Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association

Meeting Minutes
VFW Albany

January 12, 2019

Call to Order at 1300

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence for fallen comrades, POW/MIA’s, Prayer from Royce

Officer Roll Call:

President – Robie Vandiver

Vice President – Bill Jones

Treasurer – Neil Wilson

Secretary – Susan Moretz

Sgt. At Arms – John Ferguson

State Road Capt – Position Vacant

Quartermaster – Position Vacant

Introduce new members and guests: Sharon, guest of Bill Jones.

Approval of October 2018 minutes: Motion from Jim, seconded by Royce.

Financial Report provided by Neil.

Officer Reports:


Vice-President – selling home and moving to Dexter, Missouri.


Secretary – Received a Thank You from South Willamette Valley Honor Flight for OVMA’s donation in 2018.

Sgt at Arms

State Road Cpt – Position Vacant

Quartermaster – Position Vacant


Chapter Reports:

Kalapuya – Excused. Kalapuya is unable to sponsor the OVMA anniversary dinner this year. Discussion to hold it at the VFW in Albany.

Wind Riders – Wonderful visit at Gibson Creek before Christmas. Wind Riders has been invited back for their Hot August Nights’ event.

HDE – Flags being made for Northside Bar & Grill. Donated $4,000 for meals for the needy (Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Old Business:
Who is OVMA’s webmaster and maintaining the State web site? Bob Yates had been the webmaster, then it was turned over to another OVMA member. Bob will look at the web site and delete old information. If you have new info for the web, please send to Bob for posting.

New Business:
Need to schedule the POW/MIA Ride for 2019. Discussion; Jim will talk with HDE to see if they will sponsor.

Good of the Order:

  • Nominations for new State Officers will begin at February 2019 State Meeting.
  • Motion was made by Bill Jones to send $200 to South Willamette Valley Honor Flight. Motion passed.
  • Royce won the 50/50 and donated money to State Treasury.


Meeting adjourned at 1347.


2019 State Meetings:
February 9 – VFW Albany, 12 noon lunch; 1300 meeting (WEATHER PERMITTING)
March 9 – VFW Albany, 12 noon lunch; 1300 meeting
April 13 – State Meeting & Anniversary Dinner – to be determined
May 11 – Pending due to HDE’s Mother’s Day Run
June 8 – VFW Albany, 12 noon lunch; 1300 meeting



POW/MIA Ride & Campout – July 4 – 7, campground in Central Oregon, more information to follow.
Bikes & Blues – July, more information to follow.

Oregon Stand Downs for 2019, scheduled to date:

March 15 – Grants Pass
Brooklyn Gartman
541-826-2111 ext. 3990

August 16 – North Bend
Berta Balli

Minutes submitted by
Susan Moretz, OVMA State Secretary.