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To promote motorcycle safety.

To project a positive image of motorcycling.

To enjoy the community of firefighters.

To engage exclusively in social, charitable, and educational activities.

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International Fighterfighters Motorcycle Club
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2016 International Board Candidates

Vice President

 

  1. Personal Profile
      • Name: Richard "Spike" Ostiguy
      • A.K.A. / Nick Name: Spike
      • City, State / Province, Country: Hardwick, Massachusetts U.S.A.
      • Other (optional):

    2.            Red Knights Information

    1. Current Home Chapter: Massachusetts Chapter IV
    2. Positions Held at Chapter, State/ Provincial, International Level: Chapter Level = Road Captain, Vice President and President. International Level = Vice Chairman, Board of Directors 1990 - 1994. Interim Chairman, Board of Directors for part of 1990. International Vice President 1994 - 1995. Eastern Director (now Region 1) 2008 - 2009.
    3. Years (total) In RKIFMC: Entering my 32nd year
    4. Other (optional): Chaired multiple Chapter Poker Runs, Chaired two (2) Statewide Charity Runs to Shriner's Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bestowed Chapter (Mass. IV) "Life Membership" 2010.

    3 Fire Service Affiliation

      • Name of Department(s): City of Holyoke
      • Number of Years in Department(s): 38 years
      • Positions Held: Currently; Sr. Lieutenant
      • Other (optional): Town of Warren, Captain's Rank (Paid Call 1978 - 1987). Town of Ware (Paid Professional, 7-1987 to layoffs 7-1989)

    4. Platform for Election

                  • Primary reason(s) for running: 

    My primary reason for running is, member and chapter retention. We are over 10,000 members strong. But we are losing members & chapters each year as well. I will keep a mindful eye on this trend. I will strive (and work with the Board) to implement ideas to reducing these percentages. Also, as a Board Member, I am your sounding board. I am and always will be approachable, ever improving the lines of communications between you the membership and your International Board.
    Other duties and responsibilities of the office of International Vice President are so noted in our Constitution & By Laws but not limited to...Section 3:17, Page 24

    • The International Vice President oversees;
    • The Membership At Large (M.A.L's).
    • All Overseas Chapters.
    • All Ambassadors.
                  • Vision for future of RKIMC:

    Continue to grow, but not forget how we got here. I love the storied history of this organization, and what it has to offer.
    As we go forward my/our vision for the future should not lose focus on the past. We will continue to grow if we keep listening to our membership. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" (Aristotle).

    5.         Other:
    I've been extremely humbled, honored and proud to have served you the members in this great family organization.
    With your support I look forward to serving you once again. Any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Telephone: 413-896-5908 cell
    Email: Lieut_Spike@yahoo.com
    Private message me on Facebook.
    Skype: spike.ostiguy911
    Skype: We can coordinate a group of members or your monthly meeting(s) skype.

    Fraternally,
    Spike

    To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
    Date Received 6 March 2016
    Nomination requirements complete: Yes X No
    Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
    Date: 10 March 2016
    Nominated by:  Mike LeBlanc                Office:  President                      Home Chapter: RI 1
    Nominated by:  John P. Lyons              Office:  President                      Home Chapter: SC 5
               

     

 

Vice President

 

  1. Personal Profile
    1. Name: Tim Reinard
    2. A.K.A. / Nick Name: Moose
    3. City,  State / Province, Country: Weirton, WV , USA
    4. Other (optional):  B.S. Business Administration, MBA, Adjunct Instructor at three local Colleges for 11 years – teaching Human Resources Management, Operations Management,  Quality Improvement, Trained Improvement Facilitator -  developed modules on , ISO 9000 certification, Meeting Management skills, Leadership skills and other meeting skills.
  2. Red Knights Information
    1. Current Home Chapter:  WV6
    2. Positions Held at Chapter,  State/ Provincial, International Level: Chapter serving as President after serving  three terms as Quartermaster, Assistant Road Captain, Committee member for annual Ride for a Reason poker run
    3. Years (total) In RKIFMC: 6.5
    4. Other (optional): Present Region 3 Director since 12/13.  Have assisted three state Associations starting under my watch to better serve the members from their respective states.
  3. Fire Service Affiliation
    1. Name of Department(s): Weirton Heights Volunteer Fire Department
    2. Number of Years in Department(s): 11 years
    3. Positions Held:  Driver, pumper operator, committee person for ambulance purchase, spirit of 76 snorkel truck purchase and Christmas tree sales
    4. Other (optional):
  4. Platform For Election
    1. Primary reason(s) for running: After serving as the Regional Director since 2013 and being retired, there is a vacancy of Vice President and I feel I have the time and experience to fill it.   Also, there are members in the region who will step to the plate and that I encourage to run for the Director’s position.
    2. Vision for future of RKIMC: Growth and more activity where changes requested by the members are brought forth to the general membership for consideration.
  5. Other:  I have served on several Boards and Committees over the years for the City of Weirton and various non-profits within the City and the County of Hancock so I am familiar with non-profits and how they are run and prosper.

