Feb 2012 Chicago Informer by yangxichun


									   FEBRUARY 2012

                CHICAGO HOG INFORMER

                                               Hello to all my Glenview Hog
Richard Lundin --
                                              Chapter Sisters and Brothers.By
lundinproperties@comcast.net                  now you may have heard that I
Assistant Director                            resigned as 2012 Webmaster,
Mike Malicki -- redbones59@sbcglobal.net      because technically I was in
                                              wa-a-a-ay over my head. The
Treasurer / Secretary / Sponsoring Dealer
Audree Brown – audree@chicagoharley.com       Board members have asked me
                                              to instead take up the position
Dealer Liaison                                of nEWSLETTEr Editer Editter
Kim Kenny – kim@chicagoharley.com
                                              Edittor Editor. Pleeze bair with
Activities Officers                           me these FeRST few munths !?!
Keith Sparks – kcsparks@fsi.net
Jon Rosenberg – roadwarrior@mail.com

Ladies Of Harley Officer
Sue Samuel – sue.samuel@yahoo.com
Safety Officer
Steven Bobbe -- hog69@mac.com

Photographer and Historian
Bruce Lisitza – bruce_lisitza@sbcglobal.net
Membership Officer
Rick Appelman—sirboss10@sbcglobal.net
Webmaster                                         Here’s to a GREAT 2012!
Owen West – westow3@hotmail.com
                                               Chicago Harley Glenview rides
Technical Advisor                                          again !
John Cummings

Newsletter Editor                               Warren Whitely, (WHITE–Lee)
Warren Whitely -- w.whitely@sbcglobal.net                 Editor
Directly from Richard…
I have to say that I’m excited by the decision to meld the two sister Chapters
together. I have enjoyed riding with Jeff as well as some other members of
our sister chapter in the past. I don’t know what the exact number is, but
there are quite a few people who are members of both chapters already,
myself included.
To keep the Chicago HOG Chapter convenient for all, there will be two
member meetings per month; one on the first Tuesday of the month (barring
winter dealer hours when we meet on the first Monday) at the dealer and one
on the second Tuesday of the month at Sidekicks on Montrose Ave (just east
of Cicero Ave.) in Chicago. Board meetings will be held monthly on the last
Tuesday of the month at the VFW Hall located on the NW corners of
Higgins Rd. and
Canfield Ave. in Park
Ridge. As always,
Chapter members are
welcome to attend all
At the next meeting in
February at the dealer,
we will need to take a
few minutes to fill out
new membership
forms. This is to keep
the membership
paperwork in order
while we meld the two
Chapters together.
Once again the Holiday party was a huge success. Keith and Jon did a great
job making sure everyone had a good time and deserve a big Thank You! If
you received a 2011 Participation patch and need the round Chicago skyline
patch, let me know.
We have been working on the riding schedule for the 2012 riding season.
Road Captains, if you have preference for a certain ride, please let me know
so we can put you on the schedule. A Road Captain meeting will be held
prior to the Group Riding class to assign any outstanding riding dates.
See ya on the road….
             We will have a guest speaker at our February Chapter Meeting !


Nationwide motorcycle accident law firm Kass & Moses, P.C., a.k.a. 1-800-Motorcycle,
will be speaking to the members of the Chicago Harley Owners Group in Glenview, in
Glenview, Illinois on February 6, 2012 about a day in the life of a motorcycle accident
attorney. The presentation will focus on what the two lawyers have seen over their 20
years as motorcycle accident attorneys. Topics of the presentation will include: Insurance
must haves – underinsured motorist insurance, uninsured motorist insurance, and
medpay; Types of injuries commonly seen and what you can do to avoid them; Types of
accidents they often see – T-bone, drifting lanes, and alcohol related crashes; and, What
to do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.

Kass & Moses, P.C., is a full service nationwide motorcycle accident law firm with
extensive experience helping motorcycle accident victims. Kass & Moses Law Firm has
handled hundreds of motorcycle accident cases in multiple states including, among
others, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Kentucky, and Texas.

