Bill Stankiewicz Copy Of 2010 Chrome Diva Newsletter
Spring 2010 Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1
In This Issue ... Welcome to the First Edition of the National Newsletter!
Welcome ..................... 1 Well, technically it isn’t the “first” … we had a few national newsletters “back in the
New Changes .............. 1 day,” but they kind of fizzled out. We’re bringing back this great tradition with the
hope of providing articles about different chapter activities that will inspire other chap‐
Board of Directors ...... 1
ters with ideas for rides, activities, and events. We’re looking forward to contributions
Executive Board ......... 2
from your chapters and hope to report on as many as possible. This is our first shot at
Regional Map ............. 5 this, so please let us know if you have any suggestions for our “new” newsletter!
Regional Directors ...... 6
Support Staff ............ 10 Exciting New Changes to “Our” Organization ...
Meet & Greet ........... 11
Chrome Divas is truly ex‐ One of the biggest changes
Divas on CBS ............. 12 cited about the new direc‐ to the organization is in the
Welcome Your Input .. 2 1 tion of our organization. way in which it is run.
We say “our” because it is There is now a Board of
What is a just that … every member is Directors, made up from its
Chrome Diva? a stakeholder of the organi‐ members, which includes Another change is bringing
zation and each chapter an Executive Board, Re‐ back the national member‐
We would like to know represents an extension of gional and Support Staff. ship dues. Originally annual
what being a Chrome Diva the mission of the organiza‐ With this new structure, we national dues of $25/year
means to you. We will tion as a whole. It is the will have better resources were charged per member
post your quotes in a members of this organiza‐ for the organization and its and then later changed to
special section in future tion that makes it what it is members. chapter dues only. The
newsletters. Please send … the best female motorcy‐ The Board has secured new $15/year membership
your thoughts to Jeanne cle organization of all time! 501(c)(7) non‐profit status dues will be used to fund
(IronHeart@comcast.net). for the group. Read more the new website and keep
about this non‐profit status track of members. In re‐
turn, members will receive
Remember ... on the next page!
more benefits than before!
“The achievements of They’re also working on
an organization are the National By‐laws and guide‐ We hope you’re excited
lines for chapters. about these changes too!
results of the combined The Board welcomes your
effort of each individual.” feedback anytime.
‐Vince Lombardi New Board of Directors ...
The new Board of Direc‐ The goal of the Board is charitable giving, commu‐
tors consists of the Execu‐ to continue to strengthen nity support, and of course
Contact Us ... tive Board (see next page), the Diva sisterhood and riding and having fun!
Newsletter Editor: four Regional Directors build an active member‐ Congratulations to our
Jeanne Giuliani and Assistant Directors (in ship throughout the coun‐ new Board members!
(IronHeart@comcast.net) the next pages), who are try and beyond. They
Assistant Editor: supported by the Editor aspire to make the Chrome Meet them in the follow‐
Debi “Dixxee” Crowder and Assistant Editor (in the Divas synonymous with ing pages!
(firstname.lastname@example.org) pages after that!).
Meet the Executive Board
The Executive Board consists of the Executive Director, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. They are supported
by four Regional Directors, Assistant Regional Directors, an Editor, and Assistant Editor. These committed women are
dedicated to leading the organization into the future.
The Executive Board has recently secured the Chrome Divas as a non‐profit 501(c)(7) organization. A 501(c)
(7) corporation is a “social club” that is granted nonprofit status by the IRS, a special designation that exempts it from
some federal taxes. By law, a 501(c)(7) “social club” must be organized for "pleasure, recreation and other similar non‐
profitable purposes." As with all 501(c) corporations, a 501(c)(7) “social club” cannot generate profits for its owners.
The organization must derive at least 65 percent of its gross income from membership dues. We are not a charity
organization and do not accept donations. Chapters maintain their own bank accounts and operate independently of
Chrome Divas, Inc. It is up to each chapter to decide if they wish to apply for a non‐profit status with the IRS.
Instead of “National” being the point of contact, the Board will be able to lead chapters and provide assistance when a
chapter has a question or a concern that arises in their area. They will lead by example and be a mentor.
