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MAY 2020 – NEWSLETTER

 

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We are a family organization based in the metropolitan Milwaukee Area. We have been in existence since 1983 and we are one of the larger GWRRA chapter in the state of Wisconsin. Besides our love of Gold Wings, we love to have fun.  You will commonly see our members riding together and doing non-motorcycling events.  We enjoy meeting new people and we accept new members with open arms.  If you have a technical question, most likely someone in our group will be able to assist.  Our activities include safety fairs, weekend camping/hotel trips, winter getaways to fight those winter non-biking blues, fundraisers, dinner rides, and the list goes on and on.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood on a social night, stop in, we’d love to see you.

CHAPTER G NEWS – MAY – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday May 31, 2020

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

MAY EVENTS:

1.Wed. May 13 – 11:30AM to 1PM – ROMEO Lunch ride to Double B’s BBQ, 7420 W. Greenfield, West Allis. We’ll meet at 11:30 for some good food and a good time with our friends.(Not going to happen!)                                                                                                              2. Wed. May 20 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Dinner Ride to China Chef, 1224 Milwaukee Av., South Milwaukee. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30. (Almost certain to be cancelled.)                                                                                                                                      3.Sunday May 31 – 3:00 PM. May social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. (Hopeful, but not very optimistic.)

JUNE EVENTS

1.Wed. June 10 – 7:45 to 9:30.  ROMEO breakfast ride to Meli Cafe Pancake House & Restaurant, 1158 Prairie Dr, Racine. Meet at the KwikTrip at 51st and Rawson at 7:45 AM and we’ll ride to the restaurant. Or just meet there at 8:30 if the weather is bad.                                   2. Wed. June 17 – June dinner ride to Marsel’s Italian Restaurant .4252 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30 for a nice meal and lots of great companionship.              3. Friday & Saturday June 19 & 20 – Wisconsin District Rally –Hotel Mead & Conference Center, 451 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids. (Postponed to ????)                                                   4. Saturday June 27 – 11:00AM – 3:00PM – Chapter G Fundraiser. Sportland 2 – 7221 S. 13th St. Oak Creek WI. Brat fry in conjunction with the Sportland 2 Open House and Bike Show.              5.  Sunday June 28 – 3:00PM. Chapter G Social at WaterStone bank – 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Here we are in May, when we’d normally be wishing all the moms a happy mothers day, and our riding season should be getting into full swing and district and chapter events should be building up to a full schedule across the whole area.                                                                      We’re still wishing all you moms A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, but unfortunately we’re still stuck with the COVID 19 shutdown across the whole state, and almost the whole country. Unfortunately, things don’t look very positive for this mess to end very soon. No matter how we feel about the shutdown personally, the chapter has no choice but to follow the governor’s orders.                                                                                                                                                         Just as we did last month, for the April events, we’ve listed the events for May as originally planned. As you can see from the notations on the list, however, the odds of them actually happening are either nonexistent or very unlikely. Rather than emailing members of events which are cancelled, we’ll send an email when we can finally get together again. There is a slight hope for the May social but we’ll see. Don’t hold your breath.                                                                June should (we can only hope) let us get back to some sort of normality. As the list shows the month of June is really busy. Along with our usual breakfast and dinner rides we have the District Rally, which finally falls on a weekend when we don’t have any chapter events happening, so many of us should be able to attend.  (We’ve just learned that it’s been postponed. New date is not yet known.)                                                                                     Saturday June 27th is our annual chapter fundraiser which is always a busy but fun day, and then Sunday the 28th  is our June social.                                                                                                    We should certainly be past the corona virus scare by June so let’s plan to spend lots of time together and make up for all the time we’ve missed in March, April, and May.                                   We’ll see you all as soon as possible.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

May Birthdays: John Hickman – 8th; Lynn Borkenhagen – 15th

May Anniversaries: BJ & Albert Perrot – 6th

APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER

CHAPTER G NEWS – APRIL – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday April 26, 2020

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

APRIL EVENTS:

1.Wed. April 8 – 8:30 AM. Breakfast ride to Oak Creek Diner, 6874 S. 13th St. in Oak Creek.    2. Wed. April 15th – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Public Table, 5835 W National Av. West Allis.          3. Sunday April 26th at 3:00 PM. April Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

