Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

December 1, 2012 Meeting 

Members Present:

Bryan and Tina Baker
Ron and Cassie Corcorran
Leonard Cowan
Dan and Tracie Fletcher and daughter Lizz
Gilbert and LaOna Gonzales
David and Corby McDermott
Ray Pyeatt and Marilyn Brooks
Don and P.J. Reavis
David and Ginger Woods

This month’s meeting was held at the CG’S on west Cache Road. The meeting was called to order by President McDermott.

A motion made by Ron to dispense with the reading for the minutes from the November meeting. Second by Gilbert. Motion approved.

New Business:

Dan talked about the Talimena ride and about meeting a group from Tulsa in McAllister. He said that everyone seemed to enjoy meeting Blue Knights from the other Chapter and riding together. He said that brought up an idea to sponsor a series of rides to areas around the state near other Chapters. The riders would have to meet someone from the local Chapter and have their picture taken with their bike and the local member at the designated location. This will give Blue Knights across the state the opportunity to meet other Knights. No negative feedback was forthcoming and Dan asked for help in working out the details and getting the rides put together. David Woods, Gilbert, Ron, and Dave McDermott volunteered to help. Due to the holidays, Dan said that the committee will not meet until January. We are hoping to have the program ready to implement by April.

Ron said that the Toys for Tots ride in Duncan is scheduled for tomorrow, December 2nd at 1300 hrs. Anyone interested in riding needs to meet in the Tractor Supply parking lot at 1230. We will then go across the street and join the ride as a group.

Dave presented Ron with the Chapter sword and thanked everyone for their support during the past two years that he has been President. He said that Ron will be the new President, Dan is remaining as Vice- President, Dave will be Secretary, Ray will remain as the Treasurer, and the Board members are David Woods, Gilbert, Don, and PJ. Bryan Baker is the new safety officer.

The meeting was adjourned and ‘”Dirty Santa” began. Everyone seemed to have a good time even though a couple of people were “dirtied on”. It was all in fun.

November 1, 2012 Meeting

Members Present:

Bryan and Tina Baker
Ron and Cassie Corcorran with daughter Amanda and granddaughter Amelia
Leonard Cowan and daughter Rhiannon and grandson Elliot
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Gilbert and LaOna Gonzales
David and Corby McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
Don and P.J. Reavis
John Roche
Davis Woods
This month’s meeting was held at the Pizza Hut located on west Cache Road. The meeting was called to order by President McDermott.

A motion made by Gilbert to approve minutes of October meeting.  Second by Ron.  Motion approved.

Ray Pyeatt read the Treasurer’s report.  A motion made by Gilbert to approve the Treasurer’s report. Second by Ron.  Motion approved.

New Business:

President McDermott talked about some of the issues reported in the MWRC Fall newsletter (ref: conference to be held in Tulsa in 2013).  He also reported in the poker run sponsored by Ok VI located in Burns Flat. McDermott and Woods made the ride.

The Christmas Party will be on Dec. 1 at 1830 hrs. at CG’S located on Cache Rd.  We have played “Dirty Santa” at the Christmas party for the last several years and it seems to be well liked.  We will do the same this year.  The gift value limit was set at $25 like it was last year.  Everyone who brings a present will be included in the exchange at a one for one ratio. In other words, if you and your spouse both want to participate, you will need to bring two presents.  Participation is voluntary only and not required.  If you have any questions, contact David McDermott or Dan Fletcher.

Nomination of officers for 2013-2014 were as follows:

President – Ron Corcorran
Vice President – Dan Fletcher
Treasurer – Ray Pyeatt
Secretary – David McDermott
Board of Directors – P.J. Reavis,  Don Reavis, Gilbert Gonzales and David Woods.

No other nominations have been received.  As per our Chapter by-laws, voting is to occur in November. Since only one person was nominated for each office, Leonard made a motion to accept those persons in those offices.  Second by Gilbert.  Motion carried.  The new officers will assume their respective positions in January.

