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501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122
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HOGWASH
Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
January 2001 Issue

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Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. 2001

Director Director
B.K. Ellis
770-471-0306
bkellis1@mindspring.com
Assistamt Director Assistant Director
Dick Cadou
770-489-2887
mcadou@msn.com
Sec Secretary/Treasurer/Editor
Rene' Durham
770-944-1340
turbohog@IX.netcom.com
Ride Director Ride Director
Steve Johnson
770-942-5770
rhino2447@aol.com
LOH Ladies of Harley Officer
Patty Toney
770-948-3668
greenangel6775@hotmail.com
Safety Officer Safety Officer
David Olszewski
770-425-7126
Fullthrottle0001@aol.com
Web Master Web Master
B.K. Ellis
770-471-0306
bkellis1@mindspring.com
Photographer Photographer
Hank Somma
770-966-7924
skhank@bellsouth.net
Advertising Advertising
Jim Sherrer
404-626-8185
JSHERRER@mindspring.com
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Don Brown
770-949-6385
brown_j@bellsouth.net
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Vernon Eldred
678-715-0838
vwelbg6@cs.com
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Tom Sigerfoos
770-971-4467
dynabear@aol.com
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Mike Volk
770-949-9691
mightymikev@mindspring.com

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January 2001 Event Schedule

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. events are considered "Open" unless otherwise noted!

January 01, 2001
Happy New Year

Tommy Tyner Memorial Ride

Meet: 10:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: B.K. Ellis

January 11, 2001
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

Meet: 7:00 PM
BBQ House next door to Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
ALL Members Welcomed!

January 13, 2001
Buckners Lunch Ride

Meet: 10:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave:11:00 AM
Ride Leader: B.K. Ellis

January 18, 2001
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM Meeting
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta

January 27, 2001
Impromptu Lunch Ride

Meet: 10:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 11:00 AM
B.K. Ellis: Ride Leader

February 2001 Event Schedule

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. events are considered "Open" unless otherwise noted!

February 02-04, 2001
FYI...Great American Motorcycle Show
North Atlanta Trade Center

February 10, 2001
Sweetheart Ride

Meet: 10:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave:11:00 AM
Ride Leader: Rene' Durham

February 13, 2001
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

Meet: 7:00 PM
BBQ House next door to Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
ALL Members Welcomed!

February 15, 2001
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM Meeting
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta

February 16-18, 2001
FYI...Atlanta International Motorcycle Show
Cobb Galleria

February 24, 2001
LOH Lunch Ride
Gombeaux's

Meet: 10:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave:11:00 AM
Ride Leader: Patty Toney

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Event Statement

Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. chapter members. There are three categories of activities, all activities are identified as follows:

– Closed Events are those chapter events which are open to chapter members and one guest per member.

– Member Events are events that are open only to H.O.G. members.

– Open Events are those chapter events which are open to chapter members, national H.O.G. members and other guests as desired.

If you are interested in becoming a H.O.G. Chapter Member, contact Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Membership Renewal

Please see your December HOGWASH for your 2001 Membership Renewal form or print one out here on the web site, and get it back to Rene' at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta by the first of the year if want to continue receiving the HOGWASH newsletter and enjoying the benefits of Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. including your 10% discount at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. We have included a place for your e-mail address. This is becoming and important address in our electronic world. Thank you for renewing early.

Printer Needed

If you can help us with our printing of the HOGWASH, please call Rene' at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta and discuss what you can offer. Thanks, we really need some help.

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DIRECTOR'S REPORT

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself for those of you who are new to the Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. or don't participate much. First, I would like to thank Dan and his Directory's for a great year ... Good Job. I am B.K. Ellis. I have been riding motorcycles for some 30 plus years. I retired from the General Services Administration in 1994 where I worked as a Computer Programmer Analyst.

I am a Life Member of the National, Harley Owners group and I have three Harleys at this time, including a 1983 Low Ride. I rode my Harley to Sturgis Rally in 1999 and in 2000 to Dayton Bike Week, Myrtle Beach Rally, Sturgis Rally and Biketoberfest

I started the Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. in 1985 for Eddie (Harley-Davidson of Atlanta). Our first ride was to the Harley-Davidson Test Facility at Talladega Speedway in Alabama. I served as Director from 1985 to 1990, so I am not a novice at this and know how much fun and work is involved. Back then, the Atlanta Chapter, H. 0. G. was the first H.0.G. and only H.O.G. Chapter in town, so we had great participation and support from the Harley owners around town.

I think we have a great Board of Directors this year and I am looking forward to working and riding with them and "you". We still could use help with a Safety Officer and Activity Director positions. So if you would like to help us out, just let me know. No ballot counting will be involved, unless you are from Florida.

