From the Director
As the end of 2020 approaches, a year that we will not forget any time soon, we come to the close of another Chapter period. The year presented many challenges and disappointments, from trying to organize ride destinations that would accept us, to having to cancel the popular annual Christmas party. The Board did their best and offered many local and overnight ride opportunities to the membership during 2020. However, due to COVID, we did have to cancel the regular monthly meetings, as well as planned non-riding events such as spring and fall parties and the holiday party as previously noted.
The end of 2020 marks over eight years I have been an Officer of the Chapter in some capacity. As such, I feel it is time to take a break and just be a regular Chapter Member for a while. Accordingly, effective December 31, 2020 I will be stepping down as Director. I want to thank all the Chapter Members, Board Members and Dealership Staff for their excellent support during my time as Director. It truly made my time as Director a very pleasurable experience.
Dave Shukwit will be taking over as Director, effective January 1, 2021. As many of you know, Dave has extensive experience as a Board Member, and will make an excellent Director. Membership in the Chapter remains very strong, we are financially secure, and we have the excellent support of the dealership. These factors can only lead to continued success of the Chapter going forward under Dave’s leadership.
2021 Annual Dues
For all the reasons noted, the Board has decided to waive the Chapter Annual dues for 2021 for all Members that paid their 2020 dues. You will still need to meet the requirements of joining a local Chapter, including current National HOG membership and completing a signed enrollment form. A 2021 enrollment form can be obtained from the dealership, or downloaded from the Chapter website under the downloads tab. Complete the form, including your signature and date (after January 1, 2021) and return it to the Chapter. The completed form can be dropped off at Wolverine H-D or mailed to:
Wolverine Chapter #1332
44660 N. Gratiot Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Also, beginning in 2021, your annual National HOG Membership card will serve as your Chapter Membership card. Once you completed enrollment form has been processed, you will receive a sticker to apply to the National membership Card verifying your membership in the Wolverine Chapter.
2021 Board Positions Available
The end of 2020 also marks the end of a two-year period for many of the current Board Members. This time frame is often a popular period to volunteer your time to serve as a Chapter Officer. This is normal Chapter activity and creates opportunities for other Members to get involved and bring fresh ideas to the group. The bringing on of new Board Members is what keeps the Chapter fresh and new ideas flowing. I highly encourage you to get involved and enhance your experience as a Chapter Member.
The following positions are available for new applicants:
Head Road Captain
Sergeant at Arms
Description of the roles and responsibilities for all these positions, as well as the Officer Application Form, can be found on the Chapter website under the Officers tab. You can also contact any officer for more information and an application.
2021 Annual Frozen Tundra Ride
As of today, this annual event is still scheduled. As in the past, riders will meet at Bob Evans in Chesterfield, and ride to Mr. B’s in Shelby Township. Of course, the motorcycle ride is weather permitting, and you can certainly come by car. The get together at Mr. B’s starts at noon. All details are available on the Chapter website calendar, or you can contact any officer for more details.
We will closely monitor the State’s COVID restrictions as the event date approaches.
It has been an honor of the current Officers’ to serve the Chapter and we all look forward to the future. We are blessed to have one of the best local Chapter’s and we are confident the Chapter success will continue going forward.