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Gathering of Eagles XXVI (26)
You don’t need to check your eyes, that’s right, for the first time in Gathering of Eagles History, we had a wedding. Heart of Virginia Members John & Terri cruised down the aisle and said their vows as part of our 26th national gathering. Of course, the ceremony ended with the new wedded couple riding off on two wheels with cans dragging behind them.
That’s not all the fun we had in Salamanca, New York. With the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino as our base we had lots to take in, inside and outside. A trip to the Kinzua Bridge State Park showed us who the brave club members were that made the hike out to the end of the train trestle to look down at where it ended. Higher than the Statue of Liberty!
More backroads through northern Pennsylvania led us to the Case Knife/Zippo Lighter Museum, where we sharpened our knowledge of the tool, lit up our imaginations of the artwork that went on the many lighters through time.
While no one hit it big in the casino, we all felt like winners because we were all able to come together once again and share some road together. Can’t wait to roll the dice, I mean wheels next year!
Gathering of Eagles XXV (25)
This year’s Gathering of Eagles XXV was a fantastic event! I am so proud of each and every one of you who attended. The start of the event was a little cold and wet. But that didn’t put any dampers on the celebration. How blessed are we that we get to gather and celebrate what is truly amazing, our Cruiser Club family. We had some epic rides through the mountains, games that I’m still laughing about, great food all around, beautiful scenery to take in, a campfire to gather around and tell stories, and the camaraderie that so cherished.
I’d like to give another shout out to the National Officers and committee members who made it all happen. Virginia Acher Myers, Kevin Myers, Rodney Myers, Kasey Myers, Alan Mullavey, John Hogan, Bob Barnhill. I’d also like to thank Lynn Skakum for her help with the games. It takes a team willing to jump in and take care of what needs to be done. Thank you all for making this such a great GOE!
There were some ideas thrown around on where we’ll gather next year. Pocono Mts, Bradford, PA (was supposed to be last year’s location). Chapter 09 is planning on a trip this summer to New Hampshire. If we find a venue that can handle it, we’ll put a pin in it. Vermont, Maine, etc are a few other places we can visit. It’s been years since I’ve been in the North East of our beautiful country. If you have any suggestions, please send them along.
On another note, I’d like to encourage every member to reach out to friends, dealerships, repair shops, etc to look for ways to build our membership. This is a great family and we can’t keep it all to ourselves. Let’s spread the word and encourage others to join us. I’m hearing good things from some of the chapters who are starting to see increases in their membership. We have a lot to offer. As a matter of fact, we met a couple outside the hotel last week and they are interested in starting a chapter in North Virginia. If there is anything I can do to help your chapter, please reach out.
I hope you all had a great time at the GOE. It’s an honor to serve you all as President of Cruiser Club USA.
Cruiser Club, USA National President