    Nominee confirms information to be correct and approve for publishing:   Yes_X_ No__


    Signature: __Timothy A. Reinard__________________________________________________________
    Date: __12/7/2015______________________________________________________________

    To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
    Date Received: 13 December 2015
    Nomination requirements complete: Yes_X_ No__
    Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
    Date: 6 February 2016
    Nominated by:  John Polka                      Office:  President                      Home Chapter: PA 8
    Nominated by:  Monty Timm                      Office:  President                      Home Chapter: WI 5
               

      

 

Vice President

 

  1. Personal Profile
    • Name: Thomas Delboi
    • A.K.A. / Nick Name:TomTom
    • City,  State / Province, Country: Wilchingen, SH, Switzerland
  • Red Knights Information
    • Current Home Chapter: Switzerland 4
    • Positions Held at Chapter,  State/ Provincial, International Level: Founder and past president of chapter Switzerland 1, co-founder of the Europe Association,  founder and current president of Switzerland 4,  past European Ambassador, past (1st) Region 7 Regional Director, current Chairman of the Communications Committee, int. Facebook page administrator, Facebook “All members and MALs” group co-administrator
    • Years (total) In RKIFMC: 7
    • Recipient of the international Outstanding Contribution Award, Life Membership Award
  • Fire Service Affiliation
    • Name of Department(s): Schutz und Rettung Zürich (SRZ) Fire and EMS Dispatch center, Feuerwehr Wilchingen
    • Number of Years in Department(s): SRZ: 8, Wilchingen: 5
    • Positions Held: SRZ: dispatcher Fire and EMS (Sergeant), Wilchingen: staff officer, responsible for our Fire Department special units (Lieutenant)
  • Platform For Election

Primary reason(s) for running: As past international officer, as your past Region 7 Regional director, it has been an honor and privilege to serve the men and women of our great organization on the international board. Many great things have been completed, and I’d like to opportunity to accomplish more for the Red Knights.  Therefore I am seeking to get another chance to serve as international officer, and asking for your vote and support my candidature as your International Vice President to make this happen.

  • Other

The Red Knights are an INTERNATIONAL Firefighter Motorcycle Club. So why not an International Vice President from overseas?

During my service as the European Ambassador and Regional Director I support most of the European chapters during their founding. When I start to found the first Red Knights chapter in Switzerland we had less than a hand full of chapters in Europe. Until summer 2015, when I left my office as Region 7 Regional Director, the Red Knights in Europe has grown up to 34 chapters and several MALs. It was a privilege to be part of a group of hard working and enthusiastic Red Knights which let our club grow so fast in Europe. I spend a lot of time and work to promote and advertise our Club. Also I start to build connections to leaders of firefighter associations.

I was the first International Ambassador (European Ambassador) and the first International Officer (Region 7 Regional Director) from overseas. Right now I serve our Organization as Chairman of the Communications Committee. I am Co-Founder of the Europe Association, and it was my idea to apply for hosting the Annual International Convention in Europe. Maybe you remember my presentation at the last Annual International Convention in Austin / Texas? The membership vote to run the 2020 convention in Europe!

