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Laverda Forum => NALOC Revival => Topic started by: IAG on February 04, 2016, 05:10

Title: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: IAG on February 04, 2016, 05:10
Anyone? Hello? Mr President? Let's get an informal 2016 schedule together of regional events & see how it goes.
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: helicopterjim on February 04, 2016, 05:20
Aren't you President?
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: sonomalaverda on February 04, 2016, 05:52
I read an earlier post about trying to get something going by region. Did that idea ever get off the ground. Alex ( Sonoma, CA )
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Shamrock on February 04, 2016, 13:19
I say we forget about NALOC and move forward with a different name.  That would avoid a lot of future headaches.  Just thinking out loud.

Phil
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Grant on February 04, 2016, 14:26
How about NALF?
North American Laverda Forum?
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Shamrock on February 04, 2016, 14:39
Are you trying to get rid of us Grant?  Lol!!

All in favor of a new Laverda club in North America should submit a new club name. Once we have several names to consider we can have a vote.

Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Grant on February 04, 2016, 15:01
Well you could invite Ralf Malf...  :-*
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: IAG on February 04, 2016, 17:09
Bob Angone is current NALOC president. His thoughts as of May 15:

Alright, with Bob Andren's permission, I will accept the nomination as President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the newly revived NALOC organization. My email address is bob.angone@gmail.com. Feel free to start sending ideas for any regional or national concerns my way. I look forward to bringing us closer together as a like minded group of characters.

First order of business, is to hold a roll call of every one on this forum who is within the region. For our charter, this will include:
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

Second order of business, I need a self appointed delegate from each of those states. (If a couple of you are interested from a particular state we will hold a vote.) I could take Illinois, but would prefer another person to rep the state so we don't have a two vote president. Once we have those delegates, I will set up communication channels to have us start setting some goals for the things I described in my previous post.

Thanks all for the support, lets see some hands up for state delegates, and Happy Memorial Day for those brave souls who served for our freedom to do stuff like this.

Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Shamrock on February 04, 2016, 17:13
Florida ✋✋✋✋✋✋
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: breganzane on February 04, 2016, 22:10
Surely in a region (even a large one) with so few active Laverda enthusiasts (are there more than 100??) you don't need 'chapters' FFS.  I joined the local calssic bike old ditheres society recently and in a town of 300,000 the club has a membership of 280!!  My impression having followed the NALOC revival thread from time to time was that the revival fizzled under a layer of bureaucracy even before it got off the ground again. 
My thoughts (worth what you'll pay for them) are firstly don't do an ILOC and call yourself something you're not if you are only catering to USA.  If it's a USA club then call us USALOC or whatever.  If it's USA/Canada (which makes perfect sense) then call it NALOC.  Just have one organisational structure for the whole region, with communication these days it's easy enough to both cover the whole area and also for local groups to converse among themselves.
Seems to me it just needs someone enthusiastic enough to stand up and say 'I am NALOC president, who's in? I will organise the beginnings of the club again and then the club - once reformed - can happily vote me out if they wish.' 

Personally, I think Cosi should do it.  :D  Might stir them into action.
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Vince on February 05, 2016, 00:02
I like the system we have, New South Wales laverda Club.The Annual General meeting takes 40 seconds, office holders volunteer or get appointed as a bit of a joke. Mostly its a bunch of phone numbers and linked emails, anyone comes up with a good idea that gets circulated and supported and they will come.The issues usually arrive with those that like to be in charge and run stuff take over.
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: mcnicol on February 05, 2016, 03:09
Florida ✋✋✋✋✋✋
Could work. There's me in Tampa, Clay in Pensacola, a guy with an RGS in Daytona (forgotten his name, haven't heard from him in quite some time). There was also a guy in the Keys who posted quite a bit but then went quiet, Jota I think. And Wolfgang told me about another guy also in the Keys but I don't think he's on this forum. And I'm sure there's others.
Problem is Florida's a pretty big place, hard for working people to find time to make the trip to get together. Maybe Cosi can come here and talk some sense into us. Lots of Corona to be had (and some fairly good beer as well as a lot of really bad stuff). ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ken
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Shamrock on February 05, 2016, 15:41
I wouldn't mind a 3-4 hour trip to central Florida once a year.  This can be done....   We work so much and play very little.

Phil
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Yogi on February 05, 2016, 20:57
Get to it boys - make it happen.  No need to be formal about it all with all those constitutions and amendments, just agree on a date, a place and turn up to see what happens.  Keep it simple.

Yogi
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: peterc on February 05, 2016, 22:24
Anyone else in New England area? Only too happy to host a "putting Peter's SF2 together" meeting here.

Or, slightly more seriously, just a get-together anyway.

NALOC - it's not dead, it's just kipping....
Peter
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: Cosi on February 07, 2016, 09:36
Snailoc?? Fuck me, I've got enough trouble with me own herd of cats...

Ken, put that jota together and I may consider....
Title: Re: Is NALOC Dead?
Post by: angonemoto on February 08, 2016, 18:49
Hi all,
Chapters? We don't need no stinking chapters. Fine by me.
All I can say is I have two friends in Chicago with triples, and we will get together a few improvised times in the summer on our Lavs. The only North American adventure I have to figure out is to ride my jotarized 3CL back to Chicago from New Mexico via the Ozarks and possibly up into SW Wisconsin before putting it in the garage.

I haven't finalized the dates or routes for that ride, but if anyone wants to join me they certainly can on any leg. I don't care about the name either. I belong to a lot of vintage and track day focused MC groups that avoid the Club idea in general.

Cheers,
Bob