October, 2014 Gold Wing Road Riders Association Friends for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge www.gwrra.org www.gwrra-mi. Chapter Directors 2011 Couple of the Year Rick and Joy Hebner Michigan www.gwrra-mi.org Assistant Chapter Directors 2012 Couple of the Year National/Region/District Staff Director of GWRRA: Ray and Sandi Garris 800.843.9460 Ext. 233 http://www.gwrra.org/ Region D Directors Lee and Kay Tieche http://www.gwrra-regiond.org/ Rider Educators 2014 Couple of the Year Len & Connie Meisel Region D www.gwrra-regiond.org Chapter V Region D Couple of the Year: Linda and Rudy Copeland 2015 Couple of the Year Michigan District Directors: Bob and Kim Scott 989-429-9144 Mona & Mac McCaulley District Couple of the Year: Gary and Carol Williams Congratulations Chapter V !!! 2013 District Chapter of the Year Chapter V Staff and Team members Chapter Directors Assistant Chapter Directors, Ride Coordinator Rick & Joy Hebner Phone: 989-667-5752 Email: [email protected] Jim & Cindy Pozenel Phone: 989-631-5683 Email: [email protected], [email protected] Newsletter Editors George & Dianne Williams Email: [email protected], [email protected] Rider Educators Treasurer, 50/50 Ticket Sales Secretary/Sunshine Lady Joann Leuenberger Phone: 989-239-4186 Email: [email protected] Sue Wegner Phone: 989-274-3309 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Assistant Ride Coordinators, 2015 Couple of the Year Web Master Mac & Mona McCaulley Phone: 989-798-5324 Email: [email protected] Len & Connie Meisel Phone: 989-695-4842 Email: [email protected] Jim Heiler Phone: 248-755-0214 Email: [email protected] Raffle Tickets Member Enhancement, Chapter Ambassador Glenn Wegner Phone: 989-274-3309 Email: [email protected] Jon Badour Phone: 989-205-1775 Email: [email protected] Photographer/Historian, 2015 Couple of the Year Chapter of the Year Coordinator Mac & Mona McCaulley Phone: 989-798-5324 Email:[email protected] Brag Book Colleen Badour Phone: 989-894-4180 Email: [email protected] Pam Coughlin Phone: 989-842-3446 (home) Phone: 989-573-4175 (cell) Email: [email protected] ScootinвЂ™ Along with CD Rick As I sit down to write this article, I gaze out the window, and it is very clear the weather is definitely changing. The leaves are falling and the trees in the yard are dropping all their apples and pears (the apples are almost gone). I guess it is really turning to fall. Sadly, it may soon be time to put the bike away. However, we still have some rides/ events coming up. If you missed the Chapter V 30th Anniversary Party, you really missed a good time. First, congratulations to our 2015 Couple of the Year, Mac and Mona McCaulley!! We are very proud of them, and honored that they will represent our Chapter for the coming year. The Anniversary Party Committee (headed up by Colleen Badour) did a great job putting things together. They worked very hard, and because of that it was a great time. Dianne Williams did a terrific job planning and cooking the meal. Thanks to everyone who brought all the nice gifts for the games, Glenn and Sue Wegner for all their hard work with the Chinese Auction; Dennis Lange did a great job converting the bike from the Rally into a M*A*S*H ambulance, Tracy and Jim for stepping in and handling 50/50; George Williams graciously filled in at Rider Ed; Lenny and Connie were not able to be there, but had provided Rider Ed gifts for prizes, and Jim and Cindy Pozenel headed up the fun games. I often wondered last night - did any of the patients make it through the operations? Radar was not able to make it to the party, but Max Clinger sure did (check out the pictures on the Chapter V website). Thanks to all for their hard work, and everyone elseвЂ™s for making it a success. There have been several rides over the last month - I sure hope that you made them. The weather was great for the Hartwick Pines ride. There were at least 12 bikes, and several Chapters attended as well. George and Dianne put on a great lunch for all that attended. The ice cream rides ended this year how they started - cold and damp. The last one went to Tiny's Ice Cream Shop. It was cold, but there were three brave bike riders and two cars that met for the ice cream. The fire in the fire pit was smoldering, so we stood in the store and talked. The riding season may be coming to a close soon, but we still have a lot going on. We have Chapter Y and Chapter F-2вЂ™s Anniversary Parties, a color ride, and cruise/drive in at the Big Boy in Bay City. We will also have card parties and dinner rides coming up. Keep a look out on the calendar. Until next time, ride safe and always have fun. Rick Hebner, CD Chapter V Road Captains Craig Allen Dick Arthur Jon & Colleen Badour Kim & Sandy Bargeron Bill Boehm Tom & Sandy Brady Chris & Pam Coughlin Rick & Joy Hebner Jim Heiler Dick Hennrick Dennis Lange Mac & Mona McCaulley