Examples of some Projects I have been involved with in the past:

  • Promote the Red Knights on Facebook
  • Founding an Europe Association for all European Chapters and MALs
  • Create a multi-language Flyer to promote the Red Knights
  • Trademarked our Name and Logo in Europe
  • Publish an article / information’s on Wikipedia in German and English language
  • Establish an Annual European Meeting
  • Shipping the MAL welcome packages for European MALs from Europe to reduce costs
  • Establish an European Assistant of the Grand Tour Chairman
  • Establish an European Assistant of the International Quartermaster
  • Promote the Red Knights at large Fire Service Exhibitions (Code 3800, Interschutz)
  • Invite the US Ambassador for a 9/11 remember ceremony during the European Meeting 2015

My goal is to being a visionary and thinking outside the box aided as well by providing innovative ways and positive changes towards improvement, and modernization while preserving club traditions. I want to bring our young and old, American- and Overseas-, MALs and Chapter member closer together to see the Red Knights as one club. During my time as European Regional Director I spend a lot of time to assist the International Vice President with the MAL program in Europe, and get a lot of experience. Also I am very well web connected (Facebook, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, Threema, Twitter, Phone) to keep in touch with Red Knights all over the world.

There is still more work to be accomplished in this area therefore, I am humbly asking for your vote and support for my election bid. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns. I’m always available to our membership.
My personal email address: thomas.delboi@redknightsmc.com

Loyal to our duty

Thomas “TomTom” Delboi
Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club Past Regional Director
Life Member

 

To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
Date Received 18 February 2016
Nomination requirements complete: Yes X No
Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
Date: 21 February 2016
Nominated by:              Peter Stone       Office:  President                      Home Chapter:  MA 1
Nominated by:              Scott Ryan        Office:  President                      Home Chapter: PEI 1
           

  

International Secretary

 

  1. Personal Profile
    1. Name: Jack Jarvis
    2. A.K.A. / Nick Name: Tumbler
    3. City,  State / Province, Country: Wilmington, NC, USA
    4. Other (optional):
  2. Red Knights Information
    1. Current Home Chapter: NC 6
    2. Positions Held at Chapter,  State/ Provincial, International Level: Chapter Founder and Treasurer, Vice President, President. NC State Association Founder and President. Southern Director, Region 4 Director, International Vice President.
    3. Years (total) In RKIFMC: 13
    4. Other (optional):
  3. Fire Service Affiliation
    1. Name of Department(s): Seagate Volunteer fire Dept., Wilmington Fire Dept.
    2. Number of Years in Department(s): 20
    3. Positions Held: Firefighter, Master Firefighter, Engineer, Captain
    4. Other (optional):
  4. Platform For Election
    1. Primary reason(s) for running: I have been training under the current Int. Sec. for a few years and it is time to take over the reins.  I look forward to streamlining the TMLA system to make it easier for all members.  I am going to work to improve communication between the chapters and the International Board.  Our organization has a lot of great offers that many do not know about. I will work to make them all more public to everyone.  Our insurance program is great and I will work to improve it further.
    2. Vision for future of RKIMC: I look forward to assisting our great organization in its future growth.  We are now over 10,000 members worldwide and growing.  My goal is to do everything in my power to help streamline our programs to assist all the membership and to improve the communication between the chapters and the Int. Board.
  5. Other

    To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
    Date Received 6 February 2016
    Nomination requirements complete: Yes_X_ No__
    Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L. Caisse
    Date: 3 March 2016
    Nominated by:    Skip Kittrell                   Office:              President          Home Chapter: AL 2
    Nominated by:  Mike Davis                    Office:              President          Home Chapter: FL 4
               

      

Region 2 Director

 

  1. Personal Profile
    • Leo Patry
    • A.K.A. Nick Name  Leo
    • City, Province, Country  - Kingston Ontario Canada
  • Red Knights Information
    • Charter member Ontario 7 and International Life member
    • Positions Held at Chapter,
    •   Vice President, Treasurer, Road Captain
    • Position held at International –
      •  Secretary Board of Directors  1993-94
      • Chairman Board of Directors 1994-95
      • International President 1995-97
      • International treasurer 1998- To 2014
      • Region 2 Director 2014 to Date
    • Years (total) In RKIMC: 27 years
  • Fire Service Affiliation
  •  DuPont of Canada Firefighter 2 Years
    • Kingston Fire & Rescue - 34 Years
    • Positions Held - Firefighter, Captain, Assistant  Deputy Chief, Deputy Chief
  • Platform For Election
    • Primary reason(s) for running:
    • To continue to be part of the International management team working to promote the continued growth of the Organization while working to expand opportunities for the membership to have more outlets to enjoy the love of motorcycling and to meet other red knights and form new friendships.
    • Vision for future of RKIMC:

To have established chapters of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle club as a Social non-profit club in all the major countries of the world. Bringing our total membership to 12,000 members with over 500 Chapters.

