THANKS YOU #GATHERING2018
Dear brothers and sisters,
To our annual June tradition, we organized our motorcycle ride once again for the benefit of a good cause. Every year we choose a different goal, to which the full proceeds of the motorcycle meeting will go. This year we choose ‘De Bevertjes’, a school nearby our clubhouse, where toddlers and children with moderate to severe motor and/or mental retardation learn to learn. The school will use the budget for expanding their ‘snoezel’ room. ‘Snoezelen’ is a combination of cuddling, wellness and feathering. It is a process of discovery and stimulation, but also of relaxing, unwinding and enjoying. It stimulates different senses and increases the well-being of people with disabilities.
We enjoy every year again to welcome motorcycles and their drivers from all over Europe. This year we had the chance to meet our brothers and sisters from Belgium, England, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Germany and even a few members from Mexico! We welcomed over 300 drivers during the weekend and over 180 people came for the barbecue on Saturday! What a succes! The weather was good as well was the food and everyone could use a drink after a long hot drive. Still, we can not say yet how much we raised but soon there will be an announcement. Please, look for it on our Facebook and website.
We want to thank everyone who came to the Gathering this year for your help, your hands and your money. But most of all: thank you for your smile and your positivity. We look forward to meet you all again next year.
Buba, Comte le Balzac, Chuck, le Chat, Groggy, Switzeldinges, Baking Nurse and all members of Red Knights Belgium 2
OVERLIJDEN ROSALIE GEENEN
Hierbij melden wij het overlijden van Rosalie Geenen. Rosalie is de mama van Walther Hannes, de oma van Gert Hannes en Greet. Ze is ook de overgrootmoeder van onze junior members Bo en Tijl. Condoleanties kunnen gericht worden naar firstname.lastname@example.org of aan de familie.
NEW YEAR, NEW FACES
Every year we have a habit to knight our newest members and praise them with a fitting nickname. There are no new members to welcome this year, but some existing members were yet to honor. We welcome in our midst:
- Johan Luyts as ‘Nightwatch’
- Dirk Van den Steen as ‘Havana’
- Peter Willekens as ‘Peter pan’
- Astrid Fauché as ‘Escargot’
- John Provyn as ‘Iso be good’
- Laurien De Jaegher as ‘Baking nurse’
Feel free to ask for the lovely stories that comes with those nicknames. Photo’s of the ceremony can be found here.
Beside the knighting, we chose Chuck to be our Treasurer, Buba to be our President and Groggy to be our Quartermaster once again. A new sprout this year: Baking Nurse will take over the role of webmaster. We thank Shrek for his amazing job in the past years.
WISHES FROM RKBII
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We wish you all a weekly ride, more time together and beautiful new accessories. After all, we know you love your bike like we do! Have gorgeous travelings, have a safe stay on the roads in 2018 and see you soon at one of our events!
This year, the international convention of the Red Knights will take place in the magical Cork, Ireland. All will take place from 7th till 9th of September 2018. All Red Knights are welcome. Registration and questions, please contact our host RK Ireland 1 via their website.
LOSS OF A KNIGHT’S BELOVED WIFE
With deep grief we announce you the loss of one of our members’ beloved wife, Ann Van Neste. Only 51 years old, she was ripped away from this life. She was loved by all of us, in particular Red Knights Johan Van den Steen (BBQ) as her husband, Dirk Van den Steen as her brother in law and Julie Van den Steen (Julietje) as her niece.
“Those we love don’t go away…
They walk beside us every day…
Unseen unheard, but always here…
Still loved, still missed, still very dear…”
We’ll meet again, Ann. One day sure…