I think one of the best purposes of this organization would be to identify RE riders and try to get state/regional get-togethers going. After all, a motorcycle organization should be about fostering a sense of community.
We used to have a feature to show where you were but it didnt seem to work... a locator that everyone participated in would allow for efficient planning of meets and get-togethers... Just a "second" to the motion given above.
I posted this on the Britbike forums Royal Enfield section.
I'm not a member....yet.... but i was wondering has anybody thought of some posters or info for distribution at the dealer's showrooms?
I was one of the first hundred, can't remember my number.
I'm sure my membership has lapsed. I think I was number 8. Never got a notice to renew, and there was no indication that there were any membership benefits, so I didn't worry about it. I'll try to get it renewed now.I live in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Right between Pensacola and Panama City, and I know there are RE owners in my area, but have never seen one. Would love to go for a ride with someone who understands why I carry so many tools.
Please do double check the accuracy of the membership count, I suspect there are more than 14 members.
Here is an update to my progress.Everyone who has been a member will get an email from me sent to your email address that you registered with. In that email will be instructions on how to log into the website and re-register.Quinn
My email address may have changed since first joining. Can you post something here also so I can renew?
This is terrific! Thanks!! I'm also one who probably lapsed and forgot my number. I sure hope this gets off the ground. Be sure to make a big push again in the spring. Winter's here, and alkot of bikes are being put away.
I love the idea of REA. I think one of the best purposes of this organization would be to identify RE riders and try to get state/regional get-togethers going. After all, a motorcycle organization should be about fostering a sense of community.
Agreed ^^^^^^^^We used to have a feature to show where you were but it didnt seem to work... a locator that everyone participated in would allow for efficient planning of meets and get-togethers... Just a "second" to the motion given above.
The REA is undergoing a RE-genesis. I have sat by and watched it set stagnate as long as I can stand to, and as Popeye used to say ""That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more!" I have been working with Kevin and some of the good folks at CMW and have come up with a plan to take over responsibilities for the REA. At this point in time I have a newsletter under way. I plan to publish the first issue for January 2011. Details to follow. The format will be PDF and will likely be provided via a download link sent to current paid members. I have solicited commitments from some folks in the RE world who have agreed to submit articles of interest for the Newsletter. We are looking for a few more correspondents from around the US and abroad. If you are interested in submitting an item please PM me. I have several ideas for the newsletter but am always open to more suggestions. PM me and tell me what you think. Over the next several days I will post here looking for some specific talents. Today I am looking for any newsletters after issue 1 volume 1 that might exist out there. If you have any and can share them please PM me.Regarding membership in the REA. When members signed up to join the association their membership was good for one year. There was however no mechanism to contact members to urge them to renew their membership when it expired. So most all memberships (Prior to 11/1/2009) have lapsed. In support of the REA, CMW has graciously offered to renew everyones membership by one year gratis. (you do not get a new patch with this gratis membership) If you have registered for membership between November 1 2009 and today, your free year will begin after your current membership expires. If you had a membership prior to November 1 2009, then all you need to do is re-register and your free year begins upon registration. However, if you are re-registering, do not register via the NField store. The association membership database needs to be maintained outside of the store. For now that lies with me. Within a few days I will post a link to one of my servers for you to renew your membership through. I will forward your membership information to CMW from the database I have created for this purpose. At this time I will not be taking your credit card info. If you have never registered before then you need to pay your 5 dollars and get your patch please do so at the Nfield Store. They will send me your membership info and I will take care of you from there. The free year offer for renewals will expire on 1 June 2011. So that will give 7 months for those who only log in to the forums occasionally to find this offer. I will also be sending an email to all members whose membership has expired notifying them of this offer. This offer is extended to existing members who have been issued membership numbers. (Number 1 through 150). Much thought has been put into making this as fair and logical a process as possible. We hope you think so too.When you re-register there will be a field on the form for you to enter your old membership number. I have preserved the numbers of past members and if you have forgotten yours just send me a PM (with your name and the email