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About Our Club

Motorcycling Rotarians

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This is an Online Rotary Club
Connect Online via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/661981273
On-Line, MI  7PM EASTERN
United States of America
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Upcoming Speakers
NO MEETING - CHRISTMAS
Dec 25, 2019
NO MEETING - NEW YEARS
Jan 01, 2020
Alisa Clickenger
Jan 08, 2020
Suffragists Centennial Motorcyle Ride
Karen Bedonie
Jan 22, 2020
Challenges in the Navajo Community
Susanne Rea
Feb 05, 2020
World's Greatest Meal - Polio Survivor
Hailey Hager
Mar 04, 2020
Hailey and Hannah's Helping Hands Lemonade Stand
Tom Medema
Apr 01, 2020
Rally for Rangers
David Mays
May 06, 2020
Health on the Road
 
 
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Are you a motorcyclist who loves to ride and would like to connect with other motorcyclists around the world? Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship both in our local communities and around the world. Becoming a member of the Motorcycling Rotarians Club connects you with a diverse group who share your love of riding and your drive to give back. We meet online and ride in person.
 
 
Work can include construction of community buildings, schools, or small concrete block homes called casitas, Mission Bible School, clinical and dental work, special skill training, cooking, painting, general assistance at the mission, or other light construction and home repairs.  As a Volunteer In Mission (VIM) team member, you'll help change lives in Rio Bravo while having a life-changing experience yourself. Together with other volunteers you may help construct a community building (school, church, etc.), participate in running Mission Bible School, help serve at a remote medical clinic, or build a new home for a local family. Plus you'll establish relationships with local residents and others, and enjoy neighborhood children and adults as they stop by to see what's going on.
 
       
 

 
Eye Clinic Missions & Projects
As part of the club's outreach programs, members of the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians have supported and participated in several Rotary and VOSH* eye clinic missions in various locations throughout the world.
 
With your help, we look forward to continuing to provide glasses and vision services to various indigenous peoples that are less fortunate and often unable to have even the most basic of eye care and vision.
 
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Many do not realize used eye glasses need to be cleaned, adjusted, measured, packaged, cataloged and shipped prior to making someone else's life for the better. Even though we are an entirely volunteer organization and have no labor costs we must still purchase and maintain equipment and supplies and provide for the measuring, sorting, packaging and shipping costs of the glasses. We humbly ask for a small donation (suggested $10 per pair) to supplement our costs.
 
Donated Glasses Change Lives
In many regions of the "third world", eye glasses are a luxury item that most indigenous people simply cannot afford. The simple gift of a properly fitted pair of prescription glasses opens the doors to the opportunity for these people to better their own lives in so many ways. 
 
Without glasses, indigenous children are often unable to attend school let alone be able to read and learn.
 
Without glasses, indigenous adults with vision problems lose their jobs.
 
Without glasses, indigenous senior citizens become a great burden to their families and societies.
 
In these parts of the world there are no aides for the vision impaired. 
 
Without glasses, life can be dangerous.
 
With one simple act of kindness 
YOU can change lives!
 
Please send your used glasses
along with a suggested $10 per pair cash or check donation to:
 
Motorcycling Rotarians Eye Project
c/o Gerald Jackson
11305 Eagle Road
Davisburg, MI  48350  USA
 
You can also donate online by CLICKING HERE 
 
 
*The Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians conducts its eye glass project work in association with the Michigan Chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) International.  voshmi.org
 

 
Rotarian Gerry Jackson is in Guatemala on his seventh mission trip to Casa Colibri to bring eyeglasses, sunglasses and Rotary love to the folks who live in the region.  
 
Casa Colibrí is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization committed to helping the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala improve their lives through programs in health, education, and infrastructure.  Casa Colibrí supports its programs with funds provided by grant-making organizations and generous individual donors. All donated funds are used specifically to purchase medication, supplies and equipment needed to support programs or to pay the salaries of our three Guatemalan employees (clinic nurse, clinic caretaker and executive director.) All members of the Casa Colibrí board of directors are volunteers. All volunteers pay their own expenses to attend meetings or to travel to Guatemala to assist with programs. No funds are used for fundraising efforts or other administrative functions.
 
