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    We are starting to plan the Arlington Bike show and Swapmeet end of Dec, and the Okla. City 2 day bike show in mid Feburary. The Cherokee Chapter will have the Meet and Greet Booth in Arlington. It looks like we may be planning a bigger Display than the 140 foot display we did last year in Okla. Contact me through www.cherokeeamca.org if you wish to be part of the display. We would like to see some of the Tulsa area AMCA members attend. More details to follow, Shelby, Membership Director

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    The Most Excellent Cherokee Chapter Christmas Party and annual Members and Board Meeting with elections was held in Georgetown, Texas, hosted by Steve and Joan Klein. Please See the December newsletter posted at www.cherokeeamca.org for pictures and details. We expanded out from 6 to 8 the number of Board Members. A position of Oklahoma Director was created and was filled by Dwight Rinner of Moore Okla.

    Steve Klein was voted in as President, Steve was the senior chapter member on the board with the retirement of John Nixon as president, and we know Steve will honor the heritage of the Chapter while leading us forward as the only AMCA chapter to double in size this year. The Chapter will still remain a Central Texas Chapter as far as our Smithville meeting and Christmas party in the general Austin Area. The present Board is dedicated to grow the Chapter into one of the most active chapters overall, reaching out to new members, Clubs, and Events in Texas Okla. Ark. and Tenn / Miss areas. We will be doing events near La. and N.M. so lets hear of ideas.

    A large group of Chapter members are part of the Carson Classic CannonBall Team 2014, and will be supporting the Cherokee, Diamond and Confederate Chapters members as they go from Daytona Beach to Takoma Washington in Sept., 8 riders on Pre-1937 bikes and 8 support members. I hear there may be one or two others from Texas as well. I am lucky enough to be on the support team.

    We welcome the out of state AMCA members for their support, and look forward to a great National Road Run in April. Shelby

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    At the December Board Meeting several items were discussed about updating the Chapter bylaws to insure we are in compliance with all Texas Not for Profit statutes. One of the Major topics that was discussed was the manner of voting for Board Members. The general feeling is that every member of the chapter should have equal chance to cast a vote, in person, mailed ballot or by proxy. This will work well in a large area such as Texas, where not all can attend a Election Meeting. The officers will still be elected by the entire board, all of whom are elected by the entire chapter that choses to vote. This years Ice Storm kept many members in the northern areas from attending, giving input and voting at the general meeting. Watch our Newsletter for a survey for membership input on other items of interest.

    The Cherokee Chapter Board all agreed to set a good example for the Love of the Sport, and our Members. Watch the website for updates on planned events www.cherokeeamca.org, and look at the contact page for pictures of new officers and board members. Shelby

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    A Large Group of Cherokee Chapter members always go to Florida in the Spring, and this year we are increasing our numbers by double to roughly 25 at last count, with more signing up after the Okla. City Bike Show Last weekend. We plan on setting up at several locations in Volusia and Lake County our Meet and Greet Booth as well as a Gathering of Cannon Ball Riders and Support Crews for 2014. Tom Faber has the Camp Grounds rented for the Speed Week in Daytona like last year.

    At present there are 12 Cherokee members in the 2014 Cannonball 3 as riders or support crew, the largest group is the Carson Classic Motors Cannonball Team with 7 Harleys and one BSA. Several others from Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida and Mississippi are joining our group to check out the starting point in Daytona Beach for event in September. Many of us will be found at several Swap meets in the area.

    The Cherokee Chapter will be attending many events across the U.S.A such as Barber, and the Cannonball 3 run, promoting recruitment of younger members to the hobby of Antique Motorcycles. Our Chapter has grown from 38 at end of 2012 to 135 now, some old members are rejoining the AMCA as well as many new ones due to our website and newsletters as well as to support our 2014 National Road run in April, Kerrville Texas. Many Cannon Ball Riders will be testing their bodies, motorcycles and their support crews on this run.

    www.cherokeeamca.org Shelby Membership / Events Director Cherokee Chapter

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    With all the Success the Cherokee Chapter has had with it's "Meet and Greet" approach to our "Reach Out Program" in both AMCA and Non-AMCA venues to date, We have much to be proud of. Our membership keeps growing with every event, we are bringing in people that have never heard of the AMCA but have for many years collected, restored, admired and ridden antique motorcycles. The Cherokee Chapter is reaching out to a large population of present and future members of the AMCA, and encourages people to join our active Chapter in growing the social aspect of our hobby.

    We have had success in reaching out to other Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Clubs and Chapters who want to build lasting events of interest in not only local areas but across the Country. To use Davenport for an example, one of the greatest Swap meets in the Country has thrived without being part of the AMCA because it is an "Event of Interest" to the Antique Enthusiasts regardless of the Host's standing in the AMCA. Barber is another example of a huge Motorcycle event that is a gathering of enthusiasts regardless of brand loyalty and a perfect place to recruit or introduce people to the principles the AMCA was founded upon.

    The Chapters and members are the Heart and Soul of the AMCA, the source of activities, events and common interest. AMCA Members should support the Chapters doing good works for the benefit of all by joining. Our Reach Out Program might not work for many Chapters, but might be the right choice for others. Time will tell.

