April 2019 Newsletter


Chapter Social Date: Sunday April 28

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

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com  (Please note new email address for chapter G directors) or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org


  1. Wed. April 10 – ROMEO Lunch Ride – Ameli’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, 16201 W. National Av. (Hwy ES), New Berlin. Meet at 11:30 for lunch and a fun get-together.
  2. Wed. April 17 – March Dinner Ride – Hideaway Pub & Eatery, 9643 S 76th St, Franklin. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30.

3 Sunday April 28 at 3:00 PM – Chapter G Social – WaterStone bank 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek


1.Wed. May 8 – ROMEO Breakfast ride – to the Mad Rooster, located at 4401 W. Greenfield in Milwaukee. If the weather is good we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. If the weather doesn’t cooperate just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.

  1. Wed. May 15th Dinner ride to the Copper Dock, 1474 E. Friess Lake Dr., Hubertus.As usual we’ll just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.
  2. Sunday May 19 at 3:00 PM, May Social. Please note that this is not the last Sunday in May. In order to avoid the Memorial Day holiday week end we’re meeting 1 week earlier than usual.


It’s been Spring officially now for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, living in the Milwaukee area, and having that gigantic cold puddle east of us, there’s no way to predict whether it will feel like Spring or more like an extended mild winter. One can only hope.

We can be sure, however, that there will be enough mild days to get the bike ready for the riding season and find at least a few days to get out and knock off the winter induced rust. April is the perfect month to find an empty parking lot and get in some “low speed practice”.

March was a full month for chapter G activities. We again had our annual Winter Get-away in Baraboo at the Best Western motel. As always they treated us very well. We had use of the conference (read Party) room.


We had some great socializing and a few adult beverages were consumed






There was also a fair amount of Sheepshead played. Christen even played this year, having been coached by Ken in advance. (She claims he was an absolute drill master.)






Then we had a great visit with Homer Deahn, the sculptor who has worked on many projects for the Circus World Museum.







He has become really expert at carving horses for circus wagons and carousels.

We got to spend a great hour at his studio. He had lots of stories about his work, and also the many really neat things he’s done over the course of his life. He’s quite a unique person.



Please make a note of the change from our usual ‘last Sunday of the month’ social date for May. As we’ve done for several years, we’re having our May social the 2nd last Sunday to avoid the Memorial Day weekend.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

 Happy April Birthdays:  Terry Werth- 9th, Bob Schattschneider – 23rd

Happy April Anniversaries:   Willy & Bobbie Mabone – 17th