The November 2009 Club Meeting
was Sunday, 29 November at 2:00 PM
at Pappas Bar-B-Q
That's Clay being pushed to the meeting by Dean and Mike while Chris watches in the background.
Seems 1966 Harley-Davidsons don't much like the rain. Photo
courtesy of Mike Fairchild.
The weather was unseasonably warm an hour before the meeting started and despite the forecast of rain a few members rode to the meeting (see photo above). The first to arrive on a motorcycle
was Dean Baker on his T140 cafe. Dean got to Pappas just before the rain started. Unfortunately our president wasn't so lucky. After the rains came the temperature dropped 20 degrees. In spite of
the inclement weather there was a good turn out.
Clay started the meeting on time. Clay's first very unpleasant order of business was to announce the passing of club member Ben Phillips.
Ben Roy Phillips was born in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 1961
and passed away on November 26th during a single vehicle accident riding his Commando on North West Hwy in Dallas. He is survived by Lynn,
his loving wife of 22 years; son, Payton and daughter,
Avery. Ben leaves behind his parents, Mary Jo and George
Phillips of Farmers Branch, Texas, and his brothers, George
Phillips of Madison, Wisconsin and Mike Phillips of
Montgomery, Texas. Ben received his BA from Texas A&M and
his Masters from the University of North Texas. He loved
sharing Boy Scouts and outdoor activities with Payton and
adoring his "Princess", Avery. Ben was loved and will be
missed by many extended family and friends. The service to
celebrate his life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December
1st at Preston Road Church of Christ, Dallas. Ben once
light-heartedly said, "I don't want any black at my
funeral". Sign the Guest Book
After five years, Clay's role as our president is coming to a quick end. The results of the elections
held in accordance with the club's By-laws are:
President - Chris Parry,
Vice President - Randy Bauer,
Treasurer - Bob Hagemann. The remaining Executive Committee positions are appointed by our club officers. Richard Asprey volunteered and was appointed our rallye chairman and George Tuttle
volunteered to remain as webmaster. We are looking for someone to volunteer to be our newsletter editor.
Thanks to Steve Ledbetter for making the club's display at the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Dallas the best we've had. Thanks also to Richard Asprey for locating a 1975 Norton Commando MKIII to be used as
our 2010 LOP raffle bike. Richard was also able to have the bike delivered just in time for the IMS where it generated $1,000 in ticket sales.
Our next meeting is Sunday, 13 December during our annual Christmas dinner party this year at Up N' Smoke.
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