FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | News from the August Get Together
Sunday Funday Breakfast
is August 13th
Newest News
In case you haven’t heard, both Chad & Dawn will be venturing forth from FXCHD!!

Chad will be moving to Florida and Dawn is heading over to Freedom Road Harley-Davidson in Branford, CT. We’re sad to see them go & wish them all the best!!

  • Jessica Caprara will be taking over as our Chapter H.O.G. Manager
Room for the Rally - Battle Cry of Freedom
A H.O.G. Rally in Gettysburg, PA -Aug. 16-19

A Chapter Member has reserved a room at the Days Inn (right across from the Battlefield!) and now is unable to go. The room is non-refundable, so he’s offering it to anyone who is interested. The reservation has you checking in on 8/17, out on 8/20, for $425 – let Dawn know if you’d like to grab this room!

Come enjoy scenic rides along Dutch Country roads and through the Allegheny Mountains. Historic battlefield tours, ghost tours and wine tours, we have it all! 
Survey Results
On June 7th, we sent out a 3-question survey to all 107 Chapter Members- 68 were opened, 34 people clicked on the link, and 28 people completed the survey.
  1. Do you feel the Chapter should raise funds? 68% said yes.
  2. If yes, on what? 62% said parties, 57% said gifts/goodies.
  3. Money aside, what do you need? 53% said chapter specific patches/clothing.

Upcoming Events where we can potentially raise money:
  • The Luau on Aug. 26th - a Hawaiian Themed Bake Sale
  • The Fall Kickoff/Open House on Sept. 9th

Email Jodi (jnic3241@yahoo.com) to let her know you'd like to help!!
Happening this Month:
Aug. 12th: Two events!!
  • FX Thunder HOG Picnic Ride – taking the looong way round to Sacket’s Harbor Battlefield. Bring your picnic lunch or grab one along the way. Meet at FXCHD at 10:30, KSU at 11am.
  • Chad’s Farewell Party – starts at 1pm at the dealership and goes until 5pm… much fun will be had!!

August 17th: Thursday Night Ride to The West View in Henderson Harbor. This ride is weather permitting, so make sure to RSVP on FXCHD’s website if you’d like to be notified.

August 19th: Two events!!
  • CVMA’s 8th Annual Veterans Ride – raising money for local vets and their families. Registration starts at 9am at the dealership, KSU at 11, $20 per bike, $15 per passenger, with food and raffles at the end (Carthage VFW).
  • Summer Fling at FXCHD – good music & food with great people!! Come on out and join us from 12 till 4pm.

August 24-26: Almost Heaven/Shankesville, PA Overnight Ride -4 days, 3 nights. Our own Don D. has put this ride down to the Flight 93 Memorial and has arranged for Latrobe HOG Chapter to take us on a guided ride!! There is still 1 room (Days Inn $248.09 including tax) open if anyone is interested!! Email Don to let him know.

August 26th: Two events!!
  • 3rd Annual Stub’s Run for the Last Station – Registration starts at 10, KSU at 11:30, $25 per Bike, add $5 if you’ve got a passenger. Raising monies for the Last Station for the history of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Our first ever Luau at FXCHD!! Live Music, Hawaiian Food, Luau Games & Prizes

Reminder: You can always set up a ride using the WhatsApp app!!!

Check it our & TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!
Save the Date - Christmas Party on December 9th
Yup- before you know it, it'll be all Jingle Bells & Ho-Ho-Ho's!!

Save the date for another epic FX Thunder HOG Chapter Christmas Party -December 9th!!

Start picking out what you want to bring to the Great Card Game Gift Exchange!!

We're still determining exactly where it'll be, so stay tuned!!
Here's What's On the Horizon for the Fall
FXCHD is open Sundays, 10am-3pm

  • September Get Together: Saturday, Sept. 2nd, 10am at FXCHD
  • Spyderquest: Sept. 5-9 in Queesnbury/Lake George area -celebrating all things Can-Am Spyder & Ryker related (since we've got a few members who ride these 3-wheeled vehicles, we thought we'd share the info).
  • Open Roads/Open House at FXCHD: Sept. 8-9 -more info coming soon, so stay tuned!!
  • The Last Thursday Night Ride: Sept. 21
  • October Get Together: Oct. 7th, 10am at FXCHD
  • FX Thunder HOG Fall Foliage Ride: Oct. 8th
Get the Details at FXThunderHOG.com/Events
and FXCHD.com.
H-D Membership App
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Plus, get rewarded for doing what you love. Your community participation and purchases now earn you points that can be redeemed online and in dealerships.
  • Earn points through community engagement and by making purchases online or in participating dealerships.
  • 500 Points = $5 -the more you accumulate, the more rewards!
  • Redeem online or in-store!!
  • Learn more at H-D.com/Membership

If you have questions, feel free to contact Dawn on WhatsApp or by text (315-405-7939)!
In the HOG Pen
  • Happy Birthday to Jessica Caprara – Aug. 3; Dawn Fontaine – Aug. 8; Teresa Sapoff – Aug. 19; John Muldoon – Aug. 20; and Michael Baxter – Aug. 25. 
  • Are we missing your birthday? Want to be in the Almost Heaven WhatsApp Group? Please email Jessica (jessica@fxharley.com) and let her know!!
Remember: this is YOUR FX Thunder HOG Chapter!!! It is what you make it, so make it a good one
What are your ideas?
The main reason our HOG Chapter exists is so that we like-minded individuals who are passionate about motorcycling adventure and Harley-Davidson can get together and have fun!!

To that end, we're always on the look out for new & interesting places to go and things to do!! What are your ideas? What would you like to do? Where do you want to go??

Please take a moment to jot them down in an email, text or on the WhatsApp to Jodi Nicholson (our Activities Officer): jnic3241@yahoo.com
FX Thunder H.O.G. on WhatsApp
Interact with other Chapter Members easily and instantly!
If you’d like to join the group, all you need to do is:
  • Go to your smart phone’s app store and search “Whats App Messaging” (look for their green phone logo) and install.
  • Once installed, open and start a chat with Darryl (315-854-1811) -you might have to add him as a contact in your phone.
  • In the chat, let Darryl know your name and that you’d like to join the FX Thunder H.O.G. Group.
  • You’ll see it once he’s added you, and then you’ll be able to reach everybody in just one text, pic, link or whatever else you’d like to share
As Always- if you have ?s, feedback or ideas...
Feel free to contact any or all of your FX Thunder HOG Chapter Officers! We are always available by email, phone and/or through the WhatsApp:

Director & Head HOG: Darryl Sapoff
headhog@fxharley.com - 315-854-1811

Co-Director: Clint Loren
ir1340@aol.com - 315-778-0831

Treasurer: Gabi Hoover
gabihoover@gmail.com - 315-221-0422

HOG Manager: Jessica Caprara
jessica@fxharley.com - 315-583-6177

Activities Director: Jodi Nicholson
jnic3241@yahoo.com - 315-559-3077

Road Captain: Alan Turner
alanturner0058@gmail.com - 315-767-1978