July 2019

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – July, 2019

Chapter Social Date: Sunday July 28

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

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

 JULY EVENTS:

1.Wed. July 10 – ROMEO breakfast ride to Oak Creek diner located at 6874 S. 13th St. As usual, weather permitting, we’ll meet at the Kwik Trip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. If the weather is bad, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.

2.Wed. July 17 – dinner ride to Azteca Mexican restaurant at 901 Milwaukee Av. in So. Milwaukee. Meet there at 5:30 as usual.

  1. Sat. July 20 – Meet at Miss Katie’s Diner, 1900 W Clybourn St., Milwaukeeat 11:00 AM for lunch after which we’ll go over to the MSOE campus to view their rooftop sculpture garden.
  2. Sunday July 21 – The brunch ride to Fox &Hounds has been cancelled for lack of interest.  5.Sunday July 28 – Chapter G social starting at 3:00PM at WaterStone bank located at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

AUGUST EVENTS:

1.Thurs. Aug. 8 – Sun. Aug. 11 – Region E reunion ride to La Crosse.

  1. Wed. Aug. 14 – ROMEO breakfast ride to Country Rose Bakery & Café, 19319 Washington Av. Union Grove. If the weather is good meet at the Kwik Trip at 51st and Rawson at 7:45 and we’ll ride to the restaurant. Otherwise meet there at 8:30.
  2. Saturday Aug. 17 – Annual Chapter G corn roast/picnic/chapter challenge at Jackson Park picnic area #10 in Milwaukee from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come join us for some good food, great fellowship, and fun games. It’s a chance to take home the beautiful CHAPTER CHALLENGE TROPHY.
  3. Wed. Aug. 21 – dinner ride to Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen, 6207 W. National Av. West Allis. As usual just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.
  4. Sunday Aug. 25 – 3:00 PM. Chapter G Social at WaterStone Bank. 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.                                                                                                                                                FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Happy Independence Day. Hope everyone has a fun filled and safe 4th of July celebration.

Our riding season is in full swing now, and except for some cool and wet weather it’s been a good start. June was a fun month for Chapter G. We had our ROMEO breakfast ride and the monthly dinner ride.

The highlight of June was our annual fundraiser in conjunction with Sportland 2 and their Open house and bike show. After a week of consistent forecasts of rain the weather turned out to be great and we didn’t get a drop. Thanks to all the members (and honorary members) who helped make it a fun and profitable event. Unfortunately, the change from its original date caused us to miss the district rally again. Between the fund raiser and our Fall Fling we just can’t seem to avoid conflicting with the district rally.

July promises to be a good month for the chapter too. Please see the information above. Also, please note that the brunch ride that was listed on the calendar for Sunday June 21 has been cancelled because the members showed no interest in doing it.

August promises to be a great month for chapter and district events so please take a look at the chapter and district calendars. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at these upcoming events.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

July Birthdays: Art Kuenstler – 1st

July Anniversaries: None

JUNE 2019

 

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – June, 2019

Chapter Social Date: Sunday June 30

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

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

 JUNE EVENTS:

1. Wed. June 12  ROMEO breakfast ride to Kat’s Café, 19680 W. National Av. (Hwy ES) New Berlin. We’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st& Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant.                      2.Wed. June 19,  dinner ride to Bushy’s Pub & Grill S67W14831 Janesville Rd. Muskego. As usual we’ll just meet at the restaurant at 5:30.                                                                                 3. Saturday June 22.   11AM to 3PM – Annual Chapter G fundraiser in conjunction with the Sportland 2 Open house and bike show. Sportland 2 is located at 7221 S. 13th St., Oak Creek.       4.  Sunday June 30 at 3PM – Chapter G Social at the WaterStone bank locate at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

 JULY EVENTS:

1.Wed. July 10 – ROMEO breakfast ride to Oak Creek diner located at 6874 S. 13th St. As usual, weather permitting, we’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st & Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant. If the weather is bad, just meet at the restaurant at 8:30.                                              2.Wed. July 17 – dinner ride to Azteca Mexican restaurant at 901 Milwaukee Av. in So. Milwaukee. Meet there at 5:30 as usual.                                                                                                  3. Sat. July 20 – Meet at Miss Katie’s Diner, 1900 W Clybourn St, Milwaukee at 11:00 AM for lunch after which we’ll go over to the MSOE campus to view their rooftop sculpture garden.                    4. The brunch ride previously scheduled for Sun. the 21st has been cancelled due to lack of interest.                                                                                                                                                5.Sunday July 28 – Chapter G social starting at 3:00PM at WaterStone bank located at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

 FROM THE DIRECTORS:

 It’ finally June. That means it’s truly and sincerely summer here in Wisconsin.  Hopefully summer won’t just fly by, so we’re out of the riding season again. Our hopes for a pleasant May with lots of chances to ride didn’t pan out so well. Lots of cool (cold?) and lots of rain. Very few really nice days for getting out on the bike. June is bound to be much better.