President McDermott made a book containing information he feels is important for a new Chapter President to have.  He presented the book to Ron Corcorran.

Safety Officer Bryan Baker’s safety tips for November are to watch for leaves on the roadway, especially during cornering as leaves on the road can be like driving on ice.  Also, it’s time to winterize you bike if you’re not going to be riding much this winter.  That includes putting Sta-bil in your fuel tank, especially if you have gasoline with ethanol in it.  Don’t forget a battery tender of some type and check your tire pressure as cooler temperatures cause tire pressure to decrease.  Low tire pressure can reduce fuel mileage, increase tire wear and create a dangerous riding condition.  Be safe out there.

Dan Fletcher talked about the Talimena ride.  It will be November 3rd and 4th. We will meet at the Duncan/Lawton Y and leave at 0830. We’ll meet some members from Ok I (Tulsa) in McAlister.  We will spend the night in Mena, Arkansas and return home on Sunday.

David Woods talked about the poker run in the spring that he wants to do for the Stephens County Youth Shelter.  He talked to the lady in charge of the shelter and she wants to meet with our Chapter. David will set up that meet and let us know when it will occur.

Don Ray reported that he talked with Sheriff Stradley about the Toy Run that we had discussed sponsoring again this year but cancelled due to a lack of interest shown by the Comanche County Sheriff’s office.  According to Don, Stradley was busy with his re-election campaign this year but is looking forward to having a Toy Run next year if he is re-elected.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned.

Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

October 4, 2012 Meeting

Members Present:

Ron and Cassie Corcorran
David McDermott
Leonard Cowan
Davis Woods
Mike Gullo
Gilbert and LaOna Gonzales
Dan and Tracie Fletcher

Meeting called to order by President McDermott at 1851.

Motion made by Ron to approve minutes of September meeting. Second by Gilbert. Motion approved.

President McDermott read the Treasurer’s report. Motion made by Leonard to approve the Treasurer’s report. Second by David Woods. Motion approved.

New Business:

President McDermott talked about the upcoming poker run sponsored by Ok VI located in Burns Flat. It is scheduled for October 6th. Anyone wanting to ride needs to meet at the Circle C at the Cache exit at 0630 on the 6th.

Nomination of officers for 2013-2014 are as follows:

President – Ron Corcorran
Vice President – Dan Fletcher
Treasurer – Ray Pyeatt
Secretary – David McDermott
Board of Directors – P.J. Reavis; Don Reavis; Gilbert Gonzales; and David Woods.

According to President McDermott, no other nominations have been received. As per our Chapter by-laws, nominations cease at the close of the October meeting. Voting should occur in November. Since only one person was nominated for each position, Officers will assume those positions by acclamation and no voting will have to occur.

President McDermott announced that he has appointed Bryan Baker as Safety Officer to fill the position previously held by Ron Corcorran. Bryan was unable to attend the meeting due to a scheduled surgery but asked Dave to pass on his safety tip for this month. Due to decreasing temperatures, tire pressures tend to drop. Please check your tire pressure before you ride to ensure that your tires are properly inflated and not operating at a dangerously low pressure. Low tire pressure can reduce fuel mileage, increase tire wear and create a dangerous riding condition. Be safe out there. Thanks Bryan.

The Chapter Christmas party was discussed. Last year’s party was held in Duncan so this year’s will be in Lawton. The date and time selected was December 8th at 1830 and the location will be announced at a later date. We have played “Dirty Santa” at the Christmas party for the last several years and it seems to be well liked. We will do the same this year. The gift value limit was set at $25 like it was last year. Everyone who brings a present will be included in the exchange at a one for one ratio. In other words, if you and your spouse both want to participate, you will need to bring two presents. If you have any questions, contact David McDermott or Dan Fletcher.

