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Do you love to ride and want to connect with other motorcyclists around the world? Do you want to make positive changes in your community and the world? Become a Motorcycling Rotarian to connect with those who share your love of riding and a passion for local and global community service and friendship.
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We had planned to ride as a group with the Harley Owners Chapter 4800 of Greenville SC to Sturgis, which was planned the year before and many people were securing their accommodations... Then the pandemic  happened! The uncertainty of the ride was down the drain and many people thought it was going to cancel.  Our chapter made the decision to go ahead and keep it going for those who wanted to go. 
Our Road Captain Bob took his time scheduling the grueling 3 day trek from Greenville SC to Custer State Park in SD.  We have scheduled a hotel night for every day of the trip and in Custer State Park SD. 
Day 1: we took it easy and made our way to the Outskirts of Lexington KY for the night.
Day 2: we traveled to Le Claire, IA, to check out the pickers (Frank and Mike) rusty gold they say. Their shop was more like a retail store for t-shirts and hats then for stuff they show on tv.
Day 3: we made our way all the way to Custer State Park where we ended our first 1670 miles. 
Day 4: we started with a visit to the Black Hills HD Dealership where all the vendors and crowds. Which I wore my mask all the time and stayed away from many bar or group events so as not to be exposed.
Day 5 - 8: We mostly rode within 250 mile range each day or a tank of gas whichever came first.  We stayed a total of 5 days in South Dakota, went one day to Sturgis, visited the bars and saw buffalo just about every morning.
The video above is a compilation of all the rides we did. Custer to Mt Rushmore via Needles Hwy Loop, Custer to Rapid City SD, Custer to Badlands National Park, Custer to Sundance, Custer to the Devils Tower, Spearhead and other places around.  Unfortunately, my front camera went flying on the 7th day of the trip and I had to switch cameras as I lost several hours of footage. I had to make do and try to salvage what I had downloaded the prior night.
Day 9: we got caught on the rain sans rain gear, the temperature dropped from 80 to 50 in no time we were shivering from the cold rain. That's the Blackhills for you, unpredictable and hot and cold in the summer! 
Our group stayed together for the most part and some of us decided to venture different directions and ride on smaller groups to see more as we did with the Falls of Spearhead and Devils Tower.
Day 10: we took to the road again and made our way back to South Carolina via Kansas City, Missouri and on to Cleveland to check out some sites of interest for folks in our group. 
It was a fantastic trip, we did not get sick nor had any accidents, just a couple rain days and hardware malfunctions on a couple of the Harleys.  Overall, it was a lot of fun and camaraderie all the way around! I highly recommend taking a trip to SD and not necessarily for Sturgis but for the open skies and the open road, just be prepared for anything... I  mean anything!
Cheers! See you on the road again!!
Emilio Porras
President - Rotary Club of Mauldin
Associate Member - Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians
Member - IFMR-NA (


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

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.

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!

Upcoming Rides
October 23-24, 2021
South Texas
Day 1
Start in Laredo, to Brownsville to Corpus Christi
with several stops in between meeting other Rotarians
Day 2
Start in Corpus Christi to Victoria, Alice and end in Laredo. 
About 800 miles
Funds go to support Polio Plus
Get up-to-date info as it develops
or EMAIL Ride Coordinator Joseph Dickerson

IFMR-NA Friendship Ride to End Polio
Johnson City, Tennessee 
Ride routes are still being evaluated,
but routes will most certainly contain “The Snake.”  
See more info about "The Snake" here:

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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