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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Seeking Future NASR Host(s)

NASR (North American Summer Rally) is an annual gathering of our forum members in a different location each year. It started as NASSIR (North American Steve Saunders International Rally) in 2008 in honor of the founder of goldwingfacts.com, Steve Saunders, who lives in Ireland. It was a way for forum members from all over the world to meet in person and put faces to names and reinforce friendships made on the forum. In 2017 we changed to NASR as Steve sold the forum in 2012 and we could no longer legally use his name to represent the forum.

A NASR event is voluntarily hosted by a forum member or members. It is best to have 2 or more members host a NASR to help with responsibilities. A NASR host/location can be chosen up to 2yrs prior to the event being held.
We have a NASR 13 (2020) host/location. We are looking for the NASR 14 (2021) & NASR 15 (2022) hosts to get the ball rolling. The NASR 14 host/location will be revealed at the NASR 13 auction.

Guidelines for hosting a NASR is as follows:

1. The NASR official dates will always be a Tues, Wed, Thurs. This gives attendees the weekend to travel to/from NASR and minimize time off from work. The time of year (Month) will be determined by the host(s) for the best time to ride for the area. (Most of the NASR’s have been held in June/July. When it has been held in the South (NASR 1 & 8), September is usually the month of choice).

2. Since we are also there to ride, routes of your favorite roads in the area are a must! Tourist activities if applicable is also communicated to the attendees.

3. The host(s) secures lodging (hotel & camping) at a group rate if possible.

4. Meals (breakfast & dinner) are normally provided by the host(s) by either cooking onsite or contracted with a catering business or restaurant that can accommodate a large group and is normally prepaid by the attendees.

5. The host(s) design and print T-Shirts to be sold (prepaid) to the attendees and any member wanting to purchase them.

6. A charity is determined by the host(s) that will receive the proceeds of the auction.

If you are interested in hosting a NASR, please reply to this thread with your intended dates/location.

The steering committee will select a host/location and help with any questions the host may have. The committee tries not to have back to back NASR’s in the same general area. This allows the most people to attend as much as possible.

There is a small fund to help the host with deposits to try and keep the out-of-pocket funds of the host to a minimum. All funds requested will go through the committee before being distributed. All questions should be asked in this thread to keep continuity and help future hosts with answers to questions already asked.

Thank You for your interest. Hope to see you at a future NASR.
Thread started by Michele (Snorebabe) on behalf of the Steering Committee.
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To anybody that might be contemplating hosting a NASR event but think that his is a major under taking, If you look at these guidelines as a whole, It might seem that way. If you break it down into sections, it is very doable.

I was lucky enough to have the honor to host NASR12. I knew that location I wanted. I had a couple of friends to serve as co-hosts (Pwhoever & Parman) & gave them specific tasks (design T Shirts & get input on riding routes & get their opinions on ideas).
I found a couple of prospective motels to serve as the base. There was a campground on the edge of town.
I used the menu from the last couple of NASR's as a guide. I figured out what I was able to prepare & then found a catering business for the rest.
There was a rental place in the next town where I was able to rent a banquet tent.

One word of advice that I got from previous Host's, KISS: Keep It Simple (Stupid).
There are a number of previous host's that will be willing to help guide you through setting up a NASR event. Don't be shy, ask them questions.
We will be able to tell you what worked or didn't work so well.


So get with a buddy & throw your hat into the ring.
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SO, Is there any interest (at this time) for someone to step forward as a Host? You will have the support of previous Hosts.

Carl

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This would be for 2021 folks, not 2020, that is already taken care of.

We desperately need volunteers.
I have heard one person mention some interest, but that has not been followed up AFAIK.

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