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OPEN LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

5/28/2024

 

Hello Riveters! We have closed registration for the Chix at the Crossroads event. We are looking forward to running the fabulous routes that Dana Lasher (route mistress extraordinaire) designed. I can't say enough about how incredible these routes are! The North Carolina and Tennessee portions are more technically challenging, but not terrifyingly so. Once we get into Mississippi, the roads straighten out, and the ride becomes more and more about the fantastic destinations we have planned for you. Please watch our social media for updates during the ride. We are excited to share the fun and adventure with everyone. 

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A word about membership. 
Remember that your chapter membership runs on the calendar year – 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2023, for example – so your chapter membership will likely expire at a different time than your AMCA membership does. 
1.    If you are not a current AMCA member, click here to join.
2.    If you are a current AMCA member and just need to renew your Riveter Chapter membership, send your dues via PayPal to our Treasurer Kathy Strobele. The PayPal email is kathys@riveterchapter.com.  
3.    If you have any questions about membership status, contact our Membership Director Joann Mikulec
 

How do we keep the Riveter Chapter visible between these annual events? 
Share what you are doing in your own communities, home chapters, riding organizations, wherever you participate in motorcycling events. If you are at an event, please post, share or tag Chix and Riveter social media (we are on Facebook and Instagram). 
FB Riveter Private Group
FB Chix Vintage Riders Public Page
Instagram Chix Vintage Riders Page

•    The purpose of this chapter is for us to get to know each other and see what we are all doing. Social media is the perfect outlet for us to make this happen. Our members are spread across the country, so large gatherings of members are going to be few and far between, but sharing the events we attend, the work we do on our bikes, etc., is a great way to support each other and become more aware that we are not all operating in a vacuum. 
•    If you have an idea or want to create an event or believe that there is something that the chapter can offer its members, please get in touch with one of our board members (see the complete list of board members on the Riveter Chapter website www.riveterchapter.com). This is your chapter. If you are willing to put an event together where you live or know of an event where you would like to see a Riveter presence, we can help you make that happen. 
•    We are always looking for members who want to be active on a more committed level. There are committee opportunities – either a committee the board has established, or you can propose a committee if you have an idea that would require more planning and execution than you are willing to do on your own.    


This sounds like something I want to dig into. What else can I do?
If you want to play a larger role in your chapter, here are just a few ideas for you to consider. Some I have already mentioned above, and some are simply needs that we do not yet have personnel for.
•    Social media coordination – we are still looking for someone willing to manage our social media content on Facebook and Instagram – this is one of the best ways to stay in touch with our members and share what Riveters are doing with a wider audience. This could be shared among several people.
•    Membership recruiting – do you know women who might be interested in joining the Riveter Chapter? Forward this site to them. Bring them to an event you are attending. Introduce them to other members. 
•    Event planning/attendance – if you have an idea for an event – no matter how small and local it may be, or if you gather a few Riveters to attend an event – maybe a local bike night, a road run, one of the bigger rallies like Sturgis or Daytona, etc. – let us know, and we can help coordinate meetups or whatever you have in mind.
•    Education – riding techniques, mechanical instruction (repairs/maintenance, etc.)
•    Promoting Riveter contributions to motorcycling, etc. If you or someone you know is participating in a motorcycle event – maybe having an antique bike judged, or racing at Sons of Speed, or participating in something like the Chase or Cannonball – we will promote the event and our members through our social media channels.
Thank you for your support of the Riveter Chapter. We are excited about our future, and we are happy that you have chosen to be part of our adventure.
Karan Andrea
President
716-445-5487

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