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OVMA Emergency Information Form 2020

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MOTHER’S DAY EVENT Has been rescheduled to 22 August 2020!
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1 May 2020

HELLO, FRIENDS: Many of our favorite local stores, shops, bars, restaurants, and other retail businesses are having $$ troubles due to current quarantine and lockdown mandates. They need support: please make an extra effort to buy some takeout meals, order stuff online at local stores, donate a few bucks, and give them moral support in any way you can. Thanks!

2020 BIKER EVENTS:

TOMORROW! MAY 2 – RUN FOR THE SON RIDE –  Hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride to Diamond Lake Resort. This ride is open to the public Meetups: Madras – Chevron Station at 8:15am, KSU at 8:30am; Redmond – Sheri’s at 9am with KSU at 9:30am; Bend – Riverwoods Country Store, KSU at 10:15am; Chemult – Pilot Fuel Stop at 11:30, KSU at 12pm. More Info: Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580 or email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.

CANCELLED: MAY 5 – FALLEN HERO CART ESCORT.  Contacts: Rusty Mann rmann@eagleslair.net or Len Parsons lenp49@gmail.com

MOTHERS DAY RUN on 5-9-20 – RESCHEDULED to 8-22-20

UPDATE! MAY 16- HIGH DESERT DISCIPLES’ ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN – Hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) Time to get the bike out and do some pre-season cleaning or maintenance. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

MAY 22 – 25 ABATE FOSSIL CAMPOUT More info: https://www.fossilcampout.com/

MAY 22 – 24 – 19th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. More info: http://www.runamucca.com/Burning%20Bike.htm

MAY 30 – OREGON VORTEX DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Gold Hill. Visit the Oregon Vortex, lunch, and scenery. Redmond Shari’s KSU@ 7am, Bend Riverwoods KSU@ 7:45am. Return 5pm. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

POSTPONED – MAY 30 – BLESSING OF THE BIKES in La Pine — Free Breakfast at 0830 at La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Rd, La Pine, then a poker run to benefit La Pine Veteran’s Outreach. Concludes at La Pine American Legion on Drafter Road with music, raffle items & lunch! More info: Robin Mirrasoul at rmirrasoul@aol.com Stay tuned for revised date & info…

MAY 31 – BIKER SUNDAY – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) and Metolius Friends Community Church. The service will be motorcycle/motorcyclist related as the pastor is devoting this day to the Biker Community. Service starts at 10:45am at Metolius Friends Community Church (575 Hood Ave #2335, Metolius, OR 97741). More info contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JUNE 6 – DOWNED BIKER POKER RUN – Meet up at Wildhorse HD store. Hosted by RodeHouse Biker Church. Free Breakfast at 9am; first bike out at 9:30am and last bike out at 10:30am. One hand for $15 and 3 hands for $20. Last bike in at 2pm. High hand (overall) wins $400. Low hand wins $250 gift card to Wildhorse HD. High ladies’ hand wins $100. Raffle prizes and 50/50 drawings. Proceeds benefit families of downed (crashed) riders. More info: Pastor Kinne at 541-508-6039 or kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 12 – 14 – RIDE FOR THE ALIVE 2020 from Albany to Coos Bay. More info to come. Contact: Penny at alrpost10oregon@gmail.com

JUNE 13 – MAUPIN MADNESS – https://www.cyclefish.com/motorcycle_event/29687

JUNE 15 – RIDE YOUR MOTORCYCLE TO WORK DAY –https://irontradernews.com/ride-to-work-day-2020/

JUNE 17-20 – EASTERN OREGON 4DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). All welcome to join for the entire trip or for just a section. Open anyone who rides 2 to 4 wheels. Chase vehicle for support/ gas/ luggage. Day 1: Hood River to Chiloquin; Day 2: Chiloquin to Crane. Day 3: Crane to Lewiston, ID; Day 4: Lewiston to Hood River. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JUNE 19 – 20 – High Speed Inc. in Redmond presents HIGH DESERT 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & poker run at Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond. Sign in at Hub City at 11 am, KSU at noon. $15 a hand or 2 for $20 (includes dinner and live music with Emerald City). High hand wins $219. Enter to win a brand new AR-15 and other raffle prizes. More info: contact Double A at 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

JUNE 19 – 20 – WALLOWA COUNTY THUNDER RUN – Info: http://www.wallowacountychamber.com/events/details/wallowa-county-thunder-run-19326

JUNE 26 – 28 – POW/MIA HIWAY DEDICATION RUN from Seaside to Ontario to dedicate Hwy 26 as the “POW/MIA Highway”. This run is organized by Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Assn, but is open to the public! Gather in Seaside on Friday morning, 6-26-20, then roll to Prineville to spend the nite. Finish in Ontario on Saturday, Back home on Sunday. Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwy-26-pow-mia-run-tickets-102701406672 or Brad Bishop at BBishop06@gmail.com or Larry Moyer at lemoldsnut@aol.com

JULY 11 – 43rd ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW at Oregon State Penitentiary: $45 entry fee includes: Breakfast and lunch, T-shirt, raffle tickets, DVD of the event, gift bag, group fotos and unique access to the prison grounds. Exit from prison guaranteed. More info: Jacques at jacques@bendtel.net.

JULY 9 – 13 – HELL’s CANYON RALLY! More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY 16 -19 – PENDLETON BIKE RALLY https://www.pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 – 2nd ANNUAL CRUISE-IN at Boneyard Pub, Bend from 11am – 4pm. All years, makes & models are welcome. Bring your bad a– motorcycle or car to the pub and show it off! 1955 NE Division Street. More info Liz Silveria at liz@boneyardbeer.com

JULY 25 – SILVER FALLS STATE PARK DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Silver Falls State Park. Redmond Shari’s KSU@ 7am, returning around 7pm ish. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JULY 31 – AFTER WORK DINNER RIDE – Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Paulina Lake to visit Big Obsidian Flow at Paulina Lake, return to Sunriver for dinner. Leave Redmond Shari’s @ 4pm, Bend KSU @ 4:45pm. Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, or email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

AUGUST 14-16 CMA’s OREGON 2020 STATE RALLY @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, OR. Special guests include National Evangelists Tom and Kathie Palazzolo. Everyone is Welcome. Registration opens at 3:00 pm Friday, August 14, and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Questions? Contact Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com or http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx

AUGUST 14 -15 CHOPPER TRASH SUMMER BASH presented by High Speed Inc. Two (2) days of riding, camping, live music, great food and better company. More details soon. For info contact Double A 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

AUGUST 15 – ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS Bike & Car Show – 9:30 am to 3 pm at Washington County Fair Complex 873 NE 34th Street, Hillsboro, OR. Info: https://www.salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle-show.com

CANCELLED AUGUST 22 – VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY

NEW POST! AUGUST 22 – MOTHERS DAY POKER RUN – Fiesta starts at 9am at Northside in Bend. Last bike out at 10am. Last hand in – 2pm. Poker hands = 2 for $15 or 3 for $20. Raffles, 50/50, music by Paul DeZee. All proceeds benefit a Veteran Mom. More info coming…

SEPTEMBER – ABATE’s popular TEDDY BEAR RUN. More info coming soon!

SEPTEMBER 11-13 – OVMA’s FAMOUS 9-11 MEMORIAL RALLY. Friday the 11th = meet and greet, poker fiesta. On Saturday: motorcycle run, bike games, and BBQ. Sunday the 13th : Breakfast in the Park at CRR. More info: Ringleaders Tim Wilson at OVMATim@gmail.com or Ray Rose at rayr@rosemachinery.com

SEPTEMBER 11 – AFTER WORK DINNER RIDE – Mt Hood/Government Camp – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Mt Hood Brewing (Government Camp). Redmond KSU @ 4pm. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ events or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

NEW POST! OCTOBER 6 – 11 THE WALL THAT HEALS coming to la Pine. Parade, displays, photo ops, etc. More information to follow. Contacts: Ride Captain “Kat” 805-248-9413 or Michelle H. 970-371-6260.

NEW POST! OCTOBER 24 – High Speed Inc presents 2nd Annual Ride for Veterans Ride and raise money to buy complete turkey dinners for Veterans in C.O. and toys for kids at Christmas. More details to come. For info, contact Double A at 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

BIKER WISDOM: Gifts not appreciated by lady riders on Mothers Day: shorts, yard gnomes, or dancercize spandex.

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! RodeHouse – A Church Custom-built for Bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting online via ZOOM. More info: contact Pastor Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

MOTORCYCLE UPGRADES & REPAIR — STEELHEAD CYCLES is a full service m/c shop. Knowledgeable, experienced work performed at Steelhead Cycles in Redmond. Ride smart: call Gary Franklin at 541-420-5122 to keep your bike at 100%+.

WANT TO POST YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

 


Steve Wilkes
Do not be anxious about anything: by prayer and petition, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6

 

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Mother’s Day Run Flyer_

MAY 9 – OVMA’s MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day.

Fun starts at 9am at Northside in Bend.
Last bike out at 10am.
Last hand in – 2pm.
1 hand $15, 3 for $20

Raffles, 50/50, & Music by Paul DeZee.
Raffle tix, ticket drawings, and prize awards conducted by the popular Patriot Pin-Ups!

All proceeds benefit a Veteran Mom.

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06 April 2020

BIKER WISDOM: On a motorcycle, no one ever asks: Are we there yet?

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! RodeHouse – A Church Custom-built for Bikers! RodeHouse is currently meeting online via ZOOM. More info: contact Pastor Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

MOTORCYCLE PERFORMANCE — Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is chock full of new gear: forward controls, chrome cables, grips, petcocks, & hard-to-find accessories. Vendors like Drag Specialties, V-Twin, Mid-West, Mid-USA, Custom Chrome, etc. See Steelhead Cycles on FB or call Gary at 541-316-1593. Ride in style…

2020 BIKER EVENTS:

April 11 or 18 – HIGH DESERT DISCIPLES ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN – Hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) Time to get the bike out and do some pre-season cleaning or maintenance. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

CANCELLED! APRIL 17-18 – SEASONS OF REFRESHING hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) at Community of Hope Church, 27817 SW Stafford Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070 Everyone welcome. More info: http://cmanwr1.org/OR/seasons-of-refreshing-form.aspx or contact Oregon State Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com

APRIL 25 – WELCOME HOME VIETNAM ERA VETERANS Parade & Expo at Warm Springs. Bikes stage on Wasco street in Warm Springs at 10 am. Parade starts at 11 am. After parade: Luncheon, Honor Ceremony, Exhibit, Socializing, Pow Wow. More info: www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212 or susan_guerin@hotmail.com Also, T-shirts available: $10 each or 3X and 4X are $12. To reserve a T-shirt in correct size, register with Susan at susan_guerin@hotmail.com

NEW DATE! APRIL 25 – HIGH SPEED INC. presents 2020 HIGH DESERT SPRING POKER RUN. Sign in at Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond @ 11am KSU at noon. $10 per hand or $15 for 2 ~ High Hand wins $219. Price includes BBQ dinner & live music w/ Derek Michael Marc. More info: Double A 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

MAY 2 – RUN FOR THE SON RIDE –  Hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Riding to Diamond Lake Resort for Lunch. All welcome. Info:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

CANCELLED – MAY 5 – FALLEN HERO CART ESCORT.  Contacts: Rusty Mann rmann@eagleslair.net or Len Parsons lenp49@gmail.com

PENDING – MAY 9 – OVMA’s MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. Fiesta starts at 9am at Northside in Bend. Last bike out at 10am. Last hand in – 2pm. Raffles, 50/50, music by Paul DeZee. All proceeds benefit a Veteran Mom. More info coming when the coast is clear…

MAY 22 – 24 – 19th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. More info: http://www.runamucca.com/Burning%20Bike.htm

MAY 30 – OREGON VORTEX DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Gold Hill. Visit the Oregon Vortex, lunch, and enjoy Cascade scenery. Redmond Shari’s KSU@ 7am, Bend Riverwoods KSU@ 7:45am. Return 5pm. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

POSTPONED – MAY 30 – BLESSING OF THE BIKES in La Pine — Free Breakfast at 0830 at La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Rd, La Pine, then a poker run to benefit La Pine Veteran’s Outreach. Concludes at La Pine American Legion on Drafter Road with music, raffle items & lunch! More info: Robin Mirrasoul at rmirrasoul@aol.com Stay tuned for revised date & info…

MAY 31 – BIKER SUNDAY – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) and Metolius Friends Community Church. The service will be motorcycle/motorcyclist related as the pastor is devoting this day to the Biker Community. Service starts at 10:45am at Metolius Friends Community Church (575 Hood Ave #2335, Metolius, OR 97741). More info contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JUNE 6 – DOWNED BIKER POKER RUN – Meet up at Wildhorse HD store. Hosted by RodeHouse Biker Church. Free Breakfast at 9am; first bike out at 9:30am and last bike out at 10:30am. One hand for $15 and 3 hands for $20. Last bike in at 2pm. High hand (overall) wins $400. Low hand wins $250 gift card to Wildhorse HD. High ladies’ hand wins $100. Raffle prizes and 50/50 drawings. More info: Kinne at 541-508-6039 or kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 12 – 14 – RIDE FOR THE ALIVE 2020 from Albany to Coos Bay. More info to come. Contact: Penny at alrpost10oregon@gmail.com

JUNE 17-20 – EASTERN OREGON 4-DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). All welcome to join for the entire trip or for just a section. Open anyone who rides 2 to 4 wheels. Chase vehicle for support/ gas/ luggage. Day 1: Hood River to Chiloquin; Day 2: Chiloquin to Crane. Day 3: Crane to Lewiston, ID; Day 4: Lewiston to Hood River. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JUNE 19 – 20 – High Speed Inc. in Redmond presents HIGH DESERT 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY. More details to come. Info: contact Double A @ 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

 

JUNE 26 – 28 – POW/MIA HIWAY DEDICATION RUN from Seaside to Ontario to dedicate Hwy 26 as the “POW/MIA Highway”. Gather in Seaside on Friday morning, 6-26-20, then roll to Prineville to spend the nite. Finish in Ontario on Saturday, 6-27-20, returning to Central Oregon on Sunday. More info: Brad Bishop with the OVMA. More info: BBishop06@gmail.com or Larry Moyer at lemoldsnut@aol.com

JULY 11 – 43rd ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW at Oregon State Penitentiary: $45 entry fee includes: Breakfast and lunch, T-shirt, raffle tickets, DVD of the event, gift bag, group fotos and unique access to the prison grounds. Exit from prison guaranteed. More info: Jacques at jacques@bendtel.net.