“Motorcycle accident cases are different from an auto accident.The facts of the accident
are different, the injuries are different. You don’t get road rash in an auto accident. If you
are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should hire a lawyer that has extensive
experience managing motorcycle accident cases. And our firm has been doing it for the
last 20 years,” said partner Andrew Kass.

              You don’t want to miss this very informative meeting !


We will be gathering more information for an important charity ride,
tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, 2012.
Harley–Davidson Ride to Fight Child Sexual Abuse ,
sponsored by Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.
This will involve many Hog Chapters, and will be supported
by various local and national media groups. Promotional
posters will be displayed throughout Chicago, naming the
various Hog Chapters and Harley-Davidson dealerships
that participate. More details will follow next month.
Please keep this in mind.
      IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE HAVE A WELL-STAFFED CHAPTER !                                      WARREN
   As a new Chapter Officer starting out a new year,I thought I would read up on this subject.
              According to the current Hog Website, regarding Chapter Officers;

Affiliated chapters shall have the following primary officers: Director, Assistant Director, Treasurer and Secretary.
                             Other discretionary officers may be appointed as needed.

        1.The sponsoring dealer may assume any, or all, officer position(s) including their respective
        responsibilities and may remove any officer from office in the dealer’s sole discretion. The sponsoring
        dealer may determine how chapter officers are selected and the length of their terms in office.

        2. The sponsoring dealer has the authority to require the chapter to perform to the sponsoring dealer's
        standards and is to assure H.O.G. that the chapter abides by this Charter and the Operating Policies.

        3.The duties and responsibilities of the primary (required) chapter officers shall be as follows:

            A. Director: The Director shall uphold this Charter and the chapter by-laws, conduct chapter
               meetings and coordinate chapter officer responsibilities.
            B. Assistant Director: The Assistant Director shall assist the Director in carrying out the
               Director’s duties. The Assistant Director shall also be responsible for promoting membership,
               membership orientation, membership retention, and keeping the chapter members informed of
               H.O.G. programs.
            C. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of chapter
               funds, reporting the financial transactions to the membership on a monthly basis, submitting an
               annual financial report to H.O.G., compliance with all revenue recording and reporting
            D. Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for the administrative needs of the chapter,
               keeping the minutes of chapter annual business meetings and general meetings, oversees the
               position of membership officer if it exists, ensuring that all chapter members are current H.O.G.
               members, having on file a signed copy of the Annual Chapter Membership Enrollment Form and
               Release of each member as signed on an annual basis, and submitting to H.O.G. the H.O.G.
               Chapter Charter Application and any other reports as required by H.O.G. Further, the Secretary
               shall ensure that all insurance requirements are met (including participant signatures to
               required release forms), shall ensure preparation of injury report forms, timely submission of
               injury report forms to the appropriate insurance company and shall be responsible for the
               maintenance and storage of release forms and injury reports.

        4.The duties and responsibilities of the discretionary (optional) chapter officers shall be:

            E. Activities Officer: The Activities Officer shall be responsible for the administration of chapter
            F. Ladies of Harley Officer: The LOH Officer shall be responsible for encouraging women
               members to take an active part in chapter activities.
            G. Road Captain: The Road Captain(s) shall be responsible for assisting in the planning of routes
               for chapter rides and keeping the Chapter informed of all H.O.G. programs.
            H. Editor: The Editor shall be responsible for assembling and organizing written, oral (broadcast)
               and electronic material for chapter publications, e.g., newsletters, press releases. All chapter
               publications, whether written, oral (broadcast) or electronic, shall be subject to approval by the
               sponsoring dealer prior to publication.
            I. Safety Officer: The Safety Officer shall be responsible for providing chapter members with
               information relating to the availability of rider training.
            J. Photographer: The Photographer shall be responsible for obtaining and organizing chapter
               photographs for use in chapter publications and chapter history albums.
            K. Historian: The Historian shall be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of a written
               account of the history of the chapter, to include officer positions, chapter activities and
               membership levels.
            L. Membership Officer: The Membership Officer shall be responsible for ensuring that all chapter
                   members are current H.O.G. members, having on file a signed copy of the Annual Chapter
                    Membership Enrollment Form & Release of each member as signed on an annual basis;
                maintains chapter membership report, and maintaining report on the Chapter Officer section of
            M. Webmaster: The Webmaster shall be responsible for assembling and organizing material for
               the Chapter Web site and seeking approval from the sponsoring dealer prior to publication.
                                Ladies of Harley
                                  I was happy to see such a great turn-out for our first 2012
                                  LOH meeting in January. We talked about our plans for
                                  LOH this year, and all seemed pleased with putting our
                                  emphasis on riding and restoring the fun-factor to the
                                  group. The ladies have been invited to start
                                  brainstorming ideas for rides, and to start teaming up with
partners and road captains. We will help fill in the chapter calendar as ideas are
presented and developed. We hope to add some fun and interesting destinations and
routes for the entire chapter to enjoy.