Dan Fletcher asked if the Chapter wants to make the Talimena ride as we have done for the past several years. Several members at the meeting expressed their interest. Dan has the ride the route worked out and will send out an email to try and determine how many are planning to go in order to try and find a motel that can accommodate the number of rooms we will need. Dan also is going to send an invitation to all the other Chapters in the state to see if any want to join us for the ride. The date will depend on the weather and when the leaves are changing. It will be announced as soon as it can be scheduled.

David Woods mentioned that he would like to see us sponsor a poker run in the spring. He said that the Stephens County Youth Shelter wants to build a new facility and he thinks it would great if we can help them raise the money to do so. More information will follow at later meetings.

The Toy Run that we sponsored lat year for the Comanche County Sheriff’s office was discussed. We had looked at having one in June or July but didn’t seem to have much support from the sheriff’s office so decided to postpone it until the fall. We still have received no contact from the sheriff’s office so it was decided that we will not do a Toy Run this year due to lack of interest from the agency we were trying to help.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 1932. Meeting adjourned.

Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

Meeting Minutes for September 13, 2012

Meeting called to order by President Dave McDermott at 7:02 PM

Members present:

Bryan Baker
Russell Baucom
Ron Corcorran
Dave & Corby McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
Don Reavis
PJ Reavis
David Woods

Motion was my by Ray to approve the secretary’s report for the last meeting which is available online to all member’s, seconded by Don.  Motion approved.  Ray gave the Treasurer’s report. Motion made by Russell to approve Treasurer’s report, seconded by David. Motion approved.

Report from Dave McDermott:

  • Dan, David, Dave and Corby attended the recent MWRC in Omaha.  David and Dave shared their experiences on the ride there and back.
  • Nominations for the 2013-15 chapter officers will be going out via email in the next few days.  If you are interested in a position and/or would like to nominate someone for a position, please respond to the email.  Nominations will be compiled and presented at the October meeting and voting will take place at the November meeting.
  • There are two rides on October 6th, one to the Wilbarger County Breast Cancer Fun Ride, in Vernon, Texas, the other is being sponsored by OK VI in Elk City, Oklahoma sponsoring the “Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma”.  It was discussed that the chapter will support the OK VI event.  More info to follow on when and where we will meet up to ride to Elk City.
  • The following MWRC events where voted on and approved in Omaha:
    • Spring, June 13-16, 2013 – Eureka Springs, AR (340 miles)
    • Fall, September 13-16, 2013 – Tulsa, OK (192 miles)
    • Spring, June 13-15, 2014 – Davenport, IA (798 miles)
    • Fall, September 12-14, 2014 – Oklahoma City, OK (90 miles)

 Good of the order:

  • Don Reavis is cancer free!!!  Yeah….
  • PJ Reavis is recovering wonderfully from the stoke that she had.  Yeah….
  • Bryan will be having a cookout around the 2nd weekend of November, more info to follow.
  • Next meeting will be on October 4th, in Duncan.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM

Blue Knights Ok IV Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes for August 2012

Place:  Buffet King, Duncan, OK
Date:  2 August 2012
Time:   6:30 PM

Meeting called to order by President Dave McDermott at 2108 hrs.

 Members present:

Leonard Cowan
David Woods
Ray Pyeat
Gil Gonzales
Dave McDermott
Ron & Cassie Corcorran
Charles Norman
Dan & Tracie Fletcher and Lizz
Ray gave the Treasurer’s report. Motion made by Ray to approve Treasurer’s report and Secretary’s report. Second by Gil. Motion approved.
Report from Dave McDermott:

  • Welcomed David Woods as a new member.
  • No shirts have been ordered yet.
  • Trip to MWRC in Omaha will be leaving September 6th and returning on September 9th. We will leave Thursday morning and ride to Hutchinson, Kansas. There we’ll tour the salt mine and then ride on to Salina to spend the night. Friday we’ll ride on to Omaha and attend the Conference. Sunday morning we’ll leave Omaha and ride back home.
  • Dave announced the Wilbarger County Breast Cancer Fun Ride scheduled for October 6th. It begins in Vernon, Texas. More details will follow as it get closer.
  • Dave reminded everyone that this is an election year for Chapter officers. He wants to do nominations in October and hold the election in November. If you’re interested in holding an office, please let Dave know.

