by Gordy Olson, RCBPREZ
This is both the last President’s Corner of the year and my last President’s Corner for my current term as RCBPREZ. It is hard to believe that 2022 is almost over, but I think it has been a great year for the club. We are almost fully recovered from the pandemic and our recent rides and meetings have been drawing record crowds. I have a feeling that 2023, under Fred Jewell’s experienced leadership, is going to be even better.
The annual Christmas/Hanukkah/Eid/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice Party was a huge success. I was very sorry that I was unable to attend personally, but I was excited to hear that the actual elf from the movie (“Elf”) covered for me and handled the emcee role with dignity and aplomb. I couldn’t have done better myself! I hear that there was plenty of food and drink, but that the real joy was the affection we all have shown for each other. We even got to celebrate “Jack the Lawyer’s” 70th birthday (with “Jack the Other Lawyer” in attendance!).
In keeping with the spirit of this “season of miracles,” Fred Jewell actually bought raffle tickets (Miracle #1) and then proceeded to win a personalized Bloody Mary apron (Miracle #2). WHAT ARE THE ODDS???? We all look forward to seeing him model his outfit proudly at Manchester Beach next October. Save the date!
The annual Toy Run is coming up December 10 at the Children’s Receiving Home. RCB and the Vagos will join in our traditional role of representing the best and worst, respectively, of motorcycle clubs that day with gifts and food for the children experiencing some really hard times. That annual event is probably the only time an outlaw motorcycle club and an ATGATT-believing BMW-centric bunch occupy the same space and time. Maybe there is hope for world peace after all.
I have truly enjoyed my most recent term as RCBPREZ and wish Fred all the best for the future. The club is in very good hands indeed.
Ride safe, often and as fast as practicable!!
Cheers, Gordy (your soon to be RCBPREZ Emeritus)
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