Last edited by Omega Man; 03-04-2013 at 01:55 AM.
"I bought a ticket to the circus, I don't know why I was so surprised to see elephants" Norris Church Mailer
2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
Wow - it is really exciting to read the forum posts expressing enthusiasm or "wish I could make it" for a ride/trip to next year's MOA Rally in Salem, Oregon. The rally site is about 200 acres of flat ground with groves of trees and beautiful garden areas. Air conditioned buildings are available for commercial vendors, seminars, the MOA country store and other booths you find in the MOA building.
Salem is located in the Willamette (Will Am It) Valley which is a gorgeous area with numerous activities to enjoy when you aren't on the rally grounds.
Here is some basic information:
Dates are July 18 - 21, 2013
Salem location is the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
Rally Team is Deb Lower, Rally Chair, Co-Chairs Jackie Mulhern and Rick Nelson
Our contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Local planning information is available at www.travelsalem.com
We are looking forward to working with committee chairs, volunteers, MOA office staff, vendors, rally attendees and the good people in Salem to have a 2013 Rally that is a fun time.
2013 Rally Chair
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Last edited by bmwDeb; 08-02-2012 at 05:10 PM.
I'll ask THE most important question...................
What kind of beer at the Beer garden?
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Please check back later.
Any chance there will be Dorm Rooms available?
"To be a Virginian either by birth, marriage,adoption, or even on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty God."
So interested in beer choices in the Pacific Northwest where there are wonderful breweries. Rest assured the Beer Team under Mad Dog's leadership will come up with selections that will quench the thirst and lead to another.
I've placed a request for information on the availability of dorm rooms in the area. When we have details on their availablity it will be posted on the forum and put up on the website under lodging choices. This doesn't mean we will get any dorm rooms, but we are pursuing their availability.
2013 Rally Chair
So members who use the forum are a subset of overall membership and their opinion really does not matter according to Bud. Your narrow thinking is just what reflects the fact that the board is going to do whatever they want regardless of what members think. Keep up not listening and see what happens when the membership keeps declining.
Get elected to the Board and influence change instead of just complaining.
I thought that the membership was down from its high a few years ago.
What are the membership numbers for the last 10 years ?
I'm looking forward to the 2013 Rally! Already scheduled a couple weeks off from work (riding from Wisconsin). I had such a great time in Sedalia!
"Hey, where you goin'?" "Nowhere in particular." "Man, I wish I was you." "Well, Hang in there..."
Motel rooms are already disapeering!
OUCH !!! Fiordman.
Where did this that come from???
I'm the National Beer Chair and as such, have been involved in "stuff" both in front of, and behind, the curtain.
I really think that the BoD cares about this club. We do NOT do this for personal aggrandisement.
I personally spend 7 days, 0900 to 0100 at the Beer Tent. And many hours after that wrapping up last year, and already working with the Chairs for next year.
NAT BEER CHAIR
Do you think that your opinion just might possibly be in the minority?
My experience has been that ALL opinions are taken seriously and that decisions are made with the majority opinions directing the organization.
Don't agree? Then run for the BoD and see what I'm talking about.