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APRIL 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 – April – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday April 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.  

 APRIL EVENTS:

1.Wed. April 14 – 11:30 AM. – ROMEO Lunch ride to Bushy’s Pub & Grill, S67W14831 Janesville Rd, Muskego. We’ll just meet at the restaurant.

  1. Wed. April 21 – Dinner ride to The Cellar Pub & Grill, 812 W Oakwood Rd, Oak Creek. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant a 5:30PM.
  2. Sunday April 25 – Chapter G Social. Place and time to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

MAY EVENTS:

1.Wed. May 12 – 7:45 – 10:00 AM, ROMEO Breakfast Ride to: Omega Family Restaurant, 3473 S. 27th St. Milwaukee. Weather permitting we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st and Rawson Av. At 7:45 and ride to the destination. Otherwise just meet there at 8:30.

  1. Wed. May 19 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM May Dinner Ride to: Point Burger Bar,4900 S. Moorland Rd. New Berlin. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30.
  2. Sunday May 30 – Chapter G Social. Time and place to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

It’s great to be in April again. The spring flowers start to come up, the robins show up in force again, and the temperatures really start to rise.

April is always a better month for riding than any time since October. If you haven’t gotten the bike out of storage and ready to ride, you sure want to do it now. There are always days when you can’t help but get on the bike an put on some miles. Of course there are always a few days when it’s not so nice outside, but it’s still one of the best months of the year to live in Wisconsin.

We want to welcome new member Tony Martinez who joined us in March. He’s eagerly awaiting the completion of his 2021 Goldwing trike. We’re certain he’ll enjoy it more than his previous ride (a Harley trike.)

Unfortunately, we’re still under some of the state and city mandated COVID restrictions, so we don’t have a place to meet for our May social yet. Once we’ve found a place, we’ll let everyone know via email. The good news is it appears things are getting much better, and hopefully we can return to what used to be normal behavior fairly soon.

Things are also uncertain concerning our 2021 fund raiser. Sportland 2, where we held it, in the past has been sold and is now called Milwaukee Power Sports. The new manager is planning a grand opening in the middle of June, but at this point he doesn’t know whether he wants us to provide refreshments as we did in the past. When we know, we’ll let you know.

Once the uncertainty we’ve been living with decreases, we can start to make plans for rides and other outings. We definitely want 2021 to be more fun than 2020 was.

Hoping to see you all soon.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors.

 

April Birthdays: Bob Schattschneider-23rd                           April Anniversaries: Willie & Bobbie Maybone- 17th

MARCH 2021

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – March – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday March 28

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.  

 MARCH EVENTS:

1.Wed. March 10 – ROMEO breakfast “ride” to Country Rose Bakery/Café , 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. We’ll meet at the café at 8:30  as usual.                                            2. Wed. March 17 – Dinner “ride” to China Chef, 1224 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee. Meet there at 5:30 PM.                                                                                                                                           3. Sunday March 28 – March Social. Place and time to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

 APRIL EVENTS:

1.Wed. April 14 – 11:30 AM. – ROMEO Lunch ride to Bushy’s Pub & Grill, S67W14831 Janesville Rd, Muskego. We’ll just meet at the restaurant.                                                                              2.Wed. April 21 – Dinner ride to The Cellar Pub & Grill, 812 W Oakwood Rd, Oak Creek. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant a 5:30.                                                                                                    3.Sunday April 25 – Chapter G Social. Place and time to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:                                                                                                                                  It’s March already.                                                                                                                                              The sun is coming up a little earlier and going down a little later each day. It’s the time of year when you can’t help but really look forward to SPRING. February was certainly cold enough, and we definitely got more than enough snow. March usually starts to warm up a little bit and we can start to consider getting the bike ready for the riding season. It sure was too cold to even think about doing anything on the bike last month,( unless of course you have a heated garage, which we don’t.) We’ve planned our usual breakfast and dinner “rides” for March (See the info above) but unfortunately we still can’t plan on holding our social at the bank. Just as the we’ve been doing for almost a year now, we’ll let you know via email the time and place in advance.           Due to the continued problems with COVID, a majority of the members contacted have asked that we not hold our “Winter Get-Away” the first weekend of March as we have for many years now. We’re really hopeful that we’ll be able to renew this Chapter G tradition in 2022.             The first WI District event is about a month and a half away. Dust Off is planned for the Weekend of May 14-15. At this point in time the district staff expects to be able to hold the event as planned. If you want to attend just send me a quick note and I’ll gladly email a copy of the poster to you.                                                                                                                                           Hope you are all well and we’re looking forward to seeing you at any or all of our upcoming events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

March Birthdays: Bob Gorecki – 2nd; Noah Borkenhagen-19th; Pat Kuenstler-20th; Tom Ballmann-29th.                                                                                                                                               March Anniversaries: Lynn & Noah Borkenhagen-22nd; Kenlee & Tom Ballmann- 29th.

FEBRUARY 2021

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – February – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday February 28

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.  

