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IFMR-NA: Welcome to our website

Chapter President

Chris Jones

11116 Clarkview Ct
Charlotte NC 28269



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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.

The hotel is also very close by the MARTA station for ease of getting to and from the Convention. The venue also features free parking, which can save you some big $$. The registration link is https://goo.gl/2H3Ctl, or you can call 770-350-0000 and use the code IFMR when registering. As we have a block of rooms reserved, we need you to take advantage of them so we do not end up paying for them.

-->  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 chris.jones.rotary@gmail.org.


--> IFMR Annual Meeting: The planning is in process for this and more details will be forthcoming.

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Last chance to register for the post convention ride.   Please register for the ride at

And please register at the hotels individually (need to do so by May 20)

NOTES: 1) All Rates Quoted do NOT include taxes

               2) Rates quoted are per night

3) Call & register at each hotel separately

4) Ask for “IFMR” group block/rate

5) Each hotel will have a mixture of rooms blocked, some with 1 bed & some with 2 beds

6) We have 15 rooms blocked at each hotel.  Although they have various dates of last day to register, suggest you reserve your room as early as possible.  The ride is during the height of these hotels busy season.  There is no guarantee we will be able to get additional rooms at any hotel.


Questions or concerns: contact me, Gerry Jackson, geraldwjackson@gmail.com or ph 248-820-9804


Thursday morning, June 15,

Depart parking lot of (time yet to be determined)

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta Perimeter Center

1145 Hammond Dr. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Note this is the IFMR-NA designated hotel during the Atlanta Convention June 10-15


Thurs. Night June 15 – Sun. Morning June 18 (three nights stay)

Great Smokies Inn

1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, North Carolina 28719

Ph. +1-877-214-5547


Register No Later than June 1

$99 / night plus tax

Cancelation policy: no later than 24 hours prior arrival


Sun. Night June 18 – Mon. Morning June 19 (one night stay)

Jonathon Creek Inn Creek and Villas

4324 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751

Ph. +1-800-577-7812 or +1-828-926-1232


Register No Later than June 1

Mixture of King, Queen, and Queen with 2 beds rooms, all creek side

Cancelation policy:


Mon. Night June 19 – Wed. Morning, June 21 (two nights stay)

Little Switzerland Inn,

86 High Ridge Rd, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777

Ph. +1-800-654-4026 or +1-828-765-2153


Register No Later than May 20

$149/night mountain View ($165 deposit)

$119/night courtside view ($135 deposit)

Cancelation policy: Up to 10 days before arrival for $20 fee, after 10 days forfeit deposit


Wed. Night June 21 – Thur. Morning, June 22 (one night stay)

The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

2771 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746

(This is where the film Dirty Dancing was filmed)

Ph. +1-828-625-2525


Register No Later than June 7

8 rooms with King beds, 7 rooms with two Queen beds

All rooms $118.15/night +taxes

Cancelation policy: No later than 48 hours before arrival.


Thur. Night June 22 (optional one night stay)

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Atlanta Perimeter Center,

1145 Hammond Dr. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

Ph. +1-770-350-0000


Register No Later than June 8

All rooms $139/night +taxes

(Note for this hotel please mention “IFMR March 22 for group so as to not confuse with the room reservations during the convention)

Cancelation policy: ?

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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 is announcing the start of a Rotary E-Club for motorcycle minded persons interested in belonging to the Rotary but are unable to attend a traditional club.

This Rotary club would be ideal for persons wanting to be part of Rotary but have issues attending a traditional club for various reasons, meeting times, relocation, travel, to name a few.

Belong to a Traditional Club but are also interested in the Motorcycling Rotarian E-Club? Associate membership is available at a nominal cost.

Come join the meetings at:
Zoom Meeting Connection info: https://zoom.us/j/237350826
Download Zoom at https://zoom.us/download

Website: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/13769
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Motorcycling-Rotarians-979641405469362/


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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See the Upcoming Rides page for more details on these and other rides.

Be sure to look at some of the past rides on our Ride Archives Page.

IFMR-NA Polio Ride, Laredo, TX, March 25-26, 2017.

IFMR Spring Ride, Gettysburg, PA, April 27-30, 2017.

IFMR-NA Post Convention Ride, from Atlanta, GA, June 15-23, 2017

See the Upcoming Rides page for more details.

For info on domestic and international IFMR rides, also check www.ifmr-na.org and www.ifmr.org If you plan an IFMR event in your area, send information about it to newsletter editor Juan Yebra editor@ifmrna.org and to webmaster Chris Jones at webmaster@ifmr-na.org.

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Start planning your IFMR rides for 2017 now. Pick the date and location, then let us know and we'll help you get the word out to other IFMR members in your area. Also, let your DG, ADG, and district bulletin editor know; and ask them
to help you spread the word among Rotarians who may not have heard of IFMR yet. IFMR. . . Join, Ride, Share, Enjoy!!!


Please direct website only comments to chris.jones.rotary@gmail.com.

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