Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 2015

The Palm Beach Knights Newsletter

The Knights Table

Monthly Newsletter December 2015

Greetings from your President   

A very happy holidays to all the Knights. I hope this coming year brings everyone health and happiness!! My wish for this year is to see more Knights come to our events. You are what makes this club great!!!

 Here some highlights of what we have been up to.

Knights, as you can see by this newsletter, our "story" is sometimes told by the pictures that we take. I'd like to invite everyone to take photos of what we makes for a good Tale(tail)!!

CORE Members, 
We need Tailgunners, and Road Capt. 
see Will .

While we try to mix up our rides as much as possible, it's highly unlikely that I'm going to please everyone all the time. I hope everyone has been enjoying the rides that  have been on our schedule so far. I am always looking for feedback and new ideas. Your participation is what makes this club great.

Knights, if you are reading this and would like to see it continue, please let me know. I'm starting to think that about 4 people read this and I'm the 4th!!!

Join me in welcoming  our newest Knight

Richard Dipietro

Presently freezing em off in Boston.....we'll see him on a ride soon.

Joel Havens 12/25/73
Vic Piorro 12/1/60

We have been having some great rides  TIMES !!!!!!

We had just an awesome weekend!! The weather was very wet all the way up to Orlando, but then it cleared up just for us. The President of the Central Florida chapter Neal "Stogie" took us for a great ride Saturday that included the
Ocala Forest and outlying roads.  Friday night we had just way too much fun as we made our way to Historic downtown. There I found the old town Christmas that I was looking for. We found the entire town square lit up with Christmas lights and people everywhere having a ball!! I felt as if I was in the movie "it's a wonderful life".  We then had a very tasty meal in a cajun place that was just great. After, we headed back to an evening of adult beverages and cigars. Just a great time....and the hotel gets 5 stars from me.

The Knights were there to help place wreaths for our vets as we did with the flags on Memorial Day. A few even went very early the day before to escort the wreaths. 

Richard Cupini said "A great cause and event and ride."

Bills  Toy Run
An annual event for the Knights. We usually start the day by having breakfast and then heading over to the Fair Grounds for the staging. There are always great people and all kinds of bikes to see.  I think Vern talk to all 2000+ people there. Vern also was very kind and made sure that the police officers along the route got a candy the back, but he just doesn't know his own strength!!......OY
We also met and signed up a new member "Rich" from Boston( well, no body's perfect) we hope to see him on rides as soon as he returns from the frozen North.  While they didn't make it to breakfast, it was good to see Joe and Vern there. Squirrel was very Knightly, and picked up a passenger that needed a ride. Always nice to see those trucks filled with toys!! I hope more Knights make it next year.

Knights Holiday Party
What can I say, it was a blast! It is always good to see everyone with their families. This year we had a new location that worked out very well. I think everyone came away with a gift from the club and had a great time with the gift exchange. I think Joel made out the best, he won a new helmet for a door prize and won the 50/50 for $85!! Way to go Joel....hope we see you riding soon!! Nice to see Marc Sultan and his Grandson, it was a pleasure to meet that young man! Topcat came even though he was hurting....thank you! We had some special guest, Jim Parrish and his wife were nice enough to join us and of course our Central Florida Chapter President Neal " Stogies" Alvanos came all the way south to be with us. I want to thank everyone that made this years party so great!!

Marc Sultan said "We had a GREAT time , a well run event, Will and his family put on a Fantastic event. Only enhanced by our wonderful members."

Neal Alvanos said "The Knights holiday party always puts me in the season's spirit. Thanks to all for making me feel so welcome and best wishes to all for a joyful holiday."

MJ said "Great time..well worth my drive up! Good to see everyone again. Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday."

Ok Corral Gun Club

This one ended up being Skip and I with my daughter riding with me and my wife caging behind us. It was a great day to relax and shoot. We all had a great time, and the buffet was one of the best.

Skip Commagere said "It was a little light in attendance but a great ride and shoot. Perfect crisp weather. The food was very good and the service was nice. Another Great day with the knights.

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