2011 Presidential Committee Election
Candidates: Jack Shelledy (uncontested)
Winner: Jack Shelledy
Candidates: Corey Taber and Charles Stilfield
Winner: Corey Taber
Sergeant at Arms
Candidates: Mike Hendrick (uncontested)
Winner: Mike Hendrick
Candidates: Shane Lynch (uncontested)
Winner: Shane LynchMember Liaison
Candidates: Bob Lynch (uncontested)
Winner: Bob Lynch2010 Presidential Committee Election
Association Vice President
Candidates: Greg Allian (uncontested)
Winner: Greg Allian
Association Public Relations
Candidates: Susan Stilfield (uncontested)
Winner: Susan Stilfield
Association Events Coordinator
Candidates: Charles Stilfield (uncontested)
Winner: Charles Stilfield
Association Bylaw Custodian
Candidates: Corey Taber
Winner: Corey TaberLake Chapter Committee
Dennis MorelockNew Recruits Officer
Ace LillardSergent at Arms
Brad HollowayEvents Coordinator
Gary ParterRoad Captain
2009 Presidential Committee Election Results
Candidates: Jack Shelledy (uncontested)
Winner: Jack ShelledyAssociation First Officer
Candidates: Scott Phillips(incumbent)
Winner: Dave Lawson
Association Member Liason
Candidates: Lisa Shelledy (uncontested)
Winner: Lisa ShelledyAssociation Road Captain
Candidates: Steve Mueller(incumbent)Winner:
Steve MuellerAssociation Sergeant at Arms
Candidates: Mike Hedrick (uncontested)Winner
: Mike Hedrick
The official FCMA
mailing address is PO Box 1461, Sedalia, MO 65302
FCMA was eight (8) years old on Feb 16, 2012.
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One outstanding rule that
MUST be followed is this:
THERE WILL BE NO ALCOHOL CONSUMED BEFORE OR
DURING RUNS THAT
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compelled to partake in your
favorite beverage, please wait till the events are over to do so.
There is usually a C-Store nearby. If for some
member or guest is guilty of appearing intoxicated or having alcohol on
their breath...they will be asked to remain behind and not allowed to
participate in that event. This is a serious matter folks,
there will be ZERO TOLERANCE.
of the Day:
â€œA limit on
what you will do puts a limit on what you can do.â€
Winterizing Tips for your Ride
your bike for winter
Well, it's that time of year again!
Soon the snow will be falling and the motorcycles will be tucked away
for the winter
And each spring your dealers
phone will ring off the wall with customers who did not store the ol'
bike properly and now wonder why it won't run.
Some preparation now will ensure that
you are out riding in the spring instead of waiting in the dealer's
1. Location - where are you going to put it?
One solution may be to ask your
dealer if he offers a storage program. This is ideal because he will
often prep, store, and have the bike ready to ride when you are ready
again. If you decide to store it yourself, you will need a place that
is dry and out of harm's way.
When possible. Chose a location away
from windows. The ultraviolet light can fade paint and plastic parts.
Direct sunlight can raise the ambient temperature of the storage area
which will promote condensation when the sun goes down, so cover plain
glass with some sort of opaque material. Also, cover your bike with a
specially designed bike cover not a sheet or a tarp. Why? Because a
sheet absorbs moisture and hold it against metal surfaces and then rust
forms. Also, damp fabric will breed mildew and this may attack the seat
material. A tarp prevents moisture from getting in but it also prevents
it from getting out. Moisture trapped will condense on the bike and
then the rust monster is back!
A specially designed
motorcycle cover is made of a mildew resistant material. The material
is slightly porous, so it can breathe.
2. Change The
Tip: Just like cars a colder
winter grade oil will allow your bike to start easier in colder
weather. If your motorcycle runs ok with a cold winter grade oil (5w30)
then changing the oil to this grade will help startup and running in
Even if the oil is not due for a
change, byproducts of combustion produce acids in the oil which will
harm the inner metal surfaces. Warm the engine to its normal operating
temperature, as warm oil drains much faster and more completely.
While you are at it, why not change
the filter too? Add fresh motorcycle grade oil. Remember to dispose of
the drained oil and old filter in a responsible manner. What to do with
the old oil? Recycle it. Most stores you have purchased the oil from
will take it back free of change to be recycled.