Report from Dan Fletcher:

  • The Blue Knights International Conference was held in Tyler, Texas from July 22nd through July 27th. Lots of good food, good fun and some great rides.  MWRC and Rio Grande Conference will have a join conference in the Spring of 2013. It will be in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on June 13-15, 2013. International Conference will be in Hot Springs, Arkansas July 14th-19th, 2013. The Southwestern Conference wants to have a joint conference with us sometime in the near future. International Conference for 2014 will be in Austria and will be hosted by Germany XXI.
  • I’ve been contacted by an officer in Ada that wants to start a Blue Knights Chapter there. There was one there in the past but it’s gone. We’re trying to help them get started and may need to ride over there to meet with them. If that happens, I’ll send out an email so anyone who wants to go with me can.

A brief discussion followed about possible rides in the near future. Info will be sent out when dates and locations are determined.

Meeting adjourned.

Meeting Minutes for July 2012

Place:  Pizza Hut, Duncan, OK
Date:  5 July 2012
Time:   6:30 PM

Members:

Bryan and Tina Baker
Russell Baucom
Ron Corcorran
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Dave and Corby McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
David Woods (new member)

Old Business:

  • Secretary and treasurers report were read and approved
  • Reports on the Comanche County Sheriff’s Kids Camp ride and LPD’s Cops and Kids Poker Run
  • International Conference will be held in Tyler, Texas, July 22-27
  • Ron reported that he talked with the FOP in Duncan and they would gladly support the chapter in a fund raiser event in the fall.  Ron will work on a route and we will start planning soon for the event.

New Business:

  • Future Iron Butt Ride – sponsored by Bryan, more info to follow, probably in the fall when it is cooler
  • Dave discussed t-shirts for the chapter, colors, long/short sleeves, etc., no decision was made other than everyone thought it would be a good idea
  • Dave stated that he will be going on a ride to Rick Fairless’ Strokers in Dallas on Saturday, 7 July.  Anyone that wants to attend is welcome, contact Dave if interested
  • Bryan was presented his new member certificate, patches and pins from International
  • David Woods (past member and past chapter president) was voted “in” as a new member.  David stated that he rides at least once a month with some friends with church and invited everyone, more details to follow

Next meeting will be on Thursday, 2 August 2012, in Duncan.  Location to be announced

Blue Knights Ok IV Meeting Minutes

June 7, 2012
Buffet King, Duncan, OK

Members Present:

Gary & Benita Bray
Gil & LaOna Gonzales and granddaughter Hailey Abbot
Dan & Tracie Fletcher

Business Discussed: 

  • Meeting opened and several topics were discussed. June 23 is the Comanche County Sheriff’s Kids Camp. We will escort the bus to the camp located southwest of Lawton. After we finish the escort, we will ride back to Lawton and participate in the Lawton Police Department’s Cops and Kids poker run. Times and meeting locations will be sent out when that information is obtained.
  •  International Conference will be held in Tyler, Texas July 22-27.
  • Elections for Chapter officers will be held probably in November of this year for the term beginning January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014. Please be thinking about if you are interested in one of these positions or who you would like to see in these positions.

Blue Knights Ok IV Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2012
Los Tres Amigos, Lawton, Ok

Present:

Bryan Baker
Ron & Cassie Corcorran and daughter Amanda
Leonard Cowan & grandson Elliot
Tommy Dale
Charles Norman
Ray Pyeatt
Dan & Tracie Fletcher
Meeting was called to order at 1914hrs.

Old Business:

The suggestion was made to dispense with the reading of the minutes at every meeting due to the minutes being posted on the website where every member has the opportunity to read them at their convenience. Motion was made by Ron Corcorran to dispense with the reading of the minutes at each meeting and approve the minutes as posted. Second by Tommy Dale. Motion carried.