June is really important to Chapter G. In addition to being a good month for riding, it’s also the month of our fund raiser in conjunction with the Sportland 2 open house and bike show. Unfortunately, they changed the original date of the event to June 22, so now we’re in conflict with the district rally again. We just can’t seem to win when it comes to the district rally.

We could sure use the help of any of our members who aren’t going to Wisconsin Rapids for the rally. There’s some work involved with the fund raiser, but it’s lots of fun too. As with most things “Many hands make the task easier”.

As is always the case here in Wisconsin, the summer months fill up with things for Wingers to do. Check out the calendar on the district website. You can get to the district website by clicking on the “links” tab on our chapter web site. (See the link above)

We’re hoping to see you at any or all of our activities this month and every month.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

 Happy June Birthdays:  Sharon Winkler – 1st.

Happy June Anniversaries:   Rich & Sharon Winkler – 8th; Bill & Bev Shaw-Jones – 16th; Terry & Anna Werth – 18th; Bob & Ginny Schattschneider – 21st;  John & Kathy Hickman – 24th.

MAY 2019 Newsletter

 

CHAPTER G NEWS – MAY, 2019

Chapter Social Date: Sunday May 19

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

Time: 3:00 PM

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

Chapter Website:  www.gwrra-wig.org

 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 Supper Club, 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 weekend we’re meeting a week earlier than usual                                                                                                                                                              Please read the district newsletter you got as well. It has much more information about district events than could be put in the chapter newsletter.

JUNE EVENTS:

  1. Wed. June 12 ROMEO breakfast ride to Kat’s Café, 19680 W. National Av. (Hwy ES) New Berlin. We’ll meet at the KwikTrip on 51st& Rawson at 7:45 and ride to the restaurant.
  2. Wed. June 19, dinner ride to Bushy’s Pub & Grill S67W14831 Janesville Rd. Muskego. As usual we’ll just meet at the restaurant at 5:30. 3.
  3. Saturday June 22. 11AM to 3PM – Annual Chapter G fundraiser in conjunction with the Sportland 2 Open house and bike show. Sportland 2 is located at 7221 S. 13th St., Oak Creek. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATE FOR THE FUNDRAISER.
  4. Sunday June 30 at 3PM – Chapter G Social at the WaterStone bank locate at 6560 S. 27th St. in Oak Creek.

FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Chapter G moms.

MAY – WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MONTH!

Spring will finally arrive in Wisconsin for sure. After the return of winter we had in the middle of April, it’s great to know (with 99.9% certainty) that we won’t have to put the bikes away because it’s snowing. Hallelujah!

There are rides planned all over the district and we’ll have our usual ROMEO breakfast and dinner rides this month too. If you want to join some other chapters for rides check the district website and click on the events tab. All the events for every chapter in the district are listed on the calendar. As always the district Dust Off is this month too. It’s on the 17th & 18th at the Glacier Valley Campground near Cambria. (details are on the district website).

There are two dates that we want to bring to everyone’s attention:

1.The May social is not the last Sunday of the month as is usual, it’s Sunday May 19.

  1. The date for the chapter fundraiser in June has been changed to Saturday the 22nd. We had to move it from the previously announced date (Sat. the 15th) because Sportland2 changed the date of their open house.

Unfortunately, this now puts us in conflict with the District Rally in Wisconsin Rapids. We were really looking forward to the rally since it no longer conflicted with our annual Fall Fling, and now we find ourselves with conflicting dates again. Sometimes it seems like you just can’t win!

Any chapter G members who weren’t planning to attend the district rally are certainly invited to come see the open house and bike show at Sportland 2.  Also, if you’re not going to the rally we could certainly use your help with the fundraiser. It’s a lot of fun and it brings in money that we use for the chapter all year long.

By the time May arrives we all should have had the chance to get out on the bike and knock off some of the rust that always accumulates over the non-riding winter months. Even if the weather is a little cool in May it’s still better than it’s been in April. It’s really time to get out an put some quality miles on the old iron (OK – mostly plastic) horse.

Hope to see you all at one or more of the upcoming chapter and district rides this month.

Rich & Sharon Winkler – Chapter G directors

 Happy May Birthdays:  John Hickman – 8th; Lynn Borkenhagen – 15th.

Happy May Anniversaries:   Al & BJ Parrot – 6th.

 

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.