Author Archives: Rich Winkler

OCTOBER 2021

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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 – OCTOBER – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday October 31

Social Location: Location to be determined. Members will be notified via email.

Time:  Same as location.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

OCTOBER EVENTS:

1.Wed. Oct. 13 – 11:30 AM ROMEO Lunch ride to Andreas Family Restaurant, 5921 S Packard Ave, Cudahy. Meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for some good food and lots of fellowship.

  1. We. Oct. 20 – 5:30 PM October Dinner Ride to Open Flame 5081 S 108th St, Greenfield. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30. We’ll have lots of fun and good food too.
  1. Sunday Oct. 31. – Monthly social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

NOVEMBER EVENTS:

1.Wed. November 10 –  8:30AM – 10:00AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to Mimosa 9405 S 27th St, Franklin. Meet at the restaurant for good food and a good time.                                                             2. Wed. November 17 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Dinner ride to Camacho‘s Family Restaurant, 3577 South 13th St. Milwaukee. As usual meet at the restaurant. We’ll have a great time like we always do.                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Sunday November 28th. November Chapter G social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Now that October has arrived we’re definitely looking at winding down our riding season, although there are always some really fine days for riding this month, and the fall colors are at their peak. That makes for some really pleasant rides.

You are reminded that our October social is the time to bring your 2021 Circle tour answers and entry forms. We’ll be checking all the answers and drawing cards to determine the winners of this year’s cash prizes. Please bring your entry fees in cash not checks.                                             This year our October social falls on the 31st. Since it’s Halloween let’s plan to make it a really fun social and have a costume party along with dinner. We haven’t done anything like that for a long time.                                                                                                                                                                    Hoping to see you at one or all of our October events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors.

October Birthdays: Rich Winkler – 16th

October Anniversaries: Art & Pat Kuenstler – 14th.

                                                                                                         

SEPTEMBER 2021

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – SEPTEMBER – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday September 26

Social Location: Location to be determined. Members will be notified via email.

Time:  Same as location.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

1.Wed. Sept. 8 – 8:30 AM. ROMEO Breakfast Ride to Blue’s Egg, 317 N 76th St, Milwaukee. Meet at the restaurant for some good food and fun times.                                                                            2. Wed. Sept. 15 – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Jim Dandy’s Grill, 8900 S 27th St, Oak Creek. As usual just meet at the restaurant                                                                                                                        3. Sunday Sept. 26 – Monthly social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

OCTOBER EVENTS:

1.Wed. Oct. 13 – 11:30 AM ROMEO Lunch ride to Andreas Family Restaurant, 5921 S Packard Ave, Cudahy. Meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for some good food and lots of fellowship.       2.Wed. Oct. 20 – 5:30 PM October Dinner Ride to Open Flame 5081 S 108th St, Greenfield. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30. We’ll have lots of fun and good food too.                              3. Sunday Oct. 31. – Monthly social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

As it always does here in Wisconsin, summer has flown bye, but fortunately September still offers plenty of great weather for riding, and lots of wonderful places to visit.

Fall is a favorite time for many people. Football starts up, the baseball season is winding down and our Brewers will hopefully be in the hunt for postseason play. Hunting seasons are starting or are just around the corner. It’s a great month to be a Cheesehead!

Unfortunately, we’ve lost one of our favorite events. For many years we had a fantastic time at our annual “Fall Fling” at Konkapot lodge in Bowler Wi. We’ve now had to cancel it because the lodge closed permanently last fall. That’s too bad. We had some really great times there.

As we’ve had to do for over a year now we’ll have to “play it by ear” with the location and time of our monthly social. Once we’ve been able to find a place we’ll let everyone know via email.

Hoping to see you at one or all of our September events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors.

September Birthdays: Pat Olson – 3rd

September Anniversaries: NONE

AUGUST 2021

 

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – AUGUST – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday August 29

Social Location: Location to be determined. Members will be notified via email.

Time:  Same as location.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

AUGUST EVENTS:

1.Wed. August 11 – 11:30 AM – ROMEO Lunch ride to Sobelmans North Shore, 10352 N Port Washington Rd. Mequon. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for some good food and lots of fun together.                                                                                                                                                  2. Wed. August 18 – 5:30 PM. Our August dinner ride is to the Irish Cottage II located ats98w12532 Loomis Ct, Muskego (It’s half a block south of Loomis Rd. on Hwy 45.) As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                                                                          3. Sunday August 29 – Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:                                                                                                                            1.Wed. Sept. 8 – 8:30 AM. ROMEO Breakfast Ride to Blue’s Egg, 317 N 76th St, Milwaukee. Meet at the restaurant for some good food and fun times.                                                                        2.Wed. Sept. 15 – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Jim Dandy’s Grill, 8900 S 27th St, Oak Creek. As usual just meet at the restaurant.                                                                                                           3.Sunday Sept. 26 – Monthly social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

As usual the summer is flying by. August always seems to get here way sooner than we’d like. Next thing we know it’s Fall.                                                                                                                       At least we’re having a great summer and enjoying many good times together. Let’s keep it up while we can.                                                                                                                                                    We’re still hoping to find some new places to visit during the remaining summer months. We’ll let members know via email of upcoming events.                                                                                    In case you didn’t notice the location of our August dinner ride had to be changed. The original location we planned to visit has decided to only have carryout dining, so we’ve changed our destination to Irish Cottage II.                                                                                                              Unfortunately, as we were forced to do in 2020 because of Covid, we again have to cancel our annual Chapter G picnic and chapter challenge for 2021. Milwaukee county is still not issuing any picnic area reservations. Without a reservation we just can’t be sure we can get an area for the picnic. Maybe by August of next year we will be back to “totally normal”.                           We’ve also been forced to cancel one of our most enjoyable chapter events which was always held in September. Unfortunately, this is a permanent situation. Our annual “Fall Fling” has had to end because the Konkapot Lodge where we’d held it for many years has been closed. We don’t know if it was another casualty of COVID or if it was closed for some other reason. We’re going to miss the great times we always had there.                                                                        We’re still enjoying having our socials outdoors at county park beer gardens so that’s most likely where they’ll be held any time the weather cooperates. Members will be notified via email of location and time as usual.                                                                                                                  We’re hoping to see you all at one or all of our upcoming events

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors.

