Chapter Social Date: Sunday July 26, 2015
Social Location: WaterStone bank, 6560 S. 27th St., Oak Creek
Time: 3:00 pm
Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler – 414-477-2138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wig.org
ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONTH:
ROMEO Breakfast Ride – Wednesday July 8 – Meet @ the Kwik Trip gas station at 51st & Rawson at 7:45 or just meet us at the destination restaurant at around 8:30. The destination picked at the June social is Jimmy’s – N168W21212 E. Main St. (Hwy 60) in Jackson WI.
Ride to Pocaro Indian Motorcycle of Racine: Saturday July 11, Meet at the McDonalds at I-94 & Ryan Rd. at 9:30 AM, leave at 9:45. Ride will be lead by John Hickman.
Dinner Ride – Wed. July 15 at 5:30 PM. Meet at Amelia’s Restaurant, 724 E. Layton Av. (right across from the airport)
Wisconsin/Illinois Ride for Kids: Sunday July 19. Starts and ends at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva WI. Registration starts at 9AM. Event ends at approx. 3:00PM. For more info go to the Ride for Kids website.
Brunch Ride to Randy’s in Whitewater – Sunday July 26 preceding the social. Meet at the Jetz gas station at Moorland Rd. & Janesville Rd. at 10:45 AM and leave at 11:00 AM. Return in time for the social.
Social – Sunday July 26 at 3:00 PM. WaterStone bank, 6560 S. 27th St., Oak Creek
Sat.& Sun. August 1 & 2: MS 150 Best Dam Bike Ride. Our participation begins on Saturday morning at 7:30 AM at WCTC campus on Main St. in Pewaukee. We’ll be safety riders, corner workers, and whatever else comes up. Sat. ride ends in Whitewater and continues Sun. from Whitewater to Madison.
Region E Rally – August 6-8 in Green Bay WI. Radisson Hotel & Conference Center 2040 Airport Drive Green Bay, WI
ROMEO Breakfast Ride: Wed. Aug. 12 – Meet @ the Kwik Trip gas station at 51st & Rawson at 7:45 or just meet us at the destination restaurant at 8:30. Destination will be determined at the July social.
Annual Chapter G Corn Roast/Picnic: Saturday August 15 10AM – 4PM. Jackson Park – site #10 in Milwaukee. Our annual picnic is always a great time. We eat well, socialize, play games, and just generally have fun. Come join us for the day and have some fun!
Dinner Ride: Wed. August 19, 5:30 to 7:30. Meet at Graingers Pub & Grill at 3400 W. Loomis Rd Milwaukee.
Social – Sunday August 30 at 3:00 PM. WaterStone bank, 6560 S. 27th St., Oak Creek
From The Director:
What a wonderful month July is. We get to celebrate the birth of our great nation, summer warmth is here, and it’s usually one of the best times of the year for riding. How could it be any better?
Our annual fund raiser went well. Sharon and I want to sincerely thank all our members who worked so hard to again make this event a success. Very iffy weather held down the attendance at the Sportland 2 Open house and bike show, so we didn’t sell as many brats and dogs as previous years, but we still did alright, and as usual we had a good time while doing it. The good news is we didn’t lose any money. We did “raise some funds” for the chapter.
A special thanks to Bill and Bev Jones who came all the way from the Quad Cities to join us and help out. You guys sure are the most distant members of our chapter G family.
As promised we will share our profits with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (part of the American Cancer Society). The chapter will donate $130 to Diana Gorecki’s page on the Making Strides website. In addition we want to thank Anna Werth who came up with a great idea. She and other members donated bakes goods which they sold. They raised $160 which will also be donated to Diana’s page. In addition Ginny Schattschneider sold craft items and raised $47. Finally, Mike Stokinger, who won $150 in the 50/50 drawing, will donate his winnings to the cause. This makes a total of $487 which the chapter, and its members, will be donating. Thanks to all who worked so well to make this happen.
DIANA, THIS IS FOR YOU. WE ALL LOVE YOU!
Of course other things happened in June. The weather was not cooperative for the brunch ride to Fox and Hounds, but those who went had a good time. The dinner ride to Armeli’s Pizza place in New Berlin was very well attended.
As of this writing we’re still looking forward to the ride to Joe’s Crab Shack prior to our June social.
So far July isn’t scheduled to be quite so busy as June, but we’re still going to be seeing a lot of each other. There’s also plenty of time to set up a ride and we’ll get the information to all the members.
In August we’re looking forward to our annual corn roast (actually corn boil) and picnic on Sat. Aug. 15th starting at 10AM. It will again be held at Jackson park (site #10) on Milwaukee’s south side. The park is located just north of Forest Home Av. between 35th St. and 43rd St. We’re going to invite chapters N and F to join us. We’re also going to challenge chapter N to defend the traveling trophy at the picnic.
Have a great month of July and keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.
Rich & Sharon Winkler
Centrifugal Thoug ts From Your Chapter Educator
I saw a motorcycle the other day flying the American Flag on the left rear of the bike. Got me thinking. Is there a protocol for flying the American flag on the left side? Those of us in the Chapter who fly the American flag on our Gold Wings, fly it on the rear right (the throttle side).
Conventional direction on the issue says when the American Flag is flown alone; it can either be located at the center on the rear of the motorcycle, or on what’s known as the marching right. That is the right side of the motorcycle to the rider’s perspective when facing forward. If the American Flag is flown with another single flag, it should only be flown to its marching right. This means displaying the flag with no others to its right. If displayed with multiple flags, the American Flag should be centered and highest.
There are specific protocols for the placement of more than three flags displayed and flown on a motorcycle – flags of countries flown higher than flags of states, state flags flown higher than novelty flags. Most of us fly three flags or less. If you’re carrying more than three, look it up.
Finally, there is a school of thought to fly the American flag on the left rear of the motorcycle (clutch side). Thinking is because the flags are normally so small and are not visible from the front as we ride, marching right does not apply. The orientation of the “flags own right” should be considered therefore flying the flag on the left rear. One article on the Internet talked against this placement because it would put the American flag lower than any other flag when the motorcycle is parked on its side stand.
Your choice. Ride safe, ride dry.
Dick Choyke – Chapter G educator
Happy July Birthdays:
Art Kuenstler – 1st, Willy Risser – 14.