JULY 9 – 13 – HELL’s CANYON RALLY! More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY 18 – 2nd ANNUAL CRUISE-IN at Boneyard Pub, Bend from 11am – 4pm. All years, makes & models are welcome. Bring your bad a– motorcycle or car to the pub and show it off! 1955 NE Division Street. More info Liz Silveria at liz@boneyardbeer.com

JULY 25 – SILVER FALLS STATE PARK DAY RIDE – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Silver Falls State Park. Redmond Shari’s KSU@ 7am, returning around 7pm ish. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

JULY 31 – AFTER WORK DINNER RIDE – Paulina Lake – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Paulina Lake/ Big Obsidian Flow. Visit Big Obsidian Flow at Paulina Lake, return to Sunriver for dinner. Redmond Shari’s KSU @ 4pm, Bend KSU @ 4:45pm returning around 7pm. More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

AUGUST 14-16 CMA’s OREGON 2020 STATE RALLY @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, OR. Special guests include National Evangelists Tom and Kathie Palazzolo. Everyone is Welcome. Registration opens at 3:00 pm Friday, August 14, and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Questions? Contact Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com or http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx

AUGUST 15 – ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS Bike & Car Show – 9:30 am to 3 pm at Washington County Fair Complex 873 NE 34th Street, Hillsboro, OR. More info: https://www.salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle-show.com

AUGUST 22 – VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: Poker Run and Spaghetti Feed at Redmond VFW. Family friendly event. $20/hand or $35 for 2 hands. KSU at 9 am. Last bike out at 10am. Last bike in at 1pm. Guest speaker: Tim Chambers aka “The Saluting Marine.” More info: 541-815-7747.

SEPTEMBER 11-13 – OVMA’s FAMOUS 9-11 MEMORIAL RALLY. Friday the 11th = meet and greet, poker fiesta. On Saturday: motorcycle run, bike games, and BBQ. Sunday the 13th : Breakfast in the Park at CRR. More info: Ringleaders Tim Wilson at OVMATim@gmail.com or Ray Rose at rayr@rosemachinery.com

SEPTEMBER 11 – AFTER WORK DINNER RIDE – Mt Hood/Government Camp – Organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Ride from Redmond to Mt Hood Brewing (Government Camp). Redmond KSU @ 4pm. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighDesertDisciplesofOregon/ events or contact Alan Longworth at 541-979-6580, email: alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

MORE Events & Info coming:

SEPTEMBER – ABATE’s FAMOUS Teddy Bear Run
MAY 22 – 25 – ABATE FOSSIL Campout
JUNE13 – Maupin Madness
JUNE 15 – Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day
JUNE 19 – 20 – Wallowa County Thunder Run
JULY 16 -19 – Pendleton Bike Rally https://www.pendletonbikeweek.com/

WANT TO POST YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes

12 March 2020

BIKER WISDOM: Never twist the throttle with your ego.

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A Church Custom-built for Bikers! RodeHouse meets at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” group then rides to different destinations for relaxed worship. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

MOTORCYCLE PERFORMANCE — Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary now sez: RIDING SEASON IS HERE! To schedule your bike for optimal 2020 riding, call Gary at 541-420-5122. Ride on…

2020 BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SUNDAY! MARCH 15 – MEMORIAL EVENT FOR MITCH DRUREY. Hosted by the crew at Northside Grill on Boyd Acres Road in Bend. Celebrate Mitch’s life from 2pm to 5 pm: share the mic with your memories and stories about Mitch. 50/50 raffle. Winner of the 50/50 will be announced at 4:30pm. NOTICE: spaghetti feed previously advertised has been canceled. Other culinary delights will be available. From 5pm to 8pm — Music with David Miller. All donations & proceeds will go to the funeral home for expenses.

THIS SUNDAY! MARCH 15 – OPEN HOUSE at WILD RIDE BREWERY in Redmond from 1pm-5pm. Bikes and flags highly encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome and requested to bring Fire Regalia. Three (3) antique fire trucks also due to be on site. All proceeds go to Union #3650 and benefit fire victims and their families. Kid friendly event.

MARCH 28 – HIGH SPEED INC. presents 2020 HIGH DESERT SPRING POKER RUN. Sign in at Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond @ 11am KSU at noon. $10 per hand or $15 for 2 ~ High Hand wins $219. Price includes BBQ dinner & live music w/ Derek Michael Marc. More info: Double A 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

APRIL 17-18 – SEASONS OF REFRESHING hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) at Community of Hope Church, 27817 SW Stafford Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070 Everyone welcome. More info:http://cmanwr1.org/OR/seasons-of-refreshing-form.aspx or contact Oregon State Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com

APRIL 25 – WELCOME HOME VIETNAM ERA VETERANS Parade & Expo at Warm Springs. Bikes stage on Wasco street in Warm Springs at 10 am. Parade starts at 11 am. After parade: Luncheon, Honor Ceremony, Exhibit, Socializing, Pow Wow. More info: www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212 or susan_guerin@hotmail.com Also, T-shirts available: $10 each or 3X and 4X are $12. To reserve a T-shirt in correct size, register with Susan at susan_guerin@hotmail.com

MAY 5 – FALLEN HERO CART ESCORT.  Staging at Hub City at 9 am. More info to come. Contacts: Rusty Mann rmann@eagleslair.net or Len Parsons lenp49@gmail.com

MAY 9 – OVMA’s MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. All proceeds benefit a Veteran Mom or a Veteran-related Mom. More info: coming soon…

MAY 22 – 24 – 19th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. More info: http://www.runamucca.com/Burning%20Bike.htm

MAY 30 – BLESSING OF THE BIKES in La Pine — Free Breakfast at 0830 at La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Rd, La Pine, then a poker run to benefit La Pine Veteran’s Outreach. Concludes at La Pine American Legion on Drafter Road with a band, raffle items and lunch! More info: Robin Mirrasoul at rmirrasoul@aol.com or call (541) 536-1593.

JUNE 6 – DOWNED BIKER POKER RUN – Meet up at Wildhorse HD store. Hosted by RodeHouse Biker Church. Free Breakfast at 9am; first bike out at 9:30am and last bike out at 10:30am. One hand for $15 and 3 hands for $20. Last bike in at 3pm. High hand (overall) wins $400. Low hand wins $250 gift card to Wildhorse HD. High ladies’ hand wins $100. Raffle prizes and 50/50 drawings. More info: Kinne at 541-508-6039 or kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 12 – 14 – RIDE FOR THE ALIVE 2020 from Albany to Coos Bay. More info to come. Contact: Penny at alrpost10oregon@gmail.com

JUNE 19 – 20 – High Speed Inc. in Redmond presents HIGH DESERT 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY. More details to come. Info: contact Double A @ 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

 

JUNE 26 – 28 – POW/MIA RUN from Seaside to Ontario to dedicate Hwy 26 as the “POW/MIA Highway”. Gather in Seaside on Friday morning, 6-26-20, then roll to Prineville to spend the nite. Finish in Ontario on Saturday, 6-27-20, returning to Central Oregon on Sunday. More info: Brad Bishop with OVMA at BBishop06@gmail.com or Larry Moyer with the OVMA at lemoldsnut@aol.com  

JULY 11 – 43rd ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW at Oregon State Penitentiary: $45 entry fee includes: Breakfast and lunch, T-shirt, raffle tickets, DVD of the event, gift bag, group fotos and unique access to the prison grounds. Exit from prison guaranteed. More info: Jacques at jacques@bendtel.net.

JULY 9 – 13 – HELL’s CANYON RALLY! More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY 18 – 2nd ANNUAL CRUISE-IN at Boneyard Pub, Bend from 11am – 4pm. All years, makes & models are welcome. Bring your bad a– motorcycle or car to the pub and show it off! 1955 NE Division Street. More info Liz Silveria at liz@boneyardbeer.com

AUGUST 14-16 CMA’s OREGON 2020 STATE RALLY @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, OR. Special guests include National Evangelists Tom and Kathie Palazzolo. Everyone is Welcome. Registration opens at 3:00 pm Friday, August 14, and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Questions? Contact Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com or http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx

AUGUST 15 – ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS Bike & Car Show – 9:30 am to 3 pm at Washington County Fair Complex 873 NE 34th Street, Hillsboro, OR. More info: https://www.salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle-show.com

AUGUST 22 – VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: Poker Run and Spaghetti Feed at Redmond VFW. Family friendly event. $20/hand or $35 for 2 hands. KSU at 9 am. Last bike out at 10am. Last bike in at 1pm. Guest speaker: Tim Chambers aka “The Saluting Marine.” More info: 541-815-7747.

SEPTEMBER 11-12 – OVMA’s famous 9-11 RALLY. Friday the 11th = golf tourney, meet and greet, and poker fiesta. On Saturday: motorcycle run, bike games, and BBQ. More info TBD. Ringleaders are Tim Wilson at OVMATim@gmail.com or Ray Rose at rayr@rosemachinery.com

…More EVENTS coming….

WANT TO POST YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Thank You, Creator God, for this elaborate world You designed, and built, for us. – Remi Dyedele

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05 March 2020

BIKER WISDOM: When your ride isn’t going right, go left.

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse meets at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” group then rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

MOTORCYCLE PERFORMANCE — Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: “Believe it or not, Spring is ALMOST HERE! Now is the time to get your bike ready: “Stay ahead of the pack and not stuck in the back!” To schedule your bike for Spring riding, call Gary at 541-420-5122. Ride on…

2020 BIKER EVENTS:

MARCH 15 – OPEN HOUSE at WILD RIDE BREWERY in Redmond from 1pm-5pm. Bikes and flags highly encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome and requested to bring Fire Regalia. Three (3) antique fire trucks also due to be on site. All proceeds go to Union #3650 and benefit fire victims and their families. Kid friendly event.

MARCH 28 – HIGH SPEED INC. presents 2020 HIGH DESERT SPRING POKER RUN. Sign in at Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond @ 11am KSU at noon. $10 per hand or $15 for 2 ~ High Hand wins $219. Price includes BBQ dinner & live music w/ Derek Michael Marc. More info: Double A 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

APRIL 17-18 – SEASONS OF REFRESHING hosted by Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) at Community of Hope Church, 27817 SW Stafford Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070 Everyone welcome. More info:http://cmanwr1.org/OR/seasons-of-refreshing-form.aspx or contact Oregon State Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com

APRIL 25 – WELCOME HOME VIETNAM ERA VETERANS Parade & Expo at Warm Springs. Bikes stage at 10 am. Parade starts at 11 am. After parade: Luncheon, Honor Ceremony, Exhibit, Socializing, Pow Wow. More info: www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212 or susan_guerin@hotmail.com Also, T-shirts available: $10 each or 3X and 4X are $12. To reserve a T-shirt in correct size, register with Susan at susan_guerin@hotmail.com

MAY 5 – FALLEN HERO CART ESCORT.  Staging at Hub City at 9 am. More info to come. Contacts: Rusty Mann rmann@eagleslair.net or Len Parsons lenp49@gmail.com

MAY 9 – OVMA’s MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. All proceeds benefit a Veteran Mom or a Veteran-related Mother. More info: coming soon…

MAY 22 – 24 – 19th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. More info: http://www.runamucca.com/Burning%20Bike.htm

MAY 30 – BLESSING OF THE BIKES in La Pine — Free Breakfast at 0830 at La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Rd, La Pine, then a poker run to benefit La Pine Veteran’s Outreach. Concludes at La Pine American Legion on Drafter Road with a band, raffle items and lunch! More info: Robin Mirrasoul at rmirrasoul@aol.com or call (541) 536-1593.

