Vacancy Notice - Chapter Membership Officer
Our Membership Officer is having to give up her post due to moving abroad. So do you fancy getting more involved in the running of our Chapter? It's a lot of work at renewal time but also a lot of fun as you will be the focal point for new members including greeting them at Club Nights. A full committee post which includes wider involvement in the workings of the Chapter. You will have a great team to support you and help out, plus Tatiana will be on hand for a while to coach you in the workings of the post. Please see vacancy notice below for details of duties and application process.
Tickets for Chapter BBQ available at GH-D or from Activities Officer
Details for the Chapter BBQ in July are now available on the Events page in the Members Area of the website. Tickets for the BBQ are available from Katie at GH-D and Activities Officer Eileen Ostinelli.
Compton Road bridge open
The Compton- Peasmarsh super highway is now open again!
Chapter Newsletter - Summer 2018
The latest edition of the Chapter Newsletter is now available in the Members area of the website. Hardcopies can be picked up from GH-D.
Thu 13th-Sun 16th 2019 - 28th Annual European HOG Rally
Assistant Chapter Director Robin Seymour presented an update on this at July Club Night and will be announcing more details in a forthcoming e-shot towards the end of July / beginning of August.
New Chapter LoH Officer patched up
Congratulations to Liz Getgood who was patched up at June Club Night as the new Ladies of Harley Officer for the Chapter.
Hogsback Chapter Bylaws
Version 2.0 of the Chapter Bylaws is now available on the Membership page of the website under Membership Information.
Weekends Away Update
The weekend trip to Bristol (Sat 28th-Sun 29th July) is no longer going ahead.
Keeping the Website up to date in 2018!
If you spot any broken links or have any comments to make concerning the Chapter website, please email them to me at:
Czes Wicherek - Webmaster
The Chapter Shop in the Members area has been updated to include all the Chapter merchandise that is available.
H.O.G. Safer Rider Scheme
Have you done some advanced training or a Bifesafe assessment this year? We would like to know because if twelve or more Chapter members have done so this year, the Chapter will get an award from H.O.G. So if you have, it would be appreciated if you would send a scanned copy of your certificate to Head Road Captain Graham Woods and we will do the rest.
2017 Hogsback Chapter Survey published
As announced at the November Club Night, the results of the 2017 Hogsback Chapter Survey are now available on the Members Area page of the website.
How to get your face on Faces
We have only five faces for the last new 75 members that have joined! So please do send us your details now! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- a recent photo taken from one of the Club Night or Ride galleries (copy & paste or URL)
- your Hogsback membership ID (eg 578)
- your full name
Had a great time and want to let the HOG World know?
Stories that you want shared in H.O.G. national communications should be submitted to email@example.com. You may or may not be aware that member stories can also now be shared on-line on HOG.com. Once a member has signed into their on-line profile they can read articles submitted by other members or submit their own. Options are available in the drop down menu that appears under “Live to Ride” on the page that appears once a member has signed in. It looks like this:
H.O.G. UK and Ireland Facebook page
Since the launch of the HOG UK and Ireland Facebook page, word is getting out and H.O.G. are seeing good growth in the numbers of likes and shares. Engagement is also good with members submitting pictures and making positive comments on posts.
You can connect to the page via the blue link at the top of this page or via the url https://www.facebook.com/HOGukandireland/.
Please send any suggestions or feedback on the page and its contents to Marjorie Rae who is the H.O.G. Consumer Experience Manager, UK & Ireland.
It’s still early days but hopefully you can help H.O.G. in developing it and getting the word out to others that it’s there.
Remember - if you want your posts to get picked up when sharing – use #HOGukandireland. To send pictures – message the page or e-mail: HOGukandireland@harley-davidson.com or tag us on #HOGukandireland.
Hogsback policy clarification - 29/05/2015
At a meeting last night we reviewed our existing membership and riding policies. This review took place in the context of our Charter from H.O.G.®, the expectations of the Dealership, and what we believe to be at the heart of issues that have arisen over the past few months within the membership.
It was concluded an extract of the forthcoming Chapter FAQ should be published (in the Chapter Standing Notices section of the website and via a special e-Shot) without delay. It re-emphasises what we expect of ourselves in Hogsback with respect to recent issues, and why.
Toby Sleeman, Dealer Principal
Dik Gregory, Director
Dell Evans, Assistant Director
Robin Seymour, Assistant Director
Pillions: to join or not to join ...?
Ever asked yourself this question? Well check out the answer in the Chapter Standing Notices now in the Membership!
Continuing to avoid back patch troubles
You may already be aware that H.O.G. are promoting a series of new logos. As well as the traditional 'Classic' H.O.G. patch, an alternative new look eagle patch, which now incorporates the bar and shield, will shortly be available through the Chapter. You will be welcome to choose either design.
However, we would like to bring to your attention a further logo which is featured on page 43 of Issue 4 2013 H.O.G. magazine. This shows a patch with a skull, wings and a top and bottom rocker. After consultation with a worldwide MCC with local connections, we advise that H.O.G. members should not wear any item of clothing bearing this logo. Accordingly, these patches will not be available from our Merchandise Officer.
If you are unclear about this advice please contact either the Director, a senior member of the Committee or the Dealer Principal.
UPDATE - We have just received this communication from Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd:
"Following consumer feedback on the new skull with wings patch, please be advised that the option is currently withdrawn and will not be available until further notice."