Category Archives: 2014

Monthly newsletter articles published by the Chapter Director or Assistant Chapter Director

DECEMBER 2014

Chapter Social: Because of the busy holiday season there will be no December social.

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, 414-477-2138 or chapter-g@gwrra-wi.org

Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wig.org

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONTH:

Wednesday Dec. 10 – ROMEO breakfast ride. Meet at the Mobil station 6700 S. 27th St. (across from Walmart) at 7:45. Destination determined at the Nov. social.

Saturday Dec. 13 – Chapter G Christmas Party. S70W15234 Sandalwood Dr. (The clubhouse at Terry & Anna’s complex. It’s on the opposite side of Mooreland road from their condo.) BYOB and a dish to pass.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wed. January 14, 2015  – Romeo Breakfast Ride, Destination to be determined. Meet at the Mobil station – 6700 S. 27th St. (across from Walmart) at 7:45. Destination will be chosen at the Nov. ’14 social.

Wed. January 21 – Dinner Ride – 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Meet at That’s Amore’ – 5080 S. 108th St.

Sun. January 25, Chapter G Social –  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. WaterStone bank 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

From The Director:

First we want to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

2014 certainly flew by. It’s hard to believe it’s December already. As busy as it always is, December will be gone before we know it.

LOOK OUT 2015 – HERE WE COME!!

We had a very fruitful and enjoyable 2014. We continued many events which have become traditions within the chapter, and also started some events which may become regular happenings too.

We want to give a great big THANK YOU to our outgoing Chapter Educator, Terry Werth. All of us looked forward to Terry’s monthly educator’s reports because they were always about a topic of great interest and value to us. One of the best things about them was that they were often about things we’d never thought about before.

We also want to welcome and thank our new Educator Dick Choyke. Anyone who has  attended one of Dick’s seminar presentations knows how much fun and interest he always manages to bring to the subjects he presents.

We also have to note with sadness the passing of two or our longtime friends and members, Ernie Olson and Bob Podd. They both will be greatly missed.

We also want to wish Mike Stockinger a quick recovery from the knee replacement surgery he had on November 20th.

Since it’s now the dead of winter, and our 2015 riding season is several months in the future, it’s a good time to get ahead of the curve with the projects that we put off so we could go riding during what passed for summer in 2014. (At least I definitely did that. Maybe some of you are more grown up than I am.) I always try to get that kind of stuff done now, so I don’t have to feel guilty when we’re out playing during the riding season.

Here’s hoping that 2015 is a great year for all of us and we get to enjoy many rides and other events with our Chapter G family.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (December) Birthdays

None

Happy (December) Anniversary

Bob and Diana Gorecki (10) Gene & Pam Lingford (13)

November 2014

November, 2014

Chapter Social:  Sunday November 30, 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:

Saturday Nov. 8 – Wisconsin District fall OP’s meeting at Wintergreen Resort Wisconsin Dells

Saturday Nov. 8 – Chili dump at Donn & Tracy Powers’ house. W248S10890 Center Dr. Mukwonago. 5:00 – ???. Bring your own drinks and a  small batch of chili.

Wednesday Nov. 12 – ROMEO breakfast ride. Meet at the Andy’s gas station at Rawson Av. and 51st St at 7:45, leave at 8:00. Destination to be determined.

Wednesday Nov. 19 – Dinner ride to St. Francis Brewery, 3825 S. Kinnickinnic, St. Francis WI

Sunday Nov. 30 – Chapter G Social at 3:00PM; WaterStone Bank – 6560 S. 27th St

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wed. Dec. 10  – Romeo Breakfast Ride, Destination to be determined. Meet at Andy’s Gas Station on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 AM.

Sat. Dec.13 – 5:30 – 10:30 PM. Chapter Christmas party. S70W15234 Sandalwood Dr. (Terry & Anna’s complex clubhouse) BYOB and a dish to pass.

Because of the busy holiday season the members decided to skip a social in December.

From The Director:

Hope you managed to get in a few rides in October. There weren’t any really warm days, but at least there were some that were semi-nice.

The ROMEO breakfast club had a nice ride down to northern Illinois to a neat old time type diner. The food was good and really reasonably priced. Thanks go out to  Bob Schattschneider for leading the ride. We’ll see how the November ride turns out.