JUNE 12 – 14 – RIDE FOR THE ALIVE 2020 from Albany to Coos Bay. More info to come. Contact: Penny at alrpost10oregon@gmail.com

JUNE 19 – 20 – High Speed Inc. in Redmond presents HIGH DESERT 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY. More details to come. Info: contact Double A @ 541-550-6845 or www.brotherspeedmc.com

 

JUNE 26 – 28 – POW/MIA RUN from Seaside to Ontario to dedicate Hwy 26 as the “POW/MIA Highway”.

Gather in Seaside on Friday morning, 6-26-20, then roll to Prineville to spend the nite. Finish in Ontario on Saturday, 6-27-20, returning to Central Oregon on Sunday. Contact is Brad Bishop with the OVMA. More: BBishop06@gmail.com

JULY 11 – 43rd ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW at Oregon State Penitentiary: $45 entry fee includes: Breakfast and lunch, T-shirt, raffle tickets, DVD of the event, gift bag, and group fotos. More info: Jacques at jacques@bendtel.net.

JULY 9 – 13 – HELL’s CANYON RALLY! More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY 18 – 2nd ANNUAL CRUISE-IN at Boneyard Pub, Bend from 11am – 4pm. All years, makes & models are welcome. Bring your bad a– motorcycle or car to the pub and show it off! 1955 NE Division Street. More info Liz Silveria at liz@boneyardbeer.com

AUGUST 14-16 CMA’s OREGON 2020 STATE RALLY @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras, OR. Special guests include National Evangelists Tom and Kathie Palazzolo. Everyone is Welcome. Registration opens at 3:00 pm Friday, August 14, and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Questions? Contact Coordinator: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885, email: ctbrd02@gmail.com or http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx

AUGUST 15 – ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS Bike & Car Show – 9:30 am to 3 pm at Washington County Fair Complex 873 NE 34th Street, Hillsboro, OR. More info: https://www.salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle-show.com

AUGUST 22 – VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: Poker Run and Spaghetti Feed at Redmond VFW. Family friendly event. $20/hand or $35 for 2 hands. KSU at 9 am. Last bike out at 10am. Last bike in at 1pm. Guest speaker: Tim Chambers aka “The Saluting Marine.” More info: 541-815-7747.

SEPTEMBER 11-12 – OVMA’s famous 9-11 RALLY. Friday the 11th = golf tourney, meet and greet, and poker fiesta. On Saturday: motorcycle run, bike games, and BBQ. More info TBD. Ringleaders are Tim Wilson at OVMATim@gmail.com or Ray Rose at rayr@rosemachinery.com

WANT TO POST YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Rejoice! Jesus proved that you are worth dying for. – Mike Wittmer

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17 January 2020

HDE,

Our Chapter meeting this Saturday (the 18th) at 0900 at the Northside.  Show up early for breakfast. Minutes from the last meeting are attached. An agenda for the upcoming meeting is also attached.

Bill Kenyon is our Quartermaster. If you need something, let him knowbiklover52@aol.com or (541) 350-2862.

Yes, we are still getting together Friday nights (except Friday the 26th) at Ray’s house to work on bikes and play Texas Hold’em. We get started about 6pm. Many of you have contributed a dinner or helped keep the fridge stocked with refreshments, Thanks!

Directions, in case you don’t know:

From Bend,
Go East on HWY 20
Right on Ward Rd,
2nd Left on Old Red Rd,
3rd house on right
21651 Old Red Rd

See you all tomorrow:

Larry Moyer
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association
H.D.E.
Chapter Secretary
541-815-4363
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4 December 2019

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

 

VETERAN EVENTS

as of 12-3-19
DECEMBER 7 – BEND FAMILY HOLIDAY FESTIVAL! 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Bend Armory, 875 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702. Open to all Military-oriented families. Community resources available for military families to connect with. Event will have Santa, crafts and stocking stuffers. More info: Lorene Moore @ 503.584.2390 or lorene.f.moore.ctr@mail.mil

DECEMBER 7 – FESTIVAL OF TREES! on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am – 2 pm. Admission is free. Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Gala event and live auction: 5 – 9 pm. Tickets: https://www.hospiceofredmond.org/festival-of-trees/ or call 541-548-7483.

DECEMBER 7 – REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR! – the 78th anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor which propelled our nation into WWII. This Saturday, 12-7-19, the Bend Heroes Foundation and volunteers will honor the 2,400 service men and civilians killed and another 1,000 wounded. American flags will be installed at Bend Heroes Memorial in Brooks Park and on Veterans Memorial Bridge (Newport Ave.). Bend’s only living Pearl Harbor Survivor, Mr. Dick Higgins, and WWII Veterans will be the honored guests. Volunteers needed! Assemble at Bend Heroes Memorial in Brooks Park (corner of Newport Ave. and NW Drake Rd.) at 8:00 am for the 30 minute ceremony. Flags will be on display during the Bend Christmas Parade and removed at 3:00 pm. More info: Dick Tobiason, President & Founder, Bend Heroes Foundation, at 541-390-9932 or dtobiason@bendcable.com

DECEMBER 9 – HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE! around Bend. Boarding time is at 4:15pm at 2221 NE 3rd Street in Bend. Train departs at 4:30pm and returns at 6:00pm. Rumor has it that Santa may be onboard, plus hot chocolate and snacks, plus maybe some ornaments for the kids. BNSF’s priority for attendance for this event is current military and their families. This includes Reserve, Active Branches of Military, and the Guard (Air, Army, Coast). BNSF will also have waiting lists for Veterans and others to be sure the train is at full capacity. RSVP to Darlene Strupith at darlene.o.strupith.ctr@mail.mil

DECEMBER 10 – ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY at the Jefferson County Community Center @ 5pm, 860 SW Madison St. Madras, Oregon, 97741. Free dinner and stocking stuffers provided to Veterans, service-members and their families. Dinner catered by Black Bear Diner! Come and meet Mr.&Mrs. Santa Clause! More info: 541-474-5228 or Kayla.Goodman@co.jefferson.or.us

DECEMBER 11 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL MEETING at 1400 at VFW Post 1643, @ 1503 NE 4th St, Bend OR 97701. Featured speakers: Ed Owens, Director of Advanced Training: Grief Recovery Method (GRM); and Gordon Price and Marcus Legrand from COCC to discuss “Evolve”, the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.

DECEMBER 14 – WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – Once again this year, the Bend American Legion and Auxiliary are honoring U.S. military service members who have gone before us, by laying wreaths on their graves at Christmas time. This is done through the Wreaths Across America program. By sponsoring one or more wreaths at $15 each, you can provide wreaths for these volunteers to place on the grave of a Veteran and honor his or her memory. The Bend remembrance ceremony will begin at Deschutes Memorial Gardens Chapel on December 14, at 9 am., followed by the laying of wreaths there and at Greenwood Cemetery. You are invited to attend the ceremony and help place wreaths. Local Chairperson is Yvonne Drury at 541-390-2431 or email: ydrury47@gmail.com To donate/purchase wreaths, more info: https://wreathsacrossamerica.org

FEBRUARY 8 – 3rd ANNUAL WARFIGHTER OUTFITTERS BENEFIT DINNER and Fundraising Banquet. Dinner: at 4:30pm. Auction at 7:30pm. $50 per person. More info: 541.719.0071 or www.warfighteroutfitters.org

NEWS FOR VETERANS

HOSPICE of REDMOND is partnering with Redmond Senior Center to provide FREE lunches for Veterans every 3rd (third) Wednesday of each month at 12 pm. More info: Maureen Krebs, Veterans Outreach Coordinator, at maureen@hospiceofredmond.org or 541-548-7483.CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS OUTREACH (COVO) NEEDS WINTER DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS VETS & OTHERS: Donate $$$, food, cooking gear, clothing, and time at 61510 S. HWY 97, Bend. More info: 541-383-2793.

FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE for VETERANS – https://www.lhlic.com/consumer-resources/funeral-planning-for-veterans/

OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SISTERS OR — First Story, a local non-profit organization, is providing affordable homeownership opportunities in Sisters, OR. Homes will be constructed in McKenzie Meadows by builder Hayden Homes and sold by First Story to qualified applicants through a 30-year, zero interest loan and zero down payment.The project’s homes will be 1,028 square feet with 3-bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2-car garage. More info: 541-728-0830 or https://www.firststory.org/

HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs volunteers to assist Veterans in their final days. Info: Maureen Krebs, Veterans Outreach Coordinator, USMC Veteran, 541-548-7483 or marketing@hospiceofredmond.com

C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! Vet Council needs volunteers for web site, Board of Directors and more. To volunteer or get info: Wendy Rudy at wendy.rudy@gmail.com.

C.O. VETERANS RANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS — more info: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, 65920 61st Street, Bend, Oregon 97703 PH: 541-706-9062 or aperry@centraloregonveteransranch.org

ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers to grow their team of passionate volunteers. There are opportunities available for everyone! More info: Kaitlyn Bertholet at Central Oregon Regional Coordinator, phone 541-317-3977 or https://alz.org/orswwa

CARING FOR TROOPS (CFT) has been gathering items and shipping care packages to deployed troops from Central Oregon for several years. CFT is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. If you would like to volunteer and/or help out, contact CFT at www.caringfortroops.com

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 or pauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for PARTNERS IN CARE is always looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing Veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Let your gentleness be evident to all. – Philippians 4:5

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7 August 2019

 

BIKER WISDOM: The only thing better than a motorcycle…is two motorcycles.

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY!! AUGUST 10 – World Famous! OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RUN Starts at Wildhorse Harley store in Bend at 8 am. Breakfast $5. Last bike out 10am. $500 high hand/ $200 lousiest hand. Door prizes, 50/50, muxic, wild stories & stupid jokes, etc. Dinner at 5 pm. More info: 541-280-5161 or 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

 

NEW POST! This Friday, AUGUST 9 AFTER WORK RIDE TO SISTERS via Hwy 242. This will be a ride after the work day to a dinner stop. Estimated Distance is 130 miles. KSU at 4pm from BasX Solutions parking lot in Redmond. POC: Alan Longworth 541-979-6580 or alan.d.longworth@gmail.com

AUGUST 10 – Moose Riders in Klamath Falls present RIDE 4 KIDS CHARITY Run. 1577 Oak Avenue, Klamath Falls. Registration @ 12 pm; KSU @ 1:45 pm; Bar Opens @ 3pm. Poker Run – $25 per bike. Poker Run & Meal – $30. Extra Hand – $5. Poker Payout for High and Low Hands. Music & games to follow Poker Run. Silent Auction, too! More info: mooseriders1106@gmail.com

AUGUST 10 – 8th Annual SALUTE TO VETERANS CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW at Washington County Fair Complex. More info: https://www.salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle-show.com or Lynn Kirwan at 503 780 4679.

AUGUST 16 – 18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras, Oregon. More info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 or ctbrd02@gmail.com

UPDATE! SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. Golf tourney on Friday, 9-6-19 at The Greens @ Redmond. Meet and greet and poker tourney afterward at the Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch (CRR). Poker run on Saturday, 9-7-19. After-run festivities at Big Dog in CRR with DJ music, vendors, auction, bike games, and raffles. Dinner specials more yummy than ever! Camping at Crooked River Ranch RV park with prior reservations. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE! – September 8: ‘VETERANS 1ST RALLY” in Salem, at 1230 on steps of the Capitol to honor our Patriots. Organizers request m/c run from Central Oregon to Salem at conclusion of 9-11 Run. More info: www.veterans1st.us or Veterans 1st Oregon State Also, Angie at wolf_were47@yahoo.com

UPDATE! – SEPT 14 -ABATE’s famous TEDDY BEAR RUN! Deliver Teddy Bears to Central Oregon Hospitals for patients to use in healing: children and cardio patients. Meet at Northside Grill on Boyd Acres Road in Bend @ 9 am. Dice hands: $5 with Teddy Bear or $10 without Teddy Bear. $5 for each additional hand. 50/50 raffle. Ride starts at 10 am. This is a groupride. Only new Teddy Bears accepted to protect health of patients that receive them. Info: Bob Wolin 541-588-1005 or Kevin Anderson 541-389-2167. Proceeds benefit ABATE and Central Oregon ABATE Chapter.