Lenny & Connie Meisel Otto Schunemann Jim & Cindy Pozenel Glenn & Sue Wegner George & Dianne Williams Burkhart-Presidio Insurance Agency AUTO-HOME-LIFE-HEALTH-BUSINESSANNUITIES 222 West Cedar Avenue вЂ“ P.O. Box 307 Gladwin, Michigan 48624 JIM JACOBSвЂ”AGENT Phone: (989) 426-9278 Fax: (989) 426-1160 [email protected] RIDER ED The Power of the WaveвЂ¦ One of the first words we learn as a baby is HELLO, which is one of the most powerful and rewarding words. It is definitely better than saying goodbye. Saying HELLO to someone when you first meet them immediately puts them at ease and you start a conversation on a most friendly word. What does saying HELLO have to do with riding motorcycles and riding them safely? Well, letвЂ™s look at this just a little deeper. First, letвЂ™s agree that a FRIENDLY WAVE is the same thing as saying HELLO. It seems to me one of the first things we learn when we start riding with GWRRA, next to food and ice cream, is that the members are one of the most FUN loving, patriotic, hugging and WAVING group you will ever to know. When out riding, a friendly WAVE to other motorcycles is letting them know we both enjoy the same thing. When we extend a friendly WAVE to other road users, including pedestrians, it makes them notice us. ThatвЂ™s exactly what we want, to SEE and be SEEN. It also lets the recipients of our WAVE know that we are a friendly group and enjoy people. A WAVE to a child is worth gold. They will notice, wave back and tell their parents so now the adults are aware of our presence. We have been SEEN. Oh, nuts, that person didnвЂ™t WAVE back so IвЂ™m not going to WAVE anymore. NOвЂ¦ NOвЂ¦ NOвЂ¦ keep WAVING as not only do you want the person to whom you WAVED to notice but also the tons of other observers out there as once again we want to be SEEN. Friendliness is so rare nowadays; itвЂ™s disarming, so use the WAVE to let people know that we are FRENIDS out having FUN. Respect begets respect and a WAVE will help you start a lot of conversations on your outing. You never know, you may meet the same person you just waved to at your next stop. The simple WAVE can be our first step on being noticed on the roadways. Join us and start WAVING even more than you do now. Not only will you see a lot of people smiling at you, the WAVE will put you and your co-rider in a very happy frame of mind. Just try it, you may like it. Leonard Meisel Chap V Rider Ed Visit us at ChapterV.net Chapter that has the most FUN!! The greatest honor in GWRRA is being selected by your peers as Couple of the Year, an honor reserved for those whose hard work and dedication to your Chapter and GWRRA is recognized by your friends. Chapter V's 2015 Couple of the Year are Mona and Mac McCaulley. Mona is the one who takes (and posts) 95% of all the Chapter V pictures, makes special gifts for give aways and prizes, makes unique bags for all the kidnapped mascots, puts the last month's rides and events on a disk to display at our Gatherings, provides nummy food for many Chapter, District and Region functions, and serves as Chapter Historian. This past year, Mac has been instrumental as Chapter Assistant Ride Coordinator. He helped plan and organize many Chapter rides, as well as helping with the District Rally rides. He worked to ready our campsite for the Rally, as well as helped break everything down. We are so proud of them and excited they will represent our Chapter for this coming year. Congratulations and (very) well done! Section Chapter Gatherings Chapter AвЂ”1st Thursday 7:30pm American Legion Post 4 401 N. Groesbeck Hwy Mt Clemens, Mi 48043 Chapter LвЂ”1st Tuesday, eat 5:30pm Gathering 6:30pm - Flap Jack Restaurant 6927 S Cedar St Lansing MI Chapter D2вЂ” 2nd Thursday, 7:00pm Howell Recreation Center 925 W Grand River, just W of Byron Rd Howell MI Chapter Q-2вЂ”4th Sunday 9am eat, 9:00am GilliganвЂ™s Restaurant 6444 Main St Cass City, Mi Chapter EвЂ” 3rd Thursday 7pm Scott Lake Elks Club #810 2100 Scott Lake Rd Waterford, Mi. 48328 Chapter UвЂ”4th Sunday, 9am Main Street CafГ©, 205 N Clinton Ave St JohnвЂ™s MI Chapter FвЂ”1st Tuesday at 7:00pm Michigan Chrome 69090 N Main (M19) Richmond, MI 48062 Chapter VвЂ”3rd Wednesday 7 pm Tittabawassee Twp Memorial Park Building 50 Park St (driveway is just north of gas station) Freeland, Mi Chapter F-2вЂ” 1st Monday at 6:30pm VFW Hall, (M15 / I69) 9474 Lapeer Rd. (near State & Lapeer Rd) Davison, Mi 48423 Chapter V-2вЂ”3rd Saturday 9 am FritzвЂ™s Restaurant (intersection M46 and M15) Richville Mi Chapter V Monthly Snapshot вЂ“ October 2014 Chapter Y Halloween/Anniversary Party When - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 Where - More details on flyer Happy Birthday Ronald Huss When - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 Four County Tour/Color Ride When - Sun, October 12, 10am вЂ“ 4pm Where - Four County Bike Tour (map) Description - We will leave McDonald's, 2515 S Huron Rd (Corner of Beaver Rd), Kawkawlin MI at 10am (come earlier to eat) and travel on a Four County Tour. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Be ready to leave with a full tummy and full tank of gas at 10am Happy Anniversary George & Dianne Williams When - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 Chapter V Monthly Gathering When - Wed, October 15, 7pm вЂ“ 8pm Where - Chapter V Monthly Gathering, 150 Park St, Memorial Park Building, Freeland MI Description - Join us for our Monthly Gathering at 7pm. Happy Birthday Maryann DeFour; Beckie Bush When - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 Chapter F2 - Anniversary Party When - Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 Where - More info on flyer Happy Anniversary Ron and Connie Huss When - Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 Happy Birthday to Nancy Pierson When - Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 Happy Birthday to Dennis (aka Smokey) Lange When - Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 Happy Birthday to Honda Bob Wisniewski When - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 Happy Birthday to Bob Shephard When - Friday, Oct 31, 2014 Thank you to all of our advertisers. B JAYS PIZZA and CONEY Bay CafГ© Catering Weddings * Parties No Event too big or small Private Banquet Hall Seating up 363 State Park Drive Bay City, MI 48706 Classified Advertisements For rent: 2 bedroom cabins Alger CountyвЂ“ Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Snowmobiling. Weekend, Week or Month. 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All items cash only, call: [email protected], 989-980-7570 For sale: 2005 Goldwing & trailer with 30,100 miles kept in heated garage. The bike is Burgundy and trailer with swivel hitch does match bike. The trailer is home built. Extra's are Driving lights, Arm rest, Custom seat & back rest (Ostrich skin) (also have original seat and back rest) Aux fuse panel, Aux switches, and Soundgate for an Ipod, plus more. Asking $13,900 or best offer? Call (989)642-6334 or email ([email protected]). Must sell health reasons. For sale: 2012 gray wolf toy hauler 19RR for sale $14,000.00. All remote control electric stabilizer Jacks, awning and yard light, electric jack, hitch with sway bars, extra shelving and clothes rack, rear door roll down screens, extra spare tire. This trailer will haul a Goldwing but a trike will not fit thru the rear door opening. Call John: home 989-823-3089, cell 989-395-3123, email [email protected] For sale: 2003 Kompact Kamp 12 cubic ft storage, fenders, weighs 115 lbs, small cooler rack, was purchased new. Want $600 for it - Joe Anderson 586-747-4245 For sale: MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER IN GOOD CONDITION. TRAILERS GOOD, HAS LED LIGHTS. 6 WAY PLUG, GOOD TIRES,30 CUBIC FT INSIDE. PICTURE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST OR IT CAN BE SEEN AT: 664 N SCHEURMANN; BAY CITY, MI. CALL 989-928-5205вЂ”LINDA MCLAREN For sale: 2007 GL1800 in Metallic Black (Charcoal) w/ 47,300 miles. It has the premium sound system and factory CB radio. This bike is in very nice shape with some extras. Priced at $13,200.00 Call 989-737-4709 . For sale: 1997 GL1500SE in Sapphire Black (very dark blue). This bike has 67,000 miles and has undergone extensive service including a new front tire. Priced at $6500.00. Call 989-737-4709 For sale: 2001 GL1800 with 64,400 miles in the color of вЂњIllusion RedвЂќ. It has all of the standard features plus a factory CB radio. It has a new front, fork seals and steering head bearings. It has too many extras to list here, and itвЂ™s loaded with LED lights. Priced at $9500.00. Call 989-737-4709 This Newsletter Sponsored by: Burkhart-Presidio Insurance Agency Visit us at www.burkhartpresidio.com Representing For your motorcycle insurance needs. Be sure to wear your chapter shirts and vests to get extra pride tickets. Help support those who support us. Patronize the advertisers you see listed in the newsletter. Send us your favorite ride to put into the newsletter. See it here. October Birthday's Monthly gatherings are the 3rd Wed. of each month. (Unless otherwise noted) we meet at Memorial Park 150 Park St, Freeland MI at 7PM. 10/4 Jon Badour 10/5 Dianne Williams 10/7 Connie Meisel 10/11 Ron Huss 10/15 Beckie Bush During the months of Nov. and Dec. dinner 10/15 Maryann DeFour gatherings are held. Dinner at 6PM & the 10/19 Nancy Pierson meeting at 7PM. 10/21 Dennis Lange 10/29 Robert Wisniewski Team meetings are generally the 2nd Monday of each month, dinner 6PM followed by meetings at 7PM. October Anniversaries 10/13 George and Dianne Williams 10/18 Ron and Connie Huss GWRRA-Region D- Michigan- Chapter V Chapter Directors Rick and Joy Hebner 4348 Regan Rd Bay City, MI 48706 [email protected] Klinger looking his/her best.