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RAMS December Meeting Minutes

RAMS December Meeting Minutes

December 11, 2021

Call to Order at 7:45 pm by RAMS President Greg LieVan at the home of Haavi Morriem. There were 14 RAMS, and no motorcycles present for the Meeting.

  1. We have 2 new members for this month.

Darrell Longstreet who rides an F800 R and lives in Memphis, TN.

Stefan Mannsbart who rides an R1250 GSA and lives in Eades, TN.

  1. We have 74 new and returning members for 2021.
  2. No guests this month:
  3. Thanks to Meeting Host: Haavi Morriem


New Business

  1. The issue of inside meetings at restaurants or other public places was discussed and it was felt that it would likely be safe to do so in January 2022. Art Manchester IV is going to locate a suitable meeting place and report back.


 RAMS Campout Update

  1. The Secretary/Treasurer reported that he had attempted to contact the Pickwick Tailwater Campground but they are closed until March 15, 2022. He will follow up with them in March and report on the meeting at the April Meeting.



VP Corner

  1. VP had nothing to report/discuss this month.


Old Business.

  1. If anyone still does not have their picture in the online directory, please see Spencer or Rosey.


  1. If you would like a RAMS Patch (old Logo only), decal (old and new Logos) or need RAMS business cards, please get with Spencer.


  1. RAMS Elections for 2022 Officers will be at the January Meeting. The current slate of candidates is below.  Nominations may be made up until the Vote is called at the January Meeting.

President – Greg LieVan

Vice-President – Jimmie Smith

Secretary/Treasurer – Spencer Bennett


For the Good of the Club

  1. Check RAMS Website for other Club’s Rally Schedules.  Please follow up on each event’s web site as some may be rescheduled or cancelled due to State or local Covid situations


  1. Donuts at the Dealer will restart on January 29, 2022 and we need volunteers to bring the Donuts. The RAMS will reimburse the costs of the Donuts.  Please let Greg LieVan know if you are willing to take a month, or more of this job.


  1. 2022 Dues are $25.00 and are due on January 1, 2022. They may be paid either by Cash or Check to the Secretary/Treasurer or via PayPal or Credit Card on the RAMS Website.


  1. There is a RAMS Group riding down to the NEF Rally in Florida leaving on January 12, 2022. If you are interested in riding with them, contact Chip Mann or Spencer Bennett for information.


  1. Fred Bradly gave a brief talk about the “Olde Bike Club” and the “Antique Motorcycle Club” covering what they do and inviting the RAMS to their January 1, 2022 Polar Bear Ride. Once the departure time and location are set, he will send the information to the RAMS.


  1. The January 2022 RAMS Meeting and Christmas Party will be held on January 8, 2022.

The location is yet to be determined but will be sent out to the email list as soon as it is known.



There will likely be a ride to the meeting, so watch your e-mails for time and assembly points.


  1. If you have an item you would like to see on the next meeting agenda, please get it to the Secretary by the Wednesday prior to the meeting and it will be added to the next meeting agenda. This is not required for an item to be discussed, but it will make sure it gets in the mix.  Send the information to:




Treasurer's report:

  1. Balance in Bank plus petty cash = $5708.72.
  2. Petty Cash = $50.00
  3. Expenses this month:

Dreamhost = $6.00

Zoom = $32.08. (2 months as the billing cycle skipped last month)

November Meeting Pavilion Rent = $58.17.

The subject of the Zoom account was brought up and a motion was made by Crystal Manchester (seconded by Haavi Morriem) that the account be closed as we are now able to meet in person.  Rose-Anne Bennett pointed out that it could still be used to allow out of town members access to meetings but after discussion it was decided by a unanimous vote that the Zoom account should be closed.  The RAMS IT Department will take care of this.

Move to adjourn:  Haavi Morriem

Second: Fred Bradley

Vote: Unanimous