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Bill Davidson is celebrating the Super Rally with us Ulf Jensen FH-DCE Newsletter March 2014

Federation Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe 3/23/2014


Update from your Secretary Old dog barks at things they do not understand

Dear FH-DCE friends One of the happiest guys in the FH-DCE today must surely be Jordi Molina from H-DC Catalunya as everybody without a question accepted his minutes of the 2013 President Meeting. This means that the minutes you have received from me 2014-02-26 are to be considered as the official minutes.

Ulf

This space is empty as I was waiting for news from your club. Let me have better luck next time.

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A salute to the whole Family FH-DCE. INTERNATIONAL RALLY H-DIC 20th ANNIVERSARY. I would like to update you on our preparations for the 20th Anniversary H-DIC International Rally 20-21-22 June at Sabaudia, a seaside town in the province of Latina in central Italy, 80 km from Rome. As you know, we are organizing a nature area for our 20th Anniversary in the National Park of Circeo, completely open where you can enter for free, i.e. without paying any entrance fee. The rally area is very well equipped with the many points of catering and beer. A large tent will host musical ensembles that will perform many concerts during the evenings. The camping area is next to the rally, but well-defined, it is equipped with plenty of toilets and showers with running water and good night lighting. A very efficient security service will oversee both areas 24 hours per day. For all participants there will be conventions with many hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and commercial services. All this is to ensure that our 20th birthday remains in the memory of all participants, and so I hope many of you. In a few days I will send you by our Secretary Ulf, a brochure in English where you can see the beauty of the place and the beautiful sea that surrounds it. The brochure contains a map of the area of the rally, the H-DIC Village, and the town of Sabaudia, with all the necessary information on the places of historical and naturalist interest for you to visit. If you want to contact me directly I am at your disposal, my e-mail address is: giovanni.cristiani@fastwebnet.it and my phone number is 0039.06.360240335. Pres. H-DIC Wise Man FH-DCE Gio.

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New Clubs I am happy to say that we have a new full member club in "Spanish Federation Harley Riders clubs", H-DC ASTUR

http://www.hdc-astur.es/ After two years H-DC Astur has been admitted as a new member in the "Spanish Federation Harley Riders clubs".

Guest clubs and candidate clubs 2014 http://www.newsletter.fhdce.eu/new%20members/index.html This is the webpage where you always can read the latest news concerning the new guest and candidate clubs that are standing in line to join our federation. If you go there you will find an update from H-DC Putte concerning H-DC Essen, a request that is totally in order according to our statues point 12.

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Hi Ulf just thought i would let you know that Paul is standing down from our committee after 36 years.As i'am sure you know Paul was a contributor to the Federation constitution and has been a great asset to the riders club even helping club Italy with their constitution.Paul although a quietly spoken man is a man of great integrity and with a diplomatic streak that is 2nd to none.Paul has always been a great help to me in my term in office as president of HDRCGB always offering good advise when asked to,also i can always bounce idea's off him knowing that he's not going to boost my ego ,he will tell it as it is with our clubs beast interest at heart. When is your next news letter going out as i would like to try and put together a little article together for it as Paul is well known amongst the Fed clubs,thats if you dont mind/ regards chris

I received this letter from H-DC Ireland but have since then no contact but hopefully they will again find their way back to their family Hey Ulf, I'm sad to inform you that I'm no longer a member of HDCI,I will still continue to support federation clubs and Rally's as I have always done and will miss been at the presidents meetings as I have attended 6 and was always made feel welcome by Peter ,you and all the federation family.Hugh (Q) is once again president.Take care of yourself and the family. Regards Paudie Quinlan.

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H-DC Catalunya I have some news regarding the board of my club. After a year and a month, Jordi Garreta felt that he could come back to president’s chair, and as Valen and his team wanted to step of the board for personal reasons (more related to work and having to assist family members than club related) a meeting was done and after voting, a new board emerged: From left to right: - Jordi Curto -> vice president, he has been in the club for more than 10 years, he is a tattoo artist, and also a good cooker (he has a business of doing huge paellas during summer through all Catalunya) - Salva Gómez -> treasurer, he joined the club a year before me (so 6 years ago) and is a good friend of Albert (the previous treasurer) - Jordi Garreta -> president, you already know him - Gualbert Carrasco -> Secretary, he was secretary when you came in 1997 for the PM, and for some reason, he is crazy enough to do it again. I already asked him some times about the woman in the 1997 PM but if you have a picture of her he is probably the guy that would tell you about her. - Carles Alriols -> vocal, he is the responsible of the design of most of our t-shirts and, for instance, the image of our Presidents Meeting for the time being, I’ll keep being the contact person for the FH-DCE, but most probably during the oncoming year I’ll have to look for a relief, as there are high chances that I’ll have to move to the US for work. Or at least travel a lot there. Valen and Maria (former President and Secretary) are now back to their business which they needed to attend, Juanan (former vp) is taking care of his family, Oscar (former treasurer) is also back to his business and Jose (former vocal) will help me with the Federation stuff in case I’m not able to attend it. They did a great job for being just a year onboard, and I’ll always appreciate their assistance and support on organizing our PM. I was out on a match during the election vote, so they took a picture afterwards with a phone… nobody had a proper camera… ;)

Regards, -Jordi Molina jmolina@hdccatalunya.com

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Dealers & H-D Workshops in Europe Many of you or your members do not know that H-DC Breda is continuously updating their book of dealers and H-D workshops in Europe. They are doing a great work here and I suggest you share it with all your club members. By clicking on the H-DC Breda logo you will be able to read and download a pdf file, then you easy can save in your phone, or whatever you are using.

