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Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:05:00 pm »
As many of you know, the original "OtP" Team has been working to start "OtP" 2019. {as it will die if something isn't done soon}
  {At this stage, we're waiting for the COG BoD to work out details, vote, and give us the go-ahead to proceed}

There have been several discussions about "OtP and I don't see many COG Members and/or Forum Subscribers participating in them..
This concerns me, and makes me wonder if we will have enough support to do OtP? {if it is approved}

So, my question is: if everything is approved, Who will support Over the Pond?

   That support would be thru; Nominating Candidate's
                                             Voting to determine the Traveler
                                             Donation's to help raise the $$ needed
                                             Bidding on objects that are offered to raise $$
                                             Support with planning
                                             Other details that I've forgotten right now.

Please post here if you are willing to support us if we do "OtP" 2019?

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 06:14:53 pm »
Ted, I am willing to support! In all of the above!


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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 06:16:48 pm »
I'm in as well.

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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 06:55:57 pm »
I'm in. :great:
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 07:51:16 pm »
I'm in. Have supported every OTP since my OTP-Zero in 2001. :D
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 08:01:52 pm »
I yam in. I also vote for Rusty to go over the pond. Maybe they will keep him there -- at least for a little while!  ::)
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 08:29:42 pm »
I'm willing to support OtP 2019. :great:
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 11:06:58 pm »
How could I not support something greater than sliced bread?

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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 11:16:04 pm »
I'm more than ready to support OtP.
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 12:47:35 am »
Until my last breath...............or some silly conditions are set. :??:
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 12:53:48 am »
COG Nation,

"OTP" is an awesome program to support.  It it has enriched my life and has allowed me to make new motorcycle friends across the ocean.

Long live "OTP"

I will continue to support this program!!

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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:21 am »
you know I support OTP, always will, reason I joined COG (well, one of the reasons, as back then it was the most noble gesture I had ever seen)

I also ask you all to voice your opinions, and make sure COG configures, and follows thru with the release, of this venture.. COMPLETELY in the next BOD meeting, no prolonging, diatribe, table motions, associated foot dragging, just a simple yes vote... and done, and let this go on without a drama show.

lets get it on... :great:

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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 02:18:09 am »
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 03:05:20 am »
Full support here!
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 03:21:56 am »
Support yes.
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 12:42:05 pm »
Hi
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 11:16:00 pm »
I always do whatever I can with emphasis on route planning if the Traveler will be East of the Great Plains.
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2019, 12:44:20 am »
Yes, but level of support is dependent on how the "new" OTP is structured.
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 01:28:49 am »
Need a little more info on what you mean by structured?

The intention is to do OtP as the Original "OtP" Team did during the first 12 years.
The same rules will be used...
  A COG Member will be nominated and selected by member's & other eligible voters when the Traveler goes to Eu.
  A GCE member will be nominated and selected by member's & other eligible voters when the Traveler goes to the USA.
  In both cases that "person" has to be a member {of one of the clubs} that has a history of working for the club's.

Currently; A proposal has been sent to the BoD.
               We're waiting for them to release "OtP" from COG control, and give us the ok to use COG/GCE as the basis for the program.
              ie; After "OtP" is released to the "OtP" Team, it will be done thru COG, but not with direct COG involvement.

Side note: The COG Industry Liaison would be asked to be the go-between with Kawasaki to try to get a bike from them for the Traveler to ride.
                {This is done to prevent any accidental damage to relationships between COG/Kawasaki/OtP Team}.

After everything is cleared;  We will publish the rules, eligibility requirement's, nomination/voting qualifications, $$ support information, and officially start "OtP" 2019.

Does that answer your question for now?

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 04:14:55 am »
Gumby,,, I like the way you posted that!!

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 01:24:43 pm »
As I said before....
...his time with feeling.
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When/if y'all get your s*** in one pile, let me know.

I still have an engraver, and while I will never again beg for the use of the COG logo (someone else wants to play that silly f****** game in my stead, have at it) I will assist as possible.

