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U.S. Relay to the Rally 2009

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GTM®, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    1800 e-mails sent out, and less then 5 replies. Again, happy to distribute the funds, but I really need to hear from others. Steve, et al, state a donation amount that the NW primarily donated and I'll send it on the way... just need an address.

    Again, only words from those who donated please.
     
  2. Steak

    Steak Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I think I am in agreement with Mr. Ford here. I would be in support of splitting the balance of the funds between Sasquatch, Johnny's family and BJ's family. While BJ passed not of a motorcycle, It's probably still within the spirit of the fund, but I will leave that decision to the organizers.

    Todd, I understand your frustration at the lack of input, but the facts remain. There is a fund that is meant to be distributed and there are three worthy recipients discussed here. I'm not sure what else needs to be done as sufficient effort has been made by you and others to solicit additional input at this point. The post I made on the WG board directed people to come here, so there wasn't anything for you to chase down over there. I think it generated only one additional response before falling off into oblivion.

    I'm only one contributor and I've no more say than any other, but I don't see the problem at this point.

    I will likely participate in the Relay again if the opportunity arises, and will likewise contribute again to the fund should it remain as well. It is certainly a worthy pursuit. There's not much of anything more I have to contribute to this discussion.

    Thanks for all of your efforts.

    Steve
     
  3. Greg Field

    Greg Field Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    IMO, we should remain true to the spirit of the award: Using the money to help a Guzzi rider injured while riding that year. Is that accurate, Todd? Was it meant to be exclusive of those killed? Was it meant to be inclusive only of those who were riding a Guzzi at the time?

    Seems like answering these might help us select. For example, Johnny was killed, Jim was not on a Guzzi at the time, and BJ was not riding at the time.

    Poerterhouse definitely qualifies, as he was riding a Guzzi and was not killed.

    Todd: If you need someone to take over this piece of the pie, I'll volunteer.
     
  4. GTM®

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    Thanks for your words/thoughts Steve, and Greg, yes... the spirit of the award was to be presented to a person who was injured on a Guzzi and suffered financial hardship as a result. I suppose a Guzzista killed could be an option if the spouse is in need.

    Greg, if you want to step up to help out, please.
     
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    SgtCrump Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Hey Todd,

    You can always bring the baton to the races at the Indian reservation, when you come up for the racing!!!
    We could take it further from there....

    COLORADO RIVER CLASSIC SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 13
    (December 18, 2009)
    Great News - Nate Perkins is proud to announce that Speedway is back at the Avi Events Center, President's Day Weekend Saturday 13th February! The title of the event is the 'Colorado River Classic' and it should be the best event ever at the venue. All Divisions are being invited and incredibly so over 30 riders have signed up prior to the event even being announced.
    I am helping Nate with the sign ups whilst he makes the event known locally. We will post room details when we have them but I can say that this event will be something, so whether you are a rider or a fan, mark your calendars!
     
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    For clarification on Greg's comment. I am in no way qualified for, nor am I seeking any amount of dollars from the IRF.

    1. My accident was in 2008 not 2009.
    2. I experienced no financial hardship resultant to the accident.

    Clarifying - I am not now, nor have I ever sought out any support from the IRF. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding.

    SD
     

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