1817  
https://jarthurs.com
 
 
Sunday it is anticipated that some people will head home, but if there is enough interest, we can do a morning ride and visit the "Wheels Through Time" museum (if it has opened by then). 
 
Any of the above is subject to change depending upon feedback and the desires of participants. 
 
 
Registration is open!  Click here to register
 
 
 
Contact Jim or Tom by clicking below for more information
Electronic Mail: Jim Dodmead & Tom Kale
 

 
 
October is "Cybersecurity Awareness Month".  Now in its 17th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
 
CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) are proud to announce this year’s theme:

“Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

NCSAM emphasizes “If You Connect It, Protect It.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA will focus on the following areas in our promotions and outreach:

  • October 1 and 2: Official NCSAM Kick-off
  • Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It
  • Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work
  • Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
  • Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices

Use NCSAM’s hashtag #BeCyberSmart before and during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.

 

Tip sheet #1:  Internet Security While Traveling

Tip sheet #2:  eSkimming

Tip sheet #3: Identity Theft and Internet Scams

Tip sheet #4: Internet of Things

Tip sheet #5: MultiFactor Authentication

Tip sheet #6: Phishing

Tip sheet #7: Social Media

Find more information about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by clicking here:  Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 
Jim and Diane went on a multi-stage reconnaissance mission to the NC
mountains for an IFMR-NA ride next year.  There are many spectacular vistas
and rides in the area to choose from. 

This event is tentatively scheduled for August 26-29, 2021.  There are
planned social events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, along with
guided rides on Friday and Saturday or participants can venture out on their
own. 

After a test run at Nantahala Outdoor Center, they have eliminated white
water rafting as a potential activity for next year's ride.  However, other
participants are welcome to try it.  Reservations are recommended.

The pictures are from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Lake Junaluska.
B.A.C.A. - Bikers Against Child Abuse exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.
 
Every chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) holds a 100 mile child abuse awareness ride on the 3rd Saturday of May each year.
 
Some are just rides, some are poker runs or novelty rallies, but the requirement is a ride of 100 miles (or more) total.
 
If you are interested in participating, you can find the nearest chapter here: https://bacaworld.org/chapters/
 
You can find additional information on B.A.C.A. at https://bacaworld.org (be sure to watch the video, they did a great job explaining the organization and its mission).
 
                                                                 
 
 
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
 

 
Upcoming Rides
    
Carlton Pernell                                          Terry Skogland
 
 
 
August 26-30, 2021
Maggie Valley, NC
 
 
The ride will center around the Jonathon Creek Inn
Address: 4324 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9511 
 
Phone: +1 800 577 7812 
 
 
CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECT TO BOOK YOUR ROOM(s). There is a block of ten rooms held for this event and the room rates are based on the room type.  Options are Deluxe, Creekside Back door/balcony, or Creekside back door with screened in porch.  Mention International Motorcycle or Jim Dodmead if they can't find it when making a reservation for a discounted rate.
 
 
Anticipate arrival on Thursday afternoon, August 26th and we will have pizza and refreshments on the back patio that evening. 
 
Friday we will do a short morning ride, followed by lunch and  a joint meeting and/or a service project with a local club for Friday afternoon.  Friday night we will cook out hamburgers and hot dogs on the back patio.
 
Saturday we will ride for a couple of hours, have lunch, and return to JCI for dinner at
 
J. Arthurs
2843 Soco Road, Highway 19
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Phone:  828-926-1817  
https://jarthurs.com
 
 
Sunday it is anticipated that some people will head home, but if there is enough interest, we can do a morning ride and visit the "Wheels Through Time" museum (if it has opened by then). 
 
Any of the above is subject to change depending upon feedback and the desires of participants. 
 
 
Registration is open!  Click here to register
 
 
 
Contact Jim or Tom by clicking below for more information
Electronic Mail: Jim Dodmead & Tom Kale
 

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
 

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