Ride Safe,

B.K. Ellis
Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR'S REPORT

I hope the holidays lived up to your expectations. I will try and maintain the level of intensity towards improving the membership participation that the previous year obtained. We, as a group of folks who ride Harley-Davidsons because of brand loyalty and the joy of riding have no other motives.

The only competition we as riders have is being able to find the time to ride as a group.

I've been asked to give you some personal information, so here it goes. I retired from the US Navy in February, 1989. Earned my Engineering degree from the College at Sea Program in 1985. Employed by Ingersoll-Rand till 1998 and have been a Consulting Engineer P.E. since.

I've been riding since 9 on a shared Harley-Davidson Sprint. Taught the Rider Safety Course for the Navy at NOB, Norfolk, VA. I resumed my active participation with H.O.G. in 1997 with the Atlanta Chapter and have enjoyed the company of these good folks since then.

RIDE SAFE AND LONG!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dick Cadou
Assistant Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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SECRETARY/TREASURER'S REPORT

Hi everyone, it's that time again, new officers. I'm Rene' Durham your Secretary/Treasurer. I have worked at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta for 11 years. Started answering the phone to make extra money to go to Sturgis Rally. When Jim and I got back Eddie asked me to stay. So all the fun began. Got tired of answering the phone so I started to help (Ha!) and the guys at the parts counter. I finally learned what all the stuff was that Jimmy always sent me to pick up when he was building bikes. I loved working the parts counter. Then they found out that I could type, so I started helping in the office and it's been up hill ever since.

I started riding 11 years ago. I have an 85 wide glide that Jim customized for me. If I'm not on my bike, I'll be on anything that might be available at the shop. I have been the secretary/treasurer for the Atlanta Chapter for about 7 years and have been on all the State Rally committees. If you need any info about H.O.G., just give me a call at the shop.

Everyone be safe.

Rene' Durham
Secretary/Treasurer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Ride Director's Report

I am Steve Johnson, your Ride Director for the year 2001. A lot of folks call me "Rhino" I don't really know why, but they have for many years now, and I do answer to that. I'm 53 years old, grew up in Red Oak, Georgia, wore out about a dozen bicycles, before joining the Marines in '65, spent '66 and '67 in Nam, got out in '68, when I began work with Delta, over 32 years ago.

I began riding with my Dad on his '47 Indian Chief when I was but a baby, sitting on the gas tanks in front of him. I did my first solo act on a dirt bike in the early '60s, bought my first street bike in '68, it was a '67 Triumph Bonneville. Then in '79 I bought a new FLH Electra Glide in Blue, then my next was a new, 95 FLSTC, which I still have, and then my lovely wife Sharon, for Fathers Day, gave me a '96 FLHTCUI, which we both enjoyed very much, and now we have a new 2000 FLHTCUI, which we hope to enjoy just as much and hopefully more...but I have loved every one of them. Sharon bought herself a 2000 XLH, but so far only our son Brandon has ridden it.

We have four sons and a daughter, Butch, Anna Marie, Jesse, Brandon, and Jay from 15 to 30 years old...WHEW!, no wonder I've lost my hair. Sharon and I both love being active in Atlanta Chapter, going on rides, meeting new people and being with old friends. We hope we can help make this a safe and fun year of riding for all. We are currently trying to put together a schedule of rides for the year. If you have any place you'd like to ride or if you have a preference as to a day of the week to have a ride, please let us know so we can try to work it into the schedule. There will be lunch rides, dinner rides, and overnight rides, weekday and weekend rides so everyone should be able to ride sometime.

Ride today like you want be able to ride tomorrow!

Please Ride Responsible,

Steve Johnson
Ride Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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LADIES OF HARLEY REPORT

Hi, and a big warm welcome to all you Ladies Of Harley out there! (and to you guys too of course!) I'm Patty Toney, your new L.O.H. Officer for the year 2001. My husband Fred and I each own our own Harley. Fred has a '96 Deluxe ElectraGlide and I have a '98 Dyna Wide Glide. I rode on the back with Fred for 2 months before I got my own bike. I just had to have my own. I got interested in L.O.H. because I wanted to meet other women who rode Harleys. I never knew how many I would meet that actually rode their "own bikes". They really inspired me when it came to getting my bike. These are the same ladies (Tommye and Judy especially) who have given me and continue to give me confidence and knowledge when it comes to riding solo. No, I am not there yet. I plan on working on that some more in the Spring. As the L.O.H. tell me, "take your time", and that is what I am doing.

