John Rector, #132206

Hello everyone, my name is John Rector, and I am asking for your vote. I’m running for Director because I want to contribute my time and skills to make a positive contribution to the success and future of the MOA and to repay this organization for all the benefits I have received over the years. Along with the other directors, I will steer the MOA into the future as we find ways to adapt to the continuing challenges of growing our membership in all age brackets, keeping the MOA a viable choice for new cyclists as well as our seasoned riders, and promoting rider skills and safety training for our members.

I’ve been a passionate motorcyclist since I was 16. I bought my first used bike for $300 and never looked back. I’ve owned 14 motorcycles, the last three of which have been BMWs. Currently I ride a 2010 R 1200 RT and a 2003 K 1200 RS. I was involved with the MOA for many years before finally joining in 2007 when I bought my first BMW. This is where I learned about ATGATT. I’ve participated in rallies, have met lots of great people, and am a supporter of the MOA Foundation.

By day, I’m a professional engineer, having worked for my company in Kansas City for 38 years. I’m a vice president responsible for $100M in projects around the globe. I’ve been blessed to have traveled to 43 countries, and I’ve seen first-hand that motorcycling is a necessary way of life for millions of people on this planet. I’m always looking for cyclists wherever I travel; it’s a kindred spirit kind of thing.

With your vote, I will do my part to keep the MOA alive and healthy, both functionally and financially. I’m good at working with diverse sets of people, skills, and motivations, and bringing them together. I’m skillful at understanding financial issues and problem solving. I understand that a director means constantly looking down the road, steering around the bumps, and looking for new roads and opportunities, always with an eye on the health of our MOA machine. I’m a fresh face ready to jump in and help drive this organization forward.

Maintaining and growing our connection with local clubs, dealerships and Motorrad are important to our long term viability. Continuing as a leader in rider training and promoting motorcycle safety is critical and will encourage new riders to join our family. As a director, I’ll spread my passion for this sport and help steer the MOA to the next level. Help me add my fresh set of eyes and ears to the leadership team, and I pledge to put my experience to work for your MOA.

Most of you won’t know me by name yet, but you will. Don’t let this be a popularity contest. I want to be part of the MOA leadership, and I’m ready to go to work. Thank you for your vote.

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