The following pages contain short biographies on each Board member so you can get to know them a little better!
Kristen Wofford, Executive Director
I started riding in 2001. I had always wanted to ride my own motorcycle but never
quite found the time or money to purchase one! After finishing school and starting my
career as a court reporter, I decided it was time. I took a safety course and got my
endorsement and my motorcycle all the same week. I rode with a small group. We
were 8 married couples and all of us ladies were passengers. Once I started riding my
own, the other women in our group thought, "Well, if Kristen can do it, anybody
can!" So within a couple of months our small group of 8 bikes going out to dinner
multiplied to 16! We all wondered how many other women were like us, desiring to
ride but just didn't do it. So we decided to start a riding group for women because
surely there were other women out there that rode or wanted to ride like we did.
We were volunteering at the Rally In Tally in 2002 when we were asked if we'd like to
have a booth to promote our group. We thought, what a great idea! So we opened up
membership to all women to join us. Looking back, never would I have imagined
Chrome Divas to be where it is today! From the day I launched www.chromedivas.com
I was ecstatic to see five hits a day. Today's numbers are over 300 hits a day!
People often ask me, as the founder, how it feels to have started something like the Chrome Divas. Proud would be
one word to sum it up. I am not proud of myself, I am proud of all the members and the directors who give the
Chrome Divas a positive name. This organization truly would not be what it is without the members who have a pas‐
sion for riding and giving back to the community. I am excited about the new organization of Chrome Divas and am
looking forward to more events, more camaraderie and more chapters on the horizon!
Clutch, Throttle, Ride … Chrome Diva Style!
Jan Myers, Chair
I guess you might have heard this before, but for me it speaks volumes
about the Chrome Divas … joining the Divas changed my life. I was lucky
enough to retire (or quit, depending on how you look at it) from working in
1999. I spent a few years dabbling as a consultant for several manufacturers
before having enough. After all those years on the work train, needless to
say, I was a little lost. But with the Chrome Divas I found a lifetime commit‐
ment to helping make a difference in the community and the good part is …
I get to have fun at the same time.
After many years of not having a motorcycle (kids took precedent), my son
bought his dad a beautiful Custom Harley Softail. Somehow my butt didn’t
quite fit on the back so I took the safety course and began riding my own in
2001. I still wonder, what took me so long to ride my own motorcycle, I love
it. I was driving my husband crazy to ride, ride, ride so I think he was
relieved when I was introduced to the Chrome Divas website by a friend and
found other women riders in Jacksonville to hang out with.
I joined the Chrome Divas in 2003, activated the dormant Jacksonville Chapter and served as Secretary for 2 years.
After a parting of the ways in 2005, I am very proud to have been involved in the organization and growth of the Jack‐
sonville Beaches Chapter. After a year as Secretary, I have served as Director for the past 4 years. I take great pride in
the accomplishments we have achieved. Having the responsibilities of Director gave me a purpose and I take pleasure
in guiding and organizing our chapter to make a difference in our community.
With my Diva sisters, I have ridden the entire Blue Ridge Parkway from NC to VA, trekked to Eureka Springs, Arkansas
and created lifetime bonds and unbelievable memories. I am blessed with so many great friends and I can credit the
Chrome Divas with helping us connect. What an outstanding bunch of women!
I am honored to be appointed Chair of the Chrome Divas Board of Directors. I pledge to work hard and listen well to
achieve the goals set by the organization. Realizing that it is impossible to please everyone, I will dedicate myself to
making decisions based on the best interest of the Chrome Divas. I am excited to work with the appointed Board to
make our vision a reality.
Diva Jan Myers, Jacksonville, FL, Chair of the Board, Chrome Divas, Inc.
Jennifer Samioglou, Vice Chair
Jennifer joined Chrome Divas in 2004 and was elected to the role of Assistant Director
of the newly formed Jacksonville Beaches chapter in 2005 where she served until be‐
coming Treasurer for 2008 and 2009. She is back to serving as Assistant Director of her
chapter. She is experienced in the area of human resources and will be a great asset to
the organization. Jan and Jennifer have
worked side by side over the past several
years and have been an integral part of the
success of their chapter. Together they make
a great team.
