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President, Chris Jones; cbjones560@gmail.com | +1-980-288-4007

Finding IFMR-NA at a booth within the Rotary International Convention held in Montreal, Ontario in 2010, and being an avid motorcyclist, Chris joined on the spot. He now serves as the Rotary Coordinator for Zone 33, is a Past District Governor in District 7680 (2012-13), served as an Assistant Public Image Coordinator in Zone 33 (2013-2016), and has served as the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (D7680 for 2014-2015). Chris rides a 2010 Goldwing and participated in the Ride for End Polio Now to the Rotary International Convention held in New Orleans, LA in 2011. Chris is a "perfect-attendance" member of the Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville, NC, USA. Since May 2015, he works for Stop Hunger Now as their Rotary Relations Manager, acting as the liaison for the global Rotary relationship. It's a fantastic hands-on service opportunity for all Rotary clubs to engage with.

Immediate Past President: Tim Cudd, PO Box 901 St. Peters, MO  63376, phone: 636-928-0047, email: tim.cudd@ifmr-na.org

As Past District Governor 2012-13 of Rotary District 6060 - Eastern Missouri. Tim has been a member of the Rotary Club of St. Peters, MO, since 2000. An avid motorcyclist, Tim is an active member of IFMR-NA and a charter member of the IFMR-NA District Governors Council. He serves as the Director of the St. Charles Harley Owners Group. In addition, he is very active with the Sons of the American Legion, serving as the Squadron Commander for Squadron 312 in St. Charles, MO, and on the Board of Directors for the Legion Riders from Post 312. Tim began a career in law enforcement over 35 years ago, working his way up to the rank of Detective with the Irving, TX, Police Dept. He continues to investigate insurance claims in the private sector, specializing in personal injury and property claims. He is currently President of the Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and received the President’s Award from that organization in 2007 and again in 2011. He recently received a five year appointment from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to serve on the Missouri Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners.

Past President (2010-2013): Bob Shriner, bob@shriner.com

An IFMR member since the mid-1990s, Bob has been riding motorcycles since his early teens, logging over 400,000 miles so far. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Washington DC and is now a member of the Rotary Club of Winchester, VA. A frequent organizer of rides for IFMR and other groups, he is known by many of his motorcycling friends as "Backroad Bob" because of his encyclopedic knowledge of little-known scenic back roads all across the country.


Raymond Plue, Past-President, Now IFMR International President

‘KING’ IFMR-NA ‘07-‘10, Iron-Butt, Harley rider since ‘62, Rotarian since ‘68, PDG, has joined West-Coast IFMR rides, has joined East-Coast IFMR rides, has joined 6 International IFMR rides, rode the Chicago Rotary Centennial Parade, led the ‘East’ of East Meets West IFMR ride to Salt Lake City RI convention, organized and led the international ‘Wild West Posse Ride’ in ‘05, enthusiastic about Rotary and it’s Fellowships, especially Motorcycling. Raymond was nominated and then elected to serve as IFMR's International President for 2015-2018.

Vice President & President-Elect, Gerald (Gerry) Jackson, Davisburg, MI.  geraldwjackson@gmail.com | +1-248-820-9804

Many years ago Gerry and his wife Debbie had their first driving date on a motorcycle. After marriage and their first child, like many young families, their motorcycling days were soon put aside. IFMR-NA Northcentral Regional Director Rory Windrim got Gerry back into motorcycling with a GL1200 Goldwing. Gerry currently rides a beautiful bright yellow GS1800A Goldwing. He first joined IFMR-NA at our booth at the 2007 Rotary International Convention held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since then, Gerry has participated in 15 formal IFMR-NA regional rides and has co-planned/co-lead 4 of those rides. Since 1996, Gerry has been a member of the Rotary Club of Davisburg, MI, USA. He is a Professional Engineer and works as an engineering consultant, primarily as an expert witness. His Rotary “career” includes: Rotary Exchange student to Australia, 1975/6; Past District Governor, District 6380, 2006/7; Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor. He has helped start 5 new Rotary clubs since 2004. Gerry also serves on the Board of Directors for Casa Colibrí, a Rotary based humanitarian organization committed to helping the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala. Gerry and his wife Debbie have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.


Merchandise Director: Position Open





Treasurer: Hal James, Columbia, MO james_hal@yahoo.com

Hal’s first motorcycle was a 1970 BSA 650 Lightning (cool bike). Been a Rotarian for 20 years. Past President of Columbia South Rotary in Columbia, MO. IFMR member since 2006.





Directory: Larie Trippet, Reno, NV  membership@ifmr-na.org

Larie started racing motorcycles as a young man in the So Cal desert in the 70s. Eventually he became very involved with a new sport: dual sport rides and became the first president of the dual sport division of District 37 of the AMA. He branched out with a true street bike in the 90s and still rides on dirt and pavement. His current ride is a 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure.

Larie joined Rotary in 1997, was a club president in 2001-2002 and later an assistant district governor. He contributes to District 5190 as the alumni chair and assisting with Foundation grants. He found IFMR at the International convention in Barcelona and has been a member ever since. One particular ride he enjoyed was the route 66 ride to the 2005 convention in Chicago.

Internet Development Team Leader: Ron Lyster, Santa Monica, CA Ronald.Lyster@lyster.com

Ron is a past president of the Westwood Village (Los Angeles) Rotary Club, a Founding Member of the Fellowship, and its second World President. Ron also served as the first “King” of the North American Chapter, organizing rides throughout the Pacific coast and Southwest, into Canada and Mexico, and to such Rotary International Conventions as the ones in Calgary, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, and Chicago.


Newsletter Editor: Juan Yebra, Panchuca, Mexico

Born and currently living in Pachuca, Mexico, Juan has lived in Mexico City, Toluca, and Vancouver BC.

He is a founding member of Real de Pachuca Rotary Club, and currently serves his district in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as its Long-Term Coordinator.

Holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems, and a Masters in Marketing, as well as Postgraduate studies in Education, and Business Administration. He also specialized in Graphic Design, and School Administration.

Although he still enjoys riding his Polaris RZR every once in a while, his main ride is a BMW r1200r Classic.






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.

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!!!


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