Poker Run Schedule of Events and Route

Looks like we’ll have a GREAT day for a GREAT ride for a GREAT cause this Saturday!  Nearly ALL of the Biker Gift Bags have been claimed by the first 50 people who registered and paid early!  BUT!  We do have a few left!

REMINDER

On-line early registration closes at 10 pm July 23rd. After that, you will need to register the morning of the ride “at the door”at the Sedro Wolley Eagle’s Club on Metcalf.

Pricing does go up $5 per person when you register at the Eagle’s Club the morning of the event

Click to Register Here Now!

 

Poker Run Route & Schedule of Events

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Raffle Grand Prize Revealed!

We are excited to announce the Gift Bag Grand Prize for this year!

Only the first 50 people who register & pay for the Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run  are eligible to participate in this Raffle, which includes an overnight Stay at the Sheraton Inn in Seattle, Sponsored by Yeates Family Dental , as well as two tickets to Jazz Alleyand the  Experience Music Project at the Seattle Center!

Be sure to cruise on over and get your registration in NOW!

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Call for Volunteers!!

Volunteers are needed for this year’s fundraising event to raise money for postage for Christmas Care Packages.  We will be sending over ONE TON of care package items to troops from our area serving overseas during the Christmas Holiday Season!

Following is a list of volunteer opportunities that need to be filled to make this year’s Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run and Yellow Ribbon Troop Support Party a grand success!  Please take a look at these fun activities and let us know if you can help.  Even if it is only for a few hours, we know you will enjoy the fellowship, great music and rewards of contributing to such a good cause.

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There is a wide variety of activities planned for children and, of course, the Ride-In Motorcycle Show, Ride-In Bicycle Show, Barrel Roll and Slow Ride Competitions, AND MORE!

 

dogIf you would like to be a part of this rewarding effort by volunteering , please contact us at coordinator@swcommunitytroopsupport.com  or join us on June 17th, 5:30 PM at the Sedro Woolley Eagles. Hope to see you there!

Feel free to review our Volunteer Orientation Package !

 

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Photographer: Riverfront Park

  • Photographer #1 12:00 to 2:00:  NEED!
  • Photographer #2 2:00 to 4:00:   NEED!

Card Draw Volunteers; Time to be determined; most stops will be between 9:00-11:00

Sweepers (follows route behind all riders)

  • Sweeper #1:  Fred
  • Sweeper #2:  NEED!
  • Sweeper #3:  NEED!
  • Sweeper #4:  NEED!

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SWCTS Information Table; Riverfront Park, Sedro-Woolley 

  • Volunteer #1 12:00-2:00  NEED!
  • Volunteer #2 2:00-4:00    NEED!

Children’s Letter Writing Table; Riverfront Park, Sedro-Woolley

  • Volunteer #1 12:00 – 2:00  NEED!
  • Volunteer #2 2:00 – 4:00    NEED!

Ride-In BICYCLE Show; Riverfront Park; Sedro-Woolley

  • Registration 12:00 – 2:00  NEED!
  • Instructor (Advisor) 12:00 – 2:00  NEED!
  • Voting Talley 2:00 – 2:30  NEED!

50/50 Cash Draw; Riverfront Park; Sedro-Woolley

  • Ticket Sales:  Sherry
  • Ticket Sales 12:00 – 2:00  NEED!

T-Shirt & CD Sales; Large Shelter; Riverfront Park; Large Shelter

  • Cashier #1:  Leo
  • Cashier #2:  Jan
  • Cashier #3 2:00-4:00  NEED!

Prize Table; Next to Large Shelter; Riverfront Park; Sedro-Woolley

  • Check-in: Diane
  • Table Supervisor:  Bruce
  • Table Supervisor 2:00-4:00  NEED!
  • $50+ Gift Registration  NEED!

Ride-in Bike Show, Barrel Roll & Slow Ride Competition Registration; 12:00-3:30
Registrar #1:  Lynda
Registrar #2:  Rob
Registrar #3  NEED!
Voting Talley: #1 Lynda
Voting Talley: #2 Rob

 

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Volunteer Appreciation!

Shout out to our dedicated volunteer, Leo, for his handy work in making these sign boards for us to use at various events!  Leo Smith and his wife, Jan, contribute to SWCTS in many ways and are always looking for new ways to help out!  THANK YOU!

 

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We’d also like to give a big shout out to Anthony Pineda and Fidalgo Networking for their support and generosity over the years.  They graciously host our website and e-mail address, as well as lend advice on all things computer related!  What would we do without you guys?

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And since we are shouting out…let’s hear it for Mike in The Morning and KAPS Country Radio!  Both KAPS and KBRC have been great supporters over the years and have helped us spread the word about upcoming events, volunteer needs and Christmas Care Package drop off sites.   Keep your KAPS on keep up on the latest news from SWCTS!

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“Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS!”

                                                            ~ Author Unknown

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Volunteers Invited!

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On May 20th at 5:30 PM we will be holding our planning meeting and would like to invite our neighbors to join us. We have LOTS of exciting events coming up this summer to help sponsor our efforts in supporting the heroic efforts of our service men and women.