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! RodeHouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse meets at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am with KSU at 10am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destination for casual Christian meeting & prayer. POC = Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is advancing the art of Harley engineering every day. He is conveniently located in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds, Tuesday thru Saturday, 9:30 to 6 pm. Call Gary at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

WANT TO SEE YOUR M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send email to: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

  —
Steve Wilkes
A heart at peace gives joy to the body, but envy rots the bones. – Proverbs 14:30 

 

 

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25 April 2019

 

BIKER WISDOM: Sometimes you need a really twisty road to get the winter cobwebs out…

2019 BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY! APRIL 27 – 4TH WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN’S PARADE & EXPO in Warm Springs. Parade Lineup at 9am at 1102 Wasco Street in Warm Springs. 10 am – Parade commences and 11:00 Honor Ceremony at 2200 Hollywood Blvd. 12 pm Meal – Buffalo Burgers & Salmon (complimentary to Vietnam Veterans) 1-5 pm – Expo for Vets and Vet Owned Businesses.

MAY 4 – CMA’s ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON – All riders welcome!  Stage at Shari’s parking lot in Redmond, 8:30 am, ksu at 8:45.  Stage in Bend 9:15; ksu 9:30 at  Riverwoods Country Store, Baker Rd. west of Hwy 97, exit 143.  Ride to meet with Klamath Falls riders, then to Diamond Lake Lodge for no-host lunch. RSVP pls to advise of attendees: Paul Winger, 541-598-4470 or pwinger@bendbroadband.com

MAY 8 – FALLEN SOLDIER CART ESCORT departing SeaTac airport on May 8th for California.  Group of riders leaving Central Oregon for SeaTac on the 7th if anyone wants to ride with them.  Official announcement and info coming soon. More info: Len Parsons at madras@vfw12141.org or Rusty Mann at Rmann@Eagleslair.net

UPDATE!! – MAY 11 – 16th Annual OVMA MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, May 11, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. This Run honors a local Army Veteran Mom who deserves recognition & encouragement. Signup at Northside Grill. Hi hand wins $500, Lo hand wins $250. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm. After party at Northside: raffles, auction, 50/50, dancing to tunes by Dizzy’s DJ service. More info: 541-350-0849 or ovmatailgunner@yahoo.com

UPDATE – MAY 18 – 1st BLESSING of the BIKES POKER RUN to benefit Veterans @ 52565 Day Road in La Pine. Free breakfast at 8:30, bike blessing at 9:45, first hand out at 10. Hands = $10. Hi hand wins $100. Last hand in at American Legion Hall for lunch and dancing to a 60’s R&R band. Prizes, raffles, fun and more! Benefits Veterans Outreach. Info: 541-771-5995 or rmirrasoul@aol.com

MAY 24 – 26 – 18th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. Info: http://www.runamucca.com/

May 24 – 26 – NORTH MEETS SOUTH HD RALLY, Eureka, CA. More Info: 541-330-6228

MAY 26 – 32nd ANNIVERSARY of ROLLING THUNDER, Washington, D.C. – (FINAL RUN!) Info: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/

JUNE 1 – RODEHOUSE “DOWN BIKER” RUN in Bend, OR. More info: kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 7 – 8 – REDWOOD RUN in Garberville, CA. More Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

JUNE 7 – 9 – MAUPIN MADNESS RUN (info TBD)

JUNE 14 – 15 – LIGHTHOUSE RUN Info: http://www.highway101hd.com/–lighthouse-information

JUNE 22 – A.B.A.T.E’s LAKES, ROCKS, AND BRIDGES ride. Info: Bob Wolin at rmwolin@hotmail.com

JULY (TBD) – INDEPENDENCE RALLY in Hollister, CA. More info: www.hollisterindependencerally.com

JULY (TBD) – WROC ‘n ROLL poker run. Brought to us by Women Riders Only Club (WROC). Event is open to all riders and bikes. More info: sin_d2003@yahoo.com

JULY 11 – 14 – HELLS CANYON RALLY. More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY (TBD) – BIKES & BLUES Rally in Blachly, OR. Info: TBD

JULY 17 – 21 – PENDLETON BIKE WEEK in Pendleton, OR. More info: http://pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 -21 – ABATE’s 19th ANNUAL RUN 21 “Largest old school rally in The NW” Info: www.run-21.com

AUGUST 2 -11 – 79th ANNUAL STURGIS RALLY. More info: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

AUGUST 4 (TBD) – ANIMAL’S GRANDMA HOUSE RUN. More info: Animal at nzwind_2000@msn.com

UPDATE – AUGUST 16 -18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras, Oregon. More info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 ctbrd02@gmail.com

AUGUST 9 – 11 – OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RALLY More Info: 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE – September 8: “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon Motorcycle Rally in Salem. info: Veterans 1st Oregon State

UPDATE – SEPT 14 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN Info: rmwolin@hotmail.com

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is expanding in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: Steelhead has added a 3rd lift to his equipment inventory. He has suspended bike pickups while work is picking up. Call him at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
God, please train my heart to desire wisdom and train my feet to walk in Your ways. – Amy Peterson

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8 April 2019

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERAN EVENTS

4-8-19

THIS WEDNESDAY! – April 10 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL meeting at 1400 at VFW Post 1643, @ 1503 NE 4th St, Bend OR 97701. Guest Speakers: Alison McKinney (COVO) – Housing Assists for Veterans; and Miranda Devert, Founder of “LOVES” – (Love Our Vets by Encouraging their Spouses). Other guest speakers expected as well…

April 11 — THURSDAY — film screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. How stress affects you and how to build resilience. $5 suggested donation. 3 – 5 pm @ Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street.

April 22 – VETERANS LISTENING SESSION and VBA CLAIMS CLINIC from 4 pm to 6 pm at VFW Redmond, 491 SW Veterans Way in Redmond. One-on-One Meetings, Enrollment, Women’s Health, Suicide Prevention, Transition Planning, and much more. VSOs will be provided tables upon request. More info: 503-808-1920 or vhapor-publicaffairs@med.va.gov

April 27 – 4th ANNUAL WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS PARADE & EXPO 2019 in Warm Springs, OR. 10 am: Parade; 11 – 5 pm: Meal & Honor ceremony + Silent Auction + Mini Powwow. Pre-register at www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212.

MID to LATE APRIL 2019 – Auction by Veterans FOR Veterans in Redmond. Mike Williams is the “Trail Boss” for this event and is seeking donations and volunteers. Contact Mike at 541-912-1962 or email to: spinflow12@gmail.com

May 18 – TRAUMA CONFERENCE in Bend at Mountain View High School, 9am to 6pm, 2755 NE 27th Street, Bend, 97701. Panel of experts, 20+ presenters, learn healthy tools for trauma recovery. BYOL or food trucks available for lunch. More info: Cheryl Mils 541-640-0597 or haelenhouse@gmail.com or Susanne Frilot at sfrilot11@gmail.com

May 26 – 2019 BBQ & CAR SHOW presented by Battle Buddies of Central Oregon, @ Bend Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Road, Bend. Best Stock, Best Custom, Best Vintage, Best Lowrider, etc, raffle prizes, silent auction, and PIN-UP contest! Info: Kristina at 541-390-7587 or cobattlebuddy@gmail.com

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY, Bend: Monday, May 27, Bend’s annual Memorial Day Service will be held in Deschutes Memorial Gardens on Hiway 97. Ceremony and Wreath-Laying at the Veterans Monument in the gardens. Specifics to be published soon…

MAY 27 – BEND PARADE OF FLAGS at Bend Heroes Memorial, 35 NW Drake Rd, Bend. Details coming soon…

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY in La Pine. These details also coming soon…

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY GALA in Prineville. Parade, then, Memorial Ceremony at cemetery. Details coming soon…

MAY 27 – REDMOND MEMORIAL DAY events: Volunteers needed: USA Flags raising and USA flags removal in Redmond. Details coming soon…

MAY 27 – TERREBONNE MEMORIAL CEREMONY at Pioneer Cemetery in Terrebonne. Details coming soon…

MAY 27 – REDMOND MEMORIAL CEREMONY in Redmond Memorial Gardens, Details to follow…

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY MEAL at Redmond VFW about noon time. Details will be published asap…

MAY 27 – SISTERS MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Details to be listed as soon as possible…

MAY 27 – “WE ARE REMEMBERING – NOT JUST A NUMBER” ceremony, all day, in downtown Bend…

May 29 – 31 – OREGON CONFERENCE OPIOIDS, PAIN, + ADDICTION TREATMENT at the Riverhouse, Bend, OR. For more info, or to be a conference sponsor, contact Elizabeth White, Lines for Life at 503-244-5211 or elizabethw@linesforlife.org

June 20 – VETERANS EXPO & BBQ on Thursday, June 20th from 10:00 am -2:00 pm in Madras at the Senior Center. This will be a free family-friendly event to educate the community on Veterans’ events, issues, and benefits. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. Vet organizations invited to set up a table and advertise what your agency has to offer. Set up will be both indoors (tables & chairs provided) and outdoors (you provide your own table, we supply chairs). Please indicate your preference. More info: Laura Moore or Kayla Goodman at 541-475-5228.

Mark your calendars! August 3 – 4: VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL visits Bend. More details to come…

NEW POST! September 8 – “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon State Rally in Salem. More info: Veterans 1st Oregon State

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! After months of advertising and soliciting, our Vet Council STILL needs volunteers for FaceBook & other social media, event planning, web site and more. To volunteer & get info: pam.mindt@gmail.com or sgwilkes73@gmail.com

C.O. VETERANS RANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS — more info: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, 65920 61st Street, Bend, Oregon 97703 PH: 541-706-9062 or aperry@centraloregonveteransranch.org

ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers to grow their team of passionate volunteers. There are opportunities available for everyone! More info: Kaitlyn Bertholet at Central Oregon Regional Coordinator, phone 541-317-3977 or https://alz.org/orswwa

CARING FOR TROOPS (CFT) has been gathering items and shipping care packages to deployed troops from Central Oregon for several years. CFT is Central Oregon’s support organization for locally connected men and women serving overseas in the United States military. CFT is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. If you would like to volunteer and/or help out, contact CFT at www.caringfortroops.com

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 or pauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for PARTNERS IN CARE is always looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

Transition at HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs veteran volunteers to assist Veterans during their final days. Info: 541-548-7483 or transitions@hospiceofredmond.org

ALMOST ABSOLUTELY NEW NEWS FOR VETERANS

VETERAN MEMORIAL BEING BUILT IN WARM SPRINGS – Please help support the construction of the Warm Springs Veteran Memorial. The Memorial is underway and if you would like to support it, you can order a personalized 4×8 or 8×8 Brick Paver with your name, family name, or the name of your organization to be installed in the memorial. More info: Johnathan Courtney at Johnathanc@bestcaretreatment.org or 541-771-2564 or coujw196@gmail.com

THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT collects & preserves personal stories and other documents from America’s War Veterans. If you know of a Veteran or you are a Veteran that wants a story to be preserved at Library of Congress, visit: http://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html

The OREGON PSYCHIATRIC ACCESS LINE ABOUT ADULTS (OPAL-A) is funded by the state of Oregon and is available at no cost to medical providers or patients. More info: OPAL@ohsu.edu or 855-966-7255

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS OUTREACH (COVO) NEEDS DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS VETS & OTHERS: Donate food, clothing, and $$$ at 61510 S. HWY 97, Bend. More info: 541-383-2793.

VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER coming to Warm Springs! This summer, there may be a grand opening for Warm Springs Veterans Service Office. Stay tuned.

FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE for VETERANS – https://www.lhlic.com/consumer-resources/funeral-planning-for-veterans/

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
God, please train my heart to desire wisdom and train my feet to walk in Your ways. – Amy Peterson

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28 March 2019

 

BIKER WISDOM: If you’re riding lead for the pack, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

BIKERNEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: “Now is the time to get your bikes ready: new fluids, tire pressure (or new rubber), clutch adjust, brake pad checks, etc, etc.” FYI: Gary does pickups of bikes at your house & returns after work is done. Call him at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

2019 BIKER EVENTS: 

THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 30 – MEMORIAL RIDE FOR GALEN WISDOM. In 1969 Galen was drafted into the US ARMY and spent one tour of duty in Vietnam on tug boats. After returning stateside, Galen made a career out of the ARMY and served a total of 20 1/2 years. He retired in August of 1989 at the rank of SSgt (E6). Community service at Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, theMadras Police Department as a reserve officer, and assistant chief of the Culver volunteer fire department. Also active member of Redmond VFW, the VFW Military Order of the Cooties, the American Legion, the American Legion Riders, and a member of the Oddfellows. Ride staging at 10:40 am at Terrebonne Thriftway. Service at VFW in Redmond at 12 noon.