In the last issue of my newsletter I was asking you to fill out a survey to see if there was any use to continue with the web based Fedmag. The replies we received was disappointing with only 35 persons responding to figures showing clearly that we will make a small break in the fedmag and perhaps be back in another way. The meaning of the fedmag was for your clubs to be able to have a page in every issue to inform others about your club and your activities, but this has clearly to be discussed again for the future.

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Pictures from the president meeting in Barcelona. Stephan President H-DC Karlsgarten Berlin

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Making promotion for the Super Rally during Bike Show in Gothenburg/Sweden

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PSYCHIATRIST vs. THE BARTENDER EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FEAR OF SOMEONE UNDER MY BED AT MIDNIGHT, SO I WENT TO SEE A SHRINK AND TOLD HIM: "I'VE GOT PROBLEMS. EVERY TIME I GO TO BED, I THINK THERE IS SOMEONE UNDER IT. I'M SCARED. I THINK I'M GOING CRAZY." "JUST PUT YOU IN MY HANDS FOR ONE YEAR," SAID THE SHRINK. "COME TALK TO ME THREE TIMES A WEEK AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THOSE FEARS." "HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?" I ASKED. "EIGHTY DOLLARS PER VISIT," SAID THE SHRINK "I'LL SLEEP ON IT," I SAID. SIX MONTHS LATER, THE SHRINK MET ME ON THE STREET. "WHY DIDN'T YOU COME TO SEE ME ABOUT THOSE FEARS YOU WERE HAVING?" HE ASKED. "WELL $80 BUCKS A VISIT, THREE TIMES A WEEK FOR A YEAR IS $12,480.00. A BARTENDER CURED ME FOR $10.00. I WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE SAVED ALL THAT MONEY, I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT ME A NEW PICK-UP TRUCK." "IS THAT SO?" HE SAID WITH A BIT OF AN ATITUDE, "AND HOW MAY I ASK, DID A BARTENDER CURE YOU?" "HE TOLD ME TO CUT THE LEGS OFF THE BED. AIN'T NOBODY UNDER THERE NOW." FORGET THE SHRINKS! HAVE A DRINK AND TALK TO A BARTENDER. IT'S ALWAYS BETTER TO GET A SECOND OPINION.

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Hello Ulf, Please forward this email to all the F-HDCE Clubs: All, On Thursday the 20th of March, Leo de Vogel passed away after a long illness. Leo was a welcome member of the H-DCZ (common name H-DC BigVTwins Zwolle) and he will be more than missed. If anyone would like to leave a message, Condolence or else through the website of the club: www.hcdz.nl Kind Regards on behalf of the Board and the members of H-DCZ, Jeroen van der Beek Secretary H-DC BigVTwins Zwolle

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Welcome all FH-DCE board members to the FH-DCE Super Rally速 2014 president meeting in Tallinn-Estonia. Let me on behalf of the H-DC Estonia President Per Nordqvist invite you to the Super Rally President meeting, Saturday June 7. The limitations of the participants for the PM of each Club are 2 persons only! To avoid misunderstandings, please inform me (Ulf) in advance if your club is sending a representative that is not listed in the FH-DCE database as official. For all logistic reasons you may also inform me if your club will not be represented at the PM. More information about the meeting will be sent out at the end of May. Click on the link below and you will be directed to a webpage where you can let me know if you are coming or not. You can also copy the link and paste it into your web browser.

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/z4u5c206jF93qmabP Please let me know if neither of these systems are not working for you. See you all in Tallinn and ride safe

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And finally a last word from your Secretary 2014 – Still another year with NO CLUB POLITICS.. NO ATTITUDE.. NO PROBLEM.. ONLY PARTIES!! (Old Caledonia saying)

Ulf Jensen, Federation Secretary Stora Köpinge byväg 94 S-270 22 Köpingebro, SWEDEN Phone: +46 (0)709 611 148 Email: info@fhdce.eu Homepage www.fhdce.eu

Peter Bruel, Federation Treasurer Overakkerstraat 14 4833 XN Breda, Holland Phone: +31 (0)76 5614708 Email: pbruel@casema.nl

Wise man – Small Club Name René Wansink from Giovanni Christiani from "Broos" Breusegem H-DC Netherland H-D Italian Club from 2-stroke Spaghetti Harley Riders, Netherland Email renewansink@kpnplanet.nl giovanni.cristiani@fastwebnet.it broos13@gmail.com Wise man – Large Club

Name

Cash control member Jeroen Emke From H-DC Eagle

Email

j.emke@home.nl

Wise Man – Middle Club

Cash control member Yves Goris from H-DC Free Wheeling Kempen, Belgium secretary@hdckempen.be

Do not forget to check into the FH-DCE homepage now and then. www.fhdce.eu www.superrally.com

Federation Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe info@fhdce.eu

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