August 17th and August 24th Event Details

Thursday, June 20, 2019
1st. Saturday August 17th
 
This is an event our MRC did as our first actual MRC Charity Event 4 years ago and actually assisted in the following years ride. This ride is in support of the Veteran’s Place on Washington Blvd. not far up the hill on the right from the Pittsburgh Fireman’s Training Center.
 
Our MCR did the first ride for this charity where 98% of the money goes to support, Educate, house, and help our veteran’s find their way back to reality and become citizens again. I hope I will be able to do this ride again. Bill Lunz is a good friend I met doing this ride and helping organize it 4 years ago.
 
This ride starts out at the New Kensington VFW Post 92.
1601 Wildlife Lodge Rd.
New Kensington Pa 15068
 
Registration: 8-10am
Pre-Registration: $20 Rider, 15 Passenger, Day of +$5 for each
Pre-register at vertansplaceevents.org
Parade: Leechburg Rd. Lower Burrel 10:30am Start
 
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2nd. Saturday August 24th
Registration:
8-10am
Kickstands Up: 10:20am
 
OPERATION TROOP APPRECIATION –
 
I do not know anything about this ride other than what the flyer says. I will call the number at the bottom of the flyer to learn about this charity event. The Contact is Sherry Einhaus at 412-973-1831. I will let you know what I find out.
 
Where:
OTA Operations Center
1200 Lebanon Rd, Unit #510
West Mifflin, PA 15122
 
$20 Per Rider, $15 Passenger, Day of Rider $25, Passenger $20, Dinner Only $10
Continental Breakfast, Dinner, 50/50 & Raffle
 
 
The MRC dos not have any rides schedule for the month of August so far.
 
We had a tragic passing of one of our union brothers at Beaver Valley. It saddens me to know that brother Josh Hulings, 40 years old passed away from a heart attack. Leaving a wife and family. I was told Josh was an outstanding husband, father and union brother. Brother Mark Vandenbord mentioned to me today the possibility of doing a fund raising motorcycle ride for his family.  We will be looking into this in the near future and I think this is what UNIONISM is about. Not only organizing to keep our job and a safe work place, but the SOLIDARITY of union Brothers and Sisters coming together to support each other in times of need. I know Mark was at the plant doing a fund raiser for his family and I think we should look at what we might be able to do for our fallen brother’s family as well throughout the union.
 
I would like YOUR input on this matter!!
 
So moving forward the MRC knows how it feels about these issues that will come up time and time again.
 
NOTE: So far I got 2 riders and 2 passengers for the Thunder in the Valley Ride. Take Care and Ride Often and Ride Safe.
 
In Solidarity,
Jonesy