THIS SATURDAY – MARCH 30 – BLACK & GOLD SPRING FEVER POKER RUN Sign up at noon @ Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond: $10 per hand or $15 for 2. Food, fun, fellowship and live music with David Mill & Stones Throw. More info: call Aaron (Double A) 541-550-6845 or aaronmyhra@rocketmail.com

APRIL 3 – 7 – ARIZONA BIKE WEEK Info: http://www.azbikeweek.com/

APRIL 6 – BIKERS GIVE A SHIFT! at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228

NEW POST! APRIL 13 – SPRING CLEAN. High Desert Disciples Chapter of CMA invites riders to meet at Paul Winger home 5245 SW Lynx Ave, Redmond, OR for wash, tighten, polish, inspect, get/give advice, kick tires, etc. to get bikes ready for the season. Lunch provided.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with short ride afterward, weather permitting. Call Paul Winger 541-598-4470 for more info or pwinger@bendbroadband.com

APRIL 24 – 28 – 37th LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN in Laughlin NV. Info: https://laughlinriverrun.com/

UPDATE – MAY 4 – CMA’s ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON – All riders welcome!  Stage at Shari’s parking lot in Redmond, 8:30 am, ksu at 8:45.  Stage in Bend 9:15; ksu 9:30 at  Riverwoods Country Store, Baker Rd. west of Hwy 97, exit 143.  Ride to meet with Klamath Falls riders, then to Diamond Lake Lodge for no-host lunch. RSVP pls to advise of attendees: Paul Winger, 541-598-4470 or pwinger@bendbroadband.com

UPDATE – May 8 – FALLEN SOLDIER CART ESCORT departing SeaTac airport on May 8th for California.  Group of riders leaving Central Oregon for SeaTac on the 7th if anyone wants to ride with them.  Official announcement and info coming soon. More info: Len Parsons at madras@vfw12141.org or Rusty Mann at Rmann@Eagleslair.net

UPDATE – MAY 11 – OVMA MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. More info: 541-350-0849 orovmatailgunner@yahoo.com

UPDATE – MAY 18 – 1st BLESSING of the BIKES POKER RUN to benefit Veterans @ 52565 Day Road in La Pine. Free breakfast at 8:30, bike blessing at 9:45, first hand out at 10. Hands = $10. Hi hand wins $100. Last hand in at American Legion Hall for lunch and dancing to a 60’s R&R band. Prizes, raffles, fun and more! Benefits Veterans Outreach. Info: 541-771-5995 orrmirrasoul@aol.com

 

MAY 24 – 26 – 18th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. Info: http://www.runamucca.com/

May 24 – 26 – NORTH MEETS SOUTH HD RALLY, Eureka, CA. More Info: 541-330-6228

MAY 26 – 32nd ANNIVERSARY of ROLLING THUNDER, Washington, D.C. – (FINAL RUN!) Info: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/

JUNE 1 – RODEHOUSE “DOWN BIKER” RUN in Bend, OR. More info: kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 7 – 8 – REDWOOD RUN in Garberville, CA. More Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

JUNE 7 – 9 – MAUPIN MADNESS RUN (info TBD)

JUNE 14 – 15 – LIGHTHOUSE RUN Info: http://www.highway101hd.com/–lighthouse-information

UPDATE – JUNE 22 – A.B.A.T.E’s LAKES, ROCKS, AND BRIDGES ride. Info: Bob Wolin at rmwolin@hotmail.com

JULY (TBD) – INDEPENDENCE RALLY in Hollister, CA. More info: www.hollisterindependencerally.com

JULY (TBD) – WROC ‘n ROLL poker run. Brought to us by Women Riders Only Club (WROC). Event is open to all riders and bikes. More info: sin_d2003@yahoo.com

JULY 11 – 14 – HELLS CANYON RALLY. More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY (TBD) – BIKES & BLUES Rally in Blachly, OR. Info: TBD

JULY 17 – 21 – PENDLETON BIKE WEEK in Pendleton, OR. More info: http://pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 -21 – ABATE’s 19th ANNUAL RUN 21 “Largest old school rally in The NW” Info: www.run-21.com

AUGUST 2 -11 – 79th ANNUAL STURGIS RALLY. More info: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

AUGUST 4 (TBD) – ANIMAL’S GRANDMA HOUSE RUN. More info: Animal at nzwind_2000@msn.com

UPDATE – AUGUST 16 -18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras, Oregon. More info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 ctbrd02@gmail.com 

AUGUST 9 – 11 – OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RALLY More Info: 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE – September 8: “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon Motorcycle Rally in Salem. info: Veterans 1st Oregon State

UPDATE – SEPT 14 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN Info: rmwolin@hotmail.com

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email:sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Lord, your creation amazes us. You made all things thru Your limitless power, surrounding us with beauty. – Anon.

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22 March 2019

 

HDE,

 

It turns out Robie was right at our meeting when he said the Bend VFW had a conflict and could not host us, so Bill Kenyon has secured the Bend Elks Lodge for our meeting and dinner, same time and date.

 

The state meeting and dinner will be held at the Bend Elks Lodge, Boyd Acres Rd, on Saturday, 13 April. Tentative Schedule is: Meeting at 4 pm, Cocktail hour 5pm, and Dinner beginning at 6pm.  Usually, dinner for members is paid by State and you are responsible to pay for your guests at the door but I don’t have the official word on it. Dinner will be $26 a plate, and of course, your bar tab is your problem.

 

We need RSVPs for the dinner. The choice is Prime Rib or Roasted Chicken, so please reply with how many of each you would like. You can reply to this e-mail, text my cell 541 390-2877, or call me.  The list is below, if you are not on it and want to be, let me know. If you are on it, and there is a question mark by your name, then you didn’t tell me what you wanted to eat.

 

By the way, Nominations for State offices will be open at the beginning of the meeting, and the vote will occur at the end. Results will be announced during Dinner.

 

Ray Rose

HDE Secretary
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association 
(541) 390-2877  cell

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11 March 2019

BIKER WISDOM: You will remember your keys are in your pocket after you put your gloves on.

BIKERNEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: “Pray for Spring!” Now is the time to get your bikes ready. Be ahead of the pack and not stuck in the back of the line! FYI: Gary does pickups of bikes at your house & returns after work is done. Call him at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

2019 BIKER EVENTS:THIS WEEKEND! – MARCH 15-16 – SEASONS OF REFRESHING by Christian Motorcyclists Assn @ Community of Hope Church 27817 SW Stafford Rd Wilsonville, OR. Info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 or ctbrd02@gmail.com Registration: http://cmanwr1.org/OR/seasons-of-refreshing-form.aspx

UPDATE – MARCH 30 – BLACK & GOLD SPRING FEVER POKER RUN Sign up at noon @ Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond: $10 per hand or $15 for 2. Food, fun, fellowship and live music with David Mill & Stones Throw. More info: call Aaron (Double A) 541-550-6845 or aaronmyhra@rocketmail.com

APRIL 3 – 7 – ARIZONA BIKE WEEK Info: http://www.azbikeweek.com/

APRIL 6 – BIKERS GIVE A SHIFT! at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228

APRIL 24 – 28 – 37th LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN in Laughlin NV. Info: https://laughlinriverrun.com/

UPDATE – MAY 4 – RUN FOR THE SON – organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association. Info: TBD

UPDATE – May 8 – FALLEN SOLDIER CART ESCORT departing SeaTac airport on May 8th for Cailifornia.  Group of riders leaving Central Oregon for SeaTac on the 7th if anyone wants to ride with them.  Official announcement and info coming soon. More info: Len Parsons at madras@vfw12141.org or Rusty Mann at Rmann@Eagleslair.net

UPDATE – MAY 11 – OVMA MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. More info: coming soon…

UPDATE – MAY 18 – 1st BLESSING of the BIKES POKER RUN to benefit Veterans @ 52565 Day Road in La Pine. Free breakfast at 8:30, blessing of bikes at 9:45, first hand out at 10 am. Hands = $10. Hi hand wins $100. Last hand in at American Legion Hall for lunch and dancing to a jenuwine 60’s R&R band. Prizes, raffles, fun and more! Benefits Veterans Outreach. Info: 541-771-5995 or rmirrasoul@aol.com

 

MAY 24 – 26 – 18th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. Info: http://www.runamucca.com/

May 24 – 26 – “NORTH MEETS SOUTH” HARLEY-DAVIDSON RALLY, Eureka, CA. More Info: 541-330-6228

MAY 26 – 32nd ANNIVERSARY of ROLLING THUNDER, Washington, D.C. – (FINAL RUN!) Info: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/

JUNE 1 – RODEHOUSE “DOWN BIKER” RUN in Bend, OR. More info: kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 7 – 8 – REDWOOD RUN in Garberville, CA. More Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

JUNE 7 – 9 – MAUPIN MADNESS RUN (info TBD)

JUNE 14 – 15 – LIGHTHOUSE RUN Info: http://www.highway101hd.com/–lighthouse-information

UPDATE – JUNE 22 – A.B.A.T.E’s LAKES, ROCKS, AND BRIDGES ride. Info: Bob Wolin at rmwolin@hotmail.com

JULY (TBD) – INDEPENDENCE RALLY in Hollister, CA. More info: www.hollisterindependencerally.com

JULY (TBD) – WROC ‘n ROLL poker run. Brought to us by Women Riders Only Club (WROC). Event is open to all riders and bikes. More info: sin_d2003@yahoo.com

JULY 11 – 14 – HELLS CANYON RALLY. More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY (TBD) – BIKES & BLUES Rally in Blachly, OR. Info: TBD

JULY 17 – 21 – PENDLETON BIKE WEEK in Pendleton, OR. More info: http://pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 -21 – ABATE’s 19th ANNUAL RUN 21 “Largest old school rally in The NW” Info: www.run-21.com

AUGUST 2 -11 – 79th ANNUAL STURGIS RALLY. More info: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

AUGUST 4 (TBD) – ANIMAL’S GRANDMA HOUSE RUN. More info: Animal at nzwind_2000@msn.com

UPDATE – AUGUST 16 -18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras. Info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 or ctbrd02@gmail.com 

AUGUST 9 – 11 – OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RALLY More Info: 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE – September 8 – “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon State Motorcycle Rally in Salem. More info: Veterans 1st Oregon Sta

UPDATE – SEPT 14 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN Info: rmwolin@hotmail.com

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email:sgwilkes73@gmail.com

Steve Wilkes
Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, your eyes, and your smile. – Mother Teresa

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08 March 2019

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERAN EVENTS
3-7-19

Next Week – WEDNESDAY – March 13 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCILmeeting at 1400 at VFW REDMOND on Veterans Way in Redmond. Discussion topics: 1) House Bill 303: Stop deduction of disability pay from retirement pay; and 2) House Bill 1112: will forbid weapon ownership for many of our Veterans that have been diagnosed with a service-connected mental health condition (such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD).

NEW POST – MARCH 15 in HISTORY – On this day in 1919, The American Legion formed in Paris, France, at the American Officers Club (March 15) and Cirque de Paris (March 17).HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY!!

March 30 – SPAGHETTI DINNER – Madras VFW post will once again be hosting a FREEspaghetti dinner on March 30th. Open to the public, the entire community is invited to attend. Organizations that provide support to our Veteran community are encouraged to set up a booth or table promoting your organization. More info: Len Parsons, Quartermaster, VFW Post 12141 Madras, OO, 541-980-9474 or madras@vfw12141.org

April 22 – VETERANS LISTENING SESSION and VBA CLAIMS CLINIC from 4 pm to 6 pm atVFW Redmond, 491 SW Veterans Way in Redmond. One-on-One Meetings, Enrollment, Women’s Health, Suicide Prevention, Transition Planning, and much more. VSOs will be provided tables upon request. More info: 503-808-1920 or vhapor-publicaffairs@med.va.gov

April 27 – 4th ANNUAL WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS PARADE & EXPO 2019 in Warm Springs, OR. 10 am: Parade; 11 – 5 pm: Meal & Honor ceremony + Silent Auction + Mini Powwow. Pre-register at www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212.

MID-LATE APRIL 2019 – Auction by Veterans FOR Veterans in Redmond. Mike Williams is the “Trail Boss” for this event and is seeking donations and volunteers. Contact Mike at 541-912-1962 or email to: spinflow12@gmail.com

NEW POST – May 18 – TRAUMA CONFERENCE in Bend. More info: Cheryl Mils 541-640-0597 or haelenhouse@gmail.com

May 26 – 2019 BBQ & CAR SHOW presented by Battle Buddies of Central Oregon, @ Bend Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Road, Bend. Best Stock, Best Custom, Best Vintage, Best Lowrider, etc, raffle prizes, silent auction, and PIN-UP contest! Info: Kristina at 541-390-7587 or cobattlebuddy@gmail.com

May 29 – 31 – OREGON CONFERENCE on OPIOIDS, PAIN, + ADDICTION TREATMENT at the Riverhouse, Bend, OR. For more info, or to be a conference sponsor, contact Elizabeth White, Lines for Life at 503-244-5211 or elizabethw@linesforlife.org

June 20 – VETERANS EXPO & BBQ on Thursday, June 20th from 10:00 am -2:00 pm in Madras at the Senior Center. This will be a free family-friendly event to educate the community on Veterans’ events, issues, and benefits. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. Your organization invited to set up a table and advertise what your agency has to offer. Set up will be both indoors (tables & chairs provided) and outdoors (you provide your own table, we supply chairs). Please indicate your preference. More info: Laura Moore or Kayla Goodman at541-475-5228.