So, Ladies, please bring your ride ideas to the February meeting, and let’s get this season
started. With just a couple more feet of snow and some howling winds with biting wind
chills… spring is just around the twisty!

How do you become a member of
Ladies of Harley?

You must first be a member of the National H.O.G., then
you can join our local Chicago H.O.G, Glenview chapter. You can be either a full or
associate member. There is no additional fee to be a Ladies of Harley member and you
may be a rider or a passenger. Ladies of Harley members will receive a LOH patch and
pin from the National H.O.G. Membership also allows you to participate in all LOH
activities at various H.O.G. rallies and events

Please join us!

Sue Samuel
Ladies of Harley
                       CHAPTER HAPPENINGS
Hello Chapter,

We have some fun activities planned for the next couple of months while we still finalize
the rides for the coming year. On Sunday, February 12, we will be attending Progressive
International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont, Illinois. Everyone who is attending is
encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online to save $4; the code is “DLR2012”.
Prior to the show, join your Chapter brothers and sisters for breakfast at the Sugar Bowl
Diner in Des Plaines, at 1494 Miner St (further west, Miner St is called Route 14,
Northwest Highway / further east it’s called Dempster). We will meet at 9am and then
head to the show after breakfast.

Also in February, on Saturday the 18th, we have an awesome night planned for Dinner
and a Movie. We will meet for dinner at Jimmy’s Charhouse in Riverwoods, and then go
across the street to Regal Cinema for the weekend opening of Ghostrider 2, starring
Nicolas Cage. Time and details will be posted on the calendar.

As we move into March, everybody’s favorite spring sport ,Whirley Ball, is on the
agenda for Saturday the 24th. We will have further details and costs at the next meeting,
but we will probably start the games at about 4pm and dinner will follow at a neighboring

Also don’t forget, on Saturday, March 10, CHD will be offering a first aid/CPR/accident
scene management class. All directors, officers and road captains are encouraged to
attend and get certified.

Till we ride again,

                      Jon and daughter, Marine Ride, 2010 ( The Editor )
Holiday Party

Thanks to all who came out on a cold night to spend some time with fellow Chapter
members and friends.
The Holiday Party on Saturday, January 21st went off without a hitch. Kudos and
much appreciation go out to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for supplying our group with a
beautifully decorated private room, an in-room bar and our very own bartender!

Photo by Jack Walsh

The line-up of delicious food spanned the entire length of one wall in the room with
another separate carving station for the Prime Rib and also a separate sweet table
which included an awesome pumpkin pie and an assortment of little mini
cheesecakes. It was nice to see everyone having a good time and getting their fill of
fun, friendship and food!!
See you at upcoming activities,

                               Photos by Debbie McHugh
                        FEBRUARY SAFETY
On April 7th I will be conducting another Group Riding Class. All Road Captains should
attend, and everyone else who hasn’t attended this course should be at the course.

For those still riding (when the roads are dry) be careful of the over passes, since they ice
up even though the road you’re on is dry. Even though the roads seem dry, while there’s
snow on the sides of the road, the snow can melt in the sun and form ice on the sides of
the road.