Unfortunately, our riding season here in Wisconsin is winding down rapidly. It’s definitely time to plan and carry out the winterization process for your bike. Wings don’t require extensive work to winterize but a few jobs are smart and effective. Changing the oil, filling the gas tank (and adding Stabil), getting the battery on a maintenance charger, and getting the tires off the concrete floor are all simple and effective measures to prepare the trusty steed for the long winter hibernation.

While our riding opportunities are dwindling we’re still going to be pretty busy. We’ll have several chances to get together. Thank you Donn and Tracy Powers for the invitation to your house for a chili dump/get together. And, of course, we’ll have our monthly ROMEO breakfast ride on the 12th and dinner ride on the 19th.

At the November social we’ll be giving out a pair of tires to the two people whose tickets are drawn and we’re adding a nice prize as an incentive to get out and ride more, to whomever has the lowest mileage for the year.

At the November social we’ll also finalize our plans for the chapter Christmas party on Saturday December 13.

Hope to see you at one or more of our events and the social. If you have any questions feel free to contact us, using the contact info listed above.

Finally, we hope everyone has a happy Thanks Giving day.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (November) Birthdays

Pam LIngford (15); Ginny Schattschneider (20); Dick Choyke (22); Candy Gorecki (26)

Happy (November) Anniversary

Bob and Diana Gorecki (25)

 

October 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 October 26 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 Oct. 8 – ROMEO breakfast ride. Meet at the Andy’s gas station at Rawson Av. and 51st St at 7:45, leave at 8:00. Destination to be determined.

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

Sunday Oct. 19 – Ride to Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction, 727 Main Street (Hwy B) Genoa City WI, for a fish boil (or BBQ chicken and ribs) along with Chapters F, H, & N. Arrive about 3:00PM.

Sunday Oct. 26 – Chapter G Social at 3:00PM; WaterStone Bank – 6560 S. 27th St

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Wed. Nov. 12 – Romeo Breakfast Ride, Destination to be determined. Meet at Andy’s Gas Station on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 AM.

Wed. Nov. 19 – 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Dinner Ride to St. Francis Brewery 3825 S. Kinnickinnic Av. St. Francis WI

Sun. – Nov. 30– Chapter G Social at WaterStone Bank 3:00PM. 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek.

From The Director:

Fall is truly and sincerely here and our 2014 riding season is reaching its end.

The good news is that there are always some nice days in October which invite rides into the Wisconsin countryside. We get some beautiful colors during the fall which are really a joy to view while riding.

While our riding opportunities may be decreasing we are still planning many events so we won’t be losing track of our friends in Chapter G. From the activities section above you can see that we’re still busy and sharing our time with each other.

There is some news concerning our upcoming 2015 Winter Getaway. It will be held, as usual, on the first weekend in March (6th – 8th) and, as usual, will be in the Wisconsin Dells area. In 2015, however, we were forced to change our destination. For the past several years we had been staying at the Skyline Motel. Unfortunately, the Skyline no longer exists. It has been purchased by Olympia resorts. So we’ve re-located our get together to the Wintergreen Resort, located at 100 Gasser Rd. in Lake Delton. They will hold a block of 15 rooms until February 23. We’ve negotiated a group price of $79/night + tax. We will also have a hospitality room at our disposal. To get our group price be sure to tell the reservation clerk that you are with GWRRA Chapter G. The reservation number is 1-800-648-4765-1.

We had our annual Fall Fling at Konkapot Lodge near Bowler WI. The weather could have been better, but all of us who attended had a good time and as always, Bob Gorecki did a fantastic job with the Friday night shrimp boil and the Saturday night turkey fry and ham bake. Thanks Bob, and also thanks to all who brought goodies to share with every one. We also were able to have two great campfires which were presided over by our Empress of Embers Diana Gorecki.

At the October Social we’ll draw our cards and find our winners for the 2014 Circle Tour. If you haven’t already done so you can still fill out your entry form and give us your entry fee. You don’t have to be there to draw your cards, but the answers must be turned in at or before the October social and someone else can draw your cards for you.

Your chapter officers are working on setting up a calendar of events for next year. We’d really like to have a fairly complete calendar set by November. In this project we really need your help. Please continue to think of places you’d like to ride to and new places for our monthly dinner rides. It would be great if you also came up with rides you’d be willing to lead. We’re all involved in our chapter, so let’s all pitch in with ideas and planning. This really is a case of “the more the merrier”.