Mark your calendars! August 3 – 4: VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL visits Bend. More details to come…

NEW POST! September 8 – “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon State Rally in Salem. More info:Veterans 1st Oregon State

JOB OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

(STILL OPEN!) JROTC INSTRUCTOR JOB – MADRAS HS in JEFFERSON COUNTY. Info:https://jeffersonco.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1637

JOB OPENING for VETERAN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Madras. See attached job description.

LOOKING for a JOB? “Veterans Ascend” is a new Veteran employment organization that is helping Veterans connect with employers. No resume required. This is a free service for Veterans. All Veterans need to do is visit the website www.veteransascend.com and take 5-10 minutes to complete a profile.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! Need volunteers for FaceBook & other social media, event planning, web site and more. To volunteer & get info:pam.mindt@gmail.com or sgwilkes73@gmail.com

C.O. VETERANS RANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS — more info: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, 65920 61st Street, Bend, Oregon 97703 PH: 541-706-9062 oraperry@centraloregonveteransranch.org

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to work with Veterans in Clackamas, Deschutes and Polk counties who may not be aware of the state, county and federal benefits they qualify for or how to access them. Anyone who enjoys working with veterans and the aging population is encouraged to apply. For more information, please visitoregonvetvolunteer.com or contact Veteran Volunteer Coordinator Mark Newell at 503-373-2057 or veteranvolunteer@odva.state.or.us. 
ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers to grow their team of passionate volunteers. There are opportunities available for everyone! More info: Kaitlyn Bertholet at Central Oregon Regional Coordinator, phone 541-317-3977 or https://alz.org/orswwa

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 orpauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for PARTNERS IN CARE is looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: emailerniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

Transition at HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs Veteran volunteers to assist Veterans during their final days. Info: 541-548-7483 or transitions@hospiceofredmond.org

PRACTICAL NEWS FOR VETERANS

THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT collects & preserves personal stories and other documents from America’s War Veterans. If you know of a Veteran or you are a Veteran that wants a story to be preserved at Library of Congress, visit: http://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html(BIG thanks to Laura Moore, VSO, Madras)

AGENT ORANGE – David A. Butler, PhD, wrote a paper a few years back about Agent Orange that talks about how the health effects of dioxin exposure were first isolated. It’s entitled “Connections: The Early History of Scientific and Medical Research on Agent Orange” and it can be read or downloaded from a link:https://brooklynworks.brooklaw.edu/jlp/vol13/iss2/3/.

Another source for info re: AGENT ORANGE. Especially for Vietnam Veterans:https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/agent-orange/agent-orange-2018/index.asp

NEIGHBORIMPACT PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP VETERANS: Energy Conservation Assistance, Home Weatherization Grants, Home Financing, Child Care, Financial Coaching, Homebuyer Workshops, Credit & Budgeting Training, Food Pantries, and more. Info: Becca Hitt, Outreach Specialist, 541-548-2380, ext. 159 or beccah@neighborimpact.org

COVO STILL NEEDS WINTER DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS VETS & OTHERS: Blankets, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, heavy (wool) socks, boots, propane, long johns, coats, sweaters, hygiene supplies, infant & baby supplies, tarps, stoves, lights, and (new) batteries. Donate cold weather gear at 61510 S. HWY 97, Bend. More info: 541-383-2793.VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – CARING FOR TROOPS has been gathering items and shipping care packages to deployed troops from Central Oregon. Caring For Troops (CFT) is Central Oregon’s support organization for locally connected men and women serving overseas in the United States military. CFT is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. If you would like to volunteer and/or help out, contact CFT at www.caringfortroops.com

VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER coming to Warm Springs! This summer, there may be a grand opening for Warm Springs Veterans Service Office. Stay tuned.

RED CROSS HELPS VETERANS! The Red Cross offers many programs that can help Veterans and their families :
Mind Body Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/mind-body-workshops.html
Reconnection Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/register-reconnection-workshops.
Financial Assistance for Military families https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/financial-assistance.html
FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE for VETERANS – https://www.lhlic.com/consumer-resources/funeral-planning-for-veterans/

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, your eyes, and your smile. – Mother Teresa

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January 26 2019

HDE,

I added a couple new photo galleries that have been hanging out on my phone for quite some time. Take a look at the 2018 Redmond Independence Day Parade photo gallery, and the 2018 16th Annual 9-11 Memorial Day Run photo gallery. Also, I am going to add a page where young and inexperienced riders can sign up to ride with someone more experienced on our rides. I think that this will be a great way to encourage people to come ride with us because it will give them an opportunity to ride as part of the event, meet some of us, and gain some good exposure. If we don’t like it, I can always remove the page, so let me know what you guys think!

Lastly, I will be working on getting the online store up and running. The plan is to have merchandise requests directly email our Quartermaster, Bill Kenyon. Eventually, we can also make the whole system automated, so that orders are paid for and the money is deposited directly into the OVMA funds, then Bill just fills the order. But we will try this first and see how it goes.

I am looking for more pictures of our events throughout 2018, so if you have pictures hanging out on a phone, computer, or a camera, please get them to me. Email or text is fine. Also, if you guys have ideas for other pages, or pictures, or things that you would like to see on the website, please email or text me and I will see what I can do. Thanks guys!

Honored to be your webmaster,

Justin Day

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January 20 2019

HDE,

It’s been a while since I last updated the website, and I apologize for that! Life has grown rather hectic of late, and I’m sure that some of you have noticed that I have not been able to make many of the meetings. I also apologize sincerely for not being able to fulfill my commitment to DJ for the OVMA Christmas Party. I had a scheduling conflict that I was unable to resolve in order to attend the OVMA party. I hope that I will be able to update the website more often so that anyone who visits will have relevant, up-to-date information. Additionally, I have some ideas for expanding the website, and some ideas to add into our annual runs that I would like to bring up at the next meeting that I am able to attend. I hope the New Year is finding everyone healthy and happy!

Honored to be your webmaster,

Justin Day

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January 14 2019

HDE,

Our Chapter meeting is this Saturday (the 19th) at 0900 at the Northside.  Show up early for breakfast. Minutes from the last meeting are attached. An agenda for the upcoming meeting is also attached.

If the weather permits, a group will go out east of town after the meeting and shoot something.

Bill Kenyon is our Quartermaster. If you need something, let him know biklover52@aol.com or (541) 350-2862.

Yes, we are still getting together Friday nights at my house to work on bikes and play Texas Hold’em. We get started about 6pm. Many of you have contributed a dinner or helped keep the fridge stocked with refreshments, Thanks!

Directions, in case you don’t know:

From Bend,
Go East on HWY 20
Right on Ward Rd,
2nd Left on Old Red Rd,
3rd house on right

21651 Old Red Rd

 

I’ll see you in the wind,

 

Ray Rose

HDE Secretary
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association
(541) 390-2877  cell

 

–      Happiness is 1 down and 5 up.

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January 11 2019

HDE ,

 

This is an update from the Bend Heroes Foundation.

 

“Hello all.

This email, is being sent to 110 veterans/VSOs in Central Oregon.

On May 29, 2018, as Chairman, Bend Heroes Foundation I requested Rep. Greg Walden to introduce legislation renaming the Bend VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) as “Robert D. Maxwell VA Clinic”. Bob is a patient at Bend CBOC and a Director of Bend Heroes Foundation. He is a member of American Legion Post 4 and VFW Post 4108.

Rep. Walden sponsored H.R. 6632 which would rename the Bend VA Clinic for Bob. H.R. 6632 was introduced on July 26, 2018.

Attached are the Congressionally required letters of support from the Oregon Department Commanders of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.

On Oct. 1, 2018 I requested the Oregon delegation in Washington to rename 4 more VA Clinics for Oregon MOH recipients:

 

     VA Medical Facility                      Oregon MOH Recipient          

     Portland VA Medical Center       Elmer E. Fryar and Stuart S. Stryker (both WWII)     

     Salem VA Clinic                            Henry Schauer/WWII

     Eugene VA Clinic                          Maximo Yabes/Vietnam

     La Grande VA Clinic                     John Holcomb/Vietnam

 

Six other states have 6 VA Clinics named for Medal of Honor recipients from WWI to WWII. None have a VA Clinic named for a Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient.

Rep. Walden sponsored legislation in 2016 naming the VA Clinic in The Dalles for Loren Kaufman, Korean War Medal of Honor recipient (KIA) from The Dalles.

Oregon will be the first state with 2 VA Clinics named for Medal of Honor recipients. Also the first state with a VA Clinic named for a Vietnam recipient.

Congress will work on legislation for 1 VA facility at a time.

Stay tuned for updates on the Bend VA Clinic naming.

Thanks American Legion, VFW and DAV for supporting the renaming of the Bend VA Clinic. 

 

Happy New Year!

 

Dick Tobiason
Chairman, Bend Heroes Foundation”

I’ll see you in the wind,

Ray Rose

HDE Secretary
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association
(541) 390-2877  cell

 

“Let me not mourn for men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived.”

– Gen. George Patton

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January 7 2019

Upcoming State meeting announcement.

The next OVMA meeting will be Saturday, January 12th, at the VFW in Albany. Come early for lunch, 12 noon; meeting begins at 1300 (1:00 pm).

Best Regards,

 

Ray A Rose

(541) 388-2015

 

PS: Did you know PMI has a new website: www.productionmachineryintl.com  There you can find the extensive line of new equipment we handle as well as used equipment listings! Check it out!

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January 2 2019

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERAN EVENTS

1-2-2019

JROTC INSTRUCTOR – JOB OPENING AT MADRAS HS in JEFFERSON COUNTY. Info:https://jeffersonco.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1637

NEW POST! January 1, 2019 — WOUNDED WARRIOR PLACARD is coming to a DMV near you at the start of the New Year. Please review the rules carefully as not all veterans rated at 50% or more will be eligible: Oregon Veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles division (DMV). The Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard exempts the driver from paying fees in public parking areas with metered parking. It also enables veterans to park in time-limited spaces for longer than the posted limit (except in zones that are designated 30 minutes or less). There is no fee for the placard. See the DMV website at https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/driverid/disparking.aspx or visit DMV field offices starting January 2. With the completed form, veterans must also submit a copy of their benefit summary letter (also known as the “tax abatement letter”) from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, confirming their service-connected disability rating of 50 percent or greater. This is a letter that is mailed annually to all disabled veterans. It comes in a bright green envelope. If a veteran needs a copy of this letter, they can log into vets.gov or eBenefits to download one immediately, or they may request a copy from their local county veteran service office or VA regional office. DMV-related questions may be directed to (503) 945-5000 or (503) 299-9999 (Portland Metro Area). For more information about Oregon disabled parking permits, visit the DMV website at https://www.oregondmv.com.

NEXT WEEK! JANUARY 9 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL meeting at 1400 at VFW Post 1643, @ 1503 NE 4th St, Bend OR 97701. Guest Speaker: Dan Anderson, M.A., CEO of a new non-profit called The Shield, providing free counseling for Veterans and First Responders.

LOCAL VETERAN STILL in DISTRESS

STILL NEED DONATIONS: — “Tony F.” served in the 805th Transpo as a 71N20 (Movement Specialist) and did 12 months in Vietnam. In early July of this year, his house, and all of his possessions, were consumed by a fire. Please show your support for our troops by helping Tony get his house re-built. GoFundMe page has been set up: https://www.gofundme.com/urgent-veterans-house-burned-down Please send this GoFundMe link to all your friends on Facebook. Thanks!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! Need volunteers for FaceBook & other social media, event planning, web site and more.To volunteer & get info:pam.mindt@gmail.com orsgwilkes73@gmail.com

ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers to grow their team of passionate volunteers. You can become a Community Educator, Support Group Facilitator, Legislative Advocate, and a planner for Walk to End Alzheimer’s event and more. There are opportunities available for everyone! More info: Kaitlyn Bertholet | Central Oregon Regional Coordinator, phone 541-317-3977 orhttps://alz.org/orswwa

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 or pauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for PARTNERS IN CARE is looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

Transition at HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs veteran volunteers to assist Veterans during their final days. Info: 541-548-7483 or transitions@hospiceofredmond.org

PRACTICAL NEWS FOR VETERANS

NEIGHBORIMPACT PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP VETERANS: Energy Conservation Assistance, Home Weatherization Grants, Home Financing, Child Care, Financial Coaching, Homebuyer Workshops, Credit & Budgeting Training, Food Pantries, and more. More Info: Becca Hitt, Outreach Specialist, 541-548-2380, ext. 159 or beccah@neighborimpact.org

COVO NEEDS WINTER DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS & OTHERS: Blankets, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, heavy (wool) socks, boots, propane, long johns, coats, sweaters, hygiene supplies, infant & baby supplies, tarps, stoves, lights, and (new) batteries. Any cold weather gear you can donate. Donations for COVO can be dropped off at 61510 S HWY 97, Bend, OR 97702 More info: 541-383-2793.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – CARING FOR TROOPS has been gathering items and shipping care packages to deployed troops from Central Oregon. Caring For Troops (CFT) is Central Oregon’s support organization for locally connected men and women serving overseas in the United States military. CFT is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. If you would like to volunteer and/or help out, contact CFT atwww.caringfortroops.com

VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER coming to Warm Springs! This summer, the state Department of Veterans Affairs and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs signed a memorandum of understanding. There may be a grand opening for a Warm Springs Veterans office. Stay tuned…

LOOKING for a JOB? “Veterans Ascend” is a new Veteran employment organization that is helping Veterans connect with employers. It has developed a new web-based veteran employment system that changes the way employers find and hire veterans. When an employer creates a job profile, the system matches the veteran’s skills profile with the employers’ job profile. No resume required. This is a free service for Veterans, employers pay all the fees. All Veterans need to do is visit the website www.veteransascend.com and take 5-10 minutes to complete a profile.

