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IFMR-NA Presidents Newsletter - December 2012

Attached is the December issue of the IFMR-NA Presidents Newsletter, which includes the following topics:

* Calendar of Coming Events
* Council of IFMR P/DG's named to help raise awareness
* On-line dues payments prove popular, spur membership growth
* IFMR's 'PolioPlus' Bob Mutchler cited for his community service
* IFMR merchandise now available for orders
* More IFMR-NA events planned for 2013
* DG Chris Jones (D7680) rides a GoldWing to visit his clubs

While on-line credit card payments have become the most popular way to pay IFMR dues, now used by 3/4ths of new and renewing members, overall dues payments continue to lag. Despite several reminders by email and in the newsletter, fewer than half of current IFMR-NA members have paid their 2012-13 dues so far. If you're one of these 'dues delinquents', please take time right now to go on-line to www.IFMR-NA.org, pay your 2012-13 dues, and update your member information. If you're unsure about whether you've paid your dues or not, email IFMR-NA membership director Jean Dores (ldihrli@aol.com) and she'll double-check the records for you.

This has been a good year for IFMR-NA. Let's make it an even better year in 2013. With your participation and help, we can do it!

JOIN . . . RIDE . . . SHARE . . . ENJOY!

Best Rotary regards,

:-) Bob

October 31, 2012

IFMR-NA President's Newsletter - October 2012
October 2012 Newsletter, which includes the following topics:

Coming IFMR Events
New IFMR Caps, Shirts & More
IFMR Events at OBX and Smoky Mountains Draw Members Far & Wide

We've managed to recapture most of the IFMR photos that had been part of the old IFMR-NA.org website. Ride Guide Don Theile and several other long-time IFMR riders are reviewing the photos, identifying people, adding some captions, and organizing the photos so we can add them to the Picasa web gallery which has been added to the new IFMR-NA.org website. If you'd like to help with that effort or have old photos from the early days of IFMR, please contact Don (dtheile@sbcglobal.net) or me and let us know of your interest or what photos you have.

If you are planning an event in your area, or if you've recently held one, please be sure to let us know the details, provide a short report and photos, etc., that we can include in the newsletter and the website.


:-) Bob

August 15, 2012

IFMR-NA President's Newsletter - August 2012

Attached is your PDF copy of the IFMR-NA President's newsletter for August 2012 and related attachments. This issue of the newsletter and attachments includes

* Looking Back, Looking Ahead -- A brief annual report to members
* Coming Events
* New IFMR Members
* IFMR-NA Treasurer's Report: FY 2011-2012
* Jim Perra's 48-state ride
* IFMR Fall Get-Together in Great Smoky Mountains (and "Tail of the Dragon")

This is a great time of year to get out and ride. Get together a group in your area, plan to come to one of the coming IFMR events this fall for some great riding, great fellowship, and great weekend fun. I'll hope to see you there.

It's also time to renew your IFMR dues for 2012-13, if you haven't already done so. You can do it quickly and easily using our new on-line credit card payment system. Just go to www.ifmr-na.org and choose the link for "Pay/Renew Dues by Credit Card" on the left side of the page. Once you've updated your info and paid your dues you'll receive an updated membership roster by email.

:-) Bob

July 11, 2012

IFMR-NA President's Newsletter - June 2012

Attached is your PDF copy of the June 2012 IFMR-NA President's Newsletter, which includes the following topics:

> Coming Events
> IFMR-NA Merchandise Director Named
> More IFMR "Ride Guides" Appointed
> Mid-Ohio Get-Together Draws New & Old Members
> Time to Pay 2012-13 Dues; Do It On-Line!

What's the news in your area???
If you have information regarding future rides, get-togethers, or other events in your area . . . or news and photos from an IFMR event you've recently participated in, send it to me by email at bob@shriner.com and I'll try to include it in the next newsletter and/or add it to the website.

If you'd like to play a key role in developing IFMR in your area and haven't yet seen anyone else designated as an IFMR "Ride Guide" to fill that role, let me know and I'll gladly talk with you about the challenges and opportunities involved. It's a great way to simultaneously expand your enjoyment of both motorcycling and Rotary.

Join . . . Ride . . . Share . . . Enjoy!!!

Best Rotary regards,

:-) Bob

April 19, 2012

IFMR-NA President's Newsletter - April 2012

2012 IFMR Spring Get-Together in Walnut Creek, OH, May 4-6, 2012

Attached is your PDF copy of the April 2012 issue of the IFMR-NA President's newsletter, which includes the following topics:

  • First IFMR 'Ride Guides' Appointed

  • Coming Events

  • On-Line Membership Dues & Renewal Processing

  • IFMR Leader Profile: Marc Baker

  • IFMR-NA Merchandise Coordinator Needed

Also attached is a reminder copy of the flyer for the 2012 IFMR Spring Get-Together in Walnut Creek, OH, May 4-6, 2012. It's not too late to make reservations and join us for another Great IFMR Weekend Get-Together. But you must act now.

If you are planning a ride or other get-together for Rotary motorcyclists in your area, be sure to send me information about it so we can include it in the 'Coming Events' section of the next newsletter and also add it to the IFMR-NA calendar on the website.

IFMR . . . Join, Ride, Share, Enjoy!!!

Best Rotary regards,

:-) Bob

February 15, 2012

IFMR-NA President's Newsletter

Attached is your copy of the February 2012 issue of the IFMR-NA president's newsletter. Please take a look and pass it along to your Rotary friends who ride. It includes:

  • List of Coming Events

  • IFMR 'Ride Guides' Needed

  • Out of the Attic (photos)

  • Coming Events, and more...

As indicated in this newsletter, we're seeking IFMR members who would like to help organize rides and promote membership in their local area. I've already named several and I'll be naming more in the next few months. I'd like to have a network of IFMR 'ride guides' in every state and Rotary district. If you love to ride and love to meet other riders, I encourage you to become an IFMR 'ride guide'. Just let me know of your interest and I'll fill you in on details and help you get things started. You won't regret it!

Best Rotary regards,

JOIN . . . RIDE . . . SHARE . . . ENJOY!!!

:-) Bob

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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.

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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