Florida Gulf Coast H.O.G. Chapter 0721
From the Director
OF ST. PETERSBURG, INC.
On February 18th, we participated in Ocala HOG
chapters 3rd annual Chapter Challenge. We split the
cold fronts and had an absolutely perfect day for riding.
Our chapter placed 3rd in the totals with 31 members.
Space Coast chapter placed 2nd with 44 members
and congrats to the Lake County chapter with 53 mem-
bers. Lots of bikes and chapters from all over the
state. Thanks to Guy Mongello and the rest of his staff for putting a a
2805 54TH AVE N
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33714
It's time again for Chapter Photos. If you would like to be in this years
group pictures, you will need to be at Jim's HD at 9:30am on March
4th, Sunday. Drill Team, Road Captains, Staff Officers and individual
SPONSOR photos for the directory will be taken.
727.527.9672 Advanced rider course is this Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and 4th of
March. This is the course that you need in order to be tested for Road
Captain with this chapter. The cost is $75.00, but you get a $50.00 gift
Fred Harwood card from Harley and a patch and pin. Current RCs have to take this
Director@flgchog.com course every two years in order to maintain proficiency.
Editor, we need a member to step up and become the new Editor for
AsstDir@flgchog.com the Chapter. Les Glass, our former Editor and Past Director, had a
rather nasty fall at his house and fractured his arm. Last time I talked
SECRETARY to Les he was getting a little better but was in a large amount of pain
Carol Fenner and it will be quite a while before he's up and around and even longer
until he's back on a bike. So if your interested in becoming the Editor,
TREASURER please let me know.
HOT, HOT, HOT.... Yes it has been warm these last few days but
DEALER LIAISON whats even hotter is that the Officers and selected Staff will be attend-
Jeniene Crespo ing Harley Officers Training in Mobile, Alabama on the 16th and 17th
727-527-9672 of this month. There, we will be inundated with the latest in training
methods and HD propaganda to make your life forever fulfilled.
Lets be safe out there,
FLGCOAST H.O.G. STAFF 2012
Terry Smith — email@example.com
LADIES OF HARLEY CO- DIRECTORS
DRILLTEAM LIAISONS Betty Beckham Mar 26
Feliks Kozel Mar 18
Kay Leonard Mar 13
Nancy Licary —firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAD PHOTOGRAGHER Derrall Lindstrom Mar 29
Debbie Martin Mar 10
CJ Zotz— email@example.com
HEAD ROAD CAPTAIN
Karl Johnson —r firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Papen Mar 16
John Ryals Mar 27
Sylvia Whitney Mar 20
David Butler Mar 30
FLGCHOG Ride Hotline:
ROAD CAPTAINS 2012
Carol Fenner………………. 727.744.7200 SAFETY NOTE
Kim Gagliardo …………….. 727.560.5541 In order to maintain the level of safety, as well as the
Bill Germer ……………...… 727.251.2647
Ron Hall ………….……….. 414.350.6874 expeditious movement of our group rides, we are
Fred Harwood……...…….... 727.729.1103 requesting members to have a Sun Pass with them
Scott Hay………………… . 727.541.3619 when they come on a ride. You can go to the website
Karl Johnson…………….... 813.309.2009
Bruce Joseph……..…...…… 727.515.4444 www.sunpass.com for more information.
Rod Kennedy….………….... 727.804.4221
Richard Macdonald ………....727.641.8595 Thank you for your understanding and support.
Mike Tardif……………..…. 813.300.3753
2 March 2012 HOG Briefs
January’s New Members
Lisa, Chuck and Kellie
Florida Gulf Coast H.O.G.
Social and Chapter Meeting
First Friday of Each Month (except July & September)
Social Hour 6:00 -7:00 PM and
Meeting 7:00—8:00 PM
Come and Join Us at the The Sunshine Center
330 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
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FLGCHOG February Meeting Minutes
Submitted by Secretary Carol Fenner
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Sunshine Center
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Director Fred Harwood.
Those in attendance pledged allegiance to the flag and observed a moment of silence for our troops and their fami-
The minutes from the January meeting were presented and accepted.
Webmaster Carol Fenner introduced changes to our website including the addition of a member forum and mem-
ber feedback forms that can be accessed from the existing Member’s page.
Treasurer Richard Macdonald presented the treasurer’s report.
