September 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 September 28 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:

Wednesday Sept. 10  ROMEO BREAKFAST CLUB; Meet at Andy’s Gas on 51st & Rawson at 7:45. This month it’s Country Rose Cafe & Bakery. Hwy 45 & Hwy 20 near Union Grove in Racine County.

Fri. – Sun. Sept. 12 –14 Annual Chapter G Fall Fling at Konkapot Lodge, Bowler WI.

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

There will be no “Dinner Ride” in September since we will have just had the Fall Fling.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wed. Oct. 15 – Dinner ride to Joe’s K Ranch 5:30-7:30PM. 4840 S. Whitnall Av. Cudahy

Sunday Oct. 28 – Chapter G Social WaterStone Bank 3:00PM. 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

From The Director:

It’s hard to believe August is behind us already. Unfortunately that means our riding season is starting to dwindle considerably, but we often get some great riding weather through September and even into October. Here’s hoping for that to happen this year.

We had a very eventful August. Our members participated in the MS Best Dam Bike Ride, and the Ride for Kids at the beginning of the month.

Several members attended the Region E Rally in Wisconsin Rapids. We want to thank Pam Lingford for the rug she made and donated for a raffle to raise money for the American Cancer Society to honor our dear friend Diana Gorecki. Thank you also to Dick Choyke who set up the raffle and to the people at Country Sports Inc. for allowing Dick and Pam to hold it at their Honda shop. They raised over $200 for the ACS. Great job everyone involved.

Our annual Corn Roast/Picnic on the 16th went very well. The weather was great and the food was really tasty. Thanks Bob Gorecki for supplying and cooking the corn again. You did a great job as always. Also a big thank you to Lynn and Noah Borkenhagen for thinking up and running the games. It was a lot of fun for all of us.

One of the most anticipated chapter events is coming this month. Our annual Fall Fling will again be held at Konkapot Lodge in Bowler Wi. Officially it’s Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th, but many of us will be up there before Friday.

As has become our tradition, we’ll have the shrimp boil on Friday night and the turkey fry/ham bake on Saturday night. Anna’s Sunday morning leftover fried breakfast has become a really fine end of the weekend event too.

And of course our nightly campfire get-togethers, presided over by Diana “The Queen of Embers” Gorecki, will keep us all warm and happy. Along with the possible consumption of some adult beverages as well.

As is noted above there won’t be a dinner ride in September. We’ll start them up again in October, however.

At the October social we’ll hold the drawing for the Chapter G 2014 Circle tour. You don’t have to be there. Someone else can draw your cards, but you will have to turn in your registration and answers before the October social to have a chance to win. Another reminder: Please bring your registration and entry fee to a social. Do not plan to give them to an officer at some other chapter event. Entry forms, fees, and answers tend to get lost if they’re not given at a social.

Another ongoing chapter event that has just started is the ROMEO Breakfast Club. That is a group of our members who are Retired Old Men Eating Out who plan to find someplace new and interesting to ride or drive to once a month for breakfast and fellowship. At the inaugural ride to the Hen House in Eagle the group decided on the basic format for the future. On the second Wednesday of each month we’ll meet at 7:45 am at Andy’s gas station on 51st and Rawson and leave at 8:00 am We’ll put names of places we’d like to try in a hat and draw a name for the next month’s ride at our social. There’s no need to make any calls or send any emails. If you want to go show up. If not don’t. No problems either way. Despite the name (and to avoid being called sexist) our wives and female significant others are invited also, Only time will tell if any decide to join us. The September destination, on Wed. the 10th, is the Country Rose Cafe and Bakery. It’s located at the junction of Highways 45 and 20 in Racine county near Union Grove. John Hickman will lead the ride. Anyone who wants to join us should meet at Andy’s gas station on 51st and Rawson in Franklin. John says the prices are reasonable and the bakery is really good.

The chapter officers are in the early stages of planning next year’s calendar. If you have any rides you might like to lead or someplace you would like to go for a chapter dinner ride, or just something you’d like the chapter to do for fun, PLEASE let us know.

We’re always looking for ideas from our members.

Finally, there was the announcement at the August Social about the change of venue for our Winter Get Away from the Skyline Motel to the Wintergreen Resort which is also in the Dells.

Have a great month of September and get some riding in while you still can.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (September) Birthdays

Pat Olson(3rd), Kenlee Ballmann(8th), Greg Miller(13th), Ernie Olson(25th)

Happy (September) Anniversaries

Dan & Candy Gorecki (3rd), Greg & Marcia Miller (24th)