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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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Aug 29th - Sept 2nd, 2017

Chapter A is celebrating it's 35th birthday on July 15th at Yellow Banks Park in Pleasant Hill. Please join us! More info is in the FLYER.



   Upcoming  Events   (the next 30 days)

Happy Birthday Duayne (DJ) Johnson!
Sat, Apr 1, 20178:00 AM  District Seminar - This is a rider seminar put on by the IA district. It will be held at the State Bank of Toledo. The subject will be "Lead like you ride."

Lunch is supplied. Please bring snacks and a dessert to share.
Sat, Apr 1, 20178:30 AM  Monthly Gathering & Blessing of Bikes - Breakfast gathering at the Machine Shed in Urbandale (11151 Hickman Rd). Meeting start time is 8:30AM. You may come early to eat breakfast before the meeting (open at 6AM). We will be leaving for Fenders in Ames after the meeting between 10:00 and 10:30 for a blessing of the bikes by Jeff Lloyd if weather permits. Everyone welcome to meet us at Machine Shed for the ride up or feel free to meet us there if you prefer.
Thu, Apr 13, 20176:30 PM  Dinner Ride - Dinner ride to Wig & Pen in Ankeny (2005 S Ankeny Blvd). Dinner rides for the first half of the year meet at Bomgaars (5049 NE 14th St.).
Thu, Apr 27, 20176:30 PM  Dinner Ride - Dinner ride to Fireside Grille in Altoona (523 8th St SE). Dinner rides for the first half of the year meet at Bomgaars (5049 NE 14th St.).

We have an unofficial bulk email list which allows participants to send out information which may be of interest to the rest of the group, such as impromptu rides or something for sale. It is separate from the OFFICIAL emails that Debbie sends out for Chapter A business and sending of bulk emails can only be done by people with access to the members only area of the web site. They will have a sender listed as "Black Sheep Notification List". If you are not receiving these emails but would like to, click HERE. There is an unsubscribe link in every message that goes out so you can unsubscribe at any time if you decide it's not for you.

Meet our Couple of the Year for 2017!    Duayne Johnson and Rhonda Cook.
Meet our Individual of the Year for 2017!    Tim Pherigo.

When you're in a car, you're trying to get there.
When you're on a motorcycle, you're already there.

A Motorcyclist's Prayer
O, dear Father I ask for you to watch over me as I ride from point a to b. Help all other motorists to see me clearly and help me to stay out of their way. Bring me back to my family in one-piece dear God, these things I pray. Amen

"Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge"

Monthly gatherings are normally conducted the first Saturday of each month at 8:30AM. We are moving to The Machine Shed in Urbandale, IA (11151 Hickman Rd) effective January 2017.
Correct date and location will always be listed in the Events Calendar.

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