Meet The Brass

         
       
2017 
 
     
  


PRESIDENT 2017







       TOM COOK

   
           

 
250-497-8218

I have been a motorcycle nut since my first ride back in 1960 on an NSU 250. I was the passenger and knew then and there that I would have 2 wheels in my life.

I am from Courtice, Ontario just East of Oshawa, and moved to the beautiful Okanagan with my fiancé Shirley in 1974. We have been married since 1976 and have two children, Alisha and Bradley.

The day is not long enough for me once I get out on that highway. My saying is, “Life is nothing but memories. So get up, get out and get riding”.

I am proud to be a member and now the President of OMRA. My current bike is a 2015 Suzuki 650 V-Strom.

  Cheers and Safe Riding! 

VICE PRESIDENT  2017





  DOUG NIMS
   






 

SECRETARY 2017
MEMORIAL/LAST RIDE ROAD CAPTAIN
T-SHIRT SALES



 DEB SMITH



   






 




 
 


TREASURER 2017



JOANNE COLMER




           

250-462-0710


MEMBERSHIP 2017








RON HUTCHISON




               






250-492-4446
 
I I was considering retirement and wanted to get a bike suitable for touring. 

I had the motorcycle endorsement on my license but had not ridden in 20 years, so in 1998 I took the very basic motorcycle endorsement course at the Boundary Bay Airport on the lower mainland. 

In 2003 I did 40 hours of training in law enforcement motorcycle riding at the Renton Washington” Northwest Motorcycle School”. 

My first Harley was a 2000 Electra Glide Classic, I now have a 2002 Harley Road King which I have logged about 75,000 Ks on. 

My wife and I retired at the same time in 2001 and we moved to Penticton. I joined O.M.R.A. right away and have found it a great place to meet people with similar interests and get involved in community service. 


DIRECTOR 2017

PUBLIC RELATIONS &  OSNS 




WILLY LEMM




               
   

      
         

  

 


 


DIRECTOR 2017


    COORDINATOR / CONTACT / ROAD CAPTAIN  for the SOUTH OKANAGAN TOY RUN










    ROY COLMER




   

 

 

 


250-809-4757
   
   "Live to Ride - Ride to    Live"
Retired May 31, 2002 and started riding June 2002 after taking the Ontario government safety course (highly recommend for all riders). Rode my Honda Shadow 1100cc around the Eastern provinces before moving from Windsor, Ontario (crossing the US border at Detroit, Michigan) to BC. I traveled west through several states to Washington and on up to Penticton in Beautiful British Columbia which translated means "A Place To Stay Forever". Now isn't that the truth! I've lived here since Sept 2006 ....never looked back!!
In that time, I met and married my beautiful wife, Joanne and acquired a host of many great new friends. I also bought a great new ride, a Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500cc. I've ridden extensively both in BC and the USA. Utah (Bryce Canyon), S Dakota (Sturgis, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, and Custer's Last Stand) are some of my favorite destinations. And Nevada - who can forget Las Vegas? LOL. Chuckles Simonin and I have some great stories!! Oh sorry, forgot - "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"!! Great little KOA Kampground in the Circus Circus parking lot right next to the pool. Check it out if you haven't already. You won't be sorry.
Joined OMRA in October 2006 after one week in the Okanagan. In 2009, I became Director and Road Captain of the Annual Toy Run. In the years since, with the help of many dedicated fellow riders, we have put a smile on many an Okanagan child's face at Christmas.
Next to-do big ride, back down Hwy 1 on the California Coast to San Francisco to take a swim to Alcatraz! Just a visit, no plans to stay. LOL.
Roy aka Gramma
     
DIRECTOR 2017

  WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / EMAIL ADMINISTRATOR







    JOHNNA ORTIZ







  Home - 250-496-5942

   Email   ortizomrastuff@telus.net     

 My introduction to riding was when my car died and my brother gave me his Kawasaki 750 to use.

 So, up I went to the nearest parking lot, and muddled through...it wasn't pretty.  I rode from Aldergrove to the top of Burnaby Mtn. S.F.U.,  from September through March...quite the experience with rain at lower levels and snow up the mountain.
 
  Bikes have included Yamaha Virago 750, a  Honda American Classic 1100, a chopped lowered and stretched 66 Harley in a 46 knuckle frame, and my Yamaha Road Star 1700.

  It makes no difference to me where I ride, as long as I ride with the wind on my face, the warm sun on my back,  astride 1700 cc's of pure joy!

 Life is too short, so enjoy it!

I will do my best for OMRA, in honour of Dad.

Johnna
             

 

         



 

 



Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at the Eagles Lodge in Penticton (1197 Main Street) and meetings are called to order @ 7 pm.


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