March 13 2018



Our Chapter meeting is this Saturday at 0900 at the Northside.  Show up early for breakfast.
Minutes from the last meeting are attached.
Bill Kenyon is our new Quartermaster! If you need something, let him know or (541) 350-2862.
Yes, we are still getting together Friday nights at my house to work on bikes and play Texas Holdem.
We get started about 6pm. I’ll BBQ again, unless a better offer walks in the door. 
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

By the way, did you hear I’ve got a new air filter? It’s handling the smoke well.

Best Regards,

Ray Rose

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


March 11 2018


The 28th OVMA Anniversary dinner will be held on:
April 21, 2018
Location- Redmond VFW, 491 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, OR.

Times-    State Meeting    1600hrs.

               Cocktails            1700hrs.

               Dinner                1800hrs.


Price-     Member’s meals will be paid by the state.

               Others- $21.00


Menu- Prime Rib and Chicken Jerusalem with potatoes, veggies, etc., served buffet style.
Each chapter please bring a couple of raffle items.
Deadline for meal count is April 13.

           Chapter treasurers please send me a total count of how many meals and what kind.  Please bring a check for the paid                meals on the dinner date or you can mail it sooner if you have your count done early.

Any questions email me or call 541-419-6074.




Neil Wilson 
State Treasurer/Membership
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association 


March 7 2018

BIKER WISDOM: Teach your children to love motorcycles and they will never have money for drugs.


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, every Sunday, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations for the worship services. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse website:

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CUSTOM CYCLES is back in Redmond at 4628 SW 21st Street, near the County Fairgrounds. Gary will be in his shop this Saturday, March 10. Weather should be great for a bike ride. Stop in & welscome him back home.

“EARLY IRON” BIKE OWNERS CLUB Meeting on April 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Justice Bikes, 517 SE Evergreen in Redmond. Justice Bikes also announces the addition of Dave to the staff as their paint prep technician. He’s energetic, skilled and enthusiastic about custom paint.



APRIL 21 – 10th ANNUAL SPRING FLING BIKE & CAR SHOW at Diego’s in Redmond, OR. Info: 541-316-2002 or

APRIL 25 – 28 – 36th LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN in Laughlin NV. Info:

DATE CHANGE! APRIL 28th – BLACK SHEEP POKER RUN at Harley Davidson store in Bend. Breakfast at 10 and Kickstands up (KSU) at 12 noon. First Prize = $750 dollar gift certificate to Harley Davidson. Also: a bike blessing and boot shine. For more details visit Black Sheep Facebook page: Black Sheep Central Oregon Chapter or

April 20-21 – CMA’s OREGON SEASONS OF REFRESHING Run in Wilsonville OR. More info: or

UPDATE! MAY 12 – OVMA 15th ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. This will be 15th Consecutive year that OVMA salutes Veteran Women, Moms, and Wives. Signup at Northside Grill on Boyd Acres Road in Bend from 9-10. Last bike out at 10. High hand wins $500. Lousiest hand wins $250. Last hand in at 2 pm. After party outside at Northside: 50-50, raffle prizes and live, belly-shaking music! More info:


March 6 2018


The next OVMA State Meeting will be Saturday, March 10th at the VFW in Albany.  Lunch is available for purchase at 12 noon; meeting begins at 1300 (1:00 pm).

See you then!



“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World.”  Gandhi

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