Hog Call - February 2023

Hog Call - February 2023

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Meetings are held at Eastside Harley-Davidson on the last Saturday of the Month.
Social starts at 9:30am, meeting at 10:00am.




We've had a great start to the year, with an excellent response to the January D and membership sign-up in January. Let’s keep that going! Don’t forget to also get your first mileage reading done for the new year.


We have a new Ride 365 goal in 2023 of 350,000 miles! This is a huge goal, but we should be able to reach it readily with greater participation. It’s important to get your first and final mileage readings done for the year. 

Our HOG Manager has committed to giving someone available to enter mileage readings at our meetings. So, as long as you have your bike registered for the mileage program, all you need to do is bring along a photo of its odometer.

The HOG Mileage Program form is available for download from our website and there are paper forms at the dealership.



We had an amazing volunteer effort last year. The following people are recognised for their outstanding effort:
- Ken Lee
- Brian Aleshire
- Stephanie Aleshire
- Mike Chin
- Tom Wilson

Eastside H-D are planning to hold an event each Saturday this year. This will require some coordination for volunteers, so we are looking for someone to be the chapter Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact me if this interests you. [email protected]

We need volunteers for these events:

2/4 Eastside Eats: Lunch

2/11 Fuel the Love

2/18 Mardi Gras

2/25 Eastside Eats: Breakfast



Tony "Bypass" Burton



FEBRUARY Activities

Saturday, 2/11 - 9:00am Officers Meeting

Saturday, 2/11 - 10:00am Chapter Ride from Eastside H-D led by Kerry Skaugset

Sunday, 2/19 - 4:00pm Dinner at McMenamins Woodshop at Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Saturday, 2/25 - 10:00am Chapter Meeting at Eastside H-D .. 

Saturday, 2/25 - MEETING LIVE STREAM

NOTE: I will publish the link to the live stream of the meeting on the ESHOG home page just before 10 am at the beginning of the meeting. To attend people can simpky go to eshog.com and click on the "live now" link....
Frank G. 

Saturday, 2/25 - 11:15am After-meeting Ride led by Tad Turner



Third Sunday Suppers . . . Starting in February I plan on bringing back the dinners we used to have on the weekends. After speaking to many of the members,  during the week does not work for the majority of us. However, we  will have an occasional one during the week. So I’m going to put them on the calendar as “Third Sunday Suppers”.

Sunday, 2/19 - 4:00pm Third Sunday Social at the McMenamins Woodshop at Anderson School. Please remember to RSVP. 

Suggestions Appreciated . . . I would appreciate any suggestions from our  members to suggest their favorite restaurants (in all different areas). Also any activity suggestions would be very much appreciated. 

Tammy B.  



Be safe, be happy! 

The Chapter-Exclusive "Rider Skills Class" for Saturday March 11th is a "GO"!
Details will be added to the event on our calendar. 


I am locking down the final details with WMST. As of the end of the chapter meeting, there are only 2 more seats available to make it a full class of 16 riders! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INTEREST!


I am looking forward to it, and thank you Eastside HOG Chapter for your support!


Arndt H.




Ride 365: You’ve probably already read our posts on Ride 365, and on behalf of the Eastside Chapter, we really want to keep the momentum going from last year. So please TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR CURRENT MILEAGE AND VIN (if your vin is not on your form) and bring it into the dealership when you can! That picture counts as the start when you fill out the normal form!

I’d like to thank again the following riders for riding to at least 10 of the 12 D’s in 2022. That is deeply appreciated to see you all get out that much and I feel all the D pictures INSPIRE us to get out and ride! The first 3 riders below were a perfect 12 for 12!


Regarding the February D, this is the first of more to come mixed into some of the monthly D’s that will have something in common with Harley Davidson’s 120th year anniversary! 

The February destination is the Snoqualmie Train Depot located at 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065.