So, whether you ride solo or relax on the back, you're still a member of The Ladies Of Harley. Our purpose is to help give women an active voice in H.O.G. With the help of all our L.O.H. members and all the new ones to come, we can keep our voice heard. When I first joined the Atlanta Chapter, I had all sorts of questions about L.O.H. and how to join, just ask Ginger. So for any new ladies out there, here are the requirements to join L.O.H. Ladies of Harley (L.O.H.) a program sponsored by the Harley Owners Group to support women motorcycle enthusiasts (both drivers and passengers). It is not a separate organization within H.O.G., but was established to encourage women to become more active in H.O.G. and their local chapters. Ladies of Harley membership allows you to participate in all the L.O.H. activities at various H.O.G. rallies and events. These may include workshops, seminars, photos, and other special events. When you register for L.O.H., you will receive an embroidered patch and a pin. Each time you renew, you will receive a pin indicating the year of membership. You will be identified as a registered L.O.H. member by having the letters L.O.H. on your H.O.G. card. The only requirement for membership is that you must be a member of the Harley Owners Group. To join, call: 1-800-CLUB HOG.

I hope that all you experienced ladies (you know who you are) and all you not so experienced ladies (yes, we know who we are), can get together, learn from one another, and have a lot of fun on the way. So with all this said, I have a lot of ideas and plans for the upcoming year, Keep the dust off your gear, get ready to leather up, zip up, buckle up, and gas up! Come on and ride with us...I CAN'T WAIT!

Email me anytime with your suggestions, questions, and comments: greenangel6775@hotmail.com (before you ask about greenangel, it's a Girl Scout thing. Yeah, I'm very active in this too). Let me know how I am doing.

Catch ya later, see ya.

Patty Toney
Ladies of Harley Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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SAFETY OFFICER'S REPORT

Ride your Harley "safely" and you will ride your Harley "longer".


Safety Officer,
David Olszewski
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

Please Don't Drink and Ride!
Friends Don't Let Friends ride Drunk!

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Activities Officer's Report


Activities Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Web Master's Report

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. on Yahoo!

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. has a "Club Address" on Yahoo at the following URL: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/atlantachapterhog

Please, check it out! You will be able to chat with other Atlanta Chapter Members. You will have to register to sign on to chat, load pictures and post messages. When you register, please give us you name, city and email address. That way other members will recognize your name and be able to email you as a member of the Atlanta Chapter and not someone in Kalamazoo. You will also be able to check out other Harley related clubs around the world. If you have problems, email me and I will try and help.

Jim Keely keeps the calendar up to date, so there is no need to miss an important event date.

This does not replace our HOGWASH Web Page, www.atlantahog.comor the HOGWASH Newsletter, just another e-service of the Atlanta Chapter.

B.K. Ellis
Web Master,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Road Trip(s)

Tommy Tyner Memorial Ride

This will be first ride for the Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. for year 2001 and is starting off nontraditional. As in years past, we have ridden to Buckners for lunch. Well, this year New Years Day falls on a Monday and Buckners is always closed on Monday. They said it did not matter that it was New Years Day, "they were closed". So, we had to start looking for another place that would accommodate anywhere from 50 to 150 people depending on the weather that day. The best thing that we could come up with is the Western Sizzlin in Griffin., I know it is not Buckners, but at least it will be all the food you care to eat. I know Lee will be glad of that. We will meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 10:00 AM and leave at 10:30 AM. We will do a back road ride, so we will not be stopping to pick up the south side riders at the BP station in Forest Park as in years past. If you do not want to ride to Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, just meet us in Griffin. We should be there between 11:30 and noon.

Hope to see everyone there kicking off the New Year with a great turnout. If the weather is bad, come in the vehicle of your choice.

B.K. Ellis
Ride Leader

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Been There Done That

Christian City Toy Ride

Last Sunday's weather was not very cooperative for riding to the Christian City Children's home, but that did not deter 4 brave souls who bundled up and came out for the ride on motorcycles. It was 36 and drizzling. Jerry Flynn and Patrick Abraham led the ride on their bikes. The rest of us followed in our cars. As we exited I-85, the Union City exit, Gary Swicegood and Gay Green were waiting to join us on his police special.

As we arrived at Christian City, the children were called up to see the bikes and have their pictures made sitting on them. It was fun to see their eyes light up as we unloaded all the packages into the storage room. We socialized with them for about 20 minutes and were invited into the Chapel by Pam Hopson. There we were informed of all the different sponsorship programs available to help these kids and had all of our questions answered. Pam told us how much our support as a Chapter has blessed them tremendously.

As we were leaving the home, someone suggested heading over to the Cracker Barrel across highway for dessert and coffee. Anything warm sounded great at this point. We had a great time just sitting, talking and stuffing ourselves with apple dumplings, chocolate Coca-Cola cake and peach cobbler. All a la mode of course. We had a really nice time regardless of the weather.