Ray read the Treasurers Report. No income and no expenditures for the month. Ending balance same as beginning. Motion made and seconded to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.

Leonard brought two of the tags he had mentioned at a prior meeting and asked about the Chapter selling the tags. It had been discussed at a previous meeting and since three other Chapters are already selling tags, it was decided that we would not sell tags at this time.

Bryan talked about the Iron Butt ride but no date has been set as of this time.

Fried Onion Burger Festival ride scheduled for May 5th was discussed. Departure times and placed were decided and will be sent out to members in email.

Arcadia ride on May 19th was discussed. It was mentioned to possibly move it to the 26th due to High School Graduations in the area being around that time but the 26th is Memorial weekend. June 2nd was also mentioned as a possible ride date. Details will be checked out by Dan and the information sent to members by email.

New Business:

Bryan Baker and Charles Norman have met the requirements for membership and were accepted as new members of Oklahoma IV by unanimous vote.

Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

Place:  La Fiesta, Duncan, OK
Date:  5 April 2011
Time:   6:30 PM

Members and guests present:

Ronald and Casey Corcorran
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Dave McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
Old Business:

  • Secretary and treasurers report were read and approved
  • Lazy Sunday ride to Jake’s Rib in Chickasha on March 4th report
  • Christmas Toy Ride (June 23rd) – Those interested?  Committee?  Meet when?
  • Get Lucky Car Show and Poker Run – March 17th, did anyone attend? Nope
  • Report from anyone that attended the “Victory” Motorcycle Ride/Demo – No report

New Business:

  • Future Iron Butt Ride – sponsored by Bryan, more info to follow
  • Dave discussed the “For sale” page on the MWRC webpage
  • There will be a Toy Ride Committee meeting on 19 April, at 5:00 PM in Dave’s office.  Plan on attending if you are on the committee
  • Discussed upcoming rides
    • 14 April – Tornado Alley Road Riders April Fools Rally in Altus, OK
    • 19 April – Christmas in June Toy Run Committee Meeting – 5:00 PM in Dave’s office at the Media/Technology Center
    • 28 April – Germanfest, Muenster, TX – We will be leaving from the Hop-n-Sack at 9:00am, in Comanche, OK, on Saturday 28 April.   If you plan on attending please let me know.
    • 5 May – Friend Union Burger Run at Sid’s Diner, El Reno, OK – Ride info to follow
    • 19 May – Route 66 Run (Basically Edmond to Chandler) – Pops and the Round Barn, in Arcadia, OK, among other things
    • 2 June – Black Kettle National Park, Cheyenne, OK and Gloss Mountain State Park
    • 8-10 June  – Spring MWRC in Winona, MN sponsored by MN I
    • 23 June – Christmas in June Toy Ride – Cohosted with the Comanche Co Sherriff’s Office and our chapter
    •  29 June – Tommy Dale’s Team Texas NASCAR Ride, Texas Motor Speedway
    •  22-27  July – 38th International Blue Knights Convention, Tyler, TX – If you plan on going, please let Dan know
    • Still a little early, the warm weather is fooling everyone, please be safe when riding, you never know when a storm can pop up or the temps drop at night.

Next meeting will be on Thursday, 3 May 2012, in Lawton.  Place will be accounced

Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

Place:  Pizza Hut, Lawton, Ok.
Date:  01 March 2011
Time:   6:30 PM

Members and guests present:

Russell Baucom
Ronald and Cassey Corcorran
Tommy and Shirley Dale
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Gilbert and LaOna Gonzales
Arguell Harris
Dave McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
Don Ray and P.J. Reavis
Bryan and Tina Baker

Old Business:

Dave read last month’s minutes and Ray read gave the treasurers report.

