April 2019 Newsletter

 

Chapter Social Date: Sunday April 28

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: Rich & Sharon Winkler, gwrra.wig@gmail.com  (Please note new email address for chapter G directors) or 414-477-2138

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

 APRIL EVENTS:

  1. Wed. April 10 – ROMEO Lunch Ride – Ameli’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, 16201 W. National Av. (Hwy ES), New Berlin. Meet at 11:30 for lunch and a fun get-together.
  2. Wed. April 17 – March Dinner Ride – Hideaway Pub & Eatery, 9643 S 76th St, Franklin. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30.

3 Sunday April 28 at 3:00 PM – Chapter G Social – WaterStone bank 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

 MAY EVENTS:

1.Wed. May 8 – ROMEO Breakfast ride – to the Mad Rooster, located at 4401 W. Greenfield in Milwaukee. If the weather is good we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. If the weather doesn’t cooperate just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.

  1. Wed. May 15th Dinner ride to the Copper Dock, 1474 E. Friess Lake Dr., Hubertus.As usual we’ll just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.
  2. Sunday May 19 at 3:00 PM, May Social. Please note that this is not the last Sunday in May. In order to avoid the Memorial Day holiday week end we’re meeting 1 week earlier than usual.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

It’s been Spring officially now for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, living in the Milwaukee area, and having that gigantic cold puddle east of us, there’s no way to predict whether it will feel like Spring or more like an extended mild winter. One can only hope.

We can be sure, however, that there will be enough mild days to get the bike ready for the riding season and find at least a few days to get out and knock off the winter induced rust. April is the perfect month to find an empty parking lot and get in some “low speed practice”.

March was a full month for chapter G activities. We again had our annual Winter Get-away in Baraboo at the Best Western motel. As always they treated us very well. We had use of the conference (read Party) room.

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We had some great socializing and a few adult beverages were consumed

 

 

 

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There was also a fair amount of Sheepshead played. Christen even played this year, having been coached by Ken in advance. (She claims he was an absolute drill master.)

 

 

 

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Then we had a great visit with Homer Deahn, the sculptor who has worked on many projects for the Circus World Museum.

 

 

 

 

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He has become really expert at carving horses for circus wagons and carousels.

We got to spend a great hour at his studio. He had lots of stories about his work, and also the many really neat things he’s done over the course of his life. He’s quite a unique person.

 

 

Please make a note of the change from our usual ‘last Sunday of the month’ social date for May. As we’ve done for several years, we’re having our May social the 2nd last Sunday to avoid the Memorial Day weekend.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

 Happy April Birthdays:  Terry Werth- 9th, Bob Schattschneider – 23rd

Happy April Anniversaries:   Willy & Bobbie Mabone – 17th

 

March 2019 Newsletter

CHAPTER G NEWS – March, 2019

Chapter Social Date: Sunday March 31

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

MARCH EVENTS:

  1. Fri. March 1 – Sun. March 3 – Annual Chapter G Winter Get-away. Best Western Baraboo Inn, 725 W. Pine St. (old Hwy 12) Baraboo WI
  2. Sat. March 9 – 12 Noon – Chapter N challenge – Duck Pin Bowling – Koz’s 2078 S. 7th St. Milwaukee.
  3. Wed. March 13, 8:30AM ROMEO Breakfast ride to Mimosa, 9405 S. 27th St. Franklin. Since it almost certainly won’t be riding weather yet, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.
  4. Wed. March 20, 5:30 PM – Monthly dinner ride to Erv’s Mug, 130 W. Ryan Rd. Oak Creek. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30 for some good food and great companionship.
  5. Sunday March 31st 3:00PM. Chapter G Social, WaterStone Bank,6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

 APRIL EVENTS:

  1. Wed. April 10 – ROMEO Lunch Ride – Ameli’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, 16201 W. National Av. (Hwy ES), New Berlin. Meet at 11:30 for lunch and a fun get-together.
  2. Wed. April 17 – March Dinner Ride – Hideaway Pub & Eatery, 9643 S 76th St, Franklin. As usual meet at the restaurant at 5:30.

3 Sunday April 28 at 3:00 PM – Chapter G Social – WaterStone bank 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Well, we’re now a whole month closer to riding time.

March is often a teaser month. Sometimes it gets fairly warm and we think we’re almost in spring, and then winter roars back and reminds us that we live in Wisconsin. At least the daylight hours are really increasing and it’s obvious that we’re past the worst of winter.

We had a very busy month of March. It started with our annual Winter Get-away in Baraboo which went well (thanks, as usual, to Christen) and included the Duck Pin bowling challenge from Chapter N. There will be more information on that in next month’s newsletter.

