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  1. 2011 NATIONAL MEET At the Beautiful Prescott Resort in PRESCOTT ARIZONA AUG 4th thru 7th, 2011 Prescott Resort and Conference Center: 1500 Arizona Hwy 69 Prescott, AZ 86301-5640 Check it out at http://www.prescottresort.com Do not book online Hotel Reservations: 1-800-967-4637 (Reservations now being Accepted) Group Code: "G-632" (preferred) or "National Meet Victory Motorcycle Club" Room Rates: $69 per night / All major Credit Cards accepted /3pm Check in National Meet Registration Fee: $65 for Members and Spouses / $70 Non Members Send a check to: Victory Motorcycle Club c/o Tom Wise PO Box 6094 Frazier Park, CA 93222 With Event payment, let us know if you prefer Beef or Chicken Paypal Acct 2011 MEET Registration Be sure to include a full name and tele # on checks and with PayPal Registration Fee includes: Thursday: Meet & Greet / Check in/ Snacks in the Eagle Nest Lounge and Outside Patio Friday: BBQ Dinner in Parking Lot with Vendors/ Live Band (Menu to be announced) Continental Breakfast Saturday: Dinner / Auction: (Menu to be announced) Continental Breakfast Sunday: Check out Events: Friday: All day Group Ride to Grand Canyon (US Park Fee needed- Details to Follow) Saturday: All Day Group Ride to Jerome, Sedona, and points beyond Several unsupervised mapped day rides. Prescott Valley Motorcycles will also host an event (to be announced later) We anticipate the rooms at the Resort will go quickly. Overflow is available at a local motel but register sooner rather than later to "lock in" your room. The Prescott Resort is the jewel of Prescott. It has 160 rooms all dedicated to the VMC Meet (128 avail for Thursday night). It has large convention rooms, a Hospitality room, Eagles nest Lounge / the Icha Maajah Restaurant/ Bucky's Casino attached to resort/ Yavapai Casino at the bottom of the hill/ Salon and Spa/ Prescott Hilltop Gallery/ Gift Shop/ Workout Facility/ Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi/ Room Service. Outside is a 360 degree view of the surrounding area including Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, and the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff. Prescott is the original State Capitol of Arizona and has retained much of its old western culture. The Sharlot Hall Museum is a must see as well as Whisky Row with its 1880's bars, food, and music. Motorcyclists come from all over to see the Prescott area. Phoenicians escape the summer heat and bikers in general pass through for a Whisky Row stopover on their way to the 1890's mining town of Jerome with over a 100 twisties and only 30 miles away. Sedona is one of Natures most beautiful places on earth. The town is amongst the wind & water carved red rocks and the Oak Creek runs several miles through this spectacular scenery. There are many shops for the tourists and art collectors alike. After cruising the canyon, more tight twisties take you to an overlook that is breathtaking. Navajo craftsmen sell their wares at the overlook. Beyond is Flagstaff and the beautiful forests of Coconino County. Oh yeah, we have the Grand Canyon, a sight so awesome most tourist throw their inadequate cameras over the side. Contact Frank "Jetsn" Gary for questions/problems/etc. 928-777-9525
  2. Understood. Just please be understanding that it may not be possible.
  3. According to this thread in the VMC Meet forum the 2007 Meet was August 24th to the 26th. Labor Day was Sept 3rd. Not the same weekend. http://forums.thevmc.com/bb/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=36300&posts=3&start=1 The Billings Meet dates were set to coincide with other local events ("The Warm Up" which was subsequently cancelled) and had nothing to do with any thing else.
  4. I'm not sure where "several years" came from but since 2007, only in 2008 was it on Labor Day. I was also told Billings was the fifth official National Meet. I'm not sure if that is true but the club is only nine years old so we do not have a lot of historical Meet dates to base this on. If the LC (or group) who is hosting the National Meet wants it on Labor Day they should go for it. I would invite any and all of you to take the time to put your proposal together. You want to complain about what weekend the meet is on? If we had groups lined up vying for the meet then maybe, just maybe you would get the meet on the weekend you want or the weekend you want or maybe even the weekend you want. Fact is three years ago there wasn't even a National Meet until Lobs took it on because no one else would. Then the next year ONE LC from the NW Region put in for it. How many others? NONE Last year ONE LC from the NE Region put in for it. How many others? NONE For next year ONE LC from the SW Region stepped up. How many others? NONE I'm just glad we have had someone step up and take on what to all those who attend is a great three day get together. For those who are spending countless hours working, coordinating, organizing and planning, it is a huge undertaking. Now you want to tell them what weekend they should have their meet on? You have to do your research on available hotels/motels/pricing/availability. Then check what other events are going on across the country as well as locally. Then check with your local people and see what their schedules are so you have people available to help. Then take into consideration that not all areas of the country have 365 days of riding weather. This is not simply a pick a certain weekend and screw everything else kind of a decision. It is a decision that has to be made by the people who are hosting the event.
