Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association

Meeting Minutes
VFW Redmond

April 21, 2018

Call to Order at 1610

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 – Excused

Treasurer – Neil Wilson

Secretary – Susan Moretz

Sgt. At Arms – John Ferguson

State Road Capt – Tim Wilson – Unexcused

Quartermaster – Position Vacant

Introduce new members and guests: None

Approval of January 2018 minutes: Motion from Royce, seconded by Bob, minutes approved.

Financial Report provided by Neil with expenditures.

Officer Reports:


Vice-President –

Treasurer – Neil has Pat Barrett patches; he also gave ‘Fini’ patches which to Royce.

Secretary – Pat Barrett’s Burial Service: Friday, May 11th; riders to meet at his home at 10:30 am, 7035 SW 83rd Ave., Portland; bikes are to line the street facing south; hearse departs at 11 am with motorcycle escorts. Go down Multnomah Blvd. to I-5 in Portland, around 405 Hwy loop, out Hwy 84 to Hwy 205, on to Willamette Nat’l Cemetery for Graveside Services at 12:30 pm.

Sgt at Arms

State Road Cpt –

Quartermaster – position is vacant; please see one of the State Officers if you are interested.


Chapter Reports:

Kalapuya – Absent

Wind Riders – Putting finishing touches on their May 19th Covered Bridges Poker Run. Begin and end at the VFW in Albany. 0900 first bike out; 1430 (2:30 pm) last bike in. High hand $500, low hand $200. Approximately 88 miles, 2 to 3 hour ride. While in the Stayton are, stop by Power Chevrolet, 500 SW Sublimity Blvd., they will have soft drinks and hot dogs for riders participating in the run.

HDEMother’s Day Poker Run, Saturday, May 12th, meet at Northside Bar & Grill in Bend. Route is ready; register at 0900, last bike in at 1430 (2:30 pm).

11th Annual Tuff Butt Run, August 10th to 12th, meet at the VFW Redmond. Lots of activities, $500 best hand. Contact Dennis Guthrie, 541-280-5161; www.tuffbuttclassic.com


 Good of the Order: Cancelled May State Meeting. 


Meeting adjourned at 1630.

May State Meeting has been cancelled.

Next State Meeting will be June 9th at the Albany VFW, 1200 lunch; 1300 meeting.


Salem Harley Davidson Swap Meet, May 12th from 1200-1500 (12 to 3 pm) at 3601 Silverton Road NE, Salem. BBQ 11 am to 4 pm; Coffee Truck on-site. If you wish to be a vendor, call 503-363-0634 and donate $25 to reserve a space; money goes to the 2018 Toy Run Fund.

7th Annual Tribute to the Troops Oregon, July 27 & 28.
www.tributetothetroops.org (form and info attached to the link)
Contact: 503-551-0959

July 27 – Staging @ 7:00 am, KSU @ 9:00 am at Salem Harley Davidson, 3601 Silverton Rd NE, Salem.
July 28 – Staging @ 7:00 am, KSU @ 9:00 am at Salem Red Lion, 3301 Market St NE, Salem.


Items for Sale: Women’s leathers for sale; 2 motorcycle trailers; 1994 Goldwing Lehman Trike (contact Randy at 503-393-8244 regarding the trike) call Walt & Nelda Allegar, 503-831-0294.


Oregon Stand Downs for 2018, scheduled to date:

June 5, Klamath Falls
Contacts: Brooklyn Gartman, 541-826-2111, ext. 3990
Tammi DeForrest, 541-331-9975

August 17, North Bend
Contacts: Jason Dado, 541-670-9109; or,
Berta Balli, 541-613-5802

August 23, Hillsboro
Contacts: Tasha Sloan, 360-696-4061, ext. 34399
Sean Files, 503-846-3047

September 11, Portland
Contacts: Tasha Sloan, 360-696-4061, ext. 34399
Alex Glover, 503-280-4673

September 20, Roseburg
Contacts: Jeremy Henderson, 541-440-1000, or
Tanya Thomas, 541-440-1000

October 20, Troutdale
Contacts: Tasha Sloan, 360-696-4061, ext. 34399
Pete Pringle, 503-669-7112, ext. 264

October 26, Warrenton
Contacts: Tasha Sloan, 971-200-0351
Patrick Preston, 503-325-4821

November 2, Tillamook
Contacts: Tasha Sloan, 971-200-0351
Patrick Preston, 503-325-4821

Minutes submitted by Susan Moretz, State Secretary.