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JULY 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 – JULY – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday July 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.  

JULY EVENTS

1.Wed. July 8 – 7:45 to 9:00 AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to the Country Rose Bakery Cafe, 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. Meet at the KwikTrip at 51st and Rawson and ride to the restaurant.        2. Wed. July 15 5:30PM. Dinner ride to The Mineshaft Restaurant, 22 N Main St, Hartford. Meet at the restaurant as usual.                                                                                                                                3. Sunday July 26th 3:00 PM. Chapter G Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St.

AUGUST EVENTS

1.Wed. August – 12 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM.  ROMEO breakfast ride to Blue’s Eggm317 N. 76th St. Milwaukee.  As usual meet at the QuickTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and we’ll ride to the restaurant. If the weather is bad just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.                                   2. Saturday August 15, 11:00Am – 3:00PM. Annual Chapter G Corn Roast/Picnic. Jackson Park in Milwaukee – Picnic area # 10. We are again inviting chapter from the whole district to join us for great food and some fun games and lots of good old GWRRA fellowship.                          3.Wed. August 19. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Monthly dinner ride to Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill 8933 S 27th St, Franklin. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30. 4. Sunday August 30th at 3:00 PM, Chapter G Social. Meet at the WaterStone Bank located at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

While the lockdowns we went through all spring have definitely started to loosen, we’re still seeing the effects of the virus. It seems that most summer events have been cancelled and even fall events are in doubt. As we’ve had to do for the last several months we’ll just continue to play it by ear, and proceed with whatever scheduled events we can. We’re also going to try to be a little creative with our solutions to problems.            One example of that creativity is what we did for the June Dinner ride. We couldn’t hold it at the restaurant where is was originally scheduled, so instead we met at the Whitnall Park beer garden and had a great time.                                                                                                Fortunately, we know we can have our July breakfast and dinner rides at the planned restaurants. Both the Country Rose in Racine county and the Mineshaft in Hartford are open for dining in and we’ll be able to have our rides to these fine establishments as planned. We’re really looking forward to a return to something resembling normalcy.       Unfortunately, we can’t say that about our usual meeting place for our socials. WaterStone bank is being extremely cautious right now. We had to cancel our June social because they won’t allow us to use the community room. It’s unknown when, if ever, we’ll be able to use it in the future. Only time will tell. We are quite sure our annual Corn Roast/Picnic in August will be able to go on. Milwaukee county parks are all open again so our reservation should be good. Looking forward to seeing fellow bikers from other chapters again, as we have in several previous years.                                                       As far as we know all our Chapter G members have stayed healthy throughout this whole ordeal, and we hope and pray it continues that way. We’d love to see you all at our upcoming events.                                                                                                                                                             

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

July Birthdays: Art Kuenstler – 1st;

July Anniversaries: None

June 2020 Newsletter

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – JUNE – 2020

Chapter Social Date: Sunday June28, 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.  

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. (Not likely to happen.)                                                                                                                                                         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. (Not likely to occur because it’s in the city of Milwaukee and they’re maintaining a strict shutdown) 3.Friday & Saturday June 19 & 20 – Wisconsin District Rally –Hotel Mead & Conference Center, 451 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids. (CANCELLED)                                                   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. (CANCELLED)                                                                                                                                         4.Sunday June 28 – 3:00PM. Chapter G Social at WaterStone bank – 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.

JULY EVENTS

1.Wed. July 8 – 7:45 to 9:00 AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to the Country Rose Bakery Cafe, 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. Meet at the KwikTrip at 51st and Rawson and ride to the restaurant.

  1. Wed. July 15 5:30PM. Dinner ride to The Mineshaft Restaurant, 22 N Main St, Hartford Meet at the restaurant as usual.
  2. Sunday July 26th 3:00 PM. Chapter G Social at WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

  We were really optimistic when writing the May newsletter that things would be returning to normal by June. BOY, WERE WE WRONG. There won’t be any optimism this month. Lots of hope that things will improve by the end of the month, but we’re not expecting many of our planned activities for June to actually take place.                                  There is the positive point that most official lockdowns are ending and there are plans for a gradual return to doing things we haven’t been able to do for months now. However, it certainly appears that a return to anything resembling “normal” is somewhere in the future. At this point, no one knows when.                                                        As can be seen in the “June Events” section above it seems unlikely our breakfast and dinner rides will take place and both the chapter and district events planned for later in the month have already been cancelled. About the only June event which appears to have much chance of happening is the Social on the 26th. That, of course is also dependent on what meeting rules the city of Oak Creek has in place by then. As has been the case for several months now, we won’t know what we can do until the “powers that be” tell us what they will allow.  In the meantime, stay well, try to keep from going stir crazy, and know that we’re thinking of you and wishing you well.                                          We will be sending out the information on the 2020 Chapter G Circle Tour very soon, so the members can have places to go where “social distancing” isn’t a problem now that the weather is finally good.                                                                                                                  Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

June Birthdays: Sharon Winkler – 1st;                                                                                                   June Anniversaries: Rich & Sharon Winkler – 8th; Terry & Anna Werth – 18th; Bob & Ginny Schattschneider – 21st ; John & Kathy Hickman – 24th.

MAY 2020 – NEWSLETTER

 

 

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!!)