One of the great things about the month of April here in Wisconsin is that we always get at least a few really nice days (compared to Jan. & Feb.), when the more hearty among us get the bike out on the road and knock off some of the rust that developed on our riding skills over the winter. A little individual “Parking Lot Practice” is always a good thing in early spring.

Things will really start to liven up next month when the riding season actually gets going. There will be more and more rides and other events coming in May, and once June arrives we’re in full swing.

Really looking forward to all that!

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

Happy March Birthdays:  Bob Gorecki – 2nd; Noah Borkenhagen – 19th; Pat Kuenstler – 20th; Tom Ballmann – 29th.

Happy March Anniversaries:   Noah & Lynn Borkenhagen – 22nd; Tom & Kenlee Ballamann – 29th.

FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

 

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – February, 2019

Chapter Social Date: Sunday February 24

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

  1. Wed. Feb. 13th 11:30AM – 1:00PM ROMEO Lunch ride to Mazo’s Hamburgers 3146 S. 27th St. Milwaukee. That’s just south of Oklahoma Av. on 27th St.
  2. Wed. Feb. 20th – 5:30PM to 7:30PM February Dinner ride. We’ll meet at On the Clock Bar & Grill 4301 S. Howell Av. Milwaukee.
  3. Sunday Feb. 24th February, 12:30PM – 4:30PM. Chapter G Social and Annual Chili Dump. We’ll meet as usual at the WaterStone Bank at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

 MARCH EVENTS

  1. Fri. March 1 – Sun. March 3 – Annual Chapter G Winter Get-away. Best Western Baraboo Inn, 725 W. Pine St. (old Hwy 12) Baraboo WI
  2. Sat. March 9 – 12 Noon – Chapter N challenge – Duck Pin Bowling – Koz’s 2078 S. 7th St. Milwaukee.
  3. Wed. March 13, 8:30AM ROMEO Breakfast ride to Mimosa, 9405 S. 27th St. Franklin. Since it almost certainly won’t be riding weather yet, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.
  4. Wed. March 20, 5:30 PM – Monthly dinner ride to Erv’s Mug, 130 W. Ryan Rd. Oak Creek. As usual we’ll meet at the restaurant at 5:30 for some good food and great companionship.
  5. Sunday March 31st 3:00PM. Chapter G Social, WaterStone Bank,6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

For some reason, even though it is in fact the shortest month of the year, February usually seems to take forever. Part of it has to be that we’re really tired of winter but there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. We also often get some of the coldest days of the year in February.

One consolation is you can actually see that the nights are getting shorter and the days longer.

We want to thank Mark Hansen for stepping up and accepting the position of chapter Treasurer. It’s an essential position (without a treasurer the chapter would have to disband) and we truly appreciate Marks commitment. Also thank you to Dan Gorecki for the years he held the position and the work he did for the chapter.

Our Holiday party on January 5 was a great success. Everyone had a really good time, the food was excellent, and the fellowship was wonderful. (And it turns out we were lucky we booked it when we did. Sprecher’s closed permanently the next Wednesday.)

We’re back in the swing of things again with the end of February and the beginning of March being filled with fun things for our members to participate in.

Our annual Chili Dump lunch comes in conjunction with our Feb. social (2/24). The very next weekend (3/1-3/3)  we hold our annual Winter Get-away in Baraboo. As always, Christin has some interesting and enjoyable things planned for us. Then, on Sat. 3/9, Chapter N has challenged us to a Duck Pin bowling tournament, with the Chapter Challenge trophy riding on the outcome.

The trophy has been in chapter N’s possession since last August. It’s time for it to come back home to chapter G where it belongs.

As you can see, even though we can’t ride together yet, we’ve still found many ways to spend time with our chapter G friends. It’s what makes being part of GWRRA so worthwhile.

Why not join us and find out how fulfilling it can be to participate in so many different things with your fellow Wingers.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter G directors

Happy February Birthdays:  25th B.J. Parrot

 Happy February Anniversaries:  NONE

January 2019 Newsletter

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – January, 2019

 

Chapter Social Date: Sunday January 27

Social Location: WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th St. Oak Creek

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org (The Website is back in service!!!)

JANUARY 2019 EVENTS:

  1. Saturday January 5, at 5:30PM – Chapter G Christmas/New Year’s party at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, 5689 N Bayshore Dr, (Bayshore Mall). Everyone is invited to join us. If you’d like to attend please contact Rich & Sharon by Dec. 29th so we can get a head count.
  2. Wed. January 9, 8:30 AM. The January breakfast “ride” is to Benny’s Café 5354 S. 27th St. Since it’s January and we know we won’t be riding just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.
  3. Wed. January 16 at 5:30 PM. January dinner “ride” to the Texas Roadhouse at 15425 W. Rockridge Rd. in New Berlin. (that’s just south of the Rock freeway at Moorland Rd.) As usual meet there at 5:30PM.
  4. Sunday January 27th, 3:00PM. Chapter G Social at the WaterStone bank located at 6560 S. 27 St. in Oak Creek.