I'd like to thank all of you who took time out of your busy holiday schedules to drop toys, gift certificates and clothing items off at the shop for the kids. Most of all thanks to those who rode their bikes out for the kids to see. It really made it special for them.

Have a great New Year!

Tommye Sigerfoos
Ride Leader

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Tentative Events Schedule, 2001
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

January 2001

01 Tommy Tyner Annual Memorial Ride
11 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
13 Buckners Lunch Ride
18 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
21 FYI...Abate Swap Meet, Lakewood
27 Impromptu Lunch Ride
30 FYI...Abate Helmet Ride

February 2001

02-04 FYI...Great American Motorcycle Show
North Atlanta Trade Center
10 Sweetheart Lunch Ride
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
16-18 FYI...Atlanta International Motorcycle Show
Cobb Galleria
24 LOH Lunch Ride, Gombeaux's

March 2001

02-11 FYI...Daytona Bike Week
08 Dinner at Julians, Daytona Beach, FL
09 Lunch at The Deck, Daytona Beach, FL
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
31 LOH Lunch Ride, Light House Restaurant

April 2001

08 LaPrades Lunch Ride
14 LOH, Budweiser Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
20-22 Charleston, SC Spring Ride

May 2001

06 FTI...American Diabetes Ride
06 FYI...Abate Swap Meet, Lakewood
10-13 Panama City, FL Bike Week Ride
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
13-20 FYI, Myrtle Beach Bike Week
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
17-19 Alabama H.O.G.State Rally
28 FYI...Rolling Thunder Ride
29 P.O.W. Memorial Ride

June 2001

02-03 LOH Macon Braves Ride
08-10 Southern High Roads Trail Ride
14-16 Tennessee State H.O.G. Rally
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
21 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
23 Dinner Ride

July 2001

04 Dale Moorefield Memorial Ride, Bostwick, GA
13-15 LOH Nashville, TN Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
18 FYI...National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
27-29 Charlotte, SC Flat Track Motorcycle Races

August 2001

04-12 FYI, 60th Annual Sturgis Rally, Sturgis, SD
14 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
25-26 LOH Lost Sea Tennessee Ride

September 2001

08 Sho Booties Resturant Ride
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. 16th Anniversary Party
18 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
23 Blessing of the Bikes
27-30 Biloxi, MS Ride
30 Field Stone Inn Ride

October 2001

6-7 March of Dimes Ride
11-13 Georgia State H.O.G. Rally
16 Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting
18 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
18-21 FYI...Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL
27 LaPrades Ride

November 2001

10 P.O.W. Memorial Trail Ride
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

December 2001

02 Christian City Toy Ride
18 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

January 2002

01 Annual Tommy Tyner Memorial Ride

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Archives

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December, 1999 HOGWASH

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June, 1999 HOGWASH

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December, 1998 HOGWASH

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June, 1998 HOGWASH

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December, 1997 HOGWASH

November, 1997 HOGWASH

October, 1997 HOGWASH

September, 1997 HOGWASH

August, 1997 HOGWASH

July, 1997 HOGWASH

June, 1997 HOGWASH

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H.O.G. CHAPTER ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Personal privacy and security of information are mutual concerns of H.O.G., its members, and visitors to Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. web site. This Statement explains H.O.G.'s Internet policies and security measures relating to personal privacy and information security. The Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. collects and stores the following information about you when you visit the Atlanta Chapter web site: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access the site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. The chapter uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of its site. This helps H.O.G. to make its site more responsive to its members and prospective members.

H.O.G. will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. If you choose to send e-mail, registration, or other personal information over the Internet, you do so voluntarily.

The Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. will not disclose personal information provided to it except as follows:

At your request, which may be oral, in writing, by telephone, electronic or other means we recognize;

To assist H.O.G. in evaluating its programs and to continue to improve the quality of your on-line and membership experience;

When disclosure is required by law, such as pursuant to court order, subpoena, legal process or government agency examination or investigation, or to protect or enforce our rights;

To companies that perform services for H.O.G. in connection with your membership, such as data processing and financial transaction processing companies and agencies;

To Harley-Davidson affiliated companies and carefully selected third parties for their own use to provide products and services, or other opportunities to you, unless you have instructed us in writing not to do so; and

In connection with Harley-Davidson corporate due diligence and audits.

By your use of and connection to our web site, you understand and consent to this privacy statement. If for any reason you are concerned that the personal or member information maintained by H.O.G. is not correct or if for some reason you believe H.O.G. has not adhered to these privacy principles, please notify us by calling 1-800-CLUB-HOG.

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