Dear H.O.G.® Member, Coos Bay Oregon Chapter #2137,
Many of you have heard rumors regarding the suspension of Chapter activities in the Coos Bay area. While this is true, we are looking at this as a time to reorganize, regroup, and refocus on the priorities and direction of member activities locally. Chapter membership on the Eastside (Roseburg) and Southside (Brookings) is not affected by this action.
While we understand that we can’t be everything for everybody, it our responsibility to tailor our program to attract and retain, even if for a short time, new and new to the area riders of all ages. Under our current structure, this apparently has not been the case. We need to take a short break in order to regroup and rethink our processes and priorities—thus the current cessation of activities locally. There is no set time, minimum or maximum, to accomplish this task. We are however, confident that by the beginning of the upcoming riding season, a framework will be in place to resume chapter activities in the Coos Bay area.
As a chapter member and owner of the greatest motorcycle brand in history, your input is desired, and absolutely necessary, for the Coos Bay Oregon Chapter to be successful for its second twenty-five years. We need your help. Please, feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with Al Pettit, firstname.lastname@example.org , or George Woolcock, email@example.com . Any input is welcome and will be seriously considered.
Going forward—Coos Bay Oregon Chapter is still operational. We have two monthly meetings scheduled at our other group locations in Roseburg and Brookings. Chapter enrollment forms for 2016 will be available at the dealership. Dues will continue to be $18.00 per year and membership benefits will remain the same, including store discounts offered by Highway 101 Harley-Davidson.
A meeting will be scheduled locally sometime during the first part of April. We hope that we’ll see many of the old faces as well as many new. As weather permits, rides will be scheduled during this break.
As always, Ride Safe and Have Fun.
-- George W.