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					            Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
                    Auxiliary Newsletter
                                                                              Volume 1 Issue 2 – April 2011

President                   Kathy “HellKat” McKinley      

Vice President              Nancy “Calamity” McElfish      

Sergeant-At-Arms            Suzie “SuzieQ” Ray               

Secretary                   Theresa “Scout” Ennis         

Treasurer                   Ina “Iron Lady” Culberson

PR Officer                  Jaclyn “Cricket” Haller       

From the President’s Desk
Greetings Auxiliary members!

 As President of the CVMA Auxiliary Cricket, our Public Relations Officer, asked me to write a little
something about myself and my relation to the CVMA so here goes. I have been an actual member of
CVMA since 2003. My husband, Nightflyer, is an original 45; he has been a member since finding this
group in 2000. I decided to hold off joining until we were sure this was going to be a permanent thing for
us and for the CVMA. As some of you know in the beginning the CVMA got off to a rough start, had a
couple name changes and had a few patch variations over the first several years. It was back then that a
group of 45, who later became known as the Original 45, and who only had one trait in common decided
they had something going; they had finally found a home and wanted to continue their association with
each other and the group, and from that point forward CVMA has been on a roll. There have been many
changes over the years and quite frankly some good and some not so good; we are going through some of
those changes now. No longer is this a small band of brothers, it’s become one big HUGE family!
Growth over the first half of CVMA’s existence was slow then all of a sudden exploded.

I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a member and to have been a part of this unique group’s
inception. Some of my fondest memories are from when I was the only gal riding with a burley bunch of
men to Washington, DC and to national meetings. At first I was a bit intimidated and being a beginner
rider added to the fact but that did not last long. I suddenly had big brothers from MO, CO, PA, NY,
VT, AR, OH, NH, LA and then the list started growing. And when I say big brothers I mean Big
Brothers…I have always been made to feel welcomed and valued as a member of this association. Heck
back then some of them used to brag because I rode the biggest bike and they were proud to tell people
who we met on the road. I’m not a writer and not a real “warm and fuzzy” person so it’s hard for me to
say exactly how I feel about this association but do know one thing…I think this is the best thing that has
happened to a lot of these Veterans!
Now for a little about me. I grew up riding and training horses, mostly quarter horses. Finally realized
one day that I was not going to make it as a big time trainer so I got a real job. Not long after I found the
person with whom I have shared the last 18 years of my life; total opposites but somehow it works.
Somewhere along the way this man I’m married to decided that he should buy a motorcycle. I was like o
k a y…figured he’d been putting up with me and my horses and the family’s Christmas Tree farm so the
least I could do was go along with this. Well after a few months of being a back seat rider Nightflyer
decided I needed to take the motorcycle safety class; something about me jumping around, pointing at
everything I saw and talking all the time! Taking the class was supposed to give me an idea of what it
was like to ride a motorcycle. Well it did…on the last day of the class we bought my first motorcycle, a
1972 Honda Nighthawk. Our classmates told Nightflyer that he had created a monster. I’ve been riding
ever since. Figured all that time in the saddle on the four legged version gave me a great since of balance
and I already knew what “feathering the clutch” meant since I’ve driven stick shifts from back when I
learned how to in the hay field when I was about 12.

So to sum it all up, I LOVE riding motorcycles and I LOVE the CVMA and the best part of all is meeting
and gaining new brothers and sisters from all across this great country with whom I have formed
wonderful bonds!

Until we meet and ride again…HellKat

Kathy McKinley

CVMA Auxiliary President

Member #22

Kentucky Chapter


Hope all is well with everyone. I’m sure most of us are very happy now that we
are near the end of winter, well most of us anyway. Now to just get through the
rain and mud…then riding season will be upon us, and before long
nationals~! J

I’d like to welcome all our new members. This is a great association that can
be very beneficial not only to those who served but to those who are always
there for them. Whatever you might be going through, deployment anxieties or
post-deployment anxieties, there’s someone in the Auxiliary who has
experienced it and would be more than willing to lend an ear or shoulder!