                            Rte 550 in Colorado, near Silverton

So this black ice can be a major problem since a lot of the asphalt is black. Be extremely
careful when riding in the winter.
Another thing to watch out for is salt. This can cause a few problems, in that it can feel
like riding on gravel, and your bike should be washed after. My problem is I don’t have a
heated garage. I had a bike that I rode for 10 years through the winter and the only
damage was minor pitting on the wheels .

Steve Bobbe

                 CHICAGO HOG INFORMER
                         From the desk of
                                      Captain McHugh
Stranded On An Island: A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten
years. One day, he sees a speck on the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It's not a
ship." The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, "It's not a boat." The speck gets
even closer and he thinks, "It's not a raft." Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous
blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear.

She comes up to the guy and she says, "How long has it been since you've had a
"Ten years!" he says.
She reaches over, unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of
fresh cigarettes.
He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag and says, "Man, oh man! Is that good!"

Then she asks, "How long has it been since you've had a drink of whiskey?"
He replies, "Ten years!"
She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on the right, pulls out a flask and gives it
to him.
He takes a long swig and says, "Wow, that's fantastic!"

Then, she starts to unzip the long zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit,
and says……… "And how long has it been since you've had some REAL fun?"

And the man replies, "Oh My God ! Don't tell me you've got a motorcycle in there ! "
    Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out the car window.

      Intelligence is knowing that motorcycle riding is dangerous;
      Wisdom is not exceeding your ability or the bike's capability.

         Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

   Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 70

             If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

   Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold
                         everything you need.

    The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.

When it comes to motorcycles, it's not WHAT you ride; it's THAT you ride
                              that matters.

  Sometimes it takes a whole tank of fuel before you can think straight.

  Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a DIRECTION
                                  and go.

            Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway, it's an attitude.

     People are like motorcycles; each is customized a bit differently.

               The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

  Focus is safely stopping after catching a yellow jacket in your shirt or
                           pants leg at 70 mph.

          There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.

If you can't get it going with bungee cords, wire and duct tape, it's serious.

  Bikes parked out front mean good country-fried steak, bbq, or burgers

There are two types of people in this world; people who ride motorcycles,
                      and those that wish they did.
 Finally …

 Captain McHugh also submitted this photo, claiming that he was now marketing this
 invention so that “we can ride in the winter.”
 Actually, I strongly suspect that he intends to ride up into Wisconsin, looking for

 The Editor


 Chapter flag, mounted on Captain Barr’s former
 bike. Chicago Harley Glenview in the background.

                                                    THE CHICAGO HOG INFORMER

                                                    Is the official monthly newsletter of

                                                       CHICAGO HOG CHAPTER

                                                        Chicago Harley-Davidson
                                                           Glenview, Illinois

                                                      LET’S RIDE !!!
               ADDENDUM, FEBRUARY 2012

       Due to the recent developments within our sponsoring dealer,
Chicago Harley-Davidson, Richard Lundin has asked me to introduce you
to our new combined Western Avenue / Glenview Chapter Officers ( aka
Board of Directors ). During the coming months we will be meeting together
to discuss the consolidation / melding of our two separate chapters into one
CHICAGO HOG CHAPTER.                Warren

They are:
                        Richard Lundin Jeff Wilken
                             Assistant Director
                          Mike Malicki John Wiet

                 Treasurer / Secretary / Sponsoring Dealer
                              Audree Brown

                              Dealer Liaison
                               Kim Kenny
                            Activities Officers
                Keith Sparks Jon Rosenberg Sean Lundin

                         Ladies Of Harley Officer
                        Sue Samuel Janet Jaback

                           Head Road Captain
                          Gregg ‘Two Gs’ Mueller
                              Safety Officer
                              Steven Bobbe

                    Photographers      Bruce Lisitza
                 Jack Walsh Deb Burkhart Skip Robinson

                               Bruce Lisitza
                           Membership Officer
                       Rick Appelman Mark Nagel
                        Owen West Bruce Stapley

                            Newsletter Editor
                      Warren Whitely Bruce Stapley

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