Fred presented information on the Florida State HOG Rally that will be held in Howie-in-the-Hills in October.
Member Liaison Jeanine Crespo presented information on upcoming events at Jim’s including discounts, sweep-
stakes and seminars.
Fred presented the new members, Kellie, Chuck and Lisa.
Sparkie Sanford won the name tag drawing.
Head Road Captain Karl Johnson presented information on the Experienced Rider Course coming up March 3rd
and 4th, see Tony in Rentals at Jim’s for details. Karl then discussed the Ocala Chapter Challenge coming up Feb-
Safety Officer Terry Smith encourages all members to sign up for the Experienced Rider Course and also to be
aware of options for approaching intersections, including buddying up with a car to move through the intersection
as a team. He advises that, if you find yourself in an jam, do not try to swerve as you may put yourself in the path
of the vehicle. Instead, accelerate and try to clear the danger before it finishes developing.
LOH Coordinators Sylvia Whitney and Diana Rhodes encouraged all to come out for the LOH meeting on Valen-
Fred presented the members with birthdays in February.
Member Fran Harrison discussed Rolling Thunder and encourages all members to thing about participating in this
Member Carol Becker informed the attendees of her Rotary Club of Fethersound Poker Run to benefit local chari-
The January volunteers drawing was won by Nancy Licary.
The January riders drawing was won by Maeve Frawley and Diana Rhodes.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Cody Hannaford
Fred made closing announcements including the after-meeting dinner to be held at the WingHouse on US 19 and
a reminder that the annual chapter photos will be taken on March 4th at Jim’s and will include individual photos to
be used in the 2012 Member Directory.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.
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February Meeting Photos
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Sylvia Whitney Ladies of Harley 2012 Co-directors Diana Rhodes
I would like to thank all the ladies for coming out for our meeting on Valentine’s
Day. At the meeting we decided we would give 3 different charities $500.
I hope everyone Young – Old –Single- Married that’s a chapter member will come
out for the breakfast ride to Skyway Jacks on 4th Street, on March 11th. Our road
captain will be Kim G.
Thank you everyone for making Diana’s pot luck a success, we had 17-20 mem-
bers that filled up the house, if you were not one of them you missed the start of
a new tradition and a great time. Marie Middleton carved a whale out of a water-
melon and made a beautiful ocean scene with a pineapple as a tiki hut, then she
made mice out of radishes and they were eating all the cheese off the cheese and
Remember that ALL ladies that are chapter members can be LOH!
Please come out for the weekly cookouts and our other volunteer events and
make this a great year.
Thank you Diana and Sylvia
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Roadways March 2012
By Head Road Captain Karl Johnson
March is one of our premier riding months and we have put together
some great rides for you from short dinner rides or testing your metal on an Iron Butt
Ride and everything in between.
We will be beginning March 3rd with a Saturday afternoon ride to the
Beach House on Anna Maria Island for dinner and a Sunset. Saturday the 10th we will
be going to The Strawberry Festival in Plant City. On Thursday the 15th call in sick
and ride to Daytona Bike Week for the day. Saturday the 17th grab your Gold Bond
and saddle up for a 500 mile ride to Mobile, AL and Crawfish! Sunday we will ride
back with our Chapter Officers who just completed their HOT Training. Saturday the
24th Bok Tower will be our destination and the month will end with a dinner ride to
the Ozona Pig. March’s ABC Ride will be on Sunday the 25th and will be to Fort
Myers and back stopping at Harley Dealers, a few counties and Venice for a “V”.
A 3 day ride to Thunder on the Beach in Panama City is being planned for the 4th
thru the 6th of May and will include several ABC stops, Crawfish and Oysters and a
great time. If you are interested in joining us contact me at email@example.com and
I will keep you posted on the ride.
Our summer Fly and Ride will be leaving for Denver on June 26th for a 10 Day 12
state 4,000 mile ride. The cost will be approximately $2500 including air fare, bike
rental, rooms and meals. For information contact Mike Tardiff or myself.
Please support the effort and training that our Road Captains go thru preparing and
leading their rides by joining us often.