I’m writing today to let everyone know that the CVMA will soon be carrying Aux
apparel. Please see below for the shirts Spider-Man (CVMA Quartermaster) has
ordered for us. These will be carried in the CVMA store. Hats off to Spider-Man;
he did an excellent job! Love his logo designs too!


Kathy McKinley
CVMA Auxiliary President
CVMA Member #22
Kentucky Chapter 1-1

AUX V-Neck Tee $17.00
Options: Size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large

AUX 3/4 Sleeve Scoop Neck Shirt, $20.00
Options: Size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large
Aloha, my name is Stacey Silva, better known as "GITS". I am married to the most amazing husband, Vincent
Silva, also known as "Switch". We have 3 beautiful girls, Brianna 11, Sara 11, and Tori 17. Our oldest will be
leaving home soon to go and defend our country. We are sad but extremely proud of her.
 We are stationed in Hawaii right now with the 130Th En BDE and are with the CVMA Hawaii CH 8-1 family,
and I have to say it is amazing here! It truly is paradise, every weekend we are riding. I have my own bike, a
2010, 1200 sporty that is Dallas Cowboys blue! Yes I am a huge fan of them but "Switch" is not so it is very
interesting during football season in our house. We are very active with the chapter, this is our family. The
caring and love that everyone has for one another is like none I have ever seen. Our Auxiliary is growing and
the ladies are amazing! Every weekend we are together doing something. Our friendship here will last a life
time. If anyone is on Facebook feel free to contact me, I would love to meet everyone.

Stacey"GITS" Silva
Auxiliary Member
CVMA Hawaii Ch 8-1

First off let me introduce myself. My name is Kristie Watson, Little Mama, and my husband is known
as Opie. We are members of the Georgia Chapter whereas my husband is Chapter Commander. We
recently baked cookies for the Bomber Girls cookie drive and it was a huge success as well as a lot of
fun. My husband is active duty (for now) but we are getting ready to retire soon after 24 years of
service. We currently live on post at Fort Stewart and have been here 2 years thus far. I will try to
keep you posted on upcoming events and such as best I can. I look forward to hearing from
everyone in the future.
Here is the first of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) NASCAR. They are headed to N.C.
tomorrow to meet Sam Bass the designer. We should be able to get more pictures then. Recon is going to get
to take a lap around the track in it at the Martinsville, VA. Speedway on Sunday. It is the Goody’s 500 and it
will be televised.
                   ( Iowa Vet Centers are not soliciting donations)

 Entry Fee $25 per Bike/Car/Scooter & $15 for passengers
                              (with or with out hand)
                              Includes: Food Basket
                Registration Begins: 9:00-11:00 am
                      Last Rider In: 5:00 pm
                                  (Approx. 160 Miles)
         Start Point: Fun Mart Cycles 1320 36th Avenue (Moline, IL)
 1st Stop: Ducky’s (Andalusia, IL)    2nd Stop: Legion (Muscatine, IA)
 3rd Stop: Legion (Dixon, IA)         4th Stop: Go Fish (Princeton, IA)
          End Point: Crabby’s 826 West 1st Avenue (Coal Valley, IL)
       Extra Hand: $10 (Limit 1)                      Wild Card: $5 ea (limit 2)
    Raffle and 50/50 Drawing: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5        Live Music
                           Best and Worst Hand Prize
                   (Purse Prizes According to Participation)

                       For more Info or Hotel Info Contact:
Howard “Jumper” Armstrong (Chapter CMDR): C: 315-767-7959
Combat Vets
Motorcycle Association
4th Annual Ghost Ride
Upstate NY
When-Saturday, July 23
Ride Kicks Off-1o a.m. Sharp
Ride Cost-$10 per bike
Rally Point-Treadway's Sunoco
Intersection Rt. gN and 22 and Rt. 74 Ticonderoga
Proceeds to Benefit-Clinton, Franklin and Essex
Disabled American Vets (DAV) and the Veteran's Assistance Fund
Short Stop-Raymond (Buzz) Wright Memorial
for Wreath Laying Ceremony
Medal of Honor Recipient Vietnam
Continue on to-The Boreas Road and Sporty's.
Steak BBQ-Following the ride
Knights of Columbus, Main Street, Ticonderoga.
$20 per person. Limited to the first 200 people.