Nicole Seta (a/k/a Charley), Secretary
Nicole is the founder and has been the Director of the Cincinnati Ohio's
Chrome Diva Chapter for the past four years. She has helped open and estab‐
lish the Dayton Ohio Chapter, Northern Kentucky Chapter, Two Rivers, KY,
Chapter, and now Ohio’s newest chapter, Columbus. She has a great relation‐
ship with all 5 chapters and still to this day, keeps in touch, rides together and
inspires them to get more involved with their community by holding Meet n’
Greets and chapter rides.
She is known for her chapter to hold the one and only Night Run. Her chapter
takes a ride along the Ohio River with 100+ riders and the moonlight! This
ride and all other Cincy events benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cincinnati. Her chapters have raised $40,000
for Susan G. Komen and other events they're involved in.
Nicole has a unique motorcycle. She has been riding a custom Kawasaki Vulcan for 7 years now. It's been modified
from head to toe. It is covered with Gems purchased at Hobby Lobby. lol. Her now former husband had a guitar in
which was covered with the gems. When lying in bed, she looked over and said "I want my bike like that." So, they
began sticking them on one at a time. It took 40 hours and she still has more to put on. She is working on more modi‐
fications to the rear end (bigger tire, etc). We're looking forward to the changes.
She is the mother first, of her awesome children, Hailey (16), Giuliana (3) and is currently 4 1/2 mos. pregnant and also
took in two step‐children Donny (11) and Emma (6). Needless to say, she has her hands full along with her chapter.
Her 16 yr. old daughter aspires to become a Diva in one‐half years. She currently rides dirt bikes for practice.
Nicole loves the sisterhood and camaraderie stemmed from her chapter and chapter sisters. Her chapter would tell
you that they couldn’t do what they do without her dedication and commitment. Nicole brings that commitment and
dedication to the Board and will be a driving force for the future of the Chrome Divas.
Christina Dravetsky, Treasurer
Christina has been an active member of the Sierra Foothills Chapter in Northern
California since February 2008. In 2009, she held the position of Treasurer and
has been elected Director for 2010. She’s been riding since 2000 and rides a
2003 Anniversary Edition 1200 Custom Harley‐Davidson. Christina is also an
active member of the Sac Valley Chrome Diva's and helps fill one of the roles of a
Road Captain, encouraging the new women riders to follow their passion of
becoming a female motorcycle rider (Chrome Diva, Motorcycle Rider!!!!). Along
with her passion for motorcycling, and the Chrome Divas, Christina brings 18+
years of bank management and business experience to the Treasurer
position and will be an important asset to our future and growth.
Did You Know?
May is National Motorcycle Safety Month
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
has designated May as Motorcycle Safety Month. Their 2010
“Share the Road” campaign is to remind drivers to be cognizant
of motorcycle riders during the busier summer riding months.
Their motorcycle safety program focuses on three areas:
preventing crashes, preventing crash-related injuries, and
limiting the seriousness of these injuries through appropriate
emergency medical response. Visit their website at
www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles where you can download
posters and tools from their campaign planner.
Meet Your Regional Directors
The new Regional Directors and Assistant Regional Directors will help our chapters grow and gain support and respect
around the country. They will bring together the “sisterhood” of our organization and will help make the Divas the
best we can be! Among other things, they will be able to provide chapters with guidance on how to start a chapter and
suggestions for running a successful chapter. They, too, will lead by example and be a mentor.
Below is a map of and contact information for each of the Chrome Diva regions. If a question or concern arises, please
be sure to contact the appropriate Regional Director or Assistant Regional Director in your area.
Deb Kushner, Director ‐ email@example.com
Tammy Nacca, Assistant Director ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Chandler, Director ‐ email@example.com
Debi thomas, Assistant Director ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Creamer, Director ‐ email@example.com
Shannon Cox, Assistant Director ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnie Ozuna, Director ‐ email@example.com
Laura Sutter, Assistant Director ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Kushner, Director
Hello from Rochester, NY!
