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|Rotarians, Riders, Friends,
Thank you to the leadership of the 17 geographic chapters of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians for voting me the opportunity to represent IFMR as president 2015-2018.
The IFMR is one of the largest of the 64 Rotary Fellowships with 2150 members in 29 different countries. We know that many more Rotarian riders are not yet members and our responsibility rests with demonstrating to them the fun, fellowship, skill and knowledge trading and service accomplishments that they would enjoy as full members. And yes, we welcome them on every ride/event that is held.
Membership is open and inviting to riders of every make and model machine. Whether one is an Iron Butt rider doing 1,000+ miles each day or most satisfied with a 200-300 circular route you are welcomed as a member.
Great friendships have developed between riders both within countries and between distant continents; a true Rotary Exchange. Rotary and riding is the glue that molds them together. I have witnessed IFMR to be Rotary’s greatest membership retention tool as it is the very rare rider who drops out.
Service activities are common and encouraged within IFMR, the most popular being raising awareness and funds for polio eradication.
I will be riding with you, preparing information booths at district conferences, President-Elect Training Seminars, Zone Institutes and the International convention. Join with me during the year but especially in June, Rotary Fellowships Month by inviting riders in your Rotary club and surrounding Rotary clubs to have a ride-in show prior to the scheduled Rotary meeting.
Come ride with me,
Raymond E. Plue
PDG Raymond Plue
International President 2015-2018
RC Columbia South
Columbia, Missouri, USA
|Dear rotarians, dear visitors,
A big Aussie G'day, to my fellow IFMR members worldwide and visitors to our Fellowship,
I'm very pleased to be serving the Fellowship as the international secretary IFMR 2016-2019. Please take some time to have a look at the activities of our Chapters from around the globe.
While I do still have a 'JOB' and haven't yet entered that dreamtime period of the Retiree, I commit to prioritising my time to assist all those that ask for it (on IFMR matters) and ensuring the lines of communication flow smoothly. The one think I ask of our Chapter secretaries/presidents is that you respond at your earliest convenience to requests, which I expect will be limited, even if just to confirm you received the communication and don't have any comment. That'll save me annoying you with continual follow up messages.
If anyone has any comments on, or contributions to, the content of this homepage, please do not hesitate to send it through. The more interesting we can make it, the more that members will use it.
Peter M J Brown
PS. Please remember if you're visiting another Chapter's area, to make contact beforehand so some fellowship can be arranged. I really enjoyed meeting those IFMR members (and friends of IFMR) who participated in the 2017 International Ride in Australia (IFMR AIR17). *Look for the ride report on the Australian Chapter web site. I highly recommend you consider participating in an international ride, if you possibly can.
Peter M J Brown
International Secretary 2016-2019
RC of Caboolture