All Riders Welcome!
The contact numbers and emails for any information on this event are as follows:

John Conley-
Walter McCauley
Dave Rabideau-
Harry Treadway/

   RUM 2011
                                          *Rev Up Maumelle*

   The Central Ar chapter of Combat Vet Motorcycle Association ( CVMA AR 7-one ) is
holding a Family Fun Day Fund raiser for the Little Rock Veterans Home at Lake Willastein(Maumelle City Park)
on 30 April from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Entry to the park is a food donation to the AR Foodbank. All monatary
proceeds/donations will go to the Little Rock Veteran's Home. All Cars, Bikes welcome.

   There will be Live Bands, Rock Climbing Wall, Vendors, Games, and Prize Raffles.

A Car/Bike show (Entry is a monatary donation to L.R. Vet Home) with Trophies for Participant, People's choice
and Club choice.

   A Dice and Poker Run first bike out 10a.m., last bike in 3p.m. Entry fee for
the Poker Run is $20.00 for rider, $10.00 for passenger; this includes a patch
and rocker, poker chip, sticker, and lunch for each: additional hands are $5.00: max two mulligans for $1.00
There will be an unveiling of Arkansas first Motorcycle Funeral Honors Trailer.

 [not 100% yet but we may have the Orange County Chopper's National Guard Chopper
and National Guard NASCAR pace car. we'll know for sure closer to 30 April.]

Host Hotel information
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
14325 Frontier Drive
Maumelle, Arkansas 72113

Rate $59.95
501-851-3500 Fax: 501-851-3045
Denise Weathers, Front Desk Manager

Located just of I-40 Exit 142 Maumelle side behind wafflehouse.

They have set aside a block of rooms for us so just let them know who your with
(for example say CVMA or Combat Vets, don't say Rayanne or Donna or Brenda get the idea. That
probably wouldn't get you very far any ways...with the hotel)

                                            Secretary, AR CVMA 7-one


National Convention Colorado Springs
0700 hrs Wednesday 15 June 2011 till 1700 hrs Saturday 18 June 2011

Please visit for info.

                                           Auxiliary Classifieds
SDO Photography                          | Independent Scentsy Consultant Jaclyn “Cricket” Haller

Shane “Snap” and Donna “Krackle” Oates   |Hosting a Scentsy party is fun, easy way to earn Scentsy products.

334-389-5421                             |Whether it’s a casual home party or simple basket party, you’ll enjoy                |sharing Scentsy with friends and family, or co-workers.

Enterprise, AL                           | If you are interested in hosting a party please give me a call or email me.                   | If you are out of town or state you still can have a basket party. I will

                                         | ship you the info and supplies to have a basket party.

                                         | Please call me at 337-304-6717 or visit my website at

Soldier’s Cross Necklace                    |       Louisiana CVMA Cookbooks

Contact Ken “Ken “UGA Dog” Breedlove        |       $15.00 +$8 for shipping                    |       391 Three Pine Church Road

816-468-5152 or 913-208-1997                |       DeRidder, LA 70634

Proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors         |Call Cricket at 337-304-6717 or email

If you have a business, home based business or a fundraiser you would like to promote please email me all the
information and I will put it in the next Auxiliary Newsletter. If anyone has any suggestions or comments
please email. Thank you! Cricket

                             VETS HELPING VETS