I'm excited to be a Chrome Diva and part of our new National direction!
Thanks to Della Crew, Hazel Kolb, Vivian Bales and the Tallahassee, Florida
Chrome Divas who paved the way, we can, easily enjoy being lady riders
A little bit about me:
I never rode a motorcycle before 2003 but have always loved the sound of a
Harley! I wanted to become a rider not to ride competitively or fast, but
because I love a challenge. So, I took the MSF Learn to Ride, got my license
and my Sporti, but, I really had no one to ride with.
In 2006, I saw the Chrome Divas on a Sunday Morning television show. I was
impressed with their goals to provide a safe environment for women riders,
give back to their communities, and to foster a positive image for women
motorcyclists. Sharing their philosophy, I began the first New York State Chapter of Chrome Divas, est. March 11, 2006.
Our Rochester, NY, Chapter includes a wonderful sisterhood of women from different backgrounds. We enjoy motor‐
cycling together, or with our diva dudes, friends or family. We share great moments, both happy and sad, we’ve built
great relationships, support our communities, and simply “Ride and Have Fun”.
For me, Since “Sporti”, I’ve proudly graduated to a Harley Heritage Softail Classic named “Scarlett”, which is a pleasure
to ride. I’m honored to serve as the Rochester, NY’s Chapter Director and National’s NE Regional Chapter Director.
If there’s a little Diva in you, Just do it!
Deb Kushner, NE Region Chapter Director / Rochester, NY Chapter Director
Tammy Nacca, Assistant Director
For as long as I can remember I had 4 wheels under me, until 5 years ago when I got
on the back of a bike.
After a few short rides, I had to have my own. And in June 2005 I joined the Chrome Divas.
In the spring of 2006 Deb and I founded the Rochester, NY Chapter. I have been the chapter
Assistant Director since inception. We've contributed to Coat Drives for local ABW homes, Can
Drives for local food pantries and Charity Rides. The caring and generosity handed out by our
chapter members amazes me.
The times we share, the moments we steal, and the bonds we make are something special that
can not be explained. I believe we have accomplished our goal of bringing women of different
backgrounds and riding levels together to form a sisterhood.
I'm proud to be part of such a great group of ladies!
Karen Chandler, Director
Karen is a native Floridian who resides in O’Brien, Florida, in rural Suwannee County. She
and her husband, Harmon, have three children and three grandchildren. Karen is a regis‐
tered nurse and holds an additional Bachelors degree in Health Care Administration. She
has been affiliated with Hospice for the past several years.
Karen and her husband are avid motorcyclists and she loves riding her Harley Road King
Classic. She has been a National Chrome Diva member since December 2002 and is a
founding member of the Gainesville Chrome Diva Chapter and Director since 2004.
The Gainesville Chrome Divas are great
supporters of numerous charities and in
2010 they will be raising monies for the
Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Net‐
work. For the last four years, their
Chrome Diva chapter has raised money
for the Girl Scouts of the Gateway Council
with the funds being designated for Sum‐
Karen is excited about the upcoming changes to the Chrome Diva
organization and looks forward to working with the Directors and
their chapters in the Southeast region.
Please welcome Karen Chandler as the Southeast Regional Director!
Debi Thomas, Assistant Director
Debi is the founder and director of the Chrome Divas of Orlando and has motivated
and excited the newly formed chapter to have several very successful charity
events. She has accomplished a lot in a very short time due to her mantra: “With
vision, dreams, enthusiasm, support and help from fellow divas, we can achieve any‐
thing we so desire to create a successful organization and provide assistance to our
community and our fellow Chrome Divas.” We are excited Debi will be bringing her
enthusiasm and passion to the organization on a National level.
Debi also has an alter‐ego … Zazzoo the Clown! Zazzoo and the Chrome Divas of
Orlando have lead and ridden in parades and have entertained children and
families in the Central Florida area.
