*** What you missed at the meeting this week ***

For Everyone that couldn’t make our monthly meeting, here is what happened:

PROGRESSIVE DINNER (lunch) RIDE – Sunday Oct 29
This is an annual event and a member favorite !
We ask 3 members to open their homes to host one of three courses.
We have ONE place open for a volunteer !
Appetizer (approx 10 am)- Nancy DeViese
Main Course (approx 12 pm)- Jerry Raymond
Dessert  – (approx 2 pm) _______________________
There is a budget for this so you are not expected to purchase the food and supplies.  Please email me if you can host the DESSERT course.
We will have a sign up page at the next meeting for all members that want to attend this ride.. The price is $10 per person.  We will be collecting that at the meeting as well.  If you can’t make the meeting, but plan on attending, please let me know to get you on the list.  You will need to RSVP by OCT 22 so we can get the final count to all the Host’s so they can plan their menu.
We welcomed 7 new members and 2 guests 
Jim and Kari Wekseth
Jim and Elle Smith
Bob and Julie Ferra
Russ Foreman
Bill and Kate (our guests)
Charity Events coming up:
1. Pediatric Brain Tumor Ride (PBTR) – Sunday Oct 29th 
please register online and make your donation even if you can’t ride.  We want to win 1st place again !  Last year we raised over $3000 but came in second.  Please consider asking your employer, they might match your donation.  Sal presented the chapter with a plaque for our contribution last year.  This will hang on our wall at the dealership.
register, donate and JOIN our team: Southern Nevada HOG
2. Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) TOY DRIVE – Saturday Dec 9th
We will be collecting unwrapped toys for children ages 0-10 and then $25 gift cards for those children age 11+
We will NOT be collecting bikes this year.  It is just too difficult choosing those kids and families that receive them.
We will be getting large boxes set up at each Dealership during the next two months for your donations or you can start bringing them to the next few meetings.
Dealership news:
LVHD having a Tent Event – Oct 5-8
please consider taking a larger role in the chapter and bring some new ideas and rides ! I have attached an application for YOU.
Red Rocktober Poker Run – Saturday Oct 14th – volunteers needed.. if you can help, please reply to this email to get on the list.  We will be riding this as a chapter as well.
Steve talked about making sure you get your eyes checked yearly!  We spend a lot of time making sure our bikes are ready and serviced,  so we need to make sure our vision is also verified.
IRON BUTT ???  – if you are interested in completing 1000 miles in 24 hrs, please email me to get on the list.  We will start planning the route and date.
Road Captain news:
Speedo talked about some of the bike issues we have had lately on rides and asked that everyone remember the : T-C-L-O-C-S (Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis, Stands)
Nation of Patriots – Chuck announced that we raised $43,000 this year ! WAY TO GO EVERYONE !  as you all know, 100% of the money will be returned to us in a few weeks so we can give it all away at Nellis AFB.
The date has been set for Saturday Oct 28th to go to the base to present the worthy wounded vets.  Keep an eye out for the blasts to get signed up for base clearance. You MUST be on the approved list BEFORE the ride.  If you have a Military ID that is accepted by Nellis AFB then you are ok, but all of us that don’t, you will need to send in your information.
The ride on Oct 28th will still be considered an NOP ride therefore we will be collecting $5 per person the morning of that ride.
Friday, December 8th  6-10pm
Dinner, Dancing and Door prizes
$50 per person – limited space to first 100 people
Sun Coast Hotel and Casino
Pre-paid Reservations will be taken at the next two meetings Oct and Nov
If you can’t make the meetings, please mail in your check to guarantee your spot.
Sal showed us the group photo that was enlarged and printed on metal for the Dealerships.  It looked great ! Keep an eye open for it once we get it on the walls.
Meeting Ticket winners;
Kate Wekseth
Terry Gale
Beverly announced the two lucky hidden number winners in this months edition of the newsletter .  Congrats to Nick and Karen – Each receives a $25 gift certificate to Harley Davidson.
Nancy presented Speedo and Clara with a new bell for their help over the last overnight ride when she broke down.
Claudia thanked Bev for helping her with all the hotel blocks for the upcoming overnight trips.  She also went through the next month of rides and events.
50/50 winner – Scott Jacobson $102.00 – then seconds after he won he handed it all over to Terri “Peaches” so she can fix her bike !  WOW, what an angel !
We will draw Aug Ride Tickets at the next meeting
The Suggestion Box is at every meeting.  This is YOUR Chapter, so please share with the board your ride ideas and positive suggestions.  We go over each and every one of them at the quarterly All Officer Meetings.  Can’t make the meetings but have something you want to add?  email it to me and I’ll get it in the box.
Then we all ate cake !!   YUMMMMMMMMYYYYYYY