Chapter V Newsletter - GWRRA of Michigan

October, 2014
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Friends for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge
Chapter Directors
2011 Couple of the Year
Rick and Joy Hebner
Assistant Chapter Directors
2012 Couple of the Year
National/Region/District Staff
Director of GWRRA: Ray and Sandi Garris
800.843.9460 Ext. 233
Region D Directors
Lee and Kay Tieche
Rider Educators
2014 Couple of the Year
Len & Connie Meisel
Region D
Chapter V
Region D Couple of the Year:
Linda and Rudy Copeland
2015 Couple of
the Year
Michigan District Directors:
Bob and Kim Scott
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]
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]
Scootin’ 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
else’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
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-2’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
222 West Cedar Avenue – P.O. Box 307
Gladwin, Michigan 48624
Phone: (989) 426-9278
Fax: (989) 426-1160
[email protected]
The Power of the Wave…
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, let’s look at this just a little deeper.
First, let’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. That’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 didn’t WAVE back so I’m not going to WAVE anymore. NO… NO…
NO… 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; it’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
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
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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 A—1st Thursday 7:30pm
American Legion Post 4
401 N. Groesbeck Hwy
Mt Clemens, Mi 48043
Chapter L—1st Tuesday, eat 5:30pm
Gathering 6:30pm - Flap Jack Restaurant
6927 S Cedar St
Lansing MI
Chapter D2— 2nd Thursday, 7:00pm
Howell Recreation Center
925 W Grand River, just W of Byron Rd
Howell MI
Chapter Q-2—4th Sunday 9am eat, 9:00am
Gilligan’s Restaurant
6444 Main St
Cass City, Mi
Chapter E— 3rd Thursday 7pm
Scott Lake Elks Club #810
2100 Scott Lake Rd
Waterford, Mi. 48328
Chapter U—4th Sunday, 9am
Main Street CafГ©, 205 N Clinton Ave
St John’s MI
Chapter F—1st Tuesday at 7:00pm
Michigan Chrome
69090 N Main (M19)
Richmond, MI 48062
Chapter V—3rd Wednesday 7 pm
Tittabawassee Twp Memorial Park Building
50 Park St (driveway is just north of gas
Freeland, Mi
Chapter F-2— 1st Monday at 6:30pm
VFW Hall, (M15 / I69)
9474 Lapeer Rd. (near State & Lapeer Rd)
Davison, Mi 48423
Chapter V-2—3rd Saturday 9 am
Fritz’s Restaurant (intersection M46 and
Richville Mi
Chapter V Monthly Snapshot – 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 – 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 – 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
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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.