The Spokes-Women Reporter
January-February-March , 2011

This Month's Content
Motorcycle News
Cornucopia
Bill Kate's Spain Trip

New Member
Unusual Motorcycles


Member Update
Maria N. who was injured in an accident a while back is still in rehab but slowly recovering and tells everyone hi.


Birthdays
Michele M. 1/3
Lori P. 2/2
Kate C. 2/15
Carol P. 3/5
Stephanie G. 3/19


REMINDER
Article Submission Deadline for the Next Issue is March 20th


Meeting Schedule Announcements
For Sale
Ride Schedule
Club Members
Technical Corner


2010 Issues
Newsletter Archives
(1996-2010)

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President's First Message
written January 16th, 2011


Well today,1/16/11, was our first meeting of the New Year. Yes it was long, but we had a lot to talk about. Once we get through all the changes, I promise to keep the meetings short.

Now it’s time to tell you all a little about me. Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to ride. I grew up in Brooklyn, and did not have a place to store a bike, so I just pushed the thought aside. When I finally moved to New Jersey, I had my son to think about.

So when he was grown, and I was in my forties, I decided to go for it. I started out with a 250 Honda Rebel. Two years later I moved to a Kawasaki 750 Vulcan. In 1998 I bought my first Harley, a 1200 Sportster.

When I retired from Fedex in 2004, I bought my little Mazda Miata as my retirement gift. At the end of 2004, I bought my baby, a 2005 Heritage Softail for Christmas. I knew no one else would be buying such a gift, so I said what the heck. I told the dealer I didn’t want to see it until April of 05. Four days after bringing it home, I shattered the bones in two of fingers on my right hand. I was devastated.

Now a little about my time at Fedex. I was hired in 1987 as a part time flight crew van driver. I drove the flight crews between the hotel and airport. On one trip I met a manager from Memphis, who was in Newark to start up a new department. He asked me to send him my resume, and that changed the course of my life. I was with Fedex for 17 years.

Carol

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