3. Add Fuel
Stabilizer And Drain Carbs
Tip: You only need to drain
the carbs if your motorcycle will be stored more than 4 months.
Otherwise just add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank, run the bike for 10
minutes so it mixes and gets into the carbs.
Fill the tank with fresh fuel, but do
not overfill. The correct level is when the fuel just touches the
bottom of the filler neck. This gives enough room for the fuel to
expand without overflowing the tank when temperature rises.
Shut off the fuel petcock and drain
the carburetors and the fuel lines. Add winterizing fuel conditioner to
prevent the fuel from going stale, and help prevent moisture
accumulation. Stale fuel occurs when aromatics (the lighter additives)
evaporate leaving a thicker, sour smelling liquid. If left long enough,
it will turn into a gum, plugging the jets and passages inside your carbs!
4. Lube the
Tip: You only need to do
this if your motorcycle will be stored a very long time (6 months or
Because gasoline is an excellent
solvent and the oil scraper ring has done its job, most of the oil from
the cylinder walls have been removed since the last time the engine was
run. If the cylinder wall is left unprotected for a long period of
time, it will rust and cause premature piston and ring wear.
Remove the spark plugs
and pour a tablespoon (5 cc) of clean engine oil or spray fogging oil
into each cylinder. Be sure to switch off the fuel before you crank the
engine or else you may refill the drained carbs! Also, ground the
ignition leads to prevent sparks igniting any fuel residue. Turn the
engine over several revolutions to spread the oil around and then
reinstall the plugs. Refitting the plugs before cranking the engine
could result in a hydraulic lock if too much oil was used in the
The battery must be removed from the
motorcycle when it is in storage. Motorcycles often have a small
current drain even when the ignition is switched off (dark current),
and a discharged battery will sulfate and no longer be able to sustain
A conventional battery should be
checked for electrolyte level. Add distilled water to any of the cells
that are low and then charge the battery.
Battery charging should be performed
at least every two weeks using a charger that has an output of 10% of
the battery ampere hour rating. For example if the battery has an AH
rating of 12 (e.g. 12N12A-4A-1 where the 12A is 12 amp hours), then the
charge rate of that battery should not exceed 1.2 amps. A higher charge
will cause the battery to overheat. Charge the battery away from open
flame or sparks as the gas (hydrogen) given off a battery can be
explosive. Elevate the battery and keep it from freezing. Exercise the
proper caution appropriate to caustic substances.
Waxing and polishing the motorcycle
might seem like a waste of time since you are putting it away and no
one will see it. But applying wax is a very important part of storing a
motorcycle.Wax will act as a barrier against rust and moisture.
Don't forget to spray any other metal
surfaces (such as the frame or engine) will a very light spray of
WD-40. This will keep these areas shiny and protect from corrosion as
Exhausts/Mufflers are known to rust
fast when they are not used. So making sure they are properly stored
for the winter on your bike will save them from an early rusty death.
Spray a light oil (such as WD40) into the muffler ends and drain holes.
Lightly stick a plastic bag (shopping bag is fine) into the end of each
muffler hole (to keep moisture from getting inside the exhaust). Then
cover each muffler with another plastic bag to keep outside moisture
Check both front and rear tires with
your air pressure gauge. Make sure each tire is properly inflated to
the maximum recommend pressure. As it gets colder, air condenses in
your tire so it is important to pump them up as to keep your tires
healthy. Rubber is a flexible material and does not like to freeze (it
cracks when it freezes). Placing 1/4"-1/2" piece of cardboard or wood
board under each tire will help keep the rubber raised up from a
DO NOT use a tire dressing on tires
(such as Armor-All or tire cleaning foam) as this will make the tires
hard and slippery.
If the brake or clutch fluids haven't
been changed in the last two years or 18,000 km (11,000 miles), do it
now. The fluids used In these system are "hygroscopic" which means that
they absorb moisture. The contaminated fluid will cause corrosion
inside the systems which may give problems when the motorcycle is used
next spring. Be sure to use the correct fluids and note the warnings
and instructions in the service manual. If you don't have the
experience to service these systems, contact your dealer, he will be
happy to assist you.
If your motorcycle is liquid cooled,
the coolant requires changing every two years or 24,000 kms (15,000
miles). Make sure that the engine is cool enough to rest your hand on
it before draining the system and please dispose of the coolant
responsibly. Coolant/antifreeze is available from your dealer and has
been developed to provide the correct protection for your motorcycle
engine. Mixed 50/50 with distilled water will ensure a clean system for
the next two years or 24,000 kms (15,000 miles).
