Sunday, September 19, 2010

Monthly Message for September 2010

Gateway Ducati Owners Group September 2010 Message

The onset of September has provided welcome relief to the oppressive heat in this area and we are in the beginning of the best time for motorcycle riding in the Gateway area!

Our owners group held the September meeting at A'mis pizza on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.  New officers for the upcoming year were elected and are as follows:

President: Gary Kwawer
Vice President: Mark Schomaker
Treasurer: Fred Hecker
Ride Captain: Vito Sicola
Asst Ride Captains: Ray So, Andrew Quinn

The club and I thank the officers from last year for their service and look forward to our continued success with the officers for the upcoming year!  The original day for the group ride in September was a wet one, so the ride was rescheduled for a day after this note was written.  

We continue to get inquiries for membership, amounting to 3 per month.  On the dealership front, the new Ducati dealership in the area, Moto Europa, is planning to open their doors on September 29, 2010 with a grand opening in mid to late October, possibly November.  The Ducati Demo truck will be at the dealership on Saturday, October 9 at 10am and at Gateway on the 10th starting at 7am.  Pete Hall has asked for volunteers from our club to assist on both days, especially the 10th at Gateway.  Please inform me via email if you are willing to help.  Remember, this is an event we have been looking forward to!  Pete asked me to inform the club members that we are also welcome to demo the motorcycles at both events! Also on October 9, 2010, Donelson will be holding a Vintage Trials Bike Exhibition in their Parking lot from 10-3.

In addition to the events in the previous paragraphs, the following dates should be marked down:

October 2010
2nd- Group Ride (rain date TBD)
5th- Regular meeting
9th and 10th Moto Europa and Donelson events already mentioned

November 2010
2nd Nationwide Election Day and Regular meeting
6th Group ride

December 2010
7th Holiday Dinner at the Triumph Grill- please email if you are attending
4th Group Ride- weather permitting

Please ride safely.

Gary Kwawer
President and Chief Contact Officer


  1. Thanks for the post, Gary. When will you need to have the final head count for the holiday dinner? Also, my last name is spelled Schomaker.


  2. Took care of the misspelling, Mark. Sorry about at that.