address you used to register) prior to registering and I will send it to you. This will allow the early REA members who had low numbers the ability keep those numbers.In further support from the folks at CMW, Kevin has authorized a 5 percent discount for REA Members. This offer begins November 2 2010. To take advantage of this discount you simply need to enter your REA membership number in the coupon code field when you place an order. This code will give you 5% off any order over $100; the coupon is good for one year starting from the issue date of your membership. The coupon can be used 12 times within that time period. The coupons are only valid with online orders. Registration numbers 139 to 150 have been entered and are active now, numbers 1 through 138 will need to re-register to receive this benefit. So your cost of membership is covered with your first order from the NField Store, Sweet. Above that you can save additional dollars all year. So that is where we are at. I have a few more ideas and options to grow this association, but I will hold off for now. Some decisions will need to be made and I would like to have them approved by it members, so I will wait a bit for the membership to firm up.I feel that it is necessary to do something to jump start this organization. My Grandfather used to say, "See a problem? Fix it. Just do something even if it ain't right, raise their ire and maybe someone smart enough will come along and fix it right". So I will get this started. I decided to do it pretty much autocratically so I knew it would get done and not to get bogged down with committees or boards. I will commit to it for a year, create the database, set up the newsletter, (plans are to publish it every two months), and put together a process and a package that can be passed on to someone else. I cannot guarantee anything beyond that year. But we can plan a few events, a few meet and greets, some bike runs in coordination with other motorcycle events, (anyone go to Sturgis, Laconia or Daytona?), and maybe, just maybe plant the seeds to make this a great association.REspecfully-QuinnSelf-Proclaimed REA Administrator and Newsletter Editor in Chief.
The link does not work for me.. I get a password page..
Send a quick PM to qgolden and all will become clear Modified to add link to REAorg homepagehttp://royalenfieldassociation.org/
I'd like to sign up. Providing you don't make it for four years and ship me off to some cold place or it don't come with a wife and kids. Been there, done that. I just want to find some body local who has dissected his/her bike and coach me thru an "operation". Couple of bucks to join is no problem. I ride all over the Tampa, Lakeland area of Florida and never have seen another Enfield. And the vast majority of folks I meet and talk motorcycles don't seem to want to do any maintnenace on their own bikes other then to polish them or add lights. I am new again to riding. Hadn't had a bike for many years until I picked my my Bullet. So there is a bit of a learning curve. Roger B
Hello folks,Everyone should have received an email today with instructions on how to log in and update your membership. If you did not please let me or Ice know and we will get you squared away.Thank you for your patience while I completed this phase of the project. This time of year can get very busy for me at work and my time gets squeezed pretty tight,Thank you Ice for jumping in and answering questions as they come up. Now the real work begins, lets turn this into a real association.....-QThanks qgolden for the help. Have REregistered,all is well. Now, if the weather would cooperate.......
I got a P.M. from Quinn !!Just a short one but he is alive.
Yes It is. And the next newsletter is in the works too.
I received an IM from Ragmas a week or so ago, asking if I wanted to write some tech articles for the newsletter. I was away on vacation last week.I told him I would contact him about doing an article when I get back, and I'm back now.The thing I'm wondering is, what is going to get in the newsletter that isn't already out all over the internet already?It seems redundant.I think the newsletter should concentrate on events and organizing little meet-ups in local and regional areas, so that riders can get together on week-ends.And it can promote or inform about swap-meets or whatever, too. And things like the Rally on the River and such.In these days of the internet, the old newsletter format is kind of out-of-date, and not as needed as it was before.If I was an Association Member, what I would want is a patch/sticker, be informed of any Club events, and maybe availability of any Club T-shirts or whatever sort of kitsch might be desired by the club.That would be all I'd need out of it.Maybe we're making it all more complicated than it needs to be.Ya sign up, get a patch, and get told where any official meet-ups are, and can buy a T-shirt or a key fob or whatever. That's it.
Works for me.
well OK then.... first off we'll dissolve this thing and just use forum membership...local groups have a better chance of survival because of their ability tohave meet ups and rides... all with the willing sponsorship of the local dealers. I'm going to use our NW members who have put together quite a group and they have Vince... lucky them; as an example. on the other hand maybe I'm making to much sense; or just talk'in shit.... seeing as how this puppie has been dissolved I guess I'm out of a job... thank you for your support- Mike
I Joined on Monday