Hope to see you at any or all of our events this month and in the months to follow.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything involving chapter G please feel free contact us at the contact points listed at the top of this newsletter.

Rich & Sharon Winkler,
Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (October) Birthdays
Anna Werth (8th), Rich Winkler (16th)

Happy (October) Anniversaries
Art & Pat Kuenstler (14th)

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)

 

August 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 August 31 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:

Sat. & Sun. Aug 2&3 – MS Best Dam Bike Ride. We provide support and safety help. Meet at WCTC – Pewaukee on Sat. morning.

Sun. Aug. 3 – Ride For Kids (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) Meet at Fireman’s Park, 7400 Lee St. Middleton WI. Starting at 9:00 AM. Register on line at the Ride for Kids Wisconsin website.

Thurs. – Sat. Aug. 7 – 9 – Region E Rally at Hotel Meade Convention Center 451 E. Grand Av. Wisconsin Rapids WI.

Sat. Aug 16 Annual Chapter G corn roast/picnic. Jackson Park site #10 Milwaukee WI. Starting at 10:00 AM.

Wed. Aug 20 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Dinner Ride to Mulligans Irish Pub 8933 S. 27th St.(Followed by a ride to Kopps for frozen custard.)

UPCOMING EVENTS:                                                                              

Thurs.- Sun. Sept. 11–14 Annual Chapter G Fall Fling at Konkapot Lodge, Bowler WI.

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

From The Director:                                                                                  

Wow, was July a busy month!

 Wing Ding, a dinner ride to a great Barbecue place (Double B BBQ in West Allis), rides lead by John Hickman and Terry Worth, and the chapter social.

We want to thank John and Terry for leading their rides. We also want to thank Bob & Ginny Schattschneider and Dick Choyke for their presentations before our July social.

As Dick stated during his presentation your input is needed to decide what subjects will be discussed at future seminars. Please reply to the e-mail you received asking for your ideas on what are the most needed presentations.

Then there was the roll out of the new chapter website. If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute and check it out. The address is the same as the old one (www.gwrra-wig.org). It’s quite easy to navigate, and while it’s not a finished product yet, we think it’s off to a good start. There will be other features added and improvements will be made on what’s already there. Keep checking in and watch it grow and improve. We’ve just added a link to all the pictures Willy Risser has taken since the beginning of the year. Check out the link at the top of this page (Pictures) and click on the hyper link you’ll see on the page. Willy has done a great job of capturing the essence of what our chapter is all about.

As busy as July was, August promises to match or maybe even exceed it.Two very important events are scheduled for August.

First is the Region E rally in Wisconsin Rapids on the 7th – 9th, which will bring in Wingers from all over the central part of our great country. Region E includes the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, and obviously Wisconsin. To the best of anyone’s knowledge this is the first time both Wing Ding and a region rally took place in the same state in the same year. Of course, Wisconsin is the best district in all of GWRRA, so why shouldn’t we be the one to do this first?!?

The kickoff event of the rally will be an ice cream social on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, sponsored by Country Sports Inc., the Wisconsin Rapids area Honda dealer, located at 10520 Hwy 13 South.

Starting with the ice cream social, and running until Saturday at noon, Dick Choyke, Pam Lingford, and other helpers, will hold a raffle at the dealership for a handmade rug donated by Pam in honor of our dear friend Diana Gorecki. Every cent raised by the raffle will be donated to the American Cancer Society and “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”. The winner will be announced at the rally site on Saturday afternoon. You do not have to be present to win. The rug will be sent to the winner if they are not present.                              

The second important August event is our annual chapter corn roast/picnic. It will again be held at Jackson Park Site #10, in Milwaukee on Saturday the 16th starting at 10 AM. The chapter will provide brats, hot dogs, buns, chips, and a limited amount of soda. We ask that everyone bring a dish to pass. All chapter G members, and members of any other chapter, are cordially invited to join us for a fun day of games, food, and fellowship.

And we have our monthly dinner ride and social as usual. If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events check the calendar on the website or feel free to contact us. (Our contact info is listed above.)     We sure have lots of opportunities to get together with our friends and fellow riders. That, of course, is what GWRRA is really all about. FRIENDS for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our August events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler                                                                           Chapter Directors; WI-G

Happy (August) Birthdays                                                                      Kathy Hickman (3rd), Willie Mabone (5th), Diana Gorecki (28)