Angie Creamer, Director
Angie founded the Dayton, Ohio, Chapter in July of 2008 and has since held the Director
position. She has developed a “sisterhood” among her chapter members and has a
strong desire to create an extended family of Divas throughout the Midwest region.
Angie will be a great mentor to other chapters both new and existing and a vital member
of the Board.
Angie is a mother of three … 19 year old daughter, 15 year old
son and 9 year old daughter. She and her boyfriend have been
riding for years and enjoy getting out on the bikes every chance
they get. She brings her employment background in Law
Enforcement and Protection to the table in being the Director
of the Dayton Chapter. She rides a 1999 Harley Davidson Super
Glide Sport … “nothing like the rumble of those Harleys!”
Angie has a strong commitment and dedication to the succession of the Chrome Divas. “We all come different walks of
life and backgrounds, each of the girls in my chapter have different skill levels and needs from our group, but one thing
we all have in common is the camaraderie and the desire to promote women motorcycling in a positive and meaningful
way. The Chrome Divas have been my passion and a huge part of my life for the past 2 years and my goal is to continue
to promote my sisterhood in a positive and passionate way. My commitment to this is solid!”
Being a Chrome Diva is not just about being a part of something, but being a part of an extended family of wonderful
women striving towards educating our communities on women riders and raising awareness of ailments effecting all of
us! Their main charity is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of the Greater Cincinnati Area. Their main slogan is ...
"We are all about the Boobies" and "Saving the Boobies.”
Shannon Cox, Assistant Director
Shannon has been involved in the motorcycle community of Northern Kentucky /
Greater Cincinnati for the past 10 years. She has been an active member in the
Kentucky Bikers Association, serving as Products Coordinator with Q‐Tip of 2 Rivers
for several years; an original member of the Kentucky Motorcycle Riders Organiza‐
tion, serving as their membership coordinator for 3.5 years and was a founder of
the original Kentucky Bikers Chics. Shannon also holds membership in the Christian
Motorcycle Association and an associate member of Creekside Social Riders.
Shannon and her long time boyfriend are avid motorcycle riders and parents to an
18 year old son and a 5 year old son. She has made multiple trips to Sturgis, rode
with Rolling Thunder to Washington, DC, and loves regional events such as L’il
Sturgis and Tail of the Dragon.
Shannon earned her road name of "Angel" almost 10 years ago from another female rider, Mudd. At the time, Mudd
was one of the few women riders with the respect of the men in NKY. Mudd has since passed on, but the nickname
has stuck! Shannon currently rides a VTX 1300 that she purchased in 2003, prior to that she rode a Shadow VLX. While
their garage also includes an '83 Shovel and '00 Fatboy (that James rides daily), she loves the comfort and performance
she has gotten out of the VTX.
When not riding or with her chapter she is a children's Mental Health Therapist in Cincinnati working with inner city
children and families. They know her as the 'biker therapist'. Riding has opened a lot of doors for working with the
families. They see my bike outside or pics on the walls and feel more comfortable and trusting. There is something
about knowing I'm a "biker" that helps them realize I'm not there to judge them or their lifestyles.
Minnie Ozuna, Director
My name is Minnie Ozuna and have been riding since 2000. I currently own a 2001 Harley‐Davidson Dyna Superglide
T‐sport and a 2009 Harley‐Davidson Softail Crossbones.
I come from a family of bikers. I first sat on a motorcycle at the age of 8 sitting
behind my father (back in the 70’s). He would pick me up from school on his motor‐
cycle and I couldn’t stop wanting to ride with him. Unfortunately, dad had to sell the
motorcycle so it was years before I thought about it again. When I was about 24,
I visited my mom’s cousin who lived the biker lifestyle in the 70’s. We talked about
her riding motorcycles and I was in awe because back then you didn’t see many
women riding. I told her that I wanted to ride but didn’t think I could. She told me to
follow her out back because she had to show me something. Well…she unveiled this
gorgeous black and chrome softail and when she started it up…I was sold! She told
me I could do anything and that she would sell me her bike. At the time I was
married and told hubby what she offered. His response was “sure honey we can get
it and you can ride on the back.” Needless to say hubby is no longer around haha.