RED CROSS HELPS VETERANS! The Red Cross offers many programs and is the only agency that stays with military members throughout their life span; even as they transition from active to veteran status. Here are some of their programs and links:

Mind Body Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/mind-body-workshops.html

Reconnection Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/register-reconnection-workshops.

Financial Assistance for Military families https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/financial-assistance.html

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace. – Romans 14:19

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August 30 2018

BIKER WISDOM: Some people call it adventure, but we call it a way of life.

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY! SEPT 1CENTRAL OREGON SHAKEDOWN! Set your alarms and wax up those rides. Patriot Pin Ups brings you “2018 Shakedown Motorcycle and Car Show”. Live music by Shade 13, food and beer garden, an amazing raffle and let’s not forget the pin up contest ($5 registration 18 and older). This year’s pin up contest winner will receive some pretty cool prizes. Ladies, get yourselves dolled up and get ready to strut your stuff! This event benefits the Redmond VFW in their efforts to reach out to our local Veterans and their families. We have many local businesses sponsoring this event and there will be awesome veterans in attendance. Come support the Patriot Pin Up Gals and the Redmond VFW as they support our community. Registration is $10 per car or bike at the gate. Arrival time is 9 am. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. T-shirts available for $20 each. More info: 541-389-4408.

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If you’re a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

ALERT! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = $10, or just $5 with one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER’S MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – “22” POKER RUN In Conjunction with the Classic Car Show and Suicide Prevention EXPO at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., in Madras. First Bike Out at 8:00am, Last Bike Out at 9:30am. Last Bike In and Poker Draw at 3:00PM. Registration fee $10. High Hand Wins 40%. Low hand wins 10%. Bring a camera or document your run – poker hands will be dealt upon completion of your ride and will require pictures. Sponsored by Madras VFW Post 12141. All Proceeds benefit COVO. “Show & Shine” after poker run at Wild Winds Station, 107 NE Cedar Street, Madras. More info: Len Parsons at VFW Post 12141 Email: madras@vfw12141.org

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

Every Thursday: BRING OUT YOUR BIKE NIGHT– Sponsored by Red Wrench Cycles. From 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday night at the corner of 6th and Cedar in downtown Redmond. Free beverages and snacks, or grab a burger across the street at Redmond Burger Company! 

BIKER NEWS:

UPDATE! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. Also, MEN’S GROUP meets on Tuesday nites at 5:30 at Black Bear Diner in Redmond. To know what’s happening, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES – New hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional appointments open on Monday. Plan and schedule out your winter work with Doug now and save on parts and labor. www.redwrenchcycles.com. 736 SW Umatilla Ave., Ste. D in Redmond. Phone: 541.420.8603.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 23 2018

BIKER WISDOM: No matter how bad your day is, a motorcycle ride will always make you feel better…

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS SATURDAY! AUGUST 25 – VETERANS APPRECIATION POKER RUN and BBQ!All Veterans are welcome! Organized by VFW in Redmond. Poker Run registration at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last bike out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music! 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie! If you know a Veteran who has not connected with other Vets, invite him/her! Especially a Vet who rides a motorcycle. All makes & models accepted. C u there!!

AUGUST 31 – SEPT 2 – OVMA PAINTED HILLS RALLY Meet in Powell Butte at 10:00 am for group ride to Mitchell. More info: Tank @ skiddaddy@cbbmail.com or tank281@cbbmail.com

NEW POST! SEPT 1CENTRAL OREGON SHAKEDOWN is back! Mark your calendars, set your alarms and wax up those rides. Patriot Pin Ups brings you “2018 Shakedown Car and Motorcycle Show”. Live music by Shade 13, food and beer garden, an amazing raffle and let’s not forget the pin up contest ($5 registration 18 and older). This year’s pin up contest winner will receive some pretty cool prizes. Ladies, get yourselves dolled up and get ready to strut your stuff! This event benefits the Redmond VFW in their efforts to reach out to our local Veterans and their families. We have many local businesses sponsoring this event and there will be awesome veterans in attendance. Come support the Patriot Pin Up Gals and the Redmond VFW as they support our community. Registration is $10 per car or bike at the gate. Arrival time is 9am. Raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. T-shirts available for $20 each. More info: 541-389-4408.

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If you’re a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

UPDATE! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = $10, or just $5 with one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe Fetter’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – “22” POKER RUN In Conjunction with the Classic Car Show and Suicide Prevention EXPO at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., in Madras. First Bike Out at 8:00am, Last Bike Out at 9:30am. Last Bike In and Poker Draw at 3:00PM. Registration fee $10. High Hand Wins 40%. Low hand wins 10%. Bring a camera or document your run – poker hands will be dealt upon completion of your ride and will require pictures. Sponsored by Madras VFW Post 12141. All Proceeds benefit COVO. “Show & Shine” after poker run at Wild Winds Station, 107 NE Cedar Street, Madras. More info: Len Parsons at VFW Post 12141 Email: madras@vfw12141.org

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

Every Thursday: BRING OUT YOUR BIKE NIGHT– Sponsored by Red Wrench Cycles. From 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday night at the corner of 6th and Cedar in downtown Redmond. Free beverages and snacks, or grab a burger across the street at Redmond Burger Company! 

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES – New hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with additional appointments open on Monday. Plan and schedule out your winter work with Doug now and save on parts and labor. www.redwrenchcycles.com. 736 SW Umatilla Ave., Ste. D in Redmond. Phone: 541.420.8603.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 20 2018

Hello, Veterans and Fans of Veterans-

Below is latest edition of the Veteran Events Calendar as of 8-20-18.

Very interesting Events and News pertaining to Vets in this issue.
Pls read all the way thru to maximize your awareness.

A digital copy is also attached for sending out digitally, or for printing in quantity.

Please spread this info around your organization and among your Veteran friends, neighbors and associates.
Let’s keep our Veteran brothers & sisters informed and involved!

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERANS EVENTS, NEWS, & OPPORTUNITIES

8-20-18

THIS WEEKEND! August 25 – Veterans Appreciation BBQ & Poker Runall Veterans are welcome! Veteran organizations are welcome to display information materials & opportunities for Veterans. Spread the word! Contact laurajones@bendbroadband.com for details & info. Poker Run Registration at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last motorcycle out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music, 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie…

NEW POST! AUGUST 25 – KOREAN WAR VETERANS HONORING – 11 am to 2 pm at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa in warm Springs. Lunch & Entertainment Tickets – $55. Presented by Eugene Greene, Sr. American Legion Family #48. More info: 541-460-8212 or www.wsala48.org

NEW POST! AUGUST 24 & 25 – AIRSHOW of the CASCADES. Night show on the 24th and daytime show on 25th. Veterans get in FREE!! Must show I.D. At the gate. Also, motorcycle show at the event! If you want to enter your bike, click here: https://www.cascadeairshow.com/motorcycle-show General airshow info: www.airshowofthecascades.com

SEPT 6 – SIXTH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT From 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. For community providers who work with Veterans, non-profit agencies, government and VSO organizations. RSVP required to attend: 503-816-8159.

SEPT 8 – American Legion Post 45 ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT at Quail Run golf course. It is a 4 person scramble. Cost is $75 per person and includes cart, range balls and lunch at Post 45. There will also be a number of raffle items. Info: Ron Bamer at archery4life55@hotmail.com or Quail Run Golf Course, 16725 Northridge Dr, La Pine, OR. 541-536-1303

UPDATE! SEPT 12 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL MEETING Location scheduled at Jefferson County Senior Center from 2:00-4:00. Featured Speaker: Kristopher Saccurato, Mission 22. The Senior Center is located at 860 SW Madison, Madras, OR 97741.

PLUS! SEPT 12 — Free Dinner and Back-to-School Supplies for military families! 4:30 pm to 6pm at Jefferson County Veterans Service Office (VSO) at 860 SW Madison Street, Madras, OR 97741. More info: 541-475-5228. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on first come, first serve basis. 

NEW POST! SEPT 15 – WALK the BUTTE for a VETERAN IN NEED! Fundraiser in Pilot Butte State Park from 7 am to 7 pm. Minimum donation = $5. All proceeds go to bend Band of Brothers & Central Oregon Veterans Outreach to support Veterans in need.

SEPT 19 – BEND STAND DOWN More info TBD. Contacts: David Nieradka, 541-383-2793 or Tasha Sloan, 971-200-0351.

NEW POST! SEPT 11 — VA Long Term Care Fair Join VA staff & special guests to learn information about Long Term Care (LTC) at Portland VA Medical Center from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Need help at home? Wondering how to pay for care? Considering in-home care or assisted living? Are you and your family planning for the future or wondering how the VA can help if you’re a veteran? If you’re a Veteran or a family member of a Veteran, then please attend on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Portland VA Medical Center Auditorium on second floor at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239. See all the details on the web here .

SEPT 22 – SUICIDE PREVENTION & AWARENESS EVENT at the Madras Fairgrounds from 9:00-3:00. Car Show, Vendors, Kids games, Entertainment, Suicide Prevention Education, and Can Food Drive to support COVO. More info: 541-475-5228.

SAVE THE DATE! SEPT 29 – SCOTCH GOLF TOURNEY and C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL DINNER: At Wallace Ranch on Hiway 20 west of Bend. The event is the after party for the annual Scotch Golf Tournament and Dinner. This year the Central Oregon Veterans Council is donating two pigs and supporting the event with volunteer labor. Each year the Scotch donates money to Save A Warrior and to other local 501c3 orgs that serve veterans. This year, COVC looks forward to being recognized as one of those deserving agencies. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPS!

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 or pauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for Partners In Care is looking for Veterans to be part of a VET2VET HOSPICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

PRACTICAL NEWS for VETERANS!

Veterans may be eligible for tax refunds on disability severance. Find out if you are eligible: https://www.wearethemighty.com/eligible-big-veterans-tax-refund

VISIT THE WELLNESS RANCH — Volunteers are invited to visit the Wellness Ranch. The Wellness Ranch is located on Couch Market Road and will be starting a Equine Assisted program for Veterans soon. The program also includes Yoga and Acupuncture. Come see what the Ranch has to offer plus help spruce up the place and assist in completing both the outdoor and indoor yoga studio. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com or 503-389-0431 or info@thewellranch.org NEW POST! The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a
tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Watch your mailbox!

NEW POST! “Forever GI Bill” expands VA educational benefits. Check the link:
https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/51050/forever-gi-bill-expands-va-educational-benefits/

HONOR FLIGHT OF CENTRAL OREGON is still in business and taking Korean War veterans from Central Oregon on 4-day trips to Washington,
DC to see their Korean War memorial, the US Capitol, Arlington Cemetery and other memorials. WWII veterans can also still apply for these
trips. For more information, contact Deanna Nielsen at 541-280-1340 or HFCO.Deannalynn@gmail.com

AVOIDING VA BENEFITS OVERPAYMENTS: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50310/avoiding-va-benefits-overpayments/

15 WAYS THE VETERANS ADMIN (VA) IS IMPROVING ITS SERVICES: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50253/15-ways-va-improving-veterans-experience-right-now

ANYONE with a certified hearing impairment is eligible for a FREE CLEAR CAPTION PHONE. Jeff Houston is the local Rep and can be contacted at 541-200-5892 or jeff.houston@clearcaptions.com

FREE ONLINE 25 MIN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING from the VA, covering these topics:
Suicide as a public health issue in the U.S.

Signs that a Veteran may be at risk for suicide

Actions people can take if they identify a Veteran at risk.