MAY EVENTS:

1.Wed. May 13 – 11:30AM to 1PM – ROMEO Lunch ride to Double B’s BBQ, 7420 W. Greenfield, West Allis. We’ll meet at 11:30 for some good food and a good time with our friends.                                                                                                                                                  2. Wed. May 20 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Dinner Ride to China Chef, 1224 Milwaukee Av., South Milwaukee. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                    3. Sunday May 31 – 3:00 PM. May social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

It’s hard to know what to write for this month’s newsletter. These are such unprecedented times.  COVID-19 has turned everything on its head. As is obvious all the events listed above are tentative. We’re trying to be positive and listed them as originally planned. Unfortunately, it’s almost certain the April events won’t happen. We can only hope and pray that the worst of the problems will be over by May and some or all the planned events will go on as listed. We’ll update everyone by email when the events are due as to whether or not we’ll be able to actually do them. Looking for something a little lighter, we want to share a couple lines we got from a friend. “Wouldn’t you know it, gas is finally easier to afford, and we have nowhere to go.” and  “ I really didn’t plan to give up this much for Lent!”.                                                                                            On a much brighter note, March started out really nicely for us. We were able to hold our annual “Winter Get-Away in Baraboo from the 6th through the 8th . As usual there were some games played, we had some good sheepshead games and a few adult beverages were consumed.

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Kristen had some fun things for us to do and she had a really interesting lady speak to us about her experiences as an ostrich farmer. It was a wonderful way to start the month. Seems like things went downhill after that.  We’re hopeful that April ends on a better note than it’s starting with. We’re all in this together so we’ll just hang in and keep in touch as best we can and pray that none of us have to deal with this lousy virus.

We’ll see you all as soon as possible.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

April Birthdays: Bob Schattschneider – 23rd

April Anniversaries: Willy and Bobbie Mabone – 17th

March 2020 Newsletter

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – MARCH – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday March 29, 2020

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

MARCH EVENTS

  1. Friday March 6th through Sunday March 8th our annual Winter Get-away at the Best Western Baraboo Inn, 725 W. Pine St. in Baraboo.                                                                     2. Wed. March 11, 11:30 am – 1:00pm ROMEO lunch ride to Panther Pub & Eatery 5651 Broad St. Greendale. We’ll meet there for lunch and a good time.                                          3. Wed. March 18. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner ride to Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 901 Milwaukee Av. South Milwaukee.                                                                                                    4. Sunday March 29 3:00 pm March Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.

APRIL EVENTS

1.Wed. April 8 – 8:30 AM. Breakfast ride to Oak Creek Diner, 6874 S. 13th St. in Oak Creek.    2. Wed. April 15th – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Public Table, 5835 W National Av. West Allis.          3. Sunday April 26th at 3:00 PM. April Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

WOW                                                                                                                                                             It’s March already.                                                                                                                                      We had a good month of February. The weather was pretty mild, and we had some good times together. Those of us who attended the Chili Dump lunch on the 23rd enjoyed the food and fun we had. We can only hope that March turns out to be as good a month too.                                  We’re really looking forward to our annual Winter Get-Away on the 6th through the 8th. It’s always a good time. Every year it seems Christin comes up with more fun and interesting things to do than the year before. We always have a good time playing Sheepshead, and enjoying a few “adult beverages” too. This year the chapter will buy supper from the motel restaurant one of the nights we’re there. That’s one of the benefits we’ll reap from the hard work we put in at the annual fund raiser in June.                                                                                                                Already in March the days are getting noticeably longer and while it’s still winter with April around the corner we at least are within sight of Spring. We can almost always find some good days for getting the bike out in April. This year we’ll be able to overcome some of the pain of tax day with our April dinner ride which falls on the 15th. At least there’s something enjoyable happening on that day.                                                                                                                          Hope everyone has a great month of March and joins us for some of our fun events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

March Birthdays: Noah Borkenhagen – 19th, Pat Kuenstler – 20th, Tom Ballmann – 29th.

March Anniversaries: Noah & Lynn Borkenhagen – 22nd, Tom & Kenlee Ballmann – 29th. (You know for sure Tom will never forget their anniversary!!)

FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – FEBRUARY – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday February 23, 2020

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

FEBRUARY EVENTS

1.Wed. Feb. 12 – 8:30 – 9:30AM – ROMEO Breakfast ride to Mimosa Restaurant 9405 S. 27th St. Franklin. Since it’s winter, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.                                                2. Wed. Feb. 19 -5:30 PM. Dinner ride to That’s Amore’ -5050 S. 108th St. Greenfield. As usual, just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                                                            3. Sunday Feb. 23 – February Social and Annual Chili Dump Lunch. We’ll meet at 1:00 PM instead of the usual 3:00 PM start for our social. The chili dump will be followed by an informative presentation. The social itself will start around 3:00 PM as usual.

MARCH EVENTS

1 Wed. March 11, 11:30 am – 1:00pm ROMEO lunch ride to Panther Pub & Eatery 5651 Broad St. Greendale. We’ll meet there for lunch and a good time together.                              2. Wed. March 18. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner ride to Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 901 Milwaukee Av. South Milwaukee.                                                                                                          3. Sunday March 29 3:00 pm March Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

The first month of 2020 is behind us now, so we’re on the downslide toward spring. That’s one of the things we have to concentrate during this long cold winter month of February. Even though it’s the shortest month of the year for some reason it seems to last forever, and it will inevitably be COLD.                                                                                                                                  One thing we do to make the month a little more interesting and fun is our annual Chili Dump lunch before our Feb. social. The chili is a little different every year because we always have some different people contribute. The idea of the chili dump is that everyone brings their favorite chili recipe and they’re all mixed in a Nesco. Each couple is asked to bring a quart of chili and each individual is asked to bring a pint.                                                                                  Between lunch and the social we’ll have an interesting presentation by Bob & Ginny Schattschneider.                                                                                                                                      Once we get through February the days will be getting longer and we’ll actually be noticeably closer to getting some spring weather. It will be time to get outside and get rid of the usual “cabin fever”.                                                                                                                                            We’re looking forward to seeing you at one or all of our February events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

February Birthdays: B J Parrot – 25th.

February Anniversaries: None.

January -2020

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – JANUARY – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday January 26, 2020

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

JANUARY 2020 EVENTS:

1.Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 ROMEO lunch ride. This month we’ll meet at 11:30 at The Cheesecake Factory in Mayfair Mall. Mayfair is located on Hwy 100 north of North Ave.      2. Wednesday Jan. 15. Instead of our usual monthly dinner ride we have scheduled our Annual Holiday party at Doby’s Steakhouse located at 4136 S. Kinnickinnic Av. in St. Francis. We’ll meet at 5:30 as usual.                                                                                                      3. Sunday January 26. January Social at 3:00 PM at WaterStone Bank located at 6560 S. 27th St.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

1.Wed. Feb. 12 – 8:30 – 9:30AM – ROMEO Breakfast ride to Mimosa Restaurant 9405 S. 27th St. Franklin. Since it’s winter, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.                                                 2. Wed. Feb. 19 -5:30 PM. Dinner ride to That’s Amore’ -5050 S. 108th St. Greenfield. As usual, just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                                                             3. Sunday Feb. 23 – February Social and Annual Chili Dump Lunch. We’ll meet at 1:00 PM instead of the usual 3:00 PM start for our social. The chili dump will be followed by an informative presentation. The social itself will start around 3:00 PM as usual.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2020.

Hopefully everyone had a nice holiday celebration with family and friends. We certainly enjoyed ours.                                                                                                                                                           After a bit of a hiatus from chapter events we’re back at it in January.                                                 We’ll have our monthly ROMEO ride on Wed. the 8th.  In January it’s a lunch ride to the Cheescake Factory in Mayfair Mall.                                                                                                             Please note that instead of our usual dinner ride on Wed. the 15th. We’ll have our annual Holiday Party at Doby’s Steakhouse located at 4136 S. Kinnickinnic Av. in St. Francis. If you plan to attend please let us know as soon as you can so we can make an accurate reservation.  (Our contact information is located above.) We’d love to have you all join us for an enjoyable evening of fellowship.

We’re looking forward to a great year in 2020 and hope you all will join in all the chapter events for a great time by all of us.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

January Birthdays: Steve Schattschneider – 27th.

January Anniversaries: None.