  5. Last year about this time we were finally able to relax after all the work for the National Meet. This year I am sure Chuck and his group felt the same pressures. It is a big undertaking but the satisfaction of watching friends old and new enjoy themselves at an event you helped put on is something you have to take part in to truly understand. It is a very rewarding experience and I would encourage everyone to do it. To date this year we have had inquiries about the 2011 National Meet from only one group. The Prescott Victory Riders began working on their proposal early this year and continue to work on it. Last month I received an e-mail from Frank “Jetsn” Gary stating the resort they had planned on using in the proposal for next year’s meet was in jeopardy because another group was also seeking to reserve the resort for that same weekend. If they wanted to keep the resort, he was going to have to sign a contract. If they lost the resort, there was no other viable option and they would not be able to continue working on nor submit a proposal. After consideration of the fact that there have been no other inquiries, the South West Region has not previously hosted a National Meet and the possibility that there may not be another proposal submitted for next year I approached the BOD. We have guidelines for the submission of National Meet proposals, I know, I wrote them last year and my request was going to be well outside those guidelines. The response from the board was unanimous and the Events Committee agrees, the National Meet for 2011 should be awarded to the Prescott Victory Riders. I know it’s early but they have an excellent venue with a lot of good riding and many interesting attractions. They have a great group working on this already and it is over a year in advance. If anyone was thinking of or working on a submittal for 2011 please contact me and we can discuss what can be done for 2012 (10th anniversary of the VMC) or beyond. We will provide more details later but here is a brief description from Frank…… “We will be hosting the meet at the Prescott Resort which has a convention area, casino, two restaurants, and all 161 rooms are reserved for the VMC. Rooms will be around $70 a night (normally around $110). The resort sets atop a hill with great views overlooking the valley. The Prescott Victory Riders will be hosting the event August 4th thru the 7th, 2011. Prescott is 90 miles northeast of Phoenix and 100 miles southwest of Flagstaff. The weather is fairly moderate year round with tolerable heat (90 daytime / 70 night and low humidity) and moderate snowfall. It is one of the premier retirement areas in the US. It is also the home of Prescott Valley Motorcycles which is a large fully equipped dealership and a co-sponsor of the 2011 VMC meet. Many feel it is the top dealership in Arizona. Prescott has a rich history of the old west and was the first capitol of Arizona. Virgil Earp was the Prescott Town Marshall when Doc Holliday persuaded him to join him to meet the rest of the Earp brothers in Tombstone. Whiskey Row and its 1800 era bars and shops is a popular tourist stop and a favorite motorcycle run in the summer months. Popular summer rides from Prescott are the mining town of Jerome, with over 100 twisties through wooded scenery, Sedona, which is one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the nation, Flagstaff, with 70 degree summer temps and beautiful woods and its close proximity to the Grand Canyon. Northern Arizona is a biker’s paradise.” Hope to see you all there next summer. :y: :y:
  6. Date is up to the host region so they can work around other local events and what have you. Please stay tuned and check this forum next Wednesday 8/18.
  7. The fact that one LC (whose name I didn't quite catch from Chuck) stepped up with an additional $400 to make the even $8K was just the icing on the cake. Well done folks.
  8. That is incredible. I thought we did well last year but you all smoked that amount!!! Way to go VMCers!!!!
  9. Good to see VB is back home and back to his old ways!!
  10. I just want to know who did what to get their bike papered?!?!? There has to be a story there!!
  11. Great pics and it looks like a really nice turn out again this year. Enjoy the last day and everyone ride safe on the way home.
  12. At least you could have let Chuck get out of that hole he's standing in before you took that pic!! 8)
  13. And thanks to you Patti for all of your work and coordination. :y: :y:
  14. Cool....with red eyes, even better!!
  15. Aw come on Will, I want to see your Ness with that pink seat!!! 8) Nice looking work!
  16. The VMC Events Committee is pleased to announce the available funds for Regional Meets/Events has been increased to $1000 per Region for 2010. This amount is the MAXIMUM amount that will be paid to any Region. If unforseen circumstances come up, your event will need to compensate for any additional funding required. Please re-read the first sentence in this paragraph. The following is some definition of and procedures for regional funding requests. Regional Meets normally occur one time each year. Location and dates are determined by the host local chapter (or other group of VMC member) and shall be coordinated through the Regional Representatives. Regional Meets shall be a region wide event open to all members of the VMC. In the event there is not a Regional Meet within a region, smaller more local events will be considered for funding by the Events Committee. Funding for these Regional Events will be on a first come first served basis. These events will receive funding only if it is determined and agreed upon by the Regional Representatives and Events Committee Chairman that there will not be a Regional Meet for that Region. Should a Regional Meet subsequently be planned, funding will only be available to the extent of unused funds remaining in that regions original budget. Regional meet budgets shall be coordinated through and presented to the Events Committee Chairman by the Regional Representatives for that region. Individual members making requests for funds shall be directed to contact their Regional Representatives. After initial requests have been made and approved, the meet chairman may communicate directly with the Events Committee Chairman. This will ensure Regional Representative involvement in all Meet/Event planning and coordination. Thanks and we look forward to a great year of events.
  17. Just as soon as it can keep my ears warm....... 8)
  18. I got to see the Flying "V" rack on Kelvinin's Vision at the NW Regional Meet last week. In a word....WOW. That is one nice rack Will and if I didn't already have the stock one (which now needs some scratches polished out) I would have ordered one when we got back. Another outstanding part for our bikes that you have to see to really appreciate how good it looks.
  19. The racks look great Will but the model has got to go!!! ;)
  20. Looking good Will, but only if you're into shiny baubles for your ride that is. ;)
  21. I would have but I'm 1500 miles away from mine.
  22. Hey, I thought those "other" pipes were going to remain nameless. 8) Those are some kick ass numbers. :y: :y:
  23. Enjoy. The memories last a lifetime!!
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