10. Cover it.
Now you can cover the bike with the
cycle cover and look forward to the first warm day of spring.
Back On The
Before you head out onto the highway,
there are a couple of things to do. First, remove the cover and put it
where you can find it again. Talking of finding things, locate the
(charged) battery and reinstall it connecting the positive (+) cable
(red) before the (-) negative and covering the terminals with the
plastic covers. Recheck all fluid levels and turn on the fuel. Check
for anything wrong on the motorcycle (cracked tires, broken
parts/plastic, leaking oil). Set the tire pressures back to riding
specs and you are ready to fire up.
As you don your riding gear, remember that
your riding skills will be a little rusty and the road surfaces will
have changed a bit since the last ride, so go carefully. Sand/salt
deposits on the edge of the road and especially at corners may be
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"Coming Full Circle" - Sedalia
Jack Shelledy honored as Unsung
Hero for making a difference in the community
Sarah Nail - Sedalia Democrat
is an ex-convict turned community volunteer, and now an unsung hero.
Shelledy, of Sedalia, was recently selected as one of 12
of Missouri's Unsung Heroes featured in a state Senate
He was recognized last week on the Senate floor.
"I don't do the things I do for
the recognition. ... But, I was honored. I was very honored," Shelledy
said he didn't feel as worthy as the others featured in the calendar,
including two military veterans. Each year the Missouri Senate
Administration Committee selects a theme for its calendar.
Delbert Scott, who represents District 28, which includes Sedalia,
asked people to nominate others "who were significant in their
community and make a difference in their community," Scott said.
Friends nominated Shelledy, who Scott submitted to a selection
committee along with two others. The committee of Senate staffers
picked the winners.
"I was really honored to be
able to present the resolution to him and have him on the calendar,"
is featured for April, which is fitting given that each year he and
fellow Full Circle Motorcycle Association members deliver Easter
baskets to children at Show-Me Christian Youth Home. Shelledy and
several others founded the motorcycle group six years ago and it's
now 130 members strong. The group's first community service project
was the trip to the youth home.
club raises money for the March of Dimes through Bikers for Babies,
donates and gives away bicycles to youngsters following the Christmas
parade, and cleans up a stretch of U.S. 50 four times a year.
person can't do it all, it takes a big group of people," Shelledy
said of the club's community service. "It's a great group of
Shelledy's giving attitude is
one that developed after serving 17 years in a federal prison. He was
convicted on drug charges, including distribution of methamphetamine,
which he calls "the charge they saved my life with."
"If I would have continued the
way I was going, I wouldn't be alive today," he said.
conviction also protected the
community, Shelledy said. He had 70 encounters with law enforcement by
the time he went before a federal judge.
think about how many lives you
actually corrupted. How could you ever repay that?" he said. "How
do you repay our community for doing something like that, besides
striving to do the right thing?"
was released from prison in 2001.
Shelledy wants to give back to a community he considers "a beautiful
place to live" and a "Å“beautiful place to raise a family." His
community service isn't about cleaning up his own name.
to help lives instead of
destroying lives," he said. "I paid for everything I did wrong. I
paid my debt to society. Now I want to pay my debt to my community."
also talks to children in the D.A.R.E. program about not making the
same mistakes he did.
my younger days, I led people in the wrong direction," Shelledy said.
"Now I try to lead people in the right direction."
calendar featuring "Missouri's Unsung Heroes" is free to the
public. Those who would like a calendar can contact Scott's office at
F.C.M.A. Bike Giveaway
Circle Motorcycle Association held their third annual Bicycle Giveaway
following the 2008 Sedalia Christmas Parade on the Courthouse
steps. We have grown from our first bicycle giveaway with 18
bikes to this year's giveaway at 54 bikes. We would like to
out a huge "Thank You" to those businesses that helped us reach that
total. We are very grateful for all the support from each and
every one of them. Without their support, it would make it
for us to give back to the kids in our community. Again, we
like to thank you all.
Body Day Work &
Roadrunner Auto Sales Classic
A&I Moving &
Brothers of the Sun
Men & Women's Auxiliary Post 2591
Interested in participating with
in the Annual Bicycle Give-Away?
by mail or email here