More info for video: https://psycharmor.org/courses/s-a-v-e/ or
read the article: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/49409/va-psycharmor-institute-offer-online-suicide-prevention-training/

WHAT TO DO BEFORE A VETERAN DIES. A GUIDE TO PRE-PLANNING is a pamphlet published by the American Legion has a pamphlet titled more info: https://www.legion.org/sites/legion.org/files/legion/publications/What-to-do-before-a-Veteran-Dies-WEB.pdf . Free of charge. Also, What a Veteran can do on his/her own: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA40-10007.pdf

VHA has published online products that explain WHEN A VETERAN SHOULD SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, and how VA can pay for a Veteran’s service-connected and non-service connected emergency care from a community provider. Check out the links below:

· Video – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Transportation (Ambulance)

· Website – Emergency Care

TAKE A VETERAN FISHING! Information about using the Bend Band of Brothers’ fishing boat, contact East Lake Resort in La Pine at 541-536-2230 or email at eastlakeresort@gmail.com

Veterans…Interested in EMERGENCY TRANSITIONAL HOUSING? Please contact: Lee Griego, United States Air Force Veteran (Ret), Housing Case Manager, COVO, at 541-383-2793, ext. 126 or email: lee.griego@covo-us.org

Veterans can purchase a home with no down payment and no fees. All veterans with honorable discharge are eligible. Diane Kenyon is a Home Loan Specialist. She can get you started by providing you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility with just a copy of your DD214. Call her today at 541-350-2863. Loan Officer NMLS #1543278, Stearns Lending, LLC, Email: dkenyon@stearns.com

The FEDERAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PROGRAM (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you   need help. Click on the link for more info:

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility

 

TRANSPORTATION TO CBOC: If you are a veteran, have no other means of transportation, and you need a ride to the Bend CBOC, contact Paula at COVO at least 4 days in advance 541-383-2793. If you need a ride to the VAMC in Portland, call DAV as soon as possible 503-721-7804.

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

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August 17 2018

BIKER WISDOM: Motorcycles are constant proof that God loves to see us happy.

BIKER EVENTS:

THIS WEEKEND! AUGUST 17-19 – 2018 OREGON STATE CMA RALLY in Madras, OR. More info: http://cmanwr1.org/OR/state-rally-form.aspx OR ctbrd02@gmail.com

NEXT SATURDAY! AUGUST 25 – VETERANS APPRECIATION BBQ and POKER RUNAll motorcycle-riding Veterans are welcome! Organized by VFW in Redmond. Register at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last bike out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music! 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie! C u there!!

AUGUST 31 – SEPT 2 – OVMA PAINTED HILLS RALLY (details TBD)

SEPT 1 – 3 – REDWOOD RUN in Piercy, CA. Must be 21+ to attend. Live music, T-shirt contests, bike games, vendors, on-site camping & showers, etc. Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

UPDATE! SEPT 7 – 8 – OVMA’s 16th ANNUAL 9-11 RUN Friday 9/7/18: Golf Tourney at The Greens in Redmond. Signup for golf adventure at franlink@bendbroadband.com Then, party at Big Dog Saloon on Friday evening: Bike Game practice plus Texas Hold’em Tourney. Saturday Sept 8: Poker Run Sign-up at Northside at 9 a.m. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm @ Big Dog Saloon in Crooked River Ranch. Hi Hand – $500; Low Hand $250. Vendors, 50/50, Longhorn BBQ Dinner, Bike Show, Bike Games, Raffles, DJ music. Overnite camping available. Sunday Sept 9: Breakfast served at Crooked River Ranch by RodeHouse Ministry. All proceeds benefit C.O. Vets Ranch, Fireman’s Honor Guard, Deschutes County Rescue, and OVMA.

SEPT 8 – END OF SUMMER PICNIC 2018 The American Legion Riders are hosting @ AL Post 44 in Redmond, 704 SW 8th Street from 12:00 Noon to ??. If your a Vet who rides (2 or 3 wheels), and/or a MA member, take your ride in the AM. Then stop by the Post. The Post Lounge will be open for your refreshment purchase. Have lunch which costs (your donation), then ogle the bikes, and just kick-back. The cook needs to know how much Tri-Tip and/or Pulled-Pork to BBQ, so please RSVP one of the following: Kit at kitmichaels4902@gmail.com or Cliff at breecher51@gmail.com or Dennis at 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 14-16 – CMA’s OREGON ROADS AND TRAILS RALLY, Florence OR. More info: ctbrd02@gmail.com

UPDATE! SEPT 15 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN One of the most popular runs in Central Oregon! Admission = one (1) new, unused stuffed teddy bear/toy. Deliver teddy bears to all 4 major hospitals for use by kids in the hospital as well as cardio patients during breathing exercises. Meet at Northside on Boyd Acres at 8:30 to 10 am. Group ride departs at 10:00 am. Ride ends at Hub City in Redmond for high and low hands, 50-50, raffles, music and rollicking good fun. More Info: john.mickley59@gmail.com

NEW POST! SEPT 22 – JOE FETTER’S MEMORIAL RIDE – Leaves Wildhorse at 10:30 a.m. for a ride to celebrate Joe’s legacy and impact on so many, many lives. There will be a time to share stories and memories of Joe. For information – Dennis 541-280-0478 or hdriderinor@bendcable.com.

SEPT 26 – 30: STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 11 – 14: 18th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

BIKER NEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rodehouse Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30 am. On Sundays, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for fellowship and Bible studies. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website: www.therodehouse.com

STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES: Gary Franklin at Steelhead has adopted a new business track this year: just-in-time motorcycle work. This means scheduling repairs and serviceing to minimize bike “sleepovers” at the shop. Gary believes that, due to our short riding season, you should be riding your bike, not waiting three weeks to get it fixed!! So Gary only books one week out to achieve quick turn around to maximize your riding time!! Steelhead is located at 2442 S 1st St, Redmond, OR 97756. Give him a shout at: 541-316-1593 or steelheadcustomcycles@gmail.com

JUSTICE BIKES – Special Military & PGR promotion for 2018 — patriotic FREE T-SHIRT for customers who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, who are Veterans, and/or ride with the PGR. Location: 517 SE Evergreen Avenue, Redmond, OR 97756. Only bike shop with a paint booth! Info@justicebikes.net or 541-527-5380

RED WRENCH CYCLES is a full service motorcycle shop specializing in American V-Twins. 736 SW Umatilla Ave, Suite D, Redmond, OR 97756. PH: 541-480- 4282.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Need to UPDATE your run info? Postings are free! Send me an email: sgwilkes73@gmail.com

— Steve Wilkes
Associate with friends who are encouraging, positive and kind and who will be honest with you. – Proverbs 13:20

July 07 2018

Hello, Heroes & Heroines-

Below is latest edition of the Veteran Events Calendar as of 7-7-18.

Lotta new stuff in this edition. 

Please spread this info around your organization and among your Veteran friends, neighbors and associates.
Let’s keep our Veteran brothers & sisters informed and involved!

 

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

CALENDAR of VETERANS EVENTS

7-7-18

NEXT WEDNESDAY JULY 11 — CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL (COVC) meeting at 1400 at VFW Post 1643, @ 1503 NE 4th St, Bend OR 97701.

NEW POST! JULY 19 — Community Presentation hosted by the Jefferson County Veterans Service Office located at 860 SW Madison Ave (inside the Senior Center) in Madras. All Veterans, spouses, and community providers are encouraged to attend. Topics include COVO, Housing, Willamette Cemetery info, Assistive Technology, and Suicide prevention. 0845 to 3 pm: Includes breakfast and lunch. FREE to Veterans and $5.00 donation requested for all others. Info: 541-475-5228

NEW POST! JULY 25 – FREE Veterans Breakfast at 8:00 am at the Madras Fairgrounds. More info: 541-475-5228

NEW POST! AUGUST 11 – PAIN & DYSFUNCTON RELIEF CLINIC from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Riverhouse Convention Center located at 3075 N Hwy 97, Bend. Presented by the Counterstrain Academy, 9555 SW Barnes Road, Portkland, OR 97219. This organization is seeking volunteers that suffer daily pain. Counterstrain instructors use a gentle approach highly effective in the treatment and management of most painful conditions: Headaches – migraines and tension* Breathing Issues* Fibromyalgia* Sports Performance* Lower back pain* Cervical Pain* Chronic Pain* Rotator cuff Syndrome* Sciatica* PTSD* Post-Concussion Syndrome*Athletic Injuries* and more. RSVP by July 15 to Michelle at: (503) 894-9039 or info@counterstrainacademy.com or Paula at COVO, (541) 838-2793 or paula.laswell@covo.us.org

UPDATE! AUGUST 25 – VETERANS APPRECIATION BBQ and POKER RUN – All motorcycle-riding Veterans are welcome! Organized by Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association (OVMA). Register at 9 am at Redmond VFW. Last bike out at 10. Free BBQ for Veterans starts at 11, continues thru 2 pm. Last bike in at 1 pm. Cash prizes for poker winners, live music! 50-50, raffle prizes, Patriot Pinups, & Camaraderie…

NEW POST! SEPT 6 – SIXTH ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT From 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. For community providers who work with Veterans, non-profit agencies, government and VSO organizations. RSVP required to attend: 503-816-8159.

SEPT 22 – SUICIDE PREVENTION & AWARENESS EVENT at the Madras Fairgrounds from 9:00-3:00. Car Show, Vendors, Kids games, Entertainment, Suicide Prevention Education, and Can Food Drive to support COVO. More info: 541-475-5228.

SAVE THE DATE! SEPT 29 – C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL DINNER: At Wallace Ranch on Hiway 20 west of Bend. The event is the after party for the annual Scotch Golf Tournament and Dinner. This year the Central Oregon Veterans Council is donating two pigs and supporting the event with volunteer labor. Each year the Scotch donates money to Save A Warrior and to other local 501c3 orgs that serve veterans. This year, COVC looks forward to being recognized as one of those deserving agencies. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPS!

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for Partners In Care is looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2Vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: contact Ernie Tafalla: email erniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492

 

PRACTICAL NEWS for VETERANS!

ANYONE with a certified hearing impairment is eligible for a FREE CLEAR CAPTION PHONE. Jeff Houston is the local Rep and can be contacted at 541-200-5892 or jeff.houston@clearcaptions.com Visit the web site: https://clearcaptions.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_-W5zZng2wIVAcpkCh1-jwRLEAAYASAAEgJz9PD_BwE

FREE ONLINE 25 MIN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING from the VA, covering these topics:

Suicide as a public health issue in the U.S.
Signs that a Veteran may be at risk for suicide
Actions people can take if they identify a Veteran at risk.
More info for video: https://psycharmor.org/courses/s-a-v-e/ or read the article: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/49409/va-psycharmor-institute-offer-online-suicide-prevention-training/

“WHAT TO DO BEFORE A VETERAN DIES. A GUIDE TO PRE-PLANNING” is a pamphlet published by the American Legion has a pamphlet titled more info: https://www.legion.org/sites/legion.org/files/legion/publications/What-to-do-before-a-Veteran-Dies-WEB.pdf . Free of charge. Also, What a Veteran can do on his/her own: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA40-10007.pdf

VHA has published online products that explain WHEN A VETERAN SHOULD SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, and how VA can pay for a Veteran’s service-connected and non-service connected emergency care from a community provider. Check out the links below:

· Video – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Medical Care

· Fact Sheet – Emergency Transportation (Ambulance)

· Website – Emergency Care

TAKE A VETERAN FISHING! Information about using the Bend Band of Brothers’ fishing boat, contact East Lake Resort in La Pine at 541-536-2230 or email at eastlakeresort@gmail.com

HONOR FLIGHT OF CENTRAL OREGON is in business and taking Korean War veterans from Central Oregon on 4-day trips to Washington, DC. The
first cadre of Korean War Veterans to traveled to D.C. 6-6-18, to see their Korean War memorial, the US Capitol and Arlington Cemetery and other
memorials. WWII veterans can also still apply for these trips. Veteran and Guardian applications are available. For more information, contact
Administrator Deanna Nielsen at 541-280-1340 or HFCO.Deannalynn@gmail.com

VISIT WELLNESS RANCH — Volunteers are invited to visit the Wellness Ranch. The Wellness Ranch is located on Couch Market Road and will be starting a Equine Assisted program for Veterans soon. The program also includes Yoga and Acupuncture. Come see what the Ranch has to offer plus help spruce up the place and assist in completing both the outdoor and indoor yoga studio. To volunteer & more info: pam.mindt@gmail.com

Veterans…Interested in EMERGENCY TRANSITIONAL HOUSING? Please contact: Lee Griego, United States Air Force Veteran (Ret), Housing Case Manager, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, Work: 541-383-2793, ext. 126 or email: lee.griego@covo-us.org

Speaking of HOUSING…Veterans can purchase a home with no down payment and no fees via the VA’s home mortgage program. All veterans with honorable discharge are eligible. Diane Kenyon is the wife of a Veteran and is a Home Loan Specialist. She can get you started by providing you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility with just a copy of your DD214. Rates are still very low so call her today at 541-350-2863. Loan Officer NMLS #1543278, Stearns Lending, LLC, Email: dkenyon@stearns.com

The FEDERAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PROGRAM (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you
need help. Click on the link for more info: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility
TRANSPORTATION TO CBOC: If you are a veteran, have no other means of transportation, and you need a ride to the Bend CBOC, contact Paula at COVO at least 4 days in advance 541-383-2793. If you need a ride to the VAMC in Portland, call DAV as soon as possible 503-721-7804.

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. — Mathew 7:1