IFMR-NA: Welcome to our website
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RI Convention 2017 (#RICON17)
Have you registered for the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta yet? If not, please consider doing so, and soon. The last of the discounted prices end on 31 March when the registration fees go up. So get your registration in now. Visit www.riconvention.org.
A few items of interest for you about the Convention:
HOTEL: We have a block of rooms available if you are
in need. World IFMR President Raymond Plus has secured some rooms
for us in The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta Perimeter Center for
only $139 per night. The rates are good from 10 June thru 15 June.
The room block closes on 27 May 2017.
IFMR BOOTH in the HOUSE of FRIENDSHIP: We will have a
gathering spot in the House of Friendship for all IFMR members. As
the Convention is in the USA this year, IFMR-NA will be the host. We
will need some IFMR-NA members to help staff the booth at various
times throughout the convention. And in order for us to have a booth
at future Conventions, we cannot have our booth unstaffed. So please
consider signing up for a block of time to meet and greet all IFMR
members from around the globe, and also talk about why those that
are not yet members should become a member. To express your interest
in serving in the booth, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
--> IFMR Annual Meeting: The planning is in process for this and more details will be forthcoming.
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IFMR-NA POST INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION RIDE
Hey y’all. Welcome to the “South”!! Home to the Tail of the Dragon, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore Estate, Grandfather Mountain, and the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Our Southeastern Region Director Carlton Pernell has laid out a wonderful 8 day leisurely yet most enjoyable 1200(+) mile excursion coupled with great fellowship starting & ending in Atlanta, Georgia.
Day 1 starts from Atlanta, Thursday morning, June 15, 2017 traveling through Helen, Georgia to Cherokee, North Carolina. We will spend 3 nights in Cherokee, daily riding and enjoying various rides & activities in and around that area including the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Maggie Valley, Wheels through Time Museum, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, and the Cherokee Casinos.
We will ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and on our 4th night will be in Ashville, North Carolina where we will enjoy visiting (and perhaps even stay on) the Biltmore Estates.
We will then continue up the Blue Ridge Parkway and on our 5th and 6th nights will be in Little Switzerland, North Carolina as we enjoy rides and activities near there including US 421 (a.k.a. the Snake), Grandfather Mountain and the opportunity to ride your motorcycle on the Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tennessee.
Our 7th night will be near Lake Lure, North Carolina where we will experience Chimney Rock. And on the 8th day we travel back to Atlanta, Georgia completing a wonderful week of riding and fellowship.
Not enough? Separating from the rest of the group at the end of the Little Switzerland activities, we have an optional 3 day side trip to the “Outer Banks”: site of the first manned flight at Kitty Hawk, iconic light houses, ferry ride to Beaufort Nags Head, attend the famous outdoor drama “The Lost Colony” and then the ride back to Atlanta.
If you have never experienced riding in these areas, boy are you in for a great treat. For those of us that already have been to at least some of these areas, I’m sure you agree they are a timeless pleasure that can be enjoyed time and time again.
If you want to go, please register immediately at https://goo.gl/WoQ1pB. Also let VP Gerry Jackson know if you need to rent a motorcycle for this ride.
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Motorcycle e-Club now Forming
First and Third Monday of each Month at 5:00pm EST
IFMR-NA Now on Facebook
IFMR-NA has recently created its own page on Facebook. You can check it out and 'friend' us at:
It's another way for IFMR-NA to spread the word and for IFMR members and others to share information. Take a look!
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