Activities Update December 2022

Well it's hard to believe the year is almost over. We have had some fun and ridden some miles! Some of us have certainly gotten to know each other a little better. I look forward to another year of fun activities with you. Hopefully you will be able to participate in a lot of them.

For December, since the weather SUCKS, we only have the Chapter meeting on the 10th and the Christmas Party on the 17th.

For the Chapter meeting, we will be introducing something new. Hollywood has the Oscars, Broadway has the Tonys, the music industry has the Grammys. We are introducing the HOGgies. We will have ballots for various categories that you will nominate appropriate Chapter Member for to receive an official HOGgy Certificate. Some of the categories will be Cleanest and Dirtiest Bikes, Best Road Trip this year, Most helpful Member. There will be other categories, but you get the idea. Winning certificates will be presented at the Christmas Party.

Now, speaking of the Christmas Party….

Plans have been made to have it at the VFW on December 17. Mingling begins at 6 with dinner at 7. Dinner will be smoked Roast Beef. The bar will be open should you choose to imbibe. The cost is $40 per person. You can pay at the Chapter meeting next week or, if you RSVP by Sunday, the 11th, you can pay at the door. ONLY IF YOU HAVE RSVP’d. We do need an accurate head count please! You can email, call or text me for your RSVP if you can’t make the meeting on the 10th.

Reservations have been made for our annual New Years Day breakfast at the Powerhouse Grill at 10:00am. If the weather is decent (big IF!) we will have a ride to the Teapot Dome in Zillah to (hopefully) be the first HOG members in the country to get photos there for the 10 Rides for ’23 Challenge.

I hope you all have a very joyous holiday season. Hope to see all of you at the Christmas Party at the very least.

- Activities Officer


Ride 365 Mileage Program

OdometerWhat is Ride 365?

Ride 365 is the Official Mileage Recognition Program for H.O.G.®, The Official Riding Club of Harley-Davidson. Ride 365 includes the existing lifetime recognition and two new programs—Annual Recognition and an annual Chapter Challenge.

Visit your local H-D Dealer to learn more about the fun, comradery and excitement you could be having by joining a H.O.G. chapter and participating in the H.O.G. Mileage Recognition Program (Ride365) which rewards you for doing what you love--riding your Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Why are we doing it?

To encourage you to focus on the reason you own H-D® motorcycles—to ride them!  There are also rewards and recognition offered.

What’s in it for me as a H.O.G. member?

• Celebrate good times—log your miles and be recognized
• Track your riding experience—rack up miles and celebrate the milestones
• Contribute to your Chapter’s Challenge mileage goal—have fun as you strengthen your chapter

How will mileage be tracked?

You must have your odometer mileage validated at your H-D® dealership at the beginning of the calendar year.  After that, you can return to the dealer throughout the year to add to your
total annual mileage. Your miles will also be added to your lifetime total and tracked as part of the lifetime program.

Can I enter mileage myself?

To maintain the integrity of the program, mileage must be read and entered at an authorized Harley-Davidson® dealership.  Please turn in your odometer miles to Carmen at Apple State H-D for the Ride 365 tally.

Further details can be found at the web-site link above or the Ride365 PDF document FAQ found here.

If interested in details or participating, please contact our Activities Officer, Frank Orlando.  activities@yakima-hog.com

- Activities


HOG Dam!

WA Boundary DamThe event starts March 1st.  Join others for rides and obtain pictures of dams to compete for recognition and prizes.

If interested in details or participating, please contact our Activities Officer, Frank Orlando.



UPDATE as of 5/27/2022: 

There have been 156 dam photos submitted so far for HOG Dam! Some crazy guy is in the lead with 34, Malcolm has 22, Jimmy Benge has 17 and Herman Weber has 15.

Since we have a few new members now, let me explain that HOG Dam! is a Chapter photo challenge for the year. For a $10 buy-in, you can go to any dam, anywhere, and take a picture of your bike next to some identifying feature, usually a sign that says the name of the dam. If there is no sign, get creative. A picture of the dam with a screenshot of your GPS location works. For every different dam you visit you will get a raffle ticket at our holiday party for Apple State Gift Cards. The prize money will be the total of all of the cards sold divided into $25 increments with a $50 grand prize that will be drawn from the top 10 place finishers.

- Activities


Yakima Valley HOG Chapter Renewal & Enrollment, 2022.

Membership Enrollment Form

You will find the Chapter Membership Enrollment Form & Release for you to print under documents, fill out and return to the Yakima Valley HOG Chapter. This form will renew your membership in the local chapter. Please complete BOTH sides of this form and return it, along with your $15 annual dues ($25 for couples) to:

      • Mail to:  Ron Profit, 2259 Maryhill Stree SE, East Wenatchee, WA 988902

      • Please return this form no later than January 31, 2022.

Please note that you must be a National HOG member in order to be a member of the local HOG chapter, so please be certain that your National membership is up-to-date (if you are a current National member, you should be receiving a renewal form in the mail). If you are not a current National member or have not received a renewal notice, you can go to: members.hog.com and sign up or renew your National membership.

As usual, we will NOT share your information with any outside organizations, other than the national Harley Owners Group.

Thanks for your participation, and happy holidays to you and your family!

- Membership


New Officers for 2022!

Chuck Martin – New Director

Holly Tull – Assist Director

Irving Hernandez – Photographer

Deb Hurlburt – Secretary

John Tull – Treasurer (Interim)

Bree Turner – Ladies of Harley

Ron Profit – Membership

Frank Orlando – Activity Director

Duane Worrell – Safety

Jim Bush - Historian

Danny Brite – Road Captain

Jamie Rodriguez – Dealership Owner

Thank you to the previous and continuing officers for your service.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the next regular HOG meetings at the Dealership.

- Thank You


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Reasoning behind the H.O.G.

The Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.®) is an organization founded and sponsored by Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The Group was established to offer motorcycling benefits and services to Harley-Davidson enthusiasts throughout the
world, and to develop a close relationship between the Harley-Davidson rider, the Harley-Davidson® Dealership, and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

The opportunity for a authorized Harley-Davidson Dealership to start an independent Chapter affiliated with the Harley Owners Group is offered to bring members together for the common interest of promoting motorcycling activities. As a benefit of membership, a H.O.G.® member may join any chartered H.O.G.® Chapter. The intent of the Chapter is to “Ride and Have Fun” with like-minded individuals who have a passion for riding Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and the HarleyDavidson® brand. The Chapter shall be a family-oriented, non-political and non-religious organization.


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