As we are welcoming 2016, I am excited and honored to be the secretary of our chapter. I fell in love with motorcycles at the age of thirteen and spent most of my years dreaming about the day I would have my own and be a part of a group. I thought about the people I would meet and the adventures I would go on. So, here I am, right smack dab in the beginning of my dream of which you are all a part of. I joined our group a year ago and have finally reached 10,000+ riding miles. Most of you may recognize my 2012 Heritage Softail by my riding companion, Ted. I enjoy riding with him as he brings smiles and laughter to people that see me in my travels. People will often ask to take pictures with him, and I document many of my events by taking photos of what we are doing. Silly maybe, but I’ve had plenty of years of seriousness and responsibility, and now I just want to have fun! My name is unusual. It is pronounced Bri –na although I don’t expect everyone to remember it. My friends call me “B” or “Mama B” because I was the neighborhood Mom. I have three grandkids, three birth children and a load of others that just happen to come my way. Since I don’t know many of you, it will be helpful when you check in, if you tell me your name. I will be asking for volunteers to help me at the check-in table. If I ask, I hope you say “Yes”, or feel free to volunteer! So, here’s to 2016!! May it bring you adventure and I hope that you ride in peace and joy!