Nominee confirms information to be correct and approve for publishing:   Yes_X_
Signature: ______Leo J. Patry____________________________________________
Date: __________February 6, 2016_______________________________________

To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
Date Received: 06 February 2016
Nomination requirements complete: Yes_X_ No__

Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
Date: 06 February 2016
Nominated by:              N/A      Office:              N/A      Home Chapter: N/A
Nominated by:                                      Office:                                      Home Chapter:            
           

  

 

Region 4 Director

 
  1. Personal Profile
    1. Joey Powell
    2. A.K.A. / Nick Name:
    3. Wake Forest NC 27587
    4. Other (optional):
  2. Red Knights Information
    1. Current Home Chapter:  NC 12
    2. Positions Held at Chapter,  State/ Provincial, International Level: Chapter Road Captain, State president  , State VP and State  Road Captain, International  Region 4 director
    3. Years (total) In RKIFMC: 8 years
    4. Other (optional):
  3. Fire Service Affiliation
    1. Name of Department(s): Wake Forest and Stony Hill
    2. Number of Years in Department(s): 26
    3. Positions Held:  Captain and Training officer
    4. Other (optional): I have served on the board of directors for the Stony Hill Fire Dept.  and Paschal Golf Club
  4. Platform For Election
    1. Primary reason(s) for running to better communications from the board to the membership and serve the members Promoting the positive image of motorcycling while enjoying the camaraderie of other firefighters with their families.  I think we have grown so large that we sometimes we forget why we were formed. We are a business but we need not to forget where it began and why. To ride, have fun, make new friends. We all so need to get the younger members more involved in the chapters. These members are the ones that will be here when we are long gone.  

Vision for future of RKIMC:  We all need to look forward into the future to see how we can better the organization. If you have an idea do not think it would not work. I would like to encourage each member if you have any topics that you think the board should address please send it to your Regional Director so that we can discuss it. Remember this is your club

Nominee confirms information to be correct and approve for publishing:   Yes X  No __

Signature: ______Joey Powell______________________________________________________
Date: ____12/21/15____________________________________________________________

To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
Date Received___11 February 2016________________________
Nomination requirements complete: Yes_X_ No_Incumbent
Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
Date: 12 February 2016
Nominated by:              N/A      Office:              N/A      Home Chapter: N/A
Nominated by:                                      Office:                                      Home Chapter:            
           

  

 

Region 6 Director

 
  1. Personal Profile:
    1. Name: Allen Aurich
    2. A.K.A. / Nick Name: n/a
    3. City, State / Province, Country: League City, Texas. USA
    4. Other (optional):
  2. Red Knights Information:
    1. Current Home Chapter:  Texas Chapter 4
    2. Positions Held at Chapter,  State/ Provincial, International Level: TX Chapter 4 President, Texas State Assoc. Vice Pres.
    3. Years (total) In RKIFMC: 10 year Active member
    4. Other (optional):
  3. Fire Service Affiliation:
    1. Name of Department(s): League City Vol. Fire & Rescue
    2. Number of Years in Department(s): 27
    3. Positions Held: Captain, Lieutenant, & Firefighter
    4. Other (optional): Fire Prevention Coordinator for 15 years
  4. Platform For Election:
    1. Primary reason(s) for running: Since I am retiring in May, I will have the time to help expand the membership in the Red Knights worldwide and especially in Region 6.  I feel like there needs to be more communication between the Board of Directors and the membership.  I also believe in term limits and I will work toward getting them implemented.
    2. Vision for future of RKIMC: Grow the membership to where we are the largest motorcycle club in the world.  I also feel that we need to recruit younger members and mentor them so that they will be ready to move up to the leadership positions when the time comes.
  1. Other

To Be Completed By Nominating Committee
Date Received: 7 April 2016
Nomination requirements complete: Yes X No
Signature Chairperson:  Thomas L Caisse
Date: 11 April 2016
Nominated by:  Charles Lancaster         Office:  President                      Home Chapter: TX 3
Nominated by:  Oscar De Leon              Office:  Vice President              Home Chapter: TX 4
           

 


 

 

 

 

 

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