Unfortunately, it took a few more years before I realized my dream.
In 1999, my father got back into riding and I found myself on the back of his bike
again. The experience reminded me of what my cousin said to me and I was itching to get out on my own so I pur‐
chased an 883 Harley‐Davidson Custom Sportster, took the MSF class and the rest is history!
Laura Sutter, Assistant Director
Laura joined the Sierra Foothills chapter in February 2009 and is currently the
“Raffle Lady” and say’s it’s a blast because she’s a little goofy and makes it an
explosive time! Laura is an active member of the Sacramento Valley Chapter as
well. She is a Road Captain for both Chapters and encourages others to do the
same. She currently rides a Harley VROD Nightrod ’06 ‐ which she rides like a bat
out of hell; sporting a skull helmet. Look out cruisers and rockets!
Laura is an active member in her community along with volunteering at her daugh‐
ter’s high school, Habitat for Humanity, OHS Boosters Clubs, and HOG Chapters. Her
next activity is SOBER Grad Night for her daughter, Savannah, who is graduating
from High School this year. Laura has volunteered the Divas to park their motorcy‐
cles out front and handle security for the
overnight bowl‐a‐thon – wearing leathers just
to scare a few young graduates. Meanwhile her younger daughter Lexie has a
few more years in high school and enjoys riding on the back of her mom’s bike.
She’s sometimes too comfortable and falls asleep – Laura keeps telling her next
time she’ll be Velcro‐ed to the seat.
Laura’s dream would be getting every woman rider or motorcycle enthusiast to
join the Chrome Divas, for them to experience the warmth and encouragement
that the Chrome Divas give each other. Women have a strong bond with each
sisterhood that we love to share.
Remember I’m dreaming and dreams do come true if you believe!
Ride often and enjoy!
Jeanne Giuliani, Editor
Jeanne has been a member of the Chrome Divas since November 2004. She served as
Director for 3 years (2006‐2008) and is currently one of two Road Captains. While Director,
Jeanne lead the chapter in raising over $50,000 for various charities. They also donated 800
diapers to a local teenage pregnancy center, collected over 150 stuffed animals for local
volunteer fire departments, 125 beanie babies for a local hospital’s neo‐natal intensive care
unit, 50 old cell phones for the March of Dimes, over 250 Yoplait® yogurt lids for the Susan G.
Komen for the Cure®, sent 16 care packages to the troops in Iraq, donated many clothes and
toiletry items to local battered women shelters, and she started a can tab collection for the
local Ronald McDonald House! So far, the chap‐
ter has collected over 130 gallons of can tabs!
That’s almost 500,000 can tabs! The Tallahassee
chapter was voted the area’s 2007 Philanthropic
Organization of the Year!
Jeanne also served for two years as Lead Road
Captain for the Tallahassee Harley Owners Group (HOG). She currently
serves as Activities Director for HOG and is also a proud member of the
Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), a member of the Moose on Bikes (MOB), and
has been a member of the Motor Maids since 2007. She has put 70,000
miles on her Harley‐Davidson Dyna Wide Glide in 5 years and has ridden in
26 of the U.S. states and Mexico (thanks to her sister and brother‐in‐law).
When not riding, Jeanne spends time with her two boys, Caleb (26) and Chase (23), spends time on the computer,
and works as an IT Engineer with the Office of Legislative Information Technology Services (OLITS) in Tallahassee, FL.
Debi “Dixxee” Crowder, Assistant Editor
Hi! I am Dixxee. I am your Assistant Editor. I got my license in April of 2008. I really
started riding in April of 2009 when we could afford to buy my husband a new mo‐
torcycle. I put over 5000 miles on my bike last year. I joined the Chrome Diva’s
because I wanted to find other like minded women. The more I learned of the char‐
ity work, the more interested I became. I became historian of the Northern Ken‐
tucky Chapter because my other hobby is photography.
