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