Carol, are you thinking that you can be at the April 25th NC GOP convention? I am so frustrated that I was already committed for the whole day at something else. David Schipp thinks that he can be there. Have you hdeard from anyone else?
Sounds good - I'll plan on meeting up with everyone in Spartendburg then. If I purchase a flag during registration, will they be available at the Spartenburg meeting spot? Also, if meeting in Spartenburg, how do register the morning of? Just call the number you left on my page?
I'm planning on signing up for the ride on the 15th, but I am in Winston-Salem, NC. I'm also planning purchasing a flag for the ride. Can you give me information on the route so I can plan where to meet up with ya'll? Also - what time are you guys leaving Snowshoe?
I am starting to contact bike clubs in Ohio (by email through their websites) sending them the pdf flier, a pic of your bike and a link to Grassroots Freedom Ride. I challange others in other states even though they are not bikers (as with me) to do the same.
Hi Carol when I see someone on a motorcycle I send them to your group. I am past the motorcycle part of my life. Too many nuts out there that think they can knock you out. You have to be very good on a bike to be safe now days. I think you are doing a good thing and I want to help you group grow. Billie in Beavercreek
Hi Carol, They are on this website - ready to download, edit to make it your own, print and send. So easy and convenient. I am going to hunt them down now. It you can't find them write me back, and I should be able to tell you exactly where to look. Thanks! Kathy
We did our inaugural first ride last Saturday... It was cold! Details of the event will be in the newsletter. We learned lots and with all the developments this week, we're looking at some exciting developments coming up.
well... we've had at least a dozen bikers on this end tell us they intend to join the ride... only one has actually signed up. The weather is supposed to get up to near 60, but at 9am, it will probably be in the low 40s - which is not fun on a bike. Probably 6 more bikers expressed interest in joining us at the meet up point, out of the mountains, so it'll be warmer, but again, no sign ups. I don't think bikers traditionally sign up - they just show up. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I've also noticed that people who talk to me haven't necessarily signed up for the newsletter, the list I use for mass communication. So, hopefully everyone who's interested will have gotten the necessary info! I don't have any info about cars following, altho' we need at least one to haul materials.
Funds are coming in at a regular rate; I'm a bit disappointed, but Mike says we're doing ok. We're buying materials in bulk to use over many events and I would really like to not put in any more personal money, but it seems to be necessary. Flags, brochures, bandanas, patches and pins are all ordered or here... what's another couple grand at this point! Mike & I just married in Sept and for wedding gifts we asked for donations... really appreciate those at this point. We are still working on timely reconciliation, since we don't actually see the funds, so I may not have the most up to date financial information.
The really bright point is Chapter formation.... we'll have at least 3 local chapters in various areas around the nation that will organize their own local rides. As we get more chapters, we'll be able to coordinate activities nationwide... and I think that will be really good for promoting FairTax.