FEBRUARY EVENTS:

  1. Wed. Feb. 13th 11:30AM – 1:00PM ROMEO Lunch ride to Mazo’s Hamburgers 3146 S. 27th St. Milwaukee. That’s just south of Oklahoma Av. on 27th St.
  2. Wed. Feb. 20th – 5:30PM to 7:30PM February Dinner ride. We’ll meet at On the Clock Bar & Grill 4301 S. Howell Av. Milwaukee.
  3. Sunday Feb. 24th February, 12:30PM – 4:30PM. Chapter G Social and Annual Chili Dump. We’ll meet as usual at the WaterStone Bank at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

 HAPPY 2019 TO ALL OUR FRIENDS IN CHAPTER G

Winter is truly and sincerely upon us. The bikes have been put away for a couple months already, but there is one consolation once we get to January. We are actually over the hump. While it may be hard to actually see it, the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. Obviously we have a long way to go till Spring, but we are on the down slope now.

Following our hiatus in December we’ll be starting up strong again in January, with our first event being the Chapter’s Christmas/New Year’s party at 5:30 on Saturday Jan. 5 at the Sprecher’s restaurant in Bayshore Mall. We’d really like to see many of our members join us for an enjoyable evening of fun and fellowship. (And good food!) If you haven’t already done so, please contact us to let us know you’re coming so we get a fairly accurate head count.

In addition to the party on the 5th we’ll be back in the swing of things with a ROMEO breakfast“ride” and our monthly dinner “ride” and, of course, we’ll have our monthly social on the 27th. All the details are located above.

We’re looking forward to a fun filled 2019 with lots of things to do together and hopefully we’ll get to meet many new friends in chapter G.

Rich & Sharon Winkler   Chapter G directors

Happy January Birthdays:  20th Mike Stockinger; 27th Steve Schattschneider.

 Happy January Anniversaries:  NONE

December 2018 Newsletter

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – December, 2018

Chapter Social Date: No Social in December

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

 DECEMBER EVENTS

  1. Wed. Dec. 12, 12 Noon. ROMEO LUNCH ride. We will again meet for lunch in December. The destination is Marty’s Pizza, Pasta, & Subs. 16680 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield.
  2. Since December is such a “crazy busy” month for everyone we will again, this year, skip the dinner ride in Dec.
  3. For the same reasons as in #2 we will again not have a social in December since it would fall right between Christmas and New Years. See you in 2019.

JANUARY 2019 EVENTS

  1. Saturday January 5, at 5:30PM – Chapter G Christmas/New Year’s party at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, 5689 N Bayshore Dr, (Bayshore Mall). Everyone is invited to join us. If you’d like to attend please contact Rich & Sharon by Dec. 29th so we can get a head count.
  2. Wed. January 9, 8:30 AM. The January breakfast “ride” is to Benny’s Café 5354 S. 27th St. Since it’s January and we know we won’t be riding just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.
  3. Wed. January 16 at 5:30 PM. January dinner “ride” to the Texas Roadhouse at 15425 W. Rockridge Rd. in New Berlin. (that’s just south of the Rock freeway at Moorland Rd.) As usual meet there at 5:30PM.
  4. Sunday January 27th, 3:00PM. Chapter G Social at the WaterStone bank located at 6560 S. 27 St. in Oak Creek.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

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The first thing we want to do is wish everyone a Blessed and Merry Christmas. It’s our hope that you all have a wonderful, warm time with your loved ones and friends.

It sure is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. It seems like it was just a couple months ago that we were thinking about Christmas 2017.

Another riding season is in the books, but the good news is that we’re almost half way from the end of the 2018 season to the start of the new one in 2019.

As is noted in the information above, the chapter doesn’t have many events in December because it’s just too full of family events to have time for anything else.

We’ll be starting up strong again in January, with our first event being the Chapter’s Christmas/New Year’s party at 5:30 on Saturday Jan. 5 at the Sprecher’s restaurant in Bayshore Mall. We’d really like to see many of our members join us for an enjoyable evening of fun and fellowship. (And good food!)

In addition to the party on the 5th we’ll be back in the swing of things with a ROMEO breakfast “ride” and our monthly dinner “ride” and, of course, we’ll have our monthly social on the 27th.

We’re looking forward to a fun filled 2019 with lots of things to do together and hopefully we’ll get to meet many new friends in chapter G.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter G directors

Happy December Birthdays:  NONE

 Happy December Anniversaries:  NONE