Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter's Website. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta established the Atlanta Chapter on September 19, 1985. We are the oldest H.O.G. Chapter in Georgia. All of the officers hope you will take a look around and enjoy your stop here. Be sure to check out the Calendar. We try to keep a good variety of rides and events to fit into everyone's schedules. If you are a local or just passing through town and have any questions feel free to contact any of the Officers. If you are interested in joining the chapter, we have membership applications available here on the site. We are here to "Ride and Have Fun" and hope you will come out and join us soon.
Atlanta Chapter Officers
Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
December 2009 Issue
December 1, 2009
Advertising in the HOGWASH
Assistant Director's Article
Head Road Captain's Article
Safety Officer's Article
Activity Officer's Article
Membership Officer's Article
Head Photographer's Article
Web Master's Article
Road Trip Recap
Charities We Support
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Web Page
GA State H.O.G. Rally Web Page
National H.O.G.Web Page
Tentative Event Schedule, 2009
H.O.G. Chapter Online Privacy Statement
Member Benefit Change
Join the Group
Meet the Officers
Atlanta Chapter Picture Gallery
PhotoBucket Members ONLY
HOGWASH Print as Mailed
Rides - Rides - Rides
Atlanta Chapter Blog
Atlanta Chapter, 2009
Head Road Captain
Atlanta Chapter Business Meeting
December 1, 2009
December 5, 2009
HOGWASH Articles Due
December 5, 2009
December 6, 2009
December 15, 2009
December 21, 2009
Shane's Rib Shack Social
December 17, 2009
NO Atlanta Chapter Meeting
December 25, 2009
January 01, 2010
New Year Good Luck Ride
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:
If you are interested in becoming a H.O.G. member, contact Rene' Durham, or call 770-944-1340
RIDER'S REWARDS PROGRAM ENDING
After much consideration and discussion with both our customers and employees, we have decided to eliminate the Rider’s Rewards Program on December 31, 2009. You can still use your card and earn points from now until December 31, 2009, after that time no points will be issued. All points must be converted to a gift card by December 31, 2009. We are notifying you this far in advance so that you will have time to cash in or take your card to the next level before expiration.
Everyone here at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta is looking forward to new and exciting things for our customers.
Happy Holidays, no matter how you celebrate the holidays, I hope everyone will get to spend them with friends and family. Don't forget about your HOG family, start the socializing off with our annual Holiday Social on Saturday, December 5. The committee has worked hard to make sure everyone has a good time. With activities, games and contest there will barely be time to eat and let's not forget about the 2nd Annual HOGGIE Awards for all of those who went over and above this year. I hope to see all of you there. This is one of our biggest events each year and the best way I know to spend time with your HOG family.
As many of you know, I am stepping down as Director at the end of this year. It has been busy two years, and I'm ready to let Bobby take over the helm. I want to thank Eddie and Chris of Harley-Davidson of Atlanta for giving me an opportunity to lead the chapter, all the officers for working so hard and making my job so easy and Jeff Eubanks for working with the chapter to keep the relationship between the dealer and chapter strong. I especially want to thank all the membership for supporting me and giving their feedback, the Atlanta Chapter is a very big ship, and it takes everyone to keep it moving in the right direction. The 2010 Officers have a lot of plans, and I am really excited about next year. If you haven't renewed your membership now is the time to do it, you will not want to miss out on any of the Atlanta Chapter's 25th Anniversary Celebration.Chris Robey
Assistant Director, Atlanta Chapter
Please ride safe and responsible,
Secretary/Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter
Ride Safe and have fun,
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter
Tire Maintenance — What to Do
Keeping your tires in good condition includes constant attention, maintaining proper inflation at all times, and avoiding street hazards.
Tire maintenance includes:
• Riding your bike as often as you can to keep the tires soft and flexible to help avoid dry rot.
• Do not use anything like Armor All on your tires. These products rob the rubber of the chemicals they were manufactured with which are designed to minimize the effect of ozone.
Safety Officer, Atlanta Chapter
2009 Atlanta Chapter HOG Christmas Social
Well, it's that time again, the time of the year when people gather for the holidays, to talk, drink, eat and be merry. This year the Atlanta Chapter HOG is throwing a holiday party at HDA on Saturday, December 5, just for you!
The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for an evening filled with fun, fellowship and a few surprises. To start things off right, renew your HOG membership for 2010, and enjoy a 15% shopping discount on all H-D merchandise (except bikes) bring 5 items from the Operation Sandbox Georgia list for our troops (www.operationsandboxga.com), and get an additional 5% shopping discount for a total of 20% off!
To shake things up, this year's party will be a little bit different than previous ones. For example, we are calling for participants to compete in the first-ever Atlanta Chapter "Holiday Dessert Contest". Create your best dessert to share, and enter it in the competition for a chance to win some great prizes. Also, this year we are bringing back the walking trivia, as well as new additions such as Karaoke, Wii Bowling, possibly a scavenger hunt, and of course, everyone's favorite; The HOGgies - Chapter Recognition Awards.
We will be serving heavy appetizers and soft drinks for everyone. For adult beverages, we are asking everyone to "bring your own, and share if you want". The chapter will provide all the mixers, ice and cups. The cost of the party is $10 per person for chapter members and their guests. For tickets, visit René at the dealership, or respond to the eVite and pay at the door.
Please plan to come and visit with your Atlanta Chapter friends and family on December 5, for an evening of fun, food and friends.
