Our next General Meeting
is January 12th - 10 AM
Welcome to Rockstar HOG Chapter #4352
Fort Myers Florida
Members, here is a Chapter Enrollment Form to fill in, print and fill out, then return.
If you are visiting or planning to travel to Southwest Florida and would like to inquire about our HOG Chapter Please Contact us or visit the Dealership. We have several Rides planned each week and our area can be the best year round weather for rides.
Hello to all and Happy December! Our great fall riding has continued and
we’ve had some great rides. Congratulations to all, we made it through Hurricane
Season! We continue to enjoy our reunions with our seasonal Members and
welcome you back to Florida and our Rockstar Chapter family!
November was an exciting month, starting with our first annual “Party
Like a Rockstar” at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport and Town Center on
November 2nd. It was a great party and a lot of fun. In our Rockstar Look a Like
Contest, John Benson as Willie Nelson won first place, Jeff Kerr as Alice Cooper
won second place, and Pattie McMenamin as Stevie Nix won third place.
Congratulations to you all! We also had a number of great costumes that added
to the excitement of the evening. We were honored and pleased to have Dave
and Carlyn Veracka, owners of TMC, Geno DeMauro, General Manager of Rockstar
Harley-Davidson and his wife Shannon, and Kaley Tyree our Chapter Manager/
Liason as our guests. Congratulations to Kevin Johnson for leading the Party
Committee and Committee Members, Pattie McMenamin, Ruth Busman, Carrie
Stevens, Kaley Tyree, Gloria Hotovy and Fred Lamphear for the great job creating
this great party for us.
The first Fort Myers Bike Night at Rockstar Harley-Davidson was a fun
night and a great event! There were several accessory and food vendors,
entertainers and great music, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over
Top Rocker Field. Your H.O.G. Chapter had a tent display and took new
Membership Applications. Congratulations to Rockstar Harley-Davidson for
continuing to support this event. Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our
display and thank you to everyone who came to support Rockstar Harley-
Davidson, our sponsor.
We received two responses to our request for Members interested in
being our Chapter Director for next year, Susan McDonald and Fred Lamphear,
both very good candidates. Their responses have been given to Geno DeMauro,
Rockstar Harley-Davidson General Manager for his review and interviews. Geno
clearly wanted to fill the Director position with an election by our Members and
as there were only two responses, he is discussing how Susan and Fred can work
together and not have an election. We will announce our
Chapter Director for 2020 at our next Chapter Meeting.
Our November Chapter Meeting was fun as it ended
with a Chili Cook-Off. All entries were very good. The winners
were Arlene DiPietro – First Place, Barbara Johnson – Second
Place, and Gloria Hotovy – Third Place. Carrie Stevens brought
chili, rice and corn bread. The chili entries were accompanied
with hot dogs, grilled by Steve DiPietro and Nick Caizzo,
potato salad provided by Tom Brunetto, pasta salad
provided by Arlene DePietro and rolls provided by Fred
Lamphear. There was no ride after our Meeting but we ate
well. This is an event well worth doing again in the future.
Congratulations to Rockstar Harley-Davidson for achieving the third highest sales volume in the world in
October. They were also number 6 in the nation year to date. Congratulations also to the TMC Group on their
purchase of Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson in Sunrise, Florida. We are fortunate to be a part of a successful and
Thank you to all of our Volunteers who have helped with our Chapter Activities. Thank you also to all of our
Road Captains planning and leading us on Great rides.
This is my last article as your Chapter Director as my term is over at the end of the year. Thank you all for your
support, friendship and the opportunity to be your Chapter Director! As I have been your Director for four years, this
last year has the absolute best. It is very rewarding to supported by my great wife, Gloria, a great Board of Directors,
great Road Captains, and a great Dealership. I have truly enjoyed riding, working and spending good times with you.
Thank you all!
I sincerely wish our new Director, Chapter Officers and our Dealership the very best and will continue to help
in any way they see fit.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Ride with a smile!