August 2014

We are a family organization based in the metropolitan Milwaukee Area. We have been in existence since 1983 and we are the largest 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 range from safety fairs, weekend camping/hotel trips, winter getaways to fight those winter non-biking blues, hockey games, fundraisers, dinner rides, and the list goes on and on. So, put down the kickstand and take a ride through our pages. If you happen to be in the neighborhood on a social night, stop in, we’d love to see you.

Chapter Social:  Sunday August 31 at 3:00PM; WaterStone Bank – 6560 S. 27th St

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, 414-477-2138 or chapter-g@gwrra-wi.org

Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wig.org

 ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONTH:

Sat. & Sun. Aug 2&3 – MS Best Dam Bike Ride. We provide support and safety help. Meet at WCTC – Pewaukee on Sat. morning.

Sun. Aug. 3 – Ride For Kids (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) Meet at Fireman’s Park, 7400 Lee St. Middleton WI. Starting at 9:00 AM. Register on line at the Ride for Kids Wisconsin website.

Thurs. – Sat. Aug. 7 – 9 – Region E Rally at Hotel Meade Convention Center 451 E. Grand Av. Wisconsin Rapids WI.

Sat. Aug 16 Annual Chapter G corn roast/picnic. Jackson Park site #10 Milwaukee WI. Starting at 10:00 AM.

Wed. Aug 20 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Dinner Ride to Mulligans Irish Pub 8933 S. 27th St.(Followed by a ride to Kopps for frozen custard.)

UPCOMING EVENTS:                                                                              

Thurs.- Sun. Sept. 11–14 Annual Chapter G Fall Fling at Konkapot Lodge, Bowler WI.

Friday & Saturday Sept. 12 & 13Wisconsin District Rally at Wintergreen Resort Wisconsin Dells Wi.

From The Director:                                                                                  

Wow, was July a busy month!

 Wing Ding, a dinner ride to a great Barbecue place (Double B BBQ in West Allis), rides lead by John Hickman and Terry Worth, and the chapter social.

We want to thank John and Terry for leading their rides. We also want to thank Bob & Ginny Schattschneider and Dick Choyke for their presentations before our July social.

As Dick stated during his presentation your input is needed to decide what subjects will be discussed at future seminars. Please reply to the e-mail you received asking for your ideas on what are the most needed presentations.

Then there was the roll out of the new chapter website. If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute and check it out. The address is the same as the old one (www.gwrra-wig.org). It’s quite easy to navigate, and while it’s not a finished product yet, we think it’s off to a good start. There will be other features added and improvements will be made on what’s already there. Keep checking in and watch it grow and improve. We’ve just added a link to all the pictures Willy Risser has taken since the beginning of the year. Check out the link at the top of this page (Pictures) and click on the hyper link you’ll see on the page. Willy has done a great job of capturing the essence of what our chapter is all about.

As busy as July was, August promises to match or maybe even exceed it.Two very important events are scheduled for August.

First is the Region E rally in Wisconsin Rapids on the 7th – 9th, which will bring in Wingers from all over the central part of our great country. Region E includes the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, and obviously Wisconsin. To the best of anyone’s knowledge this is the first time both Wing Ding and a region rally took place in the same state in the same year. Of course, Wisconsin is the best district in all of GWRRA, so why shouldn’t we be the one to do this first?!?

The kickoff event of the rally will be an ice cream social on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, sponsored by Country Sports Inc., the Wisconsin Rapids area Honda dealer, located at 10520 Hwy 13 South.

Starting with the ice cream social, and running until Saturday at noon, Dick Choyke, Pam Lingford, and other helpers, will hold a raffle at the dealership for a handmade rug donated by Pam in honor of our dear friend Diana Gorecki. Every cent raised by the raffle will be donated to the American Cancer Society and “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. The winner will be announced at the rally site on Saturday afternoon. You do not have to be present to win. The rug will be sent to the winner if they are not present.                              

The second important August event is our annual chapter corn roast/picnic. It will again be held at Jackson Park Site #10, in Milwaukee on Saturday the 16th starting at 10 AM. The chapter will provide brats, hot dogs, buns, chips, and a limited amount of soda. We ask that everyone bring a dish to pass. All chapter G members, and members of any other chapter, are cordially invited to join us for a fun day of games, food, and fellowship.

And we have our monthly dinner ride and social as usual. If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events check the calendar on the website or feel free to contact us. (Our contact info is listed above.)     We sure have lots of opportunities to get together with our friends and fellow riders. That, of course, is what GWRRA is really all about. FRIENDS for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our August events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler                                                                           Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (August) Birthdays                                                                      Kathy Hickman (3rd), Willie Mabone (5th), Diana Gorecki (28)