I am the proud mother of 3. My daughter Chelsea, 19, just gave us our first grand‐
son, Aiden, born 2/9/10. My son Dennis, 18, will be graduating high school this
year. My son Joshua (Jay‐Jayh), 15, is a freshman. Joshua is into football and wres‐
tling which is what I do most of my photography in.
My husband Dennis and I have been married 19 years. We married in September of
1990. He was in the Navy for 10 ½ years. I married him after his first year in. We
have spent our entire adult lives happily together. He has been riding for over 20
years and enjoys having me ride alongside him.
I am glad to be assisting Jeanne in bringing you the news of all the Chapters. I hope to serve you all well and I certainly
hope to meet most, if not all, of you out on the roads!
Meet & Greet at Daytona Bikeweek
Article by Diva Andrea Ashmead, Historian/Editor, Jacksonville Beaches
Bright sunny day. Lots of bikes. You couldn't have asked for a better Chrome Diva Meet and Greet in Daytona Beach
for Bikeweek. Seven Diva chapters were represented as we all pow‐wowed at Caribbean Jacks on the water for Bike‐
week. Big time fun was had by all and we got to know each other just a little bit better. Destined to be a yearly event,
our Meet and Greet turned out to be a rousing success attended by chapters including Ocala, 2~Rivers Kentucky, Jack‐
sonville Beaches, Orlando, Orange Park, New Smyrna and Gainesville Divas. Hope we didn't leave anybody out.
It was a perfect day and we're pretty confident everybody had a fabulous time as everyone gathered 'round for a very
large group picture. Frankly, this establishment may have to extend the dock just to make it big enough for our group
photo next year. We ate, we drank (like there was any question we'd be doing THAT!) and we made lots of new friends
as all the Board members present took time out of their day to get to know one another. Kudos to the organizers for
getting the word out and I don't think there's a Diva out there who wouldn't agree this was a great idea that should be
done more often!
Divas on CBS Sunday Morning
Article by Diva Debi “Dixxee” Crowder, Assistant Editor
Spotted at ROAR, a few Ken‐
Daytona Bike Week! What a great time
tucky Divas! Debi “Dixxee”
for women to gather and enjoy riding.
Crowder of Northern KY
For those lucky enough to live there,
chapter; Mahala “Mouse”
riding season can be year round. For
Gilene, Terri “Momma” Ster‐
those of us who get to visit, it is a way
ling, Jacquelin “Lambchop”
to open the season. This year, we made
Ketola, and Vickie “Scrappy”
CBS Sunday Morning news. Divas over‐
Henderson of 2 Rivers Kentucky Chapter. Honorable
took ROAR Motorcycles for Women in
mention goes to Seymour (the chicken) who finds him‐
Daytona founded by Kathy Tolleson.
self in many predicaments.
At ROAR was an unveiling of
And Jan Myers, our Chair of the Board,
Diva Wendy Crayton’s Mo‐
was also spotted at the unveiling.
torcycle. ROAR received the
bike in December and cus‐ The event was filmed by CBS and aired
tomized it in time for the on CBS Sunday Morning on March 28th
unveiling during Daytona’s in the segment, “Women and Motorcy‐
Bike Week. cles: Hear them Roar.”
To view the CBS Sunday Morning segment, go to this website ...
TIP: The one golden rule on two wheels is to “keep it within personal limits.” Don’t worry about trying to
keep up with the group or the bike in front of you. You should ride within your limits so as not to cause harm
to yourself or another rider. Talk to your Road Captain about the best place for you to ride in the group.
Usually, newer riders will ride in the back, just in front of the gunner, and learn as they go. We all learn
something new every time we ride! Motorcycling is an acquired art that requires concentrated effort by all.
We Welcome Your Input …
Thank you for taking the time to read Newsletter submission deadlines: Your submissions don’t have to be
our Chrome Diva newsletter. We Spring ‐ March 15th strictly those of chapter activities.
hope you found the information Summer ‐ June 15th You’re welcome to submit ideas and
helpful and you learned something Fall ‐ September 15th information you feel would be help‐
new today! Winter ‐ December 15th ful to other chapters!
We encourage all These deadlines are for your If you have any questions or
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