1999 ATLANTA HOG CHAPTER NOMINATIONS
Although the hot weather is still upon us, it is getting near to the time of year that we start our 1999
Chapter planning. Yes, it is nomination time for 1999 officers for the Chapter. That sheet on the front,
that you just flipped over to get to this column, (see September HOGWASH) is the nomination sheet.
Tear it off and think about who would do the best job in each of the officers positions. After 3 years in the
Director spot, I am officially stepping down and urge you to look around the Chapter and choose your
nominations carefully. Some of the things to look for are how involved the person is in Chapter activities
and rides? How much of a leader is the nominee? Does the person have the best interests of the Atlanta
Chapter at heart? And, how respected is this person? Remember to place your nominations in the box at
Rene's desk no later than noon on October 1, 1998. The election will be held at the October meeting.
1998 ANNIVERSARY PARTY
The Anniversary Party will be on Sunday, September 20, 1998 at Harley-Davidson Atlanta Pavilion. We
plan to have good food, field events, door prizes and loads of fun. All Atlanta Chapter Members are
invited and guests are $10.00 each. All Atlanta Chapter Members are requested to bring a covered dish.
We will start serving lunch at 11 AM. If you have never been to one of our anniversary parties, you won't
want to miss it. If you have been before, you won't miss it!
A few rooms are still available for GATLINBURG Ride Sept. 26-27. The phone number is in the
UPCOMING EVENTS section of this newsletter. This promises to be a fun, scenic ride 'in the Smokies.
Come join us!
Career Position in metro Atlanta area for hardworking, honest, dependable person with a vast
background in banking, repossessions, wholesale and retail financing, truck sales and leasing and has
owned and operated a successful industrial floor-covering epoxy formulating company for 10 years. Call
Paul Gardner 404-768-8608
SLOW, LOOK, LEAN AND ROLL
Director, Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.,
Atlanta H.O.G. Safety
by Mendel Stafford
Where has the summer gone? It seems as if we were just in Milwaukee a few weeks ago enjoying the
beginning of summer. Now we are dodging school buses and dusting off the cool weather gear. We now
are entering a different riding season. As I have written before, I believe the southeast and particularly
Georgia, has the best motorcycle riding in the whole country. We can ride year round. However, we need
to be reminded of the potential problems during the transition from one season to the next. Particularly
during this time of year we could go from heavy gloves and full leathers in the early morning to "T" shirts
in the afternoon and back to leathers and heavy gloves in the evening. Be aware that the change in our
riding attire can change our feeling of the motorcycle, our sense of hearing and reaction time. Realize
that these factors will and do effect your riding safety. We also tend to be extremely confident about our
riding ability at this time of the year because we have been out there riding a lot. The more we ride and
gain experience, the more we have a tendency to get over confidant and forget our basics of safety. This
article is a simple reminder that we all need to slow down and think about the many things that may effect
or riding during this transition of seasons. Our goal as motorcycle rider is to go home after our ride
(safely). Keep this goal in mind every time you push that starter button.
Remember, If you are not safe, No One is!!!
Congratulations to all those who have taken a Safety Foundation Riders Course.
LADIES OF HARLEY
Ladies of Harley Report
I am sorry I have not had a column the last couple of months. We have been busy, just like everyone.
Christmas in July with Christian City Children's Home was wonderful. We had 13 people on the ride and
a Van full of items for the kids. We were able to visit one of the cottages and spend some time talking to
the kids and the house parents. It was such a blessing for us, as well as Christian City. We then traveled
south to Sharpsburg for CATFISH, Yum Yum! The day was a fantastic success. Thank you to everyone
who contributed and/or joined us on the ride. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Weather was great...
Route was great...
Sharing of gifts and ourselves was great...
Company was great...
And last but not least Food was great.
August 1 we had the 5th Annual Ride to Macon for the baseball game between Macon Braves and
Augusta Jackets. We had a good group to leave from the BP station at exit 69 on a beautiful ride down
the back roads and through the Piedmont Wild Life Preserve to Julliette, Ga. We stopped for a wonderful
lunch at the Whistle Stop Café and had those famous Green Fried Tomatoes. Some of the group also
enjoyed some browsing in the various shops in the little town. We had a few more folks join us in
Julliette. Then a couple from Macon Chapter led us down and around Macon. We saw some of the
beautiful homes of Macon, the Almond Brothers recording studio, and areas they frequented along with
their grave site. It was very interesting. We had another couple catch up with us in Macon for the game.
That evening we joined the other Macon chapter members and went to the ball game. The Braves rallied
to win 11 to 6 against the Augusta Jackets. It was a great' Some of us spent the night at the Quality Inn
and had a leisurely ride on the back roads returning home.
August 15 and 22 we plan to stuff rally bags at the shop. Then August 27-29 "ON TO THE STATE
RALLY". Most us will be staying at the Clarion. Rene has planned a Special Dinner Ride on Thursday
night for the Atlanta Chapter. I hope everyone can join in.
Please remember when we have a ride you can join us at any point along the way, if you cannot leave at
the same time as the main group, so come on and have fun with us as soon as you can.
We have canceled the ride to Cartersville for Sept 7. We will let you know what we plan in its place.
Be sure to watch the MDA telethon on Labor Day. Harley raised $1.5m for MDA. You will -.see-- your-
contributions from the National Rally and 95th Anniversary and maybe some of our members. Paul
Gardner will be there early so watch for him working the telethon and maybe some others if they can.
We having Fun and Hope you are.
Ride safe and have fun,
Ladies of Harley Officer,
Gatlinburg Mountains Ride
Saturday & Sunday
September 26-27, 1998
We will Meet on the Lunching Pad at the
Varsity at 8:30 AM and leave at 9:00 AM
Lodging is at the Edgepark Motel, Gatlinburg
Room rate is $59/night and we have 30 rooms blocked for
Atlanta Chapter member Only!
Don't hesitate to make plans to join us!
Question? Call Paul 404-768-8608
17-18: Georgia National Fair Ride
Meet 9:30 AM main entrance Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA, Leave
10 AM, 20 rooms ae blocked at the Quality Inn, Perry, GA, Rates $44.95 for 1 person
, $49.95 for 2 people, Call 1-912-987-1343 for reservations, Questions
call Jack, 770-389-5177
31: Shelby Ride and Cruise Nite
7: Cotton Gin Festival Ride, Bostick, GA
21: Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Christmas Party
1998 Georgia State H.O.G. Rally Scenes...
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