2017 Electric City Chapter Officers
Electric City Chapter Board of Directors
Robbie Murphy Board Member
Rocky Timms Board Member & Timms H-D Dealer Representative
J.B. Clifton Board Member
Donna Graham Board Member
Ken Higginbotham Board Member
Cheryl Sanders Board Member (not pictured)
I will do everything I can to help promote the betterment of The Electric City H.O.G. Chapter. Any suggestions or ideas you have, please let me know.
A little bit about this old man: I was a Security Officer for General Motors and retired in 1990. My first 19 years of life was in Southwest Virginia (Jonesville). The next 31 years was spent in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland). Then on to Southeast Michigan (Oxford) for the next 8 years. I moved back to God's Country after retiring. I joined our chapter in 1995 and have enjoyed numerous rides; short, overnight, week-ends and week-long journeys with this Chapter. My wife joins in by following in her little red convertible. My most memorable ride was the Made In America Tour in 1997. We started out here in Anderson and traveled to Nashville, then on to Louisville, Kentucky for a tour of the Louisville Slugger factory. From there we went to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and then on to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Our Chapter got our picture on the front of "Hog Tales" outside of the Louisville Slugger factory. Since joining our Chapter, I was Director for 1 year, Activities Officer for 5 years, and Road Captain for 5 years. I have been riding motorcycles for the past 43 years but bought my first Harley in 1981. It was a beautiful Low Rider. Some low life wanted it more than I, so he stole it August 10th, 1982. I presently ride a 2006 Ultra Classic. I look forward to many rides and chapter events with our membership this year. Remember, never ride any faster than your Guardian Angel can fly.
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Owners: (L-R) Rocky, Bicky, and Charles Timms
When nominated to continue my second year as Director of a group that gets so much enjoyment riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with fellow members makes me feel very honored. Leading a group with a strong focus on riding safely, our HOG family and camaraderie makes me believe it just don’t get any better than that.
I was born and raised in Norton Va. Southwest part, where I began riding Harley’s in 1980. I worked with the Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer network for years. It has taken me from one end of Va. to the other. Moving to Florence SC in 1997, I have also lived in Columbia SC, and it brought me to Anderson SC in 2013. I feel like I am at home here. The riding terrain in Upstate SC is very similar to that where I began my riding career.
In 2016, after 43 years in service with Cat dealers, I began a new chapter of life, becoming a Realtor© and a Real Estate Agent, joining Coldwell Banker Hugh Durham and Associates.
My wife Luanne is also a Realtor© with the CBHD & Associates, as well. A Chapter member and Historian with ECHOG, she loves the family atmosphere as well. She enjoys riding her own bike, and especially loves the Ladies of Harley “Ladies Only” rides. We both love working, and selling in the Electric City. We are finding Upstate SC to have more to offer us and our love of riding motorcycles than anywhere we have lived so far. Anderson is a great city. The surrounding mountain roads and scenery are just unbelievable, and I currently explore them on my 2012 Street Glide and 1999 Wide Glide, and Luanne on her 2008 Heritage Softail.
I look forward to 2017 and doing all I can to help our Chapter grow and promote riding and family. I hope to see all our current members, and new ones as well, want to get involved and participate in rides, events and activities.
Tim Jones-Director, Tim Hill-Assistant Director, Pam Waitekus-Treasurer,
Gary Clemons-Secretary, Melissa Clemons-LOH Officer,
I'm excited and looking forward to another year of riding and working with this active H.O.G. Club. I've been on 2 wheels since 1965 and a H.O.G. member since 2004. We moved to SC several years ago to be closer to our family. Now we enjoy good friends, good weather, good rides, good food, and so much more.
Ride Safe -- Have Fun
I was surprised when I was nominated as treasurer for the Electric City HOG Chapter. I moved to the area just over two years ago with my husband John. John has been riding Harley's for 25 years and currently rides a 2014 Limited. I got my license in 2008 and ride a 2010 Street Glide Trike.
I was born and raised in Upstate NY. After too many cold winters we decided to move south. We didn't know anyone in the area so we attended a Chapter meeting and were welcomed with open arms. We quickly became part of the family. I served as Registration Coordinator for the 2016 SC State HOG Rally. Last year I served on the Activities Committee with my husband John and another couple.
This is one of the friendliest group of people I know and am honored to serve as a primary officer. I look forward to serving and riding with the Chapter.
Have fun and ride safe!
I am honored to serve as secretary for the number 1 HOG chapter, Electric City HOG. I have been riding motorcycles for as long as I can remember. Started off on dirt bikes as a child and moved on to the streets in my teens. I purchased my first Harley in 2003 and it has been nothing but miles and smiles since then. In 2011, my wife Melissa and I purchased a new Street Glide and started traveling together. Every once in a while you will see Melissa on the back of my bike, but she now spend most of the time riding her own. Melissa and I met the wonderful members of ECHOG during the 2015 SC HOG Rally. We were so impressed with the comradery and fellowship that we joined soon after and we welcomed with open arms. We thoroughly enjoy every moment that we get to spend with our new found HOG family. I am looking forward more miles and smiles in 2017! KSU – Lets Ride!
Have Fun and Ride Safe!
Head Road Captain & Safety Officer
John & Beverly Munns, John & Pam Waitekus
It is a privilege to serve as Assistant Director. I have served as Assistant Director many years ago. I have been involved with the chapter since 1997. This chapter is blessed with great people. One could not ask for a better group to be around.
I was born and raised in the Greenwood area. I have worked for Fuji Film for 21 years as a maintenance technician. I have served as the Events Coordinator for the SC State HOG Rally for 8 years.
I have been riding motorcycles since I was 6. My wife Brenda has always rode on the back with me until 2 years ago. She went and took the motorcycle safety riding course and got her license.
Hope to see each and everyone of you out on the road.
Ride safe and have fun.
Since meeting so many ECHOG members at the 2015 SC HOG Rally I have been excited to become a part of this group. I am thankful for the opportunity to be your LOH Officer as it gives me a greater chance to get to know so many wonderful people. While Gary and I have been riding his Streetglide together since 2011 I always had the desire to ride my own bike. My first goal was to obtain my motorcycle license which I did after a year of diligent practice on a Honda Rebel. My hard work paid off and I passed the DMV driving test in May of 2014. The very next day Gary took me to the Harley dealer and I got my first Harley, a 1200 Custom! While I won’t deny I’m still learning the ins and outs of riding, this group has been the most supportive way to conquer any of my insecurities while on two wheels. My hope is to encourage the continued fellowship of women in this organization. Whether you’re in the drivers seat or passenger seat, just ride!
Ken Higginbotham Head Road Captain/Safety officer
I’m happy to be serving as 2016 Head Road Captain and Safety Officer for the best H.O.G. Chapter anywhere. It’s always exciting to see more and more Harley riders become a part of our group and great that many of them are getting involved.
My wife, Denise, and I joined Electric City H.O.G. in January of 2002 soon after I bought my first Harley. I starting riding motorcycles when I was in high school but life got in the way and I rarely had a chance to ride for most of my adult years. I got into riding again when I was working with some guys who rode Harleys and they were always talking about the fun they had. So I took the plunge and I’ve never looked back. Now, riding is life. I retired from Michelin in 2012 so I’ve had lots of time to ride over the last few years. I now have a 2012 Road Glide Ultra with over 62,000 miles on it. We’ve made numerous long trips with friends but the longest was 22 days in 2015, just Denise and me throughout the New England states where we joined up with John and Beverly Munns in Geneva, NY and rode with them for a week. I look forward to riding and having fun with all of our members, both new and seasoned.
Ride safe, ride a lot.