Cool Story About COC&I Las Vegas


A friend sent me a link to this story about three girl triples, their struggle growing up, and how they overcame adversity. The neat thing is the the Confederation of Clubs in Las Vegas has a part in the story. And, the other neat thing about the story is they show the Bible twice, and even more neatness, that Las Vegas attorney is in the video too. Sooo Cool!! Enjoy!



Companeros MC BBQ Cook-Off and Renatus MC Sweat Hog Rally Sunday at Bentwood Texas


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Today was day two of this weeks event at Bentwood Texas in Georgetown. Today we had the BBQ judging  and various live auctions. Plus the drawing for the Veterans Collective bike giveaway. As you will see from the photos, the winner was very happy to receive the bike. There was extra BBQ left over from the judging, so most everyone got to try some. Debbie was invited to be a judge, so that was a good experience for her. The gave her a little training so that she didn’t write a book on each contestants BBQ she tested. Overall, this was a very fun day. A bit hot, but somehow not as hot as yesterday. I managed to make it though without falling asleep in a chair. The final event of the day was the weeny bite, but since we only had one contestant, somehow they managed to win. It was all in good fun. Enjoy the photos;

Sweat Hog Rally Saturday at Bentwood Texas



Today was the first day of the Sweat Hog rally, and while it wasn’t absolutely toasty like it was last month, it was still in the 90s. Saturday is usually a little light early on, but we still had great pulled pork plates for lunch, and some excellent music from a couple of live bands, and a great DJ playing some of my favorite rock tunes from the 60s. The kids that came got to enjoy a huge blow-up slide. I think I got a little overheated, cause Debbie tells me I fell asleep in a chair. Fortunately she didn’t think to take my picture, so there is no actual evidence. Later in the afternoon, it started to cool down, so it was a lot more comfortable. Tomorrow will be the BBQ cook-off, with the cooking being done on-site and starting at midnight tonight. It should be pretty exciting! Oh, and finally, on the way home for the evening, we had to stop and take a picture of some local gentlemen out for a horseback ride. Who would have thought it, horses in Texas?


UCOA Meeting for September at Bentwood TX


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We had our regular monthly UCOA meeting at Bentwood Texas this afternoon, with a big group of people in attendance. There were several events announced, so be sure to look at our brand new web site, courtesy of Sintax. Goto: Great job Sintax!

We also had the drawing for the Mossburg shotgun that generated donations that benefit the HOBO (Help Our Brothers Out) fund, supporting local needs in our area. It’s been  good day, now I need a nap 🙂

Things to Forget – Chaplains Moment for UCOA – September 10th

We all have things in our life that we don’t want people to bring up. Either things out of our past that are painful, perhaps the loss of a loved one. Or maybe we have experiences that we would like to forget, where we made decisions that had a painful consequence, like falling off our bike, or maybe just accidentally letting it fall over. I know I have these things, so I’m sure you do as well. We move on when stuff happens, but whatever “it” was, it had an effect on us. Maybe we are more careful now, or maybe we drown the memory in our favorite sedative. But whatever it is we want to forget, it never really goes away completely, and even now you are each remembering stuff, and you may even be thinking about coming up here to make me stop talking.

I want you to know that it is ok to have these feeling, and while we sometimes go to great length to avoid these memories and feelings, they are an important part of who we are. The Bible tells us that life isn’t always going to be easy, but it also gives us hope in times of trouble. Here is a verse you have probably never read;

Habakkuk 3:17-18 Even though the fig trees have no fruit and no grapes grow on the vines, even though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no grain, even though the sheep all die and the cattle stalls are empty,I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior.

This is one man’s response to great trouble, he was probably a farmer or rancher, and even when everything went to heck, he reminded himself that God was still with him to help him through the low times. He remembered that he didn’t have to fight alone.

I will leave you with one extra verse that I have always found encouraging in times of trouble;

Isaiah 41:10 Those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.

So when stuff happens that we would prefer to forget, sometimes it is good to remember who we are and where our strength comes from so we can get up and keep going. I know I will, how about you?