I will once again donate all money collected through various engraved products i.e. reserve fuel tanks, garage signage....and...dare someone asks again....COG member badges (if no one is currently making them that is).  I still have all the stuff from the last time I offered, and ran out of time and patience. (just bought a big barrel of patience....Sears going out of business sale...pennies on the dollar). I also have a dozen+ fuel tanks and lifetime lighters in case someone runs out of enticement?

I don't care to remember how much money came THROUGH me from other members across the globe for the map OtP plates and 'other' items, but it was significant and put a significant dent in the travel costs for that young lady to come over. Not to mention a significant dent in a few wallets  :) You shall still remain nameless...right Mark? Matt?

My work schedule this year is gonna suckassss (currently $28M in construction across 8 projects) but I will offer my services once again.

I'll also offer a motorcycle if someone wants to ride a slightly modified antique 05' ZG with a whopping 5X,000mi on it as an OtP bike. (no pink valve cover this time...sorry)  I certainly not riding it with my neck, and since no one is interested in buying it locally... So if it can be used in the process, by all means...it's yours. That is, unless Mama K or someone donates a newer one, at least you have a 'ride' to the party. Hell...I don't really even care if it makes it back home in one piece, as long as the rider isn't injured in the process. (SECOG bossssssses....we might want to discuss another antique give-away bike? Lets not dick this one up K?)

If you don't trademark it, I will engrave it. If you trademark it, and get me permission to do it (in writing from BoD or God herself), I will engrave it. Except body parts. I ain't engraving that s*** ever again. What a mess.

(oh, and the $$$ I sent through to COG was $1106.11, more than collected as I ate the postage and paypal fees.)
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 02:17:54 pm »
Yes, just as I always have.
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 06:44:47 pm »
To further help answer the question about structure, I opted to post the possible OtP 2019 Nominee/Traveler requirements.
Until we get the BoD approval, they are NOT official, but, they ARE what we hope to use.

They are based on the way we did "OtP" in the past.

Ride safe, Ted

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NOTE: We ain't Lawyers, so if you see a clerical mistake, ask us!
 We'll fairly/clearly answer any questions..


** "OtP" eligibility rules include the ladies of the club.
     They also helped make COG/GCE into two great clubs, and deserve to be eligible..

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This year,,, we're nominating COG Members from North America.
Below are the Eligibility requirements.

"Eligibility"

1. "OtP" Team and past "OtP" Travelers are NOT eligible. (gloom, I hate rule #1)
 2. Nominee must be a "current" COG or GCE member.
 3. Nominee must have put on COG/GCE Events, Sponsored "OtP" Travelers, been a Team Leader on a COG/GCE National,
      held a Club Office, or have an extended history of helping the Clubs as a "worker".
4. Nominee will be required to fill out a questionnaire on themselves.
      (The answers will be used to determine eligibility and as a means of introducing the Nominee to the club.
 5. Nominee must be willing (and able) to assume expenses "above "what is collected.
       (approximate "out of pocket" trip expense may be $2000)
 6. Nominee must have (or be-able to get) a passport.
 7. Nominee is not to be a frequent traveler to Europe.
       (We hope to send someone who has "never" rode in Europe)
 8. Nominee must have time available for the trip.  (approx. 2+ weeks)
 9. "Traveler" must write a Post Ride Report about his trip for the club to read in the Concourier.
 10. "Traveler" may be asked to make a short presentation at the 2019 or 2020 "COG rally".
 11. "Traveler" must taste a tasty Delicacy while on his/her ride...
          (NOTE: We will arrange a "special" delicacy to be used for tasting). <evil grin>
 12. Nominee must be willing to sleep in a loud, disturbing, environment.
          (for instance, near other GCEers snoring)
13. "Traveler" must return any unused "OtP" funds after his/her trip.
14. "Traveler" must help future "Nominee's/Traveler's" for a period of 2 years after his trip.
         {NOTE: This was added so that the Traveler can help future "nominee's/Travelers by sharing his/her "OtP" experience}

NOTE: Volunteer needed to share room with "Traveler".
              Requirement's; "Must snore loudly" and/or "shower seldom".
                (We want nothing but the best for our Traveler)
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Re: Who will support "Over the Pond"?
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 08:29:17 pm »
I`m in - as well as i can because of my health issues..
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