 

We will again be participating in the infamous Loggerrodeo 4th of July Parade as well as planning our annual Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run and Yellow Ribbon Troop Support Party at Riverfront Park. This year’s event is going to be more exciting than ever with live music, food vendors and fun for the kids. The public is definitely invited and it’s FREE!

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If you would like to be a part of this rewarding effort by volunteering or contributing to event organization, please contact us at coordinator@swcommunitytroopsupport.com  or join us on May 20th at the Sedro Woolley Eagles. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Local Chambers Host Flag Display

This past week Sedro Woolley Community Troop Support President, Cassie Freer, and Vice President, Kym Kelly, delivered a flag to each of following local chambers:  Sedro Woolley Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Each flag was donated to us by a service member who received a Christmas Care Package while deployed overseas. These flags will remain on display with each Chamber of Commerce office so our community can share in the heroic efforts of our service men and women.

Additionally, the Sedro Woolley and Burlington Chamber of Commerce will host year round drop off spots for troop support efforts!  Thank you to each of the Chambers for their continued support of our efforts!

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In this photo: Cassie Freer and Burlington Chamber Director Linda Fergusson
 
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In this photo:  Cassie Freer and Janis Cyr and Paula Johnsen of the Sedro Woolley Chamber of Commerce
 
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In this photo:  Cassie Freer is with the Mount Vernon Chamber staff Jeremy Kindlund, Karen Miller and Maytham Taleb
 
 

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Poker Run Update

Hi, folks!  Our group of volunteers are working on putting together an amazing Poker Run…we’re talking some great prizes, an awesome band, cool card stops, you name it – we’re on it!

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The day will start at the Eagle’s Club in Sedro Wolley with a great breakfast and lots of fellowship and our day will end at Riverfront Park in Sedro Woolley with a Ride Bike Show, band, food and prizes!

We do have one confirmed card stop at WWIA ~ Camp Stillwater, which we know you will enjoy seeing!  The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation Inc. (WWIA) serves our Nation’s combat wounded Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice, encourage independence and connections with communities, and promote healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors.

Located here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Camp Stillwater is one of WWIA ADA Compliant National Healing Centers that serves our Nation’s Combat Wounded as a means to recognize and honor their sacrifice.

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We also will have the FREE FAMILY PASSES to Skagit Speedway for the first 50 people who register and pay for the Poker Run!  An awesome supporter, we really appreciate Skagit Speedway!

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This year’s rates have changed slightly ~ We are offering a $5 discount per person when you pre-register.  Rider and Bike will be $20, with passenger is $35.  At the door, prices will be $5 more per person.

Registration will be opening SOON!

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We have lots of opportunities and individuals to participate in this event!

We’ve got lots of room for volunteers to help plan and organize the event with more needed on the day of the event!

We need prizes!

Food vendors for the after party!

Share this event, invite your friends and help promote it!

Every contribution is needed and greatly appreciated!  If you would like to help, please email coordinator@swcommunitytroopsupport.com

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SAVE THE DATE!

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Cascade Middle School Top Club (Sedro-Woolley)

We recently had an opportunity to speak with the Cascade Middle School Top Club to share in their enthusiasm for supporting our troops!

The students have collected items for K-9 packages and have raised funds to cover the postage!   We will be coordinating with Sophia Beltran, class coordinator, on this mailing.

They will also be participating in our upcoming Easter mailing by writing letters for us to include. We also have extended a special invitation for them to join us for the Loggerrodeo 4th of July Parade!  They are so awesome!

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Following is a letter of Thanks to Cascade Middle School Top Club from our President, Cassie Freer:

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Mail Call!

It is always great to hear from our men and women serving that have received Christmas Care packages!

As a community of supporters, these letters are addressed to US and meant for each and EVERYONE that participated in our 2013 Christmas Care Package campaign; which include all those that supported our Yellow Ribbon Poker Run, our committed group of volunteers, each individual and business that provided monetary support, donated goods and services for our fund raising efforts and each and every member of the community that gave items for the care packages.

Your efforts are far reaching and appreciated by all those touched.

 

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Following are a couple of very heartfelt messages we received on our Facebook page:

 

To Whom it May Concern -
I am a deployed service member out here in Afghanistan and I received some boxes from you. I just wanted to sincerely THANK YOU so much for all your thoughtfulness and generosity. You’ve made our Christmas a little closer to home. THANK YOU SO MUCH! God Bless you and your families!!!

Sincerely, Jay USN Navy

 

 

I got a care package today from the Sedro-Woolley Community Troop Support group. They have really done an amazing job of taking care of myself and all the guys and gals out here at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar. This box was really special. It included three bags of coffee from Tom Sawyer Coffee in Spokane, WA. If you get a chance, visit the web page at tomsawyercountrycoffee.com. I now want to visit this place when I get home. It is on my list of places to go and people to visit to thank personally for the support they have shown. Tom and his wife wrote messages of inspiration and support on each bag for us. And to top it off, the coffee is wonderful! We got the Viking coffee. If you can find it, you should all try it!

Steven

 

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