Director's Blog

From the Director

OK…Our first general meeting of 2008 went off with only a few hitches. I think everyone had a good time, a good dinner, and hopefully, met some new friends.
HOG was represented by over 100 members, most who voted to change our ride days around and make the summer dinner rides into breakfast rides. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, HOG WILL HOST A “FUN RUN” ON THE 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AND A DINNER RIDE ON THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH.
HOG Fun Runs will leave Bakersfield Harley-Davidson® at 9:00am on the first Saturday of the month. HOG Dinner Rides will leave Bakersfield Harley Davidson at 4:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month . We will no longer use the Chevron Station at Olive Dr. and Hwy 99 as a meeting point.
81 out of 90 voters wanted a change on the ride days and 76 out of 90 voters wanted to change the summer rides into breakfast rides. The members have spoken and we will now listen.
Now, if you didn’t attend the January meeting, you missed a great night. We now have a multi-media projector installed at the American Legion. We used this to show pictures before the meeting and information during the meeting. From what the members told me, it was enjoyed greatly.
You, the members of Bakersfield HOG asked to be heard regarding a change in our ride days and you were heard!!! Members can also elect to receive an online survey to critique the meeting and offer suggestions. If you have a ride suggestion, please use the survey or contact one of you HOG officers.
I am very excited about the number of members coming to me asking to help out. I’m sure we’ll have enough to keep everyone busy throughout the year and hope to have a system in place to reward these volunteers soon.

We have some other exciting events coming up. We’ll start having a HOG BBQ on the 2nd Saturday of each month and Reggie has agreed to help out with that.
On February 23rd, Bakersfield Harley-Davidson is hosting an open house and HOG will host a Chili Cook-off. LOH will be hosting a bake sale for some goodies after some good chili so there will be a lot going on that day!!!
On March 8th, HOG is hosting a Welcome Ride. Amy Razor is putting together a Safety Rodeo. HOG members will be able to refine their slow speed riding skills during this rodeo on the parking lot on March 9th. HOG is going to put up some bounty for the lucky winners of the Safety Rodeo. Come on out and test your riding skills. This is open to HOG members only.
Check out our HOG calendar for more upcoming events including LOH rides and meetings. (I went to an LOH meeting and had a blast talking to some of the guys while the girls discussed their business.)

Our February General meeting will be held on February 28th at the regular time and place. Hope to see you there.