    Shelby Withrow, Membership / Events Director, Cherokee Chapter

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    After 18 months since the reorganization of the Cherokee Chapter, Our Board has just unanimously approved the largest undertaking we have tried yet, After all the success with our Meet and Greets, Bike Displays at Car shows and Swap meets, social events, and our hugely successful National Road Run, We are set to announce our next project first of next week for Spring 2015 on our Website Blog www.cherokeeamca.org This will be a Regional Event with other Chapters and Vintage / Antique Clubs of all makes at a huge established Venue and will be the replacement for our annual Smithville Bike Show and Swap meet held in May

    No, I am not talking about the Antique Bike Week "Destination Eustis" in March, but I am talking about a Texas sized event attended by thousands of people from all over the country. The Cherokee Chapter will be putting on the Largest Antique Motorcycle Display, Swap meet vending and Social Event in its History. Watch for the official flyer not false or ill-informed rumors. I will start a new Thread with all the details.

    Shelby Withrow,TexasUSA.jpg Membership and Events Director of Cherokee Chapter 940 748 2555 shelbyinparadise@wccs.net

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    The Summer issue of the Cherokee newsletter has been posted on our website www.cherokeeamca.org, check out the events, pictures and blog. Of special note is the Cannonball in September. Enjoy

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    The Cherokee Chapter is closing out 2014 in High Spirits, our to do list for the Year is almost complete, We now have our Face Book page up for our members, we had an outstanding Christmas Party and elections. Proud to say the Current Officers were re-elected By the entire Membership. This year we sent out Ballots to all members so those that could not attend the General Membership meeting, could still have their say, every vote counts.

    12 of our members were involved in the Cannonball Run in September, with some difficulties we achieved two second Place finishes in two of the three classes, by Mike Carson and Jon Neuman. Not everyone's cup of tea, but is shows how active our Chapter is in all forms of Antique Motorcycle enjoyment.

    We had a lot of Fun Hosting a National Road Run in Kerrville that was widely acknowledged as one of the Best with 185 riders, Many other events were attended by our members to help expose our Chapter to those that had an interest in the older machines but had never had exposure to the Antique Club.

    Our website is now over a year old and has a hit rate that is hard to believe all that watch what we do during the year, but we created the website to be a beacon to attract new members and keep our members informed of events as they come up, We are approaching the 200 member mark with pride, and making friends across the country.

    We encourage internet members, those without a local Chapter but who like the close friendly way we run our Chapter for the enjoyment of our members, Not everyone can get to all events they want but we encourage those that want a Chapter to keep them informed and involved with both AMCA and Non-AMCA events, Join us at www.cherokeeamca.org $15 a year to local Chapter for AMCA members. Sponsors and Donor page on website will be up in a couple of weeks. We encourage those that think we are on right path to help however you can.

    Happy New Year..... Look forward to 2015. Shelby Withrow, Membership and Events Director

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    The Cherokee Chapter has lost 3 Members in the last three Months. All of our members are important, some just had a larger footprint in our world.

    We lost C.D. "Foot" Martin in January shortly after his Arlington Texas Swap meet and Bike Show. Foot was well known on eBay and through out all major meets by his company name of Arlington Cycle Works or Texas Harley Salvage. Foot and I shared many friends from when I moved my shop from Arlington to Paradise, Foot Will be Missed, RIP

    I am sad to report that our good friend and Cherokee chapter member Will Carnahan passed away. The last time I visited with Will was at Sweetwater. Even though he was ill, we all had a good time just enjoying the good company. Will who was always a gentleman will be missed by all. I had only known Will for a few years but he had made it a goal to live out the bad health sharing time with friends. RIP Will.

    It is hard to report the loss of Buddy Reveile Owner of Bud's Cycle Shop in Austin, Texas, well known and respected in the AMCA world. He will be missed by many. Bud had a large family, 4 sons and 7 daughters. RIP Bud.

    With Respect, Shelby Withrow, Cherokee Chapter Membership Director

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    Over the last few days at Pate Swap meet we had people show up from the four corners of the country, and signed up more than 30 new and existing AMCA members to our Chapter, now nearing 250 and growing. People "Get" what we are doing, Leading by example instead of edict from on high. We are proud of the 300 or so that vended and/or exhibited their bikes in our Show. Our Board voted to take this to the next level next year, our VIP party was attended by heavy hitters in the industry that want spaces and will help sponsor the event next year. Face book coverage was excellent, the weather was perfect, and our friends and members made it happen.

    First year was a Total Success.

    Our Future of the Sport Program is off and running, drawing in Bike Builders of Biker Build-offs, drawing in the younger people that feel welcome with us "older members", Hell, that is how most of us learned the basic skills when we were young, unless you are a "credit card rider"

    Pate sold out completely again this year of 10,000 vendor spaces, and the Cherokee Chapter will grow in size, over 3/4 of our vendors prepaid for next year and wanted more spaces. Texas People know how to throw a mean Social Event.

    Proud to be Cherokee, Shelby Withrow , Events Director

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