RIDE SAFE AND HAVE FUN
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Fri Mar 2, 2012 Fri Mar 16, 2012
6pm Chapter Social and Meeting All day HOT
Where: 330 5th St. N., St Petersburg, FL Where: Mobile, AL
Sat Mar 3, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org, Weather
All day Skilled Rider Course 5pm Pinellas Park Chili Blaze
Where: TBD Where: 5010 81st Ave. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781
10am HOG Cookout at Jim's Sat Mar 17, 2012
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson All day HOT
4pm Sunset Ride Where: Mobile, AL
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson All day Iron Butt Crawfish Run
Sun Mar 4, 2012 Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714
All day Skilled Rider Course 10am HOG Cookout at Jim's
Where: TBD Where: Jim's Harley Davidson
9am Chapter Photos Sun Mar 18, 2012
Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714 All day Iron Butt Crawfish Run
Mon Mar 5, 2012 Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714
6:15pm Drill Team Meeting All day HOT
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson Where: Mobile, AL
Wed Mar 7, 2012 Tue Mar 20, 2012
6pm HOG's at Biffs / HOGs at Quaker Steak 6pm FLGCHOG Staff Meeting
Where: Biff Burger / Quaker Steak and Lube Where: Jim's Harley Davidson
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7pm Road Captains Meeting
10am HOG Cookout at Jim's Where: Jim's Harley Davidson
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson Wed Mar 21, 2012
10am Strawberry Festival 6pm HOG's at Biffs / HOGs at Quaker Steak
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson Where: Biff Burger / Quaker Steak and Lube
Sun Mar 11, 2012 Sat Mar 24, 2012
9am Skyway Jack's 10am HOG Cookout at Jim's
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson Where: Jim's Harley Davidson
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9pm Lunch Ride TBD
6:30pm LOH Monthly Meeting Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714
Where: Jim's Harley Davidson Sun Mar 25, 2012
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10pm ABC Ride
6pm HOG's at Biffs / HOGs at Quaker Steak Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714
Where: Biff Burger / Quaker Steak and Lube Mon Mar 26, 2012
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12am ABC Ride
7am Daytona Bike Week Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714
Where: 2805 54th Avenue North St. Petersburg FL 33714 Wed Mar 28, 2012
6pm HOG's at Biffs / HOGs at Quaker Steak
Where: Biff Burger / Quaker Steak and Lube
Sat Mar 31, 2012
10am HOG Cookout at Jim's
3rd Annual Ocala Chapter Challenge
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Plant City Bike Night
If you are a new rider, or an experienced rider that is new to our group,
watch for our New Member Orientation days (usually the Saturday follow-
ing our Monthly Chapter Meetings. Even if you’ve been in the group for a
while, you’re free to stop in and observe and contribute your opinion to the
The New Member Orientations are held in the HOG Pen at Jim’s.
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Super HOG Points
The “Super HOG” program was implemented in 2001 for the purpose of increasing membership participation
in Monthly Meetings, Service & Safety Seminars and Chapter Rides. Your 2012 officers and staff have changed
the guidelines for earning Super Hog points to further promote and encourage chapter participation.
If you would like to receive a Super HOG patch, all you need to do is earn 40 Super HOG points.
Can this goal be accomplished? Yes! The Super HOG program starts each year on 1/01 and runs through 12/31.
All you need to do is print your name legibly on the "Super HOG" sign in sheet provided at all rides and events
and you earn a point. Our Super HOG Point Coordinator will be posting points on a regular basis. We will
need you to help by signing legibly on the sign in sheets. The Super HOG points can be found on the Member
tab of our website.
Criteria for the points earned from 01/01/2012 through 12/31/2012 are as follows:
1. Participating in any scheduled chapter ride ……………………………................... 1 point
2. Planning & leading a chapter ride ………………………………………….…... 3 points
3. Participating in chapter overnighters…………………………………..…............. 2 points
4. Riding in a drill team practice………………………………………………...… 1 point
5. Performing one day with the drill team………………………………..…............. 3 points
6. LOH meeting attendance………………………………………………………. 1 point
7. Chapter meeting attendance ..…………………………………………………... 1 point
8. Safety and Service seminars attendance ….……………………...….................... 1 point
9. Confidence clinic participation .…………….………………………………...... 1 point
10. Maximum number of points for extended rides…………………….................... 5 points
E.g. Milwaukee 105th Anniversary chapter ride
40 points in a year = Super HOG Patch
Your 2012 Officers and Staff want you to have fun this year, and one
way to do that is to join in on our activities. So check the calendar,
come on down and join in on the fun.
Have fun, be happy, ride safe, ride smart.
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