Just like H-D is celebrating 120 years, The City of Snoqualmie is celebrating incorporating in 1903 – 120 years as well!! The small old B/W picture of the train depot is circa 1903!

Snoqualmie was a small rustic community known for logging, farming, and scenic Snoqualmie Falls for nearly all its first 100 years – and now look!

Get a pic of yourself, your bike, and the Train Depot in the background for a chance at a $25 gift card at our upcoming chapter meeting! Send it to [email protected] or post it on our ES Roadhog Facebook group! You have until February 24th to complete this destination.

Ken A.




 Membership Forms:

Everyone needs to complete a 2023 Membership Form.

Our chapter must obtain a current Chapter Membership Enrollment form from you to maintain your active status in our Chapter. Your national membership must be current prior to sending in your form. If you are not sure when your membership expires, or can’t remember your National Member ID, you can log into the National HOG site to obtain it.   

SIGN the Membership Form (can't be electronic signature, must be hand signed original)  Please complete the form, bring it with you or mail your form to the dealership at: Eastside HOG, C/O Eastside Harley Davidson, 2350 136th PL NE Bellevue, WA 98005 OR drop the form at the Dealership in our drop box at the reception desk. If you have questions, please contact me at [email protected]

Spotlight on Members

I’d love to get a picture of you and your bike and maybe a sentence or two of what you’ve enjoyed about the chapter so far, or maybe your favorite ride or fun fact about yourself? If you are an “oldbe”, we would like to get a pic of you too along with a blurb about yourself you would like to share with the chapter.

Welcome to the following new members for January:

- Chris Barton
- Marcey Skelton
- Dean Walter 
- Mohammed Alzahrani
- Megan Casperson 
- Bill Capron 

Thank You All,

Lanelle B.


Look forward to riding with the Eastside Hog Chapter!  

Chris B.


Roasted already!

Bill C.


No Comment . . . I want a lawer

Dean W.


As always, I am happy to answer any questions. 

Steve B.





When We Are Needed Most

I wanted to share a message of gratitude that comes from Brittany Rawson - widow of Andrew Rawson with you. This exemplifies exactly what the Biker Community does best: We come together when we are needed most.

For those who may not know, former Eastside Harley and Destination Harley employee Andrew Rawson was killed on his motorcycle in San Francisco on December 7th, 2022. At only 29 years old, Andrew left behind his wife Britanny and their four children ages 18 months to 7 years old. His father Scott Rawson worked here as Service Manager, and his two brothers Scotty and Mike worked here as well, along with Scott’s wife Tricia Rawson. This last summer the entire family moved to the Bay area to take new positions in a family of five dealerships. Andrew was on his way to work when the accident occurred.


Kerry “Kry Baby” Skaugset



Know of an upcoming MC event that you want to share? Send the skinny to your editor and we will include it for other chapter members to consider.

For those who are interested, here is a link to the Puget Sound HOG Chapter’s January Newsletter.


NORTH Meets SOUTH 2023 ...

June 1st – 4th, Reno NV


Thursday, June 1 4pm - 7pm Packet pick-up for registered NMS participants at Reno Harley Davidson, 2315 Market St., Reno 775-473-9613; for questions on NMS call 775-846-2811 8pm - 10:00pm Continued packet pick-up for registered NMS participants at Sands Casino by Hotel Desk

If you have any other questions you may direct them to Al Babb.  He is the director of the Reno chapter and is handling registration along with calls and emails. You may also write to:

North Meets South 2023 c/o Al Babb

3983 S. McCarran Blvd #516, Reno, Nevada 89502

Call or Text me @ 775-846-2811 or [email protected].



Eastside Chapter #5389


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A Few of our H.O.G. Chapter Neighbors:

Great Northwest Chapter #3169 

Puget Sound Chapter # 4767 

North Cascades Hog Chapter # 476701

Tacoma HOG Chapter #5380 

Silverdale Hog Chapter #3500 

Seattle Hog Chapter #4486 


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