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Today is National Nurses Day.  Thank a Nurse for all she or he does for those in need.

We now have 59 Days until Convention

 
SUPPLY STORE UPDATES

USE (05-01-2016) ORDER FORMS!!!!

Deadline for vest orders was May 1. 

New members: (May and June) that are going to Convention, need to contact the supply officer directly to make special arrangements.

 
2016 Convention Hotel Tips

WANT TO SHARE A ROOM AND EXPENSES

If you are looking for a roommate at convention, call or email Clara Baker at cbaker@swmotormaids.com or 440-339-5142. 

DON'T WAIT - DO IT TODAY

 
Dot Robinson National Field Meet

Get your copy of the FLYER and REGISTRATION Forms for the DOT ROBINSON NATIONAL FIELD MEET taking place August 27, 2016 in Wheatley, Ontario.

 
2016 Convention Hotel

ATTENTION:

We are seeing some movement to the waitlist, but not much at this time. Call or email Clara Baker cbaker@swmotormaids.com, 440-339-5142, to check on your waitlist status.

If you have a confirmed room at either The Drury Plaza, or La Fonda on the Plaza, please call and guarantee the reservation with your credit card. You are not charged unless you don’t show up, and if a room becomes available at the Drury, Clara will contact you and she will cancel the La Fonda reservation for you - up until June 15. After June 15, call the hotel directly to cancel.

We guarantee the rooms to keep them within our room block-if you need to cancel, we can offer the room to someone on the waitlist. If you don’t guarantee the room, and you cancel, the room goes out to the general public for sale, and we lose it.

Drury Plaza 800-378-7946
La Fonda 505-995-2312 / Melissa

Ask around- plans change, and some ladies are looking to share a room!


 
IT'S YOUR FIRST CONVENTION

It's your first Convention and you don't know what to expect.

You can now check out the Red Ribbon Guide on the Convention tab for members. 

This will help you determine where and how you want to spend time during Convention.

 
Welcome to Motor Maids!

To get a feel for the importance of tradition and history you need to look back in time at some of the challenges ladies before us had to overcome.

In 1916, just before the US entered WWI, sisters Augusta (Gussie, age 24) and Adeline (Addie, age 22) Van Buren wanted to prove women could serve as military dispatchers.  They rode 5,500 miles in 60 days on motorcycles equipped with gas headlights.  Crossing the continental US each on their own bike, wearing military style leggings and leather riding breeches they were arrested numerous times, not for speeding but for wearing men’s clothes.

In 1937 Sally Robinson is an 88 pound, 4’11” tall 27 year old resident of Washington that has been riding since 1928 and wanted to get her motorcycle license.  After taking the written test twice with scores of 80 and 92, she must bring her lawyer in order to get the opportunity to take the riding portion.  Upon completion the examiner announced “Lady, you handle it as well as any man could” but because he had not seen her kick it over, he would not give her the permit.  An article written in the Washington post went on to say that Miss Robinson was embarrassed to admit that she had “cussed him out” but left with her permit in hand.

The year is 1940.  After an extensive search, Linda Dugeau and Dot Robinson compile a list of 51 female riders that would make up the Motor Maids Charter membership.  In 1941 the American Motorcycle Association issues Charter #509 to the club.

Today, 76 years later, the Motor Maids, are one of the oldest continuously operated Women’s Motorcycling Organization in North America.  Joining the Motor Maids will enlarge the 1,300+ membership that is a diverse group with a passion for riding, promoting safe riding habits and showing the world a positive image of ladies on motorcycles.

Available here are links for our Constitution and By-Laws (designed and voted on by our membership) that we closely follow, along with an Application Form and Liability Waiver Form.  All of these forms need to be filled out and mailed-in to join the Motor Maids.  Check out our National Officers and your District Director on the Contact Us tab.  We look forward to getting to know you.


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