November, 2014 Gold Wing Road Riders Association Friends for Fun, Safety, and Knowledge www.gwrra.org Chapter Directors 2011 Couple of the Year Rick and Joy Hebner 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/ Region D Couple of the Year: Linda and Rudy Copeland Michigan District Directors: Bob and Kim Scott 989-429-9144 www.gwrra-mi. Region D www.gwrra-regiond.org Michigan www.gwrra-mi.org Rider Educators 2014 Couple of the Year Len & Connie Meisel Chapter V 2015 Couple of the Year Mona & Mac McCaulley District Couple of the Year: Congratulations Chapter V !!! 2013 District Chapter of the Year Chapter V Staff and Team members Chapter Directors Rider Educators Rick & Joy Hebner Phone: 989-667-5752 Email: [email protected] Len & Connie Meisel Phone: 989-695-4842 Email: [email protected] Newsletter Editors George & Dianne Williams Email: [email protected] 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] 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] Pam Coughlin Phone: 989-842-3446 (home) Phone: 989-573-4175 (cell) Email: [email protected] Brag Book Assistant Member Enhancement Colleen Badour Phone: 989-894-4180 Email: [email protected] Dennis Lange Email: [email protected] ScootinвЂ™ Along with CD Rick Happy November! What happened to October?!! We had a lot of fun this last month at the Anniversary parties for both Y and F-2. The first one was Chapter Y - they had some fun games and you need to ask Max Clinger (AKA Glenn Wagner), вЂњHow much does a triple layer cake costвЂќ? They had a cake auction to raise money for the food pantry. Their Chapter matched the money that was raised. It was a lot of fun to be part of and watch. The second one was Chapter F-2; they had their famous вЂњLetвЂ™s make a DealвЂќ. It sure was funny to watch what some people gave up to pick a door. A few of them really got a zonk, but most received some very nice prizes. It was a fun night. We had a color ride that was led by Kim. I understand it was a nice ride that just started out a вЂњlittle coolвЂќ (okay, cold) at the start. We also had our first card party November 1st - thanks to the AllenвЂ™s for opening their home. We had several people that came out and at least for one, it was their first card party. It was a fun time. There was even a new card game that some played; it sounded like they were having a great time. The December card party will be on Saturday, December 13 at our house, 4348 Regan Rd, Bay City at 6pm. This will also be our Christmas party. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a new, wrapped gift with a value of at least $10 marked woman or man. We have two вЂњMeet and EatsвЂќ coming up in November. Keep an eye on the calendar for dates and times. I know some of you are looking at putting your bikes up for the winter and some just go south. No matter the case, the fun will not end with the end of the riding season. I know we are about to enter the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. Some will be spending time with families at home and traveling. No matter the category you may fit in, please take some time to give thanks for all that we have. Until next time, come out and have fun. Rick Hebner, CD Chapter V Sincere appreciation from Chapter V We offer our sincere appreciation to former ACDs Jim and Cindy Pozenel and George and Dianne Williams for the many hours of dedicated service they gave to Chapter V during their tenure as: ACDs, Ride Coordinator, Viking Treasure Coordinator, former Treasurer and Newsletter Editors (George and Dianne are continuing the Newsletter through December). A Chapter only runs well through the dedication of its members! Thank you so much again! 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 TOPIC: End of Season Cycle Maintenance Whether the riding season in your area lasts only four or five months, or as long as ten months, most of us will let our motorcycles remain unridden for a long enough period of time that it is best to prepare it for a season of rest. November typically brings weather throughout the northern tier of states that is not very good for motor-cycling. Most parts of this great country of ours experience two or more months of weather that is not considered part of the riding season. The air temperature alone gets cold enough to cause hypothermia without adding the wind chill from sitting atop a motorcycle while blasting down the road at legal speeds вЂ“ even at 45 mph. And many areas will have snow on the ground before the month is out. Some of you may be cold-blooded enough to prolong the season a few extra weeks, but for most, there is a period each year when your motorcycle becomes a lonesome friend sitting quietly in the garage. Before you park it for a season of inactivity, this is a great time to get your end of season maintenance