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

1.Wed. Feb. 10 – ROMEO Lunch ride to Double B’s Barbecue & Burgers, 7420 W. Greenfield Av. West Allis. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 11:30 and enjoy some good food and fellowship.         2. Wed. Feb. 17 – Monthly dinner ride to Mama Mia’s Pizza, 18900 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30.( Please note this is the Mama Mia’s in Brookfield, not Greenfield. )                                                                                                                           3. Sunday Feb. 28 – February Social. Place and time to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

MARCH EVENTS:

1.Wed. March 10 – ROMEO breakfast “ride” to Country Rose Bakery/Café , 19319 Washington Ave, Union Grove. We’ll meet at the café at 8:30 as usual.                                                                      2. Wed. March 17 – Dinner “ride” to China Chef, 1224 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee. Meet there at 5:30 PM.                                                                                                                                           3. Sunday March 28 – March Social. Place and time to be determined. Members will be notified by email.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Don’t know about all of you, but we are starting to suffer from little bit of “cabin fever”. It’s a problem in February most years, but particularly this year. It’s been almost a year now that all the “officials” are telling us to stay home for our “safety”, and many of the events we’ve attended for years are continuing to be cancelled.

Here at chapter G we are doing what we can to avoid the problem by getting back into the routine we’ve had for many years (which were totally disrupted for quite a while in 2020) with ROMEO breakfast and lunch “rides” and monthly dinner “rides”.

Fortunately, the state is “open” enough that we’re able to do these things.

Unfortunately, we still can’t use the bank for our monthly meetings, so we’re finding different and new places to get together and socialize and have fun.

We’re hopeful things will get even better in the relatively near future.

Hoping to see you this month and many months to follow.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

February Birthdays: Nat Cerami – 1st .                                                                                                      February Anniversaries: NONE

JANUARY 2021

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – January – 2021

Chapter Social Date: Sunday January 21

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.  

JANUARY 2021 EVENTS:

1.Wed, January 13, 2021 8:30 AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to Oak Creek Diner 6874 South 13th Street, Oak Creek. Meet at the diner at 8:30 for some good food and fellowship.                              2.Wed. January 20,2021 – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 901 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee.                                                                                                                                 3. Sunday January 31 – January Social. Place and time still to be determined.

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

1.Wed. Feb. 10 – ROMEO Lunch ride to Double B’s Barbecue & Burgers, 7420 W. Greenfield Av. West Allis. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 11:30 and enjoy some good food and fellowship.          2. Wed. Feb. 17 – Monthly dinner ride to Mama Mia’s Pizza, 18900 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                                                                    3. Sunday Feb. 28 – February Social. Place and time to be determined.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

2021 IS HERE!     We hope everyone had a pleasant and healthy New Year’s Eve, and is enjoying a nice start to the new year.

We can only hope 2021 proceeds better than 2020 did.

Now that the holidays are over we’ll be returning to our usual schedule of events, although some things will obviously be different from most previous years. We still will not be allowed to hold our socials at the bank, so we’ll be trying different places and times. All will be announced via email to all members.

At the start of the year we’ll try to hit some of the places we’d scheduled for the spring and early summer of 2020, but were not available due to the statewide lockdown. We’ll also be trying a few new places we’ve never been to as a group. We’re looking forward to getting back to seeing each other regularly.

As always, during this time of the year, we’re counting down the days (weeks, months), until riding season returns to Wisconsin. The wait can seem interminable, but as usual we will get through it eventually.

We’re hoping to see you all, starting in January, and continuing throughout the whole year.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

January Birthdays: Steve Schattschneider – 27th.                                                                                      January Anniversaries: NONE

DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

 

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – DECEMBER – 2020

Chapter Social Date: There will be no Chapter G social in December.

Social Location: No social

Time: No social

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org.  

DECEMBER EVENT:

1.Wed. Dec. 9 ROMEO breakfast ride to Melrose Cafe’ 6840 S 27th St, Oak Creek. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 8:30 as usual.

Because the month of December is so busy and filled with family events, we will continue what we’ve done the last few years and have neither a dinner ride or a social this month. See you all again in 2021,

JANUARY 2021 EVENTS:

1.Wed, January 13, 2021 8:30 AM. ROMEO breakfast ride to Oak Creek Diner 6874 South 13th Street, Oak Creek. Meet at the diner at 8:30 for some good food and fellowship.

2.Wed. January 20 – 5:30 PM. Dinner ride to Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 901 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee.

  1.  Sunday January 31 – January Social. Place and time still to be determined.

                                                                            FROM THE DIRECTORS:                                                                                       MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

Now that we’re coming to the end of 2020 many people have a common response to it: GOOD RIDDANCE! GO AWAY AND NEVER COME BACK AGAIN.                                                                    This year, which has been dominated by Covid19, has put a lot of stress and uncertainty on most of us. We can only hope that 2021 is an improvement. (One hopes it can’t be worse!)            Hopefully you’ll be able to spend some great time with friends and family and enjoy what the Christmas season is all about.                                                                                                                   As you can see from the information above, we’re continuing what we’ve done the last few years and having only a ROMEO breakfast ride in December. Because the month is so busy with family commitments, we’re forgoing both a dinner ride and a monthly social. See you again in 2021.                                                                                                                                                               In January we will return to our “normal events”, or at least as close to normal as the continuing medical situation allows. If any changes are necessary, we’ll let everyone know via email. That, of course, includes where and what time our monthly social will be held. We’re still not able to use what had been our usual meeting place at the WaterStone bank in Oak Creek. No one knows when (or if) we’ll be able to resume meeting there.                                                                    Hope to see you all at breakfast on the 12th. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. See you in January.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

December Birthdays: None.                                                                                                          December Anniversaries: NONE