You can check out Casa Colibri on their website at casacolibri.org  and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CasaColibriUS/
 

 
 
 
  • If you didn’t make the call, don’t ever give out any personal information, even if you recognize the person’s voice
  • If it is not a trusted source, DO NOT CLICK ON THAT LINK!!!!!!!!
  • Hover your mouse pointer over a link to make sure you know where you are going https://www.goodlink.com    If you cannot verify it, you are better off typing or copying the link, rather than click on it
  • No legitimate organization is ever going to call and ask for your credit card number.
  • If someone calls and says your grandson is in jail in Paris, don’t send money until you verify the situation independently
  • If you didn’t make the call, don’t ever give out any personal information, no matter what the caller ID says
  • Keep backup copies of important information separate from your system
  • Keep all your systems patched and up to date (if you don’t know how, send me an email by clicking the link below)
 
For more information visit:  https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/
 
To watch the presentation from October 2, 2019 - click on this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dNB83oZGZE
 
If you have a question for Jim click here to send him an email!
 

Dieter's awesome presentation today (August 14, 2019) to the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians....

 

Dieter Shneider is a very interesting fellow with lots of wonderful experiences to share with us! Dieter has packed up his motorcycle and is riding all over the world visiting Rotary clubs in support of depression awareness.

We can all learn to recognize depression and to actively support those affected to accept the necessary medical help. Talking about it helps.

You can follow Dieter via social media (IG, FB) and his Blog:
http://www.aaadventurer.de/
https://www.facebook.com/Fellowsride/
Instagram: Fellows_Ride

www.mentalhealthamerica.net

 

You can watch today's program by clicking here

 

 
 
Upcoming Rides
Ute has found a great place to stay on the route, the Twin Elm Guest Ranch!  Please contact UTE for reservations instead of going direct! 
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We can book rooms, cabins, tent or RV space so there's something for everybody.
We will need to have to provide a deposit equaling of the cost of one night for each reservation order to block out the rooms for that weekend.
 
Right now they have:
(4) rooms with 2 double beds ($120.00 each)
(2) rooms with 2 double beds and 1 bunkbed set ($120.00 each)
(3) rooms with 1 double bed and 1 bunkbed set ($120.00 each)
(2) room suite with 1 double bed and 2 bunkbed sets that share a bath ($145.00 each)
(2) room suite with 1 double bed and 3 bunkbed sets that share a bath ($145.00 each)
(1) room with 1 queen bed ($120.00)
(1) cabin with 2 double beds and 2 bunkbed sets ($145.00 each)
(1) cabin with 1 double bed and 2 bunkbed set ($145.00 each)
 
Again, to help keep things organized please reserve through UTE. 
IFMR-NA Friendship Ride to End Polio
Johnson City, Tennessee 
29th and 30th of May 2020  
Ride routes are still being evaluated,
but routes will most certainly contain “The Snake.”  
 
See more info about "The Snake" here: https://tinyurl.com/y6axo94g
 
 
 
 

Lodging - Fairfield Inn 

3078 Hamilton Place 

Johnson City, TN 37604. 

Call (423) 900-8640 to make a reservation and

Mention IFMR for a special rate. 

If we can book 15 rooms, the rate will be $106 plus tax (this rate will also apply to May 28th). 

If less than 15 rooms are booked the rate will be $144. 

The block will be held until April 28, 2020. 

Cancellations up to 7 days prior will have no penalty 

cancelations with less than 7 days remaining will be charged one day of rent and taxes. 

A credit card will be necessary to hold the reservation & Marriott Rewards number would be handy  

 

Ride Registration will be a $100 dollar donation

checks payable to Polio Plus. 

Please include your Rotary International membership number on your check to ensure proper credit is given. 

 

Riders will have the option of following a ride leader, or directions will be provided for more spirited riders. 

 

There will be social events,

a trivia competition,

rally style awards (longest distance, oldest rider, youngest rider, most eventful trip, Motorcycle Genius Award),

fellowship, and dining out.

 

For more information, suggestions, or questions contact Jim Dodmead by clicking here

 

Registration is NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE to register now!

 


 
 
July 16, 2020
The day starts at the Fairfield Inn at the Wisconsin Dells
511 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
(608) 678-2676
 
Today's ride will take you to Richland Center, Prairie du Chien and end the day in Marquette, Iowa
at the Cobblestone Inn
100 North Street
Marquette, Iowa
(563) 873-8900
 
July 17
We will ride from Marquette, Iowa back to the Wisconsin Dells
via Lansing, MN; Viroqua, WI; Westby, WI; Cashton, WI; Hillsboro, WI; Reedsburg, WI
and finish up back at the Fairfield Inn at the Wisconsin Dells.
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
Questions? Send an email to Jim Lawrence, ride coordinator 

 
 
Three Upcoming Start Dates:
November 16-24, 2019
November 24 to December 2, 2020
November 23 to December 1, 2021
 
All leave from Cape Town, South Africa
15% discount on the trip for the November 16-24, 2019 trip!
 
 
 
Download the full brochure by CLICKING HERE