Officers' Blog

2014 Information

Hello HOG Family,
I would like to wish you all Happy New Year and welcome you to the 2014 edition of the FABULOUS 1580 Chapter.  … As you know this is a transition year for HOG.  Many officer positions have changed and our new team has already been working very hard making plans to bring new ideas to the forefront of the HOG experience.  With all that effort this year is sure to be a great one.  We have so many new things in the works already that I can barely keep myself from bursting with excitement.
One of the first announcements is we are changing our General Meeting day and location.
Beginning this month our monthly general meetings return to the American Legion Post 26 located at 2020 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.  And, instead of the 4th Thursday of the month our General Meeting will be the 4th WEDNESDAY of the month.  Our first meeting of the year will be held on January 22nd.
The post is allowing us the use of the hall at no charge, with the purchase of 30 dinners.  I would like to encourage all of you to partake in the dinner offering.  It keeps us from having to pay for a meeting venue and it is a great way to enjoy the company of your fellow HOG members before the meeting.   You will have a choice of steak or chicken and meals will be $14 dollars.  Meal payment must be made at BHD no later than the Saturday before the meeting.
I know that in past years we have heard the old standby complaints of, “it’s always the same dish”.  Yes it is the same dish, but, ONCE a month is all we are asking for.  The standard rules apply as they do for any food service establishment, NO outside food is allowed to be brought in and all beverage containers must be left onsite.  Dinner will be served at 6:30pm and our General Meeting is at 7:00pm.
At the first meeting we will be giving you a preview of all the exciting things we have planned, we are opening this baby up and letting her RUN.  We have overnight rides in the works, events being planned, surprise rides, night rides, Take Off Tuesdays, Harley Gnarly Mondays, Fun Runs, Dinner Rides, great LOH events and more.
I look forward to seeing you at the first meeting and as always, RIDE and HAVE FUN.
John Cleveland Director Bakersfield  HOG Chapter 1580