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Offline HawkGTRider

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STAR 2017
« on: June 28, 2016, 07:19:44 AM »
The announcement has been made...
STAR 2017 will be in Colorado Springs, CO on June 11-15. I'm ready!


We'll be staying at the Hotel Elegante. It has over 500 rooms, so no one will need to be in any kind of overflow housing. Yeah!


Nice hotel in a great location. Sounds like a winner.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 07:24:50 AM by HawkGTRider »
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 08:38:36 AM »
Yes! Colorado and not Avon! Don't get me wrong but I've been to Avon too many times so I will love this!

Geoffrey shouldn't this announcement be in another thread other than Event Reports?

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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 09:36:57 AM »
That sounds great! I hope to be able to make it.

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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 10:16:46 AM »
More appropriate as an event report, here are some notes on the member's meeting at STAR...

President Dennis Villarose introduced each of the Executive Board members.

Door prize winners are posted on the door of room 217 around the corner from the desk. Times to pick up any item you won are posted in the schedule of events.

Sanctioned events for the rest of the calendar year were highlighted.

Dennis highlighted the seminars scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Vice President Ann Redner presented several opportunities for volunteers. They include the national event coordinator (after 10+ years, Jon Sr and Janet Campbell are stepping down), STAR registrar (Harry Hemstreet is stepping down after 10 years, but he would be pleased to work with someone new for next year's STAR to help ease the transition), and Michigan state director.

We have new Dan Clark fund coordinators, and the checks for items submitted are scheduled to go out around the end of July.

Awards
The MSTA State Director of the Year award was presented to Patrick Mogavero of Kentucky.
The MSTA State Newsletter of the Year was awarded to Don Moe of Florida.
The MSTA State Web Site of the Year was presented to Van VanSteelant and Kim Longacre of Florida.

Membership report
Mike Tissandier, our membership director, announced that due to a system crash early in the year, several hundred renewal reminders have just recently gone out. Our membership currently stands at around 1300.
The vast majority of new members come to the club through recruitment by current members.
We are looking at signing up for an automated service to handle some of the membership duties, and we need additional volunteers to assist with mailings, etc.

After a brief question and answer session, we adjourned to the ice cream social provided by the hotel.
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 07:27:47 AM »
Good report!


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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 10:41:15 PM »
I'm sure I'm not the only person that's done this (well...maybe), but I took a look in Google Earth at the site of STAR 2017. I've attached a screen shot from the main entrance of the hotel, and it appears finding a convenient gas station won't be a problem. There are Conoco and Shell stations on either side of the main entrance to the Hotel Elegante. And it's right next to I-25, so getting in and out of town shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 06:08:50 AM »
Thank you for both the report and the view of the Hotel for 2017. Shouldn't the report have been posted in STAR 2016? Oh well anyway... It looks like it will be very easy to get lost inside the Hotel Elegante!


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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 10:27:35 AM »
Thank you for both the report and the view of the Hotel for 2017. Shouldn't the report have been posted in STAR 2016? Oh well anyway... It looks like it will be very easy to get lost inside the Hotel Elegante!


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Brick, he did. I believe Geoffrey did a cut and paste and put it here too. :)
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 02:21:15 PM »
NO-MAR Tire Changers: YES will be at STAR in 2017 yea!!!!!
I have already made our reservations.  PLEASE IF YOU CAN PRE ORDER TIRES from us for this event to make sure we have the tires you would want.  Thank you and looking forward to it.  Say nothing about the truck........shhh
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 02:29:57 PM »
NO-MAR Tire Changers: YES will be at STAR in 2017 yea!!!!!
I have already made our reservations.  PLEASE IF YOU CAN PRE ORDER TIRES from us for this event to make sure we have the tires you would want.  Thank you and looking forward to it.  Say nothing about the truck........shhh
Best Regards,
SueZQ or AKA Piglet
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Yea!!!! Yippie! Sue that's fantastic news! But I can't pre-order tires... don't know what bike I'll have next June!  =8>)
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Re: STAR 2017
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 02:40:42 PM »
My standard MO for getting to some far-flung places has generally been to get there in a hurry via big roads. Finally, at a different point in my life, I find that I have a bit more time for getting from one place to another, and I chose to avoid the interstate for the most part while traveling from East Tennessee to Colorado Springs for STAR. I've kind of gotten into collecting National Park Service passport stamps, and my plan for both my east and west bound routes were inspired to collected as many stamps as possible while not getting too crazy (my time isn't unlimited).


While my path of travel was mostly different for the two directions, I made an exception for Missouri. US160 was just too nice.
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