Bruce Peacock, #124445

I am seeking a position on our BMW MOA Board of Directors because I think that I can help make improvements to the great organization we already are, make it even better for all motorcycle riders, and help us grow.

I have been an active member of the MOA for over 11 years. In that time I have attended and enjoyed volunteering at many MOA International and Club rallies, mainly in the eastern part of the continent.

Having my own print and design company, I have volunteered to assist a few clubs with the redesign of their crests to meet the new standard as required by BMW, as well as designing one of our international rally crests.

I have been riding since I was 20, but I really got back into it in the last 20 years. After retiring nine years ago, I really picked up on touring and was doing about 10 to 15 thousand miles a year, covering territory from Ontario to Florida (many times) and out to Texas and then north to North Dakota, missing only four states on the East Coast, which I am looking forward to visiting.

I set up our MOA-recognized BMW club and have encouraged our members to come to the rallies and work on the Ontario BMW MOA Getaway weekends in May. I have also been a member of the Red Knights International, a motorcycle club for Fire Fighters. We support many charity rides, one which I chaired, set up and ran for five years, the TOMA Tide for Burn Children.

I sit on three other Boards: a Provincial retirement board as a Director, a local Ham Radio Club board as Vice President, and the Ontario Provincial Board for Air Cadets as an Area Director. I was also president of our local chapter of Rotary International and ran a motorcycle ride for them as well.

As for my background, I have been involved with the Air Reserves in Canada, have run my own printing and aircraft companies, and have my helicopter, airplane and glider licenses. I was with a police department before going into the fire department where I spent 27 years and retired as a Fire Chief.

I feel I could be a great asset to the board in going forth and making MOA even better, gaining more recognition within North America for all riders.

Visit Bruce and ask questions in the Candidate and Election thread in the MOA Forum.
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