done. It is recommended that you change the oil and oil filter to remove contaminants вЂ“ dirt, deposits, ac-ids and moisture вЂ“ that can lead to corrosion inside the engine. Other fluid levels should be checked for proper level. If the fluids are due for replacement based on miles ridden since the last change (check your manual and service history), this is a good time to do that and any other maintenance tasks that you may have been putting off. Your mechanic likely is not very busy at this time of year. He (she) would probably appreciate your visit, too! And you know your bike will be better for it. Then when spring comes next year (it is not that far off, after all!), youвЂ™ll be ready to go without a visit to the mechanic before planning your next big ride. After you get it back from your mechanic, fill the gas tank and add the appropriate amount of fuel stabilizer (such as Stabil) before parking your Wing. Wash and wax the bike and inflate the tires. The battery should be disconnected from the motorcycle (negative terminal first) and trickle charged at least every 30 days, per your Gold Wing OwnerвЂ™s Manual. (Refer to your battery charger manual for more charging details.) Take good care of your Wing, and your Wing will take good care of you! Ride Smart & Be Safe! Modified for use Bruce & Melissa Thayer Former MI Asst. District Rider Educators [email protected] Leonard Meisel Rider Ed Chapter V 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 Visit us at ChapterV.net Chapter that has the most FUN!! Chapter V Monthly Snapshot вЂ“ November 2014 Remember to check the calendars of the other Chapters in our areas for events you may be interested in attending in addition to those below. Fall Officer Meeting When - Sat, November 8, 9am вЂ“ 4pm Where - Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center, 2470 Old Bridge Rd, Bay City, MI Anyone interested in learning more about GWRRA Michigan District is welcome to attend Chapter V - Meet and Eat When - Sun, November 9, 4:30pm вЂ“ 6:30pm Where - To be announced (watch weekly events) Description - We will be eating at various venues throughout the Tri-City area during the winter months. "Meet and Eat". Drive or ride. V Team Meeting When - Mon, November 10, 6pm вЂ“ 8pm Where - Krysiak's, 1605 Michigan Ave, Bay City MI 48708 Description - Dinner at 6pm followed by meeting at 7pm. This is the 5th of 6 meetings at Krysiak's. Happy VeteranвЂ™s Day to our Chapter V members (and their family members/friends) who are serving or have served in our military. Thank you so very much for your service! Happy Birthday to Dick Arthur When - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 Happy Birthday to Kathy Gunther When - Monday, Nov 17, 2014 V - Annual Thanksgiving Dinner When - Wed, November 19, 6:00pm вЂ“ 8:30pm Where - Chapter V Monthly Gathering - 150 Park St, Memorial Park Building, Freeland MI Description - Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:00pm (please note time change!). The Chapter will provide the meat. Please bring a dish to pass, and non-expired non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Happy Anniversary to Bill (Winemaker) & Elaine Boehm When - Friday, Nov 21, 2014 Chapter V Monthly Snapshot вЂ“ November 2014, continued Chapter V - Meet and Eat When - Sun, November 23, 4:30pm вЂ“ 6:30pm Where - To be announced (watch weekly events) Description - We will be eating at various venues throughout the Tri-City area during the winter months. "Meet and Eat". Drive or ride. Happy Anniversary to John & Diana Holmes When - Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 Happy Birthday Dave LaBrenz When - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 Thursday, November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Anniversary to Lenny and Connie Meisel When - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 Happy Anniversary to Dave & Carolyn Frazer When - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 Now this is the way to haul!!! Thank you to all of our advertisers. 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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. November 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. 11/1 Otto Schunemann 11/11 Dick Arthur 11/17 Kathy Gunther 11/26 David Labrenz During the months of Nov. and Dec. dinner gatherings are held. Dinner at 6PM & the November Anniversaries meeting at 7PM. Team meetings are generally the 2nd Monday of each month, dinner 6PM followed by meetings at 7PM. 11/21 11/23 11/30 11/30 Bill and Elaine Boehm John and Diana Holmes Leonard and Connie Meisel Dave and Carol Frazier GWRRA-Region D- Michigan- Chapter V Chapter Directors Rick and Joy Hebner 4348 Regan Rd Bay City, MI 48706 [email protected] Chapter V's 2015 Couple of the Year Mona and Mac McCaulley.