by Vicki Gesner
Most Motor Maids here in Atlantic Canada are suffering from PMS these days -- Parked Motorcycle Syndrome. Symptoms include staring wistfully at the parked bike in the garage, trying on gear, going to motorcycle shows, planning upcoming trips, and generally trying to keep oneself occupied until warmer temperatures come this way and our rides can come out of hibernation. This winter, in particular, has been cold and snowy. Thankfully, former DD Anne Colton-Weeden helps keep our spirits up with her Countdown to Spring Face Book posts. It's less than fifty days now (!)
There are a couple of upcoming motorcycle shows in the area that ACMMs will be attending. We'll have booths set up in Moncton February 14th - 16th and in Halifax from March 21st - 23rd. Another annual upcoming event will take place in May and, while it's not an official Motor Maid event, we always represent the bulk of women motorcyclists at International Female Ride Day. Last year the event was well-covered in local media and we welcomed several new members following the event. Ann Savoy-MacKelvie organized an amazing weekend last year that encompassed three provinces in one day and this year promises to be a truly international experience.
Current DD Denise Pelrine braved flight delays and stormy weather in January to attend her first Motor Maid Executive meeting in Daytona and came back brimming with even more enthusiasm than usual. In fact, several of our Motor Maid sisters are enjoying warmer climes this time of year, but we're confident they'll return to the Great White North too. In fact, we're all very excited about hosting the 75th Annual MM Convention in 2015 and have begun fundraising efforts in earnest. One such effort has already been a success; every purchase of Dizolve laundry sheets sees a few dollars come our way. They were a great choice for holiday gift-giving this year and, because they are dry and portable, are an excellent choice for distance riders. Please do check out the product:
These little laundry sheets work great and, with each purchase, you know you are supporting a worthy cause.