SEAT Christmas Party 2008

 December 2008 

†††† This is the second year in a row that Mother Nature tried to rain us out.† Members who came from Tucson and Green Valley talked about cold and rain.† Sierra Vista must have been right in the middle of the only good weather around.† There were a few more cars out front than in years past though...and thatís OK!

†††† No matter the weather, there was a most excellent collection of motorcycles lining the street.† Just about every brand of motorcycle sold in the USofA was represented.† SEAT is a club of motorcyclists.† Not rain, not sleet, not snowÖ

†††† This yearís meal provided by SEAT was KFC chicken.† The side dishes and deserts brought by all the SEAT members were outstanding.† The desert table was down right dangerous.† Nobody should have gone home hungry, thatís for sure.

†††† A round of applause for Iron Horse Motorcycles - John Cartwright III, Cochise Motorsports - Cliff Allison, and Sierra Cycles - Barry Levitt, for a great selection of door prizes.† When you visit them be sure to tell them you are with SEAT and thanks for their support.† Special thanks to Alan Speert, The Metal Man, and Rick & Mary Lambert, Xplorermoto for their generous donations.

†††† The 50/50 winner, Kay Oaks, took home $71, a very nice Christmas present indeed.† Members who submitted articles and stories were recognized, they took home the latest SEAT sticker in two sizes.† Itís the membersí stories that make the Newsletter come alive.† Thanks guys, keep them coming in 2009.

†††† Januaryís SEAT lunch will be in Tubac at the Artistís Palate.† Tubac is growing so fast its hard to find a map that has the Artistís Palateís street on it.† This is a new location for SEAT.† The owner was quite please to have a BMW motorcycle club visit.†

†††† January is also the month for the Death Valley Daze gathering.† Read more at the Featured Ride, Race or Rally article below.†

†††† Thanks to all the SEAT members who have come to the lunch and breakfast gatherings.† Hereís to a Happy New Year and many more.† Lots more pictures at www.SEARRider.org.

†††† Ride safe!

†††† Members present: †Roger Austin, Tab Baker, Aaron Bartz, Jack & Arlene Betz, Ed Birch, Gary & Deborah Blomstrom, Don Cameron, Kevin Carpenter, Pete DeRosa, Patrick & Danese Dykes, Roy Fox, Dave & Jere Fredenburth, Chris Frey, Ron & Mary Gary, Peter Godbois, Paul & Melanie Godwin, Jim & Audrey Hambleton, Dean Hamilton, Paul Hargis, Rick & Mary Lambert, Robert Laposta and daughter Lauren, Craig Littlefield, Menachem Lorber, Al Maurine, Ed & Tish Mealy, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Allen & Diane Moore, Mike & Miriam Moss, Bob & Marianne Muller, George & Kay Oakes, Phillip Orth and Lori, Richard & Cheryl Osburn, Gordon Pairman, Steve Paladini, Vic & Chris Paladini, Tony Sanell, Bill Schink, Don Schweiger, Bryan Seneviratne, Alan & Marilyn Speert, Jim & Denise Strang, Tony Strungis, Rob Swartzwelder, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Bob & Karen Thompson, Pat Walsh, Barry & Elaine West, John Willmann, John Wilson, Tim Zierman & Vicky Rosen.† Guests:† Jim Richardson, Jennifer Morris, Paul & Robin King.

Photos by Deryle Mehrten

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