New Business:

  • We now have 18 members
  • Christmas Toy run is planned for 23 June 2012.  Please call Dan to volunteer.  Tommy Dale will talk to the Sheriff about possible conflict of dates with Kids Camp.
  • Get Lucky Car Show & Poker Run – 17 March 2012, starts at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Dave read a “gang” report provided by Brent about gangs using Facebook to find out info on officers and their families.
  • “Victory” Motorcycle Rides/Presentation – 27-28 March 2012, at Lawton Motorsports.
  • Arguell wanted to let all chapter members know that he can get 15% discount on parts and that the can order all types of parts, just not ones that the dealership sells (Lawton Motorsports)
  • Please contact Dan if you have a ride we could enjoy going on.
  • There will be a ride on Sunday, 4 March, from the Lawton area to Chickasha.  We plan on eating at Jake’s Rib.  Let Dave know if you can attend.

Next meeting will be on Thursday, 5 April 2012, in Duncan.  Place will be accounced

 

Blue Knights Oklahoma IV

Meeting Minutes

Place: Bob’s, Duncan, OK
Date: 10 January 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Called to Order: 7:00 PM

Members and guests present:

Ronald and Casey Corcorran
Tommy and Shirley Dale
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Gilbert Gonzales
David McDermott
Ray Pyeatt
Raymond Stahl
Bryan and Tina Baker

Old Business:

• Treasurers and secretary’s reports were read and approved
• Does anyone have any rides that they would like to plan/lead – if so give them to Dan
• 18 members – dropped Kyle Jasper, Twlya Stephens, and Jimmy Williams
• Just in case you did not now, the 2012 International Conference is in Tyler, TX, July 22-27 – Tommy stated that the “host” hotel has already been booked and gave some alternative hotels in the area to make hotel reservations at
• Chapter License plates – Dan stated that there are three other chapters selling license plates in the BK International Sales Catalog. It was decided due to costs and the “already” availability of this item, that the chapter was not interested in pursuing it further

New Business:

• Applications for the 2012 Blue Knights International Scholarship are due to International by June 1, 2012. There will be five (5) $1000.00 scholarships awarded at the International Convention
• Don Ray is in the hospital – Room 303, SW Medical Center – diagnosed with Pneumonia, however when Dan talked with PJ, he was going to be released soon
• If anyone has any future planned rides, please let Dan know
• It was agreed that the “Christmas Toy Ride” will be on June 23rd, 2012
• It was also voted on to change the meeting nights to the first (1st) Thursday of each month. This will not interfere with holidays or Sunday dates and will be effective immediately.
• Next meeting will be in Lawton, on Thursday, March 1st. The meeting location as yet to be determined

Adjourned: 7:29 PM

Date: 10 January 2012

Place: CG’s Restaurant  Lawton, Okla.

Members and guests present:

Russell Baucom
Tommy and Shirley Dale
Dan and Tracie Fletcher
Gilbert and LaOna Gonzales
David and Corby McDermott
Don Ray Reavis
PJ Reavis

Guests:  Tina Baker and Charles Norman

Old Business:

  1. Dave gave a report on Dec 2011 Christmas Party.
  2. Dave gave both last months minutes and treasurers report.
  3. Dave welcomed our guest Tina Baker whos husband is in Calif. and Charles Norman.
  4. Dan talked about pre determined rides for the year.

New Business:

    1. Dan stated April thru Nov was the best time for rides.
    2. It was stated that the International Conference will be held in Tyler, Texas this year the 22nd thru the 27th of July.
    3. Future runs discussed were Head Country, Munster German Fest and Peach fest at Statford.
    4. We lost three members for various reasons. We have a total of 18 members.
    5. It was discussed about having Blue Knights license plate brackets to sell to raise money for the Chapter
    6. Russell Baucum stated Michael Bone, a Fort Sill Police Officer, Passed away 9 Jan. 2012.
    7. If you have a ride you would like to plan, call Dan Fletcher

The next meeting will be held at Bob’s in Duncan the 10th of February, 2012 at 6:30 PM