Pioneer Chapter Riders Club Meeting
Lorn Hermann’s House 16Mar2014

John Jones brought the meeting to order.
Membership Report - Dues for 2014 are $25. Send your 2014 dues to Paul Michels - 41627 Ottawa Road - St Peter  MN 56082.  You can contact Paul at or 507-340-3095.  If you send a check make it out to the Pioneer Chapter Riders Club.  The 2014 Membership Gift is a 15 year Pioneer Chapter pin.
Treasurers Report - Paul Michels reported no changes.  The treasury is in good shape. 
Old Business
The 2014 Pioneer Chapter Riders Club Rally was discussed.  
- The dates are July 9-13, 2014.   
- We will plan on meeting on July 9th Wednesday at North Star Power Sports in Albert Lea like usual.  Americas Best Value Inn at Albert Lea - phone 507-372-6471.  
- Thursday night July 10th we will be at the Americinn at Winona MN - phone 507-457-0249.  Doug and Jesse Bruns will help map out the route from Albert Lea to Winona.
- Friday we are planning on having a Poker Run this year in route to St Peter.  Paul Michels, Loren Herrmann and Adam will help map out the ride from Winona to St Peter.
- The Rally will be based at the Americinn in St Peter MN Friday thru Saturday July 11th & 12th, - phone 507-931-6554.  They provide Free, Hot, Home-Style Breakfast - Free, Hotel-Wide, High-Speed Internet - Indoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna and  Whirlpool & Fireplace Suites are available.   
- Locher Bros Beer Dist is going to sponsor the Rally and make up banners for all our various stops.
- All plans/ideas are tentative at this time so if you have input let us know.
- An E-mail only Rally Brochure for the 2014 Rally is planned.
- The Rally shirts for 2014 have been ordered, paid for, and will use designs similar to  previous Shirts.
- Cost for the 2014 Rally will be $50.
- Rooms have been blocked for Pioneer Chapter Riders Club or PCRC at the above mentioned motels so you can call and make your reservations, the sooner the better.  Be sure to mention Pioneer Chapter Riders Club or PCRC.
New Business -
Election of Officers - We have elected the new club officers as followed.  Director - Chuck Barsness, Secretary - Adam Herrmann, and a new Membership Chairman - John Jones.
Discussion - The officers discussed further on having more riding/activities other than just the Annual Rally during 2014.  We also discussed having a rally at Phoenix Bike Week which will be held the first weekend of April 2015.  Please let us know if you have ideas.  There was discussion about having a fall ride to the Brainerd area.  More discussion at next meeting
Bylaws - There was discussion and recommendations for changes to the Pioneer Chapter Bylaws.  There will be further discussion at the next meeting.
It was decided to change our name from Pioneer Chapter Excelsior-Henderson® Riders Club to Pioneer Chapter Riders Club (PCRC).
Moving in the right direction - A new member with a un-registered bike just joined the club.  Four new members that have not had a membership in the past 3 years have re-joined the Pioneer Chapter Riders Club.  The 2014 Holiday Get-together party in February was the biggest turn out ever.
Next Meetings
For the April Meeting we are planning a ride Saturday April 19th in conjunction with The Annual Flood Run which is the 3rd Saturday of April.  We plan to meet at the American Legion at Hastings at 8 AM for a breakfast meeting.  
- John has confirmed the Legion opens at 7:00 am serving food.
- We will be leaving the American Legion at 9:30 am.
- We will be at Diamond Bluff approximately 11:00am
- Be at Nelson Wisconsin from 12:15 to 1:30 pm.
- After Nelson everyone can go their own way
The May Meeting will be held at Noon Sunday May 18th at Minnesota Super X located at 301 N Main St, Le Sueur, MN 56058
The June Meeting will be held on Saturday June 14th at Paul Michels home at 41627 Ottawa Road St Peter MN 56082. 507-340-3095.  Tour of Redman club, Lone star, AmericanInn Hotel for the upcoming rally.

Misc -
Pioneer Chapter Owned Super X Tools - Buck Bailey has the Pioneer Chapter owned tools and now has the Time-Sert front and back drain plug repair kits available.  There will be a nominal cost for the inserts.  Just contact Buck at or 952-440-9989 as they are available for use by any of our members.

- If you have a new E-Mail address, new mailing address, or phone number changes please forward them to me.
Also Note - This will be the last minutes mailing this year unless you rejoin the Pioneer Chapter.
These minutes were recorded by Adam Herrmann.
Chuck Barsness
Pioneer Chapter Secretary
428 Orchard Lane
So St Paul MN 55075-1811