Blue Knights Monthly Meetings

Location – Golden Corral, Lawton, Oklahoma

Date/Time – Tuesday, March 19th, 2019/6:30pm

Members Present

Carrie and Johnnie Drewery
Tracie and Dan Fletcher
LaOna and Gilbert Gonzales
Corby and Dave McDermott
Tammy and Juan Rodriguez
Whitey Roche
Raymond StahlGuests

Julie McDermott
Roberto Peralta
Dale BaldwinDonnie Preston

Meeting was called to order at 7:22 pm

Our visitors were introduced by Juan.  Roberto, Dale, and Donnie, are interested in membership and will be working on their applications and ride requirements.  Donnie mentioned that he loves to do day rides around the Lawton area and that there are many historic places to visit.

Johnnie mentioned that our chapter anniversary will be on September 17th and that he would like to do something, maybe in Marlow at his house.  More to follow.  Johnnie also talked about possibly doing an event for a non-profit organization for young parents in Chickasha called Life Choices – http://www.lifechoiceschickasha.com/

Johnnie also provided everyone information of the upcoming DAV #56 Poker Run, on April 6th, which will start at Wind River HD.  More information to follow as we receive it.

Dan will be putting together some rides together utilizing the OK Tourism brochures produced by the state. –

https://www.travelok.com/Motorcycling

LaOne stated that she would love to do a picnic again this year.

Juan talked about possibly doing something for the new K9 program that has been started at Lawton Public Schools (LPS) and that on Saturday, April 30th, there will be the Cops for Kids Poker Run. – https://www.lawtonok.gov/events/lawton-police-department-poker-run-car-show

Upcoming International, MWRC, and Chapter events:

MWRC Events: http://www.blueknightsmwrc.com/events.html

  • Spring 2019 MWRC – June 6-9, 2019, Chesterfield, MO
  • Fall 2018 MWRC – September 12-15, 2019, Bettendorf, IA
  • Spring 2020 MWRC – Pending
  • Fall 2020 MWRC – Dates yet to be determined, Hot Springs, SD

International Events:

  • 45th International Conference – August 4-9, 2019, Bronx, NY

Announcements

The next meeting will be at LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant, in Duncan, OK, on April 15th.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM


Location – Felisitas Mexican Cafe, Lawton, Oklahoma

Date/Time – January 14th, 2019/6:30pm

Members Present

  • Russell Baucom
  • Carrie and Johnnie Drewery
  • Tracie and Dan Fletcher
  • Corby and Dave McDermott
  • Tammy and Juan Rodriguez

Guests

  • Roberto Peralta – LPD (Ret)

Meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm

The treasurer report was given by Dave and was recommended approval by Juan and Russell.  Motion passed.

Juan introduced his guest Roberto Peralta, who is retired from the Lawton Police Department.  Roberto is interested in membership and will be working on his two group rides.

Russell gave a report that his blood results from cancer came back negative.

Johnnie presented his and Juan’s thoughts on growing the membership and the activities in our chapter.  Johnnie would like to have a poker run in June in support of “domestic violence”, along with monthly chapter rides.  Dave suggested that member post rides that they are doing on the Facebook page that they would like to share with others as a possible way of doing more rides together.

Juan praised the family-oriented concept of the Blue Knights and felt that it is a big attraction for future members.  Juan also gave a quick safety report on riding in cold weather and the importance of checking your tires air pressure.

Everyone discussed upcoming rides and things that they would like to schedule. Here is an example of some possible rides in Oklahoma.  Dan told everyone that he had to postpone his ride to the Texas Hill Country area because of weather, but plans trying to schedule it again for the April/May time frame.

https://www.travelok.com/Motorcycling

Upcoming International, MWRC, and Chapter events:

MWRC Events: http://www.blueknightsmwrc.com/events.html

  • Spring 2019 MWRC – June 6-9, 2019, Chesterfield, MO
  • Fall 2018 MWRC – September 12-15, 2019, Bettendorf, IA
  • Spring 2020 MWRC – Pending
  • Fall 2020 MWRC – Dates yet to be determined, Hot Springs, SD

International Events:

  • 45th International Conference