Final Update for July
We got rained out at the Black Gold Rally after picking up a few members.
But things have moved along much better during this past week. We came back to the office and Dee and I Co-hosted the TV Show. I went home to refill my oxygen bottles, pick up some meds at the hospital that had to stay refrigerated and also picked up two fitted belts for my hernia which continues to grow.
Came back to the office on Friday and went up to speak with the American Legion Riders in Killeen on Saturday. There was a good turnout with several AL Riders from different Posts present and they had really set things up nice for us. We had a beautifully decorated table to set up our gear and a fine meal had been prepared. There were members from other Clubs and Independents present as well. Several of those present were wearing our Patch including the Boozefighters M/C from Waco.
We explained what TMRA 2 is all about and told some Bills we had gotten passed and helped kill within the past few years. When we left the Post we had signed up 38 members including one life member and accepted donations for travel expenses. This meeting ranked as #4 for the support we received at any one time during our existence. Thanks to Andrew Schaumburg for the invitation to visit with this great group.
We then went on to Temple to visit with Midget and Sue for a little while.
He will be laid up for 3-5 weeks this time as he broke his neck in two places along with other injuries.
Yesterday we attended the Austin Area COC Meeting at Cindy’s gone HOG WILD. Gimmee Jimmy announced a new concept of how the COC will become more active in the political arena. We will lay out the whole plan at the August 18th meeting. Suffice it to say that it will give Texas Bikers far more political clout than we have been able to muster in the past few years. I was glad when he announced the plan at the beginning of the meeting. I want to thank him for laying it on the table and say that I support this idea completely.
The concert tickets went on sale last Monday and were already being sold several at a time on that day. There are only 2000 tickets available so if you wish to secure one you probably need to call them and order your tickets soon. The number is 512-389-0315. When we were in Killeen several of those present had already bought tickets or were planning to do so.
Special thanks to those Warriors who have sent donations to help pay the cost of the venue for the concert. We will be going tomorrow to try to line up some bike shops as sponsors to help defray the cost. We will be offering to place a banner at the event showing them to be sponsors along with two VIP Tickets for the concert. We will also include a six month sponsorship of our TV Show where they will be thanked as sponsors on the show each Tuesday evening for that time frame. The cost will be $500.
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