Activity Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Who’s Riding Next to Ya
This month features two more chapter members as a way to help us get to know each other better. We've got lots of interesting members in our group, and it's fun to learn a little about who's riding next to ya.
Name: Donna Schelhaas
Road Name: Donna doesn't have a road name yet as she's a fairly new rider. However, her bike has the name of Luana because that's a name that Donna's dad called her.
What Do You Ride & Why? Donna rides a bee- yu- ti- ful 2009 Softail Deluxe. She chose this bike because it "called out to her." After looking at many bikes she kept coming back to this one because it kept calling her name….
Most Memorable Ride? The first impromptu ride the ladies in our group took us down to Hog Heaven in Hogansville for a good BBQ meal. This was her first big accomplishment on her new scooter and was her first ride independent of her husband, Carl. Way to go, Girl!
Name: Denny Heare
Road Name: Another long time rider with no road name (yet…)
Number of Years Riding? Since 1974 – that's 35 years for those that are math challenged.
What Do You Ride & Why? A 2000 FLHT is Denny's main ride because of comfort, but he hides a 1954 Pan-Shovel in his garage. For those of us that are not as knowledgeable about scoots, that's a bike with a Panhead motor (bottom end) and a Shovelhead top end.
Most Memorable Ride? Denny has a couple of rides that were the most memorable. The first was in the mid ‘80s when he was on the way to Daytona and only made it as far as Lake City, FL due to really bad weather, wind and rain. He also fondly remembers two rides to Sturgis from southern California, now that's a ride!
Melissa Fuller, LOH Officer
2009 has been a great year to ride a Harley! When I think back on all the fun times I've had with my Atlanta Chapter friends this year I realize what an excellent choice Melissa and I made by joining this group. November is a great month to get out the cold weather gear, (with a camera of course) and enjoy the holiday riding season! There are lots of charity rides and holiday festivities, so get out there and have FUN! Send your pictures to me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get them on PhotoBucket for all to enjoy.
Head Photographer, Atlanta Chapter
See you on the road,
Membership Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Historian, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter Web Page
Due to a review of our web page by national H.O.G., I have had to do some changing. I will no longer list chapter members’ birthdays on the web page. They will still be in the HOGWASH and on the web page in the HOGWASH Print as Mailed. I had to move the HOGWASH Archives and the HOGWASH Print as Mailed to a password-protected page. You will need a UserId and password to access these pages. I will print the UserId and password in the HOGWASH each month so you will have access to these pages. This is security protection for our members who names and email addresses appear in past and/or current publications. This does not apply to chapter officer/road captains per national H.O.G. This information is for Atlanta Chapter members ONLY and is not to be disseminated to NON-Chapter Members. These changes only apply to the web site. The HOGWASH publication will remain the same.
Keep Email Address Updated!
If you have updated your e-mail address, PLEASE send me your new address. I get several undeliverable e-mail messages each time I send a message updating members on up coming or changed events. Please, keep you e-mail address up to date and stay informed! E-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks!!
Web Master, Atlanta Chapter
Apple Fest Ride Recap
Saturday was cold and rainy, but not on Sunday for our Annual Apple Fest ride, it was a gorgeous day. The day started out cold, but beautiful blue sky and dry.
I picked up some friends' from Great South and arrived at HDA in time to meet up with 18 more friends. We had a great group of riders, all willing to follow the Bullet on another adventure into North GA on roads less traveled. I was able to stump some of the veteran riders with some great roads they had not ever ridden. That's the best part of any ride, to find a road nobody knew about.
We pulled into Ellijay and choose to eat at Mexicano. They handled our large group with no prior notice and gave us a room with a fire place lit and toasty! We then decided due to time to avoid the craziness (sorry Carl, next year!) of the fair grounds and go directly for the good stuff. We headed to one of the local apple houses and stocked up on all kinds of goodies. We then headed home, and everyone got home before dark! It was a great Day. Thank you to all my riding buddies for following me over the mountain's!
Diana Bodden, Head Road Captain
Haunted House Recap
The Haunted House (13 bloody pig) ride was the greatest ever! There were four bikes with five riders and five additional victims in "cages". You couldn't have ordered a better night for riding, it was perfect. We left the HDA pavilion and had a leisurely cruise to Jimmy Carter Blvd. where we visited The Netherworld. This haunted house was in a furniture warehouse and was rated one of the best in the world. There was everything from 15 feet tall creatures to sultry vampires there exclusively to scare the wits out of anyone and everyone. Dianna's friend Naomi was particularly frightening with her antics! We all made it home safely that night, and I had a fairly good nightmare to boot!
Chuck Fuller, Member Participant
Kilted Ride to the SMHG Recap
For my first ride as a "Road Captain" in training, I was pleasantly surprised at the turn out. Thankfully, I had Fashion to keep an eye on me. A total of 11 souls braved the 44-degree weather for a damp misty ride to Stone Mountain. Several were even brave enough to don their kilts and show their Scottish…well, their Scottish pride. We got to see lots of manly men in kilts tossing telephone poles (cabers) at the games and even got to hear the massed bands play. It was soul stirring. I hope to be able to make this an annual event! Maybe we will even come up with a prize for the ‘Best Knees'!
Until next time, ride safe,
Melissa Folds, Road Captain
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Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
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 web site. This Statement explains H.O.G.'s Internet policies and security measures relating to personal privacy and information security.
The Atlanta Chapter 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 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.