August Birthdays: Kathy Hickman – 3rd; Willie Mabone – 5th

August Anniversaries: NONE

                                                                                                         

JULY 2021

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – JULY – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday July 25

Social Location: Location to be determined. Members will be notified via email.

Time:  Same as location.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

JULY EVENTS:

1.Wed. July 14 – 7:45AM – 9:30AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to Country Rose Bakery Cafe 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. Weather permitting we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. Otherwise just meet there at 8:30.                                               2. Wed. July 21 – 530 PM – 7:00 PM. Dinner ride to Milwaukee Burger Company, 6421 S 27th St.,  Franklin. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant for some good food and lots of fine fellowship. (Probably some motorcycle talk too!)                                                                                                        3. Sunday July 25 – July Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

AUGUST EVENTS:

1.Wed. August 11 – 11:30AM-1:00PM. ROMEO Lunch ride to Sobelman’s North Shore, 10352 N Port Washington Rd. Mequon. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 11:30 for some good food and lots of fun together.                                                                                                                                      2. Wed. August 18 – 5:30 PM. Our August dinner ride is to Oh Dennis! Saloon & Charcoal House 4301 Douglas Ave, Racine. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                          3. Sunday August 29 – Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

June sure flew bye. It’s almost the 4th of July already. We want to wish everyone a happy and safe independence day. 

                                                                                                                                                                  Chapter G wants to thank Frank & Sharon Jackson for joining us at our May social at the Whittnal Park beer garden. It was a beautiful day and we had a great visit with them. We’re looking forward to our June social at the same location, but this time we’re meeting at 5PM for dinner instead of lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                  We’re still hoping to find some new places to visit during the remaining summer months. We’ll let members know via email of upcoming events.

 Unfortunately, as we were forced to do in 2020 because of Covid, we again have to cancel our annual Chapter G picnic and chapter challenge in August of 2021. Even though the plague is pretty much over, Milwaukee county is still not issuing any picnic area reservations. Without a reservation we just can’t be sure we can get an area for the picnic. Maybe by August of next year we will be back to “totally normal”.                       

We’re hoping to see you all at one or all of our upcoming events.                                             

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors.

July Birthdays:  Art Kuenstler – 1st

July Anniversaries: NONE

                                                                                                         

JUNE 2021

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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 – JUNE – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday June 27

Social Location: Location to be determined. Members will be notified via email.

Time:  Same as location.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com   or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

JUNE EVENTS:

1.Wed. June 9 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – ROMEO Lunch ride to The Hale House, 10539 W Forest Home Ave, Hales Corners. Weather permitting meet at the KwikTrip at 51st and Rawson at 11:00 and ride to the restaurant or just meet there at 11:30.                                                                    2. Wed. June 16th 5:30 to 7:00 PM – June dinner ride to Marsel’s Italian Restaurant, 4252 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee. As usual meet at the restaurant.                                                                        3.Sunday June 27th – Chapter G Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

JULY EVENTS:

1.Wed. July 14 – 7:45AM – 9:30AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to Country Rose Bakery Cafe 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. Weather permitting we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. Otherwise just meet there at 8:30.                                               2. Wed. July 21 – 530 PM – 7:00 PM. Dinner ride to Milwaukee Burger Company, 6421 S 27th St.,  Franklin. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant for some good food and lots of fine fellowship. (Probably some motorcycle talk too!)                                                                                                        3. Sunday July 25 – July Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

June is such a wonderful month in Wisconsin. All the trees are fully leafed out, the temps are finally warm enough so we can count on being able to ride comfortably most of the time, and riding season is in full swing.                                                                                                                     To add to all that, this year we have the added bonus of finally getting past the worst of the Covid restrictions. It’s so refreshing to be able to see people’s faces again. Smiles have been sorely missed. It’s taken a lot longer than we expected originally, but we’re finally getting back to what passed for normal over a year ago.                                                                                           Of course everything is not the same as it had been. We still can’t have our socials at the WaterStone bank as we had for years. They haven’t made the community room available yet, and it’s undetermined if the ever will. Since it’s summer again, we’re leaning toward holding our socials outdoors at local parks, (particularly those with beer gardens where we can get food and beverages). But as with all outdoor activities, they’re subject to the whims of Mother Nature. We’ll keep an eye on the weather forecasts and make other arrangements if necessary. As we’ve been doing for over a year now, members will be notified via email of the location and time. Please keep a watch on your email, because it may be necessary to make changes at the last minute.                                                                                                                                                        The 2020 Chapter G fundraiser became a casualty of the Covid shutdowns and unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to hold one this year either. Sportland 2, where we’d held our fundraisers for years in conjunction with their annual open house/bike show has been sold. It’s now called Milwaukee Powersports. The new management isn’t planning on any events where they’d want us to supply food and beverages, so at least this year we’re not having a fund raiser again. We’re looking at other options for the future. When we know what’s going to happen you’ll all be notified.                                                                                                                                      Now that things are really opening up again, there’ll be many more options available for places to go for rides. We’ll be making plans and letting everyone know when we’ve got things set.         